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Interjet Launches Cheap Flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Cancun (CUN) & Guadalajara (GDL)

Hat Tip to my girlfriend, Laura, for sending me the link :)

Good evening again, I have another quick post to share.  According to SFGate.com, Interjet, which is a low-cost airline from Mexico, is launching cheap, non-stop flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Cancun (CUN) & Guadalajara (GDL).  According to the article, “To celebrate the launch, Interjet is offering introductory round-trip fares to Guadalajara for $249 and to Cancun for $299”.  “Flights for both destinations will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning March 14.”  With that, I wanted to check out the schedule and compare it to other airlines flying to Cancun.  I pulled up Google Flights to check out March 14, but I didn’t see any Interjet flights. Hmm…

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World of Hyatt Gift to Elites: 1 Suite Upgrade Award or 10,000 Hyatt Points?

Hyatt has been up to lots of good these past few months. First they settled the issues I was having with my World of Hyatt concierge, and I’m thrilled to report my new concierge is great! Then World of Hyatt announced that free nights on award stays would count towards elite status. OK, good news, indeed. And just like that, they retroactively combined my free nights from last year with my other eligible nights and gave me a gift. The announcement came one day, and then my email allowing me to actually choose came the following day. Though Hyatt gives you 90 days to make your choice, it took me about nine seconds, if that long. As a Globalist, I have plenty of suite upgrades available to me so thank you very much, I chose the 10,000 Hyatt points instead. So Hyatt starts off the year in our good graces, wouldn’t you agree? Anybody take the suite upgrade offer instead? Those suites can be really wonderful!

Andaz Papagayo Resort Part 3: The Food is Expensive, but Delicious

Good morning everyone.  Here is the final part of my Andaz Papagayo Resort review.  Part 1 had photos of the resort, part 2 had photos of my room, and today’s post will have photos of the food, menus, and a MONKEY?!  Yes, believe it or not, one of the local monkeys jumped on my table as I was eating lunch and ran off with my tortillas!  I didn’t think he was going to grab my tortillas, so I slowly reached into my pocket to take out my phone, and as I was pressing the photo button, he grabbed my tortillas and ran.

With that said, I really liked the food at the resort, but it is expensive.  In this post, I will show you my 2 breakfast meals and 2 lunch meals.  We had late breakfasts and late lunches so we wouldn’t be hungry for dinner.  I also included photos of my receipts that show how expensive each item was.  As of February 7, the exchange rate is $1 US Dollar = ~570 Costa Rican Dollars.

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Andaz Papagayo Resort Part 2: The Room was Great

Good morning everyone, I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of my Andaz Papagayo Resort review where I shared photos of the beautiful resort.  After checking into the resort, we walked to our room which was only a 5 minute walk away.  If your room is farther away, you can take the complimentary golf cart shuttle to your room.  The exterior of the room had a large, thick wooden door with a key car reader above the handle.  Let’s check out the inside of the room…

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Andaz Papagayo Resort Part 1: The Resort is Beautiful

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great Super Bowl weekend.  The Andaz Papagayo Resort in Liberia, Costa Rica was the last stop on my Central / South America adventure.  After taking my incredible 14 seat Cessna flight from San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR), I was picked up by the Liberia Airport Shuttle company (contact Gabriela) and driven to the Andaz Papagayo Resort ($49 US for one way).  After a ~45 minute drive from the airport, we arrived at the beautiful resort.  In part 2, I will show you my room and in part 3, I will show you the food.  Stay tuned for those posts.

We stayed 2 nights in mid January and had a great time.  The resort was probably 25% full.   Our stay cost 30,000 Hyatt points total (15,000 / night).  If you have a Hyatt free night certificate from the Chase Hyatt Credit Card, you can use your free night here.

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