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Beach destinations in northern Mexico to visit with mom

Beach destinations in northern Mexico to visit with mom

Celebrating mom shouldn't be limited to just one day. That's why it's time to plan a memorable getaway to honor that special figure in our lives. How about taking mom to enjoy the beach charms of Mazatlan and Los Cabos? These Mexican destinations not only offer spectacular scenery and exciting activities, but also a delicious variety of cuisine that will make this experience a feast for all the senses.

Mazatlán


We’ll start our journey in the Pearl of the Pacific: Mazatlan , a city brimming with history, culture, and incomparable natural beauty. The warmth of its people will welcome us as we immerse ourselves in the richness of its heritage. A stroll through Old Mazatlan will allow us to marvel at the panoramic views from the Español Hill, where the majestic natural lighthouse offers a unique perspective of the city and the sea.

Mazatlan's historic downtown invites us to explore its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. Mazatlan's imposing Cathedral , dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, takes our breath away with its beauty. After absorbing the history, we head to the Malecón , Mexico's longest boardwalk, where the Golden Zone awaits us with its stores, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.
To satisfy our appetites, Mazatlan offers a variety of gastronomic options. Restaurants like Topolo and El Muchacho Alegre Topolo and El Muchacho Alegre are ideal for delighting in authentic seafood flavors in a vibrant atmosphere. Presidio Cocina de México, located in a historic estate, invites you to enjoy a unique culinary experience that combines tradition with innovation.

Los Cabos


Now it's time to take mom to Los Cabos, where crystal-clear waters and desert landscapes await with a series of exciting activities. This magical corner of Baja California Sur is a treasure trove of destination activities you won't be able to resist. Los Cabos is the ideal destination for an aquatic adventure, since here you can do activities such as swimming, snorkeling, sport fishing or a catamaran ride.

Whale watching is an unmissable spectacle. Although the whale-watching season ends in April, if you're lucky, you might still catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.

Adventure is always present in this destination, and Los Cabos offers incredible natural attractions such as Pulmo National Park,with its living coral reef, or El Cañón del Zorro, where you can hike and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. In addition, there are excellent tours of the city to visit the Historic Center and its emblematic churches, contemporary art galleries and local art and craft stores.

Right next to the Centro Historico you’ll stumble upon Plaza Mijares. This vibrant outdoor space is the social heart of the city. Surrounded by traditional colonial buildings and quaint souvenir stores, this is a perfect place to enjoy the local flavor and relax under the lush trees.

When it comes gastronomy , Los Cabos doesn’t disappoint. With a variety of options ranging from traditional Mexican cuisine to fresh seafood dishes, there is something to satisfy every palate. don´t miss Jazmin’s Restaurant and Habanero’s Gastro Grill for an authentic Mexican culinary experience, while RosaNegra Latin American Cuisine offers a unique tribute to Latin American cuisine.

With so many exciting and delicious options, Mazatlan and Los Cabos offer the perfect backdrop to celebrate Mom on her special day. From exploring the history and culture of Mazatlan to immersing yourself in the natural and culinary wonders of Los Cabos, recharge your batteries at one of our hotels, whether it's Park Royal Beach Mazatlán or Park Royal Homestay Los Cabos. We assure you, this getaway promises to be a unique experience, full of love, gratitude, and unforgettable moments with mom.
Hotels & Resorts·23/05/2024
Bees, and experiences to care for the environment Royal Planet shares

Bees, and experiences to care for the environment Royal Planet shares

When in 2021 we established Royal Planet, our sustainability pillar at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, we were clear that part of our goal would be to enhance our guests' experience by offering them amenities and activities focused on environmental conservation, fair trade and other benefits that have been gradually added to this pillar.

Another of the reasons why we started this ambitious project was due to the appeal of the United Nations which in 2015, when presenting the objectives of the 2030 agenda , named 17 different goals to be achieved in a period of 15 years.

What are the 17 United Nations goals in its 2030 agenda?


  1. End of poverty

  2. Zero hunger

  3. Health and welfare

  4. Quality education

  5. Gender equality

  6. Clean water and sanitation

  7. Affordable and clean energy

  8. Decent work and economic growth

  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  10. Reducing inequalities

  11. Sustainable cities and communities

  12. Responsible production and consumption

  13. Climate action

  14. Underwater life

  15. Life of terrestrial ecosystems

  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

  17. Partnerships to achieve the goals

During the time that Royal Planet has operated within our hotels under the goals of the 2030 agenda we have managed working and consolidating concrete actions. An example of these actions is related to points 11 and 12, concerning support for sustainable communities, responsible production and consumption, respectively.

This has been possible thanks to the work and conservation of the melipona bee by the Muuch Kaab community and Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, but do you know why bees are so important to the world?

Read on to learn more.

Why are bees so important to the world?


  1. Because of their pollination process


    Bees are key pollinators for many plants, including many food crops. Without bees, many plants would not be able to reproduce, which would lead to a significant decrease in food production.
  2. For their contribution to human nutrition


    A large number of agricultural crops depend on bee pollination to produce fruits, vegetables and nuts. This has a direct impact on food security and the availability of food For people around the world
  3. For their economical role


    Pollination by bees has significant economic value. Furthermore, the production of honey, wax and other bee products generates income for local communities too.
  4. For their contribution to the ecological balance


    Bees are part of food chains. Their disappearance or decrease could have domino effects on ecosystems affecting other animal and plant species.

Which actions does Park Royal Hotels & Resorts take to conserve bees and the planet?


If you have stayed at our hotels in Mexico you may remember the small amenity bottles containing shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion, well, since 2023, this practice is behind as we replaced these bottles, made of single-use plastic, with dispensers!

But the only thing we did not replace were the high quality products made by the Mayan women's community Muuch Kaab, who as we mentioned before, elaborate their products from melipona bee honey, thanks to which the benefit occurs on both sides; they maintain the self-management of their communities , while we by acquiring their products, spoil our guests with the organic benefits of the honey.

On the other hand, and talking about improvements in your experience when arriving to your room at Grand Park Royal Cancun, Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta, Grand Park Royal Cozumel or Park Royal Beach Cancun, you will find 2 reusable thermos flasks that you can refill as many times as you want in the different water stations we have set up, which helps the planet to stop the massive production of water bottles.

When it comes to entertainment, our actions are not far behind, since our offer in this area has evolved.

A perfect example of this is what will happen during the next ECODAY, (June 5, 2024), in the different hotels of our chain. at Park Royal Beach Huatulco we will organize an eco-tour, in which we will visit a mangrove swamp where we will talk about its importance for the ecosystems and its conservation, while at Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta, we will carry out a small reforestation campaign with all those guests interested in environmental care. At Grand Park Royal Cozumel, we will make an incredible dream catcher made from recycled material.

If, like us, you are also committed to the planet, we invite you to get to know us and give us the opportunity to participate with you in all these small events. Our consumption decisions impact the planet. Let's live responsibly and coexist together in harmony.
Sustainability·22/05/2024
Honeymoon in the Caribbean: a unique and unforgettable experience

Honeymoon in the Caribbean: a unique and unforgettable experience

Let's discover together the most charming destinations and the most welcoming hotels in the Mexican Caribbean.

Caribbean destinations and beaches for the honeymoon


The Caribbean is known for its stunning beaches and paradisiacal destinations that offer the perfect setting for a dream honeymoon. Welcome to the honeymoon of your dreams in the Caribbean! Preparing for this romantic adventure is exciting, and the Caribbean offers a wide range of destinations and beaches to make your trip truly unforgettable.

With its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, luxurious hotels and exquisite cuisine, every moment of your honeymoon will be magical and memorable.

ymoon. Thanks to its turquoise waters and lush tropical vegetation, every corner of the Caribbean offers a unique experience for couples seeking sun, sea and romance with a cocktail in hand.

However, a honeymoon in the Caribbean is not limited to just that. It is crucial to think about the type of experience you want to have during this special trip. Do you prefer a relaxed getaway where you can rest at the hotel, or are you more inclined towards exploring your surroundings ? Do you want to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the destination, or simply enjoy the most emblematic places?

In these waters, the options are limitless. The diversity of activities in the Caribbean is simply amazing and caters to all tastes. With all this, we will talk to you about two of the most outstanding destinations: Cancun and Cozumel, which have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Honeymoon in Cancun


Cancun, with its mix of natural beauty and vibrant nightlife, is a popular destination for honeymoon couples. Two of the most impressive beaches in Cancun are Playa Delfines and Playa Chac Mool.

At Playa Delfines, you can enjoy miles of white sand and turquoise waters, while Playa Chac Mool offers a quieter, more romantic atmosphere for strolling hand in hand at sunset.

Playa Delfines Cancun (Dolphin Beach)


Welcome to one of the most coveted destinations in the Mexican Caribbean: Playa Delfines in Cancun! Known for its white sand and its extensive coastline bathed by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, this beach is a true paradise for lovers of the sun and the sea.

Located in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, Playa Delfines offers not only spectacular scenery, but also a variety of water activities and services to guarantee an unforgettable experience. Whether relaxing in the warm sun, swimming in its crystal-clear waters or enjoying an exciting banana boat ride, Playa Delfines has something for everyone.

In addition, its iconic viewpoint with the famous sculpture of "The King" offers you an incomparable panoramic view of the Caribbean.

a beach with a lot of people and umbrellas

Playa Chac Mool


Welcome to a true hidden treasure on the coast of Cancun: Chac Mool Beach! With its natural charm and peaceful atmosphere, this beach is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a relaxing day by the sea.

Located in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, Playa Chac Mool captivates visitors with its soft, golden sand, crystal-clear waters, and stunning coastal scenery. In addition to offering the opportunity to relax under the warm Caribbean sun, this beach is ideal for lovers of water sports, such as surfing and bodyboarding, thanks to its perfect waves for practicing these sports. It also has equipment rental services and small restaurants where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine.

Whether you are looking for a place to sunbathe, practice water sports or simply enjoy the tranquility of the sea, Playa Chac Mool offers a unique experience in the Mexican Caribbean.

a beach scene with a hotel in the background

Honeymoon in Cozumel


Cozumel, an island located off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, is another lovely honeymoon destination. Its paradisiacal beaches, such as Playa Paraíso and Playa de Isla Pasión, are the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the Caribbean sun with your partner.

With its coral reefs and crystal-clear waters, Cozumel is also a paradise for lovers of diving and snorkeling. The destination offers incomparable calm, allowing visitors to enjoy moments of peace and serenity. Furthermore, it stands out for the hospitality of its local population, who welcomes tourists with open arms, and for its exceptional gastronomy, capable of delighting the most demanding palates with authentic and varied flavors.

a beach with a palm tree in the foreground

Playa Paraíso (Paradise Beach)


Discover the natural beauty of Cozumel at Playa Paraíso, a true Caribbean paradise that captivates with its sugar-white sand.

Located on the west coast of the island, this beach offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a day of rest under the warm Caribbean sun. In addition to its stunning scenic beauty, Playa Paraíso is ideal for snorkeling and diving, thanks to its incredibly rich marine life and the clarity of its waters. Here you can discover underwater biodiversity full of colorful coral reefs, tropical fish and other fascinating marine creatures.

For those who prefer to stay on land, the beach offers comfortable facilities, including umbrellas, lounge chairs and palapas, as well as restaurants and shops where you can shop and enjoy delicious local dishes and unique and elegant local crafts.

Whether you're looking to relax on the sand, explore underwater wonders, or simply enjoy the views the Caribbean Sea has to offer, Playa Paraíso in Cozumel is the perfect destination for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Playa de Isla Pasión (Passion Island Beach)


Allow yourself to be captivated by the impressive beauty of Isla Pasión Beach in Cozumel, as its name indicates, it is a true Caribbean paradise that offers a unique and unforgettable experience with your partner.

Located on the east coast of the island, this beach creates a postcard setting that will leave you breathless on your honeymoon. Isla Pasión Beach is the perfect place for couples looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a dreamlike natural environment. Here, you can relax under the warm sun, while enjoying the gentle sea breeze and the soothing sound of the waves crashing on the shore. In addition to its scenic beauty, Isla Pasión Beach offers a wide range of activities for all tastes. You can swim and snorkel in its calm waters, or explore the surroundings by kayak and practice water sports such as snorkeling and paddleboarding, there is something for every type of traveler.

This beach, formerly seen as the place to ask the Goddess of Love for a good marriage and healthy children, is precisely the one chosen by couples to spend a few days together.

Hotels in the Mexican Caribbean


As you can see, there is a lot to do on your honeymoon in the Mexican Caribbean. To complement your honeymoon experience, the Mexican Caribbean offers a wide variety of luxury hotels that combine comfort with elegance.

Don't hesitate and book your trip now, stay with us in one of our four hotels in the Mexican Caribbean: Grand Park Royal Cancún, The Villas Cancun by Grand Park Royal, Grand Park Royal Cozumel and Park Royal Beach Cancún, we assure you that it will be An unique and unforgettable experience.

  • Grand Park Royal Cancún is a resort located in a privileged location in the Cancun Hotel Zone, with direct access to a beautiful white sand beach and crystal clear waters. It offers a wide range of amenities, such as multiple swimming pools, specialty restaurants, bars, spa, Kids' Club and recreational activities for all ages. Its rooms are elegant, some with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
  • The Villas Cancun by Grand Park Royal offers a more exclusive and private experience within the Grand Park Royal Cancún complex. The Villas have spacious and modern suites, some with private pools and direct access to the beach. Guests of The Villas have access to all the amenities and services of the Grand Park Royal Cancún, but with a more peaceful and exclusive atmosphere.
  • Grand Park Royal Cozumel is located on the island of Cozumel. This resort with touches of Mayan architecture offers a paradisiacal environment surrounded by lush vegetation and turquoise waters. It is ideal for diving and snorkeling lovers, as it is located near some of the best coral reefs in the world. The hotel has multiple swimming pools, restaurants, gym, Kids' Club and water activities. Its rooms include spacious balconies and are decorated in a contemporary Caribbean style.
  • Park Royal Beach Cancun is also located in the Cancun Hotel Zone. This hotel offers a more family-friendly option and a fun experience within the Park Royal chain. The hotel has 4 stars and continues to offer quality amenities and a convenient beachfront location, and from the hotel you can access the Mayan archaeological zone of Yamil Lu'um. Its facilities include family, children's and adults-only pools, restaurants, bars, recreational activities for the whole family and comfortable rooms with sea or lagoon views.

Get ready for an unforgettable honeymoon in the Mexican Caribbean, where romance mixes with natural beauty and Mexican hospitality. We are waiting to meet you!
Hotels & Resorts·21/05/2024
Stars and Stripes this 4th of July

Stars and Stripes this 4th of July

¡Party in Mexico with a view!


The whole world knows it. Talking about the 4th of July brings us to a single image: ¡fiesta!
Fireworks, barbecues, colorful hats, confetti, parades, traditional food and much more
to enjoy with friends and family, is just a little of what happens throughout the United States, where on July 4th, citizens enjoy what is probably the most important holiday of the year alongside Thanksgiving.

What is celebrated on the 4th of July in the United States?


The Fourth of July marks the moment when the Thirteen Colonies declared their separation from British colonial rule, bravely affirming their inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as stated in the U.S. Constitution. Since then, this date has been celebrated throughout the country.
Beyond fun and entertainment, the 4th of July is a reminder of the fundamental values that unite Americans: freedom, equality and opportunity. This date is a chance to remember the sacrifice and courage of those who fought for independence, as well as to renew the commitment to the ideals that define this nation.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Mexico


If you are American and you will be out of your country during this date, don't worry! Because at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts we have developed activities for children and adults focused on making you feel a little more at home, however, if you are a citizen of any other country, the invitation is also open!

Family activities at Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta


As part of our daytime activities, we will make some 4th of July themed crafts such as key holders, hats and even decorate cupcakes with the colors of the flag.
In addition, we will have a colorful photo opportunity to show off your visit to Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta on your social networks! And, at 2:00 p.m. we will have a BBQ with live music and the participation of a famous character that you can't miss.
At night, we will host a very special dinner show which will be themed with special elements of the date and live music. And to close with a flourish, we will have one more surprise for all our guests.
This 4th of July , while the skies are bursting with colors and flags are waving proudly, we want you no matter where you visit us from, to remember the values of freedom and democracy that the American nation has historically defended. We at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts will inspire your stay by honoring this date.
Happy Independence Day!
Entertainment·20/05/2024
The longest day of the year from Puerto Vallarta

The longest day of the year from Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, with its coastal charm and rich Mexican culture, is the perfect setting to celebrate the summer solstice. In this beautiful Mexican Pacific destination, ancestral traditions intertwine with modernity, creating a unique atmosphere where spirituality and connection with nature are a fundamental part of the experience.

The summer solstice is the magical moment when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky and has been celebrated and revered by ancient cultures around the worldAmong these cultures are the Maya and the Huichol, whose traditions and beliefs deeply rooted in nature give them a deep respect for this celestial event.

For the Maya, one of the most advanced civilizations in Mesoamerica, the summer solstice marked the beginning of a new cycle in their sacred calendar. It was a time of celebration and reflection, when the sun god, Kinich Ahau, was honored and ceremonies were performed to attract fertility and abundance to the land. The Maya were masters in the observation of the stars, and the summer solstice was crucial in their world vision, as it marked the moment when the sun began its journey back to the south, symbolizing rebirth, and renewal.

On the other hand, The Huicholes , an indigenous people of Mexico known for their deep bond with nature and their sacred rituals with peyote, also attach great importance to the summer solstice. For the Huicholes, this event marks the moment when the sun reaches its maximum strength and energy, flooding the earth with its vital light. It is a moment of connection with the cosmos and of gratitude for the gifts received from mother earth.

Puerto Vallarta is marked by the influence of the pre-Hispanic peoples of the region, such as the Mayas. Although geographically distant, the Mayas shared with the Huicholes a deep reverence for the sun and its cycles.

Welcome the summer on beaches full of cosmic energy.


Today, this tourist destination attracts travelers from all over the world in search of sun, beach, and adventure. However, beyond its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife, offers a holistic experience that invites visitors to reconnect with themselves and the nature that surrounds them, this connection is evident in every corner.

For those who wish to immerse themselves in the magic of the summer solstice, Puerto Vallarta offers a unique opportunity. With its beautiful landscapes and rich culture, you can enjoy an extraordinary moment. You can make this a complete experience at Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta , which offers a variety of activities designed to connect body, mind, and spirit, from temazcal ceremonies to yoga classes at sunrise.

However, the highlight of these celebrations is undoubtedly the Summer Festival , an event that gathers guests in a celebration full of life, music, and fun. Now, if your thing is just to rest and live a summer solstice full of peace, Park Royal Homestay Los Tules Puerto Vallarta is the ideal place for you, since this magical complex with beautiful gardens invites you to have a special connection with nature.
Entertainment·19/05/2024
The race for the Copa América begins, Everything you need to know

The race for the Copa América begins, Everything you need to know

The maximum soccer competition between the national teams of the American continent has come to its 48th editionand fans expect it will be an event full of surprises. Copa América 2024 is about to captivate millions of football admirers around the world, with an exciting combination of football talent, passion and culture.
For the second time in its history, the Copa América will be held in The United States , which expects thousands of visitors in the 14 stadiums hosting the sporting events. It promises to be an unforgettable experience for sports lovers and travelers alike, from the vibrant host cities to the energetic stadiums.
Join us as we explore the venues, traditions and competitive spirit of this exciting tournament that unites nations and celebrates the best of South American football. Get ready to immerse yourself in the fervor of the Copa América 2024 and discover an accommodation option close to the stadium where the tournament final will be played.

The oldest football tournament in the world


The Copa América is the oldest soccer tournament in the world. It has its roots in the fervor and passion for this sport in South America. Founded in 1916 as the South American National Team Championship, it included the participation of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Over time it evolved and included more countries in the region, as well as guests from other parts of the world. Not only has it been a platform for the southern nations of the continent to demonstrate their football prowess, but it has also witnessed unforgettable moments, such as the intense and historic competition between Brazil and Argentina , with epic clashes that have captured the attention of millions. of viewers around the world.

When and where will the Copa América be played?


The benchmark soccer event on the American continent will be held from June 20th to July 14th, in 14 stadiums in the United States. Miami will be the star city, as it was chosen to be the home of the grand final of the tournament, so the champion of the competition will be decided here.
In addition to Miami, the list of cities that will host a Cup match are:
  • Atlanta, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

  • Santa Clara, at Levi's Stadium.

  • Charlotte, at Bank of America Stadium.

  • Glendale, at State Farm Stadium.

  • Inglewood, at SoFi Stadium.

  • Orlando, at Exploria Stadium.

  • Austin, at Q2 Stadium.

  • Houston, at NRG Stadium.

  • Arlington, at AT&T Stadium.

  • East Rutherford, at MetLife Stadium.

  • Paradise, at Allegiant Stadium.

  • Kansas City (KCMO), at Arrowhead Stadium.

  • Kansas City (KCK), at Children's Mercy Park.

  • Miami, at Hard Rock Stadium.


If you want to be part of the tournament final experience and rest in an accommodation designed for enjoyment, the best option is Park Royal Miami Beach, wich is 40 minutes from the stadium. You cannot lose this!
Another accommodation option to watch any of the games played in the city of Orlando is Park Royal Orlando, this hotel has an exceptional location that allows you to get close to amusement parks and is located 40 minutes from Exploria Stadium.

Which teams will play in the Copa América?


In the tournament, organized by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol, in Spanish) and the North, Central American and Caribbean Football Confederation (Concacaf, in Spanish), 16 nations will play to win the cup.
  • Argentina is the defending champion, so it heads group 1, which also includes Mexico, the United States, and Brazil.

  • In team 2 there will be Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

  • The third group is made up of Chile, Panama, Venezuela, and Paraguay

  • Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Bolivia participate in group 4.

The Copa América has seen legendary moments, iconic players and exciting rivalries that have left an indelible mark on the history of soccer. We are sure that this edition will continue the tradition and write a new chapter in the history of the tournament. Be part of it and don't miss a game!
Entertainment·18/05/2024
Wellness: a lifestyle even on vacation

Wellness: a lifestyle even on vacation

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often forget the importance of taking care of our health and well-being. In response to these pressures, the concept of wellness was built as a lifestyle.

Achieving comprehensive well-being is one of the goals of more and more people. Since ancient Greece, the idea of a “healthy mind in a healthy body” was recognized. The pressures and speed of everyday dynamics can keep us from this path of plenitude; however, wellness offers us activities and dynamics To get back on it

On June 8th, an international event that seeks to spread this life proposal to more people takes place, Global Wellness Day ,Park Royal Hotels & Resorts will be part of it, to invite our guests to experience a wellness vacation. In this blog we tell you more about what will happen this day.

What does wellness mean and how is it achieved?


The concept of wellness began to be used in the United States around the seventies. It means an active process of awareness and decisions towards a healthy and full life. The The World Health Organization (WHO) defines it as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not simply the absence of infirmity or disease.” .

The idea grew so much that today there is the Global Wellness Institute, which gives us another specific definition of this thought: “the active search for activities, options and lifestyles that lead to a state of comprehensive health.”

Now it is known as a path of constant search to achieve optimal health, a healthy balance between emotional and physical care, but without forcing it.

