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Remodeling of Deluxe Units

In an effort to raise the quality and level of comfort offered to our members and guests staying at Villa del Palmar Cancun, we made an investment of 4 million pesos to remodel our total inventory of deluxe units.   Throughout 2019, we remodeled a total of 148 units. The project was born with the commitment to provide our members with units that meet today’s highest quality standards at the forefront of service, thus increasing the quality of sleep, comfort, practicality, optimization of space and technology on par with the industry.  This year, we are operating with 100% of the inventory of remodeled deluxe units, which allows us to offer our members:  50-inch HD television  marble top work desk  desk lamp that increases lighting in the area  contact module for USB port that has been attached to the screen for your comfort  lighting sensor inside the closet, which is activated by movement  full-body mirror with a wooden frame and applications in onyx  free WIFI connection in all rooms  cooker  Nespresso machine (capsules)  increased lighting in the bathroom  The combination of this investment and the company’s focus on high service standards established by world-leading companies, has already earned us a Four Diamond rating from AAA. This privileged recognition indicates that …

Babysitting Service at Villa del Palmar

Villa del Palmar Cancun loves making family vacations special.  We know that family time spent on vacation is great, but that sometimes it is also nice to have some grown-up time, without the kids.   We want to see the smiles on your kids’ faces, but seeing their parents smile is just as important to us. So whether you would like to enjoy a day just for you and your partner, a romantic dinner for two or visit Cancun’s famous clubs, you can count on our babysitting service to take good care of your little ones.   Our babysitting service is certified by the American Red Cross. All of our kids club staff, who are also certified babysitters, receive full training from Dr. Mauricio Obaldía, Medical Director of the ACLS (Advanced Cardiology) Mexico Program and Instructor of Life Support Mexico. He is nationally recognized for his extensive track record in first aid training.  Our fully bilingual babysitters are trained to care for children from 0 months (newborns) all the way up to teenagers. There is no age limit for our babysitting service. The kids can be 16 years old, if the parents request it.  The rate is $15 USD per hour for 1 or 2 children. We have a maximum capacity of 2 children per babysitter. With a third child, another babysitter is required at the cost of 15 dollars …

Inspiration for what to do in Quarantine

While the world continues to stay at home and practice social distancing, our staff from Villa del Palmar Cancun has been busy working on more suggestions for fun things you can do at home with your family to spend valuable time together make the best of the situation. We have included some more activities to do with the kids, some tips from the spa and more recipe ideas from our in-house chefs. We hope you enjoy them!   Activities with the kids Our Activities Manager from Villa del Palmar Cancun, Nestor Fernández, shared with us some cool ideas for activities to do at home with the kids, that are relatively easy to do with materials you probably already have at home. We hope that you have fun trying them!   1. Chalk hair dye  Children love dressing up and changing their appearance. An easy way for you to change your child’s appearance is to dye their hair a different color. While regular dyes can be permanent and cause damage to their hair, hair coloring with chalk is easy to do, it isn’t permanent and you can easily wash it off with some water and shampoo.  You will need:    Pastel chalks (not oil chalks, they will stain their hair)  Gloves  Instructions:     To start you will have …

Scam Update

Our top priority at UVCI is to protect you, your membership and your investment. The COVID-19 pandemic is currently a global crisis and, unfortunately, scam artists are trying to use this crisis to take advantage of others. Don’t fall victim to a scammer. Their tactics can be circumvented with good judgement and informed awareness. Below are some educational resources directly from our industry partners and legal department along with some helpful tips on how to protect your valuable investment and identify a possible scammer.   How can I be sure that I have been contacted by a Scam Artist?   Scam artists are experts at what they do. They know how to talk like a professional, negotiate business like a professional, and they steal money from you like a professional. It’s sometimes very difficult for you to know if the person on the end of the line is legitimate or not. Sometimes the scammer will even provide you with a legitimate company name that you can look up on the internet. Trust your gut instinct. If the deal they’re offering seems too good to be true, then it probably …

Fun things to do at home!

