¿Vacaciones? by Dale al Coco in Madrid

After a hard year of research, what would be better than a break with colleagues? A few days to disconnect, good vibes … You deserve it, what could go wrong?

With this premise we only had one thing clear: something will go wrong. And that’s how it was in ¿Vacaciones? (Holidays?) by Dale al Coco in Madrid, but that was the best part! We had no idea about what we were going to face so the surprise was huge.

The decoration is impressive and each of the rooms is very well taken care of. The role of the game master and some special effects contribute to a total immersion. We can not reveal anything about the plot but it has logic and is well developed.

They had to give us some hints because there were some moments, especially in the beginning, where we had no idea about what to do. That’s very normal in the new rooms because the parts where the players tend to get stuck can be identified and get corrected with the fine-tuning. It’s also true that we were somehow bewildered by the surprise in the beginning, although once we got into the game dynamics nothing stopped us, and we even finished having some time left!

The enigmas are diverse and require different skills in order to be able to get out. They are all related with the place and the goal. Some elements will seem unusual but that’s part of the fun. Just relax and enjoy with these peculiar… holidays?

Paula and Sebas had a blog where they reviewed escape rooms, one day they thought about starting one and the rest is history. We tend to repeat ourselves but one can clearly see when things are done with love. Moreover, they are super friendly. We didn’t stay more time chatting with them because we had a dinner to attend. They told us that soon they will open a new room so we’ll have to try it when we get back to Madrid!

In summary, this escape room is like that dreamed cocktail served in a coconut in a Caribbean beach. Fresh, sweet… but beware of the amount of alcohol it has! Otherwise you risk later not being able to stand up 😉

Score Foodinis 8.13
Strengths

  • The atmosphere.
  • Surprising twists.
Weaknesses

  • Some hints are required in the beginning.
  • Not suitable for beginners.
dalealcocoroomescape.com[ESP]
Date of the escape January 2018.
Players remorada, sr. torres.
How to get there: Calle San Cayetano 3, Madrid. Metro: L1 Tirso de Molina, L5 La Latina. 
Difficulty 
Time 75 min
People 2-6 (10-18 y.o. accompanied)
Opening December 2017
foodinis at vacaciones by dale al coco

If you manage to escape from ¿Vacaciones?, you can complete your plan as follows:

Eat
Cascorro Bistrot

Plaza de Cascorro 21, Madrid

Bar à Vins à la française. A great place to try the fusion of French and Spanish cuisines. The portions and tapas are wonderful, we tried several of them and we were delighted.

Leave a space for dessert, the chocolate coulant is the richest we have ever tasted.

Eat
La Bobia

Calle San Millan 3, Madrid

Asturian tavern with a modern touch. The tapas are rich and plentiful, but do not leave without trying the cider!

Eat
Fogg Bar

Calle Moratín 5, Madrid

15 minute walk from the room you will find a small bar serving crafted beers and different types of cheese. Undoubtedly a delicious experience.

Written by remorada
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