Visiting Mexico

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Mexico is undoubtedly one of those magical places that just by knowing them once, we realize that we will never forget them and in this article we will talk about two of my favorite destinations, which although I have loved them very much, I would like to share with you, how fascinating Mexico is.

San Jose and Cabo San Lucas: a trip to Los Cabos, Baja California

The nature of the narrow peninsula of Baja California (Mexico), between the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, gives us beautiful landscapes, mixing the desert sand with the beach, turquoise water and high mountains. And to enjoy the sea, there is no better destination than Los Cabos, at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Approaching to Los Cabos

San Jose is a perfect place to visit the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Los Cabos International Airport offers multiple connections to major Mexican cities and direct flights to the United States and Canada at very affordable prices, which thousands of tourists take advantage of every year to take a few days off from their cold winter months. By the way, in San José the hottest months are from June to October, while the rest of the year, from November to May, the temperatures are more pleasant. Especially in the months of February and March, which are preferred by foreign tourists and therefore the busiest months.

Public transportation in San Jose is acceptable, with frequent buses to Cabo San Lucas along the Corredor Turistico, the coastal road that runs through the area of Los Cabos and its beautiful beaches. There are also tourists who stay more days and prefer to rent their own car. The easiest way is use Car Rental Cabo San Lucas with City Car Rental to explore each of the beaches more calmly.

And what is this about the San Jose estuary or estuary? 

In a region so dry, where the desert dunes end up in beaches, there is a contrast to the existence of this true oasis. It’s surprising that so close to the urban center of San José there is a protected natural area of these characteristics, which before the arrival of the Spanish gave sustenance to groups of indigenous Pericúes. The fresh water of the San José River descends from the mountains of Baja California and here it mixes with the salt water of the Sea of Cortez. The result is fertile land and a rich ecosystem that is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

The city of San Jose del Cabo extends inland from its central plaza, about two kilometers from the coast. From there, to the north, there are more popular neighborhoods and areas and to the south, the Hotel Zone, with golf courses and hotel complexes that reach.

Straight to the Caribbean: Playa del Carmen Mexico

There are several alternatives for tours dedicated to living adventures and ecotourism experiences in the framework of a vacation in Playa del Carmen and its surroundings. These tours are recommended for those who like extreme sports, and also to be enjoyed in the company of family and especially the small travelers. In Cancun, a tourist destination located near Playa del Carmen, there is a formidable zip line, recognized as one of the largest in Latin America; in addition, you can develop enjoyable mountain bike tours, cross the jungle in powerful 4X4 vehicles or explore mysterious cenotes diving.

For those who have decided to spend their vacations in tourist destinations such as Playa del Carmen, Cancun and the Riviera Maya, there are several tours designed exclusively for the adventurous and extreme entertainment in the Yucatan Peninsula, also a great option to take into account is to use a transportation from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen.

As a start, it is convenient to visit the famous ecotourism parks that are located in this area of the Mexican Caribbean. Perhaps the best of them, because of its size and attractions, is Xcaret, a beautiful ecotourism fun center with beautiful coastal landscapes, underground rivers, Mayan archaeological areas, numerous varieties of animals and plants in the region and much more. Other equally exciting recreational areas that can be known as complementary tours to a vacation in Playa del Carmen, are El Garrafon, Xplor, Rio Secreto and Xel-Ha.

It is important to emphasize how pleasant a certain experience of approaching wildlife can be, which can be lived during a trip to Playa del Carmen and nearby places. We refer to the experience of swimming with dolphins. Children from three years old on, are already able to have this valuable experience of eco diversity and wild empathy. There are many places in the region where Playa del Carmen is located that offer the opportunity to swim with dolphins and this is something that should be taken advantage of by all travelers.

Other points of interest, related to adventure tourism and ecotourism in Playa del Carmen, are the ecological reserves and protected areas that are located in the Mexican Caribbean area. Such places are authentic wildlife refuges, where visitors can observe in exciting circumstances, fascinating species such as flamingos, monkeys, crocodiles, turtles and many other animals.

But also, by enjoying walks through all these beautiful natural areas near Playa del Carmen, travelers have the possibility to practice different recreational activities, such as kayaking, rafting, diving, snorkeling, trekking or camping.

 

The best hotels to stay during your next trip to the Riviera Maya

In the Riviera Maya, you can find an infinite list of hotels if you search via the internet; however, in this article, we want to inform you about the best options that most tourists have.