While the world is currently adapting to a new way of life practicing social distancing and staying at home, our staff from TAFER Hotels & Resorts has put together a list of fun activities you can do with your family at home to make the best of the times we are now in. We have included some craft and recipe ideas to keep your little ones entertained. And for the adults we have included cocktail recipes and tips from the spa. We hope that you enjoy them!                    Activities for Families  Our Activities Manager for Villa del Palmar Cancun, Nestor Fernández, shared with us some recipes and craft ideas, which are relatively easy to make with materials you most likely already have at home. We hope that you have fun making these at home with your kids!  1. Rock Painting  Rock painting is a fantastic recreational activity that allows for creativity and imagination! There are a few tricks to making decorative rocks, but if you follow our instructions, you will have success. You can paint them with pretty colors and even write an inspirational message when we are all looking for a little something to brighten our days. The messages can be, “Be Fearless”, “Have Faith”, “Stay Strong” or “Smile Often”. Display them …

Switch Off and Support Earth Hour 2020

Earth Hour started as a grassroots movement in Australia with an initiative led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and advertising agency Leo Burnett Sydney. The idea was to help shed light on the issue of climate change and engage locals in the mission to step up and act.   WWF and Leo Burnett Sydney came up with the concept of a voluntary lights-off event on a large scale, which they initially called “The Big Flick” and later was renamed “Earth Hour”. Earth Hour encourages households, governments and businesses to turn off the lights for one hour, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, on a specific day towards the end of March to raise awareness about climate change.  The first Earth Hour took place in Sydney, Australia on March 31st, 2007. Since then, it has become an international movement with millions of people in more than 180 countries participating.  Earth Hour 2020 will take place on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Central Time.   While the collective action of this voluntary hour-long blackout does not have a significant impact on a grand scale, it is more a symbolic action to encourage individuals, businesses and countries to think about the environment and reduce their ecological footprint. Participating in Earth Hour …

Mexican Show: Roots and Rhythms of Mexico

“Aaaay aaaay ay ay, canta y no llores”  Traditional Mexican dances and music are inextricably linked with a strong Mexican national pride. Even after the Spanish conquest, their culture and heritage has continued to thrive. At Villa del Palmar Cancun we think it is important for our guests to experience an evening of authentic Mexican entertainment while they are staying in Mexico and to understand a little bit about our rich traditions and culture. Some of you may have been to our Mexican Night in the past, but we are proud to present a new Mexican Show, which is bigger and better than our last Mexican theme night, and you won’t want to miss it!  The new show has been inspired by great national festivities, colors and costumes of the most representative states of Mexico. You will be entertained by prehispanic and folkloric dancers wearing traditional dress. A live mariachi band dressed in charro suits will enhance the ambiance of the night creating a Mexican-style party, full of food, drink, dance and popular mariachi songs.  Mariachi music is influenced by Jazz and Cuban music. Experiencing the sounds and rhythms of Mariachi music resonates in the heart and even if you don’t know what the songs are about, you can still enjoy the spirit of the music. Mariachi music is …

The Village Spa is Waiting to Pamper You

Treating yourself to a spa treatment is a terrific way to unwind on vacation, and let’s face it, you deserve to be pampered.   Situated amongst the shelter of palm trees and lush vegetation, the Village Spa is a tranquil space ideal for relaxation. A visit to the spa will help you feel a sense of renewal both physically and mentally with a wide variety of treatments tailored to your individual needs.   The spa menu is filled with an amazing assortment of signature services and treatments. Whether you are in need of a deep cleansing, want to nourish your skin with de-aging moisturizing treatments or improve your complexion, we offer a range of facials for every skin need.  The spa’s talented staff of trained therapists use a holistic approach to healing alongside the use of natural products for the ultimate in care.  We use only the highest quality products for facials including the Natura Bissé Diamond Cocoon line, specifically designed to strengthen and repair the skin and noticeably reduce wrinkles. The exclusive range of products that we use recondition the skin with the powerful elements of the sea, so that your skin can maintain its healthy glow even …

Learn How to Grill to Perfection with the Champions of the Annual Grill Masters Competition: The Grilling Bastards

At Villa del Palmar Cancun, we delight in surprising and treating our guests, so we are starting off the new year on the right foot with an event to interest barbecue lovers and connoisseurs.  On January 29 and 30, 2020, the Grilling Bastards will be at Villa del Palmar to teach our guests about techniques for roasting and smoking meat, the proper handling of grills and equipment, boosting flavor with seasoning rubs, creating sauces on grills and much more!   Who are the Grilling Bastards?  The Grilling Bastards are a group of friends and entrepreneurs that met in University. René Lara, Oscar Palos, Alejandro Maraver and Ray Melano organized barbecues every weekend to compete for the title of best grill master. They shared tips and recipes with each other and were always trying to improve their techniques.    One day they decided to broaden their scope and put their recipes online. In 2013, The Grilling Bastards was born, a project to bring simple and delicious grill recipes to the public. They are the current national champions of the most important barbecue championship in …

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 …