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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 tones that are soothing and elegant.

The 92 Deluxe villas (penthouse and beachfront units) were completed in September and work will now begin on 20 Standard villas assigned for 2018. In 2019, the soft furnishings will be replaced in a further 70 units and the remainder in 2020.

Take a look at the new color palette for soft furnishings in the villas at The Royal Haciendas.

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Timeless Traditions: Day of the Dead in Mexico

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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 the 37 nests registered for the 2018 season at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun there are 21 nests in the corral with eggs still to hatch. Security staff have released 1,282 baby turtles so far, 511 loggerheads and 711 green turtles, and the eggs in three more nests are set to hatch in the next few days.

From Akumal and Tulum in the Riviera Maya to the island of Cozumel, the news is that the Mexican Caribbean turtle season has been a very slow one this year.

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Autumn relaxation at the Royal Resorts Spa

Check into the Royal Resorts Spa on your next trip to Cancun or the Riviera Maya for some much-needed pampering to soothe body and soul. You deserve it.

Choose your favourite relaxing massage to ease tired muscles or try one that harnesses the healing wisdom of some of the world’s ancient cultures. The Native American Hot Stones massage calms, decongests and cleanses your body and the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi technique uses rhythmic strokes and stretching to invigorate and then relax you. From the Far East, choose from the Bamboo, Thai or the Samunprai massage which uses warm therapeutic poultices of aromatic herbs.

An Aromatherapy massage with the fragrance of a blend of essential oils extracted from fruit, herbs and flowers and selected sight unseen to suit your body’s particular needs is a tempting option for luxury relaxation. Or book a Moon and Stars massage on a terrace overlooking the ocean and let the sound of the waves lull you into a perfect state of tranquillity.

Give your skin a boost with a facial or body wrap. Select a hydrating or anti-aging facial from the new Babor luxury skincare collection; a Royal Jelly treatment for stressed skin or a seaweed body wrap rich in minerals to stimulate your metabolism, nourish and moisturize your skin. Unlike other Spa seaweed products which can have a strong odour, the Babor formula does not smell and leaves your skin feeling soft and looking radiant.

For a touch of indulgence, choose a body wrap from the Delicious Traditions collection and inhale the fragrance of Mexican herbs, flowers and fruit. Ask the receptionist to tell you about the combinations available.

Ready to book your Spa treatment

Book your Spa pampering for your next vacation now. The massages, facials and body wraps at The Royal Sands in Cancun and The Royal Haciendas Spa in the Riviera Maya are available for 60 or 90-minute sessions. You can extend your Spa experience for even longer by combining an Add-on service with your 60 or 90-minute treatment. Add-on services include Express facials, Exfoliations, a Neck and shoulder Swedish massage, Lymphatic drainage or Tense Feet Relief.

When you book a Royal Resorts Spa treatment at The Royal Sands or The Royal Haciendas, use of the wet areas and the Fitness Center are included on the day of the appointment.

 

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Catch of the day! Tempting seafood at Captain’s Cove

Are you in the mood for seafood this vacation? Enjoy a casual lunch of tasty shrimp or fish tacos with an ice-cold beer or how about choosing the catch of the day at Captain’s Cove, one of Cancun’s top seafood restaurants? Try locally sourced fish such as snapper, grouper and boquinete grilled or cooked to a traditional Mexican recipe. Whether you order freshly made ceviche, seared tuna or juicy Caribbean lobster, your seafood will always be delicious and brimming with flavor.

Your waterfront table is waiting at Captain’s Cove. Enjoy mouthwatering fruits de mer, a signature passion fruit mojito or apple martini and spectacular sunsets in a beautiful lagoonside setting.

Start your meal by choosing from a tempting array of appetizers. There’s salmon or tuna carpaccio, mussels in white wine sauce, seafood ceviches, fried calamari and shrimp and fish tacos.   Other choices include shrimp and pork dumplings with a hint of the Orient, Acapulco-style shrimp cocktail and shrimp and scallop aguachile, a recipe from Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Order a hearty seafood broth cooked to a traditional recipe from the island of Holbox, shrimp broth or New England-style clam chowder.

