After reading all the positive reviews here, we booked for Hotel Playa Blanca for end of March. Tried to up read as much as possible and there's a few things I've been wondering about...
a) we have going with our 3 year old;
is there any kids club or kids activities at Hotel Playa blanca?
is there a kid's pools with kids toys and is it clean?
(the one negative review mentioned green stuff in the pools? any truth to this?)
b) is the water and juices, ice cubes, etc. safe to drink in terms not getting diarrhea or worse? (or should we stick with bottled drinks etc). We are not planning on taking any shots...
c) one reviewer mentioned bringing his own ketchup and maple syrup... so...um... there's no sauces served with meals?
d) I gather that the "train" that goes around the beaches is not a good option for getting around? how bad (bumpy?) is it and is it safe for a 3 year old to ride in?
e) are the taxi's metered, or do you need to negotiate the price of the fare with the driver? should I learn some spanish? :)
e) is it difficult to get chairs and umbrellas? should we be bringing our own inflatable things to sit on and own beach umbrellas for shade?
e) may I ask where is the best place to exchange money at Cayo Largo (where to get the best rates, or is it the same everywhere?)
Any other advice for family with small child would be great...
sorry for all the questions...