1st obviously - thanks to Swine flu scare - we got the barcelo price for worst hotel price and have been upgraded to colonial. Additionally hotel and beaches were completely empty. The food, service and entertaiment were super good - too good I would say. Not much to add to other reviews.
Just a few tips I did not find in other's review - probably mostly pool-swim up bar persons:
1) The least waves and the finest sea bottom are upfront of Barcelo Caribe (2nd hotel).
2) The best snorkel is on the little reef between Tropical and Palace when sea is calm
3) If sea is rough - the best snorkel - get down ladder on the peer and head to the little island - behind the island is calm.
4) Do NOT miss 2 senotes - exit of underground rivers - right on the property - one - civilized - right side of the Palace transportation entry.
The other a little left - 20 yards north from the non-motorized water sports rent place (Say Hi to Alejandro and Edgar) and 15 yards into the sea - from the sea bottom you will see a sand going and feel a cold water comes from the bottom sea hole.
5) If you patient enough - you will see a lot of sea turtles got up to the surface to take a breath - right upfront of the the renting place. A lot of big fish around the peer.
6) Internet - you can find a free wireless inside the Business center hall. So if you setup with your relatives the Skype - you can have a video conversation for free.
By the way - I had a netbook - but I think safe was big enough for 14" laptop.
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