Global Wellness Day: integrating actions into daily life


Vacations offer us the perfect opportunity to disconnect from stress and adopt a more conscious approach to our well-being. Imagine starting your day with the soft sound of waves crashing on the shore, while you immerse yourself in a relaxing yoga session on the beach; or benefit from the first rays of sun to dance to the rhythm of tropical sounds in a Zumba class.

After a revitalizing morning, what better way to continue your day of wellness than with a relaxing walk? Not before having participated in some healthy food tasting and having refreshed yourself with a detox juice, or fresh seasonal fruits. During an idyllic seaside setting, you can allow yourself to let go of all thoughts and worries.

As the sun slowly slides across the sky, it's the perfect time to practice meditation by the sea. With the waves as a musical background, you can immerse yourself in a state of peace and tranquility, allowing your mind to free itself from worries and intrusive thoughts.

These experiences and more activities focused on care and well-being can be found at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts , which joins the international personal care movement on Global Wellness Day. By making wellness a lifestyle during your vacation, you not only give yourself moments of peace and relaxation, but you also invest in your long-term health and happiness.

Take care of our environment, love the planet


The environment in which we, as humans, develop is also part of this comprehensive well-being that wellness seek. A few days before Global Wellness Day, we commemorated the World Environment Day, on June 5th, a date on which we raise awareness of the importance of protecting the planet and its natural resources.
One way to connect with nature can be through a family beach cleaning day, to remind us of the importance of keeping its beauty as crystal clear as possible. Also, by learning how to grow a plant, and being part of the irrigation of an urban garden, the whole family will be able to feel one again with the earth and remember the importance of caring for it.

Caring for the environment and our own health is an element that, the earlier in life it is acquired as a habit, the more likely it will last throughout it. At Park Royal Hotels & Resorts we have prepared activities that can help create this awareness of well-being and care in the little ones. With recycling crafts, origami making or a recycled painting workshop, the Funtastic Team conveys the importance of these actions.

We invite you to learn more about this way of life that, we are sure, will lead you down paths of relaxation. Allow yourself to disconnect from stress and nourish your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Prepare to return to your daily routine with a renewed sense of vitality and energy that can help you build new habits that your body, mind, and spirit will thank you for.
Entertainment·17/05/2024
Healthy lifestyle at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts

Healthy lifestyle at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts

At Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, we understand that leading a healthy lifestyle is essential to the overall well-being and happiness of our guests. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, as well as some ways you can achieve this during your stay with us.

From recreational activities to healthy lifestyle choices, we are committed to providing you with a comprehensive experience that promotes physical and mental well-being.

A lifestyle that starts on your vacation!

Importance of an active and healthy lifestyle


Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle not only benefits the body, but also the mind and spirit. Regular physical activity helps strengthen the immune system, improve blood circulation, reduce stress and promote restful sleep.

In addition, adopting healthy eating habits helps maintain an adequate weight, prevent chronic diseases and increase energy and vitality in general. How can I achieve a healthy lifestyle?

How can I achieve a healthy lifestyle?


At Park Royal, we offer you an ideal environment conducive to adopting a healthy lifestyle during your stay. Enjoy and get to know our facilities and the options we offer for healthy foods and drinks, we are here to support you on your journey towards well-being. There are a few ways you can achieve this:

  • Regular exercise: Take advantage of our sports facilities and gyms to stay active during your stay. From yoga classes to functional and/or high intensity training sessions, we have options for all fitness levels.
  • Healthy eating: Enjoy a wide variety of healthy and nutritious food options in our restaurants and buffets. Our expert chefs are committed to offering you delicious, balanced dishes that meet your dietary needs and personal tastes.
  • Outdoor Activities: Take part in our outdoor activities, such as guided walks, water aerobics classes and beach sports, which will allow you to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings while staying active.

a group of women sit in a lotus position on the beach

Park Royal: Inspiring Wellbeing


Inspiring Wellbeing is the physical and emotional well-being program created by Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, which seeks to implement a wide range of healthy activities for our guests and collaborators. We want you, regardless of age or occupation, to know how good habits and self-care can begin even during your vacation.

Whether facing the Caribbean or the Mexican Pacific, our activities take place outdoors on the beach line of the different resorts of our Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort and Park Royal Beach Resorts brands (except our hotel in Mazatlán).

Choose the destination that best suits your needs and be part of our movement, INSPIRING WELL-BEING.

Healthy living activities


At Park Royal, we offer a wide range of activities designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Fitness classes, outdoor recreational activities, water sports... There is something for all tastes and interests. Some of our activities include:

  • Yoga, stretching, aerobics and Zumba classes: Connect with yourself and find physical and mental balance with our yoga and stretching classes, which take place in calm and relaxing environments.
  • Guided Nature Walks: Join our guided nature walks and explore the stunning landscapes surrounding our resorts while staying active and breathing fresh air.
  • Healthy gastronomy master class: Learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals with our expert chefs in our healthy cooking classes. Discover new recipes and techniques that you can take with you even after you return home.
  • Aromatherapy: Discover this fun and probably new activity for many. The world of enveloping aromas, although many do not know it, promote physical and emotional well-being. Thanks to essential oils and scented candles, aromatherapy offers a wide range of options to improve your quality of life.

And many more activities!

a group of people are cooking together in a kitchen.

Examples of recreational activities we do at Park Royal


We want you to enjoy the best possible stay with us, which is why we strive to offer a wide variety of recreational activities for all our guests, for all ages and tastes. Join us in some of the activities you can enjoy during your stay, such as:

  • Beach volleyball: We organize beach volleyball tournaments and matches so you can enjoy the sun, sand and fun on the beach.
  • Activities for the little ones: We know how important it is to keep children entertained and happy during their stay, which is why we have designed a wide variety of activities especially designed for them: outdoor games, fun creative workshops. Our children's programs are designed to stimulate their imagination, encourage learning and ensure unforgettable moments during their time with us.

At Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, we are committed to providing you with a unique and enriching experience that promotes your physical and emotional well-being.

We hope you make the most of your time with us and leave feeling refreshed and revitalized!
Hotels & Resorts·07/05/2024
Nichupte Lagoon in Cancun

Nichupte Lagoon in Cancun

Cancun is a destination that not only dazzles with its beaches, but also hides natural gems full of history, such as the impressive Nichupte Lagoon. This beautiful 3,000-hectare expanse translates as “tree-lined lagoon tip,” perfectly describing its enchanting landscapes and biodiversity.

Lakes that make it up


The Nichupté Lagoon in Cancun is made up of 7 lakes, such as the Laguna del Amor, Laguneta del Mediterráneo, Laguna Bojórquez, Cuenca del Sur, Cuenca Central, Cuenca del Norte and the Río Inglés. These bodies of water connect to the Caribbean Sea through the Siegfried and Nizuc canals, offering a unique mix of fresh and salt water.

Activities to do


From the Nichupté bridge, you can see the beauty of the lagoon and the nearby beaches. But not only that, you can also immerse yourself in the fun with activities like kayaking, jet skiing, boating and more! Which will allow you to explore mangroves, admire flowers and discover iguanas, crocodiles and turtles.

Explore the Lagoon of Love


Laguna del Amor, a heart-shaped lagoon is a unique place where you can cool off and at the same time, hire a kayak or boat tour with certified guides, who will take you through the mangroves until you reach this romantic destination.

Reforest the mangrove


Since 2008, a reforestation campaign has been carried out in the area to care for the mangroves damaged by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Participating in this activity gives you the opportunity to learn about the local fauna and is ideal for all ages.

Points to consider while there


  • Wear comfortable clothing and a swimsuit.

  • Bring a camera, insect repellent and biodegradable sunscreen.

  • Don't leave trash and bring water, a hat and sunglasses with you.

How to get to Nichupte Lagoon


Take the road towards Cancun, follow the signs to "Xel-Há" and then continue towards Punta Nizuc. In a few minutes, you will immerse yourself in the beauty of the lagoon. Being nearby, you will discover the hotel zone of Cancun, where Park Royal Beach Cancun offers a great gastronomic diversity and accommodation designed for the whole family. From Ekinox Bar & Terrace, you can see incredible sunsets fading towards the Nichtupe Lagoon.

Enjoy the views and sunsets of this incredible destination in the Mexican Caribbean and immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience. Revive your senses!
Destinations·30/04/2024
Playa del Carmen's Quinta Avenida: discover the essence of coastal life

Playa del Carmen's Quinta Avenida: discover the essence of coastal life

Welcome to the vibrant Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), the dynamic heart of Playa del Carmen! This beautiful boulevard, which extends along the coast of Playa del Carmen, is much more than just a street; it's a showcase of the cultural, commercial and gastronomic wealth that this tourist gem of the Mexican Caribbean has to offer.

Discover these 4 km of pedestrian street that will captivate you, thanks to the large number of bars, restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, shops, sales of crafts and souvenirs that are there. Allow yourself to be carried away by the unique energy of the place, where every corner tells a fascinating story and each experience offers a feast for the senses.

Finding La Quinta Avenida is a simple task. You can walk there from most local hotels or take a taxi if you prefer a more convenient option. If you are in one of the nearby areas, public transportation is also an accessible and convenient alternative.

5th Avenue Playa del Carmen: a world of shopping and culture


The Quinta Comercial of Playa del Carmen, that's what they call the street where shopping and culture intertwine in a fascinating mix of experiences. This corner invites you to explore a world full of fascinating shops, art galleries and boutiques that capture the very essence of Mexico's cultural wealth. The contrast between the shops is a characteristic of the area, as you will find small local boutiques with artisanal and typical products from the region; as well as internationally recognized brands inside the Quinta Alegría, Calle Corazón and Paseo del Carmen shopping centers, where you will find the latest fashion trends.

Discover every corner of this passage in which traditions mix with the latest trends. Here we leave you some recommendations for you to visit:

Sol Jaguar: crafts and local talent


Enter the world of Mexican creativity at Sol Jaguar, a corner where local art and crafts merge. From colorful textiles to unique sculptures, this space is a window to the creative expression of talented artists from the region. It stands out among other establishments due to the high quality of its products, handcrafted by the best local artisans. Among their products, you can find all kinds of wall art, home textiles, shawls, sculptures, etc.

Image of a handmade Mexican shawl

Wayan Village: art and spirituality


Wayan Village seems to have a spiritual aura. It is a space where creativity and spirituality intertwine their paths. You will find unique creations that take inspiration from the rich Mayan culture, allowing you to take with you more than an object, a deep connection with the spiritual heritage of the region.

Here each piece of art is a portal to the Mayan worldview, where symbolic elements merge with local craftsmanship. You will find everything from decorative sculptures and wooden souvenirs to contemporary works.

Hacienda Tequila and Tequila Museum: liquid tradition


Do you like Tequila? If so, Hacienda Tequila and Tequila Museum are your place in La Quinta. Here you can learn about the fascinating universe of this drink, from the cultivation of the agave, the art of distillation, to the making of the bottle.

The Tequila Museum reveals the history and evolution of tequila over time. Through exhibits highlighting the diversity of brands, types of tequila and production methods, this museum guides you through the fascinating world of tequila and awakens your senses through guided tastings. Discover the secrets behind each golden drop and allow your senses to awaken!

Image of the entrance of Hacienda Tequila and Tequila Museum

Rosalia Mayan Textiles: tradition between threads


At Textiles Mayas Rosalia, each thread unravels a captivating story. Discover the essence of Mayan textiles by taking with you a unique piece that reflects the craftsmanship, quality and originality rooted in local communities.

Tradition and skill intertwine to create works that go beyond simple fabrics, as each piece is a testimony to the rich cultural heritage of a skill passed down from generation to generation. These textiles are not only art in themselves, but also a means to preserve ancient traditions and directly support local communities.

Image of colorful handmade Mayan textiles

Ah Cacao: chocolate delights


A heavenly chocolate experience at Ah Cacao, where all your senses will awaken with their creations made with local cocoa. From irresistible bars to seductive drinks, this corner is a true paradise for chocolate lovers. Here, chocolate is elevated to the category of sensory experience. Each bite and sip immerses you in the richness and intensity of the authentic flavors of Mexican cocoa, carefully grown on local lands. Taste high-quality chocolate, in which freshness and quality combine to create moments of true pleasure.

Image of a cocoa shake

Jellyfish Lamp: creative lighting


Give a unique touch to your home with the captivating lamps from Jellyfish Lamp. This exclusive establishment invites you to discover a unique selection of creative lighting that is inspired by the amazing wonders of the ocean.

Each lamp is a masterpiece carefully designed to capture the essence of jellyfish and other marine elements, thus creating a unique and chill atmosphere in your space. They are made with pumpkins and gourds, in addition to being adorned with seashells, tinted glass and blown glass, making your home a reflection of the fascination that the ocean evokes.

Image of the famous Jellyfish Lamp

Hamacamarte: rest and tradition


Learn the art of true relaxation at Hamacamarte. This charming corner invites you to discover an exclusive selection of hammocks hand-woven in Yucatan, giving you the unique opportunity to take with you an authentic piece of Mexican tradition to enjoy incomparable moments of rest.

You will also find other products, made 100% by hand, such as swings, baskets, table decorations, bags, etc. Each hammock is a testament to the skill of talented local weavers who have perfected the art of creating these lounging treasures.

Image of a person resting in a Mexican-style hammock

Quinta Gastronomy: a banquet for the palate


Welcome to the other side of La Quinta Avenida! In this feast of unmatched flavors, called the Quinta Gastronómica, you will find that culinary excellence becomes a unique experience for the palate in some of the best bars and restaurants in the Riviera Maya.

We invite you to explore a banquet of delicacies that fuse the traditional with the contemporary, taking you on a culinary journey through the authentic roots of Mexico and beyond. Discover the art of cooking elevated to its highest expression!

Image of bars and restaurants on Fifth Avenue

Frida Kahlo: fusion cuisine


In Frida Kahlo, gastronomy becomes a work of culinary art. Immerse yourself in a fusion of Mexican and international flavors, carefully prepared to transport you to a universe of sensations. It is a tribute to the famous Mexican painter, full of color and vitality it proposes giving each dish an expression of creativity and passion, celebrating the richness of Mexican cuisine with contemporary touches.

Don't forget to visit the Frida Kahlo museum in Playa del Carmen, which features interactive exhibitions, sculptures and collages of reproductions of this surrealist artist.

Patanegra: Spanish tapas bar


This gastronomic journey will transport you directly to Spain: in Patanegra, you will find a traditional pintxería (tapas bar) that offers a unique experience, combining the authenticity of Spanish gastronomy with the freshness of local ingredients.

Delight your palate with an exquisite selection of tapas and pinchos, carefully prepared to awaken all your senses with the characteristic flavors and aromas of Spanish cuisine.

Spices: Mexican dishes


Spices is a tribute to authentic Mexican cuisine, offering you a culinary experience that represents the deepest roots of Mexico. Explore a diversity of flavors and aromas that characterize the most basic dishes of traditional Mexican cuisine, in exquisite preparations made with fresh ingredients and ancestral culinary techniques, transmitted from generation to generation.

La Perla Pixán Cuisine: Mexican gastronomy


It embodies the purest essence of Mexican gastronomy. Each dish reflects the care and dedication they put into each gastronomic creation. The menu at La Perla Pixán is a tribute to the diversity of ingredients and culinary techniques that have shaped Mexican tradition. In this culinary corner, each experience is a journey through the flavors that define Mexico.

Las Hijas de la Tostada: Mexican street food


Delve into the genuine essence of Mexican street food at Las Hijas de la Tostada. This gastronomic corner invites you to discover fresh toasts full of flavors. Not only do they serve delicious dishes, but they also take you into the street life of this charming coastal city.

Fundadores Park and Mayan Portal: history meets the sea


A few steps from the golden sand, Parque Fundadores and Portal Maya appear as a fascinating encounter between history and the majesty of the sea in Playa del Carmen. This emblematic place invites you to enjoy the sea breeze and magical walks through the cultural footprints of Mexico.

The iconic sculpture of Portal Maya, imposing and full of symbolism, acts as the threshold to a world where the past and present harmoniously intertwine.

You will also find the Voladores de Papantla who, with their aerial grace, demonstrate an ancient tradition dressed in colorful outfits and pay tribute to the indigenous roots of Mexico.

Every corner of Parque Fundadores and Portal Maya are an open window to the cultural wealth of the country.

Image of Founders Park and Portal Maya

How to get to La Quinta Avenida


At Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, we offer you different possibilities to get closer to this area, in case you decide to stay at any of our resorts, whether Grand Park Royal Cancun, Park Royal Beach Cancun, The Villas Cancun by Grand Park Royal, or Grand Park Royal Cozumel.

There are several ways to get from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, although the most used is to take the ADO buses, as they are safe, comfortable and punctual. Another option is to take the Playa Express collective buses or the Servicio Colectivo Foráneo (Foreign Collective Service), in addition to always having the option of taking a taxi or renting a car. If you are in Cozumel, you can get there by ferry.

Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue (La Quinta Avenida) is much more than a street; It is a trip that embraces the culture, gastronomy and history of Mexico. With each step, you will discover the essence of this coastal city, fusing the ancient with the modern in a melting pot of experiences. Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Playa del Carmen and create memories that will last forever!
Destinations·16/04/2024
Holbox Island: A Caribbean Paradise to discover

Holbox Island: A Caribbean Paradise to discover

Welcome to the wonderful Island of Holbox, a paradisiacal destination that captivates with its beaches with crystal-clear waters and its relaxed atmosphere!

Holbox Island is a hidden gem in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula, which invites you to immerse yourself in a natural paradise. Integrated into the Yum Balam natural reserve, this island emerges as an ecological refuge between the Yalahau lagoon, home to flamingos and pelicans, and the crystalline waters that intertwine between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. On this island that seems isolated, since you will not find paved streets, nor large infrastructures, nor cars, each corner tells a story and each wave whispers the secrets of this unparalleled destination.

In this complete guide, we will explore the unmissable experiences and places that make Holbox a unique destination, where nature, daily life and tourism coexist in perfect harmony. But beyond its scenic beauty, this island is a range of experiences that will immerse you in the very essence of Caribbean life.

Get ready to discover the charm of this Caribbean island!

What to see and do in Holbox?: Exploring its Hidden Treasures


We will begin our trip at Isla Pajaros, a natural sanctuary where birds dance in the sky and serenity embraces every moment. From there, we will venture to Isla Pasion, a dream corner that awakens romance and provides unforgettable sunsets.

In this corner of the Caribbean, the waters teem with life. Holbox is located in the heart of a diverse marine ecosystem, home to fascinating creatures such as sea turtles. Explore the turquoise waters and discover the wealth of marine fauna that lives in every corner of this paradise.

Afterwards, we will enter the mystical Yalahau Cenote, where the freshness of the water mixes with the spirituality of the environment. These three destinations are known as the Three Islands Tour and are usually offered as the representative package for those who visit the Island of Holbox.

The streets of Holbox become living canvases thanks to the murals that tell local stories and color the path of the island.

Bioluminescence, a natural phenomenon that transforms the nights into a brilliant light show, invites you to immerse yourself in the nocturnal magic of Holbox. And if you're looking for more intense thrills, water activities like snorkeling with whale sharks and kitesurfing will get your heart pumping to the rhythm of the Caribbean.

Isla Pajaros


We begin our tour on Isla Pajaros, a bird sanctuary that delights nature lovers. This island is home to more than 150 species and birds, where you will enjoy an unprecedented visual spectacle.

The island is surrounded by wildlife, where pelicans, storks, seagulls and, to top off the dazzling parade, majestic flamingos steal the show (they can be seen between the months of April to October).

This corner invites nature lovers to live a unique experience and check out the wealth of biodiversity and the ornithological paradise that Holbox has to offer.

Image of the sunset with different birds on Bird Island

Isla Pasion


Explore the magic of Isla Pasion (Passion Island), a romantic retreat just 10 minutes from Holbox. In this paradisiacal corner, where white sand beaches and turquoise waters intertwine to offer a perfect setting for couples looking for an idyllic escape.

Walking along the white sand beaches while the soft sea breeze caresses you becomes a unique experience. The turquoise waters that surround the island are more than a visual spectacle, they represent a mirror of shared emotions, where couples can enjoy moments of serenity and adventure.

In addition, the island has a “viewpoint” (a wooden pier), from which you can enjoy unparalleled panoramic views that embrace the island in its entirety.

Passion Island view from the sea

The Yalahau Cenote


The Yalahau Cenote is an underground natural wonder known for its sweet, transparent waters that invite you to a refreshing swim. Its natural environment adds a touch of magic, with lush vegetation that is reflected in the calm waters of the cenote. The natural light that filters through the dense vegetation creates a show of lights and shadows that will immerse you in an almost mystical atmosphere.

This cenote has a special place in local Mayan legends, as it was considered “the fountain of youth”. It is believed that its waters were considered sacred and that those who immersed themselves in them obtained spiritual and purification benefits.

Located in the middle of the jungle, access to Cenote Yalahau takes you through natural trails that increase the feeling of adventure. Cenote Yalahau offers an unforgettable experience for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle and connect with the natural beauty of Holbox.

Murals in Holbox


Embark on a visual journey through the picturesque streets of Holbox, where creativity comes to life through captivating murals that tell local stories. The town of Holbox is relatively small, where the sandy streets invite you to take carefree walks and observe the wooden and palapa buildings, giving the town a unique Caribbean charm and uncovering its fishing roots.

On this paradise island, every corner is an open-air gallery, immersing you in the rich culture and artistic expression that defines the essence of Holbox. The murals, full of vibrant colors, transform the facades of the houses into authentic works of street art. Created by local and international artists, these murals capture the essence of the island and offer a unique visual experience for those exploring the streets of Holbox.

Whether you travel by bicycle or explore the charms of the Main Plaza, the murals will accompany you every step of the way. Discover the charm of Holbox and let its magic envelop you!

Image of the sandy streets and murals of Holbox

Punta Cocos Beach


On the western shores of the island of Holbox, we discover the exquisite Punta Cocos Beach, a corner of natural beauty that defines the essence of the Mexican Caribbean.

This coastal retreat captivates visitors with its soft sand and crystal-clear waters, providing an idyllic experience amidst the tranquility and exuberance of nature. Punta Coco is part of the Yum Balam natural reserve, which guarantees the preservation and protection of its rich biodiversity. As you relax on the beach, you'll be able to spot seabirds and perhaps even dolphins playing in the nearby waters.

From this beach, you will be able to observe one of the most spectacular and unforgettable sunsets of the trip, as well as the phenomenon of bioluminescence, which we will talk about below.

Image of Punta Cocos Beach next to the wooden pier

Bioluminescence


In Holbox you can observe one of the most impressive natural phenomena that exists: bioluminescence. This natural spectacle transforms the ocean into a brilliant stage, where every movement creates luminous flashes, offering a fascinating and unique vision of water and marine life.

The waters around Holbox come to life at night, especially in the summer months, revealing a dance of lights (thanks to a biochemical reaction) performed by bioluminescent organisms, such as phytoplankton and other microorganisms. To be able to enjoy this great phenomenon, we recommend moonless nights or nights with as little light pollution as possible.

Take the opportunity to live this experience with a guided boat excursion, where local experts will take you to the best places to witness this phenomenon. Alternatively, if you prefer a more intimate experience, you can venture out on your own in a kayak and enjoy bioluminescence under a starry sky.

