Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race
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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Feb 18

On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

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Timeless Traditions: Day of the Dead in Mexico

It’s that time of year again when Mexican markets are full of orange marigolds and sugar candy skulls and trails of flickering candles lead to ornate altars laden with flowers, offerings of food and photos of loved ones. The whisper of prayers is carried on the breeze and people prepare to join a procession. In […]

New in La Rotonda Bar, Wednesday Wine Tasting at The Royal Haciendas

It’s #WineWednesday in La Rotonda Bar at The Royal Haciendas, our Riviera Maya resort. Don’t miss the new Wine Tasting at The Royal Haciendas every Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 5 p.m. Your host Alejandro Cruz is a mine of information on the world of wine and he will share his passion and knowledge with […]

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Royal Resorts to Participate in Earth Hour 2018

On March 24 at 8:30 p.m., Royal Resorts will dim the lights for Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the urgent need to protect the one thing that unites us all, the Planet.

Non-essential lights will be turned off around the resorts and members and guests are invited to join in by dimming the lights in their villas and attending special Earth Hour activities.

The Royal Haciendas is celebrating 10 years of Earth Hour participation and will have events on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday the Connect2Earth event will include a show, competitions and activities for guests and staff.

Commemorative Earth Hour 2018 t-shirts will be on sale during the day at The Royal Haciendas with all proceeds going to the Royal Resorts Foundation community and conservation causes.

Grand Residences will also be participating in Earth Hour with its own program of activities.

In 2017, 187 countries took part in Earth Hour and more than 3,000 of the world’s most famous landmarks were dimmed. Millions of people came together to take action, making pledges to protect the environment, whether at home, in the workplace or in their communities.

More news about Earth Hour activities at Royal Resorts and Grand Residences will be published on the Royal Resorts blog as the date approaches.

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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Feb 18

On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

Take up the Sporting Challenge, Sign up for the Royal Day Golf Tournaments

You are on your spring vacation in Cancun and it’s time to test your golf skills out on the fairway and against fellow golfers in the Royal Day Golf Tournament. Royal Resorts members and guests get discounted green fees at these prestigious championship 18-hole courses in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Cancun Iberostar Cancun Puerto […]

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Take up the Sporting Challenge, Sign up for the Royal Day Golf Tournaments

You are on your spring vacation in Cancun and it’s time to test your golf skills out on the fairway and against fellow golfers in the Royal Day Golf Tournament.

Royal Resorts members and guests get discounted green fees at these prestigious championship 18-hole courses in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

Cancun

  • Iberostar Cancun
  • Puerto Cancun
  • Playa Mujeres

Riviera Maya

  • Grand Coral
  • Iberostar Playa Paraíso

Royal Day Tournaments

These golf courses also hold a Royal Day golf tournament on different days during the week with the following schedule: Monday at Grand Coral, Tuesday at Playa Mujeres, Wednesday at Iberostar Cancun, Thursday at Iberostar Playa Paraíso and Friday at Puerto Cancun.

Call the Golf Reservations Center at ext. 165 or your Personal Concierge at ext. 172 to book tee times at these courses (reservations one day before) and to sign up for the tournaments they offer. Tournaments are weather permitting. A minimum of 12 players is required for the tournaments to take place at the Iberostar Playa Paraiso and Iberostar Cancun.

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New look soft furnishings at The Royal Haciendas

As part of the resort improvements plan at The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya, the soft furnishings are gradually being replaced in all the villas. The Soft furnishings replacement program comprises changing the upholstery of the sofas and chairs, replacing curtains, cushions, rugs and bedspreads with new fabrics in a color palette with rich […]

Royal Resorts 2018 turtle season news

Here is the latest Royal Resorts 2018 turtle season news from Cancun. Our turtle guardians report that the tally of turtle nests in the corrals at The Royal Sands, The Royal Caribbean and The Royal Islander stands at 209 nests with 25,199 eggs. The resort security guards have also released 7,911 hatchlings to date. Of […]

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March Madness at the Royal Resorts Sports Bars

If you are going to be in Cancun or the Riviera Maya this month, don’t miss out on March Madness, with all the action from the NCAA College Basketball playoffs. All the games will be broadcast live at the Royal Resorts Bars: Sidelines at The Royal Sands, La Cabaña at The Royal Caribbean, the Sports Bar at The Royal Cancun and La Rotonda at The Royal Haciendas.

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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Feb 18

On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

Royal Resorts to Participate in Earth Hour 2018

On March 24 at 8:30 p.m., Royal Resorts will dim the lights for Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the urgent need to protect the one thing that unites us all, the Planet. Non-essential […]

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St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate all things Irish in the Royal Resorts bars this March 17. There will be the traditional green beer, cocktails and some menu specials, all in shades of green, naturally.

