Category Archives: Mexico

December is here, with all its celebrations included.

In December, we are closing 2016 with a flourish and we want to share with you some of the club’s achievements.

We opened the My Place at Santo Domingo hotel in Mexico City, as well as Park Royal Miami Beach in one of the most thrilling cities in North America. We invite you to get to know them and read the article we prepared for you about Park Royal Miami Beach.

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Moreover, we have renewed our corporate image, looking for conveying the freshness and dynamism of the company we encompass, always committed with you to enjoy the best vacation.

Also, with the purpose of supporting underprivileged people in Mexico, along with Royal Holiday Foundation, we are endorsing the Vacations are the Right for Everyone Movement, which has taken many Mexican kids for a vacation in the past two years.

As every month, we have prepared a video for an amazing destination. You cannot miss it.

And, as usual, take some minutes to visit our website to find last minute promotions for national and international destinations.

To finish, all of us here in Royal Holiday want to wish you happy holidays and a new year full of happiness.

Greetings!

The year is about to end!

dsc07060-minBefore it does, you cannot overlook November’s News.

Vacations should be a universal right for every human being. That is why we are introducing you into the Royal Holiday Foundation and, most importantly, its cause to which you will be able to join.

Also, take a look of this new option at Mexico City: My Place at Santo Domingo, you will love the location and the full equipped rooms, each one with a different theme!

If you have not yet traveled this year, you are still on time! Look up the video of Park Royal Cancún and get your suitcases ready!

Remember that every day we add appealing last minute offers on our website. Enter, review and book right away.

Happy holidays!

Enjoy the Autumn!

 

The final stretch of the year has begun. If you’re thinking of Mexican Caribbean, now, you may fly from Cancun to Cozumel, or enjoy the Maroma Adventure Park. Read the article with all the details.

And because planning ahead enables traveling anywhere in the world, follow theeveryday life saving tips we suggest so you can travel without limits.

For those willing to rediscover the marvelous city of New York this Fall, may we suggest you to watch the video of the month, featuring the Manhattan Club, only 5 minutes away from Central Park.

Lastly, check upon the last minute offers on our website, where you will find the best destinations with great promotions.

Happy holidays!

Novelties in the Mexican Caribbean

Did you know you can take a local flight from Cancun airport to Cozumel in a jiffy? Forget about the ferry exhaustion and fly conveniently by Mayair. Thus, you save time and travel safely while enjoying a splendid view.

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Mayan Riviera is much more than Xcaret, hence may we suggest you to visit the Maroma Adventure Park, located only 10 minutes away from Playa del Carmen. Seize numerous activities, such as:

  • Snorkeling, diving, and fly-boarding.
  • Swimming with dolphins.
  • Riding on 4-wheel ATV, horse, camel, and more.
  • Sailing on a catamaran or sports-fishing.
  • Gourmet dining on the beach.

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For more information, visit www.maromaadventures.com

There is always something to discover in the Mexican Caribbean. Book in one of our Park Royal or Grand Park Royal Hotels.

Enjoy your trip!

New amenities in Park Royal hotels

Because we know that when children are happy, their parents are too, we’ve built specialty themed pools with colorful water chutes, slides, water palm trees; and even blue whales at Park Royal Acapulco and Park Royal Cancún. Your children can enjoy wading for hours!

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Member Centers at Park Royal

We also created a unique lounge for Royal Holiday members, the Members Center, an entertainment center designed with family in mind.

You can find one in the Park Royal Hotel Cancun, Ixtapa and Acapulco, as well as in Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe and Grand Park Royal Cozumel hotels. The Puerto Vallarta center will be coming soon.

What services can you enjoy here?

  • Wi-Fi to surf the Internet, watch a movie or make calls on Skype.
  • Loaner tablets, laptops, GoPro® (including water) and video game consoles. Use them in the comfort of a sofa at the Members Center or in your room.
  • Board games, books, newspapers, magazines
  • Coffee Station by Nescafé® Milano to enjoy a gourmet coffee while surfing or catching up on your favorite series.

Also:

  • Get personalized service from our Concierges.
  • Make dinner reservations at specialty restaurants in the hotels.
  • Invite family and friends to the hotel with a DayPass.

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Check hours of operation for each Members Center directly at the hotel.

Take advantage of the new amenities in Park Royal Hotels, they provide guaranteed entertainment for the whole family!

Unforgettable summer holidays

summer holidaysIn Acapulco and Cancun, we’ve built special pools for children and created the Members Center concept, an entertainment center for the whole family. You can also enjoy Members Centers  in Park Royal in Ixtapa, Huatulco and Grand category hotels in Cancun and Cozumel.

And because a careful traveler enjoys their holidays even more, we’re reminding you of  April benefits. More than insurance, it’s daily support during your trip.

No summer plans yet? Check out our video of the month for an exciting destination.

As always, remember to visit our website for attractive last minute deals.

