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Where Can You Visit with Club Caribe Membership?

You can discover paradise in a number of fabulous locations with just one membership. All you have to do is decide where and when you wish to visit and you can stay at a fabulous resort you can call home in various locations in Mexico and around the world. Learn a little about the destinations offered by your membership below and be sure to click on the links to read more information about each unique destination. Cancun Imagine a stunning combination of bright Caribbean hues, white sandy beaches and colorful Mexican traditions, and you have conjured the image of Cancun. This lively beach destination has earned popularity as one of the most incredible vacation spots due to its historical, cultural and gastronomic features that complement its natural beauty. Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit Two neighboring beach destinations both served by Puerto Vallarta’s international airport, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit create a love affair for all of your senses, tempting your taste buds with gourmet restaurants and local food stands, igniting your passions, soothing your stresses …

A Mexican Tradition – Mariachi

Mariachi music is one of the most recognizable forms of Mexican music. For many Mexicans, mariachi music is a quintessential part of their culture, standing as a proud reminder of their beautiful heritage and history. As such, it should come as no surprise that UNESCO have protected mariachi music as part of Mexico’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. But how did the tradition of mariachi begin? It is generally accepted that the origins of mariachi music as we know it today can be traced to the period following the Spanish conquest of Mexico when stringed instruments were brought to the country. Traditional European instruments were combined with the music of the indigenous people as well as the rhythms of African slaves who accompanied the Spanish invaders. Throughout the colonial period — roughly 1519 to 1810 —, mariachi music began to take shape, and by the 1850s the music began to sound like we know it today. In the 1850s, mariachi was very popular in rural areas and on ranches. Small ensembles quickly formed, usually comprised of violins, …

Mayan Archaeological Sites Near Cancun

The Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is dotted with a large number of Mayan archaeological sites that are within easy reach of Cancun. Club Caribe members staying at Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa will be able to book comfortable, guided tours through the onsite tour agency or arrive independently. The ancient Mayan civilization populated what are now the southern states of Mexico as well as the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and north San Salvador. When their mighty empire fell, they left a legacy of temples and pyramids alongside other traces of their ancient culture. Advancements in literature, mathematics, astronomy and stunning architecture stand as reminders of the great people that once populated the Yucatan Peninsula. When you stay in Cancun, you can experience the vestiges of this ancient culture firsthand.   Here are some of the top archaeological sites near Cancun for you to visit.     Chichen Itza Chichen Itza remains perhaps the most famous and well-loved archaeological site in and around Cancun. Built in around 600 CE, during what …

Activities in Cabo

Are you thinking about a vacation to stunning Los Cabos in the near future? If so, have you considered what you’ll be doing when you’re there? This lovely Baja California playground has a lot to offer to people of all ages, budgets, and persuasions. If you want nature walks and hikes, historic tours, or fine dining and liquor sampling you’ll find it in Los Cabos. Here is our list of the top ten things to do and see in Los Cabos: El Arco Rock Formation When you’re on vacation in Los Cabos you should definitely check out El Arco. This rock formation, also known as Lands’ End in English, is iconic; you’ll see it on most of the postcards and brochures which cover the area, and you’ll find that it’s the center-point for many tours. If you wish, you can get to El Arco by water taxi (some of which have glass bottoms), by chartered yacht, or even by paddle board. You can swim, snorkel, or scuba dive whilst you are there or enjoy Lovers …

Puerto Vallarta’s Tequila Experiences

Tequila is as synonymous with Mexico as whisky is with Scotland; and, as you might expect, there are plenty of tequila tasting experiences to be found around Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay for your next visit to the Mexican state of Jalisco, home of tequila.   Tequila Tasting If you wish to simply walk off the street and sip some tequilas of different grades and prices, you can hit any one of the small “mom and pop” style shops around the city, especially on the Malecon or next to the artisan market by the River Caule. For a private and elegant tasting experience, you can book a tequila tasting session while using your membership to stay at either Garza Blanca Resort & Spa or Hotel Mousai. The Viva Tequila Experience For an entertaining and informative experience you might consider splashing out on the Viva Tequila Tour, which has its base in the Puerto Vallarta theater known as Teatro Vallarta. If you have been to downtown Puerto Vallarta recently you will probably have noticed the Tequila …

