03
April
2013

House Hunting Vacation Hunting Coco’s Cabanas [Boomer and Senior Travel TV #71]

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation destination that feels like you’re in the jungle but very close to the beach with superb service and world class food this is the resort for you. We found this wonderful cabana boutique hotel while looking for a house on or near the beach for sale near Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We went there to see about buying it as a business and retirement location. We felt like we were on House Hunters International. We decided we wanted to retire not take on such a hands on business but oh what a wonderful vacation destination. Here is my review of Coco’s Cabanas. If you get the chance to stay here don’t forget to have a massage on the beach. If you stay in the area stop into eat at their excellent restaurant or sit and chat over a drink at the bar.
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Show Notes:
Episode: #71
Host: Debbie Gerber
Show: Boomer and Senior Travel TV
What: House Hunting Vacation Destination Coco’s Cabanas Hotel Review
Where: near Playa del Carmen Mexico
Contents: Review of Coco’s Cabanas Boutique hotel Restaurant and Bar. Watch a video review of this wonderful resort that has a relaxed quiet feeling with great service and food.

02
April
2013

Rent a Small Used Car for Safety

To start our House Hunting Trip to Mexico we rented a car online from www.economycarrental.com. I can’t say we were disappointed as the price was half of everywhere else. They had arranged a rental from a small local car rental company, Universal Car Rental. The little car we got from them was well used but hey it runs, every things works and it only cost $500 for 15 days. The next closest was $700 for the same time period and ours included the insurance another $400 dollar savings. It was kind of like when we used to rent from “Rent a Wreck” car rental but this one was in good shape with minor scratches.

Rent a Small Used Car in Mexico

We wanted a cheap little car and that is what we got. A small car for tight parking spaces and easy turning, less liability and a car no theft would bother with. No it’s an ok car at a great price and the rental agencies were both extremely helpful and great to work with. It was exactly what we were wanting. Being in Mexico on vacation or driving here you are better off not showing off a nice new car especially if you are going away from the city although crime is not bad on this side of Mexico. We were really It glad of the little car when we went down roads. It allowed easier passing on narrow roads and we could do a u-turn with ease.

01
April
2013

Wear Your Seat Belt Road Trips

Seat Belt

I believe in seat belts. It is a rule in my car that anyone that gets in has to wear their seat belt before the car moves. I know that seat belts can be annoying especially when you are on a long road trip. But it is worth it if you are ever in an accident and it’s the law.

01
April
2013

Playa del Carmen Mexico Fish Spa Green Drink Spring Break Beach

We are now staying in Playa del Carmen at the Real Playa Hotel and Beach Club. We are staying with hotel only. They offered us the all inclusive package at a reasonable rate but we wanted to go out and wander the 5th Ave tourist street and beach and eat there. This is an older hotel but the rooms are clean and near the beach. It is crazy with people for Spring Break and the Mexican Holiday as well. People everywhere. We walked to the beach and there were big concert stages set up but high walls around them so you had to pay to go in. The beach was very very crowded.

Spring Break Beach Playa del Carmen Mexico

The worst was the partiers coming back during the night very drunk and very loud.

Guess what we found? A Fish Spa. I did this in Spain with my sister in law and friend. It was a great experience and my feet really were soft when I was done. It was so reasonable that I got dad to do it too. It was $21 for two people of $15 for one. Since it only cost  Gaylan $6 he decided to do it. People would stop and ask how it was. We were such good sales people that the spa manager kept giving us 5 more minutes. So instead of 15 mins. We go to stay for 45 mins. We got them 3 more sets of customers at least. It was great.People kept asking, “What does it feel like?” My answer is it it strange when you first put your feet in and all the little fish attack. It tingles almost like they are spot by spot numbing your feet. Once you get used to it you love it.

Fish Spa in Playa del Carmen

Fish Spa Experience in Playa Del Carmen Mexico

This town is really touristy. There is one street called 5th Ave. Norte. It is a walking only street with shops, restaurants, and bars for abt 30 blocks. We ate at a restaurant called “100% Natural Restaurant” We had fajitas and this fabulous green drink. It was cucumber, spearmint and lime.

Green Juice  Health Drink Mexico

Then we went shopping at the supermarket for snacks and breakfast food. At the bakery they give you a pizza pan and a pair of tongs. You pick out the pastries you want with your tongs and put them on the pizza pan. Then you take them to the counter and they wrap them individually in plastic and then place them in a paper bag with a price sticker on it. It was kind of cool.

We are loving having all these new experiences. I learned watching friends who always intended to experience new things and travel end up with health problems or as they got older their fears prevented them from trying new things. I am glad that we started traveling and having new and different experiences from the first when we were married even if it was a day trip somewhere.

Statue on 5th street Playa Del Carmen
We are going looking at condos and houses today but we think they will be too expensive on this side plus so far here we can’t see ourselves living in this area. Gaylan is a great driver and I navigate. It works out very well.

31
March
2013

All Inclusive Resort Activities [Boomer and Senior Travel TV #70]

Show Description: All Inclusive resorts are all about eating and being at the beach. OK, so there are included activities all day. There are so many that sometimes it feels like you just can’t fit everything in. In this episode of Boomer and Senior Travel TV we look at archery, bike riding, deep sea fishing and ping pong. Join the available sports and activities for a better vacation experience. These activities were from our vacation to the Catalonia Riviera Maya Mexico.

Show Notes:
Episode: #70
Host: Debbie Gerber
Show: Boomer and Senior Travel TV
What: All Inclusive Resort Activities
Where: Catalonia Riviera Maya Mexico
Contents: Joining in activities at an all inclusive resort.
Learn a new sport or compete in one you love.
• Archery
• Bike Riding
• Ping Pong
• Laying out in the Sun at the Beach

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