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Hotel Mousai Awarded 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Hotel Mousai has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence again in 2019! This prestigious award goes to businesses that provide excellent service and experiences to their customers. Year over year this distinction sets us apart and lets us know that our guests are happy with our property, and our service. Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta is one of the properties that Club Caribe members have access to, so consider checking out Hotel Mousai for your next vacation! We think you will love it.   TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Every year in May, TripAdvisor issues Certificates of Excellence to the top 10% of businesses on the site. In order to be eligible for a Certificate of Excellence, a business must maintain an overall rating of at least four out of five “bubbles” and must consistently receive positive reviews from patrons. Hotel Mousai currently has an overall rating of five bubbles, and is currently rated the number three hotel in Puerto Vallarta out of all hotels on TripAdvisor. It is Hotel Mousai’s mission to set the …

Agave Fest

Agave Fest

Agave Fest is a tequila, mezcal and racilla tasting in a small group setting, presented by our bar manager Ivan Aguilar. Ivan has an extensive education in tourism, hospitality, nutrition, mixology, and everything related to running a bar. That’s why we hired him as Bar Manager for Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai, where he is in charge of all of the bars on both properties. He has created the Signature Drinks menus at all of the bars and restaurants on both properties, and he trains and supervises all of the bartenders. He knows how to prepare specialty homemade syrups and bitters from scratch, which we use in the Signature Drinks. Ivan is a Tequila Master, certified by the biggest authority in tequila regulation in Puerto Vallarta, Consejo Regulador del Tequila. A Tequila Master is similar to a wine sommelier. He knows how to smell, taste, and recognize the authenticity of tequilas and other agave liquors. He knows everything about tequila, mezcal and raicilla, and he will teach you how to recognize good quality 100% agave …

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. …

Taco Nights & Grill Beach Party

A selection of exclusive events for this season, 100% Mexican avant-garde concept, prepared with products from the region and the essence of our beloved Mexico. Our Head Chefs and Area Managers take care that every detail, product and service is presented in the best way to surpass the expectations of our guests. Event information: Cost: $ 650.00 (VAT and Service Charge included) Included for: MP and AI Fee for: EP Includes: Full buffet and 1 house drink Taco Night Our famous Taco Night that presents a variety of cuts and side dishes with the best products of the region. A 100% Mexican night in which our guests can prepare tacos to their own taste and style. Garnish such as pineapple roasted with habanero, pickled radishes, guacamole, pico de gallo, green, red and molcajete sauces are just some of the garnishes.   A station of handmade tortillas and quesadillas prepared in the moment to delight our guests. Smell the flavors of the marinades prepared by our house chefs who accompany us to amaze our guests with …

Are You Interested in Being Part of the Tafer Member Advisory Committee (MAC)?

The role of the TAFER Member Advisory Committee (MAC) is to serve in an advisory capacity to TAFER Resorts and UVCI, your Club managers.  The MAC provides ideas and recommendations for programs, services and amenities, resort enhancement, and member services, both offsite and on property. Over the years many MAC suggestions have been implemented for the benefit of members and guests visiting the resorts.   There is no reimbursement or compensation for travel costs, rooms or other expenses. However, MAC members find that participation on the committee is very rewarding as it allows them to connect to others with similar interests, strengthen the membership community, develop friendships, and get to know resort and Club management on a personal level. To date, committee members have been selected from Club Caribe/Villa del Palmar Cancun and Garza Blanca Residence Club, and appointed by the Board.  As the overall membership in TAFER resorts has grown, a more structured procedure is now needed. To that end, within the next year we will be initiating a formalized process to introduce new …

Changes to the Menu at Blanca Blue

The dinner menu at Blanca Blue has been completely overhauled! Members requested a restaurant with more real, traditional Mexican cuisine, so our new chef Ovidio Perez designed a menu full of Mexican flavors as well as new preparations of traditional dishes that we think our patrons will love! These are not your typical tacos; the new menu features Mexican haute cuisine, a well as classics with a high end twist. Blanca Blue aims to bring an unforgettable experience of flavors with a lot of tradition and unique, emblematic elements of Mexican cuisines to the palate of our members and guests. The new menu is made up of fresher fare, featuring elegant plates with well-balanced flavors. This can be seen from the first course in our From the Orchard Salad with roasted, pickled, creamy, and dehydrated leaves and vegetables, as well as our new Beet Salad with organic microgreens, dehydrated and roasted beetroot, passion fruit honey, and sweet potato puree, and our new Milpa Soup with regional beans, roasted tomato, zucchini, and fresh chili. A selection …

Hecho en México 2019

This coming month of May we will have our event “Hecho en México 2019” throughout the month. It will be divided into four main pillars: Gastronomy, Fashion, Music and Art. Each week of the month will be dedicated to one of these topics, opening the week with a main event and having activities during the week such as workshops and exhibitions. In the week of Gastronomy we will have chocolate making workshops, cheeses, preparation of typical Mexican dishes, tasting of tequilas and wines, etc. In the week of Art, we will have an exhibition of paintings and sculptures, painting workshops, blown glass, clay figures, Huichol art, etc. In the Fashion week, we will hold a fashion show and we will carry out textile workshops, embroidery on belts, hats, typical Mexican jewelry, etc. In the week of Music, we will have a main concert with an orchestra, and during the week there will be music by Mariachi, Marimba and Trio in the different restaurants.   Join us in May for Hecho en México!

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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 …