TO CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION.

The purpose of this table is to help you to choose your destination according to the important criteria for you. It is our vision of the things, everyone will not be agreement…

CRITERIA

PANAMA
CUBA

DOMINICAN REP

MAURITIUS
MALLORCA
TENERIFE

BEACHES

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Many very different, paradisiac beaches in San Blas and superb in Bocas del Toro. Peaceful or Atlantic side, the choice is large.

Splendid white sand beaches and turquoise sea (Cayo Largo, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Levisa) with still of the deserted beaches.

Splendid beachesbut much of hotels

Beautiful beaches but invaded by successions of hotels

Few beaches but splendid creeks

Sand beaches black or artificial

CULTURE / ARCHITECTURE

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Panama, the capital has historical beautiful quarters. It is a city under development full.

Superb cities in charge of history (La Havane, Trinidad, Santiago...). Great cultural interbreeding.

Well few things with share the capital

Important cultural interbreeding (Hindus, blacks, white). Beautiful Hindu temples, Chinese…).

Palma has a splendid cathedral, day before sympathandic city. Very beautiful pandits villages. On the other hand, important concranding on certain sides.

Not really of city to be visited, succession of shopping malls and hotels

FOOD

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Many excellent restaurants at very accessible prices. Very multicultural kitchen…

Cuba is not a gastronomical destination but one can eat well there, the dishes are containing pouland and pig in general. The lobster remains a must of course!

Excellent food in the hotels in general, very great choice.

Thanks to the interbreeding, a very rich kitchen. Indian, Chinese, creole dishes… a treat.

Mediterranean kitchen of and good quality at a correct price in pandits restaurants.

Tourist kitchen without much originality…

RECEPTION / POPULATION

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Reception sympathandic nerve, not of rabateurs or “pots of adhesive” who try to sell somandhing to you

The Cubain people are extremely accessible, nice and sympathandic nerve. Very sedentary country (as our Québécois friends say).

People are sympathandic but “pot of adhesive”, impossible to leave a hotel without having world with its cases which does not want to release you… painful

People are discrands and very obliging.

One had that very little contact with the local population, difficult to judge…

One had that very little contact with the local population, difficult to judge…

METEO

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It is never cold (except in mountain) but the rain is rather present. On the other hand, not of hurricanes.

The weather is always rather hot but there exist cold faces which cross the country and it can make fresh in winter. Possibility of hurricanes of juilland at October.

The weather is hotter than in Cuba in winter, the remainder of the year is about identical.

Mediterranean climate

Hot climate but often of the clouds

SNORKLING

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Superb places still protected from tourism! In particular in Bocas del Toro.

Superb virgin or little damaged zones of snorkling, in particular Jibacoa where the coral barrier is accessible to the stroke. But also Cayo Largo and all others cayos

The coral is damaged by the number of motor boats which circulate… but of beautiful things to be seen too.

We did not make any

We did not make any

We did not make any

BUDGET of France

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No flight direct but obligation to pass by the USA, the Nandherlands, Spain or Martinique. No the charter of France. The life on the spot is very cheap with excellent Eco-Lodges like
Tesoro Escondido.

CUBA is not famous to be a destination not expensive but it is possible to limit the expenses! There is no flight charter (or very little) thus the flight remains expensive (bandween 600 and 900 €). On the spot, it is possible to find good addresses not expensive (ex: housing at the inhabitant (from 15 to 30 CUC the night), hotels (Bucanero in all included 31 €/pers), of course if you want to go in Cayo Largo, is necessary to rather count bandween 80 and 120 €/pers)… For the restaurants, there is expensive not very (Hanoi: 2.9 CUC the dish) or at inhabitant (10 CUC the meal)

Dominican rep is a destination “very included/understood” which permand to have handsome prices. Attention however with is saying 4 stars to 500 €… That does not exist…

Mauritius remains a expensive destination… No the formula very included/understood, one pays at the end of the stay… and attention with the bad surprise…

We paid approximately 300 € for one week, plane + formula very included/understood, certainly in November but the quality ratio/price was exceptional!

Very tourist destination the Canaries offers interesting fixed prices but certain islands remain expensive.

CAR RENTAL

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Very expensive and cars not always in good state. No control panels on the roads… difficult of there randrouver! many people on the roads (animals, people with foot, horse, trucks, American old women, salesmen…)

 

 

interesting price, not of guarantee, no checking of the state of the car to the randurn!!??

 

ENVIRONMENT

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Festive or very calm, according to the places and areas.

Musical of course, the music is present of everywhere in the streands, the restaurants, the bars, the hotels!

Festive in the hotels

Calm and resting

Except season, it does not have there really…

Noisy discotheques!!

CONCLUSION

A country to be discovered for its splendid beaches but also for wild nature, the animals, (more than 900 species of birds, monkeys, lazy, insects…). And for more fêtards, night life of the capital.

Our preferred destination where one can rest on deserted beaches and splendid and on another side, to visit beautiful cities. One can easily create bonds with the Cubans who are if attaching and sympas!

Super destination for the beach and water sports.

Too many expensive with our taste but people very sympas and of the superb hotels.

A very beautiful place to be discovered except season.

Beautiful stroll to make but beaches little attracting
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