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    New Zealand Located in the southwest of Pacific Ocean about 2,000 kilometers southeast of Australia at Tasman Sea . Its closest neighbors to the north are New Caledonia , fiji and Tonga . Constituted in a parliamentary monarchy Elizabeth II , as Queen of New Zealand, is the head of state of the country and is represented by a governor general , while executive power is exercised by the cabinet and the Prime Minister. It is made up of two large islands: the north island and the South Island , along with a large number of smaller islands, standing out among them the Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands . The kingdom of new zealand also includes the cook islands and Niue (autonomous states in free association), to the Tokelau Archipelago Yet the Ross Antarctic Dependency . The capital of New Zealand is the city of Wellington , located in the north island . How to get to New Zealand Air: Flights to New Zealand are available from a variety of international destinations. Depending on where you come from, there are several airports , Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Rotorua. ​ Cruise ships: they are another very popular way to get to the country, and explore it. Most New Zealand cruises depart from Australia and the Pacific Islands, and some offer voyages around the world. ​ How to get around in New Zealand Airplane: practically alone Air New Zealand offers air connections within the country and compensates for time if you need to travel long distances. In total, there are approximately 60 airports throughout the country that serve domestic flights. Bus: not a bad option for getting around New Zealand between major towns and cities. However, they have the limitation that they do not connect the national parks. Another drawback is that connections, especially in the South Island, are limited. There are 2 bus companies that cover most of New Zealand . Train: it is one more tourist attraction instead of a regular means of transport. The railway line is very limited, there are few routes and those that exist do not circulate every day. Options: Northern Explorer, connects Auckland with by Tongariro National Park; Coastal Pacific, links Christchurch with Picton on the east coast of the South Island. TranzAlpine: Crosses the Southern Alps mountain range from Christchurch to Greymouth. The state company in charge of the railways is KiwiRail , Ferry: the signature interislander connects the North and South Island and Stewart Island Experience connects the South Island with the Stewart Island . Campervan: they are vans adapted to live in them, with all the comforts -beds, kitchen, etc.- ​ What to see in New Zealand Wellington Auckland Canterbury cook islands maori culture It is a part of the life of its inhabitants and offers a unique and dynamic experience for visitors. The Maori are the Tangata Whenua, the indigenous people of New Zealand where They arrived more than 1,000 years ago from their mythical Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. It represents 14% of the population and its history, language and traditions are central to New Zealand's identity. The cultural performances of the Maori people include songs, dances and haka (ancestral war dance) traditional. in Rotorua, and Across the country, tours offer a traditional welcome at a marae (gathering area), where you can enjoy a cultural performance followed by a feast of hāngi cooked in earthen ovens. ​ Wellington Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, it is located at the southern tip of the North Island and is a natural amphitheater nestled between the harbor and green hills. Creative and cosmopolitan city It combines the sophistication of the capital with the warmth and personality of a town with a culture, character and dynamic artistic environment, cafes, restaurants and first class outdoor activities. It is a compact city to walk and enjoy where you will also find some of the rarest species of birds, insects and reptiles in New Zealand. ​ Ancla 4 you daddy It is the great national interactive museum of Wellington Bold and imaginative, across six floors of exhibits it offers an extraordinarily engaging experience, with cutting-edge and interactive displays. It is the ideal place to immerse yourself in Maori and Pacific culture, New Zealand history, natural wonders, contemporary and historical art and more. Filled with national treasures, highlights include a collection of Maori artifacts and a colorful marae, exhibits on the country's natural and environmental history, and rooms dedicated to national history and the Pacific region. ​ wellington parliament It is the architectural symbol of New Zealand, whose executive wing, "The Beehive" was built between 1969 and 1981 and features murals and artwork by prominent New Zealand artists. The building has 10 floors including cabinet rooms and prime minister's offices. On a guided tour you can explore the architecture, legacy, processes and protocols of New Zealand's democratic government. Weta Film Studios Weta Workshop and Weta Digital have showcased Wellington's creativity to the world through blockbuster films including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar, The Thunderbirds and many more. A tour of the Weta studio will teach you the secrets behind the filming and get you up close to the miniatures, props, armour, weapons, vehicles, creatures and models made entirely by Weta in Wellington. ​ Zealandia It is located just ten minutes from the center of Wellington and is the first urban, ecological and totally fenced sanctuary within a wooded valley of 225 hectares where you can relax in the company of more than 40 species of native birds, reptiles, frogs and where botanical species rare are blooming in nature. The guided walking tours will provide you with information about the aforementioned native species of birds, reptiles and plants that live and grow predator proof. ​ Auckland Aukland is the most populous city in New Zealand. It has become home to more than 25% of the country's population. The first settlers appeared on the site of the modern city almost 800 years ago. They were the Maori tribes. Since ancient times, this region has attracted people for its fertile lands and close to water given that it has access to the bays of two seas. Therefore, located between two ports, it has a wide variety of incredible activities to see and do with spectacular waterfalls, with more than 250 kilometers of trails, incredible beaches with white and black sand and even reaching the highest point of the gannet colony cliff at Muriwai Beach. ​ Ancla 3 Hauraki Gulf The vast Hauraki Gulf Marine Park includes more than 50 islands and five marine reserves. The most important are Waiheke, Rangitoto, Great Barrier Reef, Kawau, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuihe, Rotoroa, Motutapu, Rakino, Ponui, Pakatoa, Browns, Tarahiki, Whanganui, Kaikoura and Moturekareka. Waiheke is the most popular and populated island just 40 minutes by ferry from central Auckland, with beautiful sandy beaches, vineyards, olive groves and a relaxed, artistic lifestyle. Rangitoto Island will allow you, climbing to the highest point, to have a panoramic view of the Hauraki Gulf and the city. Rotoroa Island, a nature conservation park, with art and heritage. Rangitoto Island, an emblematic volcanic cone. Tiritiri Matangi Island, also known as Tiri, is a predator-free sanctuary for some of New Zealand's rarest bird species. ​ Auckland Museum It houses the largest collection of Maori cultural treasures in the world, reproductions of the most important tribes of Aotearoa, (New Zealand in Maori). Through a series of permanent and temporary exhibitions and Daily Maori cultural performances provide fascinating insights into New Zealand's past and its place in the world. Several times a day this Maori cultural performance takes visitors on a journey through the history of Auckland and New Zealand. ​ Auckland Art Gallery It's near Queen St, along Albert Park among majestic columns of kauri (native tree) on four floors of exhibitions, seven centuries of art and one of the most emblematic buildings in the country. It houses 17,000 works of the main pieces of New Zealand's historical, contemporary and modern art. With the sights, sounds and atmosphere of traditional and contemporary international works you will discover New Zealand's largest permanent and traveling collection of art. ​ Auckland Beaches Many of these beautiful beaches are less than an hour from the city center, making them ideal for a day trip. Karekare is one of the most magnificent beaches, and its isolation is a complement to its impressive natural beauty. Piha is popular with experienced surfers, but it's also a wonderful place for picnics, relaxing walks, and swimming; Bethells (Te Henga) is smaller than the other beaches and has a more welcoming feel; Muriwai is a stunning coastline with cliff-top walkways and a massive gannet colony, with easy access and viewing platforms that let you get up close. Whatipu is in the northern part of the entrance to Manukau Bay with powerful currents that cross the sandbars to meet the big waves of the ocean. ​ Sky Tower from Auckland It stands above all other high-rise buildings and allows you to see the city from 328 meters above street level, enjoy the beautiful views, up to 80 kilometers in all directions, and discover the key landmarks, a number of volcanoes and historic sites within the Auckland metropolitan area. At the base of the Sky Tower, the Skycity entertainment complex is home to a world-class casino where fun and excitement are on offer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ​ Rotorua Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of the lake of the same name, in Bay of Plenty , in the north island from New Zealand located at 230 kilometers from Auckland. Most of it is in the Bay of Plenty, except for a sizable southern section and a small western section which are in the Bay of Plenty region. Waikato . Known for its unique landscapes, geysers, natural hot springs and proud Maori traditions, the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua sits in the Pacific Rim of Fire. It is known for its activity geothermal , and has geysers What the Pohutu in Whakarewarewa- and hot mud pools. This thermal activity comes from the Rotorua caldera, in which the city is located. ​ I put you Immerse yourself in Maori culture, starting at Te Puia. It is a geothermal wonder that has the largest number of active geysers in the entire southern hemisphere. It erupts once or twice an hour, sometimes reaching a height of about 30 meters. We will come across bubbling mud, pools of boiling water that are still used for cooking and impressive geysers. At night you can go to a cultural show in the center of Maori culture. Manaakitanga (hospitality) is something that the Te Arawa Māori have demonstrated to tourists for over 150 years. Tamaki Maori Village Located about 20 minutes from Rotorua, Tamaki Maori Village offers a powerful cultural and dining experience to show you who the Maori are and allow you to walk with them into the past by attending pre-European rituals (such as the powhiri welcoming ceremony) at the meeting house and the interactive village in the native forest as well as taste a traditional Hangi feast (food cooked underground on hot stones). So you will experience the stories, travels, battles and rituals of the Maori when New Zealand was established. polynesian spa This geothermal bathing retreat located on the shores of Lake Rotorua has 28 pools of water hot mineral that are fed from two natural springs for a combination that nourishes the skin and relieves muscles and pain. In addition to enjoy the therapies proposed by the spa you can taste of the Hangi and a Maori concert. If you want to try New Zealand mud baths, you have to go to Hells Gate where you can enjoy a traditional Maori Miri Miri massage and mud therapies. ​ Whakarewarewa Forest It is possibly the best mountain biking location in New Zealand and fans of this activity will find no less than 145km of trails in 55,000 hectares of parkland for mountain bikers, walkers, cyclists and horse riders amongst magnificent stands of native trees. and soaring exotics. The forest's most impressive feature is its local namesake: the grove of giant California Coast Redwoods, towering 200 feet into the sky. ​ Hawkes Bay Hawke's Bay is situated on the eastern coast of the North Island; The region is named after what is now Hawke's Bay, a large semi-circular bay that stretches for 100 kilometers from the northeast to the southwest of the mahia peninsula to the cape of the kidnappers. Includes coastal land, with several hills around the bay north and central bay, the Wairoa River floodplains in the north, the wide, fertile plains around Hastings in the south, and a mountainous interior that extends to the mountain ranges of Kaweka and Ruahine. This bay is an exceptional natural setting and some of New Zealand's best seasonal food and wine is produced here. ​ Napier Art deco city that on February 3, 1931 was reduced to rubble by a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.8. Buildings were destroyed and hundreds of people lost their lives. Out of the destruction came a magnificent new Art Deco city, designed and built within a period of two years rebuildable in the contemporary style of the time and naturally classical. The surrounding landscape It is made up of mountains, vineyards, agricultural fields, rivers, valleys and beaches, an ideal place for lovers of nature and outdoor life. ​ Cape Kidnappers It is known for its incredible landscapes with sweeping coastal views, high tiered cliffs, and is home to the world's largest colony of gannets. At low tide you can go on the beach to the cape to see the gannet colony up close. Along the way, you'll see impressive stratified bedrock and fault lines that lie beneath the Hawke's Bay coastal area. The towering cliffs are made up of sandstone, conglomerate, mudstone, river gravel, pumice, and silt, as well as hints of petrified wood and lignite. Fossilized snails can be seen in the sandstone near Black Reef. ​ Christchurch, Canterbury Its central location in the South Island from the ocean to the Alps, land of plains and mountains, converts to Canterbury at the gateway to some of New Zealand's most incredible scenery. The hot and dry northeast area keeps the temperature warm in summer and with the city's proximity to a number of beaches and small seaside towns there is plenty of activity to keep you busy. Overlooking the ocean and the Alps, stand out the glorious gardens and parks, the energetic street art and the serene river scenery. In terms of art, there are plenty of independent art galleries that are great for wandering around, ​ Ancla 2 International Antarctic Center It is located in the suburb of harewood near from Christchurch International Airport . The Center is the home of the Programs antarctic of New Zealand , United States and Italy where you can enjoy a day in Antarctica and you will discover what this incomparable continent is like. You will be able to ride in an all-terrain amphibious Hagglund and experience the 4D simulation of sailing in Antarctica together with the little blue penguins. An interactive fun for visitors of all ages where you will learn about the human impact on the continent, wildlife and plant systems and the effect of Antarctica on the world. ​ Christ Church Arts Center The Te Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Center is a center for art, culture, education, creativity and entrepreneurship. It is located in the old gothic building Canterbury College (now University of Canterbury) . When the University moved, the building complex became a frequent venue for various interesting exhibitions, cultural events and celebrations. . It is truly a national landmark housing the largest collection of Gothic Revival architecture in New Zealand. ​ Kaikoura Located just 3 hours drive from Christchurch you will find whales, dolphins, seals, albatrosses and other species, along with a spectacular view of new geological formations at the bottom of the sea. You can visit Akaroa (only 1 hour and 30 minutes by car from Christchurch) and take a cruise from the imposing port of Akaroa to swim with the dolphins or to see Hector the dolphin, one of the smallest species of dolphins in the world. . ​ Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament It is a no less impressive place of interest for all fans of architectural monuments. The Christchurch Architectural Ensemble it is made in the best traditions of the Renaissance style and is often recognized as the most impressive and fascinating monument of this style in all of New Zealand. Although it was partially damaged by the devastating earthquake of 2011 and is in far from ideal condition it remains one of New Zealand's most famous and popular architectural landmarks. ​ queenstown Queenstown is a town in the region of Otago in the southwest of the south island . It is located in an inlet of land in the Lake Wakatipu , which is an elongated lake with spectacular views from the majestic neighboring mountains. It is known for its impressive landscapes, for the adventure and cosmopolitan energy of its mountains, lakes, rivers and valleys. The best views of the island are in Queenstown: Coronet Peak, the Remarkables Mountains and Lake Wakatipu, among other attractions. ​ Kiwi Birdlife Park It is a wildlife sanctuary that has 5 acres of forest reserve located in the heart of Queenstown. In this park there are many ways for you to experience the special world of birds and reptiles. You will be able to observe more than 20 species of native birds, among them the famous kiwi, which does not fly in a nocturnal enclosure, attend wildlife shows, nature exhibits and daily performances by the keepers. In addition to these feathered stars, you will also see creatures like the Auckland green gecko, kea and a prehistoric tuatara. ​ Queenstown Trail It is a network of 120 km of easy and difficult trails that border rivers, lakes and mountain ranges where you can also do various activities, such as bungee jumping, jet ski rides and wine tasting. East bike and walk trail is funded as one of the New Zealand Cycle Trail system projects in Otago, New Zealand. It links the cities of Queenstown, Arrowtown, the suburb of Jack's Point and the Gibbston area. ​ cook islands The Cook Islands make up a archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean south, between Hawaii and New Zealand almost 3,300 km from the latter, with government system democratic - parliamentary on free association with New Zealand. Also known as New Zealand Polynesia, the 15 islands of volcanic origin and coral reefs have an area of 236 km² . The population is concentrated on the island of Rarotonga where is the international airport. The capital is Avarua . They are one of the few islands in the Pacific where tourism is still underdeveloped, which makes them a true paradise, the perfect refuge for those looking to relax and discover virgin sites. ​ Ancla 1 pukapuka It's one of the reefs from coral of the Cook Islands . Of all the inhabited islands of the archipelago it is the most isolated. Another name for PukaPuka is Islands of Danger. Although the infrastructure is well maintained, flights to Pukapuka are rare as the island is much closer to Samoa than the rest of the Cook Islands. Robert Dean Frisbie immortalized the island in his work Isla del Desire written in the 1930s. In February 2005 Pukapuka and her neighbor Nassau they were beaten by cyclone Percy that caused serious damage to property and infrastructure on the islands. The local population speaks pukapukan . ​ Click here for accommodation Click here to purchase New Zealand cuisine New Zealand cuisine is characterized by having an influence from Europe, Asia, Polynesia and the Maori. Being an island, seafood products stand out, such as fish and shellfish. But there is also a great taste for meat, especially lamb and pork. Hangi: It consists of putting meat and vegetables in baskets and cooking them underground. Very hot rocks are placed in a hole, the food goes on top, and everything is covered with earth so that the heat does not escape. After around 6 hours, the soil is scooped out and the food is ready. Hogget roast – roast made with baked lamb meat seasoned with herbs and accompanied by potato, pumpkin, sweet potato, vegetables and mint sauce. Lamb Stew: Quick-fried, seasoned lamb meat; It is presented accompanied with sautéed vegetables such as carrots and of a red wine and rosemary sauce. Colonial Goose: boneless leg of lamb meat cooked with honey and dried fruit, all marinated in red wine. Whitebait Fritter: egg omelette made with small fish and tomatoes. Pavlova: meringue topped with whipped cream and topped with fresh fruit such as strawberries and kiwi. Afghan Biscuits: traditional cookie made of cocoa powder, butter, flour and cornflakes, covered with chocolate glaze and a nut on top. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Click here for restaurants Reservá los mejores Paseos y Tours por Nueva Zelanda

