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Come to Celebrate our Yearly Tradition of Lighting the Star to Help Santa Find His Way Here

The Holidays are a great time of year to take a vacation and at Villa Del Palmar Cancun we like to celebrate Christmas in style, with plenty of festivities. Come and celebrate with us. We have a yearly tradition of lighting the star on our beautiful Christmas tree, so that Santa can reach our beach resort and bring happiness to all of the guests. This year it will take place on Monday, December 16 at our reception terrace.   Our experience manager will lead the lighting ceremony set to Christmas music.  You then can enjoy a wonderful surprise show that will remind you how beautiful the Christmas season is. Once nightfall comes, you can’t miss our ceremony to see the Christmas tree fully lit up with a beautiful star at the top helping Santa find his way here!  That’s not all, concluding the day you can enjoy delicious desserts made by our resident chefs and taste authentic Mexican fruit punch drink made with special ingredients from Mexico or if you prefer, enjoy a freshly prepared eggnog to help you feel at home.  Do not …

Life and Death Traditions Festival

Come to Celebrate Life at the Riviera Maya 2019 Life and Death Traditions Festival

Every year in Mexico, we celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. This is a multi-day holiday that takes place from October 31st to November 2nd and while the theme revolves around death, it is a happy occasion because it is a time to remember loved ones who have died and the idea is that only during this holiday the souls of the dead can re-awaken and crossover from the land of the dead to the land of the living to visit their loved ones.   The origins of this celebration date back hundreds of years and the traditions include building altars called ofrendas and honoring the deceased by bringing items such as candles, incense, confetti, photographs and flowers to their graves. They also place offerings on the altars which are things that their loved ones enjoyed in life such as their favorite foods, perhaps some liquor or cigars. For the Mexican culture, death is a natural part of the life cycle and this is not a time of sadness but a time for families to come together …

Kids’ Club at Villa del Palmar

Here at Villa del Palmar Cancun, every day is a holiday, and so it should be for our guests of all ages! Specialized personnel in our Kids’ Club will always ensure that your children are cared for and creatively occupied while you take some pleasant and deserved time to relax in the pool or enjoy a comforting treatment at the Spa. Fully trained and enthusiastic, the Kids’ Club team members await you along with your little ones from 4 to 10 years old from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm totally free of charge. If you have children under 4 years old, you are welcome to hire our babysitting service with cost of $15 USD per hour and a maximum of 2 children. The Kids’ Club is a great place for your children to spend a fun holiday with our schedule of activities especially for them! They can do crafts, play board games, play on the beach or in the pool, interact with other children their age, and have quiet time while enjoying a movie in …

Special Turndown Amenities for Honeymoon, Birthdays, Anniversaries

Special Turndown Amenities for Honeymoon, Birthdays, Anniversaries

At Hotel Mousai we love to celebrate your special occasions with you! Special turndown services are available for honeymoons, birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions.  We would like to share some items from our suite service menu that are available for your special occasions, and invite you to let us know when you are celebrating an occasion, so we can help you celebrate it better!  Members receive a pre-arrival email before your stay, which asks if you are celebrating any special occasion, so remember to let us know! Birthday Are you or is someone in your party celebrating a birthday? Why not make it a little extra special by ordering a dessert to be sent up to your room! Our suite service has a new birthday treat on the menu: a giant macaron cookie stuffed with cream cheese, almonds and raspberries, with “Happy Birthday” written just for the birthday boy or girl.  Honeymoon Hotel Mousai is a great choice for your honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, and we want to make your special time together even more …

Food & Beverage Activities at Hotel Mousai

Food & Beverage Activities at Hotel Mousai

The Food and Beverage department at Hotel Mousai provides four activities for members and guests each week: Thursday – Mixology Class Our mixologist teaches guests how to prepare margaritas, micheladas and other drinks, and then invites the guests prepare them on their own. Friday – Champagne Nights As a promotion, we fill a hot tub full of bottles of champagne, and we offer a discount of 15-20% off the price of a bottle. A purchased bottle also comes with free Spanish style tapas, so you have something delicious to eat while drinking your champagne. Saturday – Latin Sensations Five musicians play together all different types of Latin music including salsa, bachata, and more. Come enjoy the music, decorations, lights, ambiance, and of course, dancing! Sunday – Coconut Stand Natural coconuts cut and served fresh, accompanied by a special drink menu with cocktails based on coconut, made with spirits such as gin, tequila, vodka and more, and served in a whole coconut.