Raise your glass in honor of St. Patrick and the Emerald Isle, Sláinte!

 

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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Feb 18

On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

Royal Resorts to Participate in Earth Hour 2018

On March 24 at 8:30 p.m., Royal Resorts will dim the lights for Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the urgent need to protect the one thing that unites us all, the Planet. Non-essential […]

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Sidelines Bar at The Royal Sands

Don’t miss the new look Sidelines Bar for sports during the week and karaoke on Tuesday and Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to midnight.

There’s more karaoke on Sunday and Thursday in La Cabaña Bar at The Royal Caribbean, from 7 p.m. to midnight and in Pancho & Willy’s Bar next to Captain’s Cove restaurant on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 p.m.

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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Feb 18

On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

Royal Resorts to Participate in Earth Hour 2018

On March 24 at 8:30 p.m., Royal Resorts will dim the lights for Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the urgent need to protect the one thing that unites us all, the Planet. Non-essential […]

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Dining News from The Royal Haciendas

On your next vacation at The Royal Haciendas be sure to book your table for dinner in Los Murales and try some of the new tempting dishes on the menu.

Menu additions include a gravlax salmon starter, the mixed seafood grill for two and rack of lamb and you’ll find plenty of your all-time favorites too.

Enjoy an evening of fine cuisine, live guitar music and attentive service in a splendid setting.

Check the menu at www.losmurales.com

Book your table at Los Murales

Theme Dining at La Palapa del Sol

La Palapa del Sol will soon be offering a new theme night on Friday. Brazilian night will replace Mediterranean night and diners will be able to enjoy Rodizio grilled beef and lamb on skewers, bolinhos or shrimp cakes, plantain crisps, coxinha de pollo or chicken cooked in a savory dough, toasted cassava, Brazilian cheese bread and other tasty traditional dishes with the rich tropical flavors of this South American country.

Be sure to order a caipirinha, the Brazilian national cocktail, to accompany your meal.

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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Feb 18

On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

Royal Resorts to Participate in Earth Hour 2018

On March 24 at 8:30 p.m., Royal Resorts will dim the lights for Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the urgent need to protect the one thing that unites us all, the Planet. Non-essential […]

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Host of the Month

Meet some of the Royal Resorts employees that have been named Host of the Month on Trip Advisor (period September – December 2017) for going above and beyond. Their exceptional service and hospitality has earned them the biggest number of shout outs from happy members and guests. Congratulations to all of them!

Who would you like to see as Host of the Month?

Is there a Royal Resorts employee that you think should be Host of the Month? Someone who had made your day and your vacation unforgettable? Tell the world about them in a review on Trip Advisor.

You can also help your resort reach the top spot by posting a review of your Royal Resorts vacation experience.

You can include your review in the direct Trip Advisor link in the Royal Resorts guest satisfaction survey you receive via email a few days after your departure. Alternatively, you can visit www.tripadvisor.com to write your review.

You can also use the Guudjob app to post reviews of the employees that look after you during your stay. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play. Log on and search for the Royal Resorts logo and the person’s profile. Alternatively, visit www.guudjob.com to write your review.

Royal Resorts appreciates your feedback. Studying the reviews our members and guests post on Trip Advisor and Guudjob helps us improve our service and the vacation experience we offer members and guests. We can identify areas where additional staff and training may be needed. Reviews that mention employees by name also provide information on job performance that is incorporated in regular evaluations for the internal employee recognition program.

And on the subject of the internal employee recognition, here are our most recent star employees, for the period September – December 2017.

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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Feb 18

On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

Royal Resorts to Participate in Earth Hour 2018

On March 24 at 8:30 p.m., Royal Resorts will dim the lights for Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the urgent need to protect the one thing that unites us all, the Planet. Non-essential […]

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Fishing season starts in the Mexican Caribbean

March heralds the start of the sport fishing season in the Mexican Caribbean.

Marlin and sailfish are migrating through area waters in pursuit of the schools of mackerel, sardines and anchovies that they prey on. Snapper, dorado, bonito, wahoo and barracuda are plentiful year round and local fishermen will take you right to where the fish are running.

Puerto Morelos is one of the most popular spots in the Mexican Caribbean for sport fishing, just a short boat ride away from the rich fishing grounds along the deep ocean trench between the Riviera Maya coast and the island of Cozumel known as the Cozumel Channel.

Other good fishing grounds in the area lie to the east of Isla Mujeres, along the Arrowsmith Bank, around Contoy and Holbox islands and further south along the Costa Maya and accessible from the fishing villages of Mahahual and Xcalak.