  • Puerto Rico | optimiza tu viaje

    Puerto Rico Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is one of the Unincorporated territories of the United States and one of the two commonwealth states with self-governing status of the United States of America . It is located east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands . Made up of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and several islands: Vieques, Culebra, Mona and numerous islets. From San Juan, its capital, We can visit several of the most famous Caribbean islands, such as Saint Thomas and Saint John. It is interesting to explore the tropical island of Puerto Rico, where you can find exotic hideaways, miles of white sand beaches, mountains and valleys, and many other natural wonders. In addition to the natural beauties, you will find yourself surrounded by warm and friendly people. How to get to Puerto Rico Airplane: The main airport is the Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in the capital San Juan, which It has numerous connections with most of the capitals of Latin America. As for airlines, the one with the largest number of destinations from Puerto Rico is American Airlines. ​ Boat: normally if you are taking a Caribbean cruise you can get off in the capital. ​ ferry: is an option that will bring you comfortably and economically to Puerto Rico. Ferries depart from Santo Domingo and arrive in San Juan. The journey lasts one night and the ship offers seats and cabins. ​ How to get around in Puerto Rico Plane: the main national routes connect the capital San Juan with the islands of Culebra and Vieques. ​ Ship: daily ferries link Fajardo with Vieques and Culebra. Bus: there are very cheap that make transfers and provide service between some of the main towns but they are very slow and do not have too many frequencies. ​ Car: renting is the easiest method to get around the island. The main connections are highways that connect the most important towns. ​ Aerial metro: used to move to certain areas on the outskirts of San Juan such as Carolina and it is quite modern. ​ Cab: is expensive, to make it cheaper it is shared with other travellers. Public vans: shared with pre-established routes ​ What to see in Puerto rich San Juan With 500 years of history, the Old San Juan It is without a doubt one of the most emblematic and precious places in Puerto Rico. When strolling through its cobbled streets you will enjoy a unique architecture and the color of its streets. You'll find fun local shops and lively restaurants and bars scattered throughout the old city. The free cars can take you to the most important places like the nose , San Cristobal Castle , Ballajá Barracks , Strength , among others. ​ Castle of San Felipe del Morro Strong and beautiful, this fort has helped protect the coastline for nearly five centuries while commanding some of the best scenery on the island. Explore it via spiral staircases between levels and take a photo in one of the iconic sentry gate boxes that line the exterior walls. ​ El Yunque Rain Forest Just an hour's drive from San Juan located in Rio Grande , on the eastern side of the island, encompasses 28,000 acres of land that includes 25 waterfalls, several rivers, and is a protected area that is home to more than 240 species of trees, a wide variety of native fauna, unique birds, and beautiful landscapes, the Forest. You can choose between hiking, zip line or horseback riding, and enjoy of the amazing view from the top of the forest overlooking the lush valleys of the region. ​ Piñones, Loiza Just minutes from San Juan and the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) , you can find the Afro-Caribbean coastal neighborhood of Piñones. Full of delicious authentic food made in the traditional hearth; the little ones food stalls, they offer fritters made of plantain, fresh fish, oysters and lots of seasoning; you can try the alcapurrias and codfish with crab or cod meat and also visit the María de la Cruz Historical Park in Loiza and its beautiful cave of great historical value. ​ Santurce, San Juan The neighborhood of Santurce, home of the Puerto Rico Museum of Art and the Contemporary Art Museum , among many other galleries and local shops, It is located very close to the Condado district, about 20 minutes from Old San Juan. The area has become a center for arts and culture with many buildings displaying murals and galleries displaying works by local artists. The small square of Santurce offers tradition, live music, culture and authentic local food all in one. Farmers sell their fresh produce during the day, including local fruits, vegetables, flowers, and dishes, and a block party-style celebration takes place on weekend nights. ​ The Parguera A trip to La Parguera in the city of Lajas, located on the southwestern side of Puerto Rico, can be a two and a half hour drive from San Juan. You can eat eat local food and drink an authentic Puerto Rican cocktail on the Malecón, a waterfront area with colorful souvenir shops and beautiful views. Also you can Diving in the near bioluminescent bay , experience the best diving on the island, hike, bird watch, bike or rent a boat to see dozens of small mangrove islands. You will find different species of birds and sea creatures in Caracoles, Mata la Gata or Cayo Enrique and even you might see a dolphin or a manatee. ​ The Camuy River Cave Park Very close to the capital city, it is one of the largest cave systems in the world. The caves are part of an extensive network of natural limestone caves and underground watercourses carved out by the third largest underground river in the world, the Camuy. ​ Vieques Beaches It is a small Puerto Rican island located less than an hour by boat on the eastern side of Puerto Rico. The island has 40 beaches, virgin and underdeveloped and there is a current of rivers that keeps the water unusually clean. Many of the bays are sheltered with perfectly calm waters; others have more wave action for boogie boarding and other activities. The Vieques Biobay is where a bioluminescence phenomenon occurs that makes its waters glow with fluorescent colors at night, due to the presence of unique microorganisms that cause this effect. ​ Flamingo Beach The small Culebra Island, considered a Wildlife Refuge, is home to one of the the most paradisiacal beaches in the country, Playa Flamenco, chosen as one of the best beaches in the world. It has a horseshoe shape, crystal clear waters and is surrounded by bushes and equipped with the right services. In addition to snorkel and enjoy the sea , you can take a walk to the tip of the island. To the west of the island, Playa Tamarindo is the perfect place to spend the day snorkeling, swimming among colorful fish. ​ Cayo Icacos Just over an hour's drive from San Juan to Las Croabas and other marinas in Fajardo , you can explore the Cayos Icacos or Lobos with deserted beaches and nothing but white sand and perfect turquoise waters for snorkeling and swimming. It is a nature reserve where you will fall in love with the shades of turquoise blue that reflects the sea where you can visit turtles and discover the beautiful corals of the caribbean. ​ Click here for accommodation Click here to purchase Gastronomy in Puerto Rico the kitchen puerto rican has its roots in the culinary traditions of Spain , Africa and the cultures Taíno . Puerto Rican cuisine has surpassed the limits of the island and can be found in several countries outside the archipelago. Stewed beans: they are stewed with sofrito, tomato sauce and different spices. This results in an aromatic and flavorful broth to which potatoes, pumpkin and banana balls are added. accompanied by rice and some meat. ​ Masonry rice: fry pepper, ham and garlic in a frying pan. They are then mixed and sautéed with cooked white rice and stewed beans. ​ Mofongo: it is prepared by frying the plantain and, using a mortar, it is mashed in a mortar which Garlic and butter are added, then a kind of volcano is built and stuffed with chicken, seafood or meat. ​ Pork rind: pieces of fried chicken, pork, or fish meat with the skin left on for a crispy texture. ​ Fried yellows: ripe plantains cut into wheels and fried until golden brown. ​ Tostones: they are fried plantain wheels, but green. First the wheels are fried and then they are crushed with a tostonera. Once crushed, they are fried again to make them crispy. ​ Alcapurria: a dough based on green plantain and root vegetables such as yautia or malanga. A filling of meat, chicken, seafood or vegetables is put in the middle of this dough, then it is fried. ​ Pionono: fried ripe yellows that are placed on top of a pan forming a wheel and leaving a hole in the middle. In that hole you put cooked ground meat and a beaten egg. ​ Bacalaitos: Fritters made from shredded cod that is mixed with flour and different herbs to taste. ​ Coconut flan: the main ingredient is coconut milk and condensed milk, which gives it a creamy texture and just the right amount of sweetness. ​ Piña colada: cocktail made up of pineapple juice, coconut cream and rum . Click here for restaurants Reservá los mejores Paseos y Tours por Puerto Rico