When it comes to the catch of the day at Captain’s Cove, grouper, snapper, mahi-mahi, salmon, boquinete or snook are on the menu. Choose your favorite and order it grilled, fried, sautéed or blackened. Order a sauce to accompany it, they range from almandine, aioli, meunière to mild chili and teriyaki glaze. The seared tuna coated in a three-pepper spice mix is subtle and sophisticated and other popular choices are the grouper fillet stuffed with lobster and shrimp and the delicate steamed fish cooked in a bamboo basket with cilantro pesto and fresh vegetables.

If it is shrimp you are craving order them sauteéd in lime and tequila sauce, or garlic butter, golden-fried with coconut and a tangy dipping sauce or with fettuccine.

Lobster tail cooked to perfection and served under a starlit sky is Caribbean dining at its best and a classic favorite at Captain’s Cove.

Other Captain’s Cove dishes include stuffed crab and crab cakes, octopus and seafood pizza, frutti di mare pasta and risotto. And if you cannot decide what to order, why not share the seafood surprise for two and enjoy lobster, shrimp, grouper fillet, calamari, mussels and scallop sautéed with garlic?

Yet there’s much more on the menu than superbly flavored seafood. Order a prime grilled steak, BBQ ribs, chicken breast stuffed with panela cheese, fresh tomato and pesto sauce or the creamy asparagus risotto. Don’t miss Prime Rib Night on Saturday and Wednesday or the Sunday Brunch from 8 a.m.

Come for a sunset cocktail at Captain’s Cove and stay on for dinner under the stars. After your meal step next door to Pancho & Willy’s Bar for drinks, music and karaoke during the week.

Captain’s Cove is open daily from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Saturday and from 2 p.m to 11 p.m. on Sunday. Happy Hour 4 to 7 p.m. Pancho & Willy’s Bar is open from 4 p.m. Located on the shores of the lagoon opposite the Cancun Maya Museum in the Hotel Zone. www.captainscoverestaurant.com

 

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Exploring Playa del Carmen, beach vibes and Mexican culture

When was the last time you visited Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya’s vibrant waterfront capital? If it has been a while since you browsed the craft stores on Fifth Avenue or watched the world go by at a local café, or you have never visited this chic town before then why not plan a day or an afternoon there on your next Mexican Caribbean vacation?

Head for the beach

Most visitors to Playa del Carmen make a beeline for the beach and vistas of soft white sand, gentle surf and palm trees swaying in the breeze. You can set your towel down for the day on your own piece of paradise or be pampered with a comfy sun bed, cocktails and live music at one of the chic beach clubs that line the shore.

Relax and soak up the view or join in a game of beach volleyball and soccer. For the activity-minded, there’s snorkeling, paddle boarding, windsurfing or even kite surfing along the shoreline.

Parque Los Fundadores

After a day at the beach you’ll be ready to stretch your legs and go for an afternoon or evening stroll through Playa. Parque Los Fundadores, the original town square behind the ferry terminal is a good place to start. The views of the Caribbean and the island of Cozumel on the horizon are spectacular. The water changes color from turquoise to a band of darkest indigo that marks the course of the Cozumel Channel, an ocean trench thousands of feet deep.

There’s always something going on in this small square. You may see a wedding party emerge from the white chapel to a mariachi fanfare and the applause of the crowd that gathers to see the bride and groom.

Next to the chapel, the Papantla Flyers from northern Veracruz draw a crowd every hour as they climb a thirty-meter-pole. They tie ropes to their feet and launch themselves into space, arms outstretched like wings, circling the pole and descending until they make their landing. All the while, one man remains on top of the pole dancing and playing a reed flute. This is the representation of an ancient Totonac ritual to worship the sun god.

Elsewhere in the park, children play on slides and swings, families buy Mexican snacks from stalls and visitors pose for photos in front of the impressive Portal Maya. This is an arch erected in 2012 to commemorate the end of an era in the ancient Mayan calendar and the dawn of a new cycle.

