Follow my weekend in Uruguay visiting Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio

Follow my weekend in Uruguay visiting Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio  | Punta del Este | INSTAGRAM Photo-Album on Punta del Este of my latest weekend getaway at the so called ” Saint Tropez of South America “. Featuring Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio, hosted by VIK Retreats hotels. Hotels, tours, restaurants and more… Follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on Punta del Este. Follow the link.

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Customer Feedback Kathryn, Bob and Matt

Customer Feedback Kathryn, Bob and Matt  |  Trip to Argentina & Uruguay  |  It makes me beyond happy and proud when my clients send me texts like this. BTW the hotel they loved is the brand new HUB Porteño Buenos Aires, Argentina. (www.hubporteno.com) Now they are lounging in Jose Ignacio, Punta del Este, after spending New Year’ Eve in El Calafate and El Chalten. She quoted …” The trip has been the greatest. U have done and exceptional job!!!…” CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Arnold P. Customer Feedback Argentina and Uruguay

Arnold P. Customer Feedback Argentina and Uruguay  |  Germany  |  Hi Carlos, thanks for checking – still shell shocked here after arriving back in winter but it seems to be getting warmer so there is hope 😉 A quick summary of my view points/feedback: Overall we are very happy with the holiday…Buenos Aires was excellent. An amazing city with lots of things to do and experience. The apartments we had were great – perfect location and with the pool we could relax a bit as well. The tour operator you picked was excellent – really knowledgeable and fun & relaxed guys! We definitely recommend them. In terms of restaurants we liked Green Bamboo and also Divinas in San Telmo. But overall we have been very lucky with food anywhere we went really… Design CE hotel was a nice basic hotel (not sure what they mean by design it is certainly peculiar 😉 in a nice location. We felt Recoleta was more like a European city with all the infrastructure etc. compared to Palermo. The hotel staff was very friendly but a pool was dearly missed. We ended up in the public pool by the airport on our last weekend where our feet where checked for fungus 😉 Luckily we all got in 🙂 We all loved Casa los Jasmines and had a nice time in Colonia del Sacramento.The host did an amazing job to make us feel at home. It is definitely one of the best days of the holidays! We would have like to stay another night there but considering it is very pricey we skipped that. Punta del Este is not a destination I/we would pick again. In fact I think most Europeans will be disappointed with it. It reminded us of Miami but without the diverse atmosphere at Norwegian price levels. We still had a very nice time there and our hotel (Kala boutique) located in La Barra was a great choice and we felt comfortable and relaxed there. It is set at the back of LaBarra a bit away from the shabby main road (only highlight there Cafe Flo). The area we really liked (and where we found the nicest restaurants too) was Jose Iganacio. The Juanito beach there is also nice. You did a great job with organizing everything and picking the right places.

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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
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Jeffrey L. Customer Feedback

Jeffrey L. Customer Feedback ( New York, United States ) • Carlos, We had a great time on our trip – thanks for everything. Loved the hotels, and the amount of time in both places was perfect.  No llegamos a lo de tango, but I think that’s because my boyfriend is ashamed of my dancing skills. Abrazos, Jeff

Jeff and his boyfriend visited Buenos Aires staying at Design CE Hotel and Punta del Este staying at SERENA Hotel Punta del Este. CM

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

Tewfik Atia Customer Feedback

Tewfik Atia Customer Feedback |  from Montreal, Canada  |  Hey Carlos, I am back to Santiago since friday. Wanted to say thanks again for all the booking, the references we just had an amazing time. Take care and if ever you plan to go to Montreal, let me know, if I am there it’ll be a pleasure to hang out. I will let you know if I go to Brazil before leaving Santiago I am sure you could arrange some stuff. If not it’ll be in a near future. Cheers, Tewfik. Tewfik used my services at CM by Carlos Melia while visiting the following destinations in Argentina: Buenos Aires and in Uruguay: Punta del Este / Colonia del Sacramento.CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Steven Cipolla Customer Feedback

Steven Cipolla Customer Feedback |  from New York City, United States  |  We arrived in Punta del Este and all is well. We are like 40 minutes from the beach. And about 1.5 hour drive to Montevideo (so we’ll probably visit there one day). Very excited to be here. Going to the gay beach this afternoon. Wanted to tell you that everything has gone very smoothly. The agency in El Calafate was super nice, and the car company here in Punta was super as well.  Thank you for organizing everything. It’s been a remarkable trip and memories. THANK YOU For the idea to visit Perito Moreno Glacier. It was AMAZING. We had a beautiful day of sunshine and the sight and experience was like another planet. The trek around the Fitz Roy in El Chalten was super nice. A little cloudy with sun on/off, but a really nice hike and we loved it.  One of the highlights was eating those delicious empanadas at that place you mentioned. Slept most of the way back on the bus and just arriving back in El Calafete. The transfers etc have all gone very smooth.  Thanks for the recommendations and arrangements. We love your peoples and country.  Xo. 🙂 Steven & Denis. Steve and Denis used my services at CM by Carlos Melia while visiting the following destinations in Argentina: Buenos Aires , El Calafate, Perito Moreno Glacier, El Chalten, Fitz Roy National Park and Buenos Aires. In Uruguay: Punta del EsteCM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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