Entries by Vanessa Vivas

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CANCUN & RIVIERA MAYA EVENTS

Anniversary of the Founding of Merida, January 6 On January 6, inhabitants of Merida, state capital of Yucatan observe the anniversary of the founding of the city in 1542 by Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo. Observed with a procession, mass and serenade to the city, it marks the start of the month-long City Festival, a […]

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Dining under the stars

Have you ever looked up at the Mayan heavens? Gazing up at the deep blue sky ablaze with myriad stars and listening to the waves break on the shoreline makes for a magical evening, the setting for an unforgettable meal, a bottle of fine wine or champagne. On your next trip, how about organizing a […]

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Turtle News

Here is the latest news from our Grand Residences turtle guardians. Of the 37 nests registered to date for the season there are 21 nests in the corral with eggs still to hatch. Security staff have released 1,282 baby turtles so far, 511 loggerheads and 711 green turtles, and the eggs in three more nests […]

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Grand golf

The Riviera Maya is gearing up for the its sporting event of the year, the OHL Mayakoba Classic PGA tournament at the El Camaleon course from November 5 to 11. However avid golfers know that great golf is to be enjoyed year-round in the Mexican Caribbean on a collection of superb courses designed by golf […]

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Every picture tells a story

This month we take you on a photo tour of Yucatan’s twin pueblos magicos or magical towns, Valladolid and Izamal. Both rich in history and traditions, these colonial treasures are great day trip options from the Riviera Maya. If you have a picture of a special place in the Yucatan, Puerto Morelos and Grand Residences […]

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Spread the Word about Grand Residences

If you enjoy telling your friends, relatives and associates about Grand Residences and showing them photos of your home in paradise, why not help spread the word by participating in the Grand Residences Referral Program? We want your referrals to discover the Grand Residences luxury vacation experience for themselves and we are willing to offer […]

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Cancun flight news

Mexican budget airline Viva Aerobus has announced three new weekly flights to Cancun from cities in the United States. On December 1 it will start flying the Cincinnati-Cancun route and will inaugurate two new routes: Cancun –Charlotte and Cancun-Nashville on February 16, 2019. [Source: Sipse]

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Costamed Hospital opens in Puerto Morelos

On September 27, private health care company Costamed opened a hospital in Puerto Morelos. This is the municipality’s first hospital and Costamed’s fifth, it also has hospitals in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Mahahual and Tulum. The new Puerto Morelos facility has an ambulance station, emergency room, operating theatre, wards and laboratories, x-ray, tomography and ultrasound […]

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EVENTS IN CANCUN, RIVIERA MAYA & YUCATAN

10th Bird Festival, Cozumel, October 12- 14 Bird watching tours, conferences, environmental education workshops and the 2nd National Meeting of Coordinators of the CONABIO Urban Bird Program. 6th Cancun International Festival of Music, Cancun, October 18 to 27 More than 300 musicians of 12 nationalities will take to the stage during the festival. Different musical […]

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Meet the team

Meet your new Guest Relations Manager, Julio César Escandón. Julio takes over from Alberto Monzón who has left Grand Residences to pursue new career opportunities. Many of you already know Julio. He has been with Grand Residences for two years now as one of the Butlers and his hospitality and outstanding service have earned him […]

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Turtle season 2018

How are the turtles doing this summer? It’s a slow season so far with 10 turtles coming ashore to lay eggs on the beach in front of the resort to date, and the eggs in two nests set to hatch in the next few days. The number of nests at the three Royal Resorts in […]

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What’s on the menu?

Chef Yann Cozic has been adding more delicious dishes to the El Faro lunch and dinner menus for your Grand Residences gourmet dining experience. So be sure to pay a visit during your stay, you’ll find something for everyone and all his recipes are incredibly tasty. For lunch, appetizer choices include tuna sashimi, ceviche and […]

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Summer fun

The Activity Center has a fun program of sports, games and classes lined up for adults and teens this summer. You can find details on TV by tuning into the Royal Channel; check the Activity Center notice boards or ask your Concierge. Start the day at 8 a.m. with yoga, pilates or fine tune your […]

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Spread the Word about Grand Residences

If you enjoy telling your friends, relatives and associates about Grand Residences and showing them photos of your home in paradise, why not help spread the word by participating in the Grand Residences Referral Program? We want your referrals to discover the Grand Residences luxury vacation experience for themselves and we are willing to offer […]

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Every picture tells a story

Five hundred miles of coast, endless white sands bathed by turquoise waters and rimmed by emerald green jungle. The beaches of Quintana Roo, the Mexican Caribbean, are some of the world’s favorites. They range from perfect palm-lined bays and tiny rocky coves to breezy beaches facing the open ocean. Holbox, Playa Norte, Playa Delfines, our […]

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Amazing encounters with nature

This summer renew your bond with nature with an amazing encounter with some of the Yucatan’s wild creatures, seasonal visitors and year-round residents. Here are two unforgettable experiences to get you started.   Gentle giants First up, it’s whale shark season and your chance to swim and snorkel side by side with the world’s largest […]

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Seaweed landings

It is natural for seaweed to wash up on the beach from season to season, after storms and in the summer heat. However, this summer larger quantities of two species of seaweed known as Gulfweed or Sargassum (Sargassum natans and Sargassum fluitans) are coming ashore from time to time in the Riviera Maya, Cancun and […]

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New ways to earn Royal Resorts Rewards

We have some exciting news for you about the Royal Resorts Rewards loyalty program: it now offers you even more ways to earn Rewards. As of June 27, you can earn Rewards when you book eligible stays and products through the Royal Resorts Reservation Center, either by contacting the Call Center or online at www.royalreservations.com […]