  • Patagonia | optimiza tu viaje

    Patagonia The Argentine Patagonia, or Patagonian region of Argentina, is one of the four integrated regions of the Argentine Republic . It is formed by the provinces from Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, as well as Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands (Isla de los Estados, the Año Nuevo Islands, the Malvinas Islands, Beauchêne Island, the Cormorant and Negra rocks, the South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, other islands, islets and rocks situated in internal waters and in the territorial sea). It is bordered to the north by Mendoza and La Pampa, to the east with the province of Buenos Aires and the Atlantic Ocean , and to the west with Chili . Two of the most touristic points are Ushuaia (which will be developed separately) and Bariloche, being that both cities are separated by about 2,000 kilometers which shows the distances in the same. How to get to Argentine Patagonia Due to its great extension, one of the most used means of transport in the Patagonian region is the plane. To serve this type of transport, in Patagonia there are good airports in the main destinations, as well as important airlines that connect the most important towns with the capital of the country. Let's take a look at some of the busiest airports in the region. ​ Bariloche: the Teniente Luis Candelaria International Airport. It serves as access to the Patagonian lake area, providing access to Bariloche, Villa la Angostura, El Bolsón, etc. It connects with the Capital and with the most important cities of Argentina, including a connection with El Calafate. There are also flights to and from Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo (Brazil). ​ Ushuaia: Malvinas Argentinas International Airport serves the island of Tierra del Fuego, in the extreme south of the country, and its beautiful architecture has been recognized by specialized magazines. It connects with Punta Arenas (Chile). ​ El Calafate: Comandante Armando Tola International Airport It is the main means of access to Los Glaciares National Park. It has connections with the main cities of Argentina and Bariloche, Río Gallegos, Ushuaia, Trelew and Comodoro Rivadavia. It also connects with the Chilean cities of Santiago, Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas. ​ Comodoro Rivadavia: General Enrique Mosconi International Airport is the fourth busiest in Patagonia. It connects with the most important towns in the region and with Buenos Aires, but it has no connections abroad. ​ What to see in Argentine Patagonia Copahue/Caviahue In the middle of the Neuquén mountain range, distant 20 km. one from the other, constitute a single tourist destination that unites hot springs, snow and volcanoes in a beautiful and strange mountain landscape. around the Lake Caviahue is the landscape crowned by the Copahue volcano, an area of beautiful views, and hot springs surrounded by steppes and forests of pehuenes or araucarias. It is a very particular landscape, especially because of the physiognomy of these trees, a species that has survived for thousands of years. ​ San martin de los andes Located on the shores of Lake Lácar, at an altitude of 640 meters, to the southwest of the province of Neuquén and only 40 km. from the border with Chile, is the point of arrival and departure of the Road of the Seven Lakes , which joins that city with San Carlos de Bariloche through 184 km of spectacular landscapes of lakes, mountains and beautiful vegetation. One of the most important attractions is Cerro Chapelco, which is very close to the city. ​ Lanin National Park East National Park of the province of Neuquén located to the southwest of the Province of Neuquén, it covers an area of 379,000 hectares, which protects an important sector of the Patagonian Andean forest, where the pellín oak, the pehuén and the raulí abound. With its two lakes, the Lácar and the Huechulafquen, it offers areas of black sand beaches due to the volcanic activity of the Lanín volcano, a peak of 3776 m. high with eternal snow on its summit. All in a beautiful landscape of mountains and 24 lakes of glacial origin. ​ Villa La Angostura 76 km. from Bariloche. La Angostura is an area of lakes, rivers and mountains surrounded by forests, ideal for vacations, recreation and sports such as skiing, snowboarding. This small mountain village on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, has excellent lodging and gastronomy services to receive visitors all year round. ​ myrtle forest Located in the province of Neuquén, it covers 1,753 hectares, of which 20 are covered by magnificent Arrayanes, which is a type of tree that only grows in temperate forest areas, reaching an unusual density in this area. With its particular color, its bark brown in young trees, and orange, in its adult version, the shades of the myrtle forest are typical of one of the purest and most extensive forests of this species. The average age is 160 to 250 years, with some older and more resistant ones being 500 to 600 years old. ​ ​ The Route of the Seven Lakes In the province of Neuquén, uniting San Martin de los Andes and Villa La Angostura, runs one of the most beautiful routes in the world. It is a 110-kilometer journey through winding trails, dissimilar landscapes of wonderful colors and crystal-clear water mirrors. It crosses the Lanín and Nahuel Huapi national parks, and through the Lácar, Machónico, Falkner, Villarino, Escondido, Espejo and Correntoso lakes and the Nahuel Huapi. ​ Saint Charles of Bariloche Bariloche is the most important city in the Lake District, on the edge of one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the world: Nahuel Huapi. Of a intense blue full of islands and so extensive that on one side its coast meets an arid landscape, and on the other spectacular humid forests. The Civic Center is recommended to try the typical foods of the southern region such as trout or lamb, chocolates and beer. A very good walk is to go up to the Cerro Campanario chairlift, at a height of more or less 1,000 meters and 30 minutes on foot from the city center, to observe the Victoria and Huemul islands, Lakes Moreno and Nahuel Huapi and the El Trebol lagoon. ​ Cathedral Hill It is the largest ski center in the southern hemisphere (120 kilometers of slopes distributed over an area of 600 hectares) and offers a wide infrastructure of services for the practice of winter sports. It is open all year round and has 34 means of elevation (among chairlifts, cabins and tow means), facilitating the ascent of 36,000 people per hour. Once at the top you can enjoy the beautiful inns installed on its imposing slopes, with incredible views of the Nahuel Huapi and Gutiérrez lakes, the Andes mountain range, the Tronador hill, and the other surrounding hills. ​ Otto Hill is to only 5 kilometers from the center of Bariloche. To go up, the already legendary cable car is used, covering a distance of 2100 meters in this attractive means of elevation with capacity for 4 passengers in each gondola. At the top is a rotating confectionery, one of the best known features of this hill that rotates 360 degrees in about 20 or 40 minutes (depending on speed) it is glazed in its entire circumference and allows you to enjoy beautiful views. From there, three trails depart that trekking lovers will greatly enjoy: Mirador Gutierrez, Nido del Águila, Piedra Hasburg. ​ Thundering Hill It is located in the southern part of the Andes Mountains, on the border between Chile and Argentina. It is the highest hill in the surroundings of Bariloche and the only one that remains white throughout the year due to the glaciers on its summit. It is a geologically active volcano being its last unknown eruption. It separates two national parks: Vicente Pérez Rosales in the province of Llanquihue, Chile, and Nahuel Huapi, in Río Negro and Neuquén, Argentina. El Tronador has a total of 7 glaciers ​ Lake Mascardi Located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park –near the city of Bariloche–, it is a mirror of water 23 kilometers long by four wide, with a maximum depth of 218 meters. It is in these waters that they form a “V” that we found an island that looks like a heart: Piuké Huapí. In the same section of the excursion, you visit the black drifter on the summit of Cerro Tronador. It is a glacier that incorporates dark-colored sediments from ancient volcanic eruptions within the ice. ​ Puelo Lake It is a locality located in the Andean Patagonia , in the Cushamen department , northwest of the province of Chubut , distant only 4 km north of the water mirror which gives it its name. It can be reached in a short time from El Bolsón, since the distance does not exceed 17 km. It is a mountainous landscape of glacial origin, with many idyllic colored rivers, several lakes, forests and some beaches. But above all, a unique site thanks to the low altitude of the lake level, which allows the development of Chilean flora together with species from the Argentine Andean Patagonian forest. Known as "the Pearl of the Region" this Andean town is the place where the best hops for the craft beer industry are found. ​ Los Alerces National Park It is a protected area of 263,000 hectares located in the Andean region of the Province of Chubut, on the international border with the Republic of Chile. For some it is one of the most beautiful forest and mountain landscapes in Argentine Patagonia. The National Park shelters several lakes such as Futalaufquen and Lake Verde, as well as landscapes of great beauty between rivers, mountains and forests. Above all, its larch forest stands out, with specimens thousands of years old. ​ Cave of the hands In the canyon of the Pinturas river is the cave art of the Cueva de las Manos, where inhabitants of 9,000 years ago showed his art and testimony of life It is a site of cave paintings in the province of Santa Cruz, where some of the paintings and inscriptions are dated at almost 10,000 years old, being one of the oldest artistic expressions of the South American peoples. that you have knowledge. This is how Unesco understood it, when in 1999 it named it Cultural Heritage of Humanity . ​ El Chalten I know located in the southern Andes, in the province of Santa Cruz, within the Los Glaciares National Park , in a valley where the De las Vueltas and Fitz Roy rivers converge. Mount Chalten or Fitz Roy, 3,405 meters high, It is the predominant figure of the landscape. It is one of the newest towns and one of the fastest growing for being a trekking paradise. A place to know is La Laguna de Los Tres, one of the most beautiful in the world, not only because of the color of the water, but also because of its particular high mountain environment. ​ Perito Moreno Glacier It is located 80 km. from El Calafate, a city on the banks of the Lake Argentino , in the Santa Cruz province . It is one of the 7 natural wonders of Argentina and next to the Iguazú Falls, which are well in the north of the country, one of the two emblematic natural wonders. Although it is not the only glacier nor the largest in the region, it is the most accessible, being able to walk alongside him through a system of catwalks. It shows a surprising and curious phenomenon, in which its great mass of ice advances continuously, causing the accumulation, rupture and detachment of gigantic blocks of ice on its 5 km wide front. The front of the glacier exceeds 60 m above the water at its maximum height, from which pieces of various sizes continuously fall, producing a similar stridency to the sound of thunder ​ Valdes Peninsula Located in the eastern side of Patagonia, on the The Argentine Sea in the province of Chubut is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. It is recognized for its population of southern right whales, dolphins, dolphins, penguins, elephant seals, and rheas. An amazing ecosystem in an arid and denuded landscape. where they coexist As mentioned wild penguins, sea lions, the llama-like guanaco, elephant seals and, if you arrive at the right time of year, whales as the season runs from June to mid-December. ​ Click here for accommodation Click here for restaurants . Reservá los mejores Paseos y Tours por Patagonia

