Sex Travel – A Tourism Phenomenon

December 30, 2016

I am an independent hospitality/tourism travel writer and was recently asked to review the Caribbean “Sex Travel” phenomenon for a germane website, this is a synopsis of my research.

I started my research by going to the web where I used various key words, (Adult Vacation, Sex Vacation, Adult, Single Adult Vacations, Sex Tourism, Erotic Adult Vacation) and found a phenomenal number of providers with most surrounding the Caribbean Sea. Their websites had numerous photos of stunning girls, some photos of their accommodations, FAQ’s, prices and contact page for questions or a reservation. All required a deposit.

Most packagers follow a basic formula. Guests are met at their arrival and driven to their accommodations. Clients are introduced to the available girls either from a photo album or at a cocktail party at the villa. A second companion is an option for approximately $500.00 extra. Prices are high ranging from $5,000.00 to $7,000.00 for 5 days and 4 nights exclusive of airfare, extra days cost $1000.00+. The deposit is normally 25% with the entire cost required in advance.

Another trip format practiced primarily in Costa Rica is “all-inclusive” resort with one of their girls chosen from their website photos. The agency I used Costa Rica Escorts I found a total rip-off. The girls they advertised were not available and due to the distance from the airport I was required to stay at the first night was an airport hotel with no food except a limited breakfast. In spite of promises to return my deposit, when I tried to cancel my trip they made it so difficult with tacked on penalties with a hint of intimidation I was “forced” to go on their trip. When I asked to trade the girls they kept me waiting for 2 days with a sub-par girl I was charged $120 for her transportation and the same to transport the first girl back. Stay away from Costa Rica particularly Costa Rica Escorts.

As an aside please make sure you choose a country with a stable government, friendly to your country of origin, has convenient direct air transport with no second plane needed in country. Venezuela and Thailand are 2 to stay away from.

On another research trip, this one to the Dominican Republic I did find an operator that eliminated all the negatives experienced beforehand which caters to both men and women guests.

They provided a hassle free experience with a choice of 35 escorts that actually were the same ones on their website. Equally important was their price which was less than one-half than any others I researched. They offered 2 options; an all-inclusive beachfront villa or a beautiful beachfront condo apartment that offered a great amount of flexibility and independence although meals were not included with the apartment. I could eat in any one of dozens of restaurants with a variety of offerings meet people from different countries and the very friendly Dominican people. Restaurant meals and liquor is extremely reasonable dinner for 2 is less than $30 without drinks with gratuity, breakfast and lunch are less than half that. Girls were changed every day at no charge. The prices were very competitive and a very modest deposit was required.

The villa was very comfortable with a first night party where I met 10 girls and had an opportunity to chat with each one until I made my choice. The beachfront condo apartment was a beautifully furnished 1 bedroom with living room, kitchen, A/C, cable, internet, terrace, large pool, safe, tiled bath, daily maid service, 24 Hour Security and full time Concierge. I was surprised to receive a local cell phone immediately on my arrival to call my Concierge should I need some advice or help 24 hours a day (nice touch). The apartment was very near a super market where I stocked my kitchen. Shops, restaurants, bars, medical clinic, pharmacies, salons were an easy walk Puerto Plata International Airport (POP) is just twenty minutes away. Meals were not included with the apartment but I enjoyed the flexibility of eating in different restaurants every day. Most restaurants deliver free of charge giving you a chance to eat in complete privacy. All your favorite drinks can also be stocked. The island is magnificent with great weather and a huge number of activities.

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