Happy journey!

The amazing Park Royal Mazatlán

Mazatlán’s Crowne Plaza Hotel has become Park Royal Mazatlán. We welcome you to visit it and enjoy its comfortable accommodations.

Because Mazatlán is an amazing destination, you can now use your Royal Holiday membership to book your next vacation at Park Royal Mazatlán.

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Discover all the hotel amenities:

  • The best location in Mazatlán’s Marina, one of the most exclusive areas in the city, full of bars and restaurants, with a beautiful golf course and Plaza Galerias shopping center and near the International Convention Center.
  • Large, comfortable rooms and oceanfront suites
  • Private beach with white sand
  • Heated infinity Pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • Spa and gym
  • Restaurants specializing in sushi and mouthwatering snacks

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We also encourage you to discover the 8 following “musts” while in Mazatlán.

  1. Strolling through the Historic Center or Old Mazatlan
  2. Walking the boardwalk, the second longest in the world
  3. Visiting the Aquarium
  4. The Carnival in February
  5. Playing golf in one of its 4 golf courses.
  6. Sport fishing
  7. Enjoying its 15 mile long of beach
  8. Buying crafts at the Central Market

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Take advantage of your Royal Holiday membership and experience this charming destination in the Mexican Pacific.

See you there!

New hotels for you

We invite you to learn more about this hotels Park Royal Puerto Vallarta and the Crowne Plaza Mazatlán, as well as other points of interest in this new exciting destination.

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Located south of Banderas Bay is this spacious hotel with white walls, surrounded by gardens, cascades and private golden sandy beaches. One of its key attractions is the private beach. Amenities include a swimming pool with bar, gym, tennis courts, two restaurants and a lobby lounge bar. The 120 air-conditioned suites have terraces with ocean views, TV screen with cable, Wi-Fi, and many other details to insure a comfortable stay. Indulge in a new sense of wellbeing at the world-class Spa. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage.
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Located in the Mazatlán marina, close to the International Convention Centre, this welcoming, intimate and serene hotel boasts beautiful rooms overlooking the ocean, a heated Infinity pool, 24-hour room service, spa, gym, specialty restaurants, sushi and snack bars. Thanks to its vast white sandy beaches Mazatlán is one of Mexico’s most alluring seaside destinations. Head straight for the city’s old town and its glorious boardwalk, where you can view magic sunsets from bars and restaurants that still evoke the 1950’s.
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BulletSquare-RoyalHoliday Mazatlán, “The Pearl of the Pacific”

One of the most charming destinations in Mexico for its climate, seventeen miles of Golden beaches, lagoons and the longest boardwalk of Latin America.

Mazatlán is a multifaceted city, which attracts artists, surfers, culture lovers, sun worshippers and those in search luxury and the best gastronomy.

Top 4 sites:

1. Old Mazatlán or Historic Centre
Strolling its quaint cobbled streets full of markets, outdoor cafés, churches and squares is a wonderful experience. Essential visits where to take a selfie are the Ángela Peralta Theater and the Basilic Cathedral.

2. The Golden Zone
Here you will find exclusive hotels, golf courses, spas, nightclubs, shops, bars and restaurants serving exquisite signature cuisine.

3. Mazatlán gastronomy
The specialty is seafood and fish. Regional dishes include ceviches, seafood cocktails, pescado zarandeado (the fish is typically split in half from head to tail, each side perfectly marinated) and aguachile (thin sliced fish, scallops or shrimp, drowned in lime or other citric juice mixed with red or green pepper, and heavily garnished with sliced cucumbers, red onions, and avocado).

4. Mazatlán Carnival
Mazatlan’s Mardi Gras is one of the national biggest and best bashes in Mexico. This seven-day, multi-event affair, which starts 5 days before Lent (in a time of meditation and religious ceremonies when the pleasures of the flesh are put on hold), features parades, decorated floats, fancy dress balls, and music. Each evening Olas Altas is the perfect scenario for this all-singing, all-dancing “bacchanalia”. The partying usually goes non-stop until 4 am, so make time for a siesta.

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Take advantage of your Royal Holiday membership and plan a trip to this amazing coastal destination or head to Vallarta and stay at Park Royal Puerto Vallarta. Either one will dazzle you!

Bon voyage!

Isla Mujeres A spell bounding “Isla Bonita”!

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Discover the mystical island of Isla Mujeres, a gem off the coast of Cancun lying peacefully in the Mexican Caribbean. Magic is precisely how you will hear isleños -island residents- and visitors describe this island. This Isla, endearingly called by most residents, is 5 miles across the bay from Cancún. Catch the ferry that leaves from Puerto Juárez or Playa Tortugas.

10 must-do activities in Isla Mujeres

1. Venture out to Garrafón Park, a special area for ecology, nature and adventure. Enjoy this tropical treasure through more than 20 activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, zip lining, trekking, swimming with Dolphins to name a few.

