Best Romantic Destinations
November 27, 2013
There are so many wonderful romantic destinations to choose from, and everyone has their preference. Some people find a city break more romantic than a beach vacation, while others prefer to snuggle up in cooler climates by a log fire. Below are just some of the best romantic destinations.
Cozy Winter Breaks
Taking a vacation in a colder climate has its appeal and can be very intimate and cozy. For example, navigating the icy inlets of the Chilean Fjords while exploring the splendor of Patagonia is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that will give lovers memories to treasure forever.
Skiing in places like Aspen, USA, Bariloche, Argentina or St. Moritz, Switzerland also provide the setting for an intensely romantic experience, snuggled in front of a log fire by night after a hard day skiing or snowboarding.
Romantic Beach Vacations
Many people think that a honeymoon or romantic getaway should be about lying on powder-soft sands and drinking cocktails in paradise. The Caribbean and the Indian Ocean offer a host of idyllic destinations such as the Seychelles, Bahamas, Mauritius and so on.
Mexico is also renowned for a number of romantic destinations that attract honeymooners and weddings, such as Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.
Immersed in culture, art and fine dining, many people associated cities with romance, especially the traditional destinations like Paris, Rome, Venice and St Petersburg. However, there are many other cities that also have a particularly romantic vibe, although you might not consider them at first thought. Destinations such as Amsterdam, Marrakech or Buenos Aires are high on the list of popular romantic city getaways.
All Inclusive Packages in Cancun
November 13, 2013
There are many benefits from all inclusive packages in Cancun, which is why Cancun is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico for all inclusive vacations, alongside Cabo San Lucas in Baja California and Nuevo Vallarta on the Pacific Coast.
Value for Money
Firstly, all inclusive packages in Cancun are widely available at super prices. Healthy competition between excellent hotels and resorts means that you can get amazing deals, especially if you book with plenty of time. On top of which, all inclusive vacations can work out to save you money, depending on how much you would spend on food and drinks. Families find that it is a great way of economizing, especially if you can get a deal where under 12s are free or half-price.
One of the main attractions of opting for an all inclusive resort is how relaxing it is to know that you have paid for your vacation up front. All you have to do is enjoy the food and order whatever you want from the menu or buffet. It also takes away an awkwardness about the check if you are traveling with friends or family. Families don’t have to plan their day around everyone’s hunger tantrums, everyone can eat as and when they feel hungry.
Cancun is in an enviable location on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. It benefits from all the amazing features of the Caribbean combined with the depth and wonders of the Mexican culture. Moreover, all around Cancun are fascinating sites of archaeological and historical interest as the remains and pyramids of the Mayan Empire can be visited within easy reach of Cancun’s hotels.
You can be sure of quality in Cancun. It is famed for being a world class destination, and rightly so. The resorts and hotels have to live up to the reputation of the city, with competition meaning that hotels cannot afford to slack. The selection of all inclusive resorts is incredible, with many like Villa del Palmar Cancun now offering gourmet-inclusive packages to compete with local fine-dining venues.
Mexico Honeymoon Destinations
November 11, 2013
There are a number of idyllic destinations for that perfect honeymoon experience in Mexico. The weather is sunny and warm almost 365 days a year and the beaches are amongst the best in the world. If you are looking to spend some quality time with the one you love, Mexico should be your first choice.
Baja California and Sea of Cortez
In Baja California on the Sea of Cortez, honeymooners have a few options, of which Cabo San Lucas and the Islands of Loreto stand out. Cabo San Lucas offers a unique combination of desert, beach and mountains while Loreto boasts the charm of traditional Mexico including a Mission Style church that takes you back in time.
Puerto Vallarta is an amazing destination on the Pacific Ocean, protected by the Bay of Banderas, which makes its beaches a serene and beautiful experience. Honeymooners will have a host of activities to choose from (should they venture outside of their honeymoon suite!!)
The Caribbean side of Mexico is full of great destinations, of which Cancun remains the jewel in the crown. Combining the best of the Caribbean with Mexican charm, your honeymoon will be but the first of your vacations to Cancun – you will be coming back every anniversary.
