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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 02:18:13 PM »
Just saw that Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds grabbed Presidents Day weekend at Rivera Maya. Really? LOL
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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2018, 02:49:47 PM »
I will be watching the streams from Costa Rica.  Could be worse. Stoked for all that go.

We're missing eachother in CR by about 3 weeks.

Bummer.  We are going up to the Nicoya this time (Santa Teresa/Montezuma).  Have not been up that way before.  Where are you guys going?

This is only our 2nd time and we're hitting the Guanacaste area. Renting a house on Playa Grande in Las Baulas National Marine Park.
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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2018, 04:30:23 PM »
I will be watching the streams from Costa Rica.  Could be worse. Stoked for all that go.

We're missing eachother in CR by about 3 weeks.

Bummer.  We are going up to the Nicoya this time (Santa Teresa/Montezuma).  Have not been up that way before.  Where are you guys going?

This is only our 2nd time and we're hitting the Guanacaste area. Renting a house on Playa Grande in Las Baulas National Marine Park.
Nice.  I am not familiar with Guanacaste. Sounds awesome. We usually go down the Pacific Coast, stop in Dominical to see our friends and head all the way to the bottom to the Osa where my wife used to live and we still have a little land down there.  Have a great time.

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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2018, 11:15:23 PM »
For those that have gone before....is one resort better than the others?  My only complaint about all inclusive resorts are the quality of food and beverages is lacking....
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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2018, 11:30:33 PM »
For those that have gone before....is one resort better than the others?  My only complaint about all inclusive resorts are the quality of food and beverages is lacking....

Yeah, for sure.  If you want good food, you are going to have to stay at one of the more expensive resorts.  It comes down to whether or not you want the convenience of staying on site and having bad food or taking a shuttle every night which bites but having good food.  It's also a lot more money.  My friends stayed at the Fairmont and said it was dope, but that's not offered this year I think.  If you stay at Barcelo, the Palace is a step up, and you can still use their restaurants if you are in regular Barcelo.  Palace is sweet but it is a 20 minute walk to the venue.  We stayed in the suck Barcelo but it was the cheapest and it was 5 minute to the venue which was nice.  Te food sucks but you only eat once a day.  The people that were getting sick were the idiots that were eating hamburgers.  I just ate bagels and pasta and bananas and it was fine.  We also went one day to Tulum in a car and got some actual food which was great.

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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2018, 09:53:33 AM »
For those that have gone before....is one resort better than the others?  My only complaint about all inclusive resorts are the quality of food and beverages is lacking....

Palace all day. Food is better (restaurants exclusive to Palace were really good and buffet style food seemed to be higher quality too) but really nothing beats the piano bar post show. Place is jumping all night and there's a lot of talented MFers out there. Sure, it's a little further walk but you're walking along the ocean so it's not the worst thing in the world.

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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2018, 02:27:08 PM »
For those that have gone before....is one resort better than the others?  My only complaint about all inclusive resorts are the quality of food and beverages is lacking....

Yeah, for sure.  If you want good food, you are going to have to stay at one of the more expensive resorts.  It comes down to whether or not you want the convenience of staying on site and having bad food or taking a shuttle every night which bites but having good food.  It's also a lot more money.  My friends stayed at the Fairmont and said it was dope, but that's not offered this year I think.  If you stay at Barcelo, the Palace is a step up, and you can still use their restaurants if you are in regular Barcelo.  Palace is sweet but it is a 20 minute walk to the venue.  We stayed in the suck Barcelo but it was the cheapest and it was 5 minute to the venue which was nice.  Te food sucks but you only eat once a day.  The people that were getting sick were the idiots that were eating hamburgers.  I just ate bagels and pasta and bananas and it was fine.  We also went one day to Tulum in a car and got some actual food which was great.

Pretty much this.

Barcelo is by def the most convenient all around but the food was not awesome.
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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2018, 03:11:30 PM »
For those that have gone before....is one resort better than the others?  My only complaint about all inclusive resorts are the quality of food and beverages is lacking....

Palace all day. Food is better (restaurants exclusive to Palace were really good and buffet style food seemed to be higher quality too) but really nothing beats the piano bar post show. Place is jumping all night and there's a lot of talented MFers out there. Sure, it's a little further walk but you're walking along the ocean so it's not the worst thing in the world.

Yeah, the beach walk is no big deal and the piano bar is awesome and is still cranking as the sun comes up.  The only time the walk is bad is if you have to walk back to reg Barcelo after said sun has come up.  If you are staying there and only have to do the walk once after the show, it's fine.  It's the return trip after raging that got a little old for me.

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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2018, 10:04:51 AM »
For those that have gone before....is one resort better than the others?  My only complaint about all inclusive resorts are the quality of food and beverages is lacking....

Palace all day. Food is better (restaurants exclusive to Palace were really good and buffet style food seemed to be higher quality too) but really nothing beats the piano bar post show. Place is jumping all night and there's a lot of talented MFers out there. Sure, it's a little further walk but you're walking along the ocean so it's not the worst thing in the world.

Yeah, the beach walk is no big deal and the piano bar is awesome and is still cranking as the sun comes up.  The only time the walk is bad is if you have to walk back to reg Barcelo after said sun has come up.  If you are staying there and only have to do the walk once after the show, it's fine.  It's the return trip after raging that got a little old for me.

Ahh yeah, I can see how that would suck. I just had to stumble a couple feet to my bed. Still got lost the first night tho.

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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2018, 10:50:59 AM »
Anyone else hearing rumors that this might be the last time they do Mexico?
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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2018, 12:13:49 PM »
Anyone else hearing rumors that this might be the last time they do Mexico?

it would make sense.  the novelty has warn off and the 2019 version didn't even sell out right away.  time to think of something new.


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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2018, 02:05:28 PM »
So that, plus my new job and the fat paychecks that come with, have me leaning towards going. Anyone wanna go in on a room? I snore but I'm cute and I shower daily.
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Re: Phish: Riviera Maya, Feb 21-23, 2019
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2018, 12:07:45 AM »
The contract was always for 3 stands there.  Would be doubtful if they go back.  But that means they'll find somewhere new to go!  It's so good, I would go for sure if I didn't have a trip planned already.