Drone View of Dreams Riviera Cancun

One doesn’t hear too much of Dreams Riviera Cancun anymore; it’s a great resort with beautiful guest rooms and lots of dining options.  For those of you unfamiliar with the resort, or to those of you new to this particular Dreams resort, here’s a bird’s eye view of its layout and exterior amenities.  What do you think?

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New Xel-Ha Park Waterslide to Open Summer 2017

Riviera Maya’s Xel-Há Park is set to debut the world’s fourth tallest waterslide this summer.  Faro-Tobogán will be 141 feet tall, and riders will travel at 26 feet p/second; toboggan riders will end their ride in a cenote.  In addition to the waterslide, the Faro-Tobogán water park will include tunnels and submerged sculptures, so the waterslide is part of a new attraction within the existing park.

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How to Get Around Puerto Aventuras from the Dreams Resort

Here’s a short video of the environs of Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort and Spa.  It is hosted by Christine Turner, a travel agent who has visited the resort a multitude of times and produced many resort videos.  The video shows approximately where the gated community of Puerto Aventuras is in relation to Playa del Carmen, as well as how to go about getting from the resort to the stores/restaurants and larger beach area in town.

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Club Med Cancun Yucatan Sale

Wow, Club Med is having a rather substantive deal called the Vacation Activation Sale. I just checked rates (resort-only) for a week in September at Club Med Cancun Yucatan and it was close to USD $1,000 off the rack rate for two adults in a basic Club room.  If you enjoy lots of activities in a beautiful beach setting and want to save money at the same time, check out this link.

Moon Grand Posts Security

Since much of The Grand at Moon Palace (the newest addition to Moon Palace) is now completed (the water park is still not done, however), the resort has decided to limit those from the Nizuc and Sunrise sections (non-timeshare members) from entering the Grand section.  For non-members, it looks like the only way to see the Grand section is to book one of its rooms, otherwise you will be turned away by security.  Members who haven’t upgraded their membership to include all of the Grand section can still access the Grand without a day pass until Oct. 2017.

Karisma’s New Villa Opening in June 2017

The Karisma brand will be opening its fourth property within its Villa Collection, part of its esteemed Connoisseur Collection, in the Riviera Maya this June.  Villa Casa Del Mar is situated next to Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya and will consist of the following amenities: Continue reading

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Hosts Rock Getaway

The Hard Rock resort in the Riviera Maya will be the host for the first time music festival called Rock Getaway.  The festival will occur during two separate multi-day events, Oct. 26-29, and Nov. 2-5, 2017.  Performances will occur at multiple locations throughout the resort and will include the following performers: Continue reading

Immigration/Customs Changes Coming Soon

There is a pilot project beginning in Mexico City’s airport Terminals 1 and 2 which signals a significant change to the current Customs and Immigration procedure currently in place at Cancun and other Mexican airports.  Mexico wants to do away with the Declaration Form and instead have everyone’s bags X-rayed between connecting flights or prior to unloading baggage onto carousels; also, the dreaded red/green light at Customs entry points is also going to be a thing of the past.  No more will travelers need to stand in line wondering whether they will get the red light and have their bags randomly searched–I’m all for that!  Traveling can be stressful enough without adding a procedure which purposefully induces more stress.

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UNICO 20.87 Unlimited Inclusions–What Are They?

To those of you unfamiliar with the new UNICO resort in the Riviera Maya which just opened March 2017, here’s an update as to what is open and what the resort offers.

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