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Turtle Season is Here Again Puerto Vallarta

Taking in the sight of hundreds of baby turtles as they feel the instinctive pull towards the ocean after hatching is a remarkable moment you will remember for a lifetime.  Watching the newly hatched sea turtles embark on their grueling journey towards maturity across the gorgeous white sand on Garza Blanca’s beach is truly a sight to behold. As Puerto Vallarta readies itself for the new high season of turtle eggs, the team at Garza Blanca Preserve is preparing to keep watch for new turtle nests and visiting turtles to ensure this natural phenomenon will continue as nature always intended. With a disheartening survival rate of a mere 1% and numbers decreasing, sea turtles in Mexico are, thankfully, a protected species.  You will create unforgettable memories during your time in Puerto Vallarta when you experience the incredible laying of eggs or release of baby turtles on Garza Blanca Beach and other beaches on Banderas Bay. Driven by pure natural instinct to reach the same beach they always visit to create a nest for their eggs, …

4 Diamond Award – 2019

Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 4 Diamond Certification for a consecutive 5th year. This is an outstanding achievement for the property and its dedicated team, reflecting our constant goal to provide detailed service and  excellence, and to be the most refined, top of the line hospitality offering in our area. According to AAA, “a Four Diamond hotel is refined and stylish, providing upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta is proudly forming part of an exclusive 6% of hotels that have achieved this certification of over 27,000 Hotels that have been inspected throughout Canada, United States, the Caribbean and Mexico.         As part of our continual upgrades, all of the resorts in the Tafer Resorts portfolio have new enhancements in the guest rooms this year.     Nespresso All guest rooms are now equipped with complimentary Nespresso machines as an amenity, featuring 4 capsules with different coffee flavors.      Guest Internet Tafer Resorts has completed …

Carlos Miranda – Butler at Hotel Mousai

This month we are starting a series on Hotel Mousai, in order to better acquaint members with Garza Blanca’s sister resort. Remember, your Garza Blanca membership gives you access to Hotel Mousai as well, so why not consider booking your next Puerto Vallarta vacation at Hotel Mousai!   To kick of the series, we interviewed Carlos Miranda, superstar Butler at Hotel Mousai. You can find Carlos at the front desk, where he is happy to help out with any of your needs or requests. Carlos has an interesting story. When I met him, he was all smiles and eager to tell me about his life, and about what a Butler actually does. Carlos, please tell me about your background. I was born in Puerto Vallarta, and I grew up here until I was 20 years old. Then, I had the chance to move to the United States I lived there for 8 years, and during that time, I traveled a lot in Nevada, California, and Washington State.   I came back to Puerto Vallarta because …

Hotel Mousai Receives 5 Diamond Award for the 5th Year in a Row

Hotel Mousai has just receive the AAA 5 Diamond Award for the fifth year in a row! We are extremely proud of this accomplishment, and also proud to say that we are still the only 5 Diamond hotel in the entire state of Jalisco! In this month’s newsletter, we want to share a little bit about what the 5 Diamond Award means, and how it is earned. The Diamond Certificate Rating System The travel company AAA has a Diamond Certificate rating system in which they provide guidelines to hotels and to consumers. The five different AAA Diamond Levels describe the kind of experience that AAA members can expect when they visit a particular hotel. This is an important way to communicate with hotel guests the level of comfort they will find when they arrive.   According to AAA, you can think of each additional Diamond on the scale as an indicator of more extensive services and amenities, on a scale from no-frills to highly personalized. One Diamond means a bed, a pillow and a bargain. …

Noche de Tacos & Fiesta Grill en la Playa

Una selección de exclusivos eventos para esta temporada, de concepto vanguardista 100% mexicano, preparados con productos de la región y con la esencia de nuestro querido México. Nuestros Chefs Patrón y Gerentes de Área cuidan que cada detalle, producto y servicio se presente de la mejor manera para superar las expectativas de nuestros miembros y huéspedes. Información del evento: Costo: $650.00 (IVA y cargo por servicio incluido) Incluido para: MP y AI Cargo para: EP Incluye: Buffet completo y 1 bebida de la casa Noche de Tacos Nuestro famoso Taco Night presenta una variedad de cortes y guarniciones, con los mejores productos de la región. Una noche 100% mexicana en la que nuestros miembros y huéspedes pueden preparar tacos a su gusto y estilo, con guarniciones tales como piña asada con habanero, rábanos en escabeche, guacamole, pico de gallo, verde, rojo y salsas molcajete, solo para nombrar algunas opciones.   Asimismo cuenta con una estación de tortillas y quesadillas hechas a mano preparadas al momento para deleitar a nuestros comensales. El aroma y sabor de …

