Nature park of the Visitation Island, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The nature park of the Visitation Island in the heart of Sault-au-Recollet (established in 1984) is a large park located in Montreal, Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montreal North. The island of Visitation, the old hydraulic installations, now abandoned, the island of Cheval-de-Terre, connected to Laval by the Central Prairie River and woodland left in its natural state along Des Prairies River, are part of the park it has 34 hectares. In 1736, the Sulpicians (lords of the places), connect the island to the shore by a causeway to be able to control the current strength. Simon Sicar, engineer, erect the dam and built a sawmill near the island. He then built a stone mill to grind grain and another to card wool. In 1806, a house was built for pressing apples to make cider but there remain only the basics of masonry. There is a dam at the hydroelectric plant of the Des Prairies River. There are several places and walkways from where you can observe nature and its inhabitants.

Tips

It is a perfect place to walk in summer or visit by bike, there’s a path along the river and you can visit the historical monuments mills sites, the house of the press and the miller’s house. There is also a small train with entertainment for children and other organized activities which you can view online on the park site.
There is a bar and terrace with tables next to the historic site of the mills on the edge of the water.
In winter you can practice cross-country skiing. There is a cottage that remains open to change clothes.

Moon Palace Golf & Spa, Cancun, Mexico

The all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf & Spa resort features a variety of activities and entertainment for family members of every age and every interest. You can find 3 different areas and you can go from one to other without any problem; there’s also free transport to go from one to other lobby if you don’t want to walk. There are frequent concerts with top popular musicians, as well as daily and nightly activities including a Mexican night and fire show, karaoke, theme parties, contests, singers and live performances. The hotel has a simple elegance with a helpful and skilled staff. There you can find a luxurious Spa with 39 treatment rooms, including a Golden Suite, a night club for up to 300 guests with a VIP section, wired Teens Lounge, sky bar, a Flowrider to try your surfing skills and of course a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. You can try a different restaurant every night: Mexican, Italian, American, Asian, International. You’ll find 12 bars, including six in the pool area. The only thing that isn’t great is the beach but you can always take a taxi to Cancun where beach and sea are usually lovely.

 
Tips

 
Palace Resorts offers guests staying 5-8 nights a $1,500 Resort Credit that can be used for services and amenities as golf, spa, tours and more. Note thet you must pay a tax service of 16% when you are leaving but only for the part of credit you’ve used.
It’s a good place to go with children cause there are too many things to do for children and teenagers but it’s also a good place to go in couple. It’s the kind of place for people who like enjoying the hotel and its amenities for a quiet holiday.

Carretera Cancun-Tulum Km. 36.5, Tamul, 77500 Cancun, QROO, Mexico

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Barcelona is considered to be the 2nd Spanish city by population and for its activities. Its port on the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most important in southern Europe. Its main language is Catalan. It is a tourist city by excellence known for the architectural work that Antonio Gaudi has left in it: La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell and Casa Batllo are among his most outstanding works. The city is also famous for its Ramblas (streets near the port) where there are a lot of artists, bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, etc.

Tips

Get the 10 Travel card to save in your travels by public transport. If you stay for ten or more days, you can also buy the card that allows you to make 50 trips in a month, it is even more economical.
To enter the subway, you must be careful, because you must bring the ticket to the left and go through the right, if you are distracted, another person can pass in your place and you will need to purchase another ticket.
If you want to use the tourist bus, buy your ticket on the net and you’ll get a 10% discount.
There are some free attractions: Park Guell, the Labyrinth Park, the Museum of Art Caixa-Forum, the oldest part of the city, the port and the beach where you can arrive by metro.
The Picasso Museum is free on the first Sunday of each month.
It doesn’t worth to eat in the restaurants on the Ramblas, they are expensive, and the gourmet service is not good.