Fifth Avenue

All roads in Playa del Carmen lead to Quinta Avenida or Fifth Avenue, the main street that runs north for miles from Parque Los Fundadores. For shopping, dining and people watching, this is the place to be. Visitors from all over the world mingle with local families out enjoying the evening air. Start your walk and you’ll soon hear Spanish, Maya, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German and Dutch.

Even the most demanding of shoppers will find Playa’s brand of style and color and quirkiness hard to resist. Craft shops, boutiques and art galleries share space with international brand stores and sprawling open-air shopping centers such as Paseo del Carmen, Quinta Alegria and Plaza Corazon.

If it is clothing you are looking for, you’ll find international brands, Brazilian beachwear and designer clothing from Mexico, Italy, Indonesia and beyond. Imported perfumes, leather bags and luxury goods and the shimmer of Mexican silver, gold, and gems are everywhere.

Stores selling Mexican folk art or artesanía from all over the country line “la Quinta.” Look out for hand-painted blue and white Talavera pottery from Puebla, colorful vases and plates from Hidalgo and Guanajuato, glass hearts from Guadalajara and San Miguel de Allende and arboles de la vida or trees of life. There are strange wooden figurines from Oaxaca called alebrijes, angels and day of the dead skulls. Shop for Huichol yarn paintings and beadwork and brightly colored textiles and embroidered cushions, dresses and blouses from Chiapas, Yucatan and Oaxaca.

For a unique memento of your Mexican Caribbean vacation, pick up a Yucatecan hammock, a wooden jaguar, embroidered cotton napkins, and mobiles and lamps made with strings of shells, seeds and carved gourds. They are produced by artisans from the villages of the Zona Maya in central Quintana Roo using sustainable forest resources and are available in several of the stores lining the street. In one of the small plazas on the left-hand-side of Fifth Ave you can also find naive-style art by Mayan painters from the Guatemalan highlands.

By now you are probably ready to embark on a culinary adventure – the restaurants along la Quinta and neighboring streets serve everything from traditional Mexican dishes to Thai cuisine, Italian pasta and Caribbean seafood. Order a plate of tacos, sample home-cooked Mayan recipes or indulge your craving for Argentinean grilled beef or French fare.

Café culture is alive and kicking in Playa del Carmen and la Quinta is thronged with open-air eateries serving freshly ground Mexican coffee, baguettes and homemade gelato.

As soon as dusk falls, the rhythm picks up along la Quinta. Thousands of lights glimmer in the trees, candles are lit and the musicians gather for their nightly parade.

Mingle with the crowds and listen to the beat of world music as you walk along. You’ll hear trumpet serenades and song from strolling mariachi bands and the rippling melodies of “La Bamba” and other jarocho favorites from the state of Veracruz. Guitar-strumming trios from the Yucatan play romantic ballads and there are even accordion players from Northern Mexico. Another block down the street, you can listen to reggae, jazz and rock, Cuban salseros and lilting flutes and pipes from the Andes.

Street artists always draw a crowd on Fifth Avenue, as do mimes dressed as Mayan warriors and famous Caribbean pirate captains. If you like to people watch, sip a margarita or martini in one of the open-air cafes or chic terrace bars.

For night owls, there are candlelit beach bars, dance clubs and stylish hideaways that draw a crowd and have found their way into the leading travel magazines as the places to see and be seen in Playa.

Playa’s ancient heritage

The Maya were the first to settle in Playa del Carmen and you’ll see the crumbling temples of ancient Xaman-Há in several parts of town and in Playacar, the resort and residential community to the south of the ferry dock. Pottery and other archaeological finds indicate that there was a settlement here as far back as 300 B.C. Initially a fishing village, it grew in importance during the Post-Classic period of Mayan civilization (A.D. 900 – 1521), reaching its peak around 1450 as a trading port and the embarkation point for the sacred island of Cozumel, site of the shrine of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility and childbirth.

Museum hopping in Playa

There’s more to do in Playa than beach time and shopping, it now has three very different museums to visit.