  • Consejos para tus viajes | optimiza tu viaje

    Consejos para tus viajes Vacunas ​ Antes de viajar conviene te informes en los sites de las embajadas y consulados de los países que visitarás (incluyendo aquellos en los que haga escalas), si pueden exigirte el Certificado Internacional de Vacunación para poder ingresar. Algunas aerolíneas y empresas de cruceros también lo requieren para embarcar. T ené en cuenta que por Reglamento Sanitario Internacional la vacuna debe ser aplicada 10 días antes de ingresar al país, por lo tanto es bueno que efectúes estas consultas con anticipación. En cuanto al COVID19 deberás verificar el estado de situación de cada país para observar tanto las restricciones de entrada como de convivencia. Seguro de viaje Un seguro mé dico internacional es indispensable. Los accidentes como alguna emergencia medica tiene un importante costo financiero que te pone a ti y a tu familia en una situación vulnerable. En Europa es uno de los requisitos para ingresar al Espacio Schengen (ver mas abajo). La cobertura mínima para ingresar al mencionado espacio es de Euros 30.000. En Argentina las compañías mas conocidas son Univesal Assistance y Assist Card. La tarjeta visa ofrece gratis una cobertura para asociados Gold de U$S 20.000 y Platinum U$S 30.000. Algo similar tiene el programa MasterAssist Premium de Master Card. Vuelos Stopover U n vuelo con stopover te permite hacer una escala lo suficientemente larga como para visitar un lugar antes de llegar a tu destino final. Se trata de un único billete, por lo que es más económico que comprar dos billetes independientes. Muchas aerolíneas ofrecen planes turísticos y alojamiento durante tu stopover, a veces a bajo coste o incluso de manera gratuita. Enchufes en destino No todos los países comparten el mi smo tipo de tensión, ni por supuesto, el mismo tipo de modelo de enchufe . Lo mejor es tener un adaptador universal, que es muy versátil y te permite cambiar la configuración del mismo dependiendo del país en el que te encuentras. Espacio Schengen E l E spacio Schengen es un espacio que comprende 26 estados europeos que han abolido oficialmente todos los pasaportes y todo s los demás tipos de control fronterizo en sus fronteras mutuas. El área funciona principalmente como una jurisdicción única para fines de viajes internacionales, con una política de visas común. Los 26 estados son: Alemania, Austria, Bélgica, Dinamarca, Eslovenia, España, Estonia, Finlandia, Francia, Grecia, Holanda, Hungría, Islandia, Italia, Letonia, Liechtenstein, Lituania, Luxemburgo, Malta, Noruega, Polonia, Portugal, República Checa, República Eslovaca, Suecia y Suiza. Por lo tanto el ingreso a uno de esos países te habilita para el ingreso a los otros sin necesidad de volver a hacer el trámite de in migración. Si sales de los países del Espacio Schengen y quieres volver a entrar, te van a volver a revis ar todos los documentos, principalmente pasaporte. Dónde cambiar moneda Si bien se acostumbra mucho usar las tarjetas de crédito a veces es conveniente viajar con moneda extranjera y pagar en efectivo tus consumos; en este caso: La opción más fácil sería ir a tu banco y hacer el cambio. Para un viajero que vive en Argentina y viaja al exterior es muy poco favorable por las diferencias de cotización que existen entre distintos cambios. Para quien viaja a Argentina la situación es muy distinta. Otra, cambiarla en el aeropuerto. No es recomendable, el cambio que te ofecerán será malo y perderás dinero. Una de las mejores opciones, es retirar el dinero de los cajeros automáticos ( depende de la posibilidad de cada país de origen) o cambiar en las casas de camb io del país de destino siempre comprobando si el tipo de cambio es bueno y qué comisiones cobran. A quí te adjunto una lista de comisiones de los cajeros del mundo preparada por la Guía Low Cost . Mejor época para viajar por el mundo ¿Tienes vacaciones y quieres saber dónde ir? ¿Dónde es temporada alta o baja? o ¿Dónde dónde no es recomendable viajar por el clima? Te propongo 12 mapas para saber dónde viajar y cuándo según la Guía Low Cost. ¡Un Mapa para cada mes del año! Así, podemos saber dónde es temporada alta o dónde no es recomendable ir a causa del tiempo! Haz click aquí Otros Consejos Te invito a hacer click en cada tip que menciono a continuación. ​ Cómo comenzar a planear cualquier viaje desde cero. ​ Cómo elegir qué destino visitar. ​ Cómo viajar por el mundo ahorrando en alojamiento. ​ Cómo tener internet en el extranjero sin gastar de más. ​ Cómo viajar seguro para viajes internacionales. ​ Cómo guardar el dinero durante un viaje. ​ Qué llevo en mi botiquín cuando viajo. Cómo funciona CouchSurfing. ​

  • República Dominicana | optimiza tu viaje

    Dominican Republic Located in the central area of the Antilles, in the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. It is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean , to the east with the Mona Canal , which separates it from Puerto Rico , to the south with the Caribbean Sea , and to the west with Haiti , its neighbor of the island of Hispaniola Its capital and most populous city is Santo Domingo. Its terrain has arid deserts, tropical jungles and beautiful beaches with most luxury resorts, with the best being located on the north and east coasts in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana or Higuey. Depending on where you go, you'll find colonial architecture, sugar plantations, quaint towns, mountain retreats, and much more. Due to the frequency of storms and hurricanes from June to October, it is generally best to visit the Dominican Republic between November and May. How to get to the Dominican Republic Plane: the most used airports are the Las Américas International Airport, also known as the José Francisco Peña Gómez Airport, which is 30 minutes from the capital city, Santo Domingo, and is the main point of entry for international flights in the city and the La Isabela International Airport also known as Joaquín Balaguer International Airport which is north of Santo Domingo and mostly handles only domestic flights and flights to Haiti, Cuba and other Caribbean islands and Punta Cana International Airport what It is located just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana area. Ships: It has the largest number of cruise destinations in the Caribbean: Santo Domingo, La Romana, Puerto Plata, Samaná and Punta Cana. ​ How to get around in Santo Domingo Metro: It has two lines, most of which are used by residents commuting to work. But there are a couple of convenient stops for the sights. ​ Bus or Minivan: Downtown buses tend to be white, stopping to pick up or drop off anyone on the designated route as many times as necessary, and are the slowest way to get around. ​ Moto taxis or motoconchos: they are popular among the locals of the big cities like Santo Domingo or Puerto Plata, because they are the cheapest and fastest way to avoid traffic. ​ Shared taxis or conchos: also known as cart-conchos, these four-door vehicles are shared taxis, similar to city buses because they travel along specific routes and stop anywhere along the route at the request of the passengers. ​ What to see in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo It is located on the south coast facing the Caribbean Sea and is the largest city in the country. The Colonial zone is the heart of Santo Domingo, and the narrow streets that make up its arteries are full of some of the most beautiful and interesting places in the country. Examples of 15th and 16th century architecture abound and it is dotted with lush green spaces with exotic flora. A huge limestone ridge can be mentioned is the Parque Mirador Del Sur, a tree-lined corridor riddled with caves, one of which has been transformed into a restaurant. At the National Botanical Garden, orchids, ferns, bromeliads, palm trees and more grow throughout the manicured gardens. ​ Alcazar de Colon Museum Christopher Columbus' son Diego and his family lived in the building that is now the Museum. Today the Gothic-Mudejar style building contains the Caribbean's most important collection of Renaissance and late medieval art, but even more interesting is the history of the building. Many expeditions of exploration and conquest were planned there during the early Spanish colonial period, Sir Francis Drake sacked it in 1586, and it later served as a warehouse and prison. ​ First Cathedral of America The first stone of the Cathedral was laid by Diego Columbus in 1514, but the church was not completed until 1540. Numerous architects marked on the church, which is why the ornamentation is in a Baroque style, the chapel is Gothic, and a Romanesque style is visible in the arches. This combination of styles makes the building magnificent inside and out. Peaceful, beautiful and exhilarating, one can almost feel the presence of God in the remarkable landmark. ​ Ruins of San Francisco The Monastery of San Francisco in the city of Santo Domingo It is one of the most important ruins of the Dominican Republic . It is located in the Colonial city Santo Domingo and was declared a World Heritage Site. Its construction began with the arrival of the Franciscan fathers, in 1508 and was completed in 1560 . It was the first monastery of New World , some time later, was hit by a hurricane. ​ Paradise Cay It is located 25 minutes by boat from Punta Rucia, located northwest of Puerto Plata. An island without tourist infrastructure. This is Cayo Paraíso, a small island in the Dominican Republic , whose main attraction, in addition to its sand, are its coral reefs, perfect for diving looking for the charms of the key beyond the surface of the water. The Caribbean water here is so transparent that the bottom can be seen with the naked eye. Of course, there is only sand and water, none of those palm trees so attractive by the sea. ​ Punta Cana Located in Cabo Engaño, the easternmost area of the Dominican Republic, it has become one of the most popular tourist areas due to its wide range of hotel resorts with “all-inclusive” service. There are 402 kilometers of beaches of exuberant nature being a good example of a wonderful tropical coast with white sands and crystal clear blue waters, lined with numerous palm trees. In these waters, you can practice all kinds of water sports, such as snorkeling and diving, being able to explore the largest coral reef on the entire island, about 30 km long. ​ Puerto Plata The birthplace of tourism in the Dominican Republic, it continues to make a huge impact. Its spectacular and extensive landscape combines sea, mountains, lush valleys, rivers and a multitude of beaches. Its fertile soil produces cocoa and coffee trees, while underneath rests the lightest amber in the world. The Puerto Plata cable car, the only one in the Caribbean, will take you to the top of Loma Isabel de Torres with its beautiful botanical garden, where you will have a panoramic view of the Atlantic coast with its more than 100 kilometers of beach that adorn the multiple coastal towns, inland farming communities dotted with rivers and waterfalls, and hotels of all shapes and sizes to suit all tastes. ​ Demijohn Puddles It is located in the municipality of Imbert in Puerto Plata, there you will find a beautiful path that will surely surprise you with its magnificent 27 "puddles" each with a different beauty, this place ensures a connection with nature and birds. Always in the hands of a local guide, who will teach you the origins of this fantastic place while you admire the crystal clear, cold and fresh waters, with beautiful caves, waterfalls, springs and enormous molded rocks. ​ Samana Peninsula It is located 315 kilometers from Punta Cana, located in the province of Samaná , which is connected to the rest of the state by the isthmus of Samana. It is the tourist beach option with the most important hotel complexes in the Dominican Republic. Of mountainous relief, it has undulating valleys and heights that make up crystalline rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Around the rocky coastline of this peninsula, visitors can appreciate miles and miles of sparkling white sand beaches. The peninsula contains many beaches , especially in the city of Santa Bárbara de Samaná and has the El Catey Samaná International Airport. ​ Click here for accommodation Click here to purchase Gastronomy of the Dominican Republic Dominican gastronomy presents characteristics of a Creole cuisine , that is, of European origin but developed in America with African influences . That is why it is similar to that of Latin-speaking countries that surround the Caribbean Sea , although with slight developed variations, giving rise to unique dishes. Mangú: mashed green plantain with red onion cooked in a vinegar sauce, cheese and fried salami. Dominican flag: a huge plate with rice and beans (beans), with chicken or meat and accompanied by a salad, avocado Sancocho: thick tuber stew combines chicken, pork, yucca, yams, green plantains and potatoes. Served with a bowl of white rice and avocado slices. Pasteles en Hoja: Dominican version of tamales, although made with plantain dough, stuffed with meat and wrapped in a banana leaf. Mofongo: An original dish from Puerto Rico, it has its own Dominican version, with mashed plantains, garlic and pork or shrimp. Grilled or grilled meats: in the northwest, goat meat is a staple food, Seafood: They are, of course, a big part of the diet of this Caribbean country. You will find the freshest fish, direct from the sea to the table, in particular the chillo, red snapper. Fried fish: with tostones, avocado and yaniqueque, a thin and crispy round fried Johnny cake Habichuelas con Dulce – A sweet bean-based dessert, Coconete is a round, crunchy coconut cookie. Majarete: a sweet corn cake sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg. Click here for restaurants Reservá los mejores Paseos y Tours por Dominicana