The Weather in Cancun
November 2, 2013
One of the first things you think about when selecting a destination for your vacation is what the weather is going to be like. If you have chosen Cancun then there is nothing to worry about, you are almost guaranteed good weather, or at least, you would be very unlucky to have bad conditions throughout the whole time you are staying here. In fact, the climate in Cancun is considered the best in the Caribbean, owing to the high number of clear sunny days per year, which is about 250 on average.
The temperatures are hot and balmy no matter what time of year you take a vacation. Winter is very pleasant as temperatures range from 81ºF (27ºC) to 66ºF (19ºC), the lower temperatures being at night. In summer it rarely goes above 91ºF (33ºC) and fluctuates between 90ºF (32ºC) and 75ºF (24ºC), which is not too hot for families and older visitors. What is definitely a benefit is the sea temperature which only changes a few of degrees between 80ºF (26ºC) and 83ºF (28ºC). There is nothing like swimming in the sea during a winter break.
You will be very lucky with rain in Cancun too. While it could well rain while you are on vacation, it is very unlikely to spoil your break. Mostly, rain in Cancun is light to moderate and there is no strictly defined rainy season as such. It can get quite humid, which is fine while sat by a cool refreshing swimming pool or by the sea. Statistics show that Cancun experiences about 60 days of rain each year, so really it should not be a hindrance to your enjoyment.
Like any Caribbean destination, Cancun can be subject to hurricanes and storms during the hurricane season from June to November although they are not very common. You are more likely to experience the rain that comes off the tail of a hurricane further out in the Caribbean sea.
Top 5 Package Destinations in Mexico
October 29, 2013
Mexico is a great destination to get an amazing package deal to outstanding locations at low prices. For North American visitors it is particularly attractive as flights are relatively cheap and there are many major cities now offering direct flights. Mexico is also renowned for its great value all inclusive packages, which are attracting visitors from all demographics.
A long standing favorite, Puerto Vallarta offers some not-to-be-missed packages, especially during the summer months and early autumn. There are many hotels and resorts offering all inclusive deals, and a number that are moving towards all inclusive gourmet quality packages.
What makes this destination stand out is the combination of stunning palm covered mountains that flank the Pacific Ocean. The bay, where Puerto Vallarta is located is also one of the largest in the world, and creates a wonderful horizon, framing spectacular sunsets 365 days a year, no matter which hotel you choose.
Puerto Vallarta also offers guests the treat of whale watching during the winter months, which is a spectacular sight.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is popular with all ages looking for all inclusive deals. There are a number of excellent resorts with sandy beaches, although not all hotels have direct access. You will find great packages any time of the year, while spring break is particular popular as is Thanksgiving.
Besides lazing on a beach, Cabo offers loads of exciting adventure activities, such as zip-lining, ATVs, camel safaris, horseback riding and many more. It is a place where you can appreciate, desert, mountains and ocean all in one place. Honeymoon packages are also particularly favored here.
Cancun’s Caribbean location makes it one of Mexico’s most prized locations. It benefits from the natural beauty one would expect from a Caribbean beach destination with all the cultural and historical elements that mainland Mexico offers tourist.
Cancun has a package deal for everyone, whether room only, bed and breakfast, timeshare, all inclusive or vacation rentals. It really is a destination poised to make planning your vacations as stress free as possible.
Owing to its stunning natural surroundings, Cancun is a popular place for beach weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries with many different options for nuptial packages and as well as bachelor/ette getaways.
An idyllic Mexican town on the Sea of Cortez, Loreto is a quiet destination that offers some great value packages perfect for families, couples and groups of friends.
The location is small but has enough activities and tranquil distractions to ensure that your package vacation is something that you will want to repeat time and again. Loreto has a golf course, marina, boardwalk and a traditional mission church to visit in addition to the typical water sport activities and boat tours.
What is attractive about a Loreto packages is that you get excellent quality and a sophisticated experience at very reasonable prices.
Lake Juanacatlán – Sierra Lago
For those looking for a Mexico package with a difference, you might want to try out Lake Juanacatlán and Sierra Lago. This lake resort in Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains is a relaxing retreat where you can book all inclusive or room only packages, although all inclusive is highly recommended as you simply won’t want to leave the lakeside.
Here as much of the produce used in preparation of the meals is found locally or grown on the site itself. Once you arrive, it is like you have entered a haven where all you have to do is allow yourself to be pampered and contemplate the natural beauty that surrounds.
The suites are cabins with fireplaces and lake views and there are a number of activities to enjoy.