Paella & Wine

Paella & Wine

A little history of Spanish Paella. It originates from a region of Spain called Valencia, which is in eastern Spain. These days, paella can be found in most Western countries, from the Americas to Europe, and it is especially popular in Spain. The recipe has expanded over the years, and now many different varieties of paella are passed off as authentic. The most commonly accepted story of paella’s origins is that servants would take the leftovers from Moorish royal banquets and cook it up over open fires into delicious dishes they would take home to their families. The word “paella” may come from the Arab word “baqiyah”, which means “leftovers”. However, another speculation is that the word “paella” is derived from a Latin word “patella”, which was a flat plate used for religious offerings made to gods. One thing we know for sure is that paella gained popularity in the mid-nineteen hundreds when paella became a popular dish served to laborers. The workers would gather midday, combine leftovers with rice, and cook over an open …

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Optional Extras to Celebrate Your Special Day

At Villa del Palmar, we have several options to enhance your stay when you are celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, anniversary or for any other time of the year! We love to treat you like royalty during your visit! Here are some of the options that are available to Club Caribe members. Transportation Let us pre-arrange transportation for you and your family. Shuttle service for up to 4 people is available to and from the airport. All Inclusive Meal Plan per person Get the best value on all food and beverages when you select the All Inclusive Meal Plan. Includes room service, mini bar, taxes & gratuities, all meals and drinks at all restaurants and bars, pool and beachside service and fiesta nights. Anniversary Basket Surprise your spouse with a basket of goodies to help make your anniversary vacation even more romantic. Includes a bottle of sparkling wine, gouda cheese, 2 small cakes, and 1 aromatic candle Dozen Roses What is more romantic than a dozen roses! Surprise your loved one …

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Father’s Day at Villa Del Palmar

What could be better than celebrating Father’s Day with your family in paradise! Here are some ideas about things to do in Cancun for Father’s Day. Breakfast in Bed It is somewhat traditional for the spouse or children to cook breakfast for Dad on Father’s day at home, sometimes even bringing him breakfast in bed. Well, when you are staying at a luxury resort, it’s easy to duplicate this time honored tradition without even lifting a finger! Room service is one of the best things about staying in a resort hotel. Just call down to room service and ask them to bring Dad’s favorite breakfast meal to the room. Enjoy a nice breakfast as a family together in your room, and don’t even worry about doing the dishes! Hit the Beach For a relaxing day in the sand and sun, simply head down to Villa del Palmar’s beach, order a cocktail, and chill. Our beach waiters will bring you food and drinks all day long so you can continue pampering Dad until he’s all pampered …

The-Rooftop

Coolest Hotel Pool in the World

There are rooftop views, and then there are rooftop views! Hotel Mousai has one of the most spectacular rooftop views in the world, due to its unique position at the top of a tower perched upon a jungle mountaintop in coastal Mexico, overlooking the city of Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas. The vistas of the shining sea that goes for miles and city lights at night make this rooftop pool one of the most talked about (and Instagrammed!) pools in all the world. Add to that the chic atmosphere provided by the loungey furniture and live jazz music, and the delectable dishes and cool cocktails coming from The Rooftop Bar, and you can see why Hotel Mousai was nominated by TravelAgentCentral.com for the title of Coolest Hotel Pool in the World in 2019! This March, the online travel magazine selected the 32 best hotel pools in the entire world, and Hotel Mousai made it to the top of the list in a runoff competition. Cool Pool Fanfare Have you experienced Hotel Mousai’s rooftop …

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The Art of Ceviche, Simply Great

Art has many forms of expression and one of them is undoubtedly food. In this edition of our monthly newsletter, Villa del Palmar Cancún and its culinary team present “El Arte del Ceviche”, a performance in honor of a dish typical of Latin American cuisine. Ceviche has different stories regarding its origin. Some sources say that it is a dish that migrated from Polynesia to Latin America. Some historians of gastronomy confirm that it is a dish that arrived during the colonization of the Spaniards while others say it is a dish that the English fishermen used to prepare. However, the most famous version is that the cradle of ceviche flourished in Ancient Peru, where this succulent dish is considered a part of Cultural Heritage. Ceviche is eaten in many parts of Mexico as a snack or a starter, and in each region it has a different preparation method, with a high versatility of ingredients and above all with fish or seafood of very high quality and freshness. During the month of May you can …