  • Miami | optimiza tu viaje

    Miami Miami is a port city located in the southeast of Florida , around Miami River , between everglades and the Atlantic ocean . is the campus the county from Miami-Dade , and therefore the main, most central and most populous city in the Miami Metropolitan Area . It is considered a global city of importance in the finance , the commerce , arts, entertainment , media and international trade . ​ It is home to numerous corporate headquarters, banks and television studios. His port is considered the port that houses the largest volume of cruise ships in the world and is also the headquarters of several cruise line companies. In addition, the city has the highest concentration of international banks in all United States of America . How to get to Miami Plane: Miami International Airport is located 16 kilometers from the city of Miami. It is the main airport in South Florida and has national and international connections. It has flights to cities in Europe and Western Asia but its greatest strength is the connections with Latin America. As it is a modern and very important airport, you will find all the services in it. ​ Public transport: although it is not the most comfortable, there are several public transport options between the airport and downtown: the Metrorail, the Miami Beach Bus and the Metrobus. ​ Car: rent a car is something recommended and the best is pick you up at the airport. ​ Transfer service: this is the most recommended way; a driver will be waiting for you when you get off the plane to take you to your destination. ​ Taxi: It is the least convenient option of all, due to its high cost. ​ How to get around in Miami Metromover : automatic train moving over Downtown. Metrorail: An elevated train that runs through the city from north to south. Metrobus : bus network that crosses Miami in all directions. Subway: elevated train that crosses Miami from north to south with two 40-kilometer lines that run through 23 stations. There are three ways to obtain passes to travel on Metrorail or Metrobús (the Metromover is free): the Easy Ticket: it is a disposable card with 60 days of validity; the Easy Card: is a rechargeable plastic card and Easy Pay: is an app that allows you to buy your pass online and use the transportation system from your cell phone. Taxi : they have a good service but their price is high. Car: it is a city in which it is worth renting a car. The distances between places of interest are very great and public transport is very limited. ​ What to see in Miami miami-beach It is an island city in South Florida, which is connected through bridges with the territory of Miami. Its long beaches stretch from the North Shore Open Space Park, through palm-lined Lummus Park, to South Pointe Park. They actually form a different city from Miami and have their own city hall. But in practice it is as if they were the same city being the best known part of Miami. The best things to do in Miami Beach include the Art Deco District, Lummus Park, Ocean Drive, Española Way, and historic sites. ​ South Beach It is the busiest and liveliest area of Miami Beach that borders on Government Cut to the south and the port of miami east-northeast. The area offers panoramic views of the Bay from biscayne , the fisher island , the downtown miami and the Atlantic ocean . There is one of the most famous beaches in the world, as well as a party atmosphere throughout the day. Known as SoBe by locals, It is the most famous and beautiful part of the city with miles of white sand, shops and good restaurants. ​ ocean drive This area, made up of 10 blocks from 5th Street to 14th Street, near South Beach and Lummus Park, is the center of Miami's nightlife. Here it is celebrated until the wee hours of the morning and people with money drive around in luxury cars between the many bars, restaurants and cafes. famous in Convertible cars and loud music are the usual fauna of Ocean Drive. Whoever visits Miami cannot miss going through it, which is something like New York's Times Square. ​ collins avenue This great avenue of Miami Beach is one of the most important centers of this district; a mainly residential and shopping area, but which concentrates in it a large number of old buildings of great interest. To get to know this whole area well, we recommend getting lost both on Collins Avenue and its surroundings, since it is the best way to get to know the hundreds of houses that were built between the 40s and 60s. These houses have their historical value and their particular interest. in the city of Miami, since they are characterized by having their own architectural style that was developed in Miami during these two decades. ​ Art Deco District It is located in the South Beach area and is made up of more than 100 buildings designed in a beautiful architectural style of pastel colors, geometric shapes and abundant decoration. What is most striking are the neon signs that adorn them and bring the area to life at night; most of them date from the 1920s, but have been almost completely restored and they have been converted into hotels concentrating on Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue. ​ Bal Harbor Beach It is a beach in the north of Miami Beach located right next to Haulover Beach, very quiet and increasingly it has become the favorite place for high-end people, since it is less frequented and is surrounded by luxury hotels and restaurants. here you go to find groups of people practicing yoga and pilates by the sea. In addition, in the surroundings of Bal Harbor you will find many luxury shops and malls, which is why it has become one of the best places to shop in Miami Beach. ​ children's museum If you are going to travel with children, it is one of the places to do tourism in Miami. Located on Watson Island, throughout its 5,250 m2 it has 14 galleries and an auditorium where children (and adults) can learn about art, culture and communication becoming a very fun museum to visit with the family. There creativity is promoted and children let their imagination fly. There are plenty of games and interactive experiments. Without a doubt, an ideal visit to do in Miami with children. ​ Downtown Miami As in all American cities, the financial center of Miami is concentrated in the downtown. It is picturesque not so much because of the impressive buildings that characterize it, but because of the coast and the sea that bathes it, with its parks arranged to enjoy the view and even the dolphins that come to life in that area. There is also the Bayside Marketplace, a great walk to watch the boats while watching the name brand stores and live music by the bay. In this area is Flager St, known for being the haggling street to buy electronics. Although the prices are tempting, it is not always a reliable place. ​ Bayfront Park It is a public park urban located in the heart of the city. Next to Biscayne Bay, you can walk enjoying the sea breeze and the shade of the palm trees, while you contemplate the spectacular skyscrapers of Downtown. The busiest part is usually the one around the large fountain in the park and there are always interesting events in the area. Next to Bayfront Marketplace there is a great park to relax and forget the bustle of the city. The contrast is striking: on one side you will see the sea and on the other the jungle of skyscrapers. ​ Vizcaya Villa It is a 3-story Italian Renaissance mansion surrounded by manicured gardens along Biscayne Bay. opened in 1916. Is open to the public and houses an art collection among the 34 spectacular rooms of the mansion. One of the highlights of the visit is the large stone barge that leads out into the bay. Without a doubt, one of the most interesting places to visit in Miami. ​ little havana It is the Latin neighborhood of Miami home of a very large Cuban community, where walking along the so-called Calle Ocho You will feel that you are walking down a street in Cuba. In addition to typical food restaurants, you can enjoy its very strong coffee, see live and direct how the classic cigars are made or walk on the “Cuban” version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with stars for Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino and Gloria Estefan, among others. ​ art Museum The Miami Art Museum or Pérez Art Museum Miami ( PAMM ) is one of the places of interest in the city. Located in front of Biscayne Bay, in the beautiful Bicentennial Park, the museum building is already a work of art, especially for its beautiful vertical garden. Inside you will find more than 1,800 works of art by artists from around the world produced from the mid-20th century to the present. Without a doubt, another of the most interesting places to visit in Miami. ​ Miami Design District The neighborhood is a benchmark for art, innovation and design. There converges the luxury of the most exclusive fashion and beauty brands and also the architecture of the future with stores of renowned designers and amazing modern art installations such as the giant statue of the architect Le Corbusier. But, without a doubt, the most representative is the Fly's Eye Dome, in the central square that with a sphere with transparent sheets, like a huge golf ball, gives access to the parking lot of the enclosure. ​ Wynwood Walls From being an area full of industrial buildings and with an unattractive atmosphere, it has become the largest concentration of urban art in Miami. There you can enjoy street art on almost any corner, as artists have decorated the neighborhood as if it were an open-air museum. The whole neighborhood is full of graffiti, not only on the walls but there are even messages on the sidewalks. In addition, there are many small designer shops, art galleries and pubs. ​ Freedom Tower The Freedom Tower or Freedom Tower is one of the most representative buildings in Miami at 88 meters. It was built as the headquarters of a newspaper in 1925 and was the tallest building in the city. Its Spanish style is inspired by the Giralda of Seville . In the 1960s it served as a lodging center for Cuban exiles and is currently an exhibition center. Nearby is the area of Bayside where you will find restaurants and shops by the sea. ​ Gesu Church Located in the heart of the city is the catholic church oldest in the city. It was built in 1896 . Its colonial-style pink facade is quite unusual, being decorated inside with precious stained glass windows. For more than 75 years, it housed Miami's first Catholic school that provided primary and secondary education run by the Sisters of St. Joseph. It is defined as one of the best examples of religious architecture in the city because of its importance to the community It has served both for religious and humanitarian issues. ​ Venetian Pool It is a swimming pool located in Coral Gables, opened in 1924, after refurbishing an old abandoned coral quarry so much of its decorations are made of coral and inspired by Mediterranean architecture. It has a volume of 3,100 m3 and imitates the Mediterranean style with several waterfalls and caves, as well as a beach area and a restaurant. In 1981, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. ​ Key Biscayne Island located south of Miami Beach, between the bay of the same name and the Atlantic Ocean. It is usually a very popular place for families in Miami during the weekends, since it has beautiful beaches and can be accessed by a bridge that was built in 1947. In addition to bathing in the calm waters of Miami, do not forget to take the mask and tube, because it has reefs where you can snorkel. Pay a visit to its famous lighthouse, known as "El Farito" by its inhabitants, and its two natural parks: Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. ​ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden There are more than 33 hectares of gardens with all kinds of exotic plants and trees with the most colorful flowers from various parts of the Caribbean. They also have a tropical plant area and even a butterfly garden. Some of the most impressive places are in Palmetum Montgomery, the Alameda, the Pergola de las Parras and the Amphitheater. There is a train that runs through the gardens and they also do free guided tours. ​ coral castle Located in the outskirts of miami is a castle built of a very strange stone structure created from megalithic stones, mostly coral limestone. The park is full of objects related to astronomy and is surrounded by a 3-meter coral wall, made up of 15-ton coral blocks. The most surprising thing is that it was made by a single person for 28 years and that it is unknown how he moved the immense pieces of stone, since he did not use machinery, only rocks and sticks. ​ key West It is an island city that is further south of the Florida Keys, a chain of small islands linked by 22 bridges. Is about 233 km north of Cuba, it is famous for its pastel colored wooden houses on stilts and is a major cruise port. It is better known for its coral reefs than for its beaches. Some of the places to visit are Duval Street, the main street and the most picturesque, with its little bars and terraces; Southernmost Point which is a huge buoy that marks the southernmost point of the United States and where the state of Florida ends and the Caribbean begins; Fort Taylor Beach, a small beach with clear waters considered by many to be the best; Hemingway Home and Museum and the old lighthouse, erected in 1848. Fort Lauderdale Known as the Venice from America , due to its extensive and intricate system of channels , is a town located in the Broward County , in the condition from Florida , of which he is county seat , and lies between the counties of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach . The palm trees distributed among the sand, the blue sea, the lifeguard boxes; everything is really cute. Unlike Miami, where the beach is hidden by hotels, this is a place open to view. On the other side, across the street, there are a series of bars, which serve as viewpoints for this unique landscape. Another place to visit is Las Olas boulevard which, at sunset, shows the illuminated palm trees and its bars with tables on the sidewalks. ​ Click here for accommodation Click here to purchase Miami cuisine Miami mixes aspects of the North American region with important features of Caribbean gastronomy, being the most characteristic version is latin-floribbean cuisine, with special influence from Cuban culture. Thus we find certain spices such as curry or coriander, chicken and seafood, tropical fruits and citrus fruits and the freshest vegetables. Cuban sandwich: type of sandwich that originated in Cuban-American communities in the early 20th century. The traditional ingredients are ham , roast pork, swiss cheese , pickles , mustard and sometimes salami on Cuban bread . It can be pressed and heated on an iron. ​ Moorish crab or blackberry crab: it is a kind of crab known as stone, which are served on ice cold and eaten with tartar sauce, butter or lime mixture. ​ Shrimp and grits (prawns and grits): it's a traditional dish from the north of Florida as well. It's a plate of breakfast Although many also consider it as lunch or dinner . In other places, the corn flour is accompanied by croquettes from Salmon. ​ tropical barbecue: a fusion of the so-called Floridian barbecue and the Latin-Floridian cuisine that combines the kitchens Mexican , Cuban, Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Bahamian, and American. An example of this style would be grilled chicken breast, seasoned with citrus juice. ​ Cinnamon roll: (also called cinnamon bread or cinnamon spiral): consists of a roll of dough with cinnamon and sugar mixture (and raisins in some cases), drizzled over a thin layer of butter. The dough is rolled, cut into individual portions and baked. Cinnamon rolls are glazed with sugar or cream cheese. ​ Fried malanga: malanga It is a root and is also called tiquisque, otó, ocumo, yautía and uncucha. This tuber It is cut thin, fried in olive oil and served with salsa criolla. ​ Maple bacon donut: it's a dessert that has become popular and distinguishes itself from other donuts at glazed with bacon and Maple syrup that covers it. ​ Key lime pie: is a dessert made with lime juice , egg yolks and condensed milk in a pie crust . the traditional version uses egg whites to make a filling i ren gue . Click here for restaurants Reservá los mejores Paseos y Tours por Miami

