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Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

Lloydminster, Canada
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Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

We are four mid-20 girls looking to go on a one week all inclusive for under $900 and both of these resorts came up for us.

Which resort(s) would tend to have a younger crowd? Obv. would like a clean resort with nice beach area (although I've heard will not be as nice as Cuba beaches - two of us were at the Palma Real in Varadero 2-3 years ago)... most of us are fairly picky eaters unfortunately, but survived fine at a 3-3.5 star in Varadero and I've heard the food is generally a bit better in Dominican?!?

Any suggestions or input from anyone would be appreciated - thanks! :)

Kingston, Canada
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1. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

Am going to Barcelo Feb 19, if I don't forget I will let you know how it is

BTW-was at Bacheta 2 years ago it was OK and enjoyed use of all the other RIU resorts there.

Gord J

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Edited: 30 January 2010, 18:38
Middlesbrough
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2. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

was at RIU mambo March last year and it was mostly couples families and older people

Brooklyn...
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3. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

Hey im going to be stayin at Coral Sol del Plata all inclusive resort, spa and casino in Puerto Plata, DR. I booked through cheapcarribean.com and my grand total was $800 flying out of NYC.

i'm going from march 6th-13 (spring break) so might be something your interested in. i've got my fingers corssed on the a younger crowd my self, see you there hopefully!

Brooklyn...
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4. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

Hey im going to be stayin at Coral Sol del Plata all inclusive resort, spa and casino in Puerto Plata, DR. I booked through cheapcarribean.com and my grand total was $800 flying out of NYC.

i'm going from march 6th-13 (spring break) so might be something your interested in. i've got my fingers corssed on the a younger crowd my self, see you there hopefully!

Toronto
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5. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

I'm also planning a trip from Mar 8th-15th to Puerto Plata and the Barcelo was on the top of my list. The resort itself looks good and It has a disco as well. The price dropped to $768(total) from Toronto. I'm going down with about 6 guys(late 20's & early 30's) and we are looking to party(on & off the resort). I'm still working on getting more people to come so if you can delay your trip by a week(or perhaps we can go a week earlier) then let me know

Lloydminster, Canada
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6. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

Thanks for your help and input everyone - I think we are going to go with Barcelo from March 1st - 8th. Can't wait!!!!!! :)

Toronto
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7. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

Riu Mambo!! Im just saying this bc me and two other mid 20 guys are heading there. Heard nothing but good things about the night life in Puerto Plata. We go on a vaca every year....and no matter where we go we always manage to have a great time. The ppl you meet make the trip!

Moncton, Canada
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8. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

I stayed at Riu Mambo 2 years ago with 3 girlfriends. Although we are all in our 40's I wasn't looking for younger crowd, but I don't think you'd be disappointed. There seemed to be lots of singles. The food was great, the beach was great (the best in front of Mambo as opposed to Merengue & Bachata). Wherever you decide to go, you and your friends will make the best of it. Have fun.

Iowa
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9. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

We too saw many singles at night hanging out at Patcha the night club. Great to have 3 resorts to use!! I vote RIU Mambo!

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10. Re: Riu Mambo or Barcelo or ...? (March 1st - 8th)???

I stayed at the Riu Merengue last year with a bunch of girls. There were a lot of young single people around and the disco was packed whenever we went! It's a beautiful spot! All 3 resorts are nice!