The Riu Hotel at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic belongs to the Resort on the long tropical beach next to the warm water of the Caribbean Sea. All rooms of Riu Naiboa have a Air-condition, TV, balcony or terrace and a own hot water bathroom. To the perfect white beach it´s about 250 meters through the shopping street of the high class Resort. The small booking office offer daytrips around Punta Cana and the whole country. The friendly and multilingual service will help you to find a Scuba Diving Course and other activities. Riu All Inclusive is not just a slogan; here you get food, cocktails, beverages and many other thinks like snorkel gear or the fill up service for your mini bar without extra payment. The buffet has all kind of local and international food. The Cocktails on the pool bar are the right choice for a nice holiday here at the DomRep on the Caribbean Sea in America. The prices are more expansive than at a Guest House for travelers but for that you get a four star service. The Riu Naiboa Resort is a good choice for tourists who like comfort and luxury at holidays. Many people from around the World come here for vacations and honeymoon to enjoy the good service of this nice Hotel and the tropical weather on the beach of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I can recommend this hotel, it offer a friendly service and good food for all who like just to relax on their holidays.
The Hotel Riu Yucatan belongs to the Riu Resort at Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean Sea. This 5 Star All Inclusive is direct on the perfect white beach of this tropical area. The Riu All Inclusive is perfect for all who want the best at their holidays. 24h all kind of food, Snacks, Cocktails and other beverages. The pool bar will give you refreshment while the hot houres under the Mexican Sun. But don´t forget your Sun crème nr 50+! The luxury rooms are all with Air Condition, own luxury bathrooms, mini Bar, TV, Telephone… The City of Playa del Carmen is just a short way by taxi or bus. Inside this Riu Resort are a small shopping walking street where you can buy souvenirs, beach wear and much more, everything what you need for a great holiday in Mexico. On the desk of the booking office you will find scuba diving, day trip and travel information’s from many destinations around Yucatan. The Hotel with all inclusive service “Riu Yucatan” at Playa del Carmen in Central America is the right choice for tourists who don’t want to make compromises on their holidays. You can relax, read a book or go swimming in one of the swimming pools or in the warm water of the sea. I stayed here for about one week on my Mexico Vacations in 2005. After one week we traveled to Cancun by Bus to the Hotel Riu Las Americas on the Rivera Maya. For Backpackers and Travelers who are on budget travel tour, I can recommend the Lonely Planet Travel Guide which is a really good Guide for all who want to travel individual.
The Riu Palace in Cancun is one of the top hotels in Mexico on the Rivera Maya. the huge first class hotel offer suits with five star comfort and a good service on the desk. The riu All Inclusive pack include a big buffet with all kind of international and Mexican food. For a la carte fan´s here are 5 theme Restaurants as well inclusive. The Jacuzzi’s with view over the Caribbean Sea are perfect to enjoy a fruit shake or a cocktail under the hot tropical sun of Cancun. The friendly service at the reception will help you with all kind of travel tour and day trips booking and other activities like scuba diving around Yucatan and hole Mexico in Central America. The hotel Riu Palace Las Americas is not the cheapest but one of the best choice if you like luxury and club holidays with much comfort. I have bin here around one week on my Yucatan vacations in 2005. I enjoyed the perfect service the the delicious food on the white beach. The hotel beach is a big plus, just some meters in the water are a some corals which are perfect for snorkeling. Next to the swimming pool are a scuba school where you cant rent snorkel gear which is as well including the all inclusive of this accommodation in Cancun. Just on the other side of the street are a shopping mall which invite for a walk or a shopping tour after dinner with view on the setting sun on the horizontal of the Caribbean sea at the bay of Cancun. It was a nice holiday here at Riu Las Americas on Yucatan. This is the right address for honeymoon and all tourists who like the total luxury accommodation. For cheaper Guest Houses for Backpacker and Travelers take a look in your guide book for America. My recommendation is the Lonely Planet for Mexico.
2004 I was with some friends for holidays in the Republic of Dominican at Punta Cana Beach. This trip was my first time in Central America. I had a direct flight from Frankfurt in Germany to Punta Cana International Airport with the German LTU Airline. I was staying at the Riu Naiboa Hotel in the Riu Resort at Punta Cana. This Hotel was clean and has everything what you need on vacation: air-condition, minibar, TV and a balcony with swimming pool view. The all inclusive of this Riu Hotel was perfect. Cocktails, Beers, mini bar fill up 24 hours, fresh fruit juices, all you can eat buffets and as well snorkeling gear was all inclusive. Just in the Pacha Discotheque witch belongs to the Resort you have to pay your drinks.
