New wavebreaker wall adds snorkeling activity excitement at Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Adults Only

Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Adults Only is already an amazing oceanside vacation spot, secluded in the lush green Sierra Madre mountains yet only minutes from the Romantic Zone. Loaded with luxurious amenities, our newest property offers the best of nature’s beauty, right at the hotel’s doorstep. The new wavebreaker wall allows guests to explore marine nature from the convenience of the hotel, all with no added charge. The new wavebreaker wall calms the ocean, allowing for superb snorkeling right in front of the hotel as the rocks just off the beach turn into a natural reef parallel to the shore. The snorkeling equipment is provided at no cost from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, allowing for convenient scheduling of this outdoor nature adventure. It’s another fun way to enjoy the beautiful Pacific without ever leaving the resort.

Paradisus Los Cabos Joins Leading Hotels of the World

Paradisus hotel Cancun

The 350-room all-inclusive Paradisus Los Cabos, a Meliá resort on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, has joined Leading Hotels of the World, a curated collection of independent and distinct luxury hotels. LHW is one of the largest such global networks, with more than 400 properties from 80 countries in its portfolio. Membership is awarded to hotels based on precise standards with respect to accommodations, service, cuisine, staff and facilities. The collection is aimed at the curious traveler who wants to discover new destinations. “It is a pleasure to welcome Paradisus Los Cabos to our portfolio,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, LHW’s vice president of membership. “This meticulously reconstructed property is part of the successful redevelopment story of the vibrant destination of Los Cabos. The hotel offers a perfect beach escape, complemented by uncommon culinary, cultural and nature experiences, for Leading Hotels’ curious travelers.” The beachfront Paradisus Los Cabos, Meliá’s fourth in Mexico, debuted in December 2016, following a U.S. multimillion-dollar renovation. It sits on a swimmable beach in the Cabo corridor, about 25 minutes from San José del Cabo International Airport. The 14.5-acre resort, surrounded by gardens and picturesque mountains, includes 98 adults-only Royal Service Suites with butler service and 30 Family Concierge Suites, in addition to 28 Ocean View Swim-Up Suites. Property facilities include four swimming pools, seven bars and seven restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines. The on-site convention center offers 13,500 square feet of meeting space and is located next to the Cabo Real private golf course. The resort’s culinary program serves a variety of restaurants, including Naos (international buffet), Bana (contemporary Asian), Market Grill (Italian-Argentinian), Mole (modern Mexican) and La Palapa (exclusive poolside Royal Service grill). For an additional cost, guests can dine at Gastro Bar by Martin Berasategui, which features award-winning cuisine by chef Martin Berasategui, who has earned eight Michelin stars in his career. At Gastro Bar, guests can indulge in either an à la carte menu or a tasting menu curated by the chef. Those who want to enjoy more of a party atmosphere can experience any of the resort’s bars and lounges, including Avenue Bar, Wet Bar Swim-up Pool Bar and GABi, a two-story beach club with a rooftop terrace overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Among additional amenities are a signature wine cellar, 24-hour room service and complimentary WiFi access, as well as a signature YHI spa with a comprehensive menu of luxurious treatments, relaxation areas for guests and a ludic pool (a special hydrotherapy pool), plus a fitness center for personal training and wellness activities.

New Terminal 5 at Cancun Airport

Picture of Cancun from an airplane window

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (Asur) has announced a major investment that will see the addition of another terminal at the Cancun International Airport. Approved by authorities, the airport’s master development plan will go ahead with a 1.2 billion US dollars investment over the next 15 years. Asur, who operates nine airports in southeastern Mexico including Cancun, said nearly half of the resources are destined for 2019-2023. The airport group says that over the next five years, approximately 322 million US dollars will go toward upgrades for the Cozumel airport as well as a new Terminal Five for Cancun. In October, when Terminal Four of the Cancun International Airport was inaugurated, Fernando Chico Pardo, President of Asur, announced another planned expansion for the airport, saying they would begin the construction of Terminal Five at the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.

Puerto Vallarta receives eight Blue Flag beach recertifications

A beach vista at sunset

Upon receiving the Blue Flag re-certification of 8 beaches, Puerto Vallarta has become one of the tourist destinations with the largest number of beaches that enjoy this distinction, which were received on Thursday by the interim municipal president Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy, during the XIII National Meeting of Clean Beaches. After the ceremony headed by federal authorities, the interim mayor celebrated the achievement of all the Vallartenses, because it is thanks to teamwork among the municipal government, private initiative, tourism service providers, citizens and other authorities, which continue to give good results to this city, giving it greater competitiveness compared to other beach destinations and guaranteeing the care and preservation of its natural resources and its environment. Blue Flag recertifications were received for the Palmares, Camarones, Playa de Oro, Garza Blanca, Sheraton, Amapas, Conchas Chinas I and Conchas Chinas 2 beaches, which places this destination at the national and international forefront, as many travelers choose to visit sites that have certified beaches over others, representing a great competitive advantage in tourism. Puerto Vallarta has a total of 8 beaches with Blue Flag recognition, some of them also with national certification, as well as 2 more beaches with the distinction of Sustainable Clean Beaches.