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The Grand Mayan Los Cabos

Los Cabos is more magnificent than ever thanks to comprehensive renovations and a host of completely new features. We're excited to share that The Grand Mayan has undergone sweeping updates that you really must see for yourself...

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JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil

Taking place inside the spectacular grounds of Vidanta Riviera Maya, JOYÀ is Cirque du Soleil's most intimate show with 600 seats and also the experience offers a three-course dining and champagne option. JOYÀ is a true feast for the sense.

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Spectacular Updates in Acapulco

It's time to visit Vidanta Acapulco! Brand new Mayan Palace pools, completely renovated The Grand Mayan pools with a lazy river and common areas, and Epazote resturant are all open to explore!

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  • First Look: New Bar at Azur Riviera Maya

    If you love the high-end sophistication and precisely executed French fare of Azur at Vidanta Riviera Maya, then you will love their new bar, which opens next week! Located on the terrace, just outside the main dining room, this exciting new concept is rooted in the art and science of mixology and takes cocktail preparation to the next level. As soon as you take a seat and open their menu, you’ll get lost in the world of craft cocktails.

    This wonderful new addition is helmed by master mixologist René Ramos Ramírez. His studies of the mixology movement, and the exciting breakthroughs it has brought in new methods, ingredients, combinations, and inspiration, is the foundation of this bar and its bold menu. The result is a drink list which infuses the culture of France into some of the most beloved classic cocktails. The Mint Julep, Bramble, and Gin and Tonic all get their own unique interpretation, which rely on fine ingredients from French cuisine to change things up.

    There are also a variety of imaginative drinks that are basically meant to be potable meditations on French art and culture. The Denice is an ethereal elixir inspired by the concept of beauty, and features tequila, champagne, and a light medley of peach, lime, and rose. The La Vie en Rose takes its name from the song made famous by France’s national chanteuse, Édith Piaf. Like the song, it’s a tad bittersweet, with the notes of lemon mellowing the raspberry and rose flavors. And the Jazz Mint is a vibrant celebration of Paris’ famed Jazz Age of the 1920’s. The drink is a dance for the palate with bursts of pineapple, peppermint, and cardamom.

    Make sure you try Bar Chef René’s delicious and spirited drinks for yourself during your next visit to Vidanta Riviera Maya.

  • The Best of Mexico: Brio Spa Features Treatments Based in Tradition
    May 19, 2016|Spa

    When in Mexico, why not indulge in time-honored traditions and sacred ingredients in the form of luxurious new spa treatments? Sometimes exploring the local culture is as relaxing as booking yourself a spa day and experiencing ancient wisdom and customs firsthand. Luckily, guests at Brio Spa in Nuevo Vallarta or Riviera Maya can do just that with a menu of treatments that pull inspiration from Mexican traditions.

    The Salt Flower Body Treatment

    This 80-minute multi-sensory experience is focused on renewal. The treatment is rooted in an Aztec legend about King Coliman of Cuyutlán Lagoon, who paid his taxes to the Aztec emperor in the form of a precious treasure: salt. During this treatment, the guest is exfoliated with organic flower salts, or salts that melt when combined with baobab seed oil. This nourishing exfoliation is followed by a gentle hydration mist and concluded with a hot stone massage. The whole experience is meant to be a celebration of all that salt means to the Aztec and Mexican culture.

    Healing Stones Massage

    Give your body the pampering it deserves with this unique anti-aging body treatment which is inspired by ancient beliefs in the healing powers of precious gems and minerals. Both the ancient Aztecs and Mayans used crystals to ward off bad energy and to summon a look into the future. These stones have been an important part of Mexican culture ever since. Now you can harness the positive energy and renewal said to live deep in stones with this 80-minute massage.