Either because of the quality of service they offer or for the low rates, they have become the favorites of tourists.

The best thing is to look for hotels that have all the services included, so you don’t have to go out. However, there is a great variety which is beautiful and worth staying.

Without further ado, we offer a brief list of the best hotels to consider on your next visit to the Riviera Maya!

Hotel Xcaret México

We opened with a significant impact on our list, and the Xcaret Hotel is one of the most popular among tourists internationally, this all-inclusive hotel not only has a beautiful design and an excellent atmosphere.

It also gives you unlimited access to all the Xcaret family parks such as Xplor, Xenses, Xel-Ha, Xavage, Xochimilco as well as tours to Xichen and Xenotes. 

To be able to move to these parks, the most recommendable thing would be to do a car rental Cancun Airport by City Car Rental, this to move with more freedom to the park that interests you most.

The restaurant offers incredible dishes that will make you remember or learn more about Mexico’s cultural heritage, definitely a place full of history and magic at the same time.

Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa 

With a fresh Spanish colonial touch, the Grand Palladium Resort & Spa is one of the favorite hotels for national tourism, because here you can have access to different amenities and is excellently located.

The spacious and comfortable rooms that this resort has to make it a great option to travel with a group of friends for a fun trip.

Besides having incredible activities to do during your stay in this beautiful Resort, within which is kayaking in the beach area to which this hotel has access.

To make the most of your time here, we recommend hiring a Cancun shuttle transportation so that you don’t have any inconveniences and arrive in time for your check-in.

Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda

Our last recommendation is located in Playa del Carmen; the Paradisus is one of the best hotels in the Riviera Maya, the ideal place to take your family on a relaxing family vacation.

Although this hotel is made to be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful climate of Playa del Carmen and its incredible sunsets by the pool or the beach, many of the tourists who come here prefer to do activities outside the hotel.

For this reason many choose to hire a car in Playa del Carmen, to be able to move more quickly to different attractions of the city such as The Fifth Avenue or the famous “Parque de Los Fundadores”.

China Tells Tourists to Stay Home

China announced the temporary closure of most touristic attractions in the country, as the government launches an aggressive plan to contain and defeat the coronavirus before summer.

According to China travel experts, most of scenic spots are closed in China to prevent the virus from spreading. The annual holiday has been extended to February 9th, and tourists, both local and foreign, are encouraged to stay home and avoid crowded places. It would be an unwise decision to travel to China for tourism these days given that the virus still hasn’t been fully contained and the tourist hotspots are closed anyways. The experts suggest tourists wait at least 2-3 months before booking a China tour or trip.

The coronavirus has already caused a substantial impact on the tourism sector of countries popular among Chinese tourists such as Japan, Australia and Thailand as Chinese tourists have been urged by their government to stay home. The virus is also impacting the local Chinese tourism sector as some of the most popular tourist attractions like the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, the Potala Palace and many others are now closed. Several countries are also ordering their airlines to halt flights to China, in an effort to minimize the chances of the virus making it to their lands.

Chinese government announced the deployment of 52 medical teams and over 6,000 doctors and nurses to Wuhan to help fight with the virus and care for the infected people. Chinese government is making every effort to develop the vaccine to fight against the virus. China has a rich experience in this matter since the SARS outbreak back in 2003.

Via ETurbo News

5 Best Places to Visit in UAE

The following is a guest post. All opinions are those of the author.

United Arab Emirates, also known as Emirates, Abu Dhabi is its capital city. UAE is located at Western Asia at the northeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf. UAE is surrounded by Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south and west, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north. Its official currency is dirham which is equal to $0.27 US dollar. 

In this article, we are presenting 5 best places to visit in UAE which you can add in your travel list so that once you get chance to travel to UAE, you can also enjoy. Let’s start with first –

  1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai city of UAE has been the tallest structure and building in the world since its topping out in 2009. It has total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m. It is a skyscraper in Dubai, UAE. It has more than 160 stories and holds the following records: Tallest building in the world, Tallest free-standing structure in the world, Highest number of stories in the world. 

  1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, Abu Dhabi

It is the largest mosque in the UAE and key place of worship for daily, Friday and Eid prayers. On Eid, the ratio of visiting is more than 41000 people. It is also free to enter as you don’t need tickets. Saturday-Thursday from 9am to 10pm are General visiting times and the mosque is closed on Friday mornings for tourists (but open to worshippers). It reopens for tourists after 4.30pm. It is one of the most beautiful chief holy place to make visit in UAE Capital City Abu Dhabi.

