Moon Palace Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Moon Palace Jamaica is an all-inclusive hotel located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The complex has three buildings, one for accommodations in very spacious rooms with a king bed, no balconies; another one especially for families and one last for those who have a time share. It’s a good resort, not too big, with activities for all ages including non-motorized water activities, a wave simulator and even water slides for kids. You will find several restaurants: Italian (one inside and one at the seaside), Asian, seafood and grilled meat, sushi, a pizza-salad-panini area and a bakery open 24 hours a day that offers different coffee and tea specialties, pastries and ice cream all the time, a corner on the beach to enjoy the famous jerk chicken, as well as an excellent buffet with a large selection of food and a poolside bar. The beach is not very big but there are sunbeds and umbrellas everywhere. The sea is very calm because the hotel is on a small bay. The complex also has a spa, a training room, a theater, a disco, a covered scenario for evening shows, meeting rooms, a souvenir shop, a tourist agency where you can book your excursions, a currency exchange office and a very romantic place to celebrate weddings. There’s wi-fi everywhere on the site and free calls to USA and Canada from your room.

Tips

If you want to know the city of Ocho Rios with its main street full of shops and the craft market, you can do it coming out of the hotel and walking to your right; it’s really very close. You can continue to the port where the big cruise ships stop and have a drink in one of so many bars, cafes or restaurants around. You will also find a supermarket where you can buy all the local products at a good price.

If you spend 5 nights or more in the complex, you will receive a very important hotel credit that you can exchange by taking advantage of various services offered on site: spa, excursions, romantic dinner on the waterfront, etc. Ask about it at the tourist agency located at the entrance of the hotel.

If you are traveling with children or teenagers, you will find dedicated areas exclusively for them with different activities offered.

If you want to swim with dolphins, you will find this activity on site at a very affordable price.

Regional Botanical Garden of Cadereyta, Queretaro, Mexico

The Regional Botanical Garden of Cadereyta is located southeast of the city of Cadereyta de Montes, Queretaro, at an altitude of 2046 meters, with volcanic soils. This institution is dedicated to the study, conservation and use of the Mexican flora; especially the semi-desert of Queretaro. The objective is to contribute to the scientific knowledge of botanical resources for global use, teach ecological and economic importance of plant resources and promoting the integration of collections of semi-desert plants of Queretaro. There we find five collections: the semi-desert, the Queretaro cactus, vegetation of the Valley de Queretaro, the type Mammillaria in Mexico and Agave of Queretaro.

Tips

For a complete tour, it is best to do it with a guided tour for an explanation,so you will appreciate this place twice. It is best to book in advance and it’s free. It’s a beautiful walk for the whole family.
If you are interested, you can also buy plants and receive expert advice for their care and development.

Bolton East, Memphremagog, Estrie, Quebec, Canada

East Bolton is a Quebec municipality located in the municipality of Memphremagog in Estrie, 120 km from Montreal and 65 km from Sherbrooke. There is a chain of hills that runs through the municipality diagonally where several rivers and streams originate. It includes Mount Glen, the Missisquoi River Bolton Falls, many lakes, streams, valleys, ponds and wetlands. The first settlers (1808) established in the area that is called Bolton Centre, after there was a dismemberment, when Magog was formed as the West Bolton region, that is why the municipality of East Bolton now occupies just a quarter of the territory of the original territory of the canton, 81 square km. To see: St. Patrick’s Anglican Church (1874), rhe municipality Bolton-Est building (1867), Holy Trinity Anglican Church (1859) among others. It is a very quiet area, ideal for hiking, biking, fishing, camping and skiing. There are also many artists who settled in the region.

Tips

It’s a nice place for a family outing and to enjoy activities such as agritourism, visit the national parks you find in the area, visit the producers and taste local products such as cheese, ice ciders, wines and chocolates.
For a relaxing or romantic outing, enjoy the Bolton Falls Spa.