Go to taxi booth and told 23 to Dreams - I tell her 20 - she agrees after a couple of back & forths.
Reserved jacuzzi balcony room in new tower. Last time we upgraded to this room when we got there and they called at 9pm the first night telling me they gave me the wrong upgrade fee - not a great start then, so I pay up front and figure all will go well this time. Nope - 2 double beds is all that's available. Unhappy we take it for 2 nights and then have to move for the last 7 to get to a King size bed. Last night they upgrade us to the presidential suite to "make up" for all the previous problems. Way over the top room - almost too big. 1st floor is unused - dining room, living room, powder room, a nice size pool on the balcony. 2nd floor is huge - BR, LR, large bathroom, double walk in closet. This floor is big, but useable and very nice. Front desk service is the only place in the hotel we've had bad service experiences at Dreams.
First day is cloudy so we go see Villa Premiere as a possible hotel for next time. It's very nice, but the beach is horrible and I love the beach. Start walking into town and I see a taco stand that looks good so we stop. It is awesome - we end up having lunch there 3 times. It's various seafood taco's, burito's, etc near Hotel Nadia. The folks there don't speak much English and we don't speak much Spanish, so it was fun. Lots of pointing and not getting what we thought we ordered, but loving every thing we tried. Twice at Bercelona Tapas, once at Vitea, and the rest at the hotel. All food everywhere was good to spectacular with the taco stand being the highlight due to the atmosphere.
Other than that, lots of relaxing on the beach, read a couple of good books, fun in town, and another great trip. Thats 18 nights so far this year, and unfortuantely probably no more until next January.
A special thanks to PVJB. My wife got her fist tatoo, so I did a little research of old posts here, and she talked good of Tatoo Sixty Nine. My wife now has a beautiful monarch butterfly on her foot. I couldn't watch her in pain, so i walked town and drank some tasty Pacifico's.