Colonia del Sacramento UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Colonia del Sacramento UNESCO World Cultural Heritage  |  429 MAGAZINE  |  Dear followers and friends, my weekly column on Luxury Gay Travel for 429 MAGAZINE at the leading and world’s largest LGBTA Professional Network www.dot429.com, is OUT and ONLINE. This week on Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. Check it out and till next adventure in full luxury. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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TravelAgent Magazine Latin America for Gay Clientele

TravelAgent Magazine Latin America for Gay Clientele |  New York |  by Joe Pike for TravelAgent Magazine. Here is a copy of the interview I gave for TravelAgent Magazine in New York City about Latin America for Gay Clientele, Growing a Niche Market. Travel agent / consultant Carlos Melia offers tips on selling South America to gay travelers… (read the full interview). You may also watch the LIVE Video interview at TravelAgent. Enjoy…  CM
Travel Agent Magazine is the preferred trade publication of the agent community*  and boasts not only a powerful readership but one that’s active and engaged.Its readers are responsible for driving nearly half of all agent bookings!** Because of its reputation in the industry, Travel Agent Magazine has become the publication of choice for agents nationwide.

Colonia del Sacramento by The New York Times

Colonia del Sacramento by The New York Times |  Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay |  As many of you know by reading my regular posts in my blog, Colonia del Sacramento is one of my favorite spots in the world to escape and get away from the hussle and bussle of the city when I am in Argentina. Well, it seems I am not that wrong since on the Sunday Travel section of this week of the The New York Times has been voted and ranked number 31 out of the 41 places recommended and MUST visit during this 2011.

The article was titled The 41 Places to go in 2011 and Colonia del Sacramento was featured in number 31 as The ranches beyond a historic village offer a dose of rural chic. On this short but interesting contribution by Paola Singer, they highlight two brand new boutique ranches that have recently opened La Vigna and Estancia Tierra Santa. I would add to this expert recommendation, two of my favorite hotels/guest houses in the entire world Casa los Jazmines and La Casa de los Limoneros. Both I would dare to say my own personal choice for relaxation, gourmet experience and outdoors adventure (beach, horseback ridding, wine tasting, biking, among many others) only 50 minutes away from the city of Buenos Aires.
History, beach and something else. Colonia de Sacramento, (Uruguay) capital of the county of Colonia, bathed by the waters of de Rio de la Plata, only (1hs) from the city of Buenos Aires.Listed as “World Heritage“ by the UNESCO (6-XII-1995), for its cultural and natural value.
The main points of interest are located in Historical District (or casco viejo).  Followi this propossed route, it will allow you to enjoy all the highlights you can’t miss: Puerta de Campo / Calle de los Suspiros / Museo Portugués / Convento de San Francisco / Museo Municipal / Casa de Nacarello / Casa del Virrey / Archivo Regional / Museo Indígena / Casa Portuguesa / Museo Español / Bastión del Carmen / Iglesia Matriz. Also minutes away is the Plaza de Toros Real de San Carlos, the Museo Paleontológico, the Arenisca and El Calabres beaches. On sunny spring or summer days, is a must walking by the promenade “Rambla Costanera” and enjoy the sights and sunsets.

If interested on reading more on Colonia del Sacramento and following my travel post on this charming destination, please check the following links: Colonia del Sacramento / BUQUEBUS Speed Ferry / La Casa de los Limoneros / Casa los Jazmines. Also check my PHOTO Album on Colonia del Sacramento.
(*) Colonia del Sacramento. For bookings or inquiries do not hesitate to contact me. carlos@carlosmelia.com | 347.944.0026 | 212.399.6161 | Toll Free US. 800.729.7472 ext 205. CM

Colleen G. Customer Feedback

Colleen G. Customer Feedback • ( New York, United States ) Oh my goodness, we had a fantastic time! We enjoyed everything! I apologize, I wanted to email you to thank you but I came back to so much work. We were so very, very happy! Thank you so very much! I really loved the Design CE Hotel and the staff was great.  Just so you know the front of the hotel is a bit loud from street noise, I think in the future I would stay in the back but the place is fantastic and I loved their staff! Feliz Navidad!  You should come to my restaurant for New Years Eve, it’s great! xo, Colleen Hope to see you soon!