Our favorite drink was Cuba Libre (rum and coke) and Coco Loco (crazy coconut) witch is a fresh coconut with Brugal Rum inside. You can ask the gardeners for a fresh coconut. For one dollar tip the locals from the Caribbean climb up a palm to take a nut. The Brugal Rum you can take out of your all inclusive minibar at your room. My beer recommendation is the local Presidente beer from the DomRep. If you want to go snorkeling don´t forget bananas to feed the fishes! Many scuba diving schools offer wreck diving on the wreck near the coast of this spot in the Caribbean’s. I don’t hat a scuba license when I stayed in the Dominican Republic, but the snorkeling here is as well good in front of the white hotel beach.
The booking office in the walking street of the Riu resort offers nearly all kind of daytrips. We was sailing once with a catamaran boat to the beautiful island Saona. Don’t forget sun crème on this trip! The white beach of this island in the Caribbean is perfect, some palms spent you shadow while you watch the turquoise blue water of the Caribbean Sea.
If you get hot you can refresh yourself by a Cuba libre from a small beach bar or just jump inside the warm water of the sea. I think if we had a Lonely Planet travel guide we where traveling more around. So we did just two daytrips and the rest of the holidays we spent on a cocktail bar or in the Pacha Discotheque of Punta Cana. The second daytrip was to a mangrove forest. Some fisherman’s was fishing crabs. A beautiful travel highlight!
If you take a walk on the perfect Caribbean beach of the Dominican Republic, You will recognize the beautiful souvenir shops under the palms. Here you can buy cigarettes, t-shirts, towels and rum. But be careful, originals are rare. The most, when not all t-shirts and textiles are copies and maybe you get in trouble if you take it back to your home. As well the beach shop names are copies like Aldi Nord which is actually a supermarket in Germany.
I like the Caribbean’s because of the perfect beaches like in a picture book and the tropical and friendly weather. The Riu Resort at Punta Cana direct on the Caribbean Sea offer a good all inclusive service. The Republic of Dominican in America is a good travel destination for singles, couples and families.
In 2005 i was with my sister and my mother on Yucatan in central America. All in all this holiday was two weeks, one week at Playa del Carmen and one week at Cancun in Mexico. Yucatan belongs to the east coast of Mexico. Both cities are on the Caribbean sea. In the north of the peninsula are the Gulf of Mexico. Our hotel in Playa del Carmen was the “Hotel Riu Yucatan” witch belongs to the Riu Resort with 5 other Riu hotels. The beach at Playa del Carmen is beautiful, white sand and crystal clear water and with about 29C watertemperature perfect for swimming. We saw alot iguanas and pelicans while flighing over the sea and fishing.
Nearly every evening we was with a taxi in the center for dinner, shopping and walking in this nice village. The walking street are decorate with old trees witch goes sometimes true the roofs and the floors of the wooden small pubs and restaurants. The All inclusive of “Riu Yucatan” was good but always to much . By around 45C in the shadow you can refresh yourself with a “cuba libre” (rum and coke) or some cocktails from the cocktail bar. The spoken language was Spanish but english speaken people are widespread in the tourist areas.
We had a direct flight from Düsseldorf Germany to Cancun Mexico with LTU airlines. The locals are friendly and try to help where they can. Most of the time the Mexicans have a smile in their faces witch say something like: when you let me in peace, i let you. The most used word of the Mexicans should be “manjana manjana” witch means tomorrow tomorrow. The locals are relax and a bit lazy in positive mean. It seems that nothing bring them out of control instead of trouble and the stress of the European and north American tourists. From Playa del carmen in central America i booked a minibus traveltour to Chichen Itza witch is one of the important maya staetten in Mexico. The tour start i the morning and the trip needs about 3 houers thrue the jungle of Yucatan. Our travel group arrived at first the maya remains. It was nice because there don´t was the tourist masses than usual. First we was going to the old observatory ruins of the mayas. The highlight for me was the stone pyramid and the “ball game field” where the mayas was playing for death or allive, the looser of this game become a oblation to the mayagods. On the oplationtable they take out the heart of the losers of this game and of prisoners by full awareness. Chitzen Itza was the most interesting sight for me on this vacation.
After one week we change the place to Cancun witch is about 150 km north of Playa del Carmen. ass well at Cancun the beach is white and the water of the Caribbean sea is perfect. In this “party and pleasure” city you can have everything: restaurants, discotheques, shopping center, pubs and much more of entertainment stuff. I call Cancun the “Pattaya” of Mexico. We was staying at the “Riu Palace Las Americas” hotel direct in town with a beautiful beach and some corals near the white sands for snorkeling in the Caribbean sea. The snorkeling gear was as well included in the all inclusive packet of the resort.
Two weeks holiday is to less in general but sure to less for a country with culture like Mexico. I miss allot of sights and places in Mexico because of the time and the fact that we booked resort holidays and don´t go on travel tour. But i can´t say that i´m not enjoy, central America is great and more than a small brother of north or Latin America. I like the food the people and last but not least the beach and the turquoise warm sea. I think that this was not the last visit for me to Mexico but i think next time i bring more time and a Lonely Planet travel guide!
I hope i have the possibilities to come again to central America again to see more of this beautiful part of the world. Viva Mexico!