'WALK TO EVERYTHING' SPACIOUS PENTHOUSE CONDO WITH GREAT POOL!

Laurie Ritchel, Owner

Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Laurie Ritchel, Owner

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'WALK TO EVERYTHING' SPACIOUS PENTHOUSE CONDO WITH GREAT POOL!

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Escape to the idyllic, tropical paradise home of Casa de Sueno! Everyone who knows Playa del Carmen tells us that our 1,500 square foot, 3rd floor Penthouse Condo is situated in the PERFECT LOCATION.

* We have the Best of Both Worlds - the Playacar neighborhood for security yet close to 5th Avenue

* Casa de Sueno means House of Dreams

* Our complex, Rosa Blanca, is small - just 12 units, very peaceful and quiet with beautiful gardens - and you will be the only people at the large pool

OUR REPEAT GUESTS TELL US THEIR FAVORITE THINGS ARE:

* Large relaxing balcony with beautiful view

* Privacy of our balcony due to our top floor, corner unit location

* 2 Mountain Bikes

* Free WIFI

* Free calls home to U.S./Canada with our Magic Jack phone

* Weber Charcoal Grill

* In-house Washer and Dryer

* Programmable safe for your valuables

* Portable chairs and umbrellas for the beach

* Fast-cooling A/C in every room

* Local cell phone, just purchase a telcel card at any convenience store

LOCATION

We are located at the very northern edge of Playacar Phase 2, a secure, elegant gated community on the south end of Playa del Carmen. You are an easy walking distance to everything in Playa - unlike many other condos in Playacar that are located much further away on the other side of the golf course. Just a 5 minute walk to the main guard gate and another 3 minutes to the Cozumel Ferry. We are also an easy walk to the main bus terminal in Playa, which can be used for airport transportation or tours to nearby Tulum, Akumal, Cancun, etc. We have never needed a car with all this great transportation and activities close by.

FEATURES

We know you’ll enjoy your time out on the balcony with the soothing pool and golf course view of the 13th fairway - the 'signature hole' of this amazing golf course! While there you can check your emails and upload vacation pictures for the folks back home with our Free WiFi. The large tree to the side of our balcony does a great job of keeping it cool and shady.

The spacious condo is laid out more like a house than a typical condo, which is extra nice if you are traveling with two couples or a kids. There is plenty of space to spread out on our leather couch and club chairs to relax with family and friends. Or you might take your break from the sun to enjoy a movie on one of the Flat Screen TVs from the Satellite or DVD Player. You will love the large, open floor plan and the kitchen with stainless appliances and loads of beautiful granite counter space. Other amenities include dining room seating for 6, marble floors throughout, fast-cooling A/C mini-splits and ceiling fans in every room.

Sleeping arrangements include a master bedroom with a comfortable King Size Bed, and an oversized whirlpool tub with shower in the modern ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom holds a full size bed plus a twin bed, and has its ensuite access to the second bath with a large glass & marble tile shower. There is also a queen size air mattress available for extra sleeping. Both bedrooms have reading lamps and side tables for storage. Sliding doors in each bedroom open out to small balconies that let in plenty of light and overlook the picturesque street. They also help pull cool breezes through the condo when you want the outside feel.

Two sets of sliding glass doors open up from the den and dining area to a wide balcony furnished with new teak furniture - two lounge chairs and a breakfast table & chairs are ready for you to enjoy. You will have beautiful tropical birds to enjoy during your stay. You will also enjoy visits from the agouti in the garden, as well as the coatimundi which may even climb the tree near the balcony to greet you!

PERSONAL TOUCHES

We invite you to read the comments from our previous guests. We strive to provide each guest with a memorable vacation, and I think our reviews will testify to those efforts. We truly love sharing our home with others.

