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May 20, 2010

Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean JESS Kalinowsky Friends Travel LLP

As one of the country’s leading tour operators to Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, we are eager to work with you and your travel counselor to find the perfect vacation! To the hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers who have traveled with us over the past 20 years, we thank you for entrusting your vacation dreams to FRIENDS TRAVEL. To the many repeat travelers who return year after year, a special thanks! If you are a new customer, we are confident that you will find the FRIENDS TRAVEL experience one that will meet (even exceed!) your expectations!

As a privately owned vacation company, our only business is providing you with great vacations to great destinations! Over 95% rate their overall vacation experience with FRIENDS TRAVEL good to excellent. You will find resorts that cater to couples and adults only, honeymooners, families with children, golfers, naturalists, land and water sports enthusiasts, and even groups looking for the perfect meeting and convention space for combining business with pleasure. For those looking for the ultimate in luxury we offer the exclusive Concierge Collection with personal service from the FRIENDS TRAVEL Concierge.

Our long-standing relationships with top industry suppliers allow us to provide you with extraordinary variety – from small, comfortable hotels to world-class luxury resorts to exclusive, intimate hideaways – at extremely competitive prices. When reserving your place in the sun, consider the various room categories that are available – you’ll be surprised how little extra it costs to have that ocean view suite with Jacuzzi or to pamper yourself with the luxury of concierge level services. And in almost every destination you will find an outstanding selection of the most popular ALL-INCLUSIVE resorts – all meals, unlimited drinks, land and water activities galore and tons of sun and FUN – and all for one, low, value-packed price!


Costa Rica


October 17, 2008

178 villas in Mexico Primo Resort areas with

Casa de los Suenos

Casa de los Suenos

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya
12 br, 13.5 ba, Pool

USD $ 1050
Sol Y Luna

Sol Y Luna

Playa Secreto, Riviera Maya
10 br, 9 ba, Beachfront, Pool

USD $ 785
Casa Colina

Casa Colina

Isla Navidad, Manzanillo
6 br, 8 ba, Pool

USD $ 2482
Villa Mandarinas

Villa Mandarinas

Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta
7 br, 7.5 ba, Pool

USD $ 2700

August 15, 2008

Mexico’s Pacific Coast with

Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Featuring all-inclusive hotels with luxury spas, award winning cuisine, exciting nightlife and unique cultural ecotourism, Riviera Nayarit, on Mexico’s beautiful Pacific Coast is tops on the vacation radar.

Riviera Nayarit offers a truly authentic vacation experience with a subtle touch of modern convenience. A perfect balance of luxury and tradition, this Pacific Gem boasts PGA designed signature golf courses, nearly 100 miles of golden coastline, spectacular mountains and quaint seaside villages.

“In addition to the natural beauty and perfect climate, Riviera Nayarit’s variety of hotels and accommodations.

Nestled along miles of coastline between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Riviera Nayarit is just 10 miles north of Puerto Vallarta’s airport. With three main resort areas, Riviera Nayarit vacationers have the option to truly customize their destination experience with a variety of modern hotels and luxury resorts.

Punta Mita offers travelers beauty both on land and sea with its unique volcanic rock formations that flow into the ocean. It also hosts one of Mexico’s most exclusive golf courses, the Four Seasons Golf Club Punta Mita.

Nuevo Vallarta and Flamingos attracts travelers searching for quality accommodations in an unforgettable setting. Offering the best of Mexico, this area includes a modern marina with 200 slips, a shopping mall, international restaurants, three golf courses, a water park, two dolphin centers and miles of unforgettable golden sand beaches.

Bucerias mixes old world charm with modern sophistication. Travelers make their way to this picturesque town for an insight of old Mexico. With tequila tours, quiet beaches and local artifact shopping, this culturally rich area appeals to even the most discriminating palate heralding international cuisine, fresh caught fish and local authentic eateries.

Accommodations for every taste and budget can be found in Riviera Nayarit. The majority of Americans choose resorts in Nuevo Vallarta or Punta de Mita, but having undergone major renovations, any of the resort properties are sure to please.

Riviera Nayarit has also become quite popular for destination weddings, as it is the perfect playground for couples and those looking for a luxurious vacation experience. Some resorts including the luxurious Dreams Resorts and Spas provide free weddings and onsite wedding coordinators, which will put any soon-to-be-wed couple at ease. With scenic mountain backdrops and lush tropical ecosystems, many couples have little to no convincing to do when inviting their friends and family to share in their special day on this magnificent stretch of Pacific Treasure. The wedding party and guests can take advantage of Apple Vacations special group rates and services.

Although beautiful and relaxing, Riviera Nayarit will also satisfy the appetite of even the most adventurous of travelers. With action-packed excursions, Riviera Nayarit’s tropical jungle landscape offers activities that include jungle canopy zipline adventures, land and water excursions, swimming with dolphins or world class marlin and sail fishing. Riviera Nayarit is also a top surfing spot and many of the resorts can arrange for lessons. For surfing wannabes, boogie boarding is an easy, fun alternative that all ages can tackle.

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s Secret Treasure, is quickly becoming the vacation destination hotspot. With accommodations that appeal to a broad travel audience, Riviera Nayarit needs no advertising, for its beauty and appeal speaks for itself. An unforgettable vacation experience is waiting for your clients in beautiful Riviera Nayarit.

Mexico, Beyond Your Expectations.