It’s time to start planning your dream vacation for 2022, and Talk of the Town Travel is here to help. We’ve partnered with Goway Travel to send vacationers on the ultimate getaway. With the pandemic still fresh on everyone’s mind, we know that safety and intimacy are at the top of everyone’s list of travel requirements, which is why we’ve created the small group “bubble” vacations to one of four destinations.
The bubble vacations cater to current best practices while taking travelers to the world’s most interesting destinations. These travel itineraries feature inclusions that are unique to the country you are visiting, as well as lots of outdoor activities, walking tours, and al fresco dining. Our goal is to allow travellers to linger longer and enjoy enhanced experiences, while not compromising on health and safety. We want travellers to escape to fantastical lands and absorb the healing energy that only international travel can generate. Our bubbles are limited to a maximum of 20 passengers, and can take you from the ultra-modern Dubai, to peaceful Japan, amazing Australia and the infinite variety of South Africa. Each destination is a dream waiting to come true.
Now’s the time to start looking forward to 2022 as the travel dates have been set to ensure maximum comfort and sightseeing opportunities. And on top of that, if you book with Talk of the Town Travel before August 31, 2021 I can save you 5%.
For more information check out our brochure at: https://www.talkofthetowntravel.com/escorted-tours/
While Costa Rica may not be one of the largest countries in the world (it ranks in the mid-120’s in both area and population) it makes up for it with a unique biodiversity not found anywhere else in the world.
With close proximity to the US and Canada, the country functions as a bridge in the exchange of wildlife species between North and South America. It’s hard not to be amazed with this Central American country’s flora and fauna that can easily be accessed and observed with local guides on tours and excursions. Osa Peninsula, situated in the very south of the country on the Pacific Coast and home to the “crown jewel” of Costa Rica’s national park system, provides a view of lush mountains housing tropical rain forest vegetation, gushing rivers and magnificent waterfalls spilling out onto pristine Pacific beaches sprawling for miles. Discover this natural playground where visiting both Pacific and Atlantic ocean can be made possible in one day. Pick your choice among the expansive, diverse and unique shorelines, be it white sand lined with palm trees, volcanic black sand or naturally rugged beach coves surrounded by tropical rain forests. The countryside offers more than just a pretty view for your camera lenses however.
Escape to the great outdoors of Costa Rica and enjoy hiking, bungee jumping, snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, zip lining, cruising through ravines, bird -watching and so much more. You can also immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s “pura vida” way of life; a phrase that transcends more than just its meaning of a simple life.
As a multicultural and multilingual country, Costa Rica’s sustainable cuisine includes hundreds of exotic fruits, vegetables and spices, world-class coffee, the delicious casado to the mouth-watering ceviches, gourmet and food fusion to name a few.
If you are wondering about the weather, it’s generally amazing all year round, with a dry (December – April) and rainy or green season (May – November). There is no better time to experience a downpour in the jungle eating authentic Costa Rican food and exploring the glorious beaches than during the green season.
Discover the surprises Costa Rica has in store for you. Book your next retreat and let our agents help you achieve that dream holiday. Contact Talk of the Town Travel today at 416-818-1423 to find out more.
Green Season Specials Include:
• El Remanso Lodge – Osa Peninsula.
Pay for 3 nights and get 1 night free. Applies for October 2019. Only for new reservations. Applies to all room categories. All nights must be consecutive.
• Peace Lodge – Vara Blanca, nearby Poás Volcano region (on the way to Arenal area).
25% off. Travel window: August 19th to November 21st, 2019.
• The Springs Resort – Arenal Volcano area.
30% room discount on all room categories. Travel Dates: August 18th to December 17th, 2019. Blackout dates: November 22nd to November 30th & September 1st and 2nd, 2019. Applicable to new reservations.
• Chayote Lodge – Naranjo (on the way to Arenal area).
Stay 3 nights and pay for only 2 nights. Valid from May 1st to December 15th, 2019.
• Lagarta Lodge – Nosara Beach, Guanacaste.
Stay 3 nights and pay for only 2 nights. Valid during September and October 2019.
• Los Altos Resort- Manuel Antonio Beach.
* Beach Escape 3X2: Valid during September and October 2019.
* Family Time Worry Free Offer: Valid from May through December 19th, 2019. Stay 4 nights and your children eat free, for mom and dad a 15% off on Spa Services. Applies for all suite categories.
* Indulge Paradise 4 nights offer: Stay 4 nights and get a $25 discount. Valid from September through December 19th, 2019. It does not apply for Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th to November 30th, 2019.
* Cherish Romance Offer: Stay 5 nights and receive: romantic adorned suite, a chilled sparkling bottle of wine and beautiful flowers and a private couples massage. Valid until December 19th, 2019.
• Aguas Claras Hotel- Puerto Viejo de Limón- Caribbean Coast Stay 3 nights and pay only 2 nights. Valid during September and October 2019.
• Parador Hotel- Manuel Antonio Beach.
* Stay 3 nights and pay for only 2 nights . Valid only for reservations at Vista Suites. Valid during September to December 15th, 2019.