2. MUSA snorkel offers you the chance to know one of Cancun’s top attractions: Cancun’s Underwater Art Museum. Admire + 460 Jason DeCaires Taylor’s statues while snorkeling in a guided tour. No experience, no problem, the guides will take care of you! The total museum installation will one day form an artificial ecosystem where various fish and marine mammals will thrive.

3. The Dolphin Royal Swim is definitely the best swim with dolphins program and one of Cancun best things to do. The Dolphin Royal Swim is done at Isla Mujeres, where you’ll be able to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat not in a pool. Enjoy more than 7 different dolphin behaviors including the “Foot push” and “Dorsal Tow”. You’ll also be able to handshake, hug, and kiss and have free time with the beautiful dolphins.

4. Once you reach Playa Norte, the island’s main beach, you won’t want to leave. Its warm, shallow waters are the color of blue raspberry syrup and the beach is crushed coral. Unlike most of the island’s east coast, Playa Norte is safe for swimming and the water is only chest deep even far from shore.

5. Tortugranja (turtle farm) is a government-sponsored hatchery for endangered sea turtles. At this Turtle Farm, eggs are deposited into safe, caged areas to keep them safe from predators. Once hatched the baby turtles are moved into ponds until they grow big and strong enough to be released into the sea. Easy to find, the turtle farm is located on Sac Bajo (North of Playa Paraíso).

6. Swim with Whale Sharks. Immerse in the Most Amazing Adventure in Isla Mujeres swimming with the Biggest Fish in the World and experience these humbling gentle giants up close. Also enjoy the crossing where you can see playful dolphins and stingrays in their natural habitat.

7. Tropical fish in El Garrafón de Castilla. Not to be confused with “Garrafon Park”. A golf cart will get you here. Hardly any tourists seek it out or visit it. It’s a great family beach and a protected snorkeling area. To make it interesting, buy some fish food, stand still or float, and friendly colorful fish will envelope you looking for lunch.

8. Catamaran Isla Mujeres. Don’t miss the chance of spending a wonderful day sailing through the Caribbean Sea and to Isla Mujeres in a catamaran. Enjoy the sun and the breeze while sailing to the reef where you will have the opportunity of snorkeling and admire hundreds of colorful fish.

9. If you are into archaeology, at the southernmost point tip of the island you’ll find a religious center that dates back to the 12th century dedicated to Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of Fertility. The temple has another purpose, as it was used as a lighthouse for the Mayan ships travelling along the coast.

10. Before you catch the ferry back to Cancún, you can rent a bike or golf cart and cruise the Island. At the south tip you’ll find a small lighthouse from where you can appreciate the stunningly beautiful turquoise clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean.

Remember that Royal Holiday has several hotels in Cancún, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen to make your stay in the Mexican Caribbean an unforgettable one. Reserve now!

Scuba diving in Cancún: explore the silent underwater wonders of the Caribbean

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Usually when we hear about the Mexican Caribbean what comes to mind is sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and fun in the sun. However, Cancún, Isla Mujeres and the Riviera Maya are some of the most exciting places to scuba dive and snorkel in the world.

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef north of Cancún extends over 600 miles from the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula to the Bay Islands in Honduras, and is the second largest coral reef in the world; it contains over 500 species of fish, sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and whale sharks. The Cancun, Riviera and Costa Maya boast over 186 miles of underwater life, ideal for aquatic sports.

South of Cancún (51 miles) is the Island of Cozumel, an excellent vacation destination year round. If you are a scuba diver or snorkeler, diving the waters of Cozumel really is exceptional and breathtaking; the dive sites look different even if your return to the same spot in the same week. Water temperature averages 78 degrees.

If you are an experienced diver, head to Puerto Morelos (36 km south of Cancún), where you can explore submerged shipwrecks like the General Anaya and the Juan Escutia. The Mexican navy intentionally sunk these ships in the 1980s in order to create an artificial reef to preserve biodiversity in the region. Other points of interest include Puerto Aventuras, Tulum, and the Sian Kaán and Xcalak biosphere reserve.

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The Cancún Underwater Museum, located in Isla Mujeres, has a total of 500 submerged sculptures, each with its own personality and human features. The sculptures were created with ecological materials to become artificial reefs and avoid harming the ocean, sea life and reefs.

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For those who want to experience the most thrilling dive in the world, Bull Shark Diving in Playa del Carmen is the place to be. Bull sharks measure 11 feet, are not shy and do make passes close to the divers; it is strictly for advanced divers with more than 30 logged dives. The warm water and good visibility allow us to appreciate the beauty of these predators between November and March.

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As you see, the Mexican Caribbean boasts some of the most exciting places for aquatic and extreme sports; and through your Royal Holiday membership you can plan to stay at Park Royal Cancún, Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe, Grand Park Royal Cozumel or at the Grand Riviera Princess in Playa del Carmen. Enjoy your vacation in paradise!