    Temazcal

    The Mesoamerican Indians believed in purifying the body and spirit by engaging in the ritual of a steam lodge, or temazcal. In this lodge, which is typically dome shaped and has its entrance oriented toward the light to encourage the light of good to enter, it is said that participants are revitalized through the blessing of the four elements: earth, wind, water, and fire. Afterwards, they emerge as one who has been reborn and is wiped clean of toxins and darkness. We are proud to feature a temazcal traditional sweat lodge at Brio Nuevo Vallarta, where you can experience this spiritual journey in a two-hour session led by a traditional shaman. Please note that a reservation for this experience is required 24 to 48 hours in advance.

    Tequila Massage

    A Vidanta favorite, the tequila massage celebrates Mexico’s #1 drink by channeling the healing qualities in agave oil to add extra potency to this 80-minute treatment. Lymphatic, Swedish, and deep-tissue techniques are combined to create the ultimate experience in relaxation, while the agave oil provides a refreshing and reinvigorating scent. Plus, the massage ends with a delicious margarita, on the rocks or blended—your choice!

    Celebrate the spirit and traditions of Mexico during your next visit to Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta or Vidanta Riviera Maya by visiting Brio and trying out these amazing treatments!

  • A Meal with a View: The Perfect Vacation Picnic

    There’s no denying that when it comes to dining at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, the choices are seemingly endless. In fact, with over 25 restaurants, your options run the gamut from haute cuisine at high-end eateries, like Azur, The Burger Custom Made, or Epazote, to tasty and casual places, like Balance, Blue Fish, or Sweet Paris. But for those who are ready to think outside of the restaurant, there’s always opportunity to take mealtime outdoors with a gourmet picnic.

    At Vidanta, the vacation picnic is so much more than a sandwich shared on the beach. Guests can choose from any number of stunning spots to dine. From the breathtaking views of the terrace outside of La Plaza to the romantic setting of one of the resort’s secret gardens, mood-setting backdrops are easy to come by. And as for the food, guests can simply stop by the Mercado Gourmet at La Plaza to find everything they need to put together the perfect picnic menu, including options to support every lifestyle, such as low-fat, gluten-free, and vegetarian selections. Here’s our suggestion for a prime line-up of delectable, outdoor-ready dishes and where to find them.

    Dine Right

    Start things off right by heading to La Crème de La Crème to try one of our delicious crottin cheeses, a natural goat cheese from the Loire Valley of France. You’ll need something to enjoy this amazing savory treat with, of course, so stop by the nearby bread shop, Croquant, and pick up a loaf of barra gallega, which flaunts a flaky crust and a light, airy middle. And if you’re looking to make a great sandwich, grab a loaf of the rye, then head to Le Filet, the charcuterie counter, for some cold cuts. While you’re at it, might as well finish off your gourmet feast with a pâté, smoked salmon, or duck terrine, too! Then swing by La Alacena to grab some fresh tropical fruit and a sparkling water to help clear your palette.  

    Fancy a Drink?

    Enhance your already-amazing meal with a beverage, perfectly selected to complement the rest of your dishes by the experts at Vid a Vid. Etnia, a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc, goes very well with spreadable cheeses, or go with Tempranillo Altos de Rioja to pair well with a Spanish cheese like manchego. Or celebrate your vacation with a beautiful bubbly.

    Finish Strong

    Delight in the decadent with some artful chocolates or one of the beautiful macaroons from Costa Cacao. Or if you’re really looking to indulge, visit Doux Bijoux for their famous French pastries and desserts, as designed by legendary French pastry chef Pascal Molines. Try a berry tart or the Sous Bois, a confection of almond bread and vanilla mousse topped with white chocolate, toasted almonds, and berries.

  • Tee Time: Norman Signature Golf Course Soft Opening
    May 19, 2016|Golf

    We’re excited to announce it: the big day is finally here—all 18 holes of the Norman Signature Golf Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta are open and ready for you to hit the green! After much planning, construction, and coordination, the course celebrated its soft opening in early May. And what a course it is! Featuring wall-to-wall paspalum, the par 73 course offers a scenic and secluded setting where you can escape the bustle of the resort and lose yourself in a wonderfully challenging game.

