Posts Tagged ‘mexico’


What is an Exotic Vacation?

Riviera Maya Beach Mexico

Exotic vacations need not be what you would normally think. Exotic vacations to me are ones where you have unique experiences or ones that are different, foreign to you or make you feel extra special. That opens up a lot of room for you to have an exotic vacation.

I have been to Venice a couple of times and it was defiantly a unique, different, foreign and memorable experience. I had never seen or experienced anything like it before. Some other exotic vacation experiences I can tell you about are Egypt, a Safari in Africa, canopying & the mud spa in Costa Rica, and even laying in the sun in Mexico.

Talking of Mexico I am preparing to go on my annual Riviera Maya Mexico vacation. This year we have chosen two different resorts. One of them the Secrets Silversands Resort. We chose this resort because we are looking for an exotic vacation. Exotic because it is supposed to be a classy high end luxury resort with a high level of service. I wanted to be spoiled this trip so we will see how this resort measures up to my hopes.


House Hunting Puerto Adventurous, Playa Del Carmen Mexico [Boomer and Senior Travel TV #72]

In episode from Debbie and Gaylan continue their vacation to Playa del Carmen and Puerto Adventurous Mexico. Our vacation coincided with a two week Mexican Holiday – Easter / Holy Week and college spring break for the USA. The beach in Playa del Carmen was so crowded that there was barely room to walk along the beach. Walking down the main tourist street “5 Avenue Norte” in Playa del Carmen is must. Order healthy green drink and mixed fajitas at “100% Natural Restaurant.” Our next discovery was the Fish Spa. Let me show you how it feels to have little fish eat the dead skin off your feet. Then, it was onto house hunting in Puerto Adventurous with realtor Mike Martin from Investment Properties Mexico. We ate at the “Mango’s Restaurant” while watching the people swim with the dolphins.

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Show Notes:
Episode: #72
Host: Debbie Gerber
Show: Boomer and Senior Travel TV
What: House Hunting Puerto Adventurous, Playa del Carmen Mexico [Boomer and Senior Travel TV #72]
Where: Playa del Carmen Mexico & Puerto Adventurous
Contents: In episode from

    Main tourist street “5 Avenue Norte”
    Playa Del Carmen
    House hunting in Puerto Adventurous Mexico
    Holiday – Easter / Holy Week and college spring break for the USA
    Healthy green drink and mixed fajitas at “100%Natural Restaurant.”
    Fish Spa
    Mango’s Restaurant
    Realtor Mike Martin from Investment Properties Mexico
    Swim with the dolphins

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.


Buying Real Estate in Mexico – the Experience

Coco's Cabanas Jungle Path, Riviera Maya Mexico Resort

We loved the weather and the beach vacations we have taken to the Riviera Maya Mexico so much we decided to come back and look at a place to buy so that we can come for longer relaxing vacations. We have been looking online for weeks and talking with real estate agents from different areas of Mexico. We have decided to focus on Cancun, the Riviera Maya and on the beach areas outside of Merida Mexico.

Buying in a foreign country can sound exciting and scary. With all the shows like “International House Hunters” it can seem very glamorous as well.

We have learned that you need to learn the rules and laws involved before you set out so that you know the true costs and legal implications involved.

If you are buying near the beach (in the restricted zone) you can’t own the property. You will buy it in a trust through a bank called a “fideicomisos.” I also believe that you should always use a local attorney to check everything out on your behalf.

The first property that we are going to look at is a small boutique hotel/resort with a restaurant and bar. It is called Coco’s Cabanas. Retire steps from the beach with a great income too. Sounds intriguing.

We are excited about this adventure. I will continue to blog about it.


Five Romantic Vacation Destinations

1- Park City, Utah

Park City Utah is a one of a kind destination. From its charming main street to its state of the art Ski Resorts you can enjoy both a romantic and adventure filled vacation.

There is romance in the air in the mountains whether it is the high elevation or that special someone you come to spend your vacation with. Park City is a great choice for a romantic vacation.

In the summer there is biking, hiking and shopping. In the winter there is skiing, snowmobiling and even dog sledding. Now there is something new to enjoy together; take a ride on a dog sled. Taking a hay ride is always an option whether summer or winter.

Top your day off by treating yourself to a couple’s massage and fine dinning in the evening.