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Book Now for Thanksgiving 2018 or 2019

Being able to get away with the family for the Holidays is one of the many joys members have. We look forward to welcoming you at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa for a spectacular Thanksgiving escape.   Members and hotel guests joining us this year for Thanksgiving will be able to enjoy a special Thanksgiving celebration at Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge as we remember all the reasons we have to be thankful. Booking during the Holiday Season Thanksgiving week is one of the six Holiday Season weeks which correspond with the most popular times of year to visit. With such high demand you will need to book as soon as possible, up to 24 months ahead of time. You may only make reservations for seven consecutive nights, with check-in on a Saturday or Sunday and you may not use banked, borrowed or accelerated points during this time.   The Holiday Season weeks are: President’s Week
 Two Weeks of Easter
 Thanksgiving Week
 Christmas Week
 New Year’s Week
 The best way to make sure you have …

Romantic Dinners

Want to treat that special person in your life to a romantic dinner on the beach with all the trimmings? We’ve got two options for you!   Even when vacationing with all the family or groups of friends, you can add a touch of romance to your getaway at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa by booking a special meal through your concierge at pre-arrival or directly at the resort when you arrive. This tailored meal for two will certainly bring romance to your vacation. Candlelit Dinner for Two Garza Blanca Resort & Spa offers two options for a three-course romantic dinner for two, both of which are served in a lovely private spot on the beach with either a bottle of wine or champagne.   Romantic Dinner This three-course meal comes with a choice of appetizers, either salad or shrimp bisque, followed by a choice of steak, salmon or a vegetarian option. For dessert, enjoy chocoflan. Served with a bottle of house red or white wine. Romantic Dinner – 300 USD per couple Click here …

Packing Tips – Dress Codes at Garza Blanca Preserve’s Restaurants

Everyone from fashion gurus to farmhands love to look their best on vacation, and taking a trip to Puerto Vallarta certainly offers plenty of excuses to dress up in your finery. Whether you are hitting the beach in your favorite new bathing suit or dressing up for a plush dinner out, you are sure to want to pack to impress on your next vacation to Garza Blanca Resort & Spa or Hotel Mousai. The Dress Codes at Garza Blanca Preserve’s Restaurants With a range of fabulous on-site restaurants to explore, you will be treated to a delicious dining experience at every meal during your getaway in paradise. Each dining venue at Garza Blanca Preserve has its own unique style and theme, and therefore each has its own individual dress code.   Read on to find out what is acceptable attire at each restaurant so you can pack to for the occasion. Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge The resort’s elegant waterfront venue currently features a menu of Mexican avant-garde masterpieces which will give you a delicious …

Delicious New Room Service Menu

One of the highlights of going on vacation is all of the incredible cuisine you get to indulge in while you are away from home. At Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, all of your dining experiences are bound to be delicious, even when you just wish to relax and enjoy some time in the privacy of your own suite. Thankfully, there is a new room service menu now available to satisfy your cravings and offer you more dining options than ever before. Whether you are in the mood for some quiet contemplation as you take in the magnificent views of Banderas Bay or wish to have a movie or game night in with your loved ones, nothing beats the convenience of room service.   Variety is the spice of life Just because you decide to dine in with room service doesn’t mean that your meal has to be boring. In fact, spending the extra time in the comfort of your own suite may end up being one of the most delightful parts of your vacation. …

More Kayaking Tours to Los Arcos

Kayaking is a great fun pastime, and can be enjoyed as a complimentary activity by all Garza Blanca Residence Club members while taking a vacation at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta. Beyond enjoying life on the ocean waves, the activity also boasts many health benefits including improved cardiovascular fitness, upper body strength and coordination. Those of you who love kayaking will be pleased to read that more kayaking tours to Los Arcos rock formation have been added to the activities program at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa by popular demand. Kayaking Kayaking differs from canoeing in subtle ways that include how you sit on the boat as well as the paddles that are used. For example, kayakers will sit with their legs stretched out in front of them while canoers will kneel on the bottom of the canoe or sit on a raised seat. The paddle is also different. For kayaks, the paddle has a blade on both ends while for canoes there is only one blade. Borrowing Kayaks at your Leisure …