  1. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

It is one of the most famous luxury five star hotel in Abu Dhabi which operated by Mandarin Oriental as of 1 January 2020. In this luxury hotel, Admission is free, but you will be only able to access lobbies and exhibitions. The gardens, private beach (photo) and the rooms, yet beautiful and breathtaking, are only reserved for hotel guests. 

  1. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

It is an Island for multi-purpose leisure, shopping and entertainment. There are many wonderful places such as Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Yas Mall, Yas Beach, Yas Marina, Du Arena, The Fountains, Captain Tony’s, Yas Links and etcetera. 

  1. Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain

This is a mountain region which is quite popular for hiking and picnics.

 

Jaipur Family Trip for 3 Days

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If we are looking for a family holiday and want to share moment with our loved ones then Jaipur Tour Packages best for you. We always choose an exciting and pleasant location. Jaipur–The pink town is very famous for visitors exploring the town and having the finest lives experience. Besides that, when they start their trip, Jaipur draws the most visitors and gives them the luxurious and holy impression.

For every trip you want to select an appropriate time according to the place you are visiting and prepare the itinerary for the places you are going to witness in the city. For the city like Jaipur 3 days tour is sufficient which covers all the places includes in the Jaipur tour package. We bring you the perfect itinerary for 3 days in this blog which you will spend with your family.

This 3-day itinerary for Jaipur covers best places to visit in Jaipur. So, read on and start short listing the things to do in Jaipur.

Day 1- Jaipur family trip

Start your Jaipur Itinerary first day with a visit to Kota Kachori. Trying Pyaz (Onion) Kachori is one of Jaipur’s finest locations. Head to Hawa Mahal after savoring throat smelling Kachori. Hawa Mahal’s literal significance is “Palace of Winds!” The architecture is intended to allow continuous circulation of the cold wind in the palace. The countless tiny lights make this lovely historic monument sound very distinct.

Next, to explore the historic features, this Jaipur itinerary would bring you to City Palace, Jaipur. This location will assist you to understand the magnificence of the imperial culture that once shone in Jaipur! However, because of restrictions in photography, you won’t be allowed to catch much of the grandiose on celluloid.

You can tour Jantar Mantar once you’ve visited the city palace. Your periodic historic landmark is not Jantar Mantar now. It’s very academic. This appeal in Jaipur shows to explore astronomy the old science tools. Therefore, before traveling, I suggest learning a little about this.

Day 2- itinerary for family trip

Start your 2nd day of Jaipur tour at Rawat Mishthan Bhandar with breakfast. Tongue-smacking Kachori is going to be a ideal place to begin Day 2 with some flavored milk products. You can tour all three lovely locations to explore in Jaipur after breakfast.

Begin the day with the fort Amer. Also known as the Amber fort. This fort provides lovely opinions to admire and lovely architecture. The Amer fort is without a doubt one of India’s best castles and a must attend Jaipur resort to be included in the Jaipur itinerary.

Next, you can tour the nearby Jaigarh Fort. It is situated on a mountain literally called “Eagles Hill.”  This masterpiece of architecture offers a wonderful perspective of the town of Jaipur. The Jaivana rocket is the greatest appeal here. It is the largest motorized cannon ever produced in the world.

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Day 3- Jaipur 3 day trip

Have a great dinner at Kanha Sweets or Bombay Mishthan Bhandar before you start your journey. Explore the remains and think the grandeur of this destroyed castle once you enter Bhangarh palace. 

Next, you can tour the temple of Birla, also called the temple of Laxminaraya in Rajasthan tour package. This temple is a wonder of architecture. You’ll be surprised by the complex sculptures. The temple offers an aura that is very peaceful and quiet.

Why Thailand’s Beautiful Hua Hin Resort is The Number One Team Building Destination

If you’ve ever been to Thailand, you may have made tracks to the laid-back beach resort town of Hua Hin. Known as a quick escape for those fleeing city life in Bangkok, Hua Hin has recently become a premier Teamxl Thailand team building destination. Hua Hin is ideal to visit whether as a tourist or for companies who want their employees to unlock the benefits of team building activities here.

What’s to See?