    The team at Norman Design wanted to create a truly unique and immersive course, separate from the Nicklaus Design Course and the rest of Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, so they built it across the bluffs of the Ameca River. That means the only way you can access the course is through the new Ameca Bridge; at 560 feet, it’s the world’s longest suspension golf cart bridge.

    As for what golfers can expect when stepping foot on the course, it was definitely built to be challenging, but has a forgiving layout with wide fairway landing areas and impeccable conditioning, allowing double digit green speeds. Subtle undulations in the push-up greens and a slight elevation make this course a test of your skill. And the platinum paspalum turf provides a unique bright green color that helps accent native specimen trees and fruit trees throughout.

    Looking to experience this beautiful new course for yourself? Call Vidanta Golf today at 1-866-231-4423 to book your tee time.

  • A Match Made in Paradise: Hakkasan Group Coming to Vidanta

    Over the years, Grupo Vidanta has had the pleasure of working closely with top names from all sorts of industries, including Cirque du Soleil, Jack Nicklaus, and Greg Norman. All of these collaborations have been with the sole aim to create the best vacation experiences possible for you and your family. It’s in this vein of always striving to better our resorts that we proudly announce our newest partnership with the leader in lifestyle entertainment—Hakkasan Group.

    Boasting a portfolio filled with some of the hottest names in nightlife, daylife, and dining, Hakkasan Group has built its stellar reputation by giving a sophisticated and luxurious edge to the international club and restaurant scene. They are known for bringing high-end elegance back to Vegas and they have opened popular lounges and acclaimed eateries in London, Miami, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, to name just a few of their locations.

    To kick off this long-term relationship, Hakkasan Group and Grupo Vidanta have announced three new concepts that will open at Vidanta Los Cabos in 2017—two restaurants and a beach club. The two restaurants will feature Hakkasan Group’s trademark combination of smart, modern cuisine from top culinary minds in a sumptuous atmosphere. The beach club will offer a fun and vibrant lounge experience by day, then will transition into a club-restaurant-cabaret hybrid by night.

    And that’s just the beginning of this exciting new relationship. Over the subsequent five years, Hakkasan Group will create a new venue at a different Vidanta destination every year. After that, Hakkasan Group and Vidanta will collaborate together on a new resort hotel at one of the Vidanta destinations. Stay tuned for more info about all the exciting developments to come from this great partnership!

  • The Sounds of Paradise: The Story behind Your Vacation Soundtrack

    Picture this: you’re returning to your favorite Vidanta destination, eager to get back to the good life. You’ve been traveling, and you can’t wait to step foot on the resort and settle into the laid-back luxury of this beautiful paradise. You pull up in your transport, walk up to your resort hotel lobby, and suddenly, you feel it. As you’re greeted by the staff with warm smiles and the saludo Vidanta, the hand-to-heart greeting extended to every cherished guest, you can feel relaxation roll over you. You think, It’s good to be back!

    You may not notice it then, or even when you’re participating in a few lively games by the pool, or letting the world melt away during a treatment at the spa, or sipping a glass of wine on the patio, but there’s something special that goes into each minute you spend at the resort: a perfectly curated soundtrack.

    Since the goal of Vidanta is to fill your every visit with memories that will last you a lifetime, a lot of thought and consideration go into the playlists you hear throughout your vacation. The aim is to create a soundtrack to complement and enhance every moment of your stay. That means that a lot of different factors go into choosing the music for the resort. Time of day, time of year, venue, and the desired mood or atmosphere all need to be considered when creating the resorts’ playlists. So the relaxing music that greets you when you first arrive in your lobby is carefully selected to convey a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This differs greatly from the music you hear at the pool during the afternoon, which is meant to accentuate the fun, carefree activities happening all around.

