Top 25 best all-inclusive resorts from Trip-advisor

TripAdvisor’s top 25 all-inclusive resorts around the world. The travel website’s award winners were based on its members’ reviews and opinions of all-inclusive resorts around the world over a period from August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014.

Here is the list :

1. Royalton Cayo Santa Maria, Villa Clara Province, Cuba

2. Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Playa Paraiso, Mexico

3. Kurumba Maldives, the Maldives

4. Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico

5. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Playa Maroma, Mexico

6. Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection, Samana Province, Dominican Republic

7. Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

8. Galley Bay Resort, St. John’s, Antigua

9. Rixos Sharm El Sheikh Resort, Nabq Bay, Egypt

10. Excellence Playa Mujeres, Playa Mujeres, Mexico

11. Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall, Rose Hall, Jamaica

12. Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

13. The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

14. Sultan Gardens Resort, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

15. Salinas do Maragogi All Inclusive Resort, Maragogi, Brazil

16. Andilana Beach Resort, Nosy Be, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

17. Live Aqua Cancun All Inclusive, Cancun, Mexico

18. Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa, White House, Jamaica

19. Cozumel Palace, Cozumel, Mexico

20. Melia Cayo Coco, Jardines del Rey, Cuba

21. Oceania Club, Nea Moudania, Greece

22. The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

23. Secrets the Vine Cancun Resort & Spa, Cancun, Mexico

24. Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

25. Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

Poas Volcano, Costa Rica, Central America

Poas Volcano is a stratovolcano in Costa Rica. Very active, he has known at least 39 eruptive episodes since 1828. It is currently experiencing moderate activity. Located 37 km northwest of the capital San José, this volcano culminates at 2,708 m altitude. It is integrated into the Poas Volcano National Park. Its main crater hosts an acidic lake which regularly produces toxic sulphurous steams. It presents several eroded calderas, volcanic cones and three craters aligned, which contain crater lakes. The main crater is about two kilometers in diameter and is 300 metres deep. The green waters of the lake that occupies the bottom (Laguna Caliente) are highly acidic sulfur and hot (up to 85 ° C). You can also see the fumaroles of sulphide in the internal slopes of the crater. On the other hand, the other crater has had its last eruption there are 7,500 years. It is called Botos and its lake has cold water (Laguna Botos) which is connected with the river Angel. Until the volcano became a national park, people went there to fill glass bottles with acidic water from the crater, and they sold it in pharmacies to relieve muscle aches and also to put it in the hole of a cavity to cause the tooth to fall or it was also used to burn the warts, and to treat wounds.

Tips

The Poas is very often covered by clouds so before going there, ask for the weather conditions. And of course, you must be at the gate at the opening (8 h 00) because the clouds come down quickly.
It is almost 1 hour from San José and its access is easy. If you go by car, the parking is near the crater and you must walk a hundreds meters through a paved driveway.
Another option is to take a half-day trip from San José. There is a regular bus to get there. The ticket costs nearly nothing and the entrance to the park is approximately $10.00.
If the weather is good, take a walk to the Botos Lake and its forest of altitude at 2,400 metres, it’s worth it.