You will be well cared for in our home. Our managers are available 24/7 to solve any problem, and we offer a Free Concierge Service for our guests - a professional and friendly concierge is available to meet with you and make restaurant recommendations, book personal tours and activities, or simply give you advice for your perfect vacation. Much more trustworthy and better than relying on the offers on the street or the beach! Our renters tell us this made a real difference for them. We also provide a notebook of suggestions and information about the area, as well as an email version that will help you prepare for your trip. And we are available by phone as well to answer all your questions and guide you to make the most of the time you have to enjoy.

AREA ACTIVITIES

We know you will love staying at our condo as much as we do! This is the perfect place for whatever your heart desires in a vacation from total relaxation to all-out adventure sports and recreation. Nearby you will find golfing, fishing, snorkeling and diving, Mayan ruins, parasailing, and swimming with the dolphins, just to name a few. One of our favorite things to do is take the short walk (7-8 min) down the path with the small ruins to the closest beach. There are plenty of large trees for shade a bit back from the water, or you can take the beach umbrellas and be at the waters' edge. The sling backpacks provided make taking along 4 beach chairs and the umbrellas a breeze. Add the portable cooler, and a book or two, and you are set for a relaxing day!

Our renters receive a guide from us detailing transportation details and our favorite tips and activities collected from our previous visits. And we would be happy to talk with you and give you any advice or answer any questions that you might have to help make this the trip you will always remember!

Keywords: Condominium, Condo, Vacation Rental, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, 2 Bedroom, Full Kitchen, Pool, Balcony

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Laurie,



We had a wonderful time in Playa and your condo was perfect. Patricia and I spent the last 15 minutes trying to figure out some useful feedback that we could give you. Apart from the Internet service reliability, we could not think of anything else. In fact, we felt that you had equipped the apartment better than what we would have thought of. And everything was so well organized. You seemed to have thought about a lot of minute details and set things up very well for potentially unfamiliar guests. The bikes were great as we're two of the three beach chairs (the third needs some maintenance).



And I cannot say enough positive things about Laura, Moskito, and Gaby!!! They were simply wonderful. Laura, we did go to El Pirata (twice!) Trattoria (twice as well) and will make it to Piola the next time we are there. Your recommendations were excellent for quality and for value.



So, thanks very much, y'all!!!



Note from Owner: The issue with spotty internet service is a new one, and we are working to fix that as it has never been an issue before in the five years we have owned the condo. We also are purchasing new beach chairs to replace the ones that are now a bit worn. Everything should be perfect for your next stay! (Jeyant is returning in August for a second visit!).
May 2013
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Laurie Ritchel, Owner

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We have been traveling to Mexico for more than ten years and have fallen in love with the culture and the people we have met on our travels. It was a dream of ours to own our piece of paradise, and in October of 2008 we finally did it! It's great to be within walking distance of beaches, restaurants and shopping, yet located in the peaceful gated community of Playcar. We love sharing it with others! Laurie and Mark, Beaumont, Texas

Laurie Ritchel, Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Once we decided on Playa del Carmen for our vacation home, we wanted a place that was an easy walk to everything we love - 5th Avenue restaurants, beaches, shopping, bus station for tours, etc. Casa de Sueno is uniquely situated on the most northern edge of the Playacar neighborhood, which means that all of the fun activities of 5th Avenue are within an easy walking distance, yet we still enjoy the peacefulness and safety of our gated community. There were many nice properties for us to choose from, but location was key to us. We couldn't be happier with our home.

Unlike many condo vacation rentals in the area, the layout of ours is quite unique. Many condos are long and narrow, to maximize the number of units with a small balcony view. We enjoy a wide, spacious living area with a large living/kitchen/dining area open to the double size balcony. Two couples or a family staying with us will never feel like you are living on top of each other. We visit our home often, and provide for our guests the same amenities that we enjoy while we are there - so no need to pack the hairdryer, pool floats or beach towels. We love sharing our new home and Playa del Carmen with others and want you to have the vacation you've dreamed of!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
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(409) 790-4307 (Texas, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

