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Zombies and Ghoulish Characters caused Shrieks and Screams as they Invaded our Iconic Trolly on Halloween Night!

Halloween is a special time of year and this year it was made even more special as Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta transformed into a scary atmosphere to celebrate this special holiday in a spectacular style with our valued guests and members. The main event was our Spooky Trolly.   Daily our guests of Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai get transported around the resort by our famous trolly decorated to look like 1930s streetcars with open windows that allow guests unobstructed views of the Preserve’s lush jungle surroundings.     On October 31st,  as we made the transition into a “scary hotel” for one night only, our guests were summoned to the Garza Blanca Lobby to board the Spooky Trolly with departures at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 pm. They were forewarned of the frightening (but family fun) experience that awaited them.  Guests screamed as spirits from the underworld visited the Preserve and lunged towards them causing our beautiful Preserve to turn into an atmosphere of terror.  Several zombies, the exorcist, and the grim reaper climbed onto the Trolly giving our guests moments of fear, adrenaline and extreme emotion as they came towards them and even grabbed their ankles. Along the journey, Mexican legends La Llorona and Charro Negro, the black horseman, jumped out at them causing shrieks and gasps while eerie music played in the background.  At the final part of the …

Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta Gears Up for November Wellness

Dedicated to always improving the health and well-being of our guests, Spa Imagine at the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, in collaboration with other specialized organizations, has created an annual program called Wellness and this year it will be held over a two week period from November 18th through November 30th, 2019.   The Wellness event is devoted to helping guests enjoy all the pleasures of vacation while also working towards achieving a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Vacation is a great time to completely focus on the body, mind and spirit and to jump-start a new, healthier you.     During the last two weeks of November, Guests and members staying at Garza Blanca will enjoy several activities such as kayaking and snorkeling, wellness and nutrition workshops, meditation sessions, yoga classes and boot camp.  Several of the activities will be offered free of charge and available with a prior reservation. Guests and members will also have the option to purchase a special Wellness Package that incorporates extra benefits.    Our Wellness event will bring together different special guests and experts in the field. Attendees can sign up for a group physical training program that will be conducted by our invited experts. All of the activities and events that are part of Wellness …

Paddle Board Competition Hosted by Garza Blanca Preserve and Vallarta SUP & Surf

The sport of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) may not be an activity that you immediately think of as a water sport, but that is starting to change as paddle boarding soars in popularity.   Garza Blanca hotel is taking advantage of its incredible location with a beautiful beach right in front of the property to offer recreational sports. The calm waters and magnificent landscape make it a great location for paddle boarding and that is why we have started organizing SUP Races together with Vallarta SUP & Surf. The last races took place earlier this year on January 26th and 27th and we are excited to host another challenge for beach sport lovers again on November 16 and 17, 2019.  The SUP races will be open to locals and tourists 12 years of age and up, whether they are complete beginners or SUP professionals all that is needed is an interest in paddle boarding and a willingness to compete. There will be three different races including the Technical Race, the Relay Race and the Garza Blanca Challenge!   On Saturday, November 16, the day will begin with a yoga class from 8:00 am to 10:00 am to warm up your muscles, followed by a paddleboard clinic from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to perfect your technique and connect with your board.  On November 17, the technical race …

Garza Blanca Kids Club Participated in International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Garza Blanca Kids Club Participated in International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa and its Kids Club observed the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples by dedicating August 9, 2019 to engage little ones in activities supporting the United Nation’s s message to help protect and preserve the cultural diversity of indigenous peoples.   The United Nations General marked this year the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Indigenous peoples speak many of the 7,000 languages around the world and it is estimated that every two weeks one language dies. There is an urgent need to draw attention to this critical loss of languages which puts indigenous communities at risk.  Mexico is home to many indigenous peoples. The Huichol Indigenous are recognized throughout Mexico for their culture and art. In honor of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, participants at Garza Blanca’s Kids Club started off the day making Ojos de Dios, a craft representative of the Huichol culture. Ojos de Dios, “God’s Eyes” are made by weaving several colors of thread on a wooden cross and are believed to protect those …