    Different playlists are built for each restaurant, lobby, spa, pool area, and other spaces, as well. They are created on a monthly basis, or more frequently if needed. Like most every other part of the resort experience, they go through a review process to ensure quality. Once all of the playlists have been approved, they’re added to the master music library, which usually contains 40-60 hours per venue. The result, though subtle, makes a huge impact and goes a long way toward perfecting every moment.

    Now that the warmer months are here, we asked the expert music curators at Vidanta to set the tone for summer with the perfect playlist. Check out the song list! And the next time you visit a Vidanta destination, take a minute to pause and listen to the music. You might not realize it, but it’s another way Vidanta is hard at work to make each vacation experience better than the last.

    The Sounds of Summer

    1. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

    2. Paradise City - Guns N’ Roses

    3. American Girl - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    4. Summer of ‘69 - Bryan Adams

    5. Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen

    6. Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow

    7. Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett

    8. Surfin’ Safari - The Beach Boys

    9. Summertime - Billy Stewart

    10. A Summer Song - Chad & Jeremy

    11. Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer - Nat King Cole

    12. Summer Nights - John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John

  • Work It Out: Vacation-Ready Exercises

    Keeping up with your fitness routine while you’re spending some time in paradise can seem like a pain. After all, when most people daydream about vacation, they’re not exactly picturing themselves breaking a sweat at the resort gym. But the Vidanta destinations offer a variety of fun and fresh ways to maintain your workout schedule while you’re away from home. Read on for a few tips of how to exercise during your stay and actually like it!

    No matter where you choose to spend your downtime, every Vidanta destination features an array of fitness classes, taught by experts in an environment that’s meant to relax and inspire. Depending on your location, you can choose from beach yoga, Zumba, paddleboard stretching, pool biking, pool aerobics, and various dance classes. We also offer sports activities for the competitive types, including beach soccer and beach volleyball.

    Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta and Vidanta Riviera Maya are perfect vacation spots for runners. Both are covered in wooden walkways, or palafitos, which crisscross the resort and spread through the surrounding gardens and jungle grounds. These pathways allow guests to get in their exercising while getting well acquainted with their surroundings, including the local flora and fauna, which can be seen throughout.

    Though each Vidanta destination offers a well-appointed fitness center for guests to use during their stay, if you’re looking to enjoy the scenery during your regular sweat session, we suggest ditching the gym altogether and taking your workout to the sand. The beach makes for a wonderful gym replacement as it offers gorgeous views, ocean breezes, and the cushy back and knee support of the sand. Any full-body circuit can be modified to include weight-free moves, such as push-ups, planks, dips, sit ups, bicycle crunches, squats, lunges, and step ups. Add in some cardio like burpees, a high-knees jog, mountain climbers, or sprints along the surf and you’ve got a great way to work off those indulgent dinners at the Vidanta restaurants!

    Make sure you contact your concierge for a full activities guide next time you’re vacationing. Not only will you keep up with your routine, but we’ll bet you’ll enjoy it more in paradise!

  • Innovator Profile: Introducing Richard Robin, Our New Executive Chef

    Innovator Profile: Introducing Richard Robin, Our New Executive Chef

    Listen up foodies and gourmet dining-enthusiasts! We’re excited to announce that Vidanta Dining has brought on a new Executive Chef to continue refining and elevating the cuisine scene at our resorts. One of the best parts of your vacation experience is about to get even better!

    Food has always been an incredibly important part of the Vidanta vacation destinations; since the beginning, the wealth of truly gourmet dining options available at the resorts has been one of the cornerstones in differentiating Vidanta when it came to luxury vacationing. But choosing a new name to lead the team as it continues to push for perfection is far from an easy task. The new Executive Chef had to be accomplished, brilliant, and, well, hungry—for new challenges that is. And that’s where Chef Richard Robin came in.

