Hotel Eva in Faro

Hotel Eva Given Faro is a small town, we knew it wouldn’t matter where we stayed for walking distance purposes. I had seen Hotel Eva featured in a Daily Telegraph article encouraging people to stay in Faro rather than venture out and when I looked the hotel up, it looked perfect. Marina view  Hotel Eva…

Ria Formosa Rooftop Restaurant and Bar at Hotel Faro

Ria Formosa Rooftop Restaurant and Bar at Hotel Faro http://hotelfaro.pt/ria-formosa-restaurant The Restaurant If there is one thing I love in general it’s a good view, so when I read about the rooftop restaurant, Ria Formosa (named after the national park in Faro) I just had to check it out. Situated on the fourth floor of…

Aperitivo Restaurant and Bar Faro

Aperitivo Restaurant and Bar Faro http://www.aperitivobar.pt/ Only moments away from where we stayed at Hotel Eva is Aperitivo, a cocktail bar and tapas restaurant with a large outside area and a dimly lit modern interior. Aperitifs We started off with vermouth (homemade!) aperitif based cocktails from the lovely bartenders who are just so creative with…

Platinum Yucatun Princess Hotel Playa Del Carmen

Platinum Yucatun Princess Playa Del Carmen The Platinum Yucatan Princess is a 5 star all-inclusive hotel in the Playa del Carmen region and it is really rather impressive! You are greeted at reception by some lovely bell-boys overlooking a long stretch of pools and gardens. The hotel was only built 5 years ago so it…

Coco Bongo

Coco Bongo Playa Del Carmen When we told by our friends and family we were coming to Mexico, almost everyone told us to go to Coco Bongo. Given the glowing recommendations, and our penchant for a good night out, we couldn’t resist! Coco Bongo is a nightclub come theatre which hosts around 25 shows per…

Bars in Tulum

BARS IN TULUM Hemingways Cabanas http://www.hemingwaytulum.net/ South along the hotel zone road is Hemingways Cabanas. It was rather quiet when we arrived in the evening but it had some beautiful cabanas and seats on the beach which would be lovely during the day. A little pricier than some of the bars for a beer and…

Restaurants in Tulum

We visited a mixture of restaurants that were recommended in books and blogs I had read, as well as couple of Villas Geminis’ suggestions. Unico http://unicotulum.com/ Unico is on the main avenue in Tulum but make sure you don’t miss it as it is up on a mezzanine level but, don’t worry, it is well…

Things to do in Tulum Itinerary

Places to visit in Tulum for a 4 day itinerary We spent 4 days in Tulum in October and were slightly worried about the fact it was rainy season. However, apart from the odd heavy rain shower lasting 5/10 minutes, the sun then came back out which was perfect. Tulum is split into two areas…

Villa Geminis Hotel in Tulum

 HOTEL IN TULUM: Villas Geminis http://villasgeminis.com/ We stayed in downtown Tulum to be in the centre of everything and choose a boutique condo, Villa Geminis. A little tropical paradise hidden behind doors, Villa Geminis only has 12 rooms with stunning grounds of trees, flowers, fishes and hammocks by the pool area. We stayed in the…

Bars in Amsterdam

Bars in Amsterdam There are a ton of bars to choose from near the Red District. Given we were staying near the area, it is where we decided to spend most our evenings. Before we visited Casa Rosso we visited a couple of the bars on the Red Light District ‘strip’. Temple Bar is a…