The exhibits at the 3D Museum of Wonders on 10th Avenue are 3D drawings and famous paintings decorating the floors, walls and ceiling that create optical illusions. Come face to face with a lion or a dragon, drag a zebra out of the jungle, surf the waves, fly like the birds and even pose in a shell like Botticelli’s Venus.

The state of the art L’Aquarium has 45 spectacular aquariums on three floors of the Plaza Corazon Mall on 5th Ave and Calle 14 (the entrance is on Calle 14). Exhibits showcase the coral reef and other marine ecosystems and there are more than 200 species of multicolored fish and marine creatures.

On 5th Avenue, the Frida Kahlo Museum celebrates the life and work of this iconic Mexican artist. It features paintings and sketches by Frida, multimedia displays and work by local artists inspired by her.

Visiting Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is 68 kilometers to the south of Cancún along Highway 307 and the journey takes about 40 minutes by car. You can arrange a tour or a private van with Thomas More Travel. There are also regular buses and vans during the day from the bus terminal in Downtown Cancun.

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Coming soon: Xavage, a new adventure park for Cancun

A new attraction is coming to Cancun in December 2018. The latest adventure park from the Experiencias Xcaret Group, Xavage will offer visitors a day of thrills on land, water and in the air.

Built with an investment of more than 50 million dollars, the new Xavage Park is located to the south of Cancun Airport in an area of old limestone quarries near Xoximilco Park. There are six different activities for park-goers to try, all named after different wild creatures, and with varying degrees of difficulty. They range from soft to extreme adventures.

Xavage Park Adventures

Barracuda – White water Rafting

Board a raft for a white water raft descent against a strong current that will test your resistance and teamwork.

Puma – Rock Crawler

Drive a rock crawler vehicle across rugged terrain and a thrilling obstacle course to test your driving skills

Dragonfly – Fierce Jet Boat

Board a fast jet boat for a top-speed ride full of twists and turns

Hawk – Flight

Spread your wings and take flight on a horizontal zip line ride

Howler Monkey – Intense Rope Course

Climb into the treetops and swing from branch to branch through the canopy like the Yucatan’s howler and spider monkeys as you negotiate a hanging rope course that will test your strength, agility, balance and coordination

Crocodile – Ultimate Kayaking

Hop into a kayak and paddle your way to adventure through lagoons and canals

Serpent: Tough Cubs

An adventure playground for children aged between five and 12. As they go round the course they’ll face challenges such as slides, rope bridges, water jets and a wading pool

Xavage is the seventh park by Experiencias Xcaret and will complement the activities already offered in Xplor Park and the Xplor Fuego evening adventure in the Riviera Maya. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, Xavage Park will also have shaded rest areas with hammocks, lockers and rest rooms, a restaurant and store.

 

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Cancun flight news

Mexican budget airline Viva Aerobus has announced three new weekly flights to Cancun from cities in the United States. On December 1 it will start flying the Cincinnati-Cancun route and will inaugurate two new routes: Cancun –Charlotte and Cancun-Nashville on February 16, 2019.

[Source: Sipse]

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Planned new Metro bus project linking Cancun and Tulum

To meet growing passenger demand, four local bus companies have joined forces with plans to offer a new Metro bus service linking Cancun and Tulum. They will operate a new fleet of larger buses that are 16 to 18 meters long. The vehicles are articulated and have two compartments with a capacity of up to 160 passengers, Wi-Fi and comfortable seating.

The metro buses will cover the Cancun-Tulum route and some will go through the Hotel Zone before continuing to the Airport junction and south along Highway 307. There will be designated stops in major Riviera Maya towns. They will be a convenient transportation option for visitors and people who work in the Riviera Maya and may help reduce the number of cars on the road.

The buses run on natural gas and meet environmental standards on vehicle emissions. The initial investment is $250 million pesos for a fleet of 100 buses based in Cancun and 40 in Tulum.

The service is set to begin later this year although no date has been given.

[Source: Sipse]

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Events in Cancun, Riviera Maya and Yucatan

There’s plenty going on in the fall for visitors to the Mexican Caribbean, here’s our latest round up of upcoming events in Cancun, Riviera Maya and Yucatan.