    Born and raised in the western part of France, Chef Robin cut his teeth working in the kitchens of two and three Michelin star restaurants in Paris. He cooked with such culinary giants as Joel Robuchon and Alain Ducasse, before moving to Bretaña, a region of France on the western seaboard. There, he headed the Food and Beverage team at a luxury hotel group for many years, before he started craving new adventures in a new country. When he heard about the opportunity to make his mark at Vidanta, one of Latin America’s premier names in luxury resorts, he knew it was the perfect opportunity for him.

    We caught up with Chef Robin to ask him a few questions about his new position, new home country, and new favorite dishes from the local cuisine.

    The Vida Vibe: What appealed to you about the Executive Chef role at Vidanta?

    Chef Robin: I had my sights on working outside of France, and the opportunity at Vidanta came up so I decided to try it out. It’s a great opportunity to learn by managing a complex of this size and participate in the evolution of the projects. I oversee 24 restaurants and a kitchen staff of 256. I learn something new every day. I admire Mexican people a lot because of their kindness and their motivation to work.

    TVV: Where does your passion for cooking come from, and what drives this passion?

    CR: My mom is the one that inspired me to cook. I always watched her cook, she did it all the time. There was a restaurant in front of my childhood home where I would work every weekend just so I could learn. The chef there took me under his wing. What motivates me to cook and create is the pleasure that people get from eating my food.

    TVV: What is your philosophy in the kitchen?

    CR: I’ve always followed the same one: at the end of the day I ask myself what I could’ve done better today to do it better tomorrow and take my work to the next level of excellence.

    TVV: How well did you know Mexico before accepting this position?

    CR: I had never been to Mexico before working at Vidanta.

    TVV: Since arriving, what Mexican dishes have you fallen for?

    CR: I learned a lot about different ways to cook fish like ceviche, “pescado zarandeado” [a style of grilled fish], and “birria de chivo” [a spicy Mexican stew], and I love them. The ingredients that I discovered here that have truly piqued my interest are the chile de arbol [a Mexican chili pepper], el epazote [a strong herb], black beans, and avocado.

    TVV: What is your primary goal you hope to achieve as part of the Vidanta team?

    CR: I want to create a solid and unified team, develop a new sense of fun and excitement at the restaurants, and really drive home the best in quality of the dishes that come out of every kitchen.

    TVV: What has changed since your arrival here?

    CR: I arrived thinking I was a humble person and now I’ve been even more humbled by this amazing place.

    TVV: We know it’s hard to choose a favorite dish at all of the restaurants, but if you could only pick one, what would it be?

    CR: I can’t pick one! I would have to say the fish ceviche at Blue Fish, al pastor tacos from El Mercado, and the steak tartar at Azur.

    TVV: Anything else you’d like to share with us?

    CR: I am delighted to have arrived in Mexico, about the new opportunity I have with my family, about being able to share my knowledge and learn something new at the same time.

  • Start Celebrating: Throw Your Own Cinco de Mayo Party

    Pull out the tequila and Cointreau and get your patio ready because it’s that time of year again—Cinco de Mayo. If you’re unable to join us in Mexico for the holiday this year, you can still celebrate the occasion with friends by throwing an authentic Cinco de Mayo party! That’s right, we’re bringing you a few recipes and a suggested menu so that your fiesta feels straight out of an evening at your favorite Vidanta resort!

    The History

    First of all, if you’re going to have a Cinco de Mayo-themed get-together, it’s good to have your facts straight. Many assume that May 5th is Mexico’s Independence Day, but that’s September 16th. The date is actually a celebration of the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The French had been occupying Mexico after the Mexican-American War and the Reform War, and had taken Veracruz in late 1861. The well-armed French fleet then decided to march toward Mexico City, but were met with resistance outside of Puebla. Though there were over 6,000 French troops and fewer than 2,000 Mexicans, who were quite poorly equipped compared to their opponents, triumph went to the Mexican people on May 5th. The date has been celebrated ever since in recognition of the power and passion of the Mexican people.

