sábado, 25 de junio de 2011

Cancun Vacations and Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is now underway. What affect does that have on your summer travel plans?

June 1st is the official start date of hurricane season. Here we are, officially in hurricane season, but what does that mean to you as a traveler?

The good thing about hurricanes is that they don’t just drop out of the sky unannounced. There is generally a 3 or 4 day warning period to prepare for it to hit or, in many cases, veer off or loose strength before it makes landfall. This gives everyone a chance to cut their vacation short if they choose to vacate, or get prepared to hunker down and weather the storm.

The best thing about beach towns, Cancun and Playa del Carmen are perfect examples, is that they are experienced in dealing with hurricanes and know exactly what to do. They have made it through many storms and have continued to grow and thrive.

If you are planning a vacation to the Riviera Maya during hurricane season there are a few simple things you can do to prepare yourself, just in case your vacation takes a slight weather detour.

For more info read the original article at REAL CLUB CANCUN

jueves, 23 de junio de 2011

Five Ways to Day Trip Tulum

Tulum is an easy day trip from any of the Real Club Resorts. When planning a day trip for you and your family take time to think about how you will be best accommodated. Ask yourself what you would most like to do and how you would like to spend your day. There is so much to do and see in Tulum and the Mayan Riviera, make sure that you get the most out of your vacation time by fully considering your day trip options.

1. Take the tour

There are many tour companies that have wonderful day trips to Tulum. Most of them include lunch and beverages along the way. Some of the Tulum day tours stop to shop or go to another point of interest along the way. Shop around! There are plenty of tours to choose from, find the one that suits your interests and your budget. The advantage of going with a tour is having a guide explain the incredible history of the fascinating ruins of Tulum. The disadvantage is that you may not get to spend the time you would like in any one place since you have to stick with the group.

2. Rent a Car

Ask your concierge at Real Club Resorts to assist you in your car rental to ensure you get the best deal possible. Renting a car for the day is easy and a great way to have complete control over your day trip, especially if traveling as a family. You can stop as many times as you like along the way and you can explore places that buses and tours don’t usually stop. Take a detour to see a cenote, go to the archeological site of Coba not too far from Tulum or drive into the Sian Ka’an reserve to explore the fantastic coast line just south of Tulum. The advantage is that you have complete control of your time and your route. The disadvantage is that you have to drive and pay attention to the map.

3. Bus it from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

For less than 10USD you can easily hop an air-conditioned bus from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. The buses are equipped with bathrooms, have comfortable seating and play movies to help pass the time. Tulum is about 2 hours from Cancun by bus and about an hour from Playa del Carmen. You can have a big day exploring the ruins and beaches of Tulum on a small budget. The advantage to taking the bus is that you can spend as much time at the ruins, the beach or shopping in town as you please. The disadvantage is that you are dependent on the bus schedule for leave times and are not able to make stops along the way.

4. Join a Travel Group

Find other Real Club Members or other travelers interested in going to Tulum for the day and rent a van with a driver. Your Real Club Cancun concierge can help you make arrangements. You get the best of everything! Get to know other travelers better, share costs and have your own private chauffer to tote you around. Spend as much time at the archeological site or playing on the beach as you want. While you’re at it, have a couple of margaritas while in town since you don’t have to worry about driving. The advantage is that you don’t actually have to drive but you still have the flexibility of having a car. The disadvantage could be making decisions as a group, when to leave, where to stop along the way, etc…

5. Do a Circut

There are so many things to do and see along the Mayan Riviera, why not turn your day trip into a two or three day circuit? Whether you rent a car, a van with a group or take the bus, you could map out a route which would take you to see various cenotes, archeological sites, colonial churches, small towns and many other fascinating points of interest. Some tour companies have two and three day circuit trips available. Why spend only one day exploring Tulum when you could explore Tulum and the surrounding areas? Get a real feel for this amazing part of Mexico, its people and history while spending two days touring. The advantage is getting to know more of Mexico than you would on a day trip. The disadvantage is that a two or three day excursion takes away from the rest of your vacation plans and drastically cuts into your time by the pool at the Real Resorts Cancun.

With a little planning and forethought you will have the vacation experience of a lifetime! Let the travel consultants and concierge services at Real Club Resorts assist you with planning your day tip to Tulum or anywhere else along the Mayan Riviera.

martes, 21 de junio de 2011

The Future of Travel

Our latest video cracks me up! We were inspired by the recent news of the New Mexico space port. What do you think!?
Would you prefer a beach vacation or an outer space vacation? Would you vacation on another planet if you could? What about a beach on another planet!?

Check out the original video here Real Club Cancun