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Boi-Bumbá, the Fab Festival of Brazil's Amazon



In the heart of Brazilian Amazonia is Manaus, the gateway to Amazonia, a huge swath of over 4,000 square kilometers, covering nine Brazilian states and home to most of the nearly 210 indigenous tribes in the country.



Manaus is a perfect destination for those who are fond of ecotourism, thanks to its many natural parks and…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on June 29, 2018 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Swimming (Safely) Among Jellyfish in Palau

There is a place where you can swim among jellyfish. It is a somewhat magical place of crystal clear waters, surrounded by lush vegetation and located in Micronesia: Jellyfish Lake. This incredible place is in Palau, a country made up of around 200 populated Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The lake was formed thousands of years ago when…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on June 14, 2017 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Micheladas: Mexico's Spicy Beer Cocktails

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The michelada
 became popular in Mexico during the 1940s, when people started to mix beer and spicy hot sauces. There are two versions to explain the origin of its name: one attributes it to Michel Ésper, who was said to have invented the drink at the bar of a sports club in San Luis Potosí; time went by and the invention…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 23, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

Some of Mexico's Gnarliest Waves Are in Sayulita



Sayulita, a charming little town on the Riviera Nayarit north of Puerto Vallarta,
 is a beach fit for adventurers. Age doesn’t matter, and you can come along with your family, your partner or with friends. The hallmark of visitors to Sayulita is their willingness to embark on new experiences, ranging from taking surf…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 13, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Bulgaria's Lovely Ancient City Nessebar



The old city of Nessebar is one of the great jewels of Bulgaria. It was built on a small peninsula (actually it was an island that is artificially connected to the mainland by a…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on May 3, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

5 Tips For Better Travel Photos



Are you no good at all at taking pictures, especially when travelling? Do you come back from a trip all excited about the pictures you took but when you show them they are far from what you expected? Don’t worry, it’s something very common, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to settle for just anything,…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on April 23, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

6 Havana Restaurants Worth Trying



If you are lucky enough to visit the striking Cuban capital Havana, we’d like to recommend a few nice places where you can have lunch or dinner:

Paladar El Rincón de Elegguá



Here you will find many chicken, pork or fish-based dishes. It is a very well located restaurant, which might make…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on April 12, 2017 at 8:11am — No Comments

6 Musts on the Greek Island of Crete





Crete 
is one of the 600 islands of Greece and one of the largest and most visited by tourists. In order not to get lost with all the variety of places you can visit, here goes a list of essentials, those that you cannot leave Crete without having visited them. Then if you have any time left over you can see other things,…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on April 2, 2017 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Swimming & Diving Among Giant Sea Turtles in Akumal, Mexico

Located 120 kilometers south of Cancun, Akumal is a place of virgin beaches with crystal clear water, natural areas and hundreds of turtles that thrive in this area, protected by national authorities. Akumal is one of the calmest places on the Mayan Riviera, 37 km from the Riviera's main city, Playa del…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on March 22, 2017 at 10:01am — No Comments

The Coasts of Morocco



The extensive coastline of Morocco offers a great variety of options along their 3,500 kilometers. It’s hard to choose among its many beaches, because you’ll always have to leave out something. It has beaches washed by the waters of the Atlantic and many others facing the Mediterranean, beaches suited for families and modern ones with a chill out…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on March 12, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Brazil's 'Friars' Island'





Ilha dos Frades
 is an island named after a pair Franciscan friars, the sole survivors of a nearby shipwreck. A mere six kilometers long, this island shaped like a star with fifteen tips has all the ingredients of a perfect tropical paradise. Ilha dos Frades (Island of the…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on March 2, 2017 at 7:16am — No Comments

The Astonishing Hassan II Mosque of Casablanca, Morocco



Named after Morocco's late king, the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, is the tallest temple in the world (after Mecca, of course) and also one of the finest. Built over the sea, it rises up 200 meters and spans a total area of 30,000 square miles with room enough for 90,000 worshippers.

It is impressive not only for…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on February 18, 2017 at 6:16am — No Comments

An Introduction to the Savory Cuisine of Morocco

Moroccan cuisine is a mixture of influences from a number of different cultures such as the Berbers, the Moors, the Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa, although it has its own personality as it never underwent Turkish influence, unlike other countries in the Maghreb.

Moroccan cuisine is one of the most sensual in…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on January 29, 2017 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Theme Park, Dominican-Style: Welcome to Punta Cana's Manatí Park



If you are thinking about spending a nice vacation in the Dominican Republic, there is a place you have to visit, especially if you’re traveling with children: the fabulous Manatí Park in Bávaro, part of the Punta Cana resort area. It is a huge park with many games and shows throughout…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on January 19, 2017 at 9:14am — No Comments

Memorable New Year's Eves in Brazil





For many in Brazil, the New Year in Brazil is closely linked to the sea. While many of us in the northern hemisphere celebrate New Year’s Eve warmly clad to shelter ourselves from the cold, Brazil chooses its beaches as the most emblematic place to commemorate this festivity. Every city and every region have their own way of celebrating it but the…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on December 31, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Boavista - West Africa's Isle of Turtles, Beaches & Dunes



Cape Verde
 is an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean that thanks to its climate, beaches and landscapes is becoming a first-rate tourist destination.

Boavista is the largest island of the Cape Verde archipelago, originally colonised by Portugal off the coast of Senegal. It is one of the Windward…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on December 19, 2016 at 8:29am — No Comments

Sweet Surfing in Essaouira, Morocco



The historic, atmospheric city of Essaouira
, on Morocco's Atlantic coast west of Marrakesh, is fronted by 10 kilometres of white sand swept by the trade winds that are so coveted by kite surfers and windsurfers. These winds, known locally as Chergui, are ideal for…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 29, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Salvador, Brazil's Cool São Joaquim Market

BRA_El mercado popular de la Feira de São Joaquim



When visiting the boisterous city of Salvador da Bahia, besides walking through the Pelourinho district, visiting the monuments and churches of the historical quarter and indulging in the street festivities, you should set aside an hour or two for the largest popular market in the city: the Feira de São…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 15, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Browsing the Bazaars of Morocco

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 3, 2016 at 5:03am — No Comments

Nightlife on Mexico's Riviera Maya



The Mayan Riviera, right in the Mexican Caribbean, is not only to be enjoyed during the daytime, with the huge beaches, the bright sunshine and all the water sports and parks. The Mayan Riviera has a wide variety of nightlife for the most demanding partygoers.

On the Mayan Riviera you will find small discotheques and bars in towns such…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on October 14, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

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