    The Menu

    An authentic Cinco de Mayo party requires an authentic menu, filled with Mexican favorites, from start to finish. We put together a list of classic and easy-to-execute dishes so you can bring the best of Mexico’s flavors straight to your friends. Choose a few options from each course and get the fiesta started!

    Appetizers (to share)

    Guacamole and chips

    Chicharron (pork cracklings)

    Variety of salsas (tomatillo, charred tomato, molcajete)

    Cactus leaf salad (ensalada de nopales)

    Fish and shrimp ceviche

    Main Courses

    Grilled rib eye tacos with charred onion

    Roasted chicken enchiladas

    Veracruz-style fish

    Esquites, or corn with lime mayo and chile piquin

    Mexican-style rice

    Potatoes with chorizo

    Desserts

    Tres leches cake

    Coconut ice cream with a drizzle of coffee liquor

    Drinks

    Negra Modelo

    Pacifico

    XX Lager

    Modelo Especial

    Corona Extra

    Margarita, on the rocks or blended

    The Perfect Guacamole

    No Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without chips and guacamole. But don’t just reach for the store-bought version. Make sure your party stands out by making a batch fresh using our recipe, straight from the Vidanta kitchens.

    Chunky Guacamole

    Ingredients

    ·      3 Hass avocados, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

    ·      1/4 cup very finely diced onion

    ·      3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro

    ·      1 serrano chili, seeded and minced (mild), add more if you like it spicy

    ·      1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

    ·      1 tablespoon olive oil

    ·      sea salt to taste

    ·      tortilla chips, for serving

    Directions

    In a medium bowl, gently stir the diced avocados with the onion, cilantro, chili, and lime juice until well mixed but still slightly chunky. Season the guacamole with sea salt, olive oil, then mix and serve with tortilla chips. If you want your guacamole to last overnight, squeeze some fresh lime on top and cover tightly with plastic wrap. This will limit the amount of oxygen contact to the guacamole. 

  • Earth Day: Happiness Starts with a Better Tomorrow
    Apr 17, 2016|Memories

    From the thick jungle of Riviera Maya to the purple peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Nuevo Vallarta to the otherworldly landscapes of the Sonoran Desert in Puerto Peñasco, gorgeous natural habitats are at the heart of all of the Vidanta destinations. They are a very large part of why we call these beautiful locales home. And since the Vidanta destinations owe so much to nature, we work hard to protect and preserve it.

    In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we thought we’d take you through some of the considerable efforts and goals that Vidanta has put in place concerning environmental conservation. Many of these practices are ones you’ve probably partaken in yourself while visiting your favorite Vidanta destination!

    Conservation by the Numbers

    Let’s start with some of the surprising stats regarding green policies at Vidanta. In order to cultivate a truly green mentality throughout all aspects of our resorts, we start with our staff, where we employ 12 biologists to head up our wildlife reserves and 273 gardeners who preserve the local flora and fauna by planting native and non-invasive species. Those wildlife reserves are making quite the impact, as well. Since 2015, we’ve released 376,842 turtles from our Turtle Sanctuaries at Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, and Acapulco!

    Our Green Goals

    Though environmental friendly procedures have always been a part of what we do, we know there is always much more that can be done to safeguard the environment. That’s why we’ve worked to achieve EarthCheck certification by implementing such initiatives as recycling, limiting water use, energy reduction, and sea turtle conservation. EarthCheck is the world’s leading environmental management system used by the travel and tourism industry. In collaboration with EarthCheck, we’ve set conversation goals for each of the Vidanta destinations, as well as the entirety of the organization itself.

    One such overarching goal is to limit the Vidanta resorts’ waste production by 10% and increase recycling by 12%. In Acapulco, we’re focusing on minimizing electricity and water usage and working to protect the iguana population throughout the area. In Puerto Peñasco, Los Cabos, and Mazatlán, we’re aiming to reduce plastic straw usage by 80% and implement composting. In Riviera Maya, we’re putting an emphasis on teaching conservation and environmental education in the local community, especially schools. And in Nuevo Vallarta, we’re hoping to limit drinking water consumption and gas consumption by 2%. And that’s just scratching the surface of our upcoming goals for 2016!

