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#Startrip Day 1: arrival at Iberostar Paraíso Maya

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I have to admit that I was a little surprised when Iberostar invited me to #startrip, a blogtrip to know one of their resorts in the Riviera Maya along with 10 more bloggers. I was not a big fan of this type of complex, although the truth is that I had forged an opinion without having visited any. The best of blogtrips is that they give you the opportunity to know places and accommodations that surely you would have never known on your own foot. So I put prejudices aside and accepted delighted. The 11 hours of flight were flown thanks to the pleasant conversations with Eduardo, from Hombrelobo.com. A traveler of those who enjoy traveling as God commands and with whom I quickly connected. It was not my first time in the Riviera Maya. Just last year we ended up there our tour of southern Mexico with a little bad taste, but I will not deny that the invitation was very attractive and that, added to the opportunity to meet the best bloggers of the moment and learn from them, made me move heaven and earth to get the days of vacation and embark on this trip.

Upon arrival at the Cancun International Airport we disembarked from the David Bisbal (!) Plane and headed to immigration. To enter Mexico it is only necessary to have a passport with a validity of six months and fill in the entry form. In fact, to expedite immigration procedures, they force you to have it filled before leaving the plane, and for that purpose there are two guards who ensure that there is no field to fill in the hallway that leads to the immigration checkpoint. Once the luggage was collected, we pressed the button that dictated if we had to pass the baggage control and went outside. The temperature was very high and very humid to be almost seven in the afternoon.

In the taxi area (on the left), an Iberostar person was waiting for us with our names on a sign. Eduardo and I arrived first and later the rest of the Spanish troops arrived, but the troupe Anglo-Saxon bloggers had already been there one day. We would stay five days at the Iberostar Paradise. This complex It consists of five hotels which are in Paradise Beach, Halfway between the Cancun airport and Playa del Carmen and we were going to stay three nights at the hotel Paradise Maya and one in the Grand paradise, the resort's top-class hotels. Upon arrival at the hotel reception Mayan ParadiseThey offered us a welcome cocktail while we formalized the registration. There we met Chiara from Iberostar, who was just going to have dinner with the group of English-speaking bloggers and agreed to join the group even at mid-dinner. They put the silver bracelet, the Grand's, which gave us full access to all hotel facilities And they took us to our room in a golf cart. It was a detail, because the resort is almost the size of a city. My room was very large and complete. I had never been to an "all-inclusive" hotel before and didn't know what to expect. The decor was quite simple traditional Mexican style. Upon entering, I saw a fruit basket as a welcome gift. The fridge was equipped with all kinds of soft drinks and there were enough bottles of water to shower with her. The bathroom was like a dream come true: with a hot tub and to make it more complete a huge shower. The room had a bed King size For me alone, a desk, a sofa and a balcony with hammock. That room would occupy half of my floor. The negative? That does not have wi-fi. There is only free wi-fi at the snake bar next to reception. If you want to connect to the Internet you have to ask for the cable for the ethernet connection at the concierge and you have to pay it. For more inri, my super MacBook Air 11 'does not have this type of connection, so it was a bit complicated to tweet throughout the stay.

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