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Members Cocktail Party - Casino Evening

Members Cocktail Party – Casino Evening

At Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta we are deeply grateful to our Members for joining our club, putting your trust in us, and choosing to spend your vacations at our resort.  It is our honor to host you here at your home away from home, and we feel the need to put on an exclusive event for you, where we can meet you, interact directly with you, hear your concerns, and resolve them together. It is our intention to create an environment where Members feel they have the doors open to communication with management, so that you can fully enjoy a wonderful stay with us each and every time you visit.  This August we invited our Members to accompany us to our traditional cocktail party, but this month we have a “casino” theme. Every Tuesday at 5 pm, our cocktail for members of our Residence Club is held, where the General Manager in the company of his executive committee, offers to our distinguished members, an excellent assortment of hors d’oeuvres, sublime cocktails and live music, to …

Enjoy the Benefit of a Personalized Concierge at Garza Blanca

Enjoy the Benefit of a Personalized Concierge at Garza Blanca

As members of Garza Blanca Residence Club, you are assured personalized attention by a Concierge to help facilitate and coordinate any activities that may interest you to make your vacation experience memorable. Be it with a special celebration, an adventurous excursion or a relaxing day at the spa.  The journey begins the moment you step off the plane, as you drive through one of the most iconic vacation destinations in Mexico, surrounded by lush mountains, cobblestone streets and beautiful artwork that surround the town leading you towards Garza Blanca.  From the moment you step out of your transportation, you will be greeted by a Bellman & Concierge team who will assure your comfort and provide refreshments & amenities as you are introduced to our piece of paradise.  Your designated concierge will then provide orientation as to your vacation itinerary to make your stay with Garza Blanca the best it can possibly be.  Included in our orientation, we cordially invite our members to participate in the Members’ Workshop, where you will be updated regarding future developments …

Experience the Marigalante Pirate Ship in Puerto Vallarta

The fireworks that kick off a night in the streets of Puerto Vallarta not only delight locals privileged with a waterfront view, but are part of a spectacular fantasy adventure on the Banderas Bay. The Marigalante Pirate Ship in Puerto Vallarta invites children of all ages on an action-packed presentation that doubles as a guided tour of the waters off this scenic coastal locale. Departing from the city’s Marina twice each day, this swashbuckling affair includes a range of activities including thrilling pirate performances and themed audience participation games. The day tour and night tour each present their own experiences, and although both options include full open bar access, one type of tour may have more to offer an individual visitor or day plan. The show is also presented in both English and Spanish to include the most possible visitors. Day Tour At 10am Monday to Saturday, this carefully reproduced 700-ton scale replica of Christopher Columbus famous Santa Maria that brought European migrants to the Americas sets sail for Majahuitas Island. During this 6-hour tour, …

Tuesday Pirate Show for Kids

During spring, summer and winter holidays, Garza Blanca’s activities team create a fun Pirate Show for Kids on Tuesdays at 11:00am at the Main Pool.  Before the show, our activities team helps the kids dress up as pirates with eye patches and face paint, and learn about the art of balloon twisting as they make their own balloon swords.  During the show, they will play games and can participate to win prizes such as hats and swords. The show lasts approximately 50 minutes, and is followed by a treasure hunt. Through riddles, games and challenges, kids follow a treasure map to find hidden treasure around our Main Pool and beach areas. This fun activity will leave your children with fantastic memories of an unforgettable experience! 

How to Optimize Your Membership for Peak Seasons

How to Optimize Your Membership for Peak Seasons

Understanding the ins and outs of how your member time works is key to getting the most out of your membership.  In this article, we answer some common questions to help you plan ahead.  Seasons of your Membership  Your membership is divided by seasons, with each season requiring a different amount of points to reserve accommodations. The three seasons are: Holidays, Winter and Summer.  Holiday season requires the most points to book, Winter season requires less points than Holiday season, and Summer season requires the fewest points. There are a few other restrictions, which are outlined below. HOLIDAY SEASON Holiday season weeks are the most popular weeks of the year for members to travel, and these weeks are also the time of year when the resort is in highest demand, so it’s important book as early as possible. You might even need to book up to 24 months in advance. * The Holiday season weeks are: Third week of February (President’s week or week 7) Holy week and Easter week (varies year by year) Thanksgiving …