Aquatic activities


In Holbox, although it is a small island, it is possible to do a large number of activities, especially aquatic ones.

You will discover a range of exciting experiences ranging from encounters with majestic whale sharks, all types of boat or kayak tours, to the adrenaline of kitesurfing. Join us in this guide to the water activities that make Holbox a paradise for ocean lovers. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of fun and discovery under the Caribbean sun!

Snorkeling with Whale Sharks


Venture out into the waters for one of the most captivating experiences Holbox has to offer: diving with the majestic whale sharks. An exciting opportunity to observe these giants of the ocean up close, in fact they are currently the largest fish on our planet. Without a doubt, this activity is the “star” of the island of Holbox.

Accompanied by expert guides, you will discover the stunning beauty of these animals in their natural environment, providing an intimate connection with marine life. Get ready to live unforgettable moments while swimming alongside whale sharks, an experience that will awaken your amazement and love for the marine biodiversity of Holbox.

a man swimming with a whale shark in the ocean

Kitesurfing


For adrenaline lovers, kitesurfing in Holbox is an unmissable activity. This paradisiacal island, blessed with ideal winds and crystal-clear Caribbean waters, becomes the perfect setting to glide over the waves, propelled by the force of the wind.

Whether you are an experienced kitesurfer or are taking your first steps in this exciting water sport, Holbox offers exceptional conditions for all levels. Let yourself be carried away by the perfect combination of wind, sea and skill.

a man jumping in the air while kitesurfing

Restaurants in Holbox


Flavors that will captivate your palate. Holbox not only conquers with its beauty, but also with its wide gastronomic offer.

Exploring Holbox's food scene is not only a delight for the palate, but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and hospitality. From authentic Mexican flavors to international options, Holbox restaurants offer a culinary experience that complements the island's natural beauty.

Mahi Holbox, Luuma, Viva Zapata, Edelyn and Ser Esencia are more than restaurants; They are culinary destinations that fuse tradition and creativity in every bite.

Mahi Holbox


This charming restaurant invites you to enjoy the authentic fish and seafood from the island of Holbox. With dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients, Mahi Holbox offers a dining experience that combines fresh, vibrant flavors and artistic presentations.

Luuma


If you're looking for a bohemian atmosphere, with contemporary gourmet cuisine and healthy options, Luuma is the perfect choice. This restaurant stands out for its vegetarian and vegan options and its desserts, using local and organic products to create delicious dishes that take care of both the palate and the health.

Viva Zapata


Immerse yourself in the authentic Mexican experience at Viva Zapata. This colorful restaurant, with its festive decor, offers a variety of traditional dishes and local flavors, from tacos to ceviches, all prepared with fresh, authentic ingredients.

Edelyn


If you're looking for a gourmet experience, Edelyn is the ideal choice. With a menu that stands out for its fresh seafood and international options, this restaurant offers a unique mix of flavors, highlighting its lobster pizza, recognized by all customers and for being one of the most representative dishes on the island.

Ser Esencia


The fusion of local and fresh ingredients with innovative culinary techniques defines Ser Esencia's unique gastronomic proposal. This restaurant, with a more sophisticated touch, presents elaborate dishes that surprise diners with unexpected flavors.

Tips for visiting Holbox


To make the most of your visit, we offer practical and useful tips on the best time to travel, can't-miss activities and the locals' best-kept secrets. Holbox is much more than an island, it is a lifestyle waiting to be discovered.

At Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, we're always available for you to stay at any of our hotels in Cancun: Grand Park Royal Cancun, Park Royal Beach Cancun, and The Villas Cancun by Grand Park Royal. To get from there to Holbox, it is necessary to take a ferry from the town of Chiquila. If you only have one day to do this excursion, with the reservation of this same excursion to Holbox, a bus can pick you up at the hotel first thing in the morning, including drinks and fish-based food at a local restaurant. During this tour, which lasts about 10 hours, the bus will take you to Chiquila and once there you will board a private boat or ferry that will take you directly to the Island of Holbox.

Holbox, with its tropical climate, is an attractive destination all year round, but the best time to visit is from private boat or November to April. During these months, the weather is warm and dry, perfect for enjoying the beaches and outdoor activities. Avoid the rainy season from May to October to ensure sunny days and ideal conditions.

As we have commented throughout this guide, the best activities to do in Holbox are whale shark watching (from May to September), the phenomenon of nocturnal bioluminescence, different water activities (kayaking, paddle surfing, diving, etc.) and explore the island by bike.

Finally, the best kept secrets of this island, and must-visit points, are the Yalahau Cenote and its surroundings, the hidden gastronomic corners and being able to do artisanal fishing with local fishermen, where you can enjoy the freshness of the seafood captured in the moment.

Get ready to explore this Caribbean paradise and immerse yourself in the magic of Holbox Island!
Destinations·09/04/2024
What to see and do in Coba: a great Mayan city

What to see and do in Coba: a great Mayan city

Get to know the past on an unforgettable trip to the golden age of the Mayans. Welcome to the majesty of Coba! The ancient Mayan city hidden in the jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) and founded between 500 and 900 AD.

Coba is located in the state of Quintana Roo, halfway between Tulum and Valladolid. Surrounded by dense tropical jungle and 5 lakes (hence its well-known name as "the city of 5 lakes"), the Mayan city emerges as a majestic testimony of the greatness of the civilization that inhabited it, in fact, it was the largest Mayan city in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula.

We open its doors to embark on a spectacular tour through the majestic Mayan ruins and the magical crystalline cenotes, immersing ourselves in the historical and natural wealth that this destination has to offer.

Archaeological zone of Coba


It is one of the most visited sites in Mexico, due to its location and its unrestored architectural complexes, where the Mayan past comes to life. In this archaeological complex is the Nohoch Mul Pyramid (which is the highest in the Yucatan Peninsula and the second largest in Mayan history, with 42 meters high), the enigmatic Ovan Temple (Xaibé), the serenity of La Iglesia, the energy of the Ball Games, and the fascinating Mayan wall paintings. Each structure tells a unique story of this civilization, unraveling its secrets as we walk among its vestiges.

The Pyramid of Nohoch Mul


In the impressive landscape of Coba stands imposing Nohoch Mul, the pyramid that rises majestically to offer us a unique vision of the ancient city of Coba and its natural environment. It is the tallest ceremonial building in the Yucatan Peninsula and the second in Mayan history, at 42 meters high.

It is the only pyramid you can climb in this archaeological complex. Ascending its steps (120 no more and no less) is to enter the greatness of the Mayan civilization, an experience that fuses history, nature and spirituality. From the heights, the panoramic perspectives of the exuberant Yucatecan jungle will envelop you.

Nohoch Mul is not just a stone structure, it is a tangible connection to the splendor of the Mayan civilization. Each of its blocks tells an ancient story and as you ascend you immerse yourself in the vision and wisdom that the Mayans captured in this colossal building.

Image of the great pyramid of Nohoch Mul

Ovan Temple (Xaibé) or The Observatory


In the heart of Coba is the Ovan Temple, also known as Xaibé or The Observatory, an astronomical observatory that shows the deep mathematical and astronomical knowledge of the ancient Mayan civilization. It is a tangible testimony of the Mayan mastery in observing the sky and a symbol of the harmony that this culture sought between the Earth and the cosmos.

Its rounded design reflects an advanced understanding of celestial movements and astronomical cycles. It exemplifies that the Mayans aligned their buildings with the sky. As you explore the Xaibé Temple, try to imagine the ancient Mayans using this observatory to record significant astronomical events, marking time and celebrating the eternal dance of the stars.

Image of the pyramid known as Xaibé or The Observatory

La Iglesia


This architectural complex is the second tallest in Coba, at 24 meters high. Every architectural detail of La Iglesia (The Church) tells a story of devotion and connection with the divine. From the intricate sculptures to the stone carvings, each element reveals the Mayan commitment to their ceremonial and religious practices.

As you walk around La Iglesia, you will feel how spirituality permeates the air, you will imagine the rituals that took place in this sacred area and you will connect with the energy that persists in each rock.

Ball Games


Let's transport ourselves to the past and relive the excitement of the ancient Mayan Ball Games (played since 1400 BC) on the ceremonial field of Coba. Here the game transcended the physical to become a ritual and spiritual act.

We invite you to imagine the grandeur of this field, where competitions were held that went beyond mere athletic prowess. The Ball Games were a manifestation of the worldview of this civilization, where sport was mixed with the sacred as an offering to the gods.

Image of one of the sides of the court used in the Mayan Ball Games of Cobá

Group of Paintings


We now enter the well-known Group of Paintings in Coba, where the walls bear witness to the fascinating stories of the daily life and beliefs of the Mayans. The artists of this civilization captured their experiences and beliefs with exceptional mastery.

It is not only a set of murals, but it is an open-air museum that presents a rich collection of artistic expressions. You will also find the Templo de las Pinturas (Temple of Paintings), a well-preserved building both inside and out. Each brush stroke, made with natural pigments, tells a story.

Practical Information: how much does the entrance to Coba cost and its schedule?


Enjoying the wonders of Coba has a cost that is worth every peso. Admission gives you access to extraordinary cultural heritage. Please note that the cost may vary, so it is advisable to check the updated rates before your visit.

  • The access price is 190 pesos per person and the access time is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you want to enter outside of these hours (6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. or from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) you will have to pay 240 pesos per person (these prices may change).


  • Buy your tickets in advance. Avoid setbacks and secure your entry by purchasing your tickets in advance. Some times of the year may have higher demand, so get ahead!


  • Choose the right time of day. Do you prefer the freshness of the morning or the magical atmosphere at dusk? Adjust your visit to enjoy Coba at the time of day that most appeals to you.


  • Explore calmly. Coba is vast and full of treasures. Plan your day to explore it calmly. It is recommended to explore it by bicycle or on foot: the first option costs 50 pesos all day (you can also rent a motorcycle taxi). Another recommendation is to hire an excursion with guides.

History of the Mayan Ruins of Coba


It is believed that Coba was founded in the late preclassic period and reached its peak between 600 and 900 AD. Strategically located between two bodies of water, this Mayan city flourished as a commercial and cultural center.

During the classical period, Coba became a regional power. Its unique architecture, with the impressive Nohoch Mul Pyramid as its centerpiece, highlights the advanced urban planning of the Mayans. As the classical period drew to a close, Coba experienced a gradual decline. Although the exact reason for its abandonment is not completely clear, it is suggested that factors such as political conflicts and environmental changes could have contributed.

The rediscovery of Coba in the 19th century by explorers and archaeologists, has allowed a deeper understanding of its history. Each excavation reveals new secrets, from ancient ceremonial structures to artifacts that shed light on the daily lives of the Mayans.

Magical lakes and cenotes in Coba


Coba goes beyond history. We invite you to discover the natural jewels of the Mayan Jungle, such as the freshness of the lakes that surround the archaeological complex, as well as the cenotes of San Juan de Dios, Multun-Ha, Choo-Ha and Tamcach-Ha. These crystalline oases offer not only a refreshing escape, but also a glimpse into the stunning natural beauty that surrounds this archaeological treasure.

Cenotes of San Juan de Dios


Known as they are in the town of San Juan de Dios, these two cenotes are known by their names: Muul’ich Ts’on’ot and the Xamán cave. They are part of the underground network of rivers and caverns that characterizes the Yucatan Peninsula. The purity of the water invites you to enjoy a refreshing dip while you marvel at the visibility that characterizes these magical places.

Multun-Ha


Discover the amazing wonder that Multun-Ha contains, a cenote with turquoise waters that, due to this color, is considered the most beautiful in Coba, in addition to being the deepest. At Multun-Ha, every corner invites you to explore the natural beauty while enjoying the peace that only a cenote of this magnitude can provide.

Choo-Ha


Discover the fascinating journey that awaits you in Choo-Ha, an underground cenote that dazzles with its captivating rays of light. It invites you to explore the darkness with the enchanting guidance of its illuminations and long stairs, revealing an underground world full of mystery and wonder, with shallow waters.

Image of the Choo-Ha Cenote

Tamcach-Ha


Explore the majesty of Tamcach-Ha, a cavernous cenote that captivates with its large vault. With its enveloping cavern and depth, it offers a unique corner where you can snorkel and dive from its two platforms located on the stairs.

How to get to Coba?


Explore, learn and immerse yourself in the greatness of Coba. An experience that combines history, nature and adventure to create indelible memories. Get ready to discover the best of this Mayan gem!

At Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, we are always available so that you can stay at any of our hotels in Cancun and Cozumel: Grand Park Royal Cancun, Park Royal Beach Cancun, The Villas Cancun by Grand Park Royal, and Grand Park Royal Cozumel.

There are five ways to get from Cancun to Coba: by bus, taxi, shuttle bus, car, or by booking a sightseeing tour. If you are in Cozumel, take a ferry that leaves you in Playa del Carmen and from there take a bus to Xpu Ha, to finally take a car to Coba; or take a shuttle bus to Coba. Welcome to the wonder of Coba!
Destinations·26/03/2024
Best museums in Cozumel

Best museums in Cozumel

At Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, we invite you to discover the paradisiacal setting of Cozumel and discover its fascinating treasures, where history and art converge in the best museums on the island. This guide will take you on an educational and exciting journey, revealing the cultural wealth that hides behind every corner of the island: museums, art and… much more!

The Mayan Cacao Company


A trip to the world of chocolate and Mayan culture: The Mayan Cacao Company. This museum is a must-see stop for chocolate lovers, as it invites you on a complete tour that merges history and sensory delight. With specialized guides, you will discover the secrets and traditions of cacao (the seed that was considered the "Food of the Gods") since the ancient Mayan civilization, as well as its uses, flavors, and how the Mayans revered it.

Immersing yourself in the history and production process of cocoa is possible in this museum, enjoying a unique experience, because it is located in an impressive natural environment surrounded by vegetation. It is even possible to book different types of workshops, such as the "Chocolate Workshop" and the "Chocolate and Margarita Workshop", where you will learn to make a chocolate bar just as the Mayans did in rituals and ceremonies to honor their gods and to prepare a Chocolate Margarita.

In addition to this educational experience, you will enjoy chocolate and tequila tastings. The friendly attention and the subsequent opportunity to buy delicious chocolates and souvenirs in the local store, make this museum a world experience for all visitors and a 100% recommended encounter if you go to Cozumel.

Manufacture and processing of cocoa to make the best chocolate

Cozumel Island Museum


A look at the history of the Island: the Museum of the Island of Cozumel. It is a gem that offers a detailed vision of the conquest, development and tourism planning of the island. The museum has several interactive rooms (11 to be more exact) that explore geology, politics and economics, with very clear and easy-to-understand exhibitions, allowing you to discover information that you may not have known about Cozumel..

The museum offers a peaceful and enriching experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and learn more about this island. Located in the heart of Cozumel, its colonial architecture adds visual charm, while exhibitions by local and international artists and a restaurant with ocean views complete the experience.

This museum is a place that you cannot miss if you are interested in the history and culture of Cozumel. In addition, it is ideal to enjoy a quiet atmosphere on the island.

Crystal clear water beach in San Miguel de Cozumel

Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art


Immerse yourself in a world of creativity: Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art, the artistic experience goes beyond contemplation, it involves all your senses. In the studio, you will find works of art on display and you will also be able to see their creation process in the moment.

Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art is a mandatory stop for art lovers and those who want to explore their most creative side. Galo Ramírez takes you on a journey through his art full of passion, culture and expression. From realistic paintings to art classes, created to live an incredible experience where you will learn techniques, composition, shading, lines and how to paint with watercolors. Without a doubt this studio is a hidden treasure in San Miguel de Cozumel.

It is worth highlighting the kindness and treatment of Galo and Niurka, their variety of works, and the possibility of participating in classes to explore your own artistic talent. In case you are fascinated by a work, they offer you help and security for the transportation of the works of art, so that your purchase or gift arrives perfectly at its destination. So if you are looking for a different and special place to remember your visit to Cozumel, this museum is the perfect place to find it.

BALAM Art Painted on Feathers


Masterpieces in Feathers: BALAM Art Painted on Feathers is a unique and fascinating art store in Cozumel. With its large collection of feather-painted masterpieces, this local treasure has gained admiration for the exceptional quality and stunning beauty of each creation, dazzling frequent visitors.

Strategically located in the center of Cozumel, BALAM Art Painted on Feathers is an essential stop for lovers of art and exclusivity, where you can spend hours admiring these unique creations, carefully framed to preserve and highlight their incomparable beauty. The creativity and talent of the owner family are reflected in each work, capturing the attention of those seeking authentic artistic expressions.

Each feather painting tells a story of its own, and visitors can take home these stunning one-of-a-kind pieces as a souvenir or special gift, to share the magic of Cozumel with friends and family. The store offers a short but interesting experience, and the direct interaction with the owner adds a personal touch to the visit.

Discover the magic of Cozumel through these unique feather paintings from BALAM Art Painted on Feathers, an artistic experience that truly highlights the uniqueness of the island.

Art and works made and painted with feathers

Cozumel Archaeological Park


A journey through time and nature: the Cozumel Archaeological Park offers a fascinating experience in a natural environment. This open-air archaeological museum will transport you back in time to learn and discover the secrets of the ancient Mayan culture with its wide range of activities.

What stands out, mainly, is the beauty of the park, the diversity of activities and the historical richness of the place. From 6,000-year-old Mayan vestiges to endangered species, the park offers an unforgettable experience, creating a unique symbiosis between history and biodiversity, where these species find refuge in a protected natural environment.

The park is made up of six impressive architectural complexes and isolated temples. These monuments not only capture attention with their grandeur, but also offer an eye-opening glimpse into the complexities of Mayan life, from administrative activities to religious practices and everyday aspects.

The experience in the Cozumel Archaeological Park is unforgettable, since each step is impregnated with the magic of an ancestral past and the urgency of conserving the flora and fauna that inhabit it.

Mayan architectural complex of the Cozumel Archaeological Park

The Route of the Indies


Historical Treasures in Cozumel: Explore a journey through history at The Route of the Indies, a store that goes beyond being a simple establishment, offering an experience that resembles a fascinating mini museum. Located in Cozumel, this place captivates lovers of history and ancient objects with its unique collection.

From swords, armor to helmets and antique nautical items, every corner of the store immerses you in bygone eras, providing a tangible connection to the past. With a deep knowledge of the pieces housed in the store, the owner is happy to share interesting details and anecdotes related to each item, turning your shopping experience into a living history lesson.

While the temptation to bring some of these treasures with you may be great, it's important to consider travel restrictions, especially if your flight is international. However, La Ruta de las Indias becomes a must-see stop for those looking for more than simple antiques; Here, you will find a careful selection of historical items that will add authenticity and character to your personal collection.

Immerse yourself in the past as you explore this gem in Cozumel, where every object tells a story and every visit is a journey through time.

Black Coral Shop


Unique Jewelry in Cozumel: Black Coral Shop offers an exceptional shopping experience thanks to its unique black coral designs. On your visit to Black Coral Shop, the warm welcome from the expert staff will immerse you in a unique experience. You will discover the secrets of this extraordinary material and how it is skillfully handled to bring to life the stunning pieces you find in the store.

The most exciting thing is delving into the designs that Black Coral Shop has to offer. Each piece is a masterpiece that masterfully fuses classic elegance and modernity. The perfect combination of style and creativity is reflected in each piece of jewelry, ensuring that you find something that is not only beautiful, but also full of meaning.

The beautiful interior design and extra attention from the staff make Black Coral Shop a unique jewelry store in Cozumel. Take home an authentic and exclusive piece that will remind you of the memories of your trip.

Cozumel Cha'an Ka'an Planetarium


Exploring the sky and beyond: the Cha'an Ka'an Cozumel Planetarium is a scientific, technological and cultural complex designed to bring society closer to science.

This complex, which merges science, technology and culture, is carefully designed to bring the fascination of science to society. Discover the rich Mayan history through the various themed rooms offered by the planetarium. From worldview to archaeoastronomy, each exhibition presents a unique opportunity to explore the intimate relationship between the Mayans and the sky. Furthermore, Cha'an Ka'an not only focuses on the past, but also addresses contemporary issues such as biodiversity and water resources.

The design of the planetarium is intertwined with the essence of the island, creating an environment that not only educates, but also captivates. The interactive exhibits will take you on an educational journey, providing an experience that masterfully combines learning and entertainment masterfully.

If you are looking for an enriching experience that will take you to explore not only the sky, but also the cultural and scientific wealth of Cozumel, the Cha'an Ka'an Planetarium will be your ideal place.

Image of the interior of a planetarium showing space

Cozumel Cultural and Navigation Museum


Navigating through history: embark on a journey through the ages at the Cozumel Cultural and Navigation Museum, strategically located in Punta Celarain. This fascinating museum will immerse you in the rich history of navigation and signaling on the picturesque island of Cozumel.

From ancient Mayan trade routes to the days of piracy, the museum invites you to explore Cozumel's intricate relationship with the sea throughout the centuries. Every corner reveals secrets, from the importance of lighthouses to the daily life of the lighthouse keepers who have guided sailors over time.

The themed rooms will transport you to the era of colonial ships, offering you a detailed vision of how these majestic ships became key pieces of the island's maritime past. In addition, you will be able to learn the history behind the lighthouses, those silent guardians that have watched over the coast of Cozumel.

This museum is not only a visual testimony, but an authentic window to Cozumel's maritime past. Discover the mysteries hidden behind the waves and the stories that the island has treasured over the years.

A journey through time that will connect you with Cozumel's fascinating maritime heritage like never before.

We hope that this tour highlighting Cozumel's best museums, art shops, and jewelry stores has enriched your knowledge, sparked your curiosity, and given you a unique perspective on the island's fascinating cultural offerings.

If you need to spend some unforgettable days in Cozumel, you can stay with us at Grand Park Royal Cozumel, awarded as one of the best hotels on the island and designed for your enjoyment and rest. Discover our 5-star Mayan-style resort which will allow you to experience the fascinating island of Cozumel with the best facilities, services, location and of course a wide variety of activities at your disposal.

If you have visited any of these places, share your experience! And if you know other cultural treasures in Cozumel, don't hesitate to tell us. The richness of this island goes beyond what we have explored here, and each additional experience adds layers to the history and culture that defines it.

Let's continue exploring and discovering the incredible wealth of this beautiful island!
Destinations·19/03/2024
Celebrate Children's Day with us!

Celebrate Children's Day with us!

The first vacation of the year is coming and there is no better way to start it than with the family, celebrating with the little ones one of the most joyful and expected days of the year! Of course, we are talking about Children's Day which, in countries such as North Korea, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Ecuador, is celebrated on June 1st.

What is celebrated on April 30th in Mexico?


In Mexico, Children's Day is celebrated every April 30th and in different parts of the country there are cultural and entertainment activities to promote the welfare and rights of Mexican children. Although the celebration was established on May 8th, 1916, in Tantoyuca, Veracruz, this day still brings joy to the little ones.

The General Law on the Rights of Girls, Boys and Adolescents (published on December 4th, 2014), acknowledges them as holders of their rights, in its Article 13th, it states that they have the right to relax, to leisure, and play, as well as to freely participate in cultural, sports and artistic activities, as fundamental elements of their development and growth.

How do Mexican celebrate Children's Day?


