Come visit El Dorado! That’s right, El Dorado!

Found after more than five centuries, the fabled lost city of gold welcomes you.

Live like a king in five-star luxury at the new Manoa resort. Renovated from one of the Prince’s seven palaces, its 500 acres sit at the heart of this vibrant city, surrounded by lush, untamed rainforest.

Tired of the hectic lifestyle? Looking for privacy and seclusion? El Dorado is the place for you. After all, you can’t get more private than a city lost for half a millennia.

Here at Manoa, your relaxation needs are paramount.

The resort offers a full range of spa facilities to make your stay a memorable and soothing one. Treat yourself to a rainforest treatment devised from ancient native techniques, long thought lost. Bathe nightly in milk or, for the more discerning guests, rich dark chocolate for a youthful complexion and healthy glow.

Relaxation not your style?

Manoa hosts all the traditional sports from wrestling and TurmequΓ© with the, ever popular, Guests versus Natives football matches running twice weekly. It even boasts nine of the finest full-size swimming pools; ideal for cooling off at the end of a hot day.

Hungry after your eventful day?

Our fully-stocked kitchens are open 24/7 to serve you with the finest organic fruits and berries harvested from the rainforest. For meat eaters, the resort’s very own hunting parties venture deep into the amazon, returning daily with the finest meats to satisfy the pickiest of palates.

You can spend your entire vacation without leaving the resort (most guests do). For those who like to absorb the local culture, a short stroll along the gold-lined streets is all it takes to find the bustling El Dorado markets.

Trinkets and jewellery, handcrafted from locally-sourced gold, cover every stall, ensuring you’ll never be short of ideas for gifts to take home.

Tired of shopping?

The city’s architecture is second to none. The golden-roofed houses are a thing of wonder and our ancient temples and palaces awe-inspiring, all of which are open to the public (additional fees may apply).

This year, the King has opened his private gallery exclusively for Manoa guests. Housed within the royal palace, this collection of native art draws inspiration from the whole of the kingdom. Rare diamonds and precious stones, chosen by the Queen herself, are featured throughout.

So, what are you waiting for? Paradise awaits you just around the corner.

Avoid disappointment and don’t delay.

Book with your local travel agency for this exclusive deal.


“Mum! I hate it here. I want to go home,” Jimmy Turner gives a nasal whine. His Mother’s eye twitches; an almost imperceptible grimace. “There’s not even a McDonalds.”

E is for El Dorado

El Dorado, also Manoa, is the legendary lost city of gold that fascinated explorers since the days of the Spanish Conquistadors. The name originally applied to the tribal chief of the Muisca native people of Columbia, South America, who ritually covered himself in gold dust at his coronation ceremony.

12 thoughts on “Vacation

  1. Haha! Great one, Chris. You’re so creative. πŸ™‚
    I am totally booking a vacation to El Dorado now. And I am also totally bathing in the dark chocolate…. πŸ˜€

  2. Just like a kid – where’s the Mickey D’s?? Liked the juxtaposition between the interesting travelogue with all the great and interesting things guests cando, and then the boy’s dismissal of it all. Well done!

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