Pullman Cayo Coco Resort, Cuba

The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel is set on a secluded beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Cuba, 14 km from Jardines del Rey Airport. It opened in 2015. There are just over 560 rooms located in different 3-story buildings with all-inclusive service. There is a flat-screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee maker and all rooms have a terrace and some of them offer sea views. The Collection is an exclusive section for adults with villas with kitchen, butler service and private swimming pool. The complex has 8 restaurants, 10 bars, a spa, a gym, 7 outdoor swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, children’s clubs and the possibility of water sports. There is also entertainment in the evening.

Tips

If you want to have wi-fi in your room, you can ask for it but this will be with a surcharge to pay.

The check-out of the hotel is at noon but if you want to stay more time, for example, if your flight is in the evening, you can ask for it but you will have to pay it too.

Willows Beach, Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Willows Beach, is a beautiful sandy beach in the Municipality of Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island. Along the beach we find Willows Park, where a tea-room is run by the Kiwanis Club (volunteer-led organization) in spring and summer. On summer days the public areas are usually full of people. Various clubs and organizations often hold gatherings in Willows Park, including rallies, club meetings, poetry readings, barbecues and family gatherings. A part of the park is on the rocks. There are some trails in the area. It has change rooms, toilets, day use picnic sites, concession (summer only) sightseeing benches, playground, grass lawns and a paved walking trail.
Tips

If you like walking, there’s a walking path that connects Willows Beach to another popular oceanside park called Cattle Point which is part of Uplands Park.
In summer, you must try to arrive early to find a good spot on the beach cause it’s usually crowded.
It’s a good place to go with children and also a good place for the kayaks.

Church of St. Jerome the Royal, Madrid, Spain

The Church of St. Jerome the Royal, is a parish church, belonging to the parish of St. Jerome, with a baroque cloister. It was one of the most important monasteries of Madrid. Originally there was a convent but now there is only the church and a cloister. It was closely linked to the royal family and the church and convent have witnessed many events, being the marriage of King Juan Carlos I, the last royal event that has been celebrated there. At the time of Felipe IV the monastery had its best splendor. They began the complete restoration of the church in the early twenty-first century. Inside, there is a large picture , ‘Last Communion of St. Jerome’, which is the work of Rafael Tejeo; we can find paintings that were given by the Prado Museum, the Gothic altarpiece of Jose Mendez among other important works. During the restoration, the wall paintings of the sixteenth century and badly damaged sculptures have appeared in one of the chapels.

Tips

The restoration of the exterior of the church is over but there is still work inside.
To visit the church, you can visit their website to seethe opening hours and the hours of service.