The clay furnaces on the beach of Chave in Cape Verde

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Boa Vista is the setting for some of the best beaches in the world, among them the Praia de Chave. The crystal-clear waters wash its golden sands that are extended to the desert dunes on the island. This is an idyllic place to disconnect and relax and has excellent conditions for water sports such as windsurf, kitesurf, snorkeling, diving and fishing.   Near the beach there are partially covered ruins of which only a brick chimney rises up, attesting to a glorious past. These are the clay furnaces of Chave. Ceramics was a salient activity on the island of Boa…

Try out our swimming pools

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  Yes, we know it, all our hotels are right by the sea, by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. No swimming pool can match the size of the ocean, the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, but we know that after an intensive day of beach and fun there’s nothing more refreshing than taking a dip in one of our fine pools. They come in many shapes and sizes to suit every taste: big, small, heated, some of them have salty water, interior, exterior, for kids, for adults, on terraces, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, with a beach…

Budapest and its vibrant nightlife

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  Budapest is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. It is a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan city that is filled with students. Young Hungarians like to get together, go out and share a bottle of wine and good conversation. Better if it’s at one of the city’s many sidewalk cafés, any time, any day of the week. After a long day doing what tourists do, you’ll have to sit down and rest if you want to enjoy an exciting evening in this city.   There is no particular district to start the night at Budapest—both locals and tourists like to party anywhere in…

Take advantage of winter to enjoy the best weather and the most amusing festivities in Salvador da Bahia.

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  In Salvador da Bahia the seasons on the year are not clearly defined and can be summarized in winter and summer or, better yet, the rainy season and the dry season, there being greater rainfall from April to July. So when it’s cold in the northern hemisphere, in Salvador it’s the dry season, which is perfect because the rain is less likely to ruin your trip! Also, the average temperature is 25 to 27° C (77° to 81° F) in their summer (our winter), which is just fine for enjoying the sun, the beach, going on excursions and especially…

Little turtles reaching the sea

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If you go to Praia do Forte you have to make it a point to visit the national headquarters of Projeto Tamar, the ambitious project for the protection of sea turtles in Brazil. It is calculated that each season the project protects around 14,000 nests and approximately 650,000 hatchlings, but beyond these numbers we think the success of the Tamar Project lies in spreading awareness and in the relationship established with local communities, encouraging the culture of protection rather than predation. Fishermen who years ago killed turtles today work for the project. At the visitor’s center you can see turtles…

Nightlife in Salvador da Bahia.

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When the people of Bahia are not participating in a festival they’re busy rehearsing for the next one. The people of Salvador are renowned for their talent to transform nearly anything into a celebration. Bahia is “the land of joy” where people move along following the rhythm dictated by samba. This city is not only a treasure for those who indulge in architecture, beaches and good food, but also for those seeking the best in nightlife. Salvador da Bahia boasts wonderful nightlife with plenty of people. Every night you will find an extensive variety of places to go out and…

16 pictures that will make you really want to get to know the Amazon

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If you had any doubts about how wonderful a cruise on the Amazon can be, here are 16 pictures that will dispel any doubts you may have.     The Amazon rain forest, beautiful riverside beaches, remains of a glorious past and the delicious local cuisine are some of the wonders you will find on your cruise. Feel like embarking?   “Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has a 5-star ship hotel with All-Inclusive service at Manaus: the hotel Iberostar Grand Amazon, which calls at different points of the Amazon rain forest where you can catch a ride on smaller boats for…

African-Brazilian culture in Salvador da Bahia

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  With over eighty percent of its population of African descent, Salvador da Bahia has been described as the “most African city of the Americas.” Bahia represents one of the great cultural melting pots of the New World. African cultural influences pervade all aspects of public and private life—music, dance, food, religion and language. African civilizations have left a durable, indelible imprint in the region’s culture. Where this heritage is most obvious is in the musical traditions of Salvador. Among these is samba, the most popular style of music and dance in Brazil. Its roots go back to Africa but…

Trinidad, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Cuba

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Trinidad is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Cuba and in the Americas. It is located on the coast of the Caribbean, in the region of Sancti Spiritus, between the beautiful virgin beaches of Ancón and the fascinating mountains of the Sierra del Escambray. Founded in the early 16th century to honor the Holy Trinity, the city was a stepping stone for further conquests in the Americas. The existence of the city was backed by the sugar industry that flourished there and in the nearby Valle de los Ingenios from the end of the 18th to the 19th…

New York has everything

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New York is one of the best cities in the world and one of the world centers of theatre, music, art, gastronomy, finance and fashion. It is full of art galleries, architectural treasures, charming cafeterias, bookstores, shops selling a bit of everything and parks. The city’s pulse is high and is constantly changing, with new establishments opening and new attractions, and plenty of creativity and ingenuity all over the place. It is a city of extremes featuring an incomparable combination of cultures and creeds, with people from nearly every country in the world. Everything you know and beyond can be…