Introducing Mauricio Montes De Oca - Director of Sales, Real Estate

Introducing Mauricio Montes De Oca – Director of Sales, Real Estate

We are very proud to introduce Mauricio Montes De Oca as the new Director of Sales for Garza Blanca’s real estate division. Mauricio comes to us with 33 years of experience in real estate sales in Mexico.  He is originally from Mexico City, and started his professional career at Universidad Tecnológica de México in Marketing. For the next three decades, Mauricio dedicated himself to the field of real estate, engaging in various studies along the way including real estate closings and titles, legal consequences of real estate transactions in Mexico, fiscal legislation and fiscal reform, Mexican real estate legal framework, real estate development marketing and sales, and English language studies. He wrote a real estate column in the international newspaper Gringo Gazette for a while, and he even produced a yearly edited book of Real Estate overview and statistics about Los Cabos for many years.  Mauricio is well educated in foreign investment law and its rules, the restricted zone and “Fideicomisos”, real estate appraisals, mercantile corporations, advanced administration, foreign investments in Mexico, and real estate …

Garza Blanca CANCUN is Coming Soon!

Garza Blanca CANCUN is Coming Soon!

The newest addition to Tafer Hotels & Resorts is coming your way in Q1, 2020 with the pre-opening of the 1st phase of the Garza Blanca Cancun Resort & Spa! The initial part consists of a total of 162 keys composed of Junior Suites, 1 and 2 Bedroom Suites, 5 Penthouse Terrace Suites with ocean front views located from floors 4 to 8, and a stunning collection of 8 Penthouse Loft Suites with 3 or 4 Bedrooms located on top floors of the hotel.  The culinary theme features the Blanca Blue Mexican restaurant with 220 seats divided over different spaces including a terrace setting. The Snack Bar caters to your well-being whilst enjoying the 5 pools and the Caribbean beach offering a variety of delicious sandwiches, freshly caught seafood, charcoal grilled burgers accompanied by curated mixology to quench your thirst under the sun.

2 Bedroom Versus 3 Bedroom Vacation Home

Thinking of buying a vacation home in Mexico?  Garza Blanca residences are a wonderful option for anyone looking to buy a vacation home right on the beach in the most beautiful locale on the Pacific coast!  Perhaps you’re wondering if a 2 bedroom residence or 3 bedroom residence would be better for you.  We have some tips about how to decide between a 2 bedroom versus a 3 bedroom vacation home in paradise.  Location, Location, Location!  You know what they say: in real estate, location is king. You can always change the paint colors and kitchen countertops in any property, but you can never change the neighborhood. Whether you decide to purchase a 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom vacation home, making sure it’s in a great neighborhood will benefit your vacation lifestyle immensely, and a great location also makes a great investment.  And what better neighborhood could you possibly ask for than right on the beach, backing up to lush jungle mountains and a waterfall! Garza Blanca has its own private beach with soft sand …

Karla Turincio - Executive Housekeeper

Karla Turincio – Executive Housekeeper

Karla, thank you for taking the time to talk with me today for the members’ newsletter. Please tell our members a little bit about yourself.  I’ve been in the hospitality industry for 23 years. The majority of the time, I’ve been in housekeeping. I’ve also worked in other positions, such as turndown service, reservations, banquets, I also worked as a server in restaurants, and a runner and a busser in restaurants, but most of my time in hospitality has been spent specializing in housekeeping.  I was born in Mexico City. When I was 8 years old I moved to Morelos, Mexico. When I was 18 years old, I immigrated to the United States, and I lived in Sedona, Arizona. I love Sedona. I hope I can live the last days of my life in Sedona. I worked at L’Auberge de Sedona Resort & Spa for 15 years. L’Auberge de Sedona is a luxury resort in Sedona’s Red Rock country, in Oak Creek Canyon. It’s very well known and very beautiful. This was my second job …

Los Cabos Lights Up All August Long

Los Cabos Lights Up All August Long

While many tourists shy away from a visit to Mexican destinations like Los Cabos during the wetter months, experienced travelers know that August offers some of the best space on the calendar in which to discover the twin towns. Not only is August perfect for avoiding the large crowds that descend upon the area most of the year, ensuring a seat for visitors at popular bars and restaurants, there are also a range of public events scheduled for these exhilarating weeks. Wonders in the Waves August represents a prime time in Los Cabos for lovers of the ocean, as swell patterns bring favorable conditions for a number of nautical activities. Surfers from around the world flock to the tip of the Baja California peninsula to enjoy consistent waves at beaches on the Sea of Cortez such as Old Man’s Beach and The Rock without the chillier temperatures that come with ideal surf on the Pacific side during the winter.  Beneath the turquoise waters off the shores at Los Cabos, the locale offers one of the …