Although the celebration of Children's Day is most celebrated in elementary schools, in recent years it has spread across the country and of course, it has reached Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, activities and amenities like:

Kid’s Club


Park Royal Beach Cancun, Park Royal Beach Acapulco y Park Royal Beach Ixtapa are the resorts where you will find our Kid's Clubs, specially decorated for children from 3 to 7 years old. These spaces, in addition to having didactic and children's games and video games, are staffed by members of our Funtastic Team. However, always remember that children must be supervised by a companion of legal age.

Children's activities


Our Funtastic Team is a group of young entertainers who oversee the fun at Park Royal Beach Resorts and month after month they organize fun activities for the whole family. From cooking classes, arts and crafts, and integration activities to amazing pajama parties and mini-disco nights, that your children will enjoy during their vacations.

Water parks


In addition to our family pools, all our resorts have children's ones just a few centimeters deep, equipped with fun water games where the little ones can have fun in a safe and healthy environment.

Snack Bars


Let's face it, kids get the munchies after spending some time at the pool, but don't worry! Our resorts have snack bars designed especially for those in-between-meal cravings. Within these snack bars, you will find fries, hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, popcorn, flavored waters and crudités that even adults won't be able to resist.

Children's food


In all Park Royal Beach Resorts, brand hotels, you will find a buffet option that offers breakfast, lunch and themed dinners. Of course, we offer healthy food in small portions so our youngest visitors can eat and drink something nutritious during their stay with us.

So now you know, no matter if you decide to visit the Mexican Caribbean and stay at Park Royal Beach Cancun, or go to the Mexican Pacific and choose between Park Royal Beach Acapulco, or Park Royal Beach Ixtapa all our resorts have something specially designed for the little ones to spend an unforgettable vacation, either during Children's Day or at any time of the year.

We look forward to seeing you
Entertainment·13/03/2024
Day turns to night in Mazatlán: Total Eclipse

Day turns to night in Mazatlán: Total Eclipse

This coming April 8th, 2024, an impressive astronomical event will occur. It’ll be visible in much of North America, but the main host will be the beautiful coasts of Mazatlan, in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa.

In Mexico, according to scientists, there will be ideal and appropriate climatic conditions to observe this total solar eclipse. The geographical coordinates of this area of the country will concur with the moment in which the total phase will be at its maximum point on the longest duration.

Between two and five solar eclipses occur throughout the year, although most are partial. The last time Mexico was witness of a total solar eclipse was on July 11th, 1991, and the next one will occur on March 30th, 2052.

For this reason, scientific communities and tourists from around the world are preparing to observe this phenomenon that is already considered the “Great Mexican Eclipse”. On this occasion, Park Royal Hotels & Resorts wants to accompany you to live this unparalleled experience and be part of it.

How eclipses occur?


Universe has generated a particular fascination in humanity, since the beginning of times. Among all the phenomena that occur, we find eclipses, which are one of the most spectacular natural events, as they can change day into night, only to become day again in a few minutes.

An eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth move in a straight line, thus obscuring parts of one of these bodies with another. When the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun, a lunar eclipse occurs. If the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth, then a solar eclipse occurs.

Eclipse 2024, dates and times


The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, in Spanish), through the Institute of Geophysics, has explained in detail the event that, we are sure, will fascinate you and will connect you in a very particular way with nature.

Most of the country will be able to witness the eclipse partially and, for example, in Mexico City, the maximum phase of it will cover 79% of the Sun, which will mean a partial darkening of the day.

In the port of Mazatlan the total eclipse will last 4:20 minutes, the longest duration on the entire continent, with a total calculation of 2:41 minutes of all phases of the solar eclipse. Astronomical calculations carried out by this academic institute indicates that, in the port of Mazatlan:

  • The eclipse will begin at 9:51 h.

  • The total phase of this will begin at 11:07 h, ending at 11:11 h.

  • Finally, the eclipse will end at 12:32 h.

To fully witness the total solar eclipse, your best option is to stay in one of the 131 rooms at Park Royal Beach Mazatlan. From its spectacular location, right on the beach, you will have the best view of the sea and you’ll be able to observe the eclipse from its infinity pool. Dare to live this experience accompanied by us!

Other coasts where the eclipse will be visible are Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. Although it will not have the same duration as in Mazatlán, these ports will be protagonist witnesses of this astronomical event. To enjoy it at these points you can stay at Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta, Park Royal Homestay Los Tules Puerto Vallarta or Park Royal Homestay Los Cabos. Any of these options has an enviable location to witness this beautiful moment.

This astronomical event will be unique and we would like you not to miss it. That is why we’re waiting for you in any of the destinations you choose, so that you can enjoy a few minutes of connection with the Universe and also marvel at the wonder of living in this planet.
Entertainment·12/03/2024
Vibe to the rhythm of the Mexican Caribbean

Vibe to the rhythm of the Mexican Caribbean

The first vacation of the year is approaching, and the Mexican Caribbean is the ideal place for your first getaway. Whether you want to revel in the great natural beauty or dance to the rhythm of music all night long, the Mexican Caribbean is waiting for you.

Explora la belleza del Caribe en México


The Riviera Maya, located on the Caribbean coast in the state of Quintana Roo, is a paradisiacal destination stretching approximately 210 km from Puerto Morelos in the north to Punta Allen in the south.

The Riviera Maya offers a wide variety of white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, coral reefs, cenotes, Mayan ruins, and a plethora of activities for all tastes. Here, you can snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, play golf, hike, practice yoga, and much more.

Enjoy a relaxing day and a night full of music


If what you seek for these vacations is peace, tranquility, and a bit of adventure, then these five places are just what you need:

  • Calavera Cenote: Its name derives from a peculiarity, consisting of three holes resembling eyes and a mouth, similar to the shape of a skull. This semi-open cenote is a perfect place for snorkeling and diving, since the water is very clear and there is a great variety of fish and aquatic plants. Plus, you can witness a natural phenomenon called halocline, occurring when fresh and saltwater mix, creating a curious optical effect.

  • Chiquilá: A small fishing village located north of Quintana Roo, serving as the starting point for trips to Isla Holbox, one of the most beautiful and tranquil islands in the Caribbean. In Chiquilá, you can enjoy the local cuisine, based on fresh fish and seafood, as well as water activities like kayaking, paddle surfing, and whale shark watching from May to September.

  • Isla Mujeres: Just 20 minutes from Cancun, this place boasts one of the world's best beaches, Playa Norte, with white sand and crystal-clear water. Additionally, in Isla Mujeres, you can visit the Garrafón Natural Park, where you can zipline, kayak, and snorkel, the Submarine Sculpture Park, where you'll see more than 400 underwater artworks, and the turtle sanctuary, where you can learn about and protect these endangered species.

  • Cozumel: This island is located off the coast of the Riviera Maya and is famous for its natural beauty and marine richness. It's one of the best places in the world for diving and admiring underwater life. You can also enjoy its culture, cuisine, crafts, and atmosphere.

  • Tulum Beach: One of the most beautiful and tranquil beaches in the Riviera Maya. Characterized by its fine sand, turquoise sea, and impressive archaeological site perched on a cliff. It's the ideal place to relax and unwind from stress.

    Now, if you're seeking fun and partying, the Mexican Caribbean is where music comes to life. That's why we recommend three places where you can enjoy the good vibes of electronic music.

  • Easter Weekend: Zamna Festival, taking place on March 29th, 30th, and 31st, featuring the world's best DJs. Dance to the music in spectacular settings.

    Zamna Festival is one of the most relevant electronic music festivals in the world. This is thanks to its location, held on the beautiful beach of Tulum. The Easter Weekend, is part of a series of parties throughout the year by Zamna. If you want to reserve your ticket, you can do so here.

  • Mia Tulum: DJ party, live an incredible experience with the best Tulum-style parties, with performances, body painting, and plenty of music for a fun-filled night.

    Mia Tulum is one of the best Beach Clubs in Tulum, known for its spectacular parties with world-class DJs. Each event is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the music. Here you can check the upcoming events at this Beach Club.

  • Panic en la Playa 2024, from April 14th to 18th, the beaches of the Riviera Maya will be filled with lots of music, fun, and great vibes.

    The beaches of Mexico will be the setting to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Panic en la Playa, with artists like Daniel Donato, Trouble No More, Ivan Neville, Kitchen Dwellers, Lamar Williams Jr., and many others ensuring that the party doesn't stop for 4 days. Join the waitlist here.

As you can see, there's plenty to do in the Mexican Caribbean, from exploring its natural beauty to partying until you drop. Don't hesitate any longer and book your trip now. Stay with us at one of our three hotels, Grand Park Royal Cancun, Grand Park Royal Cozumel and Park Royal Beach Cancun. We assure you it will be a unique and unforgettable experience. We're waiting for you!
Destinations·11/03/2024
Experience the art capital of Miami

Experience the art capital of Miami

If you're an art and culture enthusiast, you can't miss out on what Miami has to offer during March and April. From electronic music to international cinema, along with parties, gatherings, and awards, Miami has become the art capital with two internationally renowned events: the Miami Music Week and the Miami Film Festival.

Music All Day and Night


The Miami Music Week takes place from March 19th to 24th, celebrating electronic music and dance culture. Organized by Ultra Worldwide and RESISTANCE, this event draws over 100,000 people from around the globe, along with more than 300 artists, DJs, and producers from diverse electronic music genres.

The most anticipated event is the Ultra Music Festival, happening at Bayfront Park from March 18th to 24th, featuring a stellar lineup including Calvin Harris, Peggy Gou, Martin Garrix, Adam Beyer, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, and many more.

Additionally, the Miami Music Week offers over 100 parties, concerts, and conferences at various venues across the city, such as Space Miami, Floyd, Kill Your Idol, SKY Yard Lounge, among others. There are also options for those who want to enjoy music at sea, like the Groove Cruise & Doc Brown present Unlearn: Recordium Miami Yacht Experience, happening on Thursday, March 21st, with artists such as 22 Weeks, A.D., and BRIO.

Miami in 35 mm


The Miami Film Festival will take place from April 5th to 14th, serving as a platform for international, American, and Ibero-American cinema. This festival showcases the work of the best independent filmmakers.

The festival presents a selection of over 100 films from 25 countries, with special attention to Ibero-American cinema. Screenings include feature films, documentaries, short films, and retrospectives.

The Miami Film Festival has hosted renowned directors, actors, and critics such as Pedro Almodóvar, Penélope Cruz, Rita Moreno, Riz Ahmed, Ramin Bahrani, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Aldis Hodge, Javier Cámara, Andra Day, Ari Wegner, Diego Luna, and Nicolas Cage.

This is why Miami has become a must-visit destination for art and culture enthusiasts, who will be able to enjoy a varied, quality and avant-garde offer.

Don't miss out and book your trip to Miami now and stay with us at Park Royal Miami Beach and enjoy an adventure full of art, culture and lots of music.
Destinations·10/03/2024
Akumal, the turtle paradise

Akumal, the turtle paradise

Welcome to magical Akumal ("Land of Turtles"), an true paradise on the Yucatan Peninsula, where natural beauty meets fascinating marine life.

This paradisiacal corner in the Riviera Maya is known as the home of turtles and offers a unique experience for those looking to explore the magic of the Caribbean. This bay, surrounded by crystal clear waters, a beautiful coral reef, and its 5 kilometers of soft, fine sand, make Akumal one of the best destinations to seek tranquility and rest in the Riviera Maya.

In this note, we will discover the wonders that await in Akumal, from snorkeling in crystal-clear waters to hidden gems like Cenote Yal-Kú and the vibrant cultural life in Akumal town. Prepare to be amazed by this tropical paradise!

What to see and do in Akumal


Dive into the turquoise waters and explore the fascinating underwater world of Akumal. Additionally, in Akumal it is possible to do many more activities (not just swimming with sea turtles). Thus, you can relax on the picturesque Akumal beach or enjoy sunny days, practice water sports, or simply relax in the large Half Moon Bay. Snorkeling is an unmissable activity that will allow you to swim alongside majestic sea turtles, turning this experience into a close encounter with marine life.

Discover the natural wonder of Cenote Yal-Kú, an oasis of fresh, clear waters surrounded by lush vegetation and, if you want to expand your knowledge about marine conservation and efforts to protect the environment, a visit to the Akumal Ecological Center is a must.

Akumal still has much more to offer, so if you are interested in this little corner between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, just keep reading!

Snorkeling in Akumal


Enter the crystalline turquoise waters and discover the captivating underwater universe of Akumal. Snorkeling is the most important and touristic activity in Akumal, and it will give you the opportunity to dive into the depths to discover its underwater treasures, as well as swim in the company of imposing sea turtles!

This experience becomes an intimate encounter with the fascinating marine life and biodiversity of its reefs, giving you unforgettable moments in the Mexican Caribbean. In Akumal it is possible to enjoy the turtles throughout the year, since they come to this area to feed and, during the months of May to September, the spectacle increases because it is the nesting season, when turtles come out to the beach to lay their eggs.

On the other hand, while you snorkel, you will enjoy the incredible coral reef found in Akumal, making it one of the best destinations in the entire Riviera Maya to dive and enjoy the impressive biodiversity of the seabed.

To carry out these activities, we recommend you go with a guide on a tour.

Imagen de una tortuga en el mar de la región de Akumal

Akumal Beach and its Half Moon Bay


If you are looking for relaxation and tranquility on your vacation, it is clear that Akumal is your place. Lose yourself in the beauty of Half Moon Bay in Akumal, a paradisiacal corner where the white sand caresses the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Bordered by small houses, hotels and restaurants, in Bahía de la Media Luna you will find the treasures that this Caribbean jewel has in store for you. For its part, it is worth mentioning a fact that few people know, and that is that Akumal Beach is the oldest tourist development in the Mexican Caribbean.

These two corners are ideal for enjoying sunny days, practicing exciting water sports or simply relaxing with the soft sound of the waves. Plus, there is no better place in Akumal to snorkel. As we have said before, in these two places you can enjoy and learn about the incredible marine flora and fauna of the region.

Imagen de la playa de Akumal

Cenote Yal-Kú


Explore the natural wonder that the Cenote Yal-Kú gives us, an authentic oasis of fresh, crystalline waters surrounded by exuberant vegetation, where freshwater mixes with the salt waters of the Caribbean.

This cenote, designed by nature, is famous thanks to its calm, shallow waters that are the perfect setting for snorkeling, immersing you in an underwater universe full of vibrant colors and aquatic life, thus turning your visit into an unforgettable adventure..

Get ready to experience a unique experience at the Yal-Kú Cenote!

Imagen del Cenote Yal-Kú con gente bañándose y haciendo snorkel

Akumal Ecological Center


The Akumal Ecological Center is a non-profit organization and a corner where education meets conservation in harmony. At this center you will be able to expand your knowledge of marine conservation and efforts to protect the environment, as well as a deep understanding of the rich local marine biodiversity and the efforts dedicated to its preservation.

With insightful data and hands-on interactions, you'll discover how every visit is an opportunity to contribute to the care of the marine environment. This educational center offers valuable information about local marine life and how to preserve it for future generations.

Akumal town


Explore the authenticity and charm that reside in the heart of the town of Akumal, a destination that goes beyond its beautiful beaches and lush landscapes. As you immerse yourself in the streets full of color and life, you will discover the very essence of the local culture. With charming craft shops that will pique your curiosity, restaurants with local flavors and the warmth of the community, the town of Akumal is a cultural journey that invites you to be part of its history.

Prepare for a tour full of traditions, hospitality, and the warm welcome of a community that is proud to share its wealth with each visitor.

Akumal Art Festival


For lovers of artistic expression, the Akumal Art Festival is a must. It is a unique celebration that illuminates local creativity and fills the town with a world of colors and captivating shapes.

This annual event is much more than just an exhibition; is a testament to the creative soul of the community, where local artists bring their visions to life in each canvas and sculpture, as well as offering workshops to visitors and locals to learn and interact about this type of local art.

The Akumal Art Festival is a sensory journey that connects you with the region's vibrant art scene.

Monkey Sanctuary


For the little ones (and for the older ones), being able to visit the Monkey Sanctuary wwill become a unique experience, where you can observe these fascinating animals up close in their natural habitat, where they are cared for to later be returned to the place where they belong.

This is a guided tour and an opportunity to connect with wildlife and learn about the importance of its conservation.

EcoRancho Mayamar


The EcoRancho Mayamar may go unnoticed by many visitors to Akumal. However, it is a magical corner located in the middle of a lush jungle populated by a varied fauna, including birds and monkeys that play among the branches.

In this authentic paradise, the EcoRancho Mayamar protects 4 private cenotes in caves of crystal clear waters, a natural jewel that can only be explored in the company of a guide, thus ensuring its impeccable conservation.

Cenote Santa Cruz


Explore the underground wonders of Akumal with Cenote Santa Cruz, a hidden gem that reveals the unique beauty of the Riviera Maya.

In this cenote, surrounded by the lush jungle, the fresh, crystal-clear waters intertwine with underwater rock formations, creating a dreamlike natural setting.

Uxuxubi Community


Delve into the cultural wealth of Akumal by exploring the authenticity and tradition of the Uxuxubi Community. This fascinating corner, located 11 km from Akumal and rooted in the essence of the Mayan jungle, invites you to learn about the customs and crafts of the local community (ecotourism), as well as the collection of fruits and vegetables and the preparation of different types of food.

The Uxuxubi Community is much more than a tourist destination, it is a trip that goes beyond the ordinary, it is an opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development of the region while you immerse yourself in the authenticity of Akumal.

To finish the visit in style you can go hiking, visit a natural crocodile sanctuary in the Uxuxubi lagoon or, if you prefer, you can dive in the Balam cenote!

Akumal, Protected Area (Environmental Regulations)


Akumal is proud to be a protected area and, by entering its natural wonders, you also assume the commitment to respect and follow the rules of the environment.

The conservation of marine life and the ecosystem is everyone's responsibility, and it becomes a shared responsibility, so when visiting Akumal make sure to follow the instructions and sustainable practices to preserve this natural paradise.

How to Get to Akumal in the Riviera Maya


Getting to Akumal is a fairly simple task, especially if you are in one of our hotels. We offer safe and comfortable transportation options, whether through buses, buses or taxis. From Cancun or Cozumel, the shuttle will take you directly to Akumal, allowing you to enjoy the trip without worries.

At Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, we are always available for you to stay at any of our hotels in Cancun and Cozumel: Grand Park Royal Cancun, Park Royal Beach Cancun, The Villas Cancun by Grand Park Royal, and Grand Park Royal Cozumel.

There are several ways to get from Cancun to Akumal: by private car or taxi (1h 30min ride); by public transport: first go to Playa del Carmen (ADO bus from the center), then take a Playa del Carmen-Akumal bus.

If you are in Cozumel, there is an option: take a ferry that leaves you in Playa del Carmen and from there take a bus to Akumal or to Xel-Há Park.

Get ready to live a unique experience in Akumal!
Destinations·05/03/2024
The Sprouted Coconut of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

The Sprouted Coconut of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Located on the charming Paseo del Pescador, the Coconut Museum emerges as a distinctive symbol of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, two paradisiacal destinations on Mexico’s Pacific coast. This museum welcomes you with a mural that tells the story of the arrival of the coconut to Mexico and which has become an emblematic attraction that captivates visitors with its uniqueness and cultural significance.

The Coconut Museum


Right next to this mural is the Coconut Museum. This space offers a fascinating dive into the history and significance of this iconic fruit. From ancient artifacts to historical photographs, the museum provides a unique perspective on the cultural importance and evolution of the coconut in the coastal region of Guerrero.

What is Sprouted Coconut?


The coconut is a fruit that has a great presence in the gastronomy of the region, thanks to its versatility when it comes to cooking, from the coconut water to the oil obtained from the coconut, but do you know the famous Manzana de Coco or Sprouted Coconut?

The sprouted coconut is a part of the fruit of the coconut palm that is formed when the coconut is still tender and has a white and soft pulp. sprouted coconut can be eaten raw or cooked and has a sweet and refreshing taste. Some benefits of the sprouted coconut are that it is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and that it helps hydrate the body and improve digestion.

In the region, the sprouted coconut is a typical ingredient in local food, and is used to prepare dishes such as sprouted coconut ceviche, sprouted coconut rice, sprouted coconut candy and sprouted coconut water.

This is why the Coconut Museum has become a coastal icon that reminds us of the importance of the coconut in the local culture and its connection to the daily life of the community.

If you want to know more, we leave you a link to the coconut museum

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo


Visiting this museum is an opportunity to better understand the history and emotional connection that the community has with the Coconut. It is a window into local culture and a way to appreciate the richness and uniqueness of this coastal region of Mexico.

To sum up, the coconut and its associated museum are key elements that capture the essence and history of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, adding another layer of charm to these already impressive destinations.

Additionally, for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of this region and enjoy an exceptional stay, Park Royal Beach Ixtapa is a perfect option. With its privileged location and its characteristic hospitality, it offers a unique accommodation experience in the area. Discover the perfect place for a family vacation amidst the natural beauty of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo at Park Royal Beach Ixtapa.
Destinations·27/02/2024
7 Best Destinations for Skydiving in Mexico

7 Best Destinations for Skydiving in Mexico

At Park Royal, we are always looking to offer our guests exciting and unique experiences during their stay in Mexico. And one of the most incredible adventures you can experience in this beautiful country is skydiving. Why should you choose Mexico as your skydiving destination? For its views, for the variety of locations, for its safety and for its ideal climate. Below we show you the best destinations in Mexico to Parachute Jump:

Puerto Escondido


With a jump of 13,000 feet, Zicatela beach, Puerto Escondido, where they offer jumps at more than 1000m high. Jumping over the beach, gliding through the waves and landing on the sand is a unique experience. To complete this adventure, at Park Royal we have the perfect accommodation, Park Royal Beach Huatulco located a short distance from Zicatela beach and just in front of Tangolunda Beach.

Playa del Carmen, Cancun


The beautiful landscapes of Playa de Carmen make this an incredible destination for skydiving, views of the Caribbean Sea, fine sand beaches and crystal clear waters from above. Accessibility from Cancun to Playa del Carmen is easy, and it is also a less crowded area, which gives you a much calmer experience without competing for space in the sky with other skydivers. https://www.skydivemex.mx/ offers simultaneous jumps in both Playa del Carmen and Cozumel for skydiving lovers who want to see Mexico from above. 1 hour drive from Grand Park Royal Cancún, it will be an amazing experience to see Cancun in a different way.

salto en paracaídas en Playa del Carmen

Cozumel


Skydive on the island of Cozumel and take with you incredible views of the entire island with a warm climate for much of the year, ideal weather conditions for skydiving, clear skies and a gentle breeze that make each jump an experience. nicer. If you are an adventurer and want to enjoy the adrenaline of skydiving, Cozumel and its views are the ideal destination for you. If you need it, your accommodation will be waiting for you at Grand Park Royal Cozumel.

Los Cabos


Enjoy your skydive with a tandem jump, a traditional and highly safe technique to enjoy your first experience. Los Cabos is located at the tip of the Baja California peninsula, with impressive views of the Sea of ​​Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. Skydiving here gives you the opportunity to enjoy unique panoramas of the turquoise waters and impressive cliffs. After this exciting activity, relax with us at Park Royal Homestay Los Cabos.

