Hacienda Santa Rosa, A Luxury Collection Hotel
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... first in Spanish, then in English and we walked around the
I am not a fan of tours in all honesty, though it was
convenient, and I met some cool people. The guide was a pain in the ass
though. He was impatient, spoke broken English, and according to my
Indian friends and me, he somehow fiddled us out of a few dozen pesos.
It was hard to prove it as he had collected the 'receipts' we had and
had excuses coming ...
This site was difficult to find. I understood early that there are risks and everything can go wrong.
i studied the map and understood that the closest city is Macanú. I found a bus and took it only.
The city is Mayan. People look like Mayans and speak strange language. Sometimes mayan words too. This city is poor for the tourist for a longer stay. Architecture is amazing. The build new houses in the traditional ...
... tuk-tuk in India where they are all identical except for the paint job, all look like they've been knocked up in someone's garage, each a custom job according to preference - bike to one side, bike at back, bike at front!!
So far the landscape has been very flat, in fact the whole peninsular is one of the largest limestone platforms on the planet, a karst landscape ...
... with an attempted bribe by a policeman was on our last day. We didn't really understand him, so after a few minutes of trying to get something out of us he gave up and let us off - no problems. If you're thinking about making the trip, definately do not let the horror stories about gangs and violence turn you off. It's the same as anywhere else in the world, if you keep your business in order and keep to the straight and narrow then Bobs your uncle ...
... here and I made it at the other buffet and they allowed me because I told them I was going on tour. So he told me to put it in my bag and I did... long enough to walk out of the buffet.
By the time I got to the lobby, the van was there and it was closer to 7:30 am. I climbed on and we waited for another person as they forgot their ticket in the room. We left around 7:40 am and went to another hotel to pick up the other ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking