August 21, 2018

My friend and I recently stayed here in mid-May '17.


DO NOT put your personal items on lounge chairs near the pool or on the beach to reserve them. The lifeguard walks around collecting items up until approx 9:30AM! We were shocked on our first full day here because...

March 15, 2016

My friend and I stayed here March 2016. First off, we had a butler -- YES a butler! We loved Simeon. He was such a nice guy, always with a smile on his face, and always eager to help us. He did everything from booking our dinner and spa reservations to bringing us lave...

September 15, 2015

My friend and I stayed at The Royal in Playa del Carmen in September '14, an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It was unbelievable! They had everything from a jacuzzi in the room to a man walking around the huge pool cleaning your sunglasses...

March 26, 2015

My friend and I went to the Riu Palace for 6 days at the tail end of March '15. 

Weather: We did a lot of research beforehand, and chose this time because it's the "dry season" which means no rain. And it was accurate, because it didn't rain in Guanacaste once. It was...

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