Mazatlan


Mazatlán is a popular tourist destination in Mexico, which means you can combine your skydiving adventure with a variety of activities, such as enjoying the local cuisine, exploring the old town, or relaxing on its beautiful beaches. Additionally, Mazatlán has an active and friendly skydiving community. You can connect with other skydiving enthusiasts and share experiences with people who share your passion. If you need a hotel to rest, Park Royal has the Park Royal Beach Mazatlán to have a complete experience.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo


Enjoy one of the most picturesque areas in Mexico to skydive, with a warm climate all year round and clear skies to make this activity a success. In Ixtapa Zihuatanejo you can enjoy skydiving at different altitudes, depending on your level of experience and preference. Surrounded by experts with more than 30 years of experience. This experience can be accompanied by an all-inclusive hotel in Ixtapa, Park Royal Beach Ixtapa is the ideal complement to enjoy your vacation.

Puerto Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta is located on the Mexican Pacific coast, and skydiving here gives you spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and the region's natural beauty. You'll enjoy stunning views of the bay, beaches and rainforest from the sky.

In Puerto Vallarta you have the possibility of jumping over the ocean or over mountainous areas, enjoying beautiful natural settings.

Next to Banderas Bay and Gemela Beach is Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta, ideal for a vacation in this magical destination.

Do you already know what your favorite destination is to skydive? We hope you enjoy this magnificent activity and for this we are ready to be your starting point in this exciting experience. Park Royal has hotels in Mexico and immerse yourself in the excitement of skydiving in these impressive destinations. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Destinations·13/02/2024
The Best Hiking Routes in Mexico

The Best Hiking Routes in Mexico

The world offers a wealth of destinations for lovers of nature and hiking. From majestic mountains to pristine coastlines, each location is a canvas for unforgettable adventures. If you're looking for the best hiking trails in paradise destinations, we've got you covered with these wonderful options in cities where Park Royal is located!

Cancun: Explore the Beauty of Sian Ka'an


In Cancun, immerse yourself in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Natural Reserve. Its hiking trails will take you through lush mangroves and Mayan archaeological sites. Discover the magic of the jungle as you immerse yourself in the history and biodiversity of this region.Hotel Grand Park Royal Cancún

Puerto Vallarta: Paths in the midst of Virgin Nature


Puerto Vallarta offers the Cuale River Route, an unforgettable experience. In addition, the walk to the Yelapa waterfalls or Las Ánimas beach from Boca de Tomatlán offer a direct encounter with nature in its purest state. Hotel Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta

Acapulco: Adventures in El Veladero National Park


Immerse yourself in nature in Acapulco with El Veladero National Park. Here, the hike to the top of Cerro del Mono is an experience that will reward you with impressive views and a connection with untamed nature. Hotel Park Royal Beach Acapulco

Huatulco: Discover the Route of the Bays


Huatulco invites you to explore the Route of the Bays, where walks between beaches and viewpoints will give you panoramic views that will leave you breathless. Hotel Park Royal Beach Huatulco

Ixtapa: Adventure in the Ecological Reserve


In Ixtapa, the Ecological Reserve offers trails that traverse jungles and mangroves, immersing you in the natural beauty of the region. Hotel Park Royal Beach Ixtapa

Mazatlán: Unforgettable Viewpoints and Views


In Mazatlán, the Mazatlán Lighthouse is a must-see for hikers. Enjoy scenic trails that offer spectacular views of the ocean and city. Hotel Park Royal Beach Mazatlán

These are just a few of the many hiking trails available in destinations where Park Royal awaits you. From the jungle to the coasts, these routes offer unforgettable adventures and the opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form. Prepare your hiking boots and start your next adventure!
Destinations·06/02/2024
Jazz, necklaces and food: Mardi Gras is here!

Jazz, necklaces and food: Mardi Gras is here!

The parade season around the world is here and we want to spread the spirit that floods the streets of the most emblematic cities, such as Rio de Janeiro and of course, the United States in such iconic cities as New Orleans where for almost two centuries, one of the most anticipated parades in the world has been taking place, of course, we are talking about Mardi Gras, how did it start, what does it celebrate, what does it mean to get necklaces at Mardi Gras?

We tell you all about it!

Mardi Gras origins


Mardi Gras, which translates as "Fat Tuesday" in French, is an annual event that marks the last day of the carnival season and is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Christian tradition of Lent.

In the historical records it is said that France was the first owner of Louisiana and years later, France gave Louisiana to Spain to finally be purchased by the United States in 1803, moment in which, it already had an extensive French historical and cultural record, including its traditional and colorful parade that brought visitors from all over the world to New Orleans.

Since then and until today, two weeks before Mardi Gras, it is possible to see daily small parades and parade floats that pass through the streets of this magical city.

Jazz, masks, and necklaces?


It is no surprise that Louisiana has been the birthplace of famous jazzmen such as King Oliver and even the legendary trumpet player and best jazz performer in history; Louis Armstrongs, a legacy that remains to this day and you can hear it in the small bars of New Orleans that, on these dates are crowded with travelers from all over the world to delight your ears.

Of course, the masks are another of the most colorful elements of these dates, and we assure you, you will not find two identical ones during your visit to this city. Although, at the beginning, this element was typical of the Venice Carnival, thanks to immigration and cultural heritage, has been well received on the eve of this parade by locals and tourists.

Some of the most famous masks you will find are: the Bautas, which cover the entire face and date back to the 18th century, the oval-shaped Moretta, made of black velvet, the Plague Doctor, popular due to its prominent long beak in the shape of a bird, the Gnaga, in the shape of a female cat, and the most popular of all: the Harlequin and the Colombina, mask of the so-called "harlequin's bride" which is mistakenly known as "calypso eye mask".

When it comes to giving necklaces, there is an accepted historical explanation and it is that around the 19th century, the popular belief was that purple meant justice, green, faith and gold, power, therefore, whoever gives you a necklace of these tones on the eve of Mardi Gras, will be giving you their best wishes.

When is Mardi Gras 2024?


Pack your bags, masks and necklaces because next February 13th you have a date in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras and be a witness of everything we tell you in this article. Don't forget to try the traditional King Cake, a traditional cake decorated with the colors of the carnival (green, purple and gold) and sometimes with a small toy hidden inside.

Where to celebrate Mardi Gras 2024?


If you are in the mood to enjoy another destination that also celebrates its own version of Mardi Gras, just two hours away on a commercial flight, you will arrive to Orlando, where Disney World Theme Parks also celebrate this date and at Park Royal Orlando, we will be the starting place for your adventure.

If you prefer to celebrate in another area, our beach destinations at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts will also have their own celebration with Mardi Gras activities that our Funtastic Team has prepared for you to enjoy, from arts and crafts to colorful parties so no one is left out of this amazing event.

Start the year on the right foot and remember that at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, you will always find an accommodation option to suit your plans.
Entertainment·27/01/2024
A colorful party: Carnival awaits you!

A colorful party: Carnival awaits you!

A colorful party: Carnival awaits you!

During the first days of February the carnival season is celebrated. In Mexico, this festival has an important relevance for locals, as it becomes a time to share the country's culture with those who come from different parts of the globe to enjoy magical nights, full of dance and music.

These festivities are celebrated all over the world, and they have a history almost as old as the first great civilizations. The main reason for its existence is to celebrate the end of winter and the preparation for the spring season, which brings with it the rebirth of life and, with it, the joy of living together.

To enjoy these festivities, but also have spaces for rest and peace, you can stay in the different complexes that Park Royal Hotels & Resorts offers in each of the destinations that we tell you about here, so that you do not miss out on the opportunity to enjoy this start of the year surrounded by dancing and rest.

Celebrate 150 years of the Cozumel Carnival


In the state of Quintana Roo you can enjoy two great carnivals: Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. In both, tradition combines the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean with music and dance, which end up flooding the air of these magical destinations with color.

This year the Cozumel carnival turns 150 years old, so the small city in southeastern Mexico is preparing to celebrate in a big way. 10 minutes from the center of the island, on Rafael E. Melgar’s Avenue (where the float parade will take place), Grand Park Royal Cozumel is located, which makes our resort an ideal option for you to experience this party, considered one of the most important in the country.

The first activities of this edition of the carnival started the last week of January, with the beginning of voting for the kings of the carnival, of diversity, for the youth sovereigns and for the children's monarchs. Starting on February 8th, the parades, musical presentations and concerts will begin and will end on the 14th, with the classic burning of “Juan Carnaval”.

A “Tropical Fantasy” awaits you at the next Isla Mujeres carnival, which will take place from February 9th to 13th on this small island, located north of the city of Cancun. In this edition, salsa and other Caribbean rhythms will make all attendees dance.

The party in Isla Mujeres will happen just a boat ride away from Grand Park Royal Cancún and Park Royal Beach Cancún, so if you plan to be in the Mexican Caribbean during the first days of February, you’ll find a fun option here, also music and delicious food. Welcome!

A “road trip” to the Mérida carnival


Very close to Quintana Roo is Mérida, which is home to another of these celebrations that have captivated hundreds of thousands of people for more than a century.

This festivity, which will feature the presence of the famous DJ Steve Aoki and the reggaeton singer Nicky Jam, will occur between January 27th and February 13th. To enjoy it, you can arrive by car from our resorts Grand Park Royal Cancún and Park Royal Beach Cancún, so it’s an opportunity to combine your stay with a road trip.

The Mérida Carnival will be developed under the motto “Re-Evolution, from Fantasy to Innovation”, as it seeks to demonstrate that the city is in constant change, like humanity itself.

An international carnival: Mazatlán


The Mazatlán International Carnival, 2024, called “Baroque Eclipse” will take place from February 8th to 13th. It will feature artistic expressions as diverse as plastic dances and regional Mexican singers or rock bands and baroque music.

The “Teodoro Mariscal” baseball stadium will be the scene of the coronation of the various monarchs of this carnival. The best of all? The main stage of the celebration is located just over 15 minutes away from Park Royal Beach Mazatlán, making our resort an excellent option to enjoy the party in which international artists will participate.

Tenor Fernando de la Mora and Latin Grammy winner, Ely Guerra, will participate in this edition of the great Carnival. On February 10th, after the coronation of the Carnival Queen, the famous pop singer, Emmanuel, will perform.

We hope that the options we’ve shared with you are a motivation for you to travel to these destinations and let yourself be infected by the music that will run through the streets of these emblematic Mexican cities. The best, from the hand of Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, which is ready to be the place of your rest.
Entertainment·26/01/2024
A new dawn with your Valentine

A new dawn with your Valentine

Are you looking for a way to surprise your partner this Valentine's Day?? How about treating them to an unforgettable experience at one of the Grand Park Royal Luxury Resorts hotels? These hotels, located in paradisiacal destinations such as Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta, offer everything you need to reconnect with your partner and start an incredible year.

Picture waking up in a room with an ocean view, enjoying a delicious breakfast in bed and then going out to explore the natural and cultural wonders of the area. You can practice water sports, visit archaeological sites, admire the local flora and fauna, or simply relax on the beach or by the pool.

Start the perfect day


To start your romantic getaway on the right foot, our resorts offer you the opportunity to relax with a couple's massage. Immerse yourself in an oasis of serenity and let the skilled hands of our therapists guide you into a state of total relaxation.

This couple's massage will not only relax your muscles, but also strengthen the emotional bond between you and your loved one.

Enjoy the serenity


Relax by the sea, either in our Balinese beds or in the palapas with lounge chairs, the ideal place to sip a refreshing cocktail, creating the perfect atmosphere for romance and sharing an intimate moment.

Now, if you prefer to relax by the pool, we also have the ideal space for you. You can enjoy an exclusive place, created just for adults, in our infinity pools, with a beautiful view.

An unforgettable experience


Explore and savor the finest liquors of Mexico in an exclusive tasting. Each region has its own tradition and character, and we invite you to explore the spirits of Chihuahua, Durango, Chiapas, Jalisco, Sonora and Oaxaca.

From the subtle tequila of Jalisco to the distinctive mezcal of Oaxaca, immerse yourself in the richness of Mexican distilled spirits culture. Our experts will be happy to guide you through this great experience.

Wrap up the day with dinner for two


Indulge in an exclusive romantic dinner in one of the hotel's restaurants, where you can enjoy national and international cuisine, accompanied by a bottle of wine or champagne.

But if you’re looking for an intimate space where you and your partner spend a magical evening, you can choose between a candlelight dinner in an idyllic setting or live a unique experience in a romantic tepee on the beach, you can also enjoy an elegant dinner directly in front of the sea, with the gentle sound of the waves as a background soundtrack.

This romantic getaway will not only be a celebration of Valentine's Day, but also the beginning of a year full of love and wonderful moments. Whether strolling along the beach at sunset, enjoying a romantic dinner at one of the resort's exclusive restaurants or simply relaxing by the pool, every moment at Grand Park Royal Luxury Resorts is designed for you and your partner to immerse yourselves in the magic of love.

So, this February 14th, you've got the plan for a romantic getaway and creating memories that will last in both your hearts throughout the year.
Entertainment·25/01/2024
Discover El Cedral

Discover El Cedral

If you are planning a visit to the beautiful island of Cozumel, you cannot miss exploring El Cedral, a place full of history, tradition and natural beauty. Here we present everything you need to know to immerse yourself in this unique experience.

Festivities in El Cedral: Tradition and Joy


El Cedral is known for its annual festival in honor of San Miguel Arcángel, the patron saint of the place. During this holiday, which is generally celebrated in early May. Some of the festivities and activities that take place during this event include:

Masses and religious processions:


Religious ceremonies are held in the church of Saint Michael the Archangel, during whitch special masses and processions are held in honor of the saint.

Folklore music and dances:


During the festival, there are performances of traditional Mexican music and folk dances that reflect the local culture.

Traditional food:


Typical Mexican and regional food cannot be missed, with stalls offering authentic dishes such as cochinita pibil, tamales, pozole and more.

Bullfights:


A tradition rooted in many Mexican festivities, where bullfights are carried out for the entertainment of attendees.

Games and cultural activities:


Activities such as traditional games, contests, craft exhibitions and other cultural expressions that celebrate local identity are also organized.

This festival is a vibrant mix of religious, cultural and folkloric elements that attracts locals and tourists, offering a unique opportunity to learn about and enjoy the rich tradition of El Cedral and Cozumel.

Places of Interest in El Cedral: Ruins, Church and Culture


Immersing yourself in the history and culture of El Cedral, is entering a world of fascinating contrasts. The ancient Mayan ruins delicately hold the essence of an enduring civilization. Temples and platforms stand as witnesses of ancestral architecture, revealing the greatness of the Mayan culture at this site.

Mayan Ruins:


You can explore the ancient Mayan ruins found in the area. Although they are not as large as others in the region, they still preserve structures such as temples and platforms that show the history and architecture of the Mayan culture.

Church of Saint Michael the Archangel:


Visit the church that bears the name of the patron saint of the place, San Miguel Arcángel. It is a focal point during local festivities and serves as a very important historical site.

El Cedral Festival:


If you have the opportunity to visit during the annual festival, you will be able to experience a colorful and vibrant celebration, filled with music, traditional dances, typical food and cultural activities.

Crafts and souvenirs:


In the area, you can find local crafts, ranging from textiles to ceramic items, that are representative of the culture and traditions of the region. El Cedral envelops you in a unique experience.

Cenotes Near El Cedral: Natural Beauty at Its Maximum Expression


In the vicinity of El Cedral, specifically on the island of Cozumel, there are several interesting cenotes to explore. Although none are located directly within the El Cedral area. However, here are some nearby cenotes that you could visit are:

Cenote Aerolito:


This cenote is located relatively close to El Cedral and offers crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling. It also has an impressive cave that you can explore.

Cenote Caracol:

This is another nearby cenote worth visiting. It has an open entrance with and very clear waters, making it ideal for snorkeling or just swimming and relaxing.

Cenote Chaak Tun:


Although a little further out, Chaak Tun is known for its impressive rock formations and crystal clear waters, offering guided tours to explore its underground passages and admire the natural beauty of the place.

These cenotes are relatively close to El Cedral and are popular destinations for visitors who want to experience the magic of these natural bodies of water on the island of Cozumel.

We hope this blog will help you learn more about the beauty and diversity offered by El Cedral and its surroundings in Cozumel offer. Need accommodation in Cozumel? Book at Grand Park Royal Cozumel, which is known as one of the best hotels on the island. If you need more information about a particular aspect, visit our resort's website.
Destinations·24/01/2024
Tamales and a not only Mexican celebration

Tamales and a not only Mexican celebration

After the Christmas holidays, a tradition is carried out in Mexico that combines colorful elements with flavor, fused into gastronomic expressions. The tamales and a party in his honor occur on February 2nd of each year.

The tradition, which began as a religious festival, today is a reason for communities from all over the country to gather and enjoy a dinner in which they can taste this typical dish. On this occasion we will tell you a little more about this date, which has as its precursor the Rosca de Reyes (Three King’s bread), which is eaten on January 5th and 6th.

“The Child” and the Rosca de Reyes


On February 2nd, in different traditional locations in Mexico, the "uprising of the child" is carried out, which consists of bringing images of the Child Jesus to Catholic temples. Over the years, this religious tradition was woven into another ritual, one that occurs the month before: eating Rosca de Reyes.

Between January 5th and 6th of each year, Mexican families gather to eat this traditional bread that, inside, has hidden figurines that symbolize that Child God. Whoever, when breaking bread, finds “the child” will be obliged to invite everyone who participated in that event to eat tamales and atole on February 2nd.

Tamales: an ancient indigenous tradition


The name “tamalli” or tamal comes from the Nahuatl language, which means “wrapped with care”. It’s a food based on corn, combined with meat and sauce or with fruits, which is cooked in a leaf of the same plant or the banana tree.

From the first years of the Spanish conquest in Mexico, Fray Bernardino de Sahagún related that this dish was part of the gastronomy of Mesoamerican cultures. In the document “General History of Things in New Spain” he narrated that tamales were eaten, mainly during Mexican festivities.

Currently, we can find an enormous diversity of these foods: rajas with cheese, pumpkin, broad beans, potatoes or beans. But there are also combinations such as chicken with mole, sauce with chicken or strawberry with raisins, commonly known from the color that characterizes them (green, red or pink).

In the Park Royal Hotels & Resorts restaurants you can find some presentations of tamales. Inside the Veranda restaurant, in Park Royal Beach Huatulco, you will find traditional mole tamales, which combine this delicious food with chicken.

La Candelaria in Argentina?


Catholic devotions had an important weight in the founding of Latin American cities. The images of saints and virgins gave names to localities that, today, preserve their tradition in some way.

This is the case of Buenos Aires, which has as its image and spiritual benefactor the Virgin of Candelaria, called Our Lady of Buen Aire (Good Wind). In her honor, the city celebrates cultural and gastronomic festivities.

Although the main festival is celebrated on April 24th, as it’s a representation of that deity, celebrations are also held on February 2nd. 15 minutes from the Basilica of Buenos Aires is Park Royal City Buenos Aires, from where you can go out to visit the capital of Argentina and delight in its magic.

The combinations and mixtures of cultures, known as syncretism, have given us, over the centuries, an endless number of festivities and traditions that we can enjoy today. This time, we hope that we’ve awakened your desire to learn more about these customs and that you allow yourself to enjoy them with the help of Park Royal Hotels & Resorts.
Gastronomy·24/01/2024
Enjoy Los Cabos Tennis Open 2024

Enjoy Los Cabos Tennis Open 2024

The Mexican Open of Los Cabos 2024 is set to become one of the most significant sporting events in the country, featuring some of the world's top tennis players.

This year's edition has garnered the attention of tennis enthusiasts and experts alike, offering a week of thrilling matches on the hard courts of the Cabo Sports Complex (CSC), a versatile venue with a seating capacity of 3,500.

The tournament is an ATP 250 category event, and it will include four of the world's top ten players:
  • Holger Rune from Denmark, ranked fourth in the ATP ranking.

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece, ranked fifth in the ATP ranking and the current Los Cabos Open 2023 Champion.

  • Casper Ruud from Norway, ranked ninth in the ATP ranking.

  • Alexander Zverev from Germany, ranked tenth in the ATP ranking.

Apart from the intense competition, visitors can enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the region, including its beaches, desert landscapes, marine fauna, and numerous eco-tourism and entertainment options.

The Mexican Open of Los Cabos 2024 will take place from February 19th to 24th, promising not only breathtaking on-court action but also unforgettable moments for tennis fans in this stunning part of Mexico.

A grand slam accommodation


As if that were not enough, just 14 km away (15 minutes by car) is the Park Royal Homestay Los Cabos, your restful haven in the Baja California desert, close to the Los Cabos sports complex.

The hotel's colonial-style villas are equipped with Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, a screen TV, and terraces or balconies with views of the garden or pool. In addition, the hotel has a restaurant serving Mexican and international cuisine, a pool bar, and an outdoor pool. Next to the hotel, there is a golf course where you can practice your swing, we have special discounts in case you want to play golf at this course.

Off-court activities


Los Cabos is a destination that has a lot to offer. If you want to make the most of your visit and experience more than just world-class tennis, consider taking part in any of these activities:
  • Enjoy the beaches like El Medano, Chileno, Santa María, Palmilla, and Playa Pelicanos.

  • Go whale watching for gray and humpback whales from December to April.

  • Explore the nature of this desert location that contrasts with the sea on 4x4 vehicles, motorcycles, camels, horses, or surf on its dunes.

  • Have fun with the nightlife of Cabo San Lucas, the liveliest area of Los Cabos, which offers a wide range of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos.

Come and experience the best of tennis and more with the Mexican Open of Los Cabos 2024 and do not forget to book your stay at Park Royal Homestay Los Cabos.
Entertainment·23/01/2024
Music, surf and a relaxing place to start the new year

Music, surf and a relaxing place to start the new year

Music, surf and a relaxing place to start the new year

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "beach"? Probably your mind makes a collection of images, sounds, textures and flavors. A sunset with your favorite person, the sound of the waves, the texture of the sea under your feet and the taste of coconut.

Do you imagine raising this feeling and doing all this surrounded by people that, just like you enjoy the beach? Keep reading because we have excellent recommendations for you to start this 2024!

Sayulita Fest 2024


Just 1.5 hours away from Grand Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta or 1 hour from Park Royal Homestay Los Tules Puerto Vallarta, you will find one of the favorite beaches of the youngest and most laid-back travelers visiting our country. Of course, we are talking about Sayulita, a popular beach known for its excellent waves for surfing and enjoying a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

This festival had its most successful edition in 2017, where among its main guests were Café Tacuba and Nortec Collective, two important Mexican bands. However, in 2020 due to restrictions after the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival interrupted its editions. The good new is that this 2024 promises to be the return of one of the most beloved local festivals in the region where Mexicans and foreigners will enjoy the waves of the Mexican Pacific in the surfing competitions that will be held in the first weeks of February.

In addition, it is rumored that, for the return of this festival, the event organizers will include gastronomic events, sports activities and even the participation of different DJ's that will set the mood from sunrise to sunset. Get ready!

San Pancho Music Festival 2024


When talking about music, San Pancho, Sayulita's neighboring beach in Nayarit, will be hosting its annual music festival from February 23-25, 2024, bringing together local and international musicians that enjoy music as much as you do.

What started as a local project in a neighbor's backyard, has attracted travelers from all over the world to get to know the sounds of the more than one hundred artists who will be performing on these dates to reactivate tourism in the area.

