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Signature Cocktails and Mardi Gras Celebration

Hotel Mousai  Mardi Gras at the Rooftop  Everyone knows that you can´t cancel Mardi Gras, just as you cannot cancel Christmas. This year, the spirit of Mardi Gras will come to the Rooftop on Tuesday, February 16. Our bartenders are more than ready to help get you in the carnival mood with expert mixology and brightly colored specialty cocktails that WOW.   • Cocktail Master Class  Coming soon to Hotel Mousai, we will be offering a new Cocktail Master Class at the Orange Tree. Participants will learn the mixology sequence behind preparing Tiki cocktails and have the opportunity to create their own drinks.   Garza Blanca Resorts  Hurray Signature Cocktails!  Garza Blanca Resorts have been working on creating identical cocktail menus at each resort with the same concepts, so that whether members decide to vacation in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, or Los Cabos, the cocktail menu offerings will be exactly the same.   Our aim is for these signature cocktails to become affiliated with our brand and to give members the reassurance that at whichever destination they choose as their vacation spot, …

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City Happenings 2021

Below we share some important resort and event updates and showcase just a few of the new and exciting things that you can look forward to in 2021. Read along for more details!  Cancun  Good Times & Good Will  The Island Time Music and Fishing Fest is an annual music festival and fishing tournament held on the beautiful Isla Mujeres island. The event has been running for the past ten years. This year, the event will be held from February 24 – 27.  During this four-day festival, music lovers will enjoy daily performances in several venues across the island and have the opportunity to meet talented songwriters and performers and fishing enthusiasts will compete for top honors in pursuit of migrating sailfish in an organized fishing tournament.  The event will finish with an awards banquet and a feast for all attendees including fresh-caught fish.  The best part about this tournament is that all proceeds  are donated to the “Little Yellow Schoolhouse” which supports local special needs children and children with disabilities, so that they can receive free schooling in an environment where they can thrive.  Thanks to the Island Time Music and Fishing Festivals’ previous success, the school now …

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Garza Blanca Residence Club Offer COVID-19 Test For Members

Dear Member, Considering the recent COVID19 testing requirements imposed by various countries, including the United States and Canada, we are committed to ensuring your vacations can continue worry-free. You are part of our family, and here at Tafer Hotels and Resorts, there is nothing more important. Delivering extraordinary vacation experiences is our business. To make your vacation experience seamless, we are proud to offer complimentary antigen testing at each of our resorts for visitors whose home countries require a negative testing result. For members who cannot use antigen testing, each resort will have PCR testing available at a discounted rate. All testing will be conveniently administered on-property by a testing professional from a certified and approved 3rd party laboratory so you can continue to enjoy your vacation with peace of mind. Leading the way for member safety and comfort while traveling during this time, Tafer Hotels and Resorts is raising the standard, being one of the first hospitality companies to offer members who test positive while visiting the resort, up to 14 nights complimentary lodging …

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Soft Opening of Garza Blanca Cancun and Hotel Mousai II Update

Soft Opening on December 15th  Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Cancun celebrated its soft opening on December 15th, 2020. This is the Garza Blanca brand´s third property, which is expected to follow the tremendous success of Garza Blanca in Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos. Resident Manager, Otto Pareto, said, ¨We are excited that our brand-new resort will add to the luxury resort offerings in Cancun and future guests have a lot to look forward to. ¨  The first two phases of Garza Blanca Cancun are complete and feature 162 suites ranging from the Junior Suite all the way up to the Four Bedroom Penthouse Loft. Each suite is exquisitely designed and has a contemporary vibe with elegant details and furnishings throughout. The next two phases are due to be complete in December 2021.   Upon completion, the resort will offer a total of 452 luxury suites, a luxury spa, state-of-the-art gym, kids club, five swimming pools including an adults only pool, a Gourmet Food Hall with 5 different types of cuisine, 4 signature restaurants including Blanca Blue, Hiroshi, Bocados STK, and the Rooftop, plus a banquet hall for weddings and events.   The new team of talent at Garza Blanca Cancun prepared for the soft opening by gathering …

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Lemuria, the next project to be developed at Garza Blanca South

In our past newsletter, we talked about Lemuria Residences presales starting in December. They will be the next residential condominiums to be developed as part of the Garza Blanca South Master Plan, which comprises a development of 1,927 acres, of which only 8% will be developed, divided into two phases.   The first phase of the development will be called “Garza Blanca South” comprised of 1,048 acres, of which only 79 acres will be urbanized; the remaining 969 acres will be preserved as an ecological reserve for hiking and exploration. The second phase, which runs along Los Arcos will be called “Garza Blanca Los Arcos”, and will include the remaining 879 acres for a development that is currently in blueprints.      The Garza Blanca South Master Plan was designed by Gensler, a prestigious international architecture and urban planning firm, together with the efforts of our internal architecture and interior design department. It will take seven years to complete with a total investment of approximately $500 million USD.  The Master Plan consists of 1,328 keys between beach hotels Villas de Montaña, La Garzetta hotel, Echoes Hotel, a boutique hotel, 2 condominium developments, single-family residences, a 23,000 square-foot spa, a treehouse development, another boutique hotel with panoramic views of the mountains, and Tierraluna.  Construction of Tierraluna began 18 months ago and is scheduled …