There’s a whole range of places to see in the area, including:

Phraya Nakhon Cave

Within a 45 minute drive from southern Hua Hin is the stunning Phraya Nakhon Cave in the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. What makes this mystical place truly special is the gold and green Kuha Kharuehat temple hidden inside the second cave. Built in 1890, it’s beautifully lit by rays of sunlight that pour in from the cave’s ceiling. The pavilion stands on a hill surrounded by trees and vegetation, and if you or your team happen to be the only visitors, the unusual silence just adds to the spectacle before you. The temple was built especially for the visit of King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V). Thailand’s present King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) has also visited.

The journey there is not for the faint-hearted, however. Drive to the small village of Bang Pu, and then hire a boat round the coast to Laem Sala beach. On arrival, there’s a climb of 430 meters over steep, uneven stones until you start to descend into the first cave.

Monkey Mountain

Another popular location, whether you’re a traveler, or going with colleagues, is Son Tra, or Monkey Mountain. It stands 272 meters above Hua Hin. Its name comes from the numbers of macaque monkeys leaping from tree to tree. The spot is also host to a 20-meter Buddha overlooking the ocean. 

If you’re up for four hours of hiking from Bai Bac beach through jungle trails to the mountain summit, you may be rewarded with sights of rare species, including rhesus and long-tailed macaques, and red-shanked douc langurs.

Pala-U Waterfalls

One of the highest in Thailand, the Pala-U waterfalls are located within a 1000-year old forest in Kaeng Krachan National Park. The spot is approximately an hour’s drive from Hua Hin. 

A relaxing, peaceful location set within a region of pineapple plantations, it’s known for its many butterfly species. You may even be lucky enough to see wild elephants emerging from the jungle, who then may block the road.

What’s in it for Companies?

With beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and wildlife, Hua Hin has plenty to offer organizations who’d like their employees to bond in relaxed surroundings. People can choose from a range of activities that are focused on a common goal. 

For example, the Community Kitchen activity offered by Team XL is a chance to cook a nutritious meal for the area’s homeless and hungry. Other activities include the Bike Factory, where your company’s team build a whole bike. Recipients are children from registered charities, who are presented with their gifts by the team.

Why Everybody Wins

Attending team-building activities in areas such as Hua Hin gives employees the chance to learn from each other and forge stronger bonds but in a more relaxed environment. People can learn all-important skills such as leadership, better communication, delegation, and collaboration – while focused on a fun, potentially worthwhile activity. 

Plus, by contributing to Thailand’s local economies and promoting responsible tourism, you are putting their policies of corporate social governance into action in a way that can benefit all involved.

 

Where to go on vacation with kids

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3 reasons why all-inclusive is the way to go when travelling with kids

Travelling and experiencing new adventures as a family is exciting. Choosing where to go might be a different story though, as there are many places not suitable for when you travel with children. 

That’s why you should always choose destinations and places that are family friendly. One such example is for instance Punta Cana family resorts, which offers a wide range of possibilities for the most fun family vacation without compromising on quality or location. It really is possible to have it all!

Kids love the Caribbean too

The Caribbean is a wonderful destination to travel to at any time of the year and it is an experience you definitely should treat yourself too. Bring the family and create new memories together. There is something for everyone and you won’t be disappointed. 

The location of this wonderful place means that you have the proximity of the ocean, as well as exciting surroundings to explore. However, there are certain advantages to travel to all-inclusive resorts instead, letting someone else do all the worry about planning, effectively leaving you to do nothing but relax. Spending time with your family while on vacation has never been more fun.  Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana  instance is a great example of a perfect Caribbean stay where everyone will have a great time. 

3 reasons for choosing all-inclusive when visiting the Caribbean with your family

  1.  The resorts are tailor-made for kids – Often when traveling to new destinations with your kids there is a lot to take into consideration. Everything needs to be thought through in order to make it the best experience possible. The good thing about family-friendly resorts is that they are quiet places where everything is already been taken care of, so you can enjoy your vacation time without worries.

    All-inclusive family friendly resorts such as the ones mentioned here have already made sure that you and your kids will have plenty to do as well as made sure you don’t have to worry about your kids being safe. 

    2. Almost to many activities to choose from – there are kids clubs in castles, organized games, music contests as well as swimming pools and water parks. Not to mention that there is an entire ocean nearby as well. There are almost too much too choose from with family services included. 