The festival has no entrance fee and the only income that the artists get, comes from two sources; the donations they get from visitors and the sale of merchandise made by the bands.

Stay with us in Puerto Vallarta


If you decide to visit Puerto Vallarta, only 1.5 hours away from Sayulita and San Pancho you will find Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta, an all-inclusive resort where you can stay and enjoy a calm and crystal-clear beach, entertainment activities throughout the day, and of course, an excellent gastronomic offer that goes from the flavors of the sea to the iconic mixology of the Mexican Pacific.

If, on the other hand, you decide that your thing is a stay that makes you feel at home, we recommend staying at Park Royal Homestay Los Tules Puerto Vallarta, a hotel complex with a European Plan, family villas fully equipped with everything you need to relax with your loved ones, 7 swimming pools distributed throughout the complex and a restaurant where you can enjoy without leaving the hotel.

Whichever option you choose, we are ready to welcome you in your best lodging option in Puerto Vallarta.
Destinations·22/01/2024
Valentine’s Day in Cancun

Valentine’s Day in Cancun

This Valentine's Day, immerse yourself in romance in the paradise of Cancun with Grand Park Royal Cancún. Discover a unique experience, full of love and luxury.

Room to Celebrate your Valentine's Day at Park Royal


Do you need the perfect excuse for a dream vacation? Here it is! Enjoy endless kisses by the sea, the room service you've always wanted, moments of relaxation in our spa and exciting adventures around Cancun. In addition, we offer the possibility of requesting special amenities at an additional cost, to make your stay even more special and personalized. This is the ideal time to escape and live unforgettable experiences.

Luxury Dinner at Grand Park Royal Cancún


Celebrate love with an exquisite dinner at our resort, where you can delight with delicious dishes created by our chefs, accompanied by a bottle of wine or champagne while you enjoy unparalleled views of the sea.

Here you can choose between a candlelit dinner, a special experience in a romantic teepee or in our comfortable Balinese beds in front of the beach.

Spa & Wellness at Grand Park Royal Cancún


Relax and rejuvenate in our spa. Enjoy treatments designed to renew your special connection on this significant day.

Shows at Grand Park Royal Cancún


Live the magic of love with all the activities that our entertainment team has planned, every day and every night there will be something different to enjoy. Unforgettable night guaranteed in a charming environment.

Parasailing Adventure in Cancun


Experience the thrill of parasailing together. Soar over the crystal-clear waters and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Boat Trip in Cancun


Explore the wonders of the Caribbean on a romantic sunset boat ride. Take in the horizon while enjoying the company of your loved one.

Tour to Ancient Mayan Ruins


Discover history together by exploring ancient Mayan ruins. A unique cultural experience in the heart of ancient civilization. Park Royal Beach Cancún has direct access to the Mayan Ruins that are close to the hotel.

Walk along the Beautiful Beaches and enjoy the Sunset


Enjoy a romantic walk along the beaches of Cancun while the sun says goodbye to the horizon. Nature itself creates the perfect setting for love.

But if you prefer an experience with greater privacy and great personalized attention, consider renting a Villa at The Villas Cancun by Grand Park Royal. Celebrate love in your own private paradise!
Entertainment·16/01/2024
What is Tejuino?

What is Tejuino?

Mexico has always been a country famous for being the origin of corn that we use almost daily in the rest of the world today, and it is a food with uncountable variants and benefits.

There are several typical drinks from Mexico that even date back to pre-Hispanic times and, they are made from corn. Some of them are tepache, pulque or the famous drink that we talk about in this new article on the Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, tejuino.

This drink is well known not only for its refreshing flavor but also for the wide number of benefits that provides to the consumer. If you want to know more about the origin of this beverage, keep reading!

History of Tejuino


Tejuino is a drink whose origin dates to pre-Hispanic times where corn was considered a divine food, therefore, this drink made from corn was also used in ancestral rites.

The first known references to tejuino say that it began to be made by the Wixárika people located in the state of Nayarit and that this recipe is around 7000 years old.

Without a doubt, its connection with the sacred makes that this emblematic drink continues to be consumed today in many parts of Mexico.

Seller serving a glass of Tejuino

Origin of Tejuino


Where is tejuino from? There are many references throughout history about the production of tejuino, but as we mentioned previously in this article, we talk above all about the town of Wixárica in the state of Nayarit.

Today, tejuino it is very typical in the state of Jalisco and more specifically in the city of Guadalajara.

glass of Tejuino

Despite this origin, there are many places in Mexico where you can find this drink, and due to its refreshing flavor and its historical background it has spread throughout the country over time, so if you come to visit any of the Park Royal Hotels & Resorts complexes in Mexico, don't hesitate and try this ancient drink with so much history.

Tejuino Recipe


Tejuino is a drink with a very low level of alcohol (yes, indeed tejuino has alcohol but it is less than 1%) made from fermented corn. You might ask yourself, how is tejuino made? And of course, we will answer this question:

Industrial method


The corn is fermented for 3 to 5 days, then it is put in a blender with piloncillo and water, finally lemon and salt are added to taste.

Popular method


The most popular way and with which most street and local vendors make this drink is the following:

First, an "atole" is prepared by boiling the diluted corn and adding the piloncillo. When it corn masa thickens and takes on a viscous texture it is left to ferment spontaneously for 24 to 48 hours.

Tejuino Street stall

Ingredients


  • 1 kg of corn dough (fermented or not)

  • 1 kg of piloncillo

  • 3 liters of water

  • 2 lemons

  • Salt to taste

  • Ice

  • In some places chile piquín is added.

Benefits of Tejuino


Tejuino is a drink that has been famous for being good for the body and for having many properties and benefits. In fact, it was demonstrated that tejuino, is able to displace pathogenic bacteria thanks to its large amount of lactic acid bacteria and, in addition, if we add salt and lemon, we will not only improve its taste but also its power to reject pathogenic bacteria by lowering the ph.
After these results, the researchers concluded that among the properties of this drink we have:

  • Improves digestive problems.

  • It helps to the correct functioning of the intestinal transit.

  • It increases the capacity of nutrient absorption.

Does Tejuino cure a hangover?


There are many urban legends about the benefits of this drink, but undoubtedly the most common are that it cures diarrhea and hangover, however the tejuino does not have a miraculous power to cure these ills at the time but it is true that, after many investigations it has been shown that for its benefits related to the intestinal tract, tejuino is a very good drink to treat these stomach problems.

If you are going to visit Mexico soon or it is among your next plans, don't forget to try a good glass of refreshing tejuino. We are sure you will not regret!
Gastronomy·03/01/2024
Movies recorded in Mexico

Movies recorded in Mexico

The different destinations that we find in Mexico are world-renowned for their paradisiacal beaches and magical landscapes. Of course, in the world of cinema, it could not be less and there are a large number of films that are shot in this territory and surely you did not know it or had not realized it.

From Park Royal Hotels & Resorts we want to invite you to discover these places where you never thought one of your movies would be favorites was filmed there and many of them are quite close to the different hotels of the chain, so if you are thinking of visiting us or you already know that you will be with us soon you can identify which film setting you can visit during your stay.

Titanic


If we talk about the film industry and its history, we cannot leave without mentioning one of the most famous films of all time and which in its time won 13 Oscar awards among the 16 nominations it received from the academy.

In this case, this famous feature film carried out several shoots on Rosarito beach in Baja California, a beach that was already famous for fishing, surfing, its crystal-clear waters, its landscape, etc., since the film was released many years ago. years is also one of the reasons why this place is so famous.

Old photograph of the Titanic

Rambo: First Blood Part II


In this case, the place where the famous Rambo II movie was filmed is Acapulco, one of the most famous tourist destinations in all of Mexico and which, in addition, also attracts many people due to its proximity to Mexico City, the country's capital.

In 1985, the director of the “Rambo” saga decided to take the filming of the second installment to the beaches of Acapulco together with the main actor and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone and a budget for the making of the film of 25 million dollars.

Some of the most recognized places in Acapulco that appear in the film are some of its beaches as well as the El Salto Waterfall that belongs to Coyuca de Benítez, in Guerrero, which is only about 15 minutes by car from Park Royal Beach Acapulco.

Bad Boys “For Life”


The films that we are discussing in this article are classic films with a lot of history, but in this case we want to talk to you about a more recent one that premiered in 2020 and was recorded in two different locations near Mexico City.

We are referring to Bad Boys “For Life”, the third installment of the famous film saga starring the world-renowned Will Smith and his acting partner Martin Lawrence.

In Bad Boys, Will and Martin play the role of two partners who work as rogue detectives who will use any method to take down criminals.

The two locations chosen for the production and direction of the film were none other than the cities of Yautepec, Morelos and Naucalpan, State of Mexico. This choice is due to the plot of the film in which they must stop a Mexican Drug Trafficker played by actress Kate del Castillo.

Kill Bill: Volume II


In the film industry, many times it is not the films themselves or the protagonists that draw the attention of the project and there are several film directors who raise passions with their work.

In this case, we are referring to the great Quentin Tarantino, whose works are world-renowned and, one of them, was recorded in several locations in the state of Jalisco, highlighting the coast of Careyes.

We are referring to the second release of the Kill Bill saga, which takes place in this private and paradisiacal place. An ideal location to develop the character of “The Bride” played by Uma Thurman who searches for the evil Bill in the film to kill him.

Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino conversing during the filming
of Kill Bill

Troy


In Los Cabos, Baja California, is located Park Royal Homestay Los Cabos so if you are thinking about staying with us, we would like to invite you to visit several of the locations in Los Cabos where a film as famous and historic as “Troy” was filmed.

During this filming, several world-famous Hollywood actors were enjoying the unique landscapes that Baja California offers, among them we were able to see Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Eric Bana.

The main reason why this film was filmed in this place is because of its resemblance to the Greek coasts, which made it the ideal location.

Beach of Los Cabos in Baja California

After discovering that many of the scenes you have enjoyed in films as famous as these are within your reach, if you visit any of the Park Royal Hotels & Resorts. Do not miss out!

Destinations·12/12/2023
Visit the Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico

Visit the Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has a wide tourist and leisure offer. It is a formidable vacation destination, therefore, from Park Royal Homestay Club Cala Puerto Rico we want to talk to you about one of the mandatory stops if you visit the city of San Juan, Casa Bacardí and its iconic rum distillery.

Join us in this article and we will tell you a little about the history of this renowned rum company and the different types of visits and tours that can be carried out, without a doubt, a highly recommended experience.

History of the Bacardi House


Foundation


In 1862, the couple formed by Facundo Bacardí Massó and Amalia Moreau founded the Bacardi alcoholic beverage company in Santiago de Cuba after having moved from Barcelona where they were originally from during their adolescence.

After a long process of trial and error, Don Facundo was able to develop a softer and sweeter alcoholic beverage, achieving a different rum that contrasted very well with the liquor that was widely consumed at the time.

History of the Bacardi House

Bat symbol


Don Facundo Bacardi's wife discovers a colony of bats in the distillery they had recently acquired. These fruit bats had a special meaning in Barcelona, the place of origin of marriage where it was said that these animals are symbols of good fortune, brotherhood and fidelity.

At the same time, these bats are great natural partners for the cultivation of sugar cane with which rum is made, since they are responsible for pollinating the crops and feed on insects and parasites that harm this plant.

For these reasons, from that moment on the new symbol of the company would be the iconic Bacardi bat.

The Bacardi House Puerto Rico


Already in 1936, the alcoholic beverage company had expanded very significantly and opened a distillery in Puerto Rico due to the high price of tariffs that were paid to send rum to the United States.

Finally, due to the tense situation that was being experienced in Cuba due to the revolution, the Bacardi family decided to move all its main operations to the island of Puerto Rico where a few years ago they had built the new distillery.

Today, Casa Bacardí Puerto Rico is one of the main companies on the island and even the Secretary of Puerto Rico himself, Ferdinand Mercado, has commented that the first thing many tourists ask when they arrive on the island is where to find the Bacardi House.

Bat symbol

Guided tours


Casa Bacardí is one of the main tourist attractions in Puerto Rico and as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are different types of tours and guided visits that include different experiences depending on the price of the ticket.

If you are on vacation in Park Royal Homestay Club Cala Puerto Rico we invite you to take one of the rum factory tours, we are sure it will be an incredible experience.

Founder's experience


This tour allows you to enjoy an experience guided by the mentality and the centuries-old process with which Don Facundo Bacardi managed to achieve a smooth and exclusive liquid.

At the same time, you can enjoy a multisensory experience for the most lovers of this tropical drink.

Founder's experience

Price: $200 + taxes

This tour includes:

• Welcome cocktail in the pavilion

• VIP visit

• Visit to the tropical rum aging warehouse

• Rum tasting with local pairing

• Visit to the gift shop

Mixology class


In this type of tour they will teach you how to make top-notch cocktails such as the Mojito or the Piña Colada while you learn the history of these drinks as well as some tricks and skills of a professional mixologist.

Mixology class

Price: $75 + taxes

This tour includes:

• Welcome cocktail in the pavilion

• Cart ride through the facilities

• Mixology class

• Visit to the gift shop

Tour with rum tasting


Discover how to taste rum the right way and become a pro at this tropical drink. You can try the most premium Bacardi rums with a chocolate pairing and learn more about the most awarded rum brand in history.

Tour con cata de ron

Price: $75 + taxes

This tour includes:

• Welcome cocktail in the pavilion

• Cart ride through the facilities

• Visit to the Bacardi family museum

• Rum tasting and chocolate pairing

• Visit to the gift shop

“The Legacy” Tour


Take an authentic journey back in time through the history of Bacardi and its heritage, enjoying welcome drinks and a tasting of the Casa Bacardí Reserva Especial, which there is no other place in the world where you can find it.

Tour “El Legado”

Price: $30

This tour includes:

• Welcome cocktail in the pavilion

• Cart ride through the facilities

• Movie at the Bacardi Visit Center

• Tasting of Casa Bacardi Special Reserve rum

• Visit to the gift shop

Finally, we leave you here the official Bacardi website from where you can buy your entrance tickets. We hope you enjoy it!

Destinations·05/12/2023
New Year in Puerto Rico

New Year in Puerto Rico

The New Year holiday is celebrated in different ways around the world. Knowing the different traditions of other cultures can enrich our vision and give us ideas to practice their rituals and welcome 2024 freshly.
This time we explore the most common traditions and rituals on the beautiful island, where natural elements play a central role. In addition, you can do them in the facilities of our resort Park Royal Homestay Club Cala Puerto Rico, which is a beautiful complex that will enchant you.

Clean the past with water


The main tradition is to welcome the New Year with a water battle. The climatic conditions of this beautiful country allow a child's game to become a cleansing ritual to receive the new cycle.
Water, one of the four basic elements in the world, is of central importance to all cultures. It is given a purifying character that becomes ideal for starting cycles. In Puerto Rico, families throw buckets of water out the window to get rid of the problems that occurred in the past year and thus clear the way for what is to come. They gather in the houses to fill buckets and pots with water that they throw at the doors just as the final 12 bells of the year strike.
Aside from cleansing the past, this ritual is associated with attracting good luck and abundance.

Making noise and put on red ribbons


Another tradition carried out in Puerto Rico is to hang a red ribbon on the front door of houses as a sign that one seeks to ward off bad luck. In different Latin American countries it is believed that this amulet can prevent the "evil eye", as well as being a victim of envy, jealousy, negativity and similar situations. Along with this practice to avoid “bad spirits” is the tradition of making noise with plates and glasses. According to popular belief, noise drives away bad vibes and helps start the year in a good mood.

Party and family meal


As part of the culture of Puerto Rico, the arrival of the New Year is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm with the family. There is dinner and dancing all night and into the early morning.
It is a very abundant and typical dinner with dishes such as rice with gandules, pernil, asopao, salads, cakes, typical sweets and a wide variety of drinks, such as cava, which is a typical sparkling drink of the island.
After dinner the party continues with dances such as salsa, bachata and reggaeton. Some people like to wear costumes and paint their faces or use the Vejigante masks, which correspond to the carnival, but which also come out on these dates.

By midnight the family continues to gather to watch fireworks show and shoot rockets. We hope that these traditions awaken the desire to live them and even let us accompany you during these holidays.
Entertainment·29/11/2023
The most expected events of the year in Miami

The most expected events of the year in Miami

A new year begins, it’s 2024 and with it comes a lineup of events to experience the magic of the streets of Miami. Florida's vibrant epicenter boasts an exciting list of events throughout the year, tailored to a wide range of interests and passions.
From sports enthusiasts to art buffs, there will be something for everyone in this cosmopolitan city. Don't miss the opportunity to attend each of them and, of course, stay at Park Royal Miami Beach to rest in this vibrant city.
On this occasion we present six of the most anticipated events for the coming year and that, without a doubt, will be an unparalleled experience.

The Life Time Miami Marathon and Half (January 28th, 2024)


The annual event is a celebration of athletics and endurance that attracts runners from around the world. This iconic event not only tests the physical limits of the participants, but also showcases the energy and spirit of the city.

Carnaval Miami (February 11th to April 8th, 2024)


This carnival is a feast for the senses, it is a vibrant celebration of Latin culture. This lively event brings together music, dancing and culinary delights, offering a true taste of Miami's varied heritage.

Winter Party Festival (February 28th to March 5th, 2024)


This is a celebration of LGBTQ+ community, acceptance, and pride. This multi-day event includes dance parties, beach gatherings, and fundraisers, creating an atmosphere of inclusivity and celebration.

Miami Film Festival (April 5th to 14th, 2024)


For film enthusiasts, the Miami Film Festival attracts nearly 45,000 attendees annually, is a retreat for more than 300 filmmakers, producers and talent showcasing. It’s a diverse selection of international films, as well as a platform for emerging filmmakers. This cultural extravaganza celebrates the art of storytelling through film.

Miami Grand Prix (May 5, 2024)


The Formula 1 Grand Prix comes to Miami attracting racing, fans, and adrenaline seekers. The event transforms the city into a spectacular street circuit, where you’ll be able to feel all the excitement and action at maximum speed.

NASCAR 400 Cup Series (October 20th to 22nd, 2024)


Miami hosts the exciting NASCAR race, where speed and precision collide on the track. This high-octane event attracts passionate fans and showcases: the exciting world of this comptition.

From heart-pounding races to fascinating cultural celebrations and cinematic experiences, Miami's events calendar is a testament to its diversity and vibrancy. Whether you love sports, art, or cultural exploration, Miami offers a range of experiences to delight yourself, and memories to treasure for life.
The Miami area has many places that will make you feel at home. Where will you stay? Easy, you can make a reservation at Park Royal Miami Beach, a hotel designed for relaxation and enjoyment with spacious rooms, comfortable beds, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen. The hotel also has a warm outdoor pool, equipped with a terrace for sunbathing and relaxing in Miami's extraordinary climate.
Entertainment·28/11/2023
A sporty end of the year

A sporty end of the year

Ending 2023 by participating in or attending various sports events is an exciting and healthy way to bid farewell to the year. This experience provides sports enthusiasts with the opportunity to celebrate their passion for exercise and camaraderie while immersing themselves in a wide variety of sports disciplines. Get ready to book at Park Royal Beach Mazatlán y Grand Park Royal puerto Vallarta!

A scenic challenge on the Pacific coast


The Grand Pacific Marathon will take place on December 3rd, 2023, at Playa Norte in front of the Fisherman's Monument in Mazatlan. It is one of Mexico’s premier long-distance races, gaining international recognition as runners enjoy panoramic views of the ocean along the boardwalk and historic streets. The event attracts runners from all over the world, creating a multicultural atmosphere, and is inclusive with 4 categories (5K and 10K / 21K and 42K) accessible for runners of distinct experience levels. The Grand Pacific Marathon is more than a sports competition; it's a celebration of natural beauty, culture, and passion for running.

Run, ride, and speed through Mazatlán


The Triatlón Pacífico Mazatlán 2023, taking place on December 2nd at Playa Norte in front of the Fisherman's Monument, is an exciting sports event that brings athletes from around the world to this beautiful coast. In this competition, participants will face the challenge of open-water swimming in the Pacific Ocean, followed by cycling along stunning scenic routes, and finally, a run through the charming streets of Mazatlan. Don't miss out!

Pedaling through the pearl of the Pacific


On December 8th and 9th, the Mazatlan 2023 CycloTour will take place with routes of 140 km and 70 km. These sports events combine challenge with scenic beauties of “La Perla del Pacífico”, and the promotion of an active and sustainable lifestyle. Each year, it attracts more cycling enthusiasts seeking the thrill of competition and the opportunity to explore Mexico’s magnificent coast from the unique perspective of a bicycle. Cyclists and spectators can enjoy live entertainment, family activities, and the opportunity to explore local culture and gastronomy. Remember, to attend any of these sports events, your accommodation will be reserved at Park Royal Beach Mazatlán.

Golf and bon appétit


From December 7th to 10th, you have an appointment in Punta Mita, Nayarit, where the mecca of international gastronomic culture merges with elite world golf to provide a unique event of its kind. The world’s top chefs gather to create signature dishes and delight the most discerning palates of attendees. In addition, there will be wine, tequila, mezcal tastings, and gourmet dishes from both Mexican and international cuisines.
Meanwhile, golf enthusiasts can play on two world-class courses designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus: "Pacifico" and "Bahia." Both amateur and professional golfers can test their skills on challenging holes while enjoying breathtaking landscapes.

"Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf" is an event that combines culinary elegance and golf skill in a setting of spectacular natural beauty. Remember that, to attend this event, your accommodation will be waiting for you at Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta.
Entertainment·27/11/2023
A year of celebrations for Disney

A year of celebrations for Disney

Disney is synonymous with fantasy, fun and happiness for millions of people around the world. Since its founding on October 16, 1923 by Walt Disney and his brother Roy, the company has created stories, characters and experiences that have captivated generations of fans. To commemorate its centennial, Disney has prepared a series of events, attractions and new features at its theme parks, especially at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the brand's largest and most visited destination.

A journey through time


Centenary celebrations not only focus on the past, but also look to the future. New attractions, shows and experiences add to the magic of Disney, ensuring that future generations can also enjoy this magical kingdom.
The celebration began on October 1 and will run for 18 months, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy the festival in all its splendor. Some of the activities and surprises that you can experience are:

Disney Enchantment: a new nighttime spectacle of fireworks, music and projections that will light up the sky and Cinderella Castle.
Harmonious: will be one of the largest shows ever created for a Disney park, combining fountains, lights, lasers, pyrotechnics and giant water screens. The show will celebrate the music and Disney stories that connect people around the world.
Remy's Ratatouille Adventure: a new attraction inspired by the Pixar film “Ratatouille.” Visitors can shrink to the size of a mouse and join Remy on a culinary adventure.
Disney Fab 50 Character Collection: a collection of 50 sculptures of Disney';s most beloved characters, which will be spread across the four theme parks. The sculptures will represent classic characters and some newer ones.

What to expect this holiday season at Disney?


In addition to the 100th celebration, Disney will also offer the opportunity to enjoy the holiday season, with special decorations, events and activities to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Some of the proposals that you can experience are:

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party: An exclusive party held on select nights between November and December, requiring a separate ticket. The party includes a Christmas parade, a Christmas-themed fireworks show, and an artificial snowfall on Main Street.
Epcot International Festival of the Holidays: a festival that celebrates Christmas traditions and customs from different countries and cultures.