GOOD LOCATION, NICE CONDO

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 6 days at Rosa Blanca and had a great time. The condo is walking distance from the beach and the path to get there is really neat. There are little ruins on the walk down and plenty of beach area to relax. The beaches in front of the strip in Playa are always packed but there is much less traffic in Playacar beach. We felt very safe in the gated community where the condo is located. The neighbors in the condo where very nice as well, on resident actually gave our car a jump when we left the dome light on the night before and woke up needed to get to the airport on Sunday with a dead battery in the rental car. What a savior she was because we are not fluent in Spanish and no one knew what we where talking about!! The condo is nicely decorated and the AC works GREAT. The pool was a little warmer than we preferred but we didn't come all the way from Texas to be in the pool anyway. We enjoyed cooking in the condo and all the suggestions in the book the owners made which is located inside the condo. It is within walking distance to the strip and all the nightlife and beach restaurants and bars. We had a great time in Playa and will hopefully return someday soon.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
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(409) 790-4307 (Texas, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
This condo is equipped to the highest standard, and still manages to be really cosy. The view from the balcony is lovely! The pool is great, everything is very well maintained. The owners keep the condo equipped with everything you may need for your stay - from condiments to dvd:s to beach gear. A perfect place to relax!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Anna, we are so thrilled that your family enjoyed their stay in our condo! Thank you for sharing your comments with us.
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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210722vb
(409) 790-4307 (Texas, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Kelowna, BC Canada
5

HAPPY WANDERERS

  • 5 of 5
When you find a place that has it all you want to shout it from the rooftops. If you love comfort, relaxation, great people and proximity to everything then this is the place for you. We made it our home and so will you. Thanks for sharing.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210722vb
(409) 790-4307 (Texas, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for a week and we are pleased to say that it certainly exceeded our expectations. The condo is beautiful with so much charm and character. The pictures are an accurate reflection of the level of detail in the décor. Laurie responded to all of our questions immediately which was really appreciated. As indicated in the overview, the location is ideal for taking advantage of all Playa del Carmen has to offer. It is only 5-10 minutes, at a leisurely pace, into 5th avenue via a lush and tropical avenue in front of the condo. The best part was being able to start and end the day in the tranquility of this property. The condo has everything you could possibly need during your vacation. The owners have compiled a binder with detailed information on Playa with recommendations of restaurants, tour brochures, suggestions, taxi info etc. We made great use of it. The property manager, Laura, was extremely helpful and helped us get settled when we arrived. The owners installed a magic jack which helped us to keep in touch with family and friends in Canada. Loved this feature! We highly recommend this property. We have already booked a return visit for next year! Thank you again Laurie and Laura. You made our first venture into condo vacationing a real treat and a great experience. See ya next year!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210722vb
(409) 790-4307 (Texas, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Denver, Colorado
5

PERFECT VACATION HOME

  • 5 of 5
Everything about Laurie's Casa de Sueno at Rosa Blanca Condomiums in Playacar was what we had hoped for. Laura and Diana of Moskito both met us at the condo on our arrival just to make sure everything was in order. The complex itself is beautiful and quiet. We had the pool to ourselves. The condo is spacious, clean, and made a great base camp for our vacation. There are even two TV's in case not everyone can agree on what to watch.
We have stayed in homes, resorts, and hotels on previous visits to the region. Staying at Rosa Blanca was perfect for us because of the location. We like spending our evenings in PDC searching for the perfect taco but also prefer getting out for day trips to the various beaches and places of interest to the South of PDC. Although we rented a car, it is completely unnecessary. Taxis are cheap and plentiful and the collectivos are a fun option for the slightly more adventurous.
Laurie as well as the girls from Moskito were a joy to work with and always accessible. I would highly recommend a stay at Rosa Blanca to anyone planning a vacation in the area.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210722vb
(409) 790-4307 (Texas, USA)
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Missouri
5