  • Conocenos | optimiza tu viaje

    Conocenos Verdad que no hay nada mejor en esta vida que viajar disfrutando del mismo y lo recuerdes una vez finalizado? ​ Sabes que todos podemos viajar y que no existen límites si de verdad lo deseamos? ​ Puede ser que quieras un hotel maravilloso, un lindo restaurante, un tour exótico o una vivencia cultural única. O no sabes cómo visitar ese lugar que deseas o buscas algunos consejos para aprovechar al máximo tu viaje. No te preocupes este sitio tiene todo lo que buscas y más todavía... para ayudarte en: ​ ​ ​ ​ Our services After so many years of traveling I decided to create this site that let me transfers experiences lived. Therefore I decided to to give support in your future trip with the necessary information in understandable language so you can make the best decision helping you in : ​ 1. Define destinations and itineraries. ​ 2. Organize the itinerary by day, by city according to the destinations you want to know with the calculation of the daily and total budget. ​ 3. Decide Air transport, Trains, Buses, Ferries, or car rentals. ​ 4. Select accommodation. ​ 5. Assist in all reservations for transportation, visits and lodging. ​ 6. Specify the best time to make the trip according to your needs; cultural, sporting events, visits, attractions, shopping, where to eat, etc. and suggestions; tips, advice in general to do it more pleasant. ​ In all cases: ​ you will have links for you to choose and make the selected reservations and, at your disposal, a folder of reservations, itineraries, maps so that you can consult at any time with p ermanent communication via WhatsApp where we can clarify doubts or suggestions. There will be no fees agreed in advance. In the end, if everything was to your liking, we will combine their value, without any type of commitment. Let me know any questions at mail optimizatuviaje1@gmail.com or by Whatsapp to the number 011 61994977 . ​ Thank you.