Disney is a place where dreams come true, visitors who choose to travel to this destination will be able to enjoy a variety of experiences, attractions and novelties that will make their trip an unforgettable memory.
If with this you are already planning a visit to Disney World to join the centennial celebrations and immerse yourself in the magic of the holiday season, be sure to make your reservation at Park Royal Orlando. This is where the comfort of our hotel and the proximity to the park (approximately 20 minutes by car) combine with the magic of Disney to create the perfect getaway. We assure you that it will be a trip that you will remember for a lifetime!
Entertainment·26/11/2023
Christmas traditions in Mexico

Christmas traditions in Mexico

The Christmas holidays are here and with them the opportunity to live them “the Mexican way.” These charming traditions are celebrated with passion and joy in the streets and neighborhoods across the country. This part of Mexican culture, like almost all, is based on the rich mix of indigenous and Spanish influences that offer a unique experience, full of color, flavor, and spiritual fervor.
Christmas in Mexico is also decorated with the warmth of its people and the depth of their beliefs. Thus, these mixtures create an unforgettable experience for those who have the privilege of participating in them.
On this occasion we tell you about the meaning of the traditions of the season: the posadas, pastorelas, the piñatas, the Three Kings’ bread, and the Christmas bonuses (known as aguinaldos), which you can enjoy at the Christmas parties that we have for you and your family at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts.

A trip through the posadas


Recreating the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph, this is one of the most emblematic traditions of Mexican Christmas. The posadas are representations of that biblical passage when pilgrims seek refuge.
These colorful processions, which take place during the nine days leading up to Christmas Eve, involve the local community. Neighborhoods and families come together to sing Christmas carols, carry candles, and recreate the search for a place for the birth of Baby Jesus. Mexican hospitality shines, families open their doors to participants and offer them typical food, such as tamales and traditional drinks such as ponche.
During these holidays, bonuses (aguinaldos) are also given mostly to kids. This tradition have their origin in Rome, and with the Spanish conquest the custom of “masses of aguinaldo” was created. In them, pastorelas were represented and at the end of the show attendees were given small gifts. Over the years these gifts became small bags of sweets that contained typical fruits of the time of year, such as canes, tejocotes, peanuts and traditional snack sweets.

The fight between good and evil: the pastorelas


Pastorelas are a tradition deeply rooted in Mexican Christmas. They are theatrical performances that relive the story of the birth of Jesus with a unique touch of satire and mockery. In these works, religious elements are combined with humor and not only illustrate the fight of good against evil, with shepherds representing faithful followers and devils who try to divert them from the right path, but they are also used as a tool to transmit values. They are moral and religious teachings in an accessible and entertaining way.

A metaphor: piñatas


Piñatas are much more than just decorations, they have become a link to the country's rich cultural heritage. These colorful structures, made of paper or clay and decorated with shiny paper, hide a world of sweets, small toys and fruits.
Its meaning goes beyond the pleasure of sweets; they are a metaphor for faith and hope. Breaking the piñata represents the fight against evil and sins and the reward that comes when it breaks.

A delicious tradition


The the Three Kings’ bread is a delicacy that is typically eaten on January 6 to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men. It is a bagel decorated with caramelized fruits, a sweet named “ate”, and stripes of sugar; inside, it hides small representative figures of baby Jesus. Cutting the bread is a special ceremony because the attendees want to find one of these figures in their portion of bread, which is considered a blessing and turns the lucky ones into godparents of the child during the Candelaria festivities, which occur in the month of February.

These are the most common Christmas traditions in Mexico. We hope we have left you wanting to live them and even more so, to practice them with us at our Grand Park Royal Cancún, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta; or in Park Royal Beach Cancún, Huatulco and Ixtapa. In all of them you will find menus and activities planned so that you can experience a New Year's Eve full of this culture.
Entertainment·25/11/2023
The origins of a cup of traditional “ponche”

The origins of a cup of traditional “ponche”

Over the years, this tasty drink has evolved, blending flavors and traditions from distinct cultures. Get to know more about this age-old beverage considered an iconic element of Christmas festivities in Mexico.

Not a Mexican Drink


A lot of folks think “Ponche” is a Mexican drink but, hold up! It was born in India, and its name comes from Sanskrit "pañc", which, when translated to Spanish, means "five" and refers to the original recipe's ingredients: alcohol, sugar, water, lemon, and tea.

Origins in Mexico


Ponche in Mexico traces back to the colonial era, when the Spanish introduced new ingredients like fruits, spices, and sugar, mingling with native elements such as tejocote, a Mexican native fruit, and sugarcane brought in by the Spanish. The drink was initially called "ponche de frutas" and was enjoyed during parties and celebrations. This mix of ingredients has given rise to a beverage with deep cultural significance.

Key Ingredients


Mexican ponche is usually made with a mix of fresh and dried fruits like guavas, tejocotes, sugarcane, prunes, and apples, giving it that distinctive flavor. Spices like cinnamon and cloves are added, and often, piloncillo (brown sugar) is thrown in for sweetness. The final addition is the alcohol, typically rum or brandy, though non-alcoholic versions exist too.

Party and Christmas Tradition


Ponche has become an essential part of posadas, the traditional pre-Christmas celebrations in Mexico. It is more than just a drink; it's a link between the past and the present, a manifestation of Mexico's culinary and cultural richness, and a reminder of the importance of gathering and celebration during the Christmas festivities.

We invite you to enjoy this ancient and delicious drink and preserve the tradition at the tastings we'll have during the December holidays at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts. Time to say: Cheers!
Gastronomy·24/11/2023
Lollapalooza 2024 in Argentina, everything you need to know

Lollapalooza 2024 in Argentina, everything you need to know

Music is the universal language of nations and the organizers of Lollapalooza since 1991 know very well how to conquer the most demanding audience.
Almost 32 years old, this festival has traveled around the world and has been witnessed by millions of spectators, thanks to the vision of its founder Perry Farrell, a member of the band, Jane's Addiction, one of the most important in the American alternative scene.
Keep reading and learn a little more about what you can find in its 2024 broadcast in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A little history


Since its first broadcast in the United States in 1991, this enormous festival has been fortunate to have among its main acts important world-class bands that span all genres; from the industrial rock of Nine Inch Nails to small local bands from the countries where it has been broadcast; United States, Chile, Germany, Israel, Sweden, Brazil and Buenos Aires.
The first time that Lollapalooza played in the southern cone was in 2011, in that memorable edition in Santiago de Chile, where bands such as: The Killers, The National, Los Bunkers, the controversial Kanye West, 30 Seconds to Mars, Deftones, among many more bands.
From 2011 to 2023 the festival has met in the Chilean capital and over 11 years has received with the same energy headliners such as Metallica, Pearl Jam, Björk, Kings of Leon, Florence and the Machine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, and Billie Eilish.

Lollapalooza arrives in Argentina


After the enormous success of the festival in southern Latin America, in 2014 the organizers announced that, for the first time, they would broadcast in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 2 of the same month, an event that was estimated to be attended by more of 130,000 people and a lineup of more than 70 bands spread across 4 stages. Among the main acts of that first broadcast, they gathered; Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Pixies, Ellie Goulding, New Order, among others
From then until next 2024, which will mark 10 years since it arrived in our country, Lollapalooza continues to accumulate successes in its broadcasts and bring together the best national and international talent. So get ready because for this edition that will take place from March 15 to 17 at the San Isidro Hippodrome, you will be able to sing, dance and get excited with bands like; blink 182, who successfully returned to the stage in 2022, filling stadiums around the world, Limp Bizkit, Arcade Fire, Sam Smith, The Offspring, Phoenix, Miranda!, among other acts that promise to delight punk rock-loving fans of the Old School.

Your best accommodation option


If you have already made the decision to attend this festival full of talent in 2024, then you are at the perfect time to reserve your accommodation at Park Royal City Buenos Aires, which is located just 30 minutes from the San Isidro Racecourse, the place chosen to receive 3 days of good music in one of the best venues in the Argentine capital.
We recommend that you take advantage of the offers we have at park-royalhotels.com/en/ so that you don't miss out on this festival while you stay at our hotel, which will be the perfect point to start your listening journey.
Don't be left out and book as soon as possible!
Entertainment·23/11/2023
Say goodbye to the old ideas: Mayan New Year rituals

Say goodbye to the old ideas: Mayan New Year rituals

New Year’s eve is the moment where we can start a different cycle. Since ancient cultures, this type of festivals have already been celebrated, although not necessarily on the same dates as now. The difference in calendars and beliefs does not prevent the traditions and customs inherited from that time from leaving us a universe of possibilities to receive 2024.
For the Mayans, the beginning of the year took place around our month of July, which was for them the month of Pop. During this period they took a break to mark the beginning of a new cycle. It is from these festivities that we inherit rituals that are useful for those who want to receive a new year in a different way.
For most ancient cultures, cooking is one of the most important ritual moments to welcome a new year, but so are bodily rituals, such as cleaning houses, and performing ceremonial dances.
The idea of New Year's celebrations is to get rid of the old to welcome the future, the unknown.

Cleanliness and welcome to the new


According to historical research, it is known that the Mayan culture did celebrate the New Year’s eve in a very particular way. During the dates that they recognized as the beginning of the cycle, they worshiped all their idols and renewed the things they had as part of the household service, such as clothing, benches, and food vessels.
A tradition stands out that was of vital importance to welcome the year: sweeping and cleaning the houses to getting rid of old things that were thrown into the trash. This custom of cleaning houses with a broom is linked to the idea of renewing the energy of homes, with the intention that what happens next year will be beautiful.

Time for reflection


Of utmost importance for this culture was to dedicate a moment of personal reflection, to cleanse the spirit and contact nature. Observe and be present in your reality based on the basic elements: earth, water, fire and wind.
For this reason, fasting was a tradition that preceded the New Year festivities, as it helps to remain grateful to “Mother Nature”. The last days of the year were intended to contribute to becoming better people and taking the experiences as learning.

Incense, dances and new fire


Having prepared for the beginning of the new cycle, the ritual of the sacred fire could begin, presided over by Mayan priests who were dedicated to honoring all the gods. The “chaac” burned incense before the altars and on the New Year, all the males gathered in the temple courtyard to have a special dance and banquet.
A delicious feast, barbecues, dancing and Mayan purification rituals, among others, are some of the elements that Grand Park Royal Cozumel has prepared for you to spend this New Year. In this resort you can live the magic of the rituals that we present to you.
Ceremonies can also be held in the cenotes in the region. Located in the heart of the Mayan jungle, they are considered sacred places, so ceremonies are carried out to leave offerings and sacrifices, but understood from a more humanistic vision, so flowers are left and incense is burned or danced as thanks.
You have the best way to enjoy yourself. Don't forget to receive with the best attitude the first hours of a year that, we hope, will be very happy.
Entertainment·22/11/2023
New Year's Eve Concert with Luis Miguel

New Year's Eve Concert with Luis Miguel

Would you like to welcome 2024 with an unforgettable concert by Luis Miguel?



If you are a fan of Sol de México, you cannot miss this unique opportunity to enjoy their greatest hits in a paradisiacal setting, surrounded by nature and facing the Caribbean Sea.

Luis Miguel, known as "El Sol de México", is one of the most iconic and talented artists in Latin America. With a career spanning decades, he has captured hearts around the world with his unmatched voice and charisma on stage. Their hits have endured over time and have become anthems for several generations. From romantic ballads to passionate rancheras, his musical versatility has established him as a true music icon.

This is why to close his 2023 tour with a flourish, he will give a spectacular show on December 31 at the El Camaleón golf course, located in Mayakoba, an exclusive tourist complex that offers multiple attractions and luxury services.

Luis Miguel's concert at Mayakoba will be a unique event of its kind, full of the affection that El Sol has always shown for Mexico, with a duration of approximately two hours. In addition, during this event attendees will be able to delight in the night view and the unique atmosphere that Mayakoba offers, as well as culinary options, live music and if you want, you can end New Year's Eve in a spectacular way, enjoy the New Year's Eve party. New, including toast and midnight countdown.

Event schedule:


  • 6:00 pm: Doors open

  • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Fan Zone with food and drinks for sale

  • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Concert by Luis Miguel

  • 11:00 pm - New Year's Eve Party with DJ, food and drinks


Enjoy an All-Inclusive vacation with Park Royal


If you want this concert to become an unforgettable vacation, Grand Park Royal Cancún, The Villas Cancún by Grand Park Royal or Park Royal Beach Cancún are waiting for you. Our resorts are located between 40 to 50 minutes from Mayakoba, so you can enjoy the concert and continue relaxing in the paradisiacal Mexican Caribbean with us.

Our hotels have everything you need to enjoy a dream vacation in the Mexican Caribbean, with spacious and comfortable rooms with ocean views and amenities to pamper you and relax.

In addition, you can experience a wide gastronomic offer, where you will find specialty restaurants, bars, cafes, spa, adult-only pools, day and night entertainment and a large exclusive beach. All this with our All-Inclusive plan, so you don't have to worry about anything other than enjoying and relaxing.

This end of the year 2023 promises to be one to remember, since we know that Luis Miguel's concert in Mayakoba will be an unforgettable experience wrapped in a magical atmosphere. Enjoy this event and welcome 2024 full of joy, music and fun. You will not regret!
Entertainment·21/11/2023
Whale watching season begins

Whale watching season begins

One of the favorite activities for those who love nature has finally arrived to Los Cabos! Watch humpback whales in their natural environment and get ready to experience one of the most impressive natural spectacles that Mexico has to offer.
Without any doubt, one of the best times to visit Mexican beaches is during the summer, however, we rarely visit beaches during the holiday season, often because of mistaken beliefs that the weather is not the best, but don't let yourself be fooled and get to know a new perspective of this season and activity!

Why you can see whales in Los Cabos?


According to SEMARNAT (Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources) data, the whale watching season occurs from mid-December to April and, it is known that these huge cetaceans prefer the waters of the Baja California Peninsula, which separates the Gulf of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean for two activities: mating and whale breeding.
Every year hundreds of whales' travel thousands of kilometers to feed and mate, their migration helps to ensure the health of the oceans, according to environmental organizations such as WWF.

On average, a whale can give birth to one calf per year and the gestation time is 12 months, so the calves are conceived and born in these same waters.

How many whales can you see in a day in Los Cabos?


Although there is not an exact number, hundreds of travelers who have visited this area during the whale watching season report that they have seen from 4 to 6 whales per day along Los Cabos coasts which are visible not only on board the small tourist boats that you can rent in the area, but also thanks to the eye of drones that fly over this amazing spectacle.
In addition, the color of the water is perfect to contemplate them from every angle. The species that can be found most often are the humpback whales. They are dark-colored and quite friendly. The atmosphere that you can feel is very familiar, as they play among themselves with the calves that are born in the Mexican waters.
You can also find whale sharks, which can begin to be sighted in October, as well as gray whales, a species that tends to nest near the coast and it is possible to watch them without having to go into the sea.
The best time to see whales in Los Cabos is in the morning, which is the time when humpback whales feed in groups and congregate with calves. Towards the middle of the day, the cetaceans' swimming activity increases, so they can be found in deeper waters.

To watch them, visit natural parks and reserves


These magnificent marine animals can be watched in natural reserves such as El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve located in Ojo de Liebre and San Ignacio Lagoons.

Another place to observe them is the Cabo San Lucas Flora and Fauna Protection Area (APFF), which includes the area near the Cabo San Lucas Arch and provides the perfect setting for photographing one of the most popular sights in the area full of these beautiful animals. Don't miss the opportunity to meet them and to enhance your experience at Hotel Park Royal Homestay Los Cabos, the perfect place to live your vacation with freedom and comfort.
Entertainment·20/11/2023
Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta

Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta

The Mexican Caribbean is an international destination where thousands of visitors come every year to enjoy its tropical beaches, its climate and its unparalleled landscapes. Even so, there is no doubt that one of the biggest attractions of this area is the nightlife and the wide variety of different proposals that you can find.

In this case, we are talking about the city of Puerto Vallarta and if you are thinking of visiting Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta or you already know that you will be with us soon, we invite you to visit this article in which you will find information about what to do during the magical nights of the Mexican city.

After spending a day relaxing on the beach or doing tourist excursions, the best possible plan is to hit the streets and enjoy the incredible nightlife of the city.

The Malecón Puerto Vallarta


After enjoying an incredible day on the city's beaches, the best possible plan is to take a night walk along the Malecón of Puerto Vallarta, also known as the Puerto Vallarta promenade where you can find a large number of attractions for tourists as well as a very lively atmosphere.

This path has an extension of approximately 1 kilometer along which you can see sculptures and imposing sand castles, restaurants and music venues where you can have a typical Mexican mezcal cocktail or dance until late at night in the local discos.

They say that if you come to Puerto Vallarta on vacation, the visit is not complete until you take a long walk along the Malecón.

Paseo del Malecón de Puerto Vallarta de noche

Bar Morelos


If we talk about nightlife in the city of Puerto Vallarta, it is essential that we mention the well-known Bar Morelos, without a doubt, one of the most famous spots in the entire city to go out for a drink and enjoy music.

This mezcalería is a magical and highly decorated place with exclusive lounges, Las Vegas style sofas and gigantic chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. You can also try delicious cocktails while enjoying the light show and music until late into the night.

Due to its exclusive clientele, its glamor and its sophisticated image, it is not the most affordable place in the city but anyone can go and try local beers and then enjoy themselves on the dance floor.

Bottle of mezcal on the bar top

Rhythms of the Night Puerto Vallarta: “ALMA”


Rhythms of the Night Puerto Vallarta are immersive shows for the senses directed by Gilles Ste-Croix of Circo del Sol himself. The afternoon begins with a boat ride accompanied by a welcome cocktail while watching the sunset. After this mini cruise you arrive at a private beach where you can enjoy a romantic dinner, after which visitors are taken to a beautiful open-air amphitheater where the show takes place.

ALMA


ALMA is the name given to the last of the shows created for Ritmos de la Noche and it tells a fast-paced story that tells of the spiritual connection with animals, ancestral spirits and nature, in short, it celebrates the rich culture of the island.

In this show we can observe the legend of the protective guardian of the pyramid, a sacred object. The protagonist has to try at all costs to ensure that no one touches this most magical and precious symbol of the island. This protagonist observes how he establishes a spiritual link with the pyramid that embarks him on a profound transformation of his soul.

If this unique experience has caught your attention, we invite you from Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta to get your tickets at this link

After seeing how extensive the nightlife offering is in the city of Puerto Vallarta, we hope that you enjoy your stay in a place as incredible as this and that you make the most of your stay at Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta. We will wait for you!

Destinations·19/11/2023
Discover Little Havana

Discover Little Havana

In the heart of Miami is what is today one of the most famous neighborhoods of the city in South Florida. We are talking about Little Havana, also called in Spanish "Little Havana".

In this neighborhood full of rhythm and color, many Latin people and, above all, people of Cuban nationality or descent live together, who find in this American neighborhood a little piece of their land in which the lifestyle of their native country is recreated.

If you are lucky enough to be staying at Park Royal Miami Beach

We invite you to visit one of the city's obligatory stops, Little Havana, where you will find a neighborhood full of life that will welcome you without a thought.

History of the neighborhood


Around 1930, Little Havana was more of a lower-middle class Jewish neighborhood and a place that went unnoticed. Finally, towards the year 1960, due to the harsh situation in Cuba due to the Revolution and the internal war that existed in the country, many Cuban citizens emigrated to the United States, and more specifically to the city of Miami where they could escape the merciless violence that was in the Latin country.

History of the neighborhood

After this massive escape of Cuban refugees, little by little the neighborhood was transformed and named as it is known today, Little Havana, becoming the cultural and political capital of Cuban Americans, and also the center of the community of Cuban exiles.

Calle Ocho


The vast majority of life in Little Havana occurs around Miami's renowned Calle Ocho. On this street you can see cigar artisans, dozens of Cuban restaurants, shops and venues where you can listen to vibrant music... Without a doubt, it will transport you to Cuba itself in this place where 98% of its population (which exceeds 50,000 people) is of Latin origin or descent.

As it could not be otherwise, when you walk through this neighborhood the aroma of traditional coffee is intense and you can see many elderly people playing dominoes and trying to fix the world while they talk about the past and future of Cuba.

Calle ocho de Miami

If you walk along Calle Ocho it is essential that you enjoy a good Cuban coffee or the famous Guarapo, a type of juice based on sugar cane juice.

Along this famous street in Little Havana there is a very curious attraction for visitors, nothing more and nothing less than the Latin Walk of Fame in which the most prolific artists of this country are remembered:

• Andy Garcia
• Gloria Estefan
• Celia Cruz
• Julio Iglesias
• Sammy Sosa

Thalia's star on the Latin Walk of Fame

Other places of interest


Máximo Gómez Park


This place is a mandatory stop in Little Havana and there we will basically find a large number of elderly Latinos and Cubans playing dominoes and chess, which is why it is also known colloquially as Domino Park.

As a curiosity, we have learned that players follow very strict rules and can be expelled if they shout or speak badly to other players.

13th Avenue


To the south of Calle Ocho begins Avenida 13, a very quiet place in the Cuban neighborhood where we can find the Cuban Memorial Boulevard and it is the patriotic heart of the neighborhood.

On the walls of this avenue we can see graffiti and sculptures in honor of great figures in Cuban history such as the revolutionary poet José Martí or the war hero Antonio Maceo.

It is a perfect place to take a break after touring the lively Calle Ocho, because it is a very quiet, pleasant and cozy place.

Little Havana's Tower Theater


This is one of the oldest monuments in the city and was built in 1926. This historic theater has an Art Deco style and today shows films and shorts in Spanish or English. It is also common to see projects by filmmakers from Miami who are growing.

During the period when the Little Havana neighborhood was at its peak, this theater was the only movie theater in all of Miami where you could watch movies with Spanish subtitles.

Little Havana Cinema

To this day it continues to be one of the biggest tourist and leisure attractions of this city in southern Florida and is just 20 minutes by car from Park Royal Miami Beach, so we invite you to visit this unique neighborhood that, without a doubt, will not leave anyone indifferent.

Destinations·14/11/2023
Enjoy Christmas in Miami

Enjoy Christmas in Miami

Normally, when someone thinks of a city like Miami, the first thing that comes to mind is its beaches, its tropical climate, a long path of palm trees, etc. But… In this article, from Park Royal Miami Beach we want to invite you Enjoy this unique city in the south of the state of Florida during such a special time of year as Christmas.

It is a place where the possible plans to make during the holidays are endless and where the most important thing of all is, of course, family. It is a very special moment of unity in which every year we remember the truly important things and it could not be less in this incredible city.

Another great attraction for you to decide to spend Christmas in Miami is the great temperature during these dates. Although you can't forget warm clothes, sweaters and long pants just in case, the average temperature in the city between December and January is a minimum of 15º C and a maximum of 25º C, so you may find a Santa Claus enjoying a relaxing swim on South Beach.

What to visit in Miami during Christmas


Witness the lighting of Miami's lights


All over the world, Christmas is related to a time of light in which absolutely everything is illuminated; large cities prepare incredible lighting that turns these places into magical places.