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Simple Ways to Scam-Proof Your Investment

The start of a new year brings with it immense hope that the coming year will be better than the last, and is a time for us to get a fresh start.  Unfortunately, it is also a time to beware of fraudsters. To help you bolster your defenses against scammers, below are some valuable tips on how to spot and avoid scams.    There are several scams that tricksters use to target vacation club owners, knowing about them will help you stay protected. We want you to get the most out of your membership and to continue to enjoy the unforgettable vacation experiences that you and your family deserve.    Stay protected from potential scams and familiarize yourself with the most common scams. Here are some signs you may be dealing with a scam-artist:  Resale Scams    Scammers know that a seemingly good deal is hard to pass up. They’ve been known to contact vacation club owners saying that they have an interested buyer who will pay them a lot of money for their timeshare. These scammers can be very charming and convincing, but the red flag here is when they tell you that you have …

Finding your JOY in 2021

I would like to wish all our members a very Happy New Year. The year 2020 was not the year we expected, and it was a challenging year for the clubs and our members on several fronts. Early in the year we had just begun to hear news of the novel coronavirus and for the rest of the year we heard about little else.   Over the course of the year, many members’ travel plans were impacted and rescheduled. Despite these difficulties, as I reflect on 2020, one thing comes to mind, resiliency. If 2020 taught us anything, it is that many of us embody resiliency. From our members, developers, staff, and everyone who plays a role in delivering the joyful vacations you deserve. Here at the club, we are so fortunate to have our members and the privilege of serving you is where we find our joy.     As we start 2021, we are filled with enthusiasm and optimism that the roaring in of a new year will usher in a new wave of hope for all. For our members who have resumed their vacations in Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Cancun, their daily feedback and engagement …

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New Hiking Routes, Hiroshi´s New Dinner Menu, and Romance Under the Stars

Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta  New Hiking Trails  We are pleased to announce four new hiking trails in addition to the original routes in the beautiful tropical rainforest behind our resorts. These four additional new routes include: 1. The Lookout, 2. Lookout Arcos – Village, 3. Stream Circuit, and 4. Fire Waterfall.   The backyard of both Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta and Hotel Mousai is a breathtaking jungle, which members have the privilege of exploring. The lush green jungle is home to magnificent flora and fauna including many species of flowers, trees, birds, mammals, and reptiles. These new routes give our members even more options to discover the immense beauty of this tropical paradise. An experienced guide will lead you on the hikes and provide useful information about the flora and fauna you may encounter.     The first route ¨The Lookout¨ is a short duration intermediate 0.4 mile hike lasting approximately 45 to 60 minutes, where you can find a small rest area with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and of Garza Blanca Resort, on one side is a small stream and rocks that look like a wall.   The second route “Lookout Arcos – Village” is an intermediate 0.7 mile hike lasting approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. The hike has several points of interest, including two waterfall-streams, and different lookout points in the direction of Los Arcos and downtown Puerto Vallarta.   ¨Stream Circuit¨ is the third route and …

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Garza Blanca Los Cabos 2nd Anniversary, Super Bowl LV, & Children´s Shows

Garza Blanca Los Cabos  Celebrating its 2nd Anniversary  On January 12th, 2021, Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos will host a casual cocktail party to celebrate the resort’s second anniversary! This is a fantastic way to celebrate two years of sharing Garza Blanca Los Cabos with our Tafer Residence Club members. Those who are able to attend, will be able to enjoy canapes and cocktails, live music, and a meet & greet with the management team.   Garza Blanca Resort Los Cabos allows our members another fabulous luxury resort option in the upscale sandy corridor between Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas. The resort is ideal for families and couples, and it was designed to be extraordinary in every way. From the moment you step into the lobby, you will be amazed by the light-filled contemporary space. As you walk through the hallways designed in the style of an art gallery, stunning artworks will welcome you into a world of creativity and invite you to experience art. You can also enjoy touring the statues dotted around the resort.   Featuring suites ranging from the Junior Suite, perfect fo+++r couples, all the way up to the 4 Bedroom Penthouse, ideal for …

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Whale Watching Season

The winter season is one of the best times to visit Puerto Vallarta for many reasons including perfectly warm temperatures, stunning beaches, and as always, friendly hospitality. It also happens to be the time of year when hundreds of humpback whales migrate from the cold waters of Alaska to the warmer waters in this part of Mexico. Whale Watching in Puerto Vallarta is one of the most magical spectacles that you can experience in the Bay of Banderas.   Whale watching season starts in December and lasts until the end of March. During migration, humpback whales travel over 7,000 miles to mate and give birth. The distance they travel is the longest of any mammal on earth.    These awe-inspiring creatures are gentle giants that measure 60 feet (18 meters) long and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Newborn humpback whale calves weigh about 3,000 pounds at birth. A female humpback has one calf at a time, every two to three years and the gestation period lasts about 12 months.   Despite their massive size, humpback whales do not pose a threat to humans. They don´t have teeth and feed by taking in enormous gulps of water and filter-feed plankton, krill, and small fish. They can …