    3. The comfort of all-inclusive also include kids’ friendly food alternatives – delicious food is something that is a huge part of any vacation. The excitement of trying new adventurous cuisine alternatives shouldn’t be limited to only the grown up part of the family, it should include the kids as well. 

    At all-inclusive family resorts you will have the opportunity to choose from kids inspired meals as well as all the ice cream you can eat. It will definitely be something to remember. 

Bring your family to the Caribbean and opt for an all-inclusive family friendly stay

Choose to bring your family to an all-inclusive family friendly resort in the Caribbean for your next vacation. It will be the most fun and relaxing experience you will ever have. Everyone will be able to enjoy the family vacation on their own terms as well as indulging in their favourite past times. It really is perfect for everyone! 

12 Best Beaches – one for every month of the year

There’s a beach resort for everyone: from Latin America’s breathtaking beaches to the gorgeous UK shore, to the best beach in the Mediterranean, and then to a paradise on the Pacific Island.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua may be a little obscure as a holiday destination but it’s soaking in sunlight at this time of year and you could be on their beaches too. There’s too cool the river here. There are many great eateries you will experience the most relaxing sunset from. And after sunset, there’s a fun atmosphere to appreciate from a noisy nightlife.

Praia de Lopes Mendes, Ilha Grande, Brazil

Driving to the beach is quite an endeavor, but worth the effort–you have to travel thickly through the Caribbean woods of colibris, insects, exotic flowers and waterfalls streaming everywhere with pygmy and holiness monkeys. The Lopes Mendes beach is beautiful, with sand as pure and as fluffy as rice.

Oxwich Bay, Gower Peninsula, Wales, UK

You have to search for our prettiest beach in Britain in Wales. Soft, sandy Oxwich Bay, surrounded by woods and overshadowed by Penrice Castle, could come straight from a novel about Enid Blyton. Oxwich is a perfect place for safe swimming in summer with its Arcadian elegance, a walk on the sand or by the nature reserve, with its huge amount of flowering plant species.

Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece

Just like the rest of the island, Super Paradise is nihilistic, funky and tolerant of foreign cultures making it a mecca for gay travelers. The town of Mykonos has traditional tavernas, designer boutiques and attracts world-famous DJs, making it one of the Med’s top club locations.

One Foot Island, Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands

One Foot Island, propped with giant banyan and frangipani trees, fulfills even the wildest of tropical island dreams. Bring a bottle of champagne and a picnic blanket, because this is the perfect place for lovemaking.

Guludo Beach, Quirimbas Peninsula, Mozambique

Possibly Africa’s most beautiful beach – Guludo beach enchants: fine, white sand gobbled by the Indian Ocean and speckled with wild African bushes. This is a true, barefoot paradise where you can snorkel the reef and watch whales from the bump back. If you get in any kind of trouble, you can get care from Intermountain Medical Imaging

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Seventy-three other islands are waiting to be discovered, some deserted and ideal for a very affectionate sunny day. Base yourself on the continent with massage, yoga, meditation and organic meals at Airlie Beach Organic B&B. They sell original art and crafts made by people from local Ngaro and Gia.

Kovalam Beach, Kerala, India

Seventy-three other islands are pending exploration, others abandoned and suitable for a much-known southern paradise, Kovalam is undoubtedly India’s best beach. This coconut-forested, oblong-shaped beach is full of character, with freshly painted boats in the center of the Vizhinjam mosque at the northern end.

White Island, Camiguin, the Philippines

Tiny, pear-shaped and popular as the Island Born of Fire, Camiguin is host to the stunning White Island reef, a Tippex white big lake with visibility of two volcanoes, Mt Hibok-Hibok and Mt Vulcan.

Isla Espiritu Santo, Sea of Cortez, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Uninhabited, absurdly stunning Espiritu Santo is the jewel in the crown: the water is so turquoise it is like floating in a glass of Curaçao. Once offshore you’ll find white sand wedding cake, nail-varnish pink metamorphic rocks, yellow butterfly clouds, and strange and old boojum trees.

Eilat, Israel

The Red Sea is known for deep-sea diving, scuba diving, and dolphin swimming. Romantics will rest in candle-lit spas while the youth and the young at heart enjoy the nightlife varying from tented discotheques to live band-bars.

Playa Flamenco, Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra, also known as Snake Territory, has been used as a pirate base for more than three decades and is seventeen miles east of Puerto Rico.