We invite you to live the experience of OMAKASE 2019

We invite you to live the experience of OMAKASE 2019

TAFER’s signature event OMAKASE returns to Hiroshi, the contemporary Japanese restaurant located at the AAA Five Diamond rated Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, for the fourth year in a row. This gastronomically adventurous food tasting experience will take place from October 9th to 13th, 2019 and we tempt you to experiment with a fantastic fusion of flavors.      Special guest Master Chef Hiroshi Shima is returning to OMAKASE again this year and he has put together a special five-course contemporary Asian menu of palatable perfection including bluefin tuna, sea urchin and truffles in collaboration with resident chef Humberto Carrasco.   Chef Shima trained under several master chefs in Kyoto, Japan before moving to Los Angeles to open Sushi Roku Hollywood and he now oversees all six Sushi Roku restaurants in the U.S. Chef Carrasco started his career at Miyako and Suntory Japanese restaurants in Mexico City and later worked for Nobu, the worlds most recognized Japanese restaurant for its inventive style.  OMAKASE literally translates to “the chef’s choice”and an à la carte menu will not be available …

4 Diamond Award – 2019

TAFER DIAMOND – AAA Training Program

Tafer Resorts is proud of the AAA Diamonds we have been awarded and values the talented leaders and employees who have helped us to achieve this success. To maintain our strong track record, we make training and developing talent our top priority. During the month of August, we held our annual company-wide training  program on High Service Standards. Staff attended training sessions led by Alejandra Vicenttin, an internationally recognized Strengths Coach from Gallup Consulting. Alejandra specializes in Standards Implementation and Operations and has extensive experience in providing these services to luxury hotel brands in U.S, International and Hispanic markets. She is a Multiple Award-winning, Fortune 100 Executive with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. The training program ran from August 13 to 30 2019, with 1,292 employees participating across the company. Garza Blanca Resort Preserve & Spa, Hotel Mousai and Villa del Palmar Cancun each dedicated a week to the training program and all new employees and all staff from different areas participated in the on-site training sessions. They gathered valuable information about quality service and participated in interactive role playing exercises to review and evaluate service standards. The training week at each hotel concluded with conferences focused on  “Luxury Refined Service”. This was a highly successful training experience for all who participated, and our team of collaborators demonstrated their high level of …

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.

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Hotel Mousai Named 2019 AAA Inspector’s Best Of Housekeeping Hotel

At Hotel Mousai, we strive for perfection in each and every department, from reservations to restaurants to housekeeping. Our teams review the AAA Five Diamond Standards every day, and work hard to uphold these high standards, which set us above the rest of the hotels and resorts in our city and our state. Hotel Mousai is the only Five Diamond hotel in the state of Jalisco, and now we have been recognized again by AAA for our outstanding cleanliness and condition!  AAA has named Hotel Mousai a 2019 Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping hotel! Only hotels with inspection scores for cleanliness and condition in the top 25% of all 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels are eligible for this distinction.  This is an outstanding tribute to the entire team at Hotel Mousai, and reflects our daily dedication to being the best of the best in our region.  Hotel Mousai sets the pace for a new generation of designer hotels for guests aged over 18 (adults only), offering exclusive experiences by the beach and delicious pampering in …

Garza Blanca Receives the RCI Gold Crown Award

Garza Blanca Receives the RCI Gold Crown Award

Garza Blanca Residence Club is proud to announce to its members that for the ninth consecutive year Garza Blanca Resort has been awarded the Gold Crown RCI award, the highest distinction awarded by the leading international network in the world of exchange: RCI. Resorts Condominiums International offers its recognition to resorts based on the qualifications and opinions of our guests. RCI uses this feedback to rate resorts, and when a resort meets the high standard of excellence based on check-in and check-out qualifications, as well as room cleaning and maintenance, the resort can earn this distinctive rating.  The Gold Crown rating is intended to make truly stellar resorts stand out for guests; it is a rating system used to identify the best resorts worldwide to travelers who want to experience the most luxurious vacations and an exceptional level of customer service. The resorts that receive the RCI Gold Crown distinction are highly sought after and loved by travelers.  Garza Blanca has not only managed to get recognition, but we have managed to maintain this award …

4 Diamond Award – 2019

Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 4 Diamond Certification for a consecutive 5th year. This is an outstanding achievement for the property and its dedicated team, reflecting our constant goal to provide detailed service and  excellence, and to be the most refined, top of the line hospitality offering in our area. According to AAA, “a Four Diamond hotel is refined and stylish, providing upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta is proudly forming part of an exclusive 6% of hotels that have achieved this certification of over 27,000 Hotels that have been inspected throughout Canada, United States, the Caribbean and Mexico.         As part of our continual upgrades, all of the resorts in the Tafer Resorts portfolio have new enhancements in the guest rooms this year.     Nespresso All guest rooms are now equipped with complimentary Nespresso machines as an amenity, featuring 4 capsules with different coffee flavors.      Guest Internet Tafer Resorts has completed …