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The purpose of its creation is precisely to exchange travel tips with friends of the page, the different ‘tips’  we collected through our travels, share experiences, make known places through photographs, in short, everything that could be useful to those planning a trip.
When you go to an agency, we haven’t generally all the time we’d want to ask all to the agent; if you are looking on the net, it is not sure that all what they say is what we will really find at the destination so what is better than our own testimonies?
We  have people with experience in the field to whom we can ask our questions, small local businesses who would like to be known, bed and breakfast, hotels, guest houses, apartments everywhere and we could organize trips, group trips,  tours, etc.
It is a great challenge and we will do our endeavor to make our idea works also with your interaction.
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Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Playa del Carmen is a village and beach of Mexico on the Caribbean Sea in the Yucatan Peninsula and makes part of a  tourist complex known as Riviera Maya. The island of Cozumel is opposite the village. The 5th Avenue (Quinta Avenida) and the pier for Cozumel is the tourist and commercial section, pedestrian area,  with many bars, discos, restaurants and shops close to the beach.
 
 
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If you like sports, you are in the right place: diving, windsurfing, sailing, everything is possible.
Playa del Carmen is a perfect place to relax and enjoy,  to make excursions to other towns as Cancun (80 km), Tulum (ruins), Chichen Itza (Maya City), Xel Ha or Xcaret Eco Park (aquatic and cultural parks).
If you like coral reefs, go to Akumal, Puerto Morelos or Cozumel to enjoy the underwater world.
There aren’t many cultural activities but there are cinemas where you can watch movies in English spetially on rainy days.
If you like shopping, there‘s also a shopping mall  at Plaza Las Americas.

Agadir, Souss, Morocco

Agadir is a city in southwestern Morocco, located on the Atlantic coast, in the Souss region, 508 km south of Casablanca, 173 km of Essaouira and 235 km west of Marrakech. It is a city where there are three languages; Arabic, Berber and French. From 1950, Agadir is a dynamic city with the aperture of a new commercial port and good activities such as fishing, agriculture, canning, mining and tourism course which feels attracted by its mild climate throughout the year and its beautiful hotels. In 1952, the Grand Prix of Agadir was held and after the Grand Prix of Morocco. In 1960, there was a great earthquake that has ravaged the city and it was completely rebuilt with mandatory earthquake standards. The beach is over 10 km with a beautiful seafront promenade of 5 km with the best hotels, shops, restaurants, cafes,white houses or buildings of condominiums, etc. There are 340 sunny days per year and the temperature let you swim at any time, with mild winters and a summer heat that does not choke. Agadir is also the first port of Morocco and it has the role of argument to be the first tourist site in the country with Marrakech. It is a modern, dynamic city with tourists throughout the year.

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It is an ideal city to spend long stays, rent an apartment, there are even with food service and cleaning, staying in a hotel with just breakfast or all inclusive. There are lots of activities to do but it is more pleasant to walk along the sea; the promenade is very wide and you have plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants if you prefer to stop a little bit at any time of day. For the best view of Agadir, go to the Casbah, where the old fortress was. A visit to the souks is also the discovery of a culture. You can buy your souvenirs, spices, typical handicraft products, etc., there.

Portofino, Genoa, Liguria, Italy

Portofino is a town with about 500 inhabitants in the province of Genoa in Liguria. For its administration, it is the smallest area of the municipality of the province. It is considered one of the most typical and most picturesque villages of the world. It is located in the western part of Tigullio, in a bay at the foot of the promontory of the same name, 36 km from Genoa. The entire municipality is in the Regional Natural Park of Portofino and the natural marine protected area. You can walk its safe paths because they are all appropriately marked. Several films have been shot in Portofino and it is a major tourist attraction and there are frequently cultural events with the participation of personalities from the world of culture and entertainment.

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If you like shopping, you’ll find expensive boutiques, economic souvenir shops and even small artisan shops.
If you prefer walking, Via Roma is the busiest street; you can take it at the port and continue upward.
If you want to relax, there is nothing better than walking in the Piazzetta harbor and take a good ice cream or just a coffee or something to eat at an outdoor table watching the activity of the port.
Another great way to reach Portofino is by sea aboard a boat with these tourist trips organized by several neighboring localities.
For the best views of the village, visit the Brown Castle also known as the Fortress of San Giorgio; the church of San Giorgio and Punta Portofino with its romantic lighthouse.