10th Bird Festival, Cozumel, October 12- 14
Bird watching tours, conferences, environmental education workshops and the 2nd National Meeting of Coordinators of the CONABIO Urban Bird Program.

6th Cancun International Festival of Music, Cancun, October 18 to 27
More than 300 musicians of 12 nationalities will take to the stage during the festival. Different musical genres and venues.

Hanal Pixán, Dia de Muertos in Yucatan, November 1 and 2
The Maya Day of the Dead is called Hanal Pixán, which means “feast of souls.” Throughout the Yucatán, families make the pilgrimage to the cemetery to visit the graves of their loved ones and erect altars to honor the souls of children and adults.

You can see traditional Mayan altars on display at the Cancun Maya Museum and Las Palapas Park in Cancun, in Playa del Carmen, Valladolid, Izamal and in Mérida. In Merida there is an exhibition of traditional altars in the main square, a Day of the Dead themed Paseo de Flores floral exhibition in La Mejorada neighborhood and a procession to the city cemetery called Paseo de Las Animas.

Festival de Vida y Muerte, Xcaret Park, October 30 – November 2
Hosted by Xcaret Park, the Festival of Life and Death Traditions showcases one of Mexico’s richest and most colorful customs, the Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos, which takes place on November 1 and 2. At this time of year, Mexicans believe that the souls of the departed come back to the world of the living for a short time. They welcome their loved ones with altars laden with flowers, food, treasured possessions and other offerings, and with candlelit vigils, masses and serenades.

The Festival program features processions, altars, traditional cuisine, art exhibits, music, dance, theater, children’s events and a visit to the colorful Mexican cemetery. Each year, a different Mexican state is invited to participate in the Festival and showcase its Day of the Dead traditions and this year it is the turn of Zacatecas. Located in the northern uplands, Zacatecas is a state rich in history.

Wine & Food Festival, Cancun & Riviera Maya, October 31-November 4
More than 15 star chefs from Mexico and leading sommeliers gather for the 10th Wine & Food Festival. The guest city is Montreal. Events include gala dinners, wine tastings, BBQs, yacht cruises and parties. For more information on the program, venues and event pricing, visit wineandfoodfest.com

OHL Classic at Mayakoba, PGA golf in the Riviera Maya, November 5 -11, 2018
A field of players that includes some of the PGA’s leading young players and former champions gathers for the OHL Classic at El Camaleón Golf Club in Mayakoba.

10th Xel-Ha Triathlon, Xel-Ha, November 17-18
Over 2,000 triathletes are expected to compete in this year’s Xel-Ha Triathlon. The money raised from this event is donated to Flora, Fauna y Cultura de Mexico, A.C. to support conservation projects.

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, Playa del Carmen, November 30 – December 2, 2018
Playa Mamitas in Playa del Carmen will be the venue for one of the year’s most popular events, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. The festival line up is as follows:

November 30: Bebel Gilberto • Lori Williams • Kike Pat & Bob Baldwin

December 1: Norah Jones • Paco Rosas & PK Band • Cristina Morrison • Drew Tucker & the New Standard

December 2: Bobby McFerrin  • Lalah Hathaway • Pepe Hernández
Admission to the Festival is free.

Noche Blanca Museum Night, Merida, December 8
Merida’s many museums and art galleries will be open late during the Noche Blanca and there will be concerts and other cultural events for city dwellers and visitors to enjoy.

Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, throughout Mexico, December 12
The patron saint of Mexico is honored nationwide with serenades of “Las Mañanitas,” the traditional birthday song the evening of December 11, offerings of fragrant flowers, pilgrimages and masses.

Anniversary of the Founding of Merida, January 6
On January 6, inhabitants of Merida, state capital of Yucatan observe the anniversary of the founding of the city in 1542 by Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo. Observed with a procession, mass and serenade to the city, it marks the start of the month-long City Festival, a gala event featuring concerts, dance performances, art exhibits and more.

Check during the year for more information on upcoming events in Cancun, Riviera Maya and Yucatan.

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