  • Malta | optimiza tu viaje

    malt Guide of places to travel maltese island Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean that lies between Sicily and the North African coast. It is a nation known for its historical sites related to a succession of regimes including Roman, Moorish, Knights of St. John, French, and British. It has several fortresses, megalithic temples, and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, an underground complex of burial halls and chambers dating from around 4,000 BC. C. It is made up of three islands: Malta, the largest, Comino, the smallest, and Gozo. On the largest island, also called Malta, there is the capital Valletta, Mdina, a medieval walled city, Rabat and both lively and quiet beaches. The other is the island of Gozo that has iconic natural sites, such as the Azure Window. Between Malta and Gozo is the small Comino (Kemmuna) that has the Blue Lagoon, popular for diving. ​ Isla de Malta Isla de Gozo Isla de Comino Ancla 1 Isla de Malta Es la isla más grande donde se encuentran la capital La Valeta, Mdina, una ciudad medieval amurallada, Rabat y playas tanto animadas como tranquilas. How to get to Malta Plane: The cheapest, most comfortable and fastest way to get to Malta from Spain, Italy is by plane. Several low-cost companies offer direct flights from Madrid or Barcelona practically all year round. The journey to Valletta from these cities takes about two and a half hours. There are several lines that connect the capital Valletta with the airport. The distance of only 6 kilometers can be covered in a few minutes. Cruises and Ferries: they are the other means of transport to get to Malta. By ferry you can get there from southern Italy, from Sicily and even Genoa or Marseille. Connections vary depending on the seasons. ​ How to get around the Island of Malta Bus: It is the best system to move around the island in a network of modern buses, teal and white. The price is cheap and they also run at night, but the hours are a bit random. The travel time is also variable. The most popular places to visit are not all directly connected by public transport. Depending on your itinerary, there is a possibility that you will need to change buses and take a longer route to travel between two places that are quite close to each other. The main bus station is located next to the Triton Fountain next to the walls and the entrance to La Valletta . Most of the routes start and end there after crossing the island of Malta from north to south and from east to west. Vans: they are some red vans that are located in strategic places on the island and that work throughout the night. Taxis: they are relatively easy to get. There are several stops around the island, although sometimes it is better to call a taxi driver directly with the app eCabs, which works efficiently and is very similar to the well-known apps. ​ Valletta Is a beautiful baroque city, capital of Malta, with important fortifications and gigantic stone walls where only about 7 thousand people live. It is a city with squares, patios, gardens and a large number of cafes; In its streets you will find great works of art: churches, palaces, statues, fountains and historical coats of arms on a lot of buildings. UNESCO World Heritage Site for the large number of historic buildings in a small area is called "one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world". The fortress city was built on the small peninsula in the 16th century in just 15 years by the Knights of Saint John. Fort St Elmofort Located in St. Elmo's Square, it is one of the fortifications that survived the 1965 siege. It was built in 1552 by the Knights of the Order of Saint John to guard the port of Malta and has been preserved in magnificent condition. This spectacular fortification, which today is the police academy, is a must-see for lovers of the history and culture of the places that are visited. If you cannot visit its interior because you are traveling at a time when it is closed to tourism, I recommend you make an exterior visit; It is worth it and it will be a unique experience to observe from the outside the impressive structure of this iconic Maltese building. St. John's Co-Cathedral this cathedral designed in 1578, of a splendid architecture of the baroque period, it was formerly the church of the knights of the order of Saint John. It is made up of the temple itself and a secluded part where the museum is located. Among the most impressive things you can see are the marble floors and the collection of Caravaggio paintings, such as the life-size painting "Decapitation of Saint John". St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral This church, rebuilt in 1839, is also a beautiful place to visit, not only because of the fantastic construction of the building, but also because you will be able to observe the majesty of its enormous dome and the views it offers of Malta from the top of its towers. Furthermore, this was the first Protestant church to be built on the island after the British conquest. Castille Hostel This castle is located in the Castille Place of Valletta and was the place where the knights of Castile, León and Portugal, one of the most powerful of the order of Saint John, stayed. These knights were the ones who were in charge of guarding the fortification of the capital of Malta, for this reason it is located at the highest point of the city. this castle it was damaged during the French siege and also during World War II. Currently this building can only be seen from the outside as it is the residence of the Prime Minister of Malta, but it is worth visiting to observe its careful architecture. National Museum of Archeology It is undoubtedly a place where every visitor passionate about history has to go when visiting this city where there are countless archaeological works found on the island: all the objects and sculptures discovered in the many archaeological sites of Malta are in this small museum. This museum is not well preserved and it is not such an attractive place to visit either. above all in summer due to high temperatures. Grand Master's Palace Located in the heart of the Maltese city, it is one of the most important buildings of the Hospitaller Knights of the Order of Saint John. It was built around 1565 and offers, among many other gems, a large collection of the armory of that time. As far as its architecture is concerned, it is a grand baroque palace endowed with period furnishings and impressive artistic appeal. Upper Barrakka Gardens The entrance to these gardens is located in Castille Place. They were built by the Knights of Saint John in the 17th century as a place from recreation of the italian knights of the Order of Saint John . A century later they were transformed into these elegant gardens from where you can enjoy the impressive views of the Grand Harbor and The Three Cities. At noon, guns from the British Saluting Battery are fired and you can watch 19th-century weaponry being loaded and fired. Mdina Known as the Silent City, it is located in the center-west of Malta. on one of its highest hills. It is surrounded by high bastion fortifications and was the capital of Malta until 1530 conserving much of its original architecture from medieval times where it is known as the "noble city" of that time. Here you will be able to enter through streets with beautiful palaces and religious buildings of the XV century where you will be able to see spectacular views of the Island of Malta from the walls of this ancient medieval city. It is tentatively listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its beauty has made it a location in the Game of Thrones series. Cathedral of Mdina Located in the main square of the city It was built in the 11th century and rebuilt in 1693. It offers fabulous architectural features that are combined with the impressive paintings that adorn its walls and the many sculptures through which the life of Saint Paul is recounted. Palazzo Falson This medieval-era palace, built in 1495, is located on rue Villegaignon. We recommend you visit this palace as this way you will be able to learn more about what life was like in Mdina for the noble class. It is worth mentioning that this palace is an inescapable symbol of how life was lived during medieval times in Malta and has an impressive collection of paintings, ceramic objects, lithographs and other types of antiques that will leave you amazed and that really deserve your time and admiration. Vilhena Palace Located in St. Publius square we find another palace of the Maltese aristocracy to visit in Mdina. The main door of this palace is very interesting where the sculptures that decorate it offer incredible detail and precision. Today, this palace has been transformed into the Natural History Museum of Malta, which contains a large collection of fossils and information on the island's wildlife. Carmelite Convent In Mdina most of the buildings to see are religious because the Christian culture has always permeated the history of this town. Another of the buildings that I recommend you visit is the Carmelite Convent. Before Margarita de Aragón died, she offered the chapel and the surrounding fields to any religious order that accepted the clauses of her will. The year was 1418 and the Discalced Carmelites accepted the deal and settled in Malta. Rabat Adjacent to Mdina is the city of Rabat, also built by the Arabs in medieval times. The city of Rabat, like Mdina It has been built by the Arabs, and although it is not as beautiful as Mdina, it is home to quite interesting tourist attractions. The Arabs called it Rabat because it was the suburb of Mdina. Rabat has one of the few forested areas in Malta and is a good place to explore the countryside. For quiet, romantic nights after the day-trippers leave, this is one of the best places to stay in Malta. Catacombs of St. Paul and St.Agatha They are really impressive and allow us to learn a little more about the historical period in which Rome prohibited Christianity. Although these catacombs are not as big as those in Rome, they are interesting to see, as they are kept in very good condition and you can walk around in the middle of this underground graveyard. The catacombs of Saint Agatha They are made up of 500 underground galleries, which contain a basilica painted in Byzantine and Greco-Roman styles. Roman House When you visit the Domus Romana you can find the Roman remains that have been found on the island of Malta and are preserved in the museum. In Roman times the place was a residence of a wealthy and aristocratic family. This house was accidentally discovered in 1881 and the first "museum" was built on top of the ruins to preserve the discoveries of the site. The current building of the museum allows the visitor to understand the daily life of a Roman family and admire the archaeological remains discovered from that time. St. Paul Curch and St.Paul's Grotto The church of St. Paul, built on top of the grotto, dates back to the 17th century and offers a Baroque style that has managed to survive the passage of time. If you are going to visit Rabat with time, we recommend that you visit this church because you will find interesting things to see there. The most recommendable monuments to see on this visit are the statue of Saint Paul, given by the Great Master Pinto, and the silver galley offered by the Knights of the Order of Saint John to the church in 1960. Wignacourt Museum This museum is one of the most interesting things to visit in Rabat. It is a building that was built in 1749 and was recently remodeled maintaining the original style. Without a doubt, visiting it just to observe its architecture is an excellent idea; however, the impressive works that it houses inside are even more so. It is divided into three levels and in the basement you can see a labyrinth of underground galleries that It contains a basilica painted in Byzantine and Greco-Roman style of an architectural value worth knowing. Click here for accommodation Click here to purchase Beaches of the Island of Malta Golden Bay This is undoubtedly one of the most popular sandy beaches on the entire island of Malta, not only because of its size but also because it is fully equipped for tourists. In addition, you can enjoy a nice walk along the beach and go to Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, another beautiful beach that is 5 minutes from Golden Bay. Ghajn Tuffieha Bay This beautiful beach is also sandy and is ideal for those who like tranquility; It is usually a very quiet place and has a beautiful surface on which you will enjoy fantastic walks. It is connected to Golden Bay and both have beautiful views that you should not miss on your visit to Malta. Ghadira Bay This is a large beach that is located next to Mellieha and is enabled with all services, offering visitors everything they need for enjoyment. You can rent umbrellas and lounge chairs. It is not the most recommended place for an afternoon at the beach if you are looking for a quiet place, since it is usually very crowded Paradise Bay This small and beautiful sandy beach is located in the north of the island and is an ideal place for those travelers who want to sunbathe and enjoy a day at the beach in Malta. It is also a fantastic place to practice snorkeling and to enjoy wonderful views of the sea. Gnejna Bay This beach, located to the west of the island, is a place lonely in the middle of the Mediterranean. Although the area is somewhat rocky, there are spaces of sand and crystal clear water where you can swim and enjoy the sun. Due to its location, near the pier, it is not usually very crowded, which makes it a suitable place to rest and be calm. Birzebbugia This is the most important sandy beach in the south of the island and it is prepared with the necessary services. One of the most remarkable things about this beach is its views: it is located in an area of incomparable landscapes. St. Georges Bay Beach Located in the city of St Julian, it is a small beach near the most important commercial area of Malta. Even so, the charm of this beach is indisputable. It is very popular especially among college students. English in Malta , as it is very close to the English academies and Paceville, the most popular party area in Malta . ​ The Blue Grotto On the outskirts of Zurrieq, in the southern part of Malta (about 13km from Valletta ), are the natural caves of Blue Grotto. What you will see in Blue Grotto are a series of sea caves, excavated by nature, between rock cliffs. It is recommended to visit the Blue Cave in Malta early in the morning until midday as it is during these times of the day that you can see the light show on the rock. The lights that the sun projects on the rock are very powerful blue tones, hence the place is called Blue Grotto or Blue Grotto. Location of the beaches on the map Maltese gastronomy Pastizzi: small puff pastry with ricotta which is undoubtedly one of the most popular on the island. The Maltese eat it very often for breakfast or snack. Gbejniet: is one of the typical cheeses from the small island of Gozo. It is traditionally produced with goat or sheep milk and is one of the most popular cheeses. Hobza: this appetizer is tomato bread coated with a little olive oil and is usually also accompanied by a slice of cheese typical of artisanal production. Bigilla: This is the Maltese version of hummus. It consists of a pate of purple peas that is combined with garlic, parsley and hot pepper crushed and olive oil is added to everything. Timpana: it is a plate of macaroni stuffed with minced meat and hard-boiled egg covered with a layer of puff pastry and baked. Minestra: this is the typical vegetable stew that accompanies the main dishes. Stuffa tal Fenek/Rabbit: This is undoubtedly the best known dish in Maltese cuisine. The preparation takes a lot of time since the meat has to be marinated first and then simmered for several hours. This way you get an absolutely tender dish. Lampuki: It is the most typical malt fish and it is a good dish to taste. Imqaret: It is a pastry filled with dates and fried. You can buy it not only in restaurants (as a dessert), but also in bakeries and street shops. Click here for restaurants Ancla 2 Island of Gozo Gozo is smaller than Malta, located 6 km to the northwest, quiet, with much more vegetation and It has not yet suffered from the tourist invasion. Is a paradise for diving, with transparent waters, cliffs, caves and spectacular seascapes. To visit it, it is necessary to take a ferry from the Island of Malta to the Port of Mgarr. The island is very walkable and is one of the best places to stay in Malta where you will also enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, the rural hills and the amazing coastline. ​ How to get around the Island of Gozo From the Cirkewwa Harbour , at the northernmost point of the island of Malta you can take the comfortable and cheap ferry in which you can take your car to Gozo and after a picturesque 25 minute journey you will arrive at Mġarr Harbour, the welcome gate to Gozo. Already in Joy the tourist bus is the best option. It starts from Mgarr and goes stopping exclusively at the most touristic places on the island. Thanks to it you can move quickly throughout the island and you get off at the stops that you consider appropriate. If you only go one day and you don't have a car, I recommend it. There are buses every 30 minutes and the price of the tourist bus is around 20 euros. It is valid throughout the day. So you can visit one place or another on the island whenever you want. ​ Mġarr Harbor It is the busiest port on this island, where passengers coming from Malta by ferry disembark. Its name in Maltese means market or place where ships unload their goods. Here you can appreciate an impressive fort called Sambre whose construction dates back to 1749. Victory It is the capital of Gozo. Formerly it was called Rabat, but in 1887, while the island belonged to the British Empire, its name was changed to honor Queen Victoria of England. Among the sites that you should not miss in this city, it is worth mentioning the fascinating ancient city that receives the name of La Ciudadela (built in the Middle Ages) and that offers a great historical, architectural and cultural content whose middle ages buildings have been preserved intact. From its walls you can contemplate the entire island and enjoy wonderful views. To visit it you must go to the center and climb a hill. BlueWindow Azure Window Bay is a hollow surrounded by cliffs and slopes very beaten by the sea, very eroded and It is due to the collapse of part of the limestone promontory thousands of years ago. The entire archipelago is made up of relatively soft limestone. The force of the storm that hit Malta on the morning of March 8, 2017 caused the arch to collapse. The collapse occurred after the gigantic stone column that supported the arch collapsed. Although it was already very deteriorated, the experts gave it about 10-20 more years to live. The Game of Thrones series held the first episode of the “Winter is Coming” saga there. The Stone Salt Flats It is a small corner of the world that exudes an exceptional magic. Formerly They were large salt pans that provided salt to the island of Gozo, but today these salt pans are abandoned. Despite this, they have an impressive charm for both tourists and local artists. Ggantija Temple They were built more or less between 3600-2500 BC The importance of the place lies in the fact that it is one of the oldest religious buildings in Malta, being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it is one of the few that have survived looting and fury of the nature. The name of these temples in Maltese means giant towers and legend has it that they were built by great creatures in order to better worship the mother goddess. Xlendi This small fishing village is located next to the bay with the same name, where you can take a delicious swim in its calm and warm waters. It is an ideal place to practice diving or snorkeling since it has a beautiful coral bottom. From Xlendi you can follow one of the paths that surround the mountain to appreciate the impressive views that you can have of any landscape on the island. Calypso's Cave To the north of the island is the cave of Calypso, where legend has it that Ulysses would have been a prisoner of the nymph Calypso. From its vantage point you can see one of Gozo's popular beaches, Ramla-l-Hamra. You can get there by taking a bus from the little town of Xaghra or by taking a walk of about half an hour from Ramla Bay. On the coast below the cave are the ruins of a fortress built by the Order of Malta in the 18th century as a defense against invaders. Gozo Island Beaches Rambla Bay This is the most famous beach, and perhaps the most beautiful. It has a characteristic that makes it special: bright yellow sand but super soft, crystal clear waters but with quite wild waves and very popular with tourists. The beach has a cafeteria, a bar and an ice cream truck located right on the beach access. As with most places in Gozo while it is difficult to get to without a car there is a fairly regular bus that stops nearby. Blaise Bay Located in the northeast of the island, San Blas Bay is at the end of one of the most beautiful fertile valleys on the island, with no buildings in sight. The access to the beach is at the foot of a hill and this makes it not as crowded a beach as Ramla Bay and being hidden makes it very charming. On the other hand, on the beach itself you will find a place where you can eat, drink and enjoy an unforgettable day at the beach. Dwejra Bay This beach is located very close to the disappeared Azure Window of Gozo and it is a beautiful little bay with natural pools created by the erosion of the rocks. There are also some amazing cave diving sites in the area, perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Ancla 3 Comino Island Known in Maltese as Kemmuna . It is an island of 3.5 km² in area located between the island of Malta and Gozo . The name derives from the abundance of the herbaceous plant Cuminum cyminum used since ancient times as a spice . It was once a hiding place for pirates and smugglers and it sits right in the middle of the channel between Malta and Gozo. This unspoilt island where there are no cars, no noise, and no urban areas is a haven for lovers of swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, and any other water sport. The Blue Lagoon, with crystal clear sea waters surrounded by impressive caves, is one of the most spectacular sights in the Maltese archipelago. ​ How to get to the island Cumin To get to Comino you can do it from Gozo (Mgarr port) and from Malta (Cirkewwa ferry stop). From both ports you can take a ferry and the journey that takes approximately 20 minutes, will leave you at the port of the Blue Lagoon. ​ Santa Maria Bay Located north of Comino, it is considered the second most interesting place to take a bath after seeing the Blue Lagoon, especially for the tranquility of the place. In the Bay of Santa María we can enjoy a beautiful sandy beach with transparent waters for snorkeling. Cave of Santa Maria / Santa Marija It is another of the most interesting tourist spots in Comino, especially for many divers, who come in search of the beauty of the waters of this cave. It is located in the northwest of the island, it extends horizontally for about 30 meters under a cliff and communicates with another cave. It is at -15 meters and the rays of light that penetrate it make it a very photogenic place. The cave is not accessible by land, but tours are regularly organized to access the site. Abroad you will see the tower of Santa María, one of the few heritage buildings on the small island. Crystal Cave (Crystal Caves) They are found on the north coast just a few minutes by boat from the Blue Lagoon. The boat will take you near a huge cliff and into the dark caves. The famous rock formation that looks like an elephant near the Crystal Cave stands out. The Tower of Santa Maria Built at the beginning of the 15th century, it is part of the system of defense and communication towers that are located at strategic points along the coast of Malta and Gozo. It is located south of Comino, 2 kilometers away from the Blue Lagoon. It is a 12 meter square tower with four turrets at the top, which stands on a platform about 8 meters high. It was restored at the beginning of the 21st century and is one of the most interesting constructions of Comino's heritage. The Battery of Santa Maria Located near the tower of the same name, on the south coast of the island, it was built in 1716 and recently restored. With a semicircular cut and located on the south channel of Comino, it offers us spectacular views of the north coast of Malta. In the battery we will find the cannons that formed part of its defense. The chapel of the Holy Family It is located in the bay of Santa María and is a very small chapel first mentioned on a map dating from 1296. However, the location of this original chapel is not known as it must have been devastated numerous times by pirates who attacked the island. In fact there was no defense in Cumin before 1618. As a result, the population of the island abandoned it and went to live in the Island of Joy . In 1618, the knights built a defense tower, Tower of Santa Maria . This encouraged some people to return to Comino , the chapel being rebuilt on its current site. Comino Island Beaches Blue Lagoon It is a beautiful beach with transparent and crystalline waters, really very pleasant to bathe. Although the beach is of coarse sand and in some rocky areas, that does not detract from visitors who come there to spend a day of enjoyment by the transparent water. It is located between Comino and the islet of Cominotto and the beautiful lagoon with transparent turquoise blue waters. leave the visitor in awe. Many people visit the Blue Lagoon to practice scuba diving or diving, precisely because of the transparency of its waters and great marine wealth. Of Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas Beaches just as beautiful as the Blue Lagoon although less spectacular. They are the only sandy beaches in Comino. Although there are not many services because it is an environment where hardly any buildings have been built, there are showers on the beaches. On the beach of San Nicolás find the Hotel Comino, the only hotel on the island from where There is a path that takes you to Sta. Maria bay in less than 10 minutes walking. Where to eat in Comino On the island there are not too many dining options. If you decide to do a hiking route, you can bring your own food and sit down to eat in any corner to enjoy the wonderful views of this paradise, such as the Blue Lagoon or one of the beaches in the bays of Santa María or San Nicolás. If not, you have fast food bars in the Blue Lagoon in high season or the Santa Marija Bay Eatery restaurant . Reserva los mejores Paseos y Tours por Malta

