A romantic getaway in Puerto Vallarta

Erick R. - RCI Member News in Latin America

This year I decided to surprise my wife with a trip to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. Keeping in mind that this time our little son wouldn’t be coming with us, I didn’t have to think too hard about where to go. All I was looking for was a destination where we can spend some days remembering why we decided to join our lives…and Puerto Vallarta was that place.


We stayed at Raintree’s Club Regina Puerto Vallarta located on La Marina, where you have access to a beautiful beach and stunning sunsets. Each night, we took some time around 8pm to take a seat, relax and enjoy the sunsets. My wife really loved the Vallarta sunsets.


We were lucky to arrive during Puerto Vallarta’s “Restaurant Week,” so many restaurants in Puerto Vallarta created a special menu with special prices so you can taste a chef’s selection for a very affordable price. One of our favorites was Café des Artistes. This is a fancy place with very interesting decorations on the main floor; however, if you want to get some fresh air, they have a beautiful terrace surrounded by a lot of flowers, plants and trees. I recommend the roasted tomato soup and the tequila shrimp…delicious!


Something you just can’t miss if you go to Puerto Vallarta is the “Rhythms of the Night” tour, which takes place on a beach called “Las Caletas.” You are taken there on a catamaran and once there, the very friendly crew serves you some drinks while you sit at a table at the edge of the shore. Surrounded by very light music and the sounds of the waves, you also enjoy an amazing buffet dinner and an entertaining show – it’s an amazing musical show about a Mayan Princess and Principe that fell in love.


And last but not least, the revamped “Malecón” is something that you need to see. This boardwalk along the beach has so much: restaurants, night clubs, sand sculptures, and an art gallery. What a unique destination to reignite the spark of love…


Want to hear more about Puerto Vallarta? Come back to the RCI blog this week for stories and photos from RCI subscribing members who have travelled to this amazing city.

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So Much to Do in Cancun, Mexico

Erick R. - RCI Member News in Latin AmericaCancun is one of the places that makes me proud of my country because this beautiful destination is one of the top vacation places in the world! The best thing is that I’ve been there several times and believe me, you can never get enough.

Every vacation in Cancun is different…of course; it depends on the kind of trip you have planned.  I’ve had everything from the wildest kind of vacation with friends hopping from one night club to another until the sun rises, to the most relaxing time of my life just enjoying a stunning Caribbean sunset, listening to the sounds of seagulls and feeling the sand at my feet.

Cancun also has very nice places nearby that you can easily visit in one day. My favorite one is Playa del Carmen, a place where you can spend all day. I used to go to a beach club named Mamitas to get some drinks while listening to nice lounge music. At dinner time my wife and I like to walk along the 5th avenue. As for night life, my favorite place is definitely Santanera.

On the other hand, if you want to be part of nature and the mysticism of Maya culture, a trip to Tulum is well worth it. This is one of the most representative Maya archeological zones in the Riviera Maya where you can witness majestic ruins merging with the most beautiful beach I’ve ever known. The idea of walking along the white sand and diving into the clear turquoise water is something that makes me wish I can come back every year…as I told you, you will never get enough.

I’m sure I’ve given you a lot of ideas about what to do the next time you are in Cancun…but I bet RCI subscribing members could give you a lot more suggestions! This week on the RCI blog, we’ll be sharing stories and photos from members who have visited this amazing vacation destination. Be sure to check back…and if you have suggestions of your own on what to do when you are in Cancun, be sure to comment here!

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