There is always the dream; the thought of traveling to Amsterdam and seeing the beautiful colors, lifestyles, and amazing sights that come with such a wonderful vacation. You may have specific things you have been longing to see your whole life, or you may have decided to act with complete spontaneity, experiencing the sights and adventures Amsterdam as they come, going entirely with the flow. Holiday Velvet is the travel destination option for you. With a wide variety of unforgettable things to do, Holiday Velvet will lead you in the right direction, showing you where to find what you are looking for.
So, you have made the final decision: you are going to do it. You are going to Amsterdam. Your friends are so jealous. But what is there really going to be to do for recreation? You certainly don’t want to miss visiting and doing all you can. Here are just a few of the activities visitors and tourists enjoy the most:
- Oosterpart Features the Best Pubs
- Awesome Cafes in Jordaan
- Bicycle Riding/Touring
- History of the Dam Square of Amsterdam
- Centre of Amsterdam Nightlife
- Jordaan Markets
- Innumerable other entertainment and activities for your enjoyment!
If you have a specific itinerary for your visit you will find it especially simple to get the assistance you need in locating a short stay apartment hotel that will allow you to live in apartment style comfort without compromising anything on the agenda you have created. You will be able to find an all-inclusive location, near you main points of interest and transportation accessible. You will also find your accommodations to be filled the every amenity you will need during your stay, and full service staff will be sure you are comfortable at all times.
We encourage you to begin to make you plans to visit the beauty and freedom that is Amsterdam. Make reservations for you short term apartment and begin building a plan for your stay that will build everlasting memories. With the right choice in Amsterdam Apartments, this is a city you will never forget.
Coco Cay has become one of the Cuban tourist resorts of most preponderance to tour operators in recent years, when it comes to selling a Cuban product to potential vacationers in the Caribbean. There is however, always the issue of where to stay when picking the ideal spot for your relaxation. We will try to provide some good leads so that you may avoid encountering any problems. We put forward our conclusions based on our own experiences as guests, as well as those reviewed in the prestigious opinion site Trip advisor. Without further delay, here go our recommendations:
Hotel Melia Cayo Coco
This hotel gets top spot on Trip Advisor as far as most favorable reception by travelers is concerned, and we too have been able to attest to this hotel’s merits of late. The Melia Cayo Coco is a truly gorgeous 4-stars establishment architectonically speaking. The hotel melds well with the characteristics of the landscape of its location and derives benefit from having a great deal of rooms overlook the scenery of a natural lagoon offering the visitor a sensation of bliss. As far as the quality of the rooms in this Melia is concerned, we must state that they are indeed absolutely amazing: big, spacious, very well equipped and clean, they furthermore feature large picture windows that let in the most stunning views. The fact that the hotel does not accept children among its guests does make your stay very serene and pleasant. It possesses a beach strip of very fine sand, with the water level at a very gentle gradient making it easy for bathers to wade in for a swim. There is though, another possibility on offer at the facility, one can book excursions to the famous Pilar beach, for just 5 USD per person with roundtrip guaranteed, one can visit this marvelous beach located in the neighboring Cayo Guillermo. The hotel restaurants are also very good: Starting with the buffet, of the self-service variety, and then to the thematic varieties according to the type of food on offer. An extra good word for the Ranchón, located beachside, and for the romantic dinners held in the “gazebos” over the swimming pool. The hotel Melia Cayo Coco has apart from an enormous swimming pool for those who prefer a plunge in the pool to a sea bath, other recreational options like tennis courts, pools, game rooms and the aquatic sports available at the beach. To all the virtues of the facility one might add, as per the opinions voiced by the guests, the human quality of its staff seeing how they all seem devoted to providing the traveler joy at all times.
Hotel Tryp Cayo Coco
This hotel complex has a well-earned second place in our ranking due to the quality of the services rendered. If your chief intent is to enjoy the sun and sea, know that this Tryp hotel possesses a beach strip classed among the best of the cay and one that is very well-kept by the maintenance staff. A beautiful hotel, where the prevalence of the green splendor of its vegetation in the décor has a very positive impact on the visitor. The Cayo Coco stands out for the amplitude of all its facilities, making it matter little if the hotel is at full capacity, nothing ever really disturbs the tranquility of the guests during their rest. It features large and spacious restaurants both a la carte and buffet, where one can taste a wide variety of plates carefully prepared by diversely specialized chefs who lend their services to the Tryp Cayo Coco by bringing their culinary art to the table. Bear in mind that in order to access the thematic restaurants you must reserve in advance. The hotel’s setting is wonderful; by night one gets the delicious pleasure of enjoying the sound of the sea coming from all sides. Another very welcome feature is the amount of places spread out all over the facility where a visitor can have an alcohol-based drink; there’s always a bar open somewhere in the hotel ready to please with a broad and rich array of cocktails. The attention provided by the staff employed at the Tryp is another value-added to the product, starting with the Manager, who can be seen since early in the morning roaming all the areas to attentively resolve any issues the travelers may experience, to even the most humble of gardeners who will always find a way to make the tourist’s stay at the hotel more memorable. There is one thing we do find fault with as far as the existing comforts go: the distance between the facility’s entrance and the rooms is quite considerable, so that’s a long way to go hauling one’s travel suitcases. This is something to be considered in the future in order to further raise the Cayo Coco’s standing. Nevertheless, the hotel works its magic and shortly after your visit begins you forget all about the inconvenience undergone upon arrival. This is a 4-star hotel that outranks many 5-star establishments, be that in terms of the attention provided by the staff or the service in general.