  • Cuba | optimiza tu viaje

    Cuba It is located in the extreme northwest of the Antilles, bordering to the north with the US state of Florida , with the Bahamas , to the west with Mexico and to the south with the Cayman Islands and Jamaican . To the southeast of Cuba, is the island of The Spanish . The territory is organized in fifteen provinces and a special municipality with Havana as the capital and most populous city. They complete the archipelago Isle of Youth and more than a thousand keys or small islands that surround them: Cayo Coco , Gaius William , South Key Largo and Cayo Jutías , among others. Its capital is Havana, the main tourist destination on the island, a beautiful city with restaurants, beaches, water sports, historic architecture, cultural values, and activities for all tastes and budgets. Was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO How to get to Havana Airplane: José Martí International Airport is located just over 20 kilometers from the city center. International flights arrive at Terminal 3, domestic flights at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 has been reserved exclusively for flights from United States . The taxi is the transport that will take you from the José Martí Airport to the center of Havana. Another option is to contract in advance the service of transfer from the airport to the hotel . ​ Ship: the cruises that are contracted for the Caribbean usually make a brief stopover in the country of about 48 hours, That would be enough to go through the main points of interest . ​ How to get around the island Plane: The fastest and most comfortable way to cover long distances is with any of the Cuban airlines, Cubana de Aviación or Aerogaviota. ​ Boat: There are two main groups of islands to explore along the southern coast of Cuba. Its navigation area from the two main bases, Cienfuegos or Trinidad, incorporates the Canarreos archipelago and the Juventud Islands or the Jardines de la Reina archipelago. ​ Cab: several agencies manage these services separately except for one that combines all these services and others such as car rental, caravans, minivan, etc. ​ Bus: it is the most popular way to get around the island. There are two long-distance bus lines, Viazul, which is generally for tourists, and Astro, which is generally for locals. Shorter distances are served by local provincial buses. Train: the main train line in the country runs between Havana and Santiago de Cuba , with important stops in Saint Clare and Camaguey . Trains also run to other cities like Cienfuegos , Manzanillo, Moron, Sancti Spiritus and Pinar del Rio . ​ . What to see in Havana old Havana It is the oldest area of the Cuban capital . As a whole, it has an urban layout of about 5 km², where there are still remains of the ramparts that for two centuries protected it with a stone fence as a defensive military compound. Due to the cosmopolitan nature of its inhabitants throughout history, Old Havana is the reflection of a mixture of architectural styles and the testimony of different eras: Spanish crown , British, French and Americans . It has traditional restaurants, the Plaza de la Catedral and the Plaza de las Armas. The City Museum, the Capitol, and the Paseo del Prado. ​ Capitol Located in the center of the capital, it is the kilometric origin of the Cuban road network and after the triumph of the Revolution , when the Congress was dissolved, it was transformed into the seat of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment and of the Cuban Academy of Sciences . Open to the public, it is one of the most visited tourist centers in the city, having become one of the icons architecture of Havana ​ and is usually considered the most imposing building in the city. Likewise, it is named by some experts as one of the six most important palaces worldwide. ​ Cathedral The Holy and Metropolitan Cathedral Church of Havana , consecrated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, is a Catholic temple, located in the heart of Old Havana , in the oldest area of the city, declared by the UNESCO on 1982 World Heritage Site . It is the Episcopal See of the Archdiocese of San Cristóbal de La Habana , dominated by two unequal towers and with a Baroque façade. It is currently considered one of the most beautiful and sober religious buildings of the American Baroque ​ Museum of the Revolution Former Presidential Palace, it was built between 1909 and 1920 to be the seat of the provincial government of Havana, but was designated to be the seat of the Executive. In 1974 it became the Museum of the Revolution and in 2010 it was declared a National Monument. The value of its collections, as well as the constant cultural, historical and political work it carries out, make this history museum the most important in the country. the bust of José Martí , the Lone Star flag and bullet holes from the events of March 13, 1957, welcome this center, which treasures part of Cuban memory. ​ The Bodeguita del Medio It is a typical restaurant Havana and one of the great tourist places of the city, where many visitors have passed, from writers to politicians. Many of them have left their mark on the premises through souvenirs, photos, objects or graffiti on its walls. In them you can find copies of signatures as unusual as that of Errol Flynn and some originals like Salvador Allende . In its rooms you can enjoy the typical Cuban atmosphere, with its gastronomy , its tobacco and his music; that gather all the essence of the tradition. ​ Rum Museum Located in the Avenue of the Port , in the Old Havana , its main attraction consists of the explanation that visitors receive about the historical trajectory of Cuban rum Havana Club , emerged in 1878 and considered one of the hundred best in the world. The tour of the museum begins in the cooperage workshop where the white oak barrels are assembled. The visit includes an explanation that goes from the planting of sugar cane to the aging of the drink, going through the history of the mill, the factories, the steam train and the fermentation, distillation and filtration processes. ​ Pier It comprises a wide six-lane avenue and a very long wall that extends over the entire north coast of the Cuban capital for eight kilometers. The beginning of its construction dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, in 1901 , during the US provisional government on the island. Can find some important buildings and monuments that border the entire length of the malecón avenue as the Castle of the Royal Force of Havana , the Castle of San Salvador de la Punta , the Torreón de San Lázaro , the entrance to the Havana Tunnel , the National Hotel of Cuba , the Tower of the Chorrera and the old Union Club, ​ National Hotel This ostentatious hotel has hosted numerous diplomats and celebrities throughout its long history, and you're sure to feel at ease strolling through its extravagant lounges, with a excellent view of the sea. Perhaps most interesting of all, the hotel houses a kind of museum of bunkers that were intended to protect against possible military attacks. ​ The Giraldilla is a small statue located in the upper part of a tower of the Castillo de la Real Fuerza. It is one of the symbols of the city of Havana and has a beautiful legend of love inspired by Isabel del Bobadilla, who, according to legend, is still waiting for her beloved Hernando de Soto from her watchtower. The sculpture can be seen from the Plaza de Armas , Avenida del Puerto and much of the Historical center of the city and arouses the curiosity of all Havanans and visitors. ​ Morro Castle The castle of the Three Kings, also known as Morro castle, is a symbol of Havana along with the Capitol and the Giraldilla. Its strategic position on a hill was recognized almost as soon as the port of Havana began to acquire strategic importance. It maintains an active life, its halls function as a gallery and in its spaces a lively cultural life does not stop. It also has two restaurants (Los Doce Apóstoles and La Divina Pastora) and a bar that allow you to enjoy extraordinary views of the Havana coastline. ​ old square It is one of the best places to have a coffee during the day (in any of its cafes) or have a few beers. In much of Havana there is a European atmosphere, and the Plaza Vieja is the pinnacle of that feeling. In fact, it is one of the busiest squares in all of Cuba, and with the arches and terraces of the surrounding buildings, you are sure to find an idyllic setting. ​ forbidden It's a neighborhood from the city of Havana whose construction began at the end of the XIX century and reached its maximum splendor in the first half of the 20th century . It is currently part of the municipality Revolution Square . It is the political and administrative center of the capital of Cuba , in its vicinity are the headquarters of numerous state ministries and offices of foreign companies that have relations with the country. In terms of cultural activities, it is only comparable with Old Havana , with numerous art galleries and museums. ​ Some beaches of Cuba Eastern Beaches If you only have a few days in Cuba and you don't plan to leave Havana , the Eastern Beaches are a perfect getaway to at least take a look at the Caribbean Sea. About 20 kilometers from the capital, Playas del Este is a kind of Cuban Riviera, where fishing villages like Guanabo mix with semi-resorts like Bacuranao. In the summer months, Playas del Este receives almost half of Havana en masse ​ Varadero beach Located on the Hicacos peninsula, in the Matanzas province, 130 kilometers east of Havana, its turquoise waters that stretch to the horizon will amaze you. At low tide, you can walk until you submerge and check how clear the water is where you will see among others the starfish. It has 20 km of beaches of excellent quality for tourists. It is the second most important tourist destination in Cuba. It has all the hotel infrastructure, restaurants, and nightclubs for all tastes. ​ emerald beach This beautiful beach is located at the easternmost point and is reputed to be one of the best beaches in Cuba. They say that this place was the cradle of the first inhabitants of the island. With so many beaches to stay in Cuban territory, if they stayed here, it would be for a reason. Probably for the same reason that today continues to encourage many travelers to lie down on its white sand and enjoy its turquoise waters. ​ mermaid beach It is located in Cayo Largo, a small island located south of Cuba and is one of the best Cuban keys. The turquoise waters of this beach are so transparent that they look like something out of a catalogue. A paradise of blue colors, fine white sand like flour and enormous perfect palm trees that invite you to drink rich fruit juices in the shade and with seabed full of corals ​ Cayo Santa Maria It is a small island off the north coast of Cuba. It has beaches with calm turquoise waters, lush vegetation, accommodation options for all tastes and even a Cayo Santa María Dolphinarium Aquarium. The other Keys are linked through a 48-kilometer causeway, known as the best Ibero-American Civil Works. The drink that you should not miss is the CANCHANCHARA (honey, lemon, brandy, water and ice) it is delicious! ​ Click here for accommodation Click here to purchase Cuban gastronomy It is a fusion of Taíno customs , Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisine. Cuban recipes share the combination of spices and techniques inherited or by the Taino natives, and later combined from Spanish and African cuisine, with certain Caribbean influences. ​ Old Clothes: it is the most representative typical Cuban dish; is a shredded beef flank steak on a tomato sauce base with, among others, olive oil, onion, garlic and spices. Chicken rice: It is one of the favorite dishes in Cuba. The rice for this dish is Valencian-style short-grain rice, the same one used for paella. Unlike this one, the traditional saffron is not used, but instead they use Achiote Petroleum, to give the yellow color. Cuban Black Beans: They are served with fluffy white rice . Some Cubans serve rice with beans separately, and others mix it together. You can order it both ways. Habanera mincemeat: It consists of small recurring dishes in Cuban cuisine, such as white rice, black beans, pork rinds, plantains and fried eggs. Fried cow: typical Cuban dish, due to its crispy texture. It is very similar to the Old Clothes, but without tomatoes. It has onion, garlic, lemon, salt and beef. Lobster: one of the most common options of typical dishes for tourists offered by Cuban private houses, Cooked in different ways and very well presented. ​ Congrí : mixture of rice and black beans. It has some variations, it depends on the region you order it and the cook. Its origin appears to be African. Ajiaco : in its preparation it contains dry meat, pork, ears of corn, green plantains, yucca, pumpkin, limes, salt and pepper. Rabo Enlightenment: typical spicy Cuban dish is a delicious stew prepared with oxtail. Served hot over rice. Yuca con Mojo: made, as its name suggests, with yuca and a special sauce called mojo. Desserts: you can eat a Cocada, a sweet made from coconut and sugar, some cassava fritters or a Diplomatic Pudding, a kind of gypsy arm prepared with bread, eggs, sugar and lemon peel. To finish you can order a strong and traditional Cuban coffee. Click here for restaurants Reservá los mejores Paseos y Tours por Cuba

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