Music for the Senses at Your Home Away from Home

For our music lovers as well as members who like to enjoy a harmonious atmosphere while dining in the restaurants at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai or lounging by the pools and sea, you can expect a delightful musical experience each and every time you stay. Garza Blanca Preserve’s regular live music experience program — known as Music for the Senses — is delivered by four expert musicians from Cuba who play a range of live music, including compositions for saxophone, flute, trumpet and violin. Inspiration for your senses You can enjoy uplifting music at key locations throughout the resort played by the talented resident solo artists. You will be serenaded by the pools, in the restaurants and on the beach at various times of the day according to a weekly schedule. No two days will be the same and each of the chosen venues will surprise you with a different instrumental accompaniment depending on the mood of the day. Talented Musicians Cuban-born musicians, Kátherin González Álvarez, Kenia Marquez Landa, Claudia Madera …

Hecho en Mexico Returns in May

Once again, family-friendly Garza Blanca Resort & Spa and adults-only Hotel Mousai will be hosting its annual tribute to Mexican culture, Hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico), in May this year. As in previous years, the event is set to be a spectacular celebration of the fascinating traditions and vibrant culture that make Mexico one of the most colorful countries in the world.   Hecho en Mexico Returns in May 2018 While the specific details of Hecho en Mexico are still in the planning stages, we can share with members that the event will continue throughout the whole month of May following the structure of last year’s edition which invited members and guests staying at both Garza Blanca Preserve and Hotel Mousai to enjoy wares of local artisans in the Lobby at Garza Blanca every weekend during the month of May. Products such as Mexican wine, chocolate, tequila, mezcal, Mexican cigars, jewelry, pottery, folk art, and finger painting will feature once again. Art and Culture Likewise, as in previous years, we will welcome a renowned …

Shooting Hoops at Your Home Away from Home

If you want to stay fit even when you are enjoying a getaway in paradise at either Garza Blanca Resort & Spa or Hotel Mousai, why not bring out your sporty side with a game of basketball?  Even if you aren’t the greatest shot, playing basketball is a terrific way to have some fun while getting a major workout.  Shooting hoops can help you achieve a greater fitness level whether playing by yourself, with some pals or in a competitive league.     Take a look at these great reasons to hit up the basketball court on the Garza Blanca Preserve.   It Burns Lots of Calories Between the running, jumping and lateral movements required to play basketball, you will enjoy an amazing aerobic workout that burns through a lot of calories in an hourlong session! Boost Your Cardiovascular Health Your heart rate goes up when playing basketball and will stay up for as long as you continue to play, which can help you improve your cardiovascular endurance if you play on a regular basis. …

Aligned Design – The Inspiration Behind Spa Imagine

For those of you who have already allowed yourself to be pampered at Garza Blanca Preserve’s onsite spa, you know that blissful serenity awaits you at Spa Imagine. But, did you know that the design of the spa was inspired by the body’s seven energy centers known as chakras, which are located starting at the base of the spine, reaching all the way to the top of the head.   What are chakras? “Chakra”, which translates as “disk” or “wheel” in Sanskrit, is a word that relates to the points located along the spine where an immense grouping of nerve centers collects energy and radiates prana (energy life force).  Several bodily systems are believed to be connected to the chakras, which help keep things in balance, from emotional health to maintaining proper organ function.  The belief is that the body, mind and spirit thrives when energy is flowing unobstructed; keeping the chakras in balance is an essential part of this.   According to Eastern philosophy, including yoga and meditation practices, it is possible to “release” …

PV Gourmet Festival 2017 at Garza Blanca

This year will ring in the 23rd edition of the International Gourmet Festival in Puerto Vallarta, which will be held between November 10th and November 19th.  Garza Blanca Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai are pleased to be part of this prominent event again this year alongside many other restaurants and hotels in the Puerto Vallarta area including Riviera Nayarit and Tepic. Gourmet food enthusiasts clamor from near and far to take part in this spectacular 10-day culinary experience which takes place each year. Why not plan ahead and reserve a stay in Puerto Vallarta during this time next year? Special Guest Chefs Three celebrated guest chefs will be joining the talented head chefs of the restaurants at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai. Chef Victor Padua will be joining our resident chef Alvaro Cortez from BocaDos STK, Chef Oscar Gonzalez will accompany Chef Carlos Leyva from Hiroshi and Chef Alexander Branch will create a feast with Chef Mario Castro at Blanca Blue. The guest chefs will contribute their incredible culinary knowledge and …