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Hecho en México

Hecho en México means “made in Mexico.” Hecho en Mexico is a festival at Garza Blanca that will be celebrated during the last two weeks of March this year.   This annual celebration honors the enchanting and vibrant culture of Mexico with a variety of events that extol the exciting customs and traditions of this beautiful country. This March we will honor the northern and southern parts of the country by sharing food and handicrafts from those regions, such as wine, chocolate, mezcal, tequila, folk art, jewelry, pottery and painting, so that guests can take home a bit of Mexico. Every year, Hecho en Mexico presents a distinguished artist, a renowned chef and an innovative Mexican fashion designer to share their vast experience in their respective fields. This year we decided to feature expert Mexican traditional chefs from the northern and southern regions, in order to give more authenticity to the food, and to provide guests with an unparalleled experience. This is your opportunity to get to know the Mexican people, and learn what Mexico …

Cooking Class for New Members

Cooking Class for Elite Members

At Garza Blanca we are always trying to invent new fun things for our members to enjoy while they’re on the property, as an additional perk of membership. For example we currently offer our Elite members the chance to join the executive committee of the resort for cocktails. This is something that our members like, and we are expanding our offerings for Elite members!   Now, we have added a cooking class to pamper our Elite members even more, and make you feel even more at home! This is something special we’ve added only for our Elite members and we hope you will take advantage of this service while you are at Garza Blanca! Cooking classes are offered Fridays at 5:00pm and take place in the penthouses. Chef Alvaro from BocaDos and Chef Ovidio Blanca Blue and their teams take turns teaching the cooking classes. These world class chefs will teach you how to make a traditional Mexican meal that you and your family can enjoy. This is a great way to experience the rich …

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Fernando Gonzalez Contreras named new EVP Oct 1 2018

Tafer Hotels & Resorts has the pleasure of presenting Mr. Fernando Gonzalez Contreras as Executive Vice-President starting October 1st, 2018. With the fast growth and positioning of our Hotels, Vacation Clubs and Real Estate, and the eminent expansion of our Garza Blanca and Mousai brands, Mr. Fernando Gonzalez Contreras is promoted to direct Tafer Hotels & Resorts with his vision towards the future. In this capacity, Mr. Gonzalez Contreras will directly supervise the areas of Sales, Operations and Administration of all the division of Tafer Hotels and Resorts and of Villagroup Resort as the representative of Corporacion Tafer, SA. Mr Gonzalez Contreras graduated in 2009 with a Business Administration degree from the prestigious University of San Diego. Always exposed to and part of the family business during his upbringing, in recent years Fernando has held the important position of Project Director of the Timeshare Division and has been closely involved in all aspects of Tafer Hotels & Resorts. During his mandate, Fernando has become an experienced executive leader whom many already know and have shared …

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MUSA – Cancun’s Underwater Museum

Travel is an amazing experience, even if you stay at your resort, but what makes your time extraordinary is discovering the wondrous phenomena of an area. MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) is one of those magical finds that can define your vacation and expand your horizons. This underwater art museum is a testament to human ingenuity, creativity and the mark we leave for future generations. More than 750,000 people visit the Cancun-Isla Mujeres Marine Park every year severely taxing the natural environment and changing the seascape. So in 2009, Roberto Díaz Abraham, once the President of the Cancun Nautical Association and Jaime González Cano, Director of the National Marine Park created a plan to draw people to the waters surrounding Punta Nizuc, Isla Mujeres and Cancun. This would help to spare the overly visited coral reef systems and give tourists an equally stunning experience. They then searched out Jason deCaires Taylor, an English sculptor, to get the project started. As it gained momentum, other sculptors such as Karen Salinas Martinez, Roberto Diaz Abraham, Rodrigo Quiñones …

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The 101 Class – How To Use Your Membership!

Want to know how to get the most out of your Garza Blanca Residence Club membership? Join our member advisor Mark Baker every Friday at 9:00am in the Members Room for “The 101 Class.” This hour-long meeting is specifically designed for members staying at Garza Blanca. Mark teaches members how to use your Garza Blanca membership most effectively. Next time you’re in Puerto Vallarta, stop by and learn the ins and outs of your membership, plus pro tips about how to get the best perks and deals that Garza Blanca has to offer.

Kids’ Club Is Now Open!

