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Photo Contest Winners/ Soft Opening/ Reader´s Choice Award/ First Aid Training

TAFER Residence Club Photo Contest Winners  Congratulations to our Facebook Photo Contest Winners!   We would like to thank everyone that participated in our Facebook Photo Contest from October 7-November 15, 2020. We received 93 photo entries and 2,174 member votes for the top photos. We enjoyed seeing all of your vacation experience photos. Additionally, we appreciated seeing all of your comments, voting, and sharing of your favorite photos in Facebook groups and/or on your own timeline.   Please join us in congratulating the below winners of this contest! Each member named below won a free week stay for travel by December 15, 2021.   Here are their photos:   Cristian Burgara Felix – 1,161 votes   Jose Garcia Mendez – 503 votes   Bernardino Flores Valles -240 votes   leonel.benas@yahoo.com – 99 votes   marlindelgadillo@hotmail.com – 80 votes   Stay tuned for our next Social Media Contest that will be announced early 2021! In the meantime, if you have photos that you would like to share with us, please post them on our Facebook page’s timeline.   *Disclaimer: All winners have received a free week valid for a Studio or 1 Bedroom Unit for travel …

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Presales are now open for Lemuria Residences

Whether you are looking to find your dream home or you next investment, we are excited to share with you that we have recently opened presales for Lemuria Residences, a new luxury condominium development within Garza Blanca’s South Master Development in Puerto Vallarta.  Lemuria Residences are perfectly positioned in close proximity to the lush green jungle, the striking blue ocean, and only 15 minutes away from the city center. It will be a place to come home to where you will find serenity in nature and a unique community built around a lifestyle of wellness. The whole development consists of 1700 acres of property, and more than 92% of it will remain undeveloped, keeping the land available for residents to explore.  The condos that make up Lemuria Residences promise highly designed, sleek spaces that complement the beautiful surroundings and blend natural elements with contemporary aesthetics. Featuring a contemporary, minimalist design where light, organic colors bring warmth to all spaces. The condos are equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and custom designed furnishings. When it comes to presale condos, Lemuria Residences is poised to be one of the best options in Mexico to invest in.   Lemuria …

The Seasons Explained

Understanding your membership and planning ahead are the best ways to make the most of it. This article explains the different seasons to help you optimize your Tafer Residence Club points.   The Seasons  Your membership is organized into three distinct seasons: Holidays, Winter and Summer. In each season, the number of points needed to reserve accommodation varies. For example, during the Winter Season you will use more points than in the Summer Season to stay in a particular suite, and reservations made during the holiday season require the most points. To make a reservation during the Holiday Season using your Club Points, there are additional requirements that are outlined below.  When are the Holiday Season weeks?  The Holiday Season weeks refer to 6 weeks of the year:   American President Week (week containing the third Monday in February)  Two Weeks in Easter (which might be in March or April, depending on when Easter falls each year)  Thanksgiving Week (in November)  Christmas Week (the week that includes December 24/25)  New Year’s Week (the week that includes December 31)  Holiday Week Requirements  Holiday Weeks are the weeks of the year that are in high demand, so there are a number …

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Garza Blanca Los Cabos – The Newest Addition to Your Membership

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is fully open and ready for you! Come and experience an extraordinary vacation at our newest contemporary beachfront oasis.     The resort has a favorable location in the upscale corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and is only a 30-minute drive from Los Cabos International airport. Garza Blanca Los Cabos offers the highest quality accommodations, cuisine, amenities, and recreation, all enhanced by world-class personal service. Featuring suites ranging from contemporary Junior Suites all the way up to the 4 Bedroom Penthouse, one of the most idyllic luxury spas in Los Cabos, 3 gourmet restaurants, a food truck, a swim up bar, Rooftop bar, 8 outdoor swimming pools, kids club and more.   Accommodation:  Enjoy luxurious accommodations in Los Cabos. All of our suites feature contemporary, minimalist design, lavish ensuite bathrooms, and spacious terraces with hammocks. Every suite, apart from the Junior Suite, offers gourmet cooking and dining facilities with upscale appliances. The One Bedroom suite is perfect for families with a deluxe sofa bed in the living room. The Three- and Four-bedroom Lofts are perfect for larger families or groups traveling together. You will feel at home …

Wellness Week Recap and December Spa Promotions

Hotel Mousai & Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta  Wellness Week Recap  Guests of Hotel Mousai & Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta participated in Spa Imagine´s annual Wellness Event from November 23rd to November 28th.   Marisol Arreola, our lovely Spa Manager, developed a program with an integrated approach to body, mind and spirit. Throughout the week, guests participated in yoga classes, nutrition workshops, meditation sessions, sound therapy, and a special Janzu water class. The comprehensive program provided guests with the opportunity to enjoy a rejuvenating wellness experience.  Here is a recap of Wellness 2020:  Yoga  Yoga is a practice to harmonize the mind, body, and spirit. Every morning at 9:00 am, guests had the opportunity to participate in a variety of yoga classes including Kundalini, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin-Yang, and Therapeutic Yoga classes. The location of the classes rotated daily between the beach and the Orange Deck. At 10:00 am guests were invited to find their balance on the water with special SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Yoga Bliss classes at the pool.   Nutrition Workshops  Nutrition expert Jeanette Preciado …