    Earth Day Celebrations

    All of the Vidanta destinations will be partaking in Earth Day celebrations and activities this year to help educate our guests and the surrounding community about environmental efforts that they can support when they stay at the resorts. These celebrations include an Earth Hour, or an hour-long resort-wide blackout in Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, and Mazatlán, as well as beach cleaning activities in Riviera Maya and reforestation outings and arts and crafts with recycled materials in Nuevo Vallarta. If you’re not around to participate this year, we hope you will come visit us soon to see all of our green efforts firsthand! 

  • Cheers to Love: Perfect Your Special Day with a Signature Cocktail
    Mar 30, 2016|Weddings

    Not only should your wedding day be one of the most memorable days of your life, it should be one of the most enjoyable. That’s where the experts at Vidanta Weddings come in. This team of professional wedding coordinators pride themselves on keeping up with all the latest trends and learning all about their clients’ tastes and history in order to create a celebration that truly honors the couple’s love. 

    Just one of the big-day details that our wedding team has been loving lately is a signature wedding cocktail. Like all other aspects of the ceremony and reception, the coordinators work closely with the couple to customize a drink that perfectly represents their relationship. Since a cocktail is a perfect melding of diverse flavors and ingredients into one wonderfully unified taste, it makes an ideal metaphor for marriage, and one that all attendees can happily partake in simply by raising a glass.

    Check out this custom wedding-day cocktail that the team at Vidanta Weddings created for a recent wedding, and try out its harmonious mix of flavors. And if you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate your love, give Vidanta Weddings a call to find out more about holding your special day in paradise. Cheers!

    USA: 1-877-282-2115

    CAN: 1-877-797-0658

    MEX: 1-800-836-5445

    Events@Vidanta.com 

    La Cachaza Recipe

    Ingredients

    1 oz Havan Club añejo Esepcial rum

    1 oz Cachaça pitú

    4 leaves of fresh peppermint

    4 leaves of fresh basil

    3 thirds of lemon

    1 oz of simple syrup

    1 oz of passion fruit purée

    2 oz of lemon-lime soda

    Directions

    1.     Muddle lemon, peppermint, and basil in a Collins glass.

    2.     Fill the glass with ice, passion fruit purée, simple syrup, rum, and cachaça.

    3.     Then add lemon-lime soda and mix with a bar spoon.

    4.     Garnish with fresh basil and a slice of grapefruit.

  • Now Trending: Paddleboard Stretching in Paradise

    If you follow fitness trends—or celebrity Instagram accounts—at all, chances are you’re aware of the latest craze: paddleboard yoga. This must-try activity combines the full-body workout of stand-up paddleboarding with physical, mental, and spiritual practice of yoga, creating the ultimate exercise in complete wellbeing.

    Now, guests traveling to Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta can partake in this popular pastime within the incredibly scenic and serene grounds of the resort. Don’t worry; you needn’t be a yogi or veteran paddleboarder to take on the challenge! The instructors of the Joy Squad combine flexibility-enhancing stretches with simple postures and poses to create a routine that welcomes any experience level. But the unexpected element of taking your workout on the water forces you to zero in on balance and approaching each movement with precision and purpose.

    Your resort hotel pool provides the perfect setting for your practice, allowing you to soak up the sights and sounds of your beautiful surroundings while providing a safe controlled setting. Take in the gentle undulations of the water under your board while you concentrate on your breath and posture. Focus on the gorgeous meeting of ocean and sky at the horizon while you center your thoughts and reflect on the mental refuge of your time away from the world. You’ll emerge from the class feeling renewed and better connected to both your body and your natural environment!

    Guests can enjoy this class daily at any Nuevo Vallarta pool from 11 AM to 12 PM. Check your Happiness Guide for more information!

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