Sneak Peek Into Garza Blanca’s Real Estate Expansion

We are all very excited here at Garza Blanca Real Estate. As you are probably aware, we are preparing for the expansion of Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta, and we’ve just seen the Master Plan and architectural plans for the next phase. It’s still early days, with the official launch and pre-sales estimated for Summer 2019, but what I can tell you is this: 2 new hotels, hotel villas, independent luxury residences, and a wide array of new condos. The condos will include 1 bedrooms, the ever popular 2 bedrooms, and larger 3 bedrooms. Add multiple swimming pools, a village square with restaurants and bars, and a plethora of amenities into the mix, and this will definitely be a winner. Here are a couple of sneak images for you of the site, as well as the condo buildings. Do you want to be part of the next phase? Do you want to own a jewel in Puerto Vallarta’s crown? Do you want to be the first to receive pre-launch plans and prices? Then drop the team …

Humberto Jassiel Garcia Uribe – Restaurant Manager of BocaDos STK

For this month’s edition of Your People, I had the chance to chat with Jassiel Garcia, the manager of BocaDos STK at Garza Blanca. Jassiel is mild mannered, looks younger than his age, and seemed a little shy at first, but once I started talking to him, I could feel his passion for and dedication to keeping things running smoothly in all the restaurants at Garza Blanca during his 8 year tenure, and specifically now at BocaDos.   Jassiel, tell me about your background. I was born here in Puerto Vallarta, and I went to grade school, middle school and high school here. Before starting university I went to the United States for work for a couple years. Then, I decided to come back to Vallarta to study marketing. I was working as a waiter and studying at the same time. I like sports, I like finance, and I like nutrition. My wife is a nutritionist. We met here in Vallarta. We actually met in the hotel. She was a cashier at the time. She …

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 …

Surf Season Begins in Cabo!

Los Cabos, consistently rated among the top tourist destinations in all of Mexico, offers never ending appeal during the spring and summer. Along with sparkling beaches, scuba diving scenes, and a kaleidoscope of marine life, the twin towns of Los Cabos are home to some of the best surfing anywhere in the world. Surf season in Los Cabos extends from June to August, and is kicked off in massive fashion each year with the Los Cabos Open of Surf. From June 11th to June 16th, the Los Cabos Open will challenge top riders from over a dozen countries to showcase their skills and style in one of the planet’s highest profile surf competitions. The waters off Los Cabos offer plenty of options for amateurs as well. Whether you’re looking for an undisturbed session with a full cooler and warm waves, or like to keep close to the beach bars, Los Cabos has the ideal surf spot for you. Located at “Lands’ End” at the southern tip of Baja California, it is one of the few …

Puerto Morelos International Fishing Tournament

Cancun is an inviting destination any day on the calendar, but the Puerto Morelos Fishing Tournament has become one of the area’s most eagerly anticipated annual events. This town just outside of sunny Cancun had a well-documented enthusiasm for fishing, and among the most influential of its’ founding fathers of was “Don” Cesar Martin Rosado. Don Cesar’s enduring mark on this town is reflected today in the names of many local businesses, and he is also the founder of the yearly Puerto Morelos fishing tournament, initially contested between friends and colleagues over 20 years ago. The year 1998 saw the first Blue Marlin landed to claim first prize for the competition, cementing the status of Puerto Morelos as one of the finest fishing destinations on the planet. What began as a friendly competition has become serious business for top-flight fishermen around the world. 2019’s Puerto Morelos fishing tournament will see hundreds of world-class anglers descend on Cancun to compete for the largest catch. Cash prizes, bragging rights, and lifelong memories are on the line for …