Free Upgrade to Diamond Club at Hideaway Royalton Riviera Cancun

Royalton Riviera Cancun is offering a complimentary upgrade to its exclusive Diamond Club when staying at the adults-only section, the Hideaway.  Looks like the sweet deal is from Sept. 7-14, 2016; bookings must be made by Feb. 1.  Here’s the link to book!

New Riviera Maya Ecopark to Open

Experiencias Xcaret has announced that a new ecopark will be opening in the Riviera Maya June 1, 2016 (it originally was supposed to open Oct. 2015).  The new park, Xenses, is approximately 99 acres with a cost of USD $20 million and will be “nature-focused” and thus similar to Xcaret and Xplor parks in its general environmental setting.  Xenses, however, will differ from these parks in that it will focus on the “feelings and experiences” one has with and about nature with an emphasis on sight, touch, and taste.

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Iberostar Paraiso Resort Drone View

I found this on YouTube, I thought it gave a good idea of the vastness of the Iberostar Paraiso resort complex as well as a very good look at its pools.  The drone’s view focuses on the Paraiso Beach/Del Mar pool area, but flies over the south end of the resort for a brief time.  Take a look!

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Crash My Playa A Hit (Again)

For the second straight year the Barceló Maya Beach mega-resort complex hosted the “Crash My Playa” music concert headlined by the country music talent of Luke Bryan.  This is a four night country music extravaganza with two nights of beachfront concerts given by Mr. Bryan while the other two nights highlight other country music talents. There are pool parties going on, sponsored activities, and a whole lot of fun on and off the resort.  Other participating resorts this year have been the Hard Rock and the Mayakoba.  Check out some of the pics–see you there next year?

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New AMResort to Open May 6 2016

Wow, this didn’t come to my attention until today!  Where have I been?  There is a new Breathless Resort (part of the AMResorts family) slated to open May 6, 2016 in the Riviera Maya adjacent to Secrets Silversands.  It is called Breathless Riviera Cancun–here are some of the resort highlights: Continue reading

Club Med Sale

Club Med is having a “Great Escape” sale–book by March 1 2016 and travel by August 21 2016.  Club Med Cancun Yucatan is offering stays starting at USD $147 p/p p/night which is a good deal considering all the amenities this resort has to offer.  Check out the link and see if it is the right resort (and offer) for you.

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El Dorado Maroma Overwater Palafitos Aerial View

Karisma just posted a pic of the overwater palafitos from above–maybe it’s the angle, but the ones being finished over the deeper water look larger.  What do you think?

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Finest Playa Mujeres Walk-Through Video Tour

It only took me over five months, but I FINALLY got around to posting my walk-through of the Finest Playa Mujeres resort which I visited July 2015.  Life gets complicated.  Here it is–enjoy!  (Read my resort review by following this link).

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