Spending the Holidays at Our Resorts

If you are looking forward to spending the holidays at our resorts, we are offering some special holiday magic at each of Tafer´s Hotels & Resorts. See our comprehensive list of events and activities per resort below:  Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta  Holiday Highlights include:  Christmas Dinner – Enjoy a burst of holiday magic with a special Christmas dinner on December 24 & 25th.  Each restaurant will be offering a special 4-course menu and live music from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.     The cost for Room Only guests is $ 800 MXN per person (pp) including taxes and service (15%)    The cost per child (6 to 12 years old) is $ $400 MXN including taxes and service (15%)  New Year´s Eve Party – Celebrate the last day of the year with a 4-course dinner, live music and a live show from 8:00 pm to 12:30 am.    The cost for Room Only guests is $ 195 USD /pp including taxes and service (15%).  The cost per child (5 to 11 years old) is $ 90 USD including taxes and service (15%)  New Year´s Brunch – Start the new year off right with a special brunch at Blanca Blue Restaurant from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy …

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Mercado 28 Cancun

For many people, the real joy of the holiday season is gift giving. If you are planning to spend Christmas in Cancun and you are looking for some presents to buy, why not try something different this year? Skip the big shopping malls and head to Mercado 28, a vibrant flea market in the heart of the city, where you can find a great variety of gifts to buy.  Sometimes gift giving can be difficult when you don´t know what to buy or for someone who seemingly has everything. At Mercado 28, you will find unique gift options that would be almost impossible-to-find outside of Mexico.   Mercado 28 has been around for many years. It has a colorful design and is located in a market square where you will find more than 100 stalls selling a diverse variety of Mexican articles, products, and handicrafts. If you are looking for an authentic Mexican Christmas shopping experience, you will find it there with a wide assortment of everything in different styles, sizes, shapes, and prices. There you will find an enormous variety from handmade clothing and textiles and hand-painted Mexican toys to jewelry and silver, to ceramics and tequila.  Once you find something you like, try to negotiate a …

The Perfect Weather in Cancun for the Holidays

When choosing where you are going to spend the holidays, one of the first things many members want to know is what the weather will be like. While the weather is something that you can never truly predict, in Cancun it’s pretty much guaranteed that you will be trading white snow for white sand and freezing temperatures for balmy breezes. Take a look below at what you can expect of Cancun’s weather for the holidays and throughout the year. Sunshine and Hours of Daylight It is estimated that Cancun enjoys around 250 days of clear skies and brilliant sunshine per year, and of those days that are not perfectly clear, very few are cold or rainy. You can expect the temperatures to be balmy, in general, cooling somewhat in the winter season. However, when the dark evenings and short days descend on North America, Cancun offers great relief for SAD (seasonal affective disorder) sufferers. Days are shorter too in Cancun but you can still enjoy at least 10 hours of sunshine even on the shortest …

Mexico’s Pacific Coast – You’ll Have a Whale of a Time

The month of October brings about an exciting time for the people who live and vacation on Mexico’s Pacific coast.  Not only have the heavy rains of rainy season settled, but the dog days of summer turn into the gorgeous days of winter in the tropics, where the sun is constantly shining and the Pacific shore turns into a source of daily entertainment for everyone who has the opportunity to spend a bit of time whale watching on the water.  Whether visiting Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos or the Islands of Loréto, travelers will have a whale of a time as they stand witness to the magnificent displays put on by the migrating whales this time of year.   Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit From late October to March, the popular resort towns of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit become a haven for whale watching as large pods of humpback whales migrate to the nutrient rich and calm waters of the Bay of Banderas for breeding and birthing their young.  These gentle giants, one …

Interview with Zamá’s Chef, Ciro Ernesto Gtz Meza

Meet Chef Ciro, our passionate Mexican Chef leading the team of culinary aficionados in Zama’s kitchen, who loves airplanes almost as much as he loves cooking. Take a moment to find out a little more about who will be preparing your favorite dishes at Zamá.   When did your passion for the world of culinary arts begin? When I was about 8 years old I started to get the taste for cooking and would cook for my family and friends at home as a hobby. You could say that my hobby became my passion in 2010 when I entered a competition for international cooking alongside a chef who had been my mentor for many years. There were 22 contestants including myself and I came 4th place, even though I was still an amateur among other participants who had more than 10 years experience. I won 4th place for a regional dessert that I prepared, which was a Yucatan Trio: chaya frappé, sweet papaya and English cream with xcatic chile and white chocolate. So, would you …