Friday, November 13, 2009

Entre lo MEJOR del Caribe Mexicano: The Royal

Estuve en Cancun y en Playa del Carmen recientemente. Generalmente me quedo en hoteles pequeños, pero esta vez estuve en un hotel GRANDE. Y me gustó!
Fue en The Royal Playa de Carmen, en la Riviera Maya, y en el The Royal Cancun, en la ciudad balneario del mismo nombre.
Ambos Royals están muy bien. En mi opinión, son unos de los mejores hoteles donde uno consigue tener mas amenidades y comfort por el dinero que paga. UBICACION super, buena PLAYA, además de ESPACIO, SERVICIO, AMENIDADES. Qué mas uno quiere?
Como novedad, los de Real Resorts (dueños de The Royal) han incorporado elementos creativos y útiles a su website (
a) Se puede seleccionar la habitación que uno quiere en el mismo website, al estilo de lo que tienen las aereolíneas para que uno elija el asiento deseado.
b) Se puede ver un video a la redonda sobr esa habitación y de la vista que se tiene desde el balcón de esta.
c) Por si fuera poco, el hotel mantiene una webcam en su playa, que permite tener una vista ACTUAL de lo que está sucediendo en su las 24hrs.
The Royal tiene buena comida, concierges amigables, camareros serviciales. En el Spa Azul (de Playa del Carmen) una masajista que vale todo el dinero que uno se gaste alli. Por último, la Quinta Avenida en Playa del Carmen o la Avenida de la Zona Hotelera de Cancun quedan justo en la puerta de cada hotel, por si tanto BIEN le aturde.

Links UTILES si vas al Caribe Mexicano (Cancun - Riviera Maya - Isla Mujeres - Cozumel - Costa Maya):

Si vas a Playa del Carmen, NO DEJES DE ir a comer a Yaxche (Restaurant de comida Yucateca, Calle 8 entre Avenida 5ta y Avenida 10), y a La Casa del Agua en 5ta Avenida esquina a la Calle 2, excelente en cocina italiana y mariscos. En Cancun, DEFINITIVAMENTE Porto Madero (gastrononía argentina, italiana, y sobre todo Calidad mundial), NO lejos del hotel, pero no estaría mal t0mar un taxi.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Barcelo Junior Suites Delux, Bávaro Beach (Dominican Rep)

The five-star all-inclusive Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe***** welcomes us to the clear, calm waters and pristine beaches of Playa Bavaro on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, only 20 km from Punta Cana International Airport. Ease your mind from the worries of the outside world as you spend endless days lounging on three kilometers of white sand beach while sipping your tropical beverage of choice with the crystalline ocean stretching into the horizon.

If you desire a more active vacation, choose from a wide array of onsite water sports including snorkeling around an offshore reef or venture further with an optional tour or excursion to discover the stunning palm-covered landscapes of the Dominican Republic.

The Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe, the most upscale in a 4-hotel resort complex and the only one in the area, boasts an elegant atmosphere complete with numerous convenient amenities and encourages guests to utilize the additional facilities and restaurants located in our other four hotels using our complimentary transportation services.

NEW hotels (in Punta Cana / Dominican Republic) by Barceló will be opening in Dec 2009.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Old San Juan / Puerto Rico

San Juan is known as "La Ciudad Amurallada" (the walled city). San Juan was founded in 1521. In 1508 Juan Ponce de León founded the original settlement, Caparra, now known as Pueblo Viejo, behind the almost land-locked harbor just to the west of the present metropolitan area.

A year later, the settlement was abandoned and moved to the site of what is now called Old San Juan. San Juan is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean and is the second oldest European-founded city in the Americas (after Santo Domingo, which was officially founded on August 5, 1498.)

Casa Colonial hotel (Puerto Plata / Dominican Republic)

Puerto seeks to introduce you to vacation experiences that are beyond the ordinary. Our goal is to provide you with an insider's guide to the Dominican Republic, with a special focus on Puerto Plata and the North Coast of the island. With this site as your guide you'll know the best Puerto Plata resort, beaches, golf courses, and all the local attractions.

Travelers seeking a vacation out of the ordinary can plan an amazing tropical getaway. Puerto Plata is a beautiful scenic area with picturesque beaches with a breathtaking mountain backdrop. Before leaving for your vacation, visit all the attractions online, view local events, check out the hotels & nightlife, and book customized tour

Cancun / Mexico - The Mother of the BLUE color.

Cancun is the ultimate vacation and resort destination whether your idea of a good time is surfing, kayaking, fishing and swimming or just laying in the tropical sun. On the lagoon side, there is an abundance of water sports equipment for rental for one day or an entire vacation. On the Caribbean side, enjoy great swimming, surfing and sunbathing.For divers and snorkelers, Cancun is a paradise. The crystal-blue Caribbean waters hold an abundance of underwater wildlife, and most of the resorts have trainers who can show you which end of the fin to flap and how to handle the equipment.

Want to taste the Caribbean nightlife? Downtown Cancun is your hot spot, with numerous world-famous bars and nightclubs that drive the night to the beat of everything from salsa and cumbia to club mixes and world sounds. Whether you want a neon and strobe-lit dance club or a quiet cigar bar or romantic hideaway, Cancun's nightlife options have you covered.