LOOK NO FURTHER! THIS CONDO HAS IT ALL!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous vacation at Playa del Carmen. This condo has everything you need as well as being centrally located to the beach and downtown. The condo was well-maintained and very clean. We even had maid service 3 days a week. We were even met upon arrival by Laura (from Moskito) who showed us around the condo and explained how to use all the features. We'd never had that before! In fact, we had great communication between the owners (Mark and Laurie) and with Moskito (property management). We spent a glorious two weeks enjoying the beach, great restaurants, and exploring the area. We felt totally safe during the day and evening. We did not rent a car and did just fine walking everywhere. I loved riding bikes on the many bike paths around (totally flat). We can't say enough good things about our visit. We always use vbro.com to find places to stay, and this was definitely one of the best. Have fun--use pescos, practice a few Spanish phrases, ride in a collectivo,try some new foods, and you'll have the time of your life.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are always so delighted when our guests tell us how much they enjoyed their vacations in our condo! Thanks so much, Susan, for the nice comments.
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Map

Old Ado Bus Station
"This is the bus station to and from the airport, and for tours, etc."
Passenger Ferry - Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Paseo del Carmen
"This upscale shopping area has some great restaurants, too. It also has a Starbucks. It is..."
Curry Omm
"One of our absolute favorite restaurants in all of Playa del Carmen! Wonderful Indian food ..."
Starbucks
Rolandi's Pizzeria
"Incredible lasagna and very good pizza. And they deliver!"
Senor Frog's
"Fun for the family"
Super Carnes
"Best arracherra steak around!"
Xulam
"Another fun restaurant near the condo - we love the gorgeous birds!"
Wah Wah Beach Bar
"This is our very favorite beach hangout - great food, free loungers and umbrellas, and frien..."
RESTAURANT LA MISSION PLAYA DEL CARMEN
"One of the best budget meals in Playa - free lime soup and guacamole with every entree. "
La Tarraya Restaurant/Bar
"Our first stop every trip - we have to get our toes in the sand! Great prices and delicious..."
Fusion
"Cool bar to hang out, good music, good food."
Babe's Noodles and Bar
"Lots of locals love the swedish meatballs here."
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant
"Cool beach club and fun bar. Modern feel"
El Fogon
"This is our favorite restaurant in Playa - eat with the locals! The bean soup is wonderful ..."
Mom's Hotel
"This review is for the charming restaurant and bar at Mom's Hotel. You won't find any frien..."
Playacar Spa & Golf Club
"Great golf course - go in the afternoon for their twilight rate."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cancun airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Guard Gate entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
5th Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach clubs
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus station
Nearest Point of Interest
Paseo del Carmen Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Here we are!
Car: not necessary

Our condo is located in the perfect location for all the fun things that the Riviera Maya has to offer! After a peaceful nights' sleep in a quiet neighborhood, you are within easy walking distance to the beaches, 5th Avenue, shopping, restaurants and local transportation for tours and visiting the ruins. Our personal favorite way to end the day is with a soak in our large pool while staring up at the stars.

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Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
$750
$1,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
High Season
Jan 11 2015 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$2,700
 
 
Easter
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
High Season
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$2,700
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$800
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$850
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 300
50% of rental amount is due upon reservation to hold your dates. The remaining balance is due 30 before arrival. We accept payment using credit cards by Deposit Guard (3% fee) or Paypal (5% fee) and also wire transfers (please call the number on the listing prior to wiring any funds to confirm authenticity). Refundable deposit of $300 is collected by credit card voucher at check in or by cash.
Notes The monthly rental cost is the rate listed above plus the cost of electricity during your stay. This is a considerable savings if you watch your air conditioning usage and don't run the A/C when you are out of the condo. We have many repeat guests using this rate formula.
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Area
  • Telephone ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • Hair dryer, shampoo and lotion provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Pack n Play crib available upon request; and a air mattress.
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) A crib may be made available by request
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Beach Umbrellas
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • In Ground Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • water parks
  • marina
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
We provide a programmable safe for your valuables, plenty of beach towels, 4 portable beach chairs and 2 beach umbrellas, small cooler, tote bags, float loungers - everything you need for a fun day at the beach or pool. Free concierge service also for your tours and activities.
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