* Stay 4 nights and pay for only 3 nights . Valid only for all rooms. Valid during September to December 15th, 2019.
• Si Como No Hotel- Manuel Antonio Beach.
* Stay 3 nights and pay for only 2 nights . Valid during September to December 14th, 2019. It does not apply for Thanksgiving holiday from November 24th to November 30th, 2019.
* Stay 4 nights and pay only 3 nights. Valid during September to December 14th, 2019. It does not apply for Thanksgiving holiday from November 24th to November 30th, 2019.
• Bosque del Mar Hotel- Hermosa Beach.
* Stay 3 nights and pay for only 2 nights. Valid during September to October, 2019. Applies for a minimum booking of 2 nights in full board option
* Stay 7 nights and pay for only 5 nights. Valid during September to October, 2019. Applies for a minimum booking of 2 nights in full board option.
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If you haven’t heard of the under the radar coastal retreat located in south Portugal called Algarve, you’re missing out. From tantalizing restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, lively nightlife and beautiful sandy beaches, the area offers something for everyone. Here are some interesting facts why Algarve should be your next European destination.
Bursting with long sandy beaches nestled between rocks, it is never hard to find a beach to suit your taste. Many of Algarve’s beaches offer an ideal setting for serene views suited for families or tourists who want seclusion. Each of the towns in the area has their own unique beach too, which means you can explore new areas, while never straying too far from the sandy beaches and salt water ocean.
The laid-back town of Tavira, also known as the hidden gem of Algarve boasts of unaltered and glorious beaches that can only be reached by ferry which passes through salt water lagoons of the Ria Formoso Natural Park.
For party goers and thrill-seekers, Algarve’s most popular resort Albufeira caters not just a massive beach, but restaurants, shops and bars. With over 100 places to eat and to choose from, including Michelin Star restaurants, this destination is never short of opulent dining experiences.
Adventure is always right around the corner in the historic town of Lagos where cobbled streets take you to cheaper and more authentic Portugese delights. Besides exploring the town, you also have the option of taking one or two day trips to see the natural scenery and rich seafaring heritage of western Algarve. Lagos is easily a favorite for family destination because of safe and sheltered beaches for children and numerous theme and water parks for thrill-seeking teenagers.
Visit the exclusive town of Vilamoura to have a feel of the super-rich’s playground where every corner is filled with million dollar yachts and championship-worthy golf courses. This stylish and trendy town is perfect for your golf holidays cut to exclusivity.
Whether you are looking for a quiet and relaxing destination, a vacation full of adventure more than just sun or a topnotch exclusive retreat, Algarve offers the best experience that suits your needs. Enjoy the long hot summers and stunning beaches of Algarve and try the most amazing Portugese dishes by booking your next dream vacation now.
Talk of the Town Travel offers a 23-day long stay journey to Algarve in the vibrant area of Albufeira. Stay in first class accommodations in a fully equipped one-bedroom apartment. Contact us today to find out more.
Conde Nast Traveller readers recently voted Siargao the best island not only in Asia, but in the world as well. There is no doubt the island has easily became one of the places to be included in anyone’s bucket list. If you haven’t heard of Siargao, located some 500 miles away from the capital city of Manila, here are some interesting facts about it.
The teardrop-shaped archipelago is one of 7,107 beautiful islands. It has a population of about 200,000 people, yet it is still relatively remote. The island is known as the surf capital of the Philippines, and once you catch a glimpse of the clear water and incredible waves, you will quickly see why.
Its 15-plus breaks deliver world-class surf, the most famous of which is Cloud 9. Considered to be the island’s jewel, surf enthusiasts around the globe converge there to participate in the annual surfing competition every September.
As popular as surfing is in the area, it’s not the only thing there is to do. Beachcombers will not be disappointed as island- hopping, snorkeling, game fishing and scuba-diving are among the activities that Siargao offers, and if that’s not enough, adventure into the only waterfalls on the island where cliff and tree-jumping are a must. What’s more, the island boasts one of the largest mangrove forests in the country.
As with many of the Philippine islands, Siargao offers plenty of resorts to choose from. From L’Osteria Penthouse, to the Harana Surf Resort, the eco-conscious Soul Tribe Beach Retreat and the Nay Palad Hideaway, you will be able to find plenty of different places to rest between your daily adventures.
And of course what is a trip to the Philippines without trying their world famous cuisine. Siargao offers many different flavours across the region. From smoothie bowls at Shaka, to coffee and avocado toast at MA+D x 1543, to kinilaw (similar to ceviche) at Cev, you will always find something unique to appease your palate.
Talk of the Town’s resident Philippines expert, Mike Koeller, told us that it is “getting harder to find beautiful and unspoiled islands. It’s gorgeous and exactly why I can’t wait to live in the country.” He even did a bit of research, and found that it only costs about $200 CAD to get from Manila to the island and back.
Experience the white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, thick perfect waves, and satisfy your palate with amazing seafood and delicacies of Siargao. It’s time to tick off that bucket list!
To find out more about Siargao, or to book your next vacation to the Philippines, contact Mike Koeller today!