The lagoons along the Quintana Roo coast offer a different challenge – they are rich in bonefish such as tarpon, permit and snook and attract fly fishermen from all over the world. There are fishing lodges in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and Holbox and the Isla Blanca wetlands north of Cancun are also good spots.

Local marinas adhere to the catch and release policy to help conserve fish stocks and we urge you to join their campaign. The thrill of being out on the waves in pursuit of sleek marlin and sailfish should be enough and we hope that you will liberate any game fish you catch.

If you enjoy fishing and are planning a day out on the high seas or want to go bone fishing, Thomas More Travel will help you organize fishing trips and boat charters.

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On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

Royal Resorts to Participate in Earth Hour 2018

On March 24 at 8:30 p.m., Royal Resorts will dim the lights for Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the urgent need to protect the one thing that unites us all, the Planet. Non-essential […]

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Ancient wonders, Equinox at Chichen Itza, March 20, 2018

The ancient Mayan capital of Chichen Itza casts its spell whenever you visit it but on the day of the spring Equinox, the Pyramid of Kukulcan in the Great Plaza becomes a stairway to heaven and an ancient god returns to earth.

Also known as El Castillo, the 25-meter-high pyramid is a solar clock, aligned to catch the rays of the setting sun on the spring and fall equinoxes, March 20 and September 22 in 2018. Triangles of light and shadow form along the side of the north staircase and the figure of a snake appears, merging with the head of a stone serpent at the foot of the building, creating the illusion of a gigantic serpent slithering down from the heavens and across the ground towards the Sacred Cenote, the huge sinkhole in the forest a short walk from the central plaza.

The snake symbolizes Kukulcan (also known as Quetzalcoatl in central Mexico), the feathered serpent god, returning to earth to give hope to his followers and heralding the spring planting and fall harvest seasons for the Maya.

The Pyramid of Kukulcan was built some time between A.D. 550 and 800, with later modifications between 800 and A.D. 1000. The majestic pyramid we see today was erected over the earlier buildings during the Itzae period when the city reached its peak, between A.D. 1050 and 1300. The Itzae tribe had links with cultures in Central Mexico and this is reflected in their art depicting serpents like the ones at the foot of the pyramid staircases, eagles, warriors and skulls.

When archaeologists first explored the pyramid, they dug through tons of stone and earth to find a second temple containing a chac mool statue, the enigmatic reclining stone figure with hands cupped to receive the heart of a sacrificial victim, guarding the entrance. There was also a magnificent throne in the form of a red jaguar with jade spots and eyes in the inner sanctum. The sacred feline figure was discovered with an offering of coral, sacrificial flint knives and a turquoise mosaic disc.

Studies in the last two years have revealed more secrets hidden deep inside the pyramid. Using the latest tri-dimensional electric resistivity tomography technology, archaeologists have discovered that a cave containing a cenote lies beneath the structure and have identified the original temple dating from AD 550 to 800. Built before the Mayan inhabitants came into contact with other Mesoamerican civilizations, it is in pure Maya architectural style. This find means that there are actually three temples on the site built around each other at different times during the city’s history.

The only source of fresh water in the Yucatan, cenotes were the gateway to the Underworld, the home of the gods and were holy places. The earliest pyramid may have been located beside the cenote for religious ceremonies and later rulers added their own monuments on top as a way of channeling sacred power.

The pyramid also represents the ancient Mayan calendar as the number of terraces and wall panels coincides with the number of months in the year (18) and years in a calendar round (52), respectively, and the number of steps in the staircases, including the top platform, equals 365, the days in the year.

A short distance from the Great Plaza is the round tower known as El Caracol or the Observatory. It has a viewing platform and wells, which were used by ancient astronomers to mirror starlight, and it was aligned to catch sunsets and moonsets on both equinoxes and to mark the course of Venus.

If you would like to explore one of the greatest ancient cities in the Americas and see why UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site and a global poll in 2007 rated it as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, book your Chichen Itza trip now from Thomas More Travel. The snake of light and shadow is also visible the day before and after the equinox, cloud cover permitting.

Equinox sunrise at Dzibilchaltun

Chichen Itza is not the only Mayan ceremonial center tin the Yucatan to have temples with solar, lunar or planetary alignments. The doorway of the Temple of the Seven Dolls at Dzibilchaltun (13 miles north of Mérida) makes a perfect frame for the rising sun on the day of the Equinox.

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On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

Royal Resorts to Participate in Earth Hour 2018

On March 24 at 8:30 p.m., Royal Resorts will dim the lights for Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the urgent need to protect the one thing that unites us all, the Planet. Non-essential […]