Cancun for Romance

Cancun has a reputation for romance which is well founded and generally well received by all who have spent time there. For a start, Cancun offers a setting which few places in this world can rival. In Cancun, the glitter of the city meets the tranquility of nature, and it’s all served with a Caribbean seafront to die for, not to mention vestiges of ancient civilizations. If you are looking for an excuse for romance this year, Cancun should be top of your list. Here’s a list of the things that can make Cancun a supremely romantic place for an intimate couples vacation. Experience a Dip in a Cenote The cenotes which pepper the landscape around Cancun make perfect places to have a romantic date. These fresh water sinkholes are stunningly beautiful, and have a really magical atmosphere. Take a dip together in these mineral rich waters and you’ll find your skin, hair, and mood will make you all the more irresistible to your partner.   Tour the Area of Tulum You should also consider …

Prehistoric Art Near Loreto

Mexico has been charming tourists who visit its remarkable destinations for decades with a winning combination of breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating history and rich cultural traditions. It is likely that, as a Club Caribe member, you already know that the Caribbean coast of Mexico is home to several awe-inspiring historical sites where you can explore the captivating pre-hispanic past of the area.  What you may not be aware of, however, is that the country of Mexico as a whole boasts countless other significant historical sites that are worth visiting, too. For example, the prehistoric cave paintings found close to the Islands of Loreto offer an alluring and beautiful glimpse into the past.   Several inspiring cave paintings are located within the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains that surround the breathtaking coastline of Loréto, where Club Caribe members are able to make reservations for accommodation at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto using their club points.  Although some of the most famous cave paintings are located in Altamira, Spain and Lascaux, France, the ones …

Dive Spots in Banderas Bay

Puerto Vallarta has long been a vacation hotspot for those looking for adventure and excitement away from home with a host of restaurants, bars, spas, golf courses and activities; however, Puerto Vallarta also has some of the best diving and snorkelling spots in Mexico. The waters here are home to some truly astonishing sights, and there are dive spots which suit people of all levels of experience and capability. Dive Spots in Banderas Bay The waters of Banderas Bay are a gateway to a whole new world of stunning beauty and vibrant life: astonishing vistas deep within the ocean that accommodate tropical fish of all types, magnificent steep drop-offs into the abyss, tunnels, caves, and volcanic formations all teeming with life. Sea turtles, dolphins, octopus, tropical fish, and eels can all be seen in this area throughout the year. Los Arcos Dive Spot Los Arcos is perhaps the single landmark which most people associate with the city of Puerto Vallarta. It’s the landmark of choice for boat trips, wedding photos, and romantic picnics, but few …

Cancun’s Maya Museum

The Cancun Maya museum is a fantastic place for visitors to learn about the culture of the area. The cultural center aims to educate visitors about the region’s fascinating history, from its ancient pre-hispanic origins to present day.  It houses one of the most significant collections of artifacts linked to the Mayan culture in Mexico, much of it originating from the surrounding Yucatan region.  Read on to find out what you will discover with a visit to Cancun’s Maya Museum.       The Property in Cancun The modern design of Cancun’s stunning museum was thoughtfully developed with the surrounding environment in mind, and boasts sweeping views of the San Miguelito jungle as well as the Nichupté Lagoon.  Outdoor spaces seamlessly integrate with the interiors of the building, including a sculpture and a reflecting pond.  The three on-site exhibition areas seem to float above the Earth at a height of eight meters (roughly 26 feet) from the ground for a truly surreal experience.   The Artifacts at the Maya Museum The Maya museum’s chic space contains roughly …

Golf Courses in Los Cabos

​Mexico, and Los Cabos in particular, may not be your first choice when it comes to a traditional golfing vacation, but in fact the area is more than equipped to provide avid golfers with an amazing experience that they will never forget. Since the 1990s, Los Cabos has experienced a boom in golf course creation. Since then, many famous names have lent their skills and vision to a course or two, but none quite so inspired or important as Jack Nicklaus—it was he who started the golf wave that has been rippling through Los Cabos ever since when he built three courses in the early 1990s. Today three of the world’s top courses can be found in Los Cabos, not to mention more than a few of the world’s top 100. Whether you want the scenery, a challenge or to learn how to swing a club, you’ll find that there is a course for every person in Los Cabos. Cabo del Sol Ocean Course This has been called the masterpiece of Jack Nicklaus, and it …