Arenal Volcano, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Arenal is a young volcano in Costa Rica; its first eruption occurred there are 7,000 years. with a nearly symmetrical conical shape. It has been erupting since 1968 until 2010. It is located in the Northwest of the country, in the West of the province of Alajuela, 90 km northwest of the capital San José. It is surrounded by the central mountain range, but it is part of the Cordillera de Tilarán, close to the Chato volcano and the artificial Arenal Lake. La Fortuna and La Palma are the closest towns. It has an altitude of 1720 m. It has 5 craters.

Tips

There are several hotels in the area and the volcano is easily visible from these locations weather permitting because very often the volcano is under the clouds.
You have hot water baths in the region open even in the evening, they also offer restaurant service but you are not forced to eat there.
You also have ideal suspension bridges to visit in a day hike. If you think to go away and penetrate into the nature, you can do it with a guide because there are places which could be dangerous if you don’t know the area well and they would ask a very good physical condition.

Kahnawake, Montérégie, Quebec, Canada

Kahnawake is a Mohawk Indian reservation (one of the six Iroquois nations) in Quebec, located in the administrative region of Montérégie. Its population is about 8000 individuals with approximately 6,500 living on the reservation and it was established in 1667. He assumed his current position since 1716. The term Sault-Saint-Louis distinguishes Kahnawake from other Amerindian villages of Lower Canada including St. Regis (Akwesasne) Deux-Montagnes (Oka-Kanesatake), the Abenaki village of St. Francis and the Wendat-Huron village of Lorette but the term Sault-Saint-Louis is not really used today except in the context of land claims. Since 1760, the Kahnawake Iroquois claim a portion of their territory, the lordship of Sault St. Louis, which was annexed to the neighboring lordship of La Prairie de la Madeleine. Today, they have only 11,000 acres of the original 40,000 acres.

Tips

When visiting the reserve, go to the tourist office next to the main St. Kateri Shrine where you can get all the necessary information for a good visit. They will give you a free map and a tourist booklet too.
You can of course visit shops selling regional products even as have a meal in a local restaurant.

 

Grand Bahia Principe, Runaway Bay, Jamaica

The Grand Bahia Principe, 5 stars, is in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, less than half an hour drive from Ocho Rios, on the north coast of the island. The Victorian hotel is situated on the seafront and most of the rooms in the complex offer fantastic views of the sea. There are three connected pools shaped lake. The hotel has 812 junior suites with hydromassage bath. You can find buffets, snack bars, and specialty restaurants: Italian, International, grilled, Japanese and author. You also have a spa for relaxation, a very beautiful beach, swimming pools and also various activities and entertainment.

Tips

If you want to go to the restaurants à la carte, you must do a reservation and evening dress is required.

If you want to know the neighboring localities, you must rent a car or take a tour, the hotel is away from everything.
One of the favorite excursions for visitors is the Blue Lagoon, where was filmed the famous movie of the same name. The white sand and the marvelous turquoise lagoon create a landscape breathtaking.
The climate is tropical and humid, with an average temperature of 27 ° C throughout the year.