The Kids’ Club is now open at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta! In our never-ending pursuit to be the best family-friendly beach resort in the Puerto Vallarta area, we built our first ever Kids’ Club at Garza Blanca, and we think your kids will love it! Our architects had a lot of fun designing the Kids’ Club, and made sure to include something for all ages.   For babies and toddlers with a lot of energy there is a ball pit, foam blocks and a small indoor playground set. Kids are supervised at all times by Kids’ Club staff who are well trained in child care. For the older kids, we have a pingpong table, a foosball table, and a small climbing wall. For those kids who can’t live without their screen time, there is a TV area surrounded by bean bag chairs, where they can watch movies play video games. There are scheduled movie times throughout the day. Your concierge can provide you with the schedule. For introverted kids, we …

Advanced Hiking at Garza Blanca

Garza Blanca Resort in Puerto Vallarta sits on a large jungle preserve that includes a waterfall. If you are interested in hiking, I highly recommend the guided hike that Garza Blanca offers.   There are several different hiking routes around the preserve that range from easier to more advanced. Different routes are taken depending on the time of year, weather, and the age, size, and skill level of the groups. All of the hikes are lead by local guides who are very knowledgeable about the area, and speak both English and Spanish. Advanced Hike to Palo Maria Forty-two hikers age six to sixties departed the lobby of Garza Blanca for the Advanced Hike to the Palo Maria waterfall. Our guide, Tito had a jovial personality was a lot of fun to hike with. He instructed us to wear tennis shoes and bathing suits and come with a good attitude, ready to have fun. He handed out bottles of water to everyone and we started off into the jungle with Tito’s assistant Juan following behind the …

Omakase Returns to Hiroshi

Hotel Mousai’s Hiroshi restaurant is excited to present Omakase, the Japanese chef’s table culinary experience, for the third year in a row. Omakase is a Japanese tradition in which the chef selects his specialties and presents them in a multi-course meal, rather than patrons ordering off a menu. Omakase means “I’ll leave it up to you,” and refers to the chef’s choice. Omakase style gives the chef creative freedom to present his best dishes, with the highest quality ingredients, in masterful style. You can expect enticing aromas and interesting flavors to delight your palate, while innovative presentations serve as candy for your eyes. Eating Omakase style is a delicious way to taste the very best of modern Japanese gastronomy, and attending this event is a great opportunity to experience the elegance of Hiroshi Restaurant, which was recently named the number one specialty restaurant in Puerto Vallarta by TripAdvisor.   The event will take place this fall, from October 2-6. Each evening our revered guest chef, Hiroshi Shima from Hokkaido, Japan, will prepare a multi-course meal …

Garza Blanca Los Cabos Is Now Accepting Reservations!

Distinctly modern yet exquisitely timeless, Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos emanates contemporary flare within a relaxed yet sleek atmosphere. Garza Blanca is opening a fabulous new 5-star seaside resort on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Los Cabos, Mexico. The new resort will open on November 15, 2018 and we are inviting our members to be the very first guests to this brand new desert oasis!   Members of Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta will love Garza Blanca Los Cabos. You can expect the same sophisticated atmosphere, vivid attention to detail, and high quality service that you are accustomed to in Puerto Vallarta, but in a strikingly beautiful desert landscape instead of Vallarta’s tropical jungle. We are proud to say that Garza Blanca Los Cabos has achieved a perfect balance between elegance and tranquility. Pools and Terraces The resort has 8 sparkling pools to choose from, so you can bask in the sun at a different pool each day of your trip! Enjoy incredible views from the infinity Rooftop pool, a …

What Makes Garza Blanca Real Estate Different?

Buying real estate at Garza Blanca Preserve in Puerto Vallarta is not like purchasing other kinds of residences in Mexico. You will enjoy a totally unique experience where you can live a 5 star lifestyle 365 days a year. Just imagine living like a VIP hotel guests in your own home? That is our promise at Garza Blanca real estate. You buy a home and we make sure you enjoy all the frills and trimmings of a 5 star resort.   Investing in Personalized Services Your real estate investment at Garza Blanca Preserve is much more than buying a home; you are investing in personalized services and a lifetime of unforgettable experiences. Besides all the freedoms and privileges of homeownership, but you will enjoy a VIP lifestyle, services, and all the amenities that you get when taking a luxury vacation!   Owning a residence with 5-star hotel services is a pleasant hybrid of the freedoms and privileges of homeownership and the luxuries and pampering that you can enjoy whilst on vacation.   Take a look …