Hotel Sol Cayo Coco
This is a 4-star category hotel complex that operates as an all-inclusive. It possesses a beach strip that is pretty much the envy of the cays, a scenery beyond compare with the cabins completely integrated into the natural environment and a stream that flows into the very sea: it is entirely worth your while to take a dip in its waters and revel in the relaxation conveyed by the setting. The Sol Cayo Coco is one of the more recent hotels to be built in this tourism center, meaning that all its facilities are in a magnificent state of conservation. The hotel is very fine looking, ample in all its spaces and with gardens offering spectacular views to the visitor. Its rooms are large, comfortable and their cleaning is obviously never neglected, since they always seem impeccable. The pools are spacious and very pleasing in regards to their curious designs. One must note the remarkable work of the recreation department who always do a splendid job of getting the travelers involved in the entertainment activities. In the night you can amuse yourself by enjoying the fabulous cabaret shows or the music for all tastes played at the Sol Cayo Coco hotel discotheque. Also on offer at the hotel, are other recreational options beyond its premises by way of excursions, whether it is the colonial village of Trinidad, or the city of Santa Clara or the splendid dolphinarium present at the tourist center of Coco Cay where one can delight in what is beyond doubt the best cetacean spectacle in all of Cuba.
Hotel Emperador Laguna Villas & Resort
This is a 4-star category resort but one of many luxuries. As with the rest of the hotels in the keys, the Emperador is a beach hotel, but it so happens that its corresponding segment can be catalogued as out of this world for the remarkable blue hues of the sea and the limpidity of its water. The complex provides an excellent service to the client from arrival to departure, it is situated a mere 10 minutes away from the airport so after an exhausting trip there’ll be no need for the visitor to put off the much longed-for hours of rest. Upon arrival to the Emperador Laguna, one is received in the spectacular lobby of the resort, where one can start sampling a wide array of cocktails and beverages without delay in its large and very well stocked lobby bar. The hotel is very striking in its architectural design especially considering its excellent restaurants, which are for the most part enclaved over an interior lagoon that exists in the hotel thus making the traveler’s mealtimes much more pleasant. Then again, no matter how pleasant and paradisiacal having a meal over a lagoon may be, what really counts when it comes to restaurants is the quality of the food and here once again the Hotel Emperador Laguna ensures excellence, whether a la carte or in the buffet one can find all sorts of food for all sorts of tastes. The rooms are clean and very fresh to the point where you could easily forego their air conditioning service. If you are not fond of sea bathing the hotel has also at your service several swimming pools differentiated by their features for adults or for children. The hotel’s nighttime entertainment is another highlight of this resort, it offers spectacles of very fine quality where one can enjoy excellent music and appreciate the very particular style Cubans have while dancing. And if working out is on your list of everyday needs, you won’t need to interrupt your training cycle as you vacation at the Emperador Laguna, it has a great, well equipped gym awaiting to help you keep your body in top shape.
Reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most satisfying mountain climbing experiences to the adventurous travelers. Being the highest peak of Africa, you will certainly find the value of self fulfillment to be able to reach its 5,895 meters peak and view one of the largest volcanoes in the world. If your ultimate goal is to climb and reach the Mount Kilimanjaro’s summit, here are some great tips to help you reach the mountain top.
Gears that you need
The best part about climbing the Mount Kilimanjaro is the fact that you don’t need special technical gears to complete the trip. However, it is necessary to keep in mind the basic gears that you will need to help you feel comfortable throughout your trip. Wearing clothes and undergarments made of cotton will help you endure the heat while traveling. You should take a hat for added protection too. For wet seasons, it is best to take warmer clothes. Tour guides however will likely recommend you bringing clothes for both the hot and cold weather because the Mount Kilimanjaro climate can be unpredictable. Don’t forget to take with you lamps and a walking stick that comes in handy when descending the mountain. Make sure to bring a lightweight sleeping bag but one that can protect you against the night time cold on the mountain. Water can be your best buddy to overcome the altitude sickness that you might experience during the hike so make sure to bring lots of them on your trip.
Many climbers find it physically challenging to climb the mountain but you can always bargain your physical exhaustion by allowing yourself to be drawn to the beautiful landscape and natural beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain rainforest is full of flora and fauna species that can captivate its visitors. Make sure to take a break to adore the abundant natural ecology of plants and flowers that can help reduce your mental and physical anxiety throughout the trip.
Choosing the best routes to Mount Kilimanjaro
There are several routes that travelers can take to reach the Mount Kilimanjaro summit. Each has their own challenges and considerations such as the scenery, difficulty level and altitude acclimatization must be taken prior to booking your trip. Known as the Whiskey route, the Machame route is popular for its steeper walks and difficulty route that is preferred by professional mountain trekkers. This is the best option when you are looking for an adventurous climb to reach the summit but not a good choice for those looking for wonderful scenery to savor as it loses its splendor because of the flock of the crowd.
The Coca-cola or Marangu route is the oldest route that you can take and offers the easiest path. Along the route are huts that offer comforting accommodations to the trekkers. It is however less attractive with respect to its scenery and only favored by travelers when traveling on wet grounds. The Lemosho route is the most popular of all routes because of the scenic and panoramic views it offers to trekkers on the sides of the mountain.