Azul Fives Drone Video

Found another drone video of a Riviera Maya resort, this time it’s Azul Fives by Karisma.  Since this video was published Jan. 2015, it doesn’t have some of the newer renovations, but it gives a good bird’s eye view of the overall resort.  Take a look!

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Dreams Playa Mujeres to Add Dolphin Interaction Summer 2017

The new Dreams resort, Dreams Playa Mujeres, has just announced that they will be adding an interactive dolphin program to the resort in the summer of 2017.  For those of you who have objections to this type of program, it is important to know this prior to booking.  Just a heads up.

VIP Fleet Added to Compete With Uber

Cancun’s Union of Taxi Drivers has started their own private transportation service called VIP Fleet.  It is meant to compete with Uber which recently began services in the Cancun area.  VIP Fleet will be using digitally metered vehicles and will be charging by time and distance rather than mileage or artificially inflated rates.  A “user fee” of 15 pesos will automatically be added to every fare.  All vehicles used are 5 yrs. old or less, have A/C, and are supposedly in excellent condition.

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Allegro Playacar Open But Continues Renovations

Despite its reopening, Barcelo’s Allegro Playacar appears to still be working on its renovations.  These renovations are scheduled to continue to at least Dec. 15, 2016, and include the following: Continue reading

Dreams Playa Mujeres Opens As Scheduled

The wait is over for the new Dreams resort in Playa Mujeres–it officially opened as scheduled on Nov. 30, 2016.  While additional information is still trickling in, it appears that many amenities are fully functional, but not all (as more information comes in I will post it here).  Here are some initial pics of the various areas of the resort; check out the Dreams Playa Mujeres Facebook page, or go to Kristin Shadi’s Facebook page (the Vacation Couple who cover luxury resorts for Escapes.ca–most of these pics are from their visit).

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Riu Palace Las Americas New Renovation Additions

Riu’s most recent $12 million dollar renovation in the latter part of 2016 has brought about many changes to their Cancun signature resort (Riu Palace Las Americas)–some guests will like them, some will not.  Here is a list of what Riu has done with their $12 million: Continue reading

Dreams Playa Mujeres Changes Resort Rules

Since I will be going to this resort in Feb. I have been following them on social media and learned that the resort will now be allowing everyone to use the beachfront infinity pool (which had been adults-only); they are also thinking of allowing everyone to use the lazy river (which I believe would have been a policing nightmare) so hold off on that upgrade if that’s the only reason you are feeling the need to upgrade–it may not be necessary.

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