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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 October 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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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 …

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Photo Contest Winners/ Soft Opening/ Reader´s Choice Award/ First Aid Training

TAFER Residence Club Photo Contest Winners  Congratulations to our Facebook Photo Contest Winners!   We would like to thank everyone that participated in our Facebook Photo Contest from October 7-November 15, 2020. We received 93 photo entries and 2,174 member votes for the top photos. We enjoyed seeing all of your vacation experience photos. Additionally, we appreciated seeing all of your comments, voting, and sharing of your favorite photos in Facebook groups and/or on your own timeline.   Please join us in congratulating the below winners of this contest! Each member named below won a free week stay for travel by December 15, 2021.   Here are their photos:   Cristian Burgara Felix – 1,161 votes   Jose Garcia Mendez – 503 votes   Bernardino Flores Valles -240 votes   leonel.benas@yahoo.com – 99 votes   marlindelgadillo@hotmail.com – 80 votes   Stay tuned for our next Social Media Contest that will be announced early 2021! In the meantime, if you have photos that you would like to share with us, please post them on our Facebook page’s timeline.   *Disclaimer: All winners have received a free week valid for a Studio or 1 Bedroom Unit for travel …

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Presales are now open for Lemuria Residences

Whether you are looking to find your dream home or you next investment, we are excited to share with you that we have recently opened presales for Lemuria Residences, a new luxury condominium development within Garza Blanca’s South Master Development in Puerto Vallarta.  Lemuria Residences are perfectly positioned in close proximity to the lush green jungle, the striking blue ocean, and only 15 minutes away from the city center. It will be a place to come home to where you will find serenity in nature and a unique community built around a lifestyle of wellness. The whole development consists of 1700 acres of property, and more than 92% of it will remain undeveloped, keeping the land available for residents to explore.  The condos that make up Lemuria Residences promise highly designed, sleek spaces that complement the beautiful surroundings and blend natural elements with contemporary aesthetics. Featuring a contemporary, minimalist design where light, organic colors bring warmth to all spaces. The condos are equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and custom designed furnishings. When it comes to presale condos, Lemuria Residences is poised to be one of the best options in Mexico to invest in.   Lemuria …

The Seasons Explained

Understanding your membership and planning ahead are the best ways to make the most of it. This article explains the different seasons to help you optimize your Tafer Residence Club points.   The Seasons  Your membership is organized into three distinct seasons: Holidays, Winter and Summer. In each season, the number of points needed to reserve accommodation varies. For example, during the Winter Season you will use more points than in the Summer Season to stay in a particular suite, and reservations made during the holiday season require the most points. To make a reservation during the Holiday Season using your Club Points, there are additional requirements that are outlined below.  When are the Holiday Season weeks?  The Holiday Season weeks refer to 6 weeks of the year:   American President Week (week containing the third Monday in February)  Two Weeks in Easter (which might be in March or April, depending on when Easter falls each year)  Thanksgiving Week (in November)  Christmas Week (the week that includes December 24/25)  New Year’s Week (the week that includes December 31)  Holiday Week Requirements  Holiday Weeks are the weeks of the year that are in high demand, so there are a number …

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Garza Blanca Los Cabos – The Newest Addition to Your Membership

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is fully open and ready for you! Come and experience an extraordinary vacation at our newest contemporary beachfront oasis.     The resort has a favorable location in the upscale corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and is only a 30-minute drive from Los Cabos International airport. Garza Blanca Los Cabos offers the highest quality accommodations, cuisine, amenities, and recreation, all enhanced by world-class personal service. Featuring suites ranging from contemporary Junior Suites all the way up to the 4 Bedroom Penthouse, one of the most idyllic luxury spas in Los Cabos, 3 gourmet restaurants, a food truck, a swim up bar, Rooftop bar, 8 outdoor swimming pools, kids club and more.   Accommodation:  Enjoy luxurious accommodations in Los Cabos. All of our suites feature contemporary, minimalist design, lavish ensuite bathrooms, and spacious terraces with hammocks. Every suite, apart from the Junior Suite, offers gourmet cooking and dining facilities with upscale appliances. The One Bedroom suite is perfect for families with a deluxe sofa bed in the living room. The Three- and Four-bedroom Lofts are perfect for larger families or groups traveling together. You will feel at home …

Wellness Week Recap and December Spa Promotions

Hotel Mousai & Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta  Wellness Week Recap  Guests of Hotel Mousai & Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta participated in Spa Imagine´s annual Wellness Event from November 23rd to November 28th.   Marisol Arreola, our lovely Spa Manager, developed a program with an integrated approach to body, mind and spirit. Throughout the week, guests participated in yoga classes, nutrition workshops, meditation sessions, sound therapy, and a special Janzu water class. The comprehensive program provided guests with the opportunity to enjoy a rejuvenating wellness experience.  Here is a recap of Wellness 2020:  Yoga  Yoga is a practice to harmonize the mind, body, and spirit. Every morning at 9:00 am, guests had the opportunity to participate in a variety of yoga classes including Kundalini, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin-Yang, and Therapeutic Yoga classes. The location of the classes rotated daily between the beach and the Orange Deck. At 10:00 am guests were invited to find their balance on the water with special SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Yoga Bliss classes at the pool.   Nutrition Workshops  Nutrition expert Jeanette Preciado …