I Love Cabo!

I want to tell you about Cabo! I just loved it there! I was amazed by all the cactus and foothills surrounded by the gorgeous deep blue water. The rock formations and the Arch in the Sea of Cortez are spectacular! Locals said that it only rains approximately 11 days a year. Since I live in Florida, I noticed the lack of humidity and enjoyed it immediately. It was true desert conditions, in the 80's during the day and cooled nicely each evening. This was a timeshare trade for me, staying at the RCI Gold Crown, five-star resort Pueblo Bonito Resort at Sunset Beach. The resort is situated on the Western side of the tip of Baja, on a hillside overlooking the Pacific. This spectacular getaway provides incredible views from hacienda-style villas overlooking a magnificent expanse of private beach and sparkling deep blue sea. This has to be the most fantastic resort I have ever experienced. The luxurious all-suite accommodations along with five ocean-view pools was amazing. Even though the beach there is non-swimmable because of the strong currents, walks on the beach and listening to the pounding waves was breathtaking. There is magnificent dining on property but be certain to make reservations. All the restaurants are very popular, The Spa massages and facials were relaxing and delightful. The resort provides complimentary shuttle golf carts to escort guests around the property. They also offer a shuttle bus to adjacent Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, and nearby (10 minutes) to Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos as well as Pueblo Bonito Rose where you can enjoy full use of all amenities and restaurants. These properties are adjacent to each other and are located on one of the best swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, Medano Beach. This is also near downtown and within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Be sure to try the tortilla soup at The Office. Best I have ever tasted! And you can dine with your feet in the sand! The marina is also located nearby providing boats for diving, whale watching, deep sea fishing and glassbottom boats with boat tours for spectacular views of Lover's Beach and the Arch.

The Los Cabos International airport is approximately 45 minutes from the resort and is near the quaint town of San Jose del Cabo. I recommend arranging transportation with the resort in advance of your arrival. If you rent a car be certain to drive approximately 30 minutes up the Pacific coast to Todos Santos to visit the famed Hotel California and many other interesting shops and sights in that area.

As you can tell I definitely enjoyed Cabo and certainly recommend that you experience this destination for your next vacation. The people are extremely friendly and accommodating and do everything possible to make your vacation a wonderful memory!

- Janelle A. from Clearwater, FL

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First timeshare experience

When I received a brochure about 25 years ago inviting me to a free weekend in a villa at Big Canoe, Georgia, I thought there must be some catch to it. I called and asked numerous questions. Everything seemed on the up and up, so I made my reservation and packed up everything I thought I'd need, and took 4 kids with me for the 3 hour trip. When we arrived we were so impressed with absolutely everything. The unit even had games & cable TV. The kids played squash. Free. To the pool or the lake for canoeing: free again. The kids wanted to play tennis. It was free. I did rent a bucket of balls for $1. That was all I spent the entire weekend. And I bought my first time share to begin a lifetime of vacations!

- Phyllis G. from Auburn, AL
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Complete Peace

Two years ago I went on vacation by myself at Palm Beach Shores Resort and Vacation Villas. Ah, freedom to be completely selfish with my time, energy and thoughts. I rented a car for a day and stocked up on fresh seafood, great bread and yes, butter, and all my favorite veggies and wine. The rest of the week I walked the beach or sat at the pool, talked to new people or stuck my nose in a book. Sometimes I just sat and stared out at the beautiful and amazing ocean. It was the most relaxing week ever.

- Linda H. from New Johnsonville, TN
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Cool Vibes…Jamaican Style

Janice W.C. - RCI News and Vacation TipsFor my sister’s 30th birthday celebration, a few family members and friends traveled to Jamaica, where most of us were born and raised. The fun started in Kingston, where we toured the historical Devon House (a national monument). The house is beautiful and the landscape is welcoming with a huge fountain and majestic palm trees gracing the grounds. The best part is the Devon House ice cream. The flavors were unique and delicious - a must try!

To get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, we traveled to Negril. We drove along the serene coastline and stopped at a road side stand to buy coconut water which was cool and refreshing on a hot day! The villa we rented was on the beach…and we were able to walk only a few steps to get to the crystal clear sea waters. My son had fun playing in the sand and my husband joined a pick up soccer game on the beach with some locals.

From Negril, we traveled to the stunning Frenchman’s Cove beach in Port Antonio. No trip to Port Antonio is complete without stopping at Boston Jerk Centre. Here we sampled authentic Jamaican jerk pork and jerk chicken (even fish). Warning – the pepper is not for the faint of heart! The entire trip was relaxing and fun…the scenery, food and people were awesome and we can‘t wait to return to Jamaica!

Come back to the RCI blog this week to see pictures and read stories from RCI subscribing members who visited Jamaica. And if you have a story or photo (or both!) to share, please do it here. We may post yours on our blog at the end of the week!

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