Colleen and her husband visited Buenos Aires staying at Design CE Hotel and Colonia del Sacramento staying at La Casa de los Limoneros. The took several tours like San Antonio de Areco Full Gaucho Experience Day, ROJO Tango Show and Dinner and Private City Tour of Buenos AriesCM

Craig N. Customer Feedback

Craig N. Customer Feedback • ( Washington, United States ) Hi Carlos – I want to thank you for helping organize an amazing trip to Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Uruguay.! Everything was perfect – people were on time, very friendly, accommodating, and helpful…everything was just as it should be. I also want to say the Casa de Limoneros as one of the highlights of the trip, particularly since it was on Thanksgiving. The property was so picturesque – we went for bike rides, runs, and enjoyed the pool. Sergio and Mario was quite a friendly pair too. I can’t say enough about the ladies at the front desk of the Design CE Hotel – they were so nice, friendly and helpful…so glad we met them and you recommended the hotel. Craig

Craig and his friend Tom visited Buenos Aires staying at Design CE Hotel and Iguazu Falls staying at Saint George Hotel and Colonia del Sacramento staying at La Casa de los LimonerosCM

La Casa de los Limoneros at Colonia del Sacramento

LA CASA DE LOS LIMONEROS  | Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay  | R ural Boutique Hotel ). Located only 50 minutes away from the city of Buenos Aires, by Speed Ferry, and 9 KM. away from the old city of Colonia del Sacramento.  Continue reading La Casa de los Limoneros at Colonia del Sacramento

CM by Carlos Melia visiting URUGUAY


CM by Carlos Melia visiting URUGUAY • Invited by local Hotels and other Travel Services I am heading to Uruguay tomorrow morning via Speed Ferry. So stay tuned for my posts, videos and photos. My schedule COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO ( Jul 24 – 26 ) Casa los Jazmines and La Casa de los Limoneros / MONTEVIDEO ( Jul 26 – 27 ) Hotel Regency Suites / PUNTA DEL ESTE ( Jul 27 – 28 ) Estancia VIK at Jose Ignacio.


(*) Also and most important on MONDAY JUL 26th. at 06PM I will be giving a Press Conference at the Hotel Regency Suites in Montevideo. The topics will be: CM by Carlos Melia, Gay Travel & Tourism, Gay Marketing and Mr Gay World America. CM

This trip is also to ultimate the itinerary for my upcoming Gay Weekends Gateway to Colonia del Sacramento. See the proposed itinerary below: First group planned for the 3rd. week of September. Chosen hotel is La Casa de los Limoneros.

Package #01 – 02 Nights / 03 Days
– Speed Ferry BUE/COLONIA/BUE Economy Class
– Transfer IN/OUT
– Room with breakfast x 02 nights
– 02 Lunchs with 04 steps each
– Horseback Ridding x 02 hs
– Bicycles
> Price (SGL) USD 450 /(DBL) USD 310 /(TPL) USD 280

Package #02 – 01 Nights / 02 Days
– Speed Ferry BUE/COLONIA/BUE Economy Class
– Transfer IN/OUT
– Room with breakfast x 01 nights
– 01 Lunch with 04 steps each
– Horseback Ridding x 02 hs
– Bicycles
> Price (SGL) USD 280 / (DBL) USD 210 / (TPL) USD 200

Package #03 – Full Day
– Speed Ferry BUE/COLONIA/BUE Economy Class
– 01 Lunch with 04 steps each
– Horseback Ridding x 02 hs
– Bicycles
> Price (SGL) USD 150

Optional Tours:
01. City Tour of Colonia del Sacramento with Transfers
02. Dinners at restaurant with Transfers
03. Wineries with Degustation

Chris Randolf Customer Feedback

Chris Randolf Customer Feedback |  from Texas, United States  | One Note on our experience with Carlos Melia and CM by Carlos Melia. While planning our journey to Chile and Argentina Carlos suggested we also go to Uruguay while in Argentina. He took care of all the details from booking the ferry to accommodations in the town. I urge anyone traveling to Argentina to contact Carlos and have him book this trip..Get him to book you at “La Casa de los Limoneros“. This one was of the best highlights of our trip! This is a truly magical place. The owners are some of the nicest people on the planet and great cooks too I might add. I have never felt more peaceful at any other place in the world. The home is so warm and inviting and the property itself will leave you in amazement. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Without Carlos and CM by Carlos Melia. I would have never got to experience this Utopia. I have been all over the world and this is one place that I would go back to again and again.
Thanks again Carlos for the memories! Chris Randolf used my services at CM by Carlos Melia while visiting the following destinations in Argentina: Buenos Aires and Uruguay: Colonia del Sacramento.  CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Narendra Reddy Customer Feedback

Narendra Reddy Customer Feedback |  Los Angeles, United States  |  Hey Carlos. Have been trying to call you and have not been able to get through. We had a great time in Colonia del Sacramento at La Casa de los Limoneros – Thank you for the recommendation. Mario and Sergio were fantastic. If for some reason I don’t see you before I leave – Thank you for everything. It was so great meeting you and I look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles soon. Happy 2010. Narendra. Narendra Reddy and his family used my services at CM by Carlos Melia while visiting the following destinations in Argentina: Mendoza and Buenos Aires. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of MLGTPP, IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.

 

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