Precisely, the United States is a country well known for the effort that families make to decorate their houses with Christmas motifs and endless lights, therefore, in the famous city of Miami it could not be less and the lighting that the city council prepares each year is Something awesome.

Every year, with the arrival of the holidays, a gigantic tree is placed in the Miami City Hall plaza and normally, on the first Saturday in December, the famous lighting of the city lights takes place.

Without a doubt, this is an incredible act that both the oldest and the youngest can enjoy to the fullest.

Christmas tree in Miami city

Santa’s Enchanted Forest


An excellent plan if you are traveling with the little ones is to visit the Miami amusement park, Tropical Park, which during Christmas transforms into a Christmas theme park.

Entrance to the theme park Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Both the attractions, the shows and workshops are inspired by these important dates and by its main figure, Santa Claus, who has his own space within the park so that all children can visit him.

There are also spaces prepared for parents to enjoy a nice day while the little ones have fun in the park. Admission is affordable, around $18, so if your vacation plan is for family it is a highly recommended option.

Visit the city's Christmas markets


Miami's Christmas markets are another great attraction during the holidays and both residents and visitors wait for the installation of these stalls to buy typical food on these dates such as cinnamon rolls or gingerbread cookies.

If this activity catches your attention, we invite you to visit them with your partner or family so you can soak up the Christmas spirit in a place as unique as Miami. There are many of them spread throughout the city and access is free.

. Among those that can be found, we recommend visiting the Coral Gables market, where you can find artisan products, buy Christmas decorations or listen to Christmas carols sung by local people.

The Christmas Boat Parade


For just over 40 years there has been a curious tradition in Miami, the Winterfest Boat Parade. This exhibition takes place in Fort Lauderdale and consists of a parade of boats, mega yachts, jet skis and other types of vessels that parade around the pier with Christmas decorations, music and a multitude of attractions that leave no one indifferent.

You can also listen to live music, see celebrities and enjoy a great dinner while watching the show. If you also want to enjoy this curious tradition from within, there are some boats that offer cocktails and excellent catering services.

Winterfest Boat Parade

What to pack?


As we mentioned previously in this article, the temperature is quite good despite being in the coldest time of the year, but, during the night, the cold is more noticeable due to the drop in temperatures with the sun and we can find even a minimum of 15º C C.

Therefore, we recommend that you do not forget the following items when packing your suitcase to visit Park Royal Miami Beach during Christmas:

• Light long-sleeved blouses
• Short sleeve t-shirts
• Shorts for the day
• Coats of different types: sweaters, windbreakers, jackets
• Comfortable pants and long jeans
• Anorak or heavier coat in case the night gets too cold
• If you are lucky and the temperature is very good, you can even take your swimsuit!

Santa Claus at the beach

After this review of the different places of interest that you can visit during your visit to the city of Miami for Christmas, we want to invite you to enjoy the magic and Christmas spirit of this city with the help of Park Royal Miami Beach. We are waiting for you!
Destinations·31/10/2023
Natural treasures in Orlando

Natural treasures in Orlando

Orlando is one of the most massive cities in Florida and the United States if we talk about tourism. It is a large market where several of the most famous theme parks on the planet are located, such as Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resort, it also has large skyscrapers, kilometer-long shopping centers, an NBA team (Orlando Magic) and, in short, these are the reasons for which this city is best known.

But… what if Orlando is much more than that? In this article we show you from Park Royal Orlando that in this place there are authentic natural treasures that would leave you speechless and that, indeed, it is much more than a crowded and cosmopolitan city full of theme parks.

Crystal River Springs and Manatees


On the outskirts of Orlando are two of the most exciting natural sites in Florida, the springs "Crystal Spring" and "Three Sisters Spring" and it is that, apart from being one of the largest aquifers in Florida, there is a group of more than 400 manatees that live in the area each year when they migrate to this spring in search of warmth.

These springs are located in the small town of Crystal River, just outside from Orlando, which has a large expanse of natural waters where you will not only find the well-known “Crystal River manatees” but it is also possible to spot other animals such as ospreys, dolphins or even alligators.

Swim with the manatees


Every year, when the temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico drop, the manatees in the area move to warmer waters like those of Crystal River, and followed by a large number of nature lovers, tourists and local people, they lend themselves without any danger to share their baths with these people.
It is an incredible experience in which humans can feel more connected to nature thanks to these friendly mammals.

Manatíes de Crystal river

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Just 42 minutes from Park Royal Orlando and with easy access is one of the natural sites most famous in Orlando, Wekiwa Springs State Park, where history, beauty, nature and incredible crystal clear waters come together to give life to this very special place in the state of Florida.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

The park


This park has been inhabited in the past by indigenous and native Americanss who lived in the area, fishing and hunting native fauna to survive around the more than 7,800 hectares that make up the park.

Among this fauna that has always inhabited the area we can find the Florida black bear, the wood stork, the bald eagle, the blue crab, the stingray or even some caiman resting on the shore.

Activities available

The list of available activities to do in Wekiwa Springs State Park is very extensive:

  • Cycling
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Paddle Surf
  • Canoe ride
  • Kayak ride
  • Swimming
  • Horse ride
  • Etc

Cycling at Wekiwa River

So, if you consider yourself a big fan of practicing outdoor sports, without a doubt, this is your place.

Lake Apopka

This lake is a true diamond in the rough and the restoration of the old manure farms that were in the area has made it once again a paradise for native animals and a jewel for visitors just 49 minutes by car from Park Royal Orlando.

Wildlife

One of the reasons why Lake Apopka is well known is because of the large community of birds, with up to 372 different species that have been recorded by sighting to this day. This fact means that the lake has the largest list of birds in the state of Florida.

Among other species of animals that can also be found we see:

  • American alligators

  • Jaguars
  • Otters
  • Raccoons
  • Bears
  • Armadillos
  • Coyotes

The Lake Apopka

Activities available


  • There are 3 paths prepared for cycling and hiking where you will surely find a large number of native species.
  • On the north shore of the lake and on the paths of "Clay Island" horseback riding is allowed.
  • On weekends and holidays there is a road through the forest where you can take motorized rides.
  • There is a channel where you can rent motor boats, kayaks or canoes.

Destinations·24/10/2023
Cozumel Carnival: 140 years of tradition

Cozumel Carnival: 140 years of tradition

The Carnival of Cozumel is a very special festivity that takes place in the island of San Miguel de Cozumel belonging to the state of Quintana Roo. And thanks to its more than 140 years of history, it is considered one of the most famous carnivals in Mexico and even in the Caribbean area. Visit this incredible island at the best time of the year with Grand Park Royal Cozumel and be part of this special party.

After its last edition that began on February 15, 2023, the island is already looking forward to the next occasion in which to take out its costumes and enjoy one more year the most anticipated event on the island each year.

Duration and celebration of the carnival


The carnival is made up of two stages that last 1 month together: the Pre-carnaval that takes place the 4 weekends prior to the celebration of the big festival and the Carnival that lasts 1 week.

Pre-carnival


In this first stage of Pre-carnival is when the candidates for the different titles of kings of the carnival are presented and finally the winners are chosen before the beginning of the second stage.

  • Weekend 1: All candidates for all titles are presented.

  • Weekend 2: Presentation of candidates for Carnival King by individual costume.

  • Weekend 3: Election of Carnival Kings with their troupes.

  • Weekend 4: Election of Youth Kings, Children's Kings and Diversity Kings.

Cozumel Carnival in ancient times

The Carnival


It is now, after the election of the different Kings of Carnival, when the second and main stage of this festivity begins, the celebration of the carnival.

  • First night of the Carnival: This first night is recognized as youth night because children of all ages present the troupes that they have been preparing all this time leading up to the carnival.

  • Second night of the Carnival: The second night is known as “Friday of Comparsas” and it is when schoolmates, co-workers or groups of friends present their comparsas, discovering incredible costumes and choreographies.

  • Third night of the Carnival: It is the first day of the next four in which both the participants and the attendees of the carnival take to the streets to dance and celebrate. Also on this day begins the parade of floats that pass through the streets until nightfall when the first dance of the carnival takes place where a renowned artist usually enlivens the party.

  • carnival floats

  • Fourth night of the Carnival: The fourth night begins the second parade of floats through the streets and the second dance of the Carnival.

  • Fifth night of the carnival: The fifth date offers us the third dance of the carnival but, in this case, there is no float parade.

  • Sixth night of the Carnival: The last and third parade of allegorical floats and the last dance with another free open-air concert take place.

  • Ash Wednesday: On this important date, every year the Cozumel Carnival concludes with the “Burning of Juan Carnaval”.

The Burning of Juan Carnaval


This tradition has been celebrated as the conclusion of the holiday for generations, and although we do not know when it was first implemented in Carnival, we do know that the first references appear in newspapers from the 19th century.

This ritual begins with the parade of the "Juan Carnaval" puppet through the streets of Cozumel followed by people dressed in dominoes emulating the executioners and some women dressed in mourning as they mourn the "death of humor" as Juan's widows until the next year.

After the parade of the doll through the streets comes the reading of the will that will later give way to the "Burning of Juan Carnaval" when it is set on fire and the climax of the most important festival in the town of Cozumel ends.

burning of Juan Carnaval

What makes Cozumel Carnival so special?


The natives of Cozumel are practically born with this tradition of carnival surrounding everything in its path and for them it is part of both their identity and their cultural heritage.

Each and every one of the locals participates in the festivity in some way, no matter what their age or place in the family everyone must participate because that is how they were raised. Some make unique costumes for the participants, others help in the construction of stages, others prepare incredible choreographies for the enjoyment of all... The point is to be part of such an important and special date for them and contribute in some way to the most important celebration. for the cozumeleños.

This great party is made by everyone and for everyone, giving color to the island and stoking the emotions of the people so that an unforgettable edition is experienced again every year.
Entertainment·10/10/2023
Your wedding in Puerto Vallarta, a dream come true

Your wedding in Puerto Vallarta, a dream come true

If you have always dreamed that the most important day of your life would be like a movie and you want to celebrate your wedding in a dream location that you will remember for a lifetime, don't hesitate...¡Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta is the ideal place!

Park love: Wish Makers


We have a wedding planning program that will facilitate the booking and start-up process for the event and with Park Royal... I do! We are talking about Park Love, which will ensure that the only thing you have to do at your wedding is to enjoy the most important day of your life.

Park love will be responsible for:
  • Exclusive wedding planner for your event.

  • Civil or symbolic ceremony organization on the beach.

  • Special services for the couple,

  • Special packages for honeymoons.

Leave it in our hands and trust our team of specialized professionals to make your wedding even better than you ever dreamed of.

The location: Puerto Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta is a unique area located on the Pacific coast, more specifically in Jalisco, México, and has a large number of magical places that will help make your wedding in this location the best moment of your life.

Muelle de los muertos Puerto Vallarta

You will be able to choose where to carry out the ceremony among a wide range of incredible beaches such as Playa Colmitos o Playa Yelapa and later hold the celebration or invitation in the exclusive facilities of the resort. Below you can see a 360 degree virtual tour through these facilities:



In the days leading up to the ceremony you can also enjoy a very exciting planning of activities that you can carry out with your partner, friends and family. Among the most recommended plans for tourists we can find the tour to the Marietas Islands, which are archipelagos of volcanic soil very close to Puerto Vallarta and are ideal for nature lovers.

You can also visit one of the most iconic places in the city, which is none other than the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Iglesia de nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), without a doubt, a mandatory stop in Puerto Vallarta both for its history and for its beautiful architecture.

Another of the places that you cannot miss is the well-known “Zona Romántica” which is also known as "Old Vallarta" (Viejo Vallarta) and is that the locals have said for generations that when crossing to the south side of the Cuale River, the environment becomes ideal for lovers. in love The atmosphere, the light, the location... If you are going to celebrate your wedding with Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta, you cannot miss this magical place with your partner.

Services for lovers


Among the numerous services offered by the Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta we can find many of them that will be perfect for your stay with your partner in the days surrounding a date as special as your wedding.

  • Spa service:



In order to escape a little from so much preparation, which surely has completed most of the efforts in recent months, we invite you to enjoy our spa service and couples massage. Take a break!

  • Restaurants and terraces:


Try the best fish and seafood to eat at the "El Pescador" Restaurant, then relax by the pool at the “Reef Bar” having a cocktail and, finally, enjoy the sunset with incredible views at the "Ekinox Bar & Terrace”. Get to know all the restaurants, bars and terraces that will be waiting for you in or Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta!

  • Kids Club:


If it happens that you are accompanied by your own children or family members, don't worry, we have the incredible Kid’s Club so that they can have fun and at the same time can rest without worries.

  • Beach Access:


The hotel has direct access to the Puerto Vallarta beach, so you will have to move as little as possible to enjoy these unique places as a couple.

In short, rest assured that this is one of the best destinations available in the world to make your wedding day an unforgettable experience. Both we and the family and friends who accompany them will be able to remember forever the date of their union as one of the most important days of their lives.

Weddings·03/10/2023
2x1 Vacation: Mazatlán and Los Cabos

2x1 Vacation: Mazatlán and Los Cabos

The Mexican Pacific is a treasure trove of natural beauty, golden beaches and a rich cultural heritage waiting to be explored. One of the most exciting ways to discover this region is through a ferry ride from Mazatlán to Baja California. This trip allows you to experience the wonders of the Sea of Cortez in all its splendor and discover two of Mexico's most iconic tourist destinations.

The Charm of the Ferry Ride


The ferry ride between Mazatlán and Baja California is a unique experience that will immerse you in the scenic beauty of the Mexican Pacific. The crossing lasts approximately 16 hours, providing the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the panoramic ocean views.

During the trip, you will see spectacular sunsets and, if you are lucky, you may even spot whales and dolphins that frequent these waters. As the ferry departs from Mazatlán's coastline, you'll be engulfed in the serenity of the ocean, experiencing the sensation of escaping your daily routine.

Setting Sail from Mazatlán


The journey begins at the picturesque port of Mazatlán, known as the "Pearl of the Pacific", here you can enjoy the delicious cuisine of the region, so we recommend spending a few days before venturing out to sea. Remember that you can stay at Park Royal Beach Mazatlán where you can enjoy:

- Extensive Beach: Enjoy miles of beach, where you can sunbathe, practice water sports or just relax on the sand.
- Pools and Spa: Refresh yourself in the infinity pool or pamper yourself with a rejuvenating treatment at the resort's spa.
- Restaurants: Delight in delicious Mexican and international cuisine at the hotel's restaurant or cevichería.

After enjoying Mazatlán, it's time to board the ferry. These massive vessels are equipped with observation areas to take in panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. As the ferry departs from the port, you'll venture into the Sea of Cortez, also known as the "Aquarium of the World" due to its rich biodiversity.

Arriving at Los Cabos


After a few exciting hours at sea, the ferry finally arrives in Baja California, a region that combines the natural beauty of the desert with the charm of its tourist cities. One of the places that will surprise you is San José del Cabo. The sight of impressive cliffs and golden beaches will welcome you as you get ready to explore this dreamy destination.

Los Cabos is known for its thrilling activities and top-notch culinary scene. You can embark on a boat ride to El Arco, an iconic natural rock formation that rises majestically in the Gulf of California, or perhaps you'd prefer to dive into the crystal-clear waters for some snorkeling.

In this destination, you can stay with us at Park Royal Homestay Los Cabos, where we offer:

- Villas Privadas: Stay in spacious villas with fully equipped kitchens and living spaces, ideal for families or groups of friends.
- Outdoor pool: This hotel features a pool with a pool bar for you to relax and enjoy special moments.
- Beach Club: We have a beach club near the hotel, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Los Cabos.

We know that this journey will leave you with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the beauty of Mexico. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and embark on this exciting journey through the Sea of Cortez and discover the magic of Mazatlán and Los Cabos all in one trip!
Destinations·26/09/2023
Huatulco National Park

Huatulco National Park

Parte del encanto de conocer México de norte a sur, no solo es perderse entre sus maravillosos rincones, sus sabores y sus colores, sino también el poder conocer las pequeñas especies que habitan este territorio y hacen que los mexicanos nos sintamos orgullosos del nuestro país.

Y es que, según datos de la Conabio, México es uno de los 17 países megadiversos del mundo con un total de 8 especies endémicas y más de 17 mil micro, cuasi y semiendémicas.

Por eso, y como parte de nuestro compromiso con el planeta, en Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, a través de Royal Planet, queremos que conozcas más de la belleza de Huatulco que te recibe con los brazos abiertos para que vivas una experiencia ecoturística llena de colores y formas de vida que no encontrarás en ningún otro lugar del mundo.

La riqueza natural del Parque Nacional de Huatulco


Ubicado en la costa del Pacífico mexicano, y a tan solo 10 minutos de Park Royal Beach Huatulco, este parque es un verdadero tesoro de biodiversidad. Su superficie abarca más de 11,800 hectáreas y ofrece a los visitantes la oportunidad única de conectarse con la naturaleza y admirar una enorme gama de especies que llaman hogar a esta región.

La fauna en el Parque Nacional de Huatulco es excepcionalmente rica y variada. Entre las especies más emblemáticas se encuentran, encontrarás tortugas marinas, que llegan a las playas del parque para anidar, además de una amplia variedad de aves playeras, rapaces y exóticas que, sin duda, te harán querer captar con tu cámara las más imponentes imágenes que este paraíso pueda ofrecerte.

Los mamíferos terrestres también están presentes en el parque y encontrarás especies como coatíes, armadillos y monos aulladores que deambulan por la selva tropical, quienes esperan que mantengas su hábitat lo más limpio posible después de tu visita.

Además, como parte de las actividades que este lugar ofrece a sus visitantes, podrás realizar senderismo, expediciones a caballo, recorridos en bicicleta o en vehículos todo terreno, entre muchas otras para toda la familia.

Conservación y protección


El área protegida del Parque Nacional de Huatulco se estableció en 1998 para garantizar la preservación de esta biodiversidad única. A lo largo del tiempo, se han implementado programas para proteger especies en peligro de extinción, como el jaguar y el tigrillo, además de las tortugas marinas quienes han sido el primer blanco de la caza furtiva y la explotación con fines comerciales.

La conservación de la fauna en el Parque Nacional de Huatulco es una prioridad fundamental a la cual, Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, se suma con Royal Planet, nuestro programa de sostenibilidad, el cual busca informar a nuestros huéspedes oportunamente sobre las medidas y acciones de preservación, no sólo de las pequeñas especies, sino también de las grandes acciones en pro de conservar nuestro medio ambiente.

Tú puedes sumarte a ellas, siguiendo las instrucciones del personal a cargo, evitando contaminar los alrededores del parque y por supuesto, siendo respetuoso y no extrayendo plantas ni ejemplares vivos que puedan alterar el equilibrio ecológico.

Park Royal Beach Huatulco y la fauna de Huatulco


Al hospedarte en este resort, no solo quedarás enamorado de las vistas y la paz que se respira en este lugar, sino también, del hecho de que, podrás observar algunos animales recorriendo o sobrevolando nuestro hotel, entre los que podrás encontrar:

Chachalacas, zopilotes negros, auras cabecirrojas, caracaras, pericos, búhos, urracas, colibríes, zanates, mapaches, coatís, armadillos, tlacuaches, iguanas, avispas, abejas, etc, es tan sólo un poco de lo que, si tienes suerte podrás observar si prestas atención a tus alrededores. Estamos seguros de que algo mágico te puede ocurrir.

Como parte de nuestro compromiso y acciones de preservación del medio ambiente, te invitamos a leer los señalamientos que hemos colocado a lo largo del resort, los cuales incluyen información valiosa sobre estos pequeños habitantes, no solo para que los conozcas, sino también para que los hagas sentir como en casa respetando y cuidando su entorno, mientras nosotros, nos encargamos de cuidar tu estancia y la de tu familia.

¡Gracias por sumarte!
Entertainment·25/09/2023
Death in Huichol mythology

Death in Huichol mythology

The Wixárika culture, commonly known as Huichol, is a sample of resistance of pre-Hispanic cultures. Their beliefs and rituals have survived historical attempts at conquest and extermination. They maintain a cosmogony in which death is one of the bridges that unite the divine with the human.

The Huichol maintain their own conception of the origin and history of humanity, which for them is “cosmic” or true. Their Gods are conceived as ancestors and are represented in colorful mosaics. In them we can find corn, peyote and deer as central figures.

These symbols show the way in which the Huichol conceive of death: as a transition process to return to divinity, to the cosmos. By considering the gods as ancestors, their dead relatives become semi-divinities.

The Huichol live integrated with the world of the sacred and coexisted with it through various mystical experiences represented in rituals. This causes them to establish a kinship between both worlds.

Despite the above, this culture does not celebrate the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead, as occurs in neighboring communities, but they do maintain a ceremony that is performed when someone dies.

They believe that, at the moment of death, the soul of the deceased begins a process to reunite with the whole. Then it becomes air or cloud over the heads of its relatives, which is why they consider the corpses sacred and untouchable.

Their conception of the death process is similar to other Mesoamerican groups, such as the Aztecs. The Wixaritari believe that upon death the soul must go through a difficult journey, full of trials, that leads it through five levels that descend to the underworld.

They believe that the first place where the soul meets its ancestors is in front of an amate tree. For the living, all contact with the dead is prohibited, so they build “ririkis”, which are small sanctuaries in which they protect the body along with ritual objects and representations of their gods.

The Huichol believe that the dead person returns to the earth after five years, now converted into rock crystal. But in case this does not happen, one way in which they can honor their dead and address them, as time passes, is through the ririkis themselves, who are located in what they know as “ranch of the dead”.

The Wixárika culture is located mainly in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. One way to get to get to know this community is through the “Huichol Route”, which begins on the beaches of these states. Grand Park Royal Puerto Vallarta is an excellent option to stay, because from this place you can go to the other points that make up the route, such as Rincón de Guayabitos, Punta Mita, Peñita de Jaltemba, Tepic and San Blas.
Entertainment·22/09/2023
Halloween or Day of the Dead? Celebrate in Mexico

Halloween or Day of the Dead? Celebrate in Mexico

Halloween and Day of the Dead are two of the most fascinating and popular celebrations that go down in October. Despite their different cultural and geographic origins, these festivities have striking similarities and share the purpose of honoring the dead.

Halloween: A night of spooks and surprises


Halloween, celebrated on October 31st, is a Celtic tradition that has evolved into one of the most iconic celebrations in the world. The word "Halloween" comes from "All Hallows' Eve" or "Eve of All Saints." Originally, the Celts celebrated Samhain, a shindig marking the end of summer and the beginning of winter.

Day of the Dead: Honoring loved ones


Day of the Dead, mainly celebrated in Mexico from October 31st to November 2nd, is deeply rooted in Mexican culture. Its origins trace back to pre-Hispanic indigenous civilizations who revered their ancestors and believed in life after death.

Similarities between Halloween and Day of the Dead


Despite their differences in history and cultural focus, both celebrations have a central theme of honoring the deceased. While Halloween approaches more playfully, Day of the Dead treats it with respect and love, remembering beloved departed ones.

One thing to note about these festivities is that both promote family togetherness. On Halloween, this is reflected in the parties and the tradition of trick-or-treating, on the other hand, on Day of the Dead families come together to build altars in honor of loved ones who are no longer with us.

No matter what holiday we celebrate, Halloween and Day of the Dead remind us of the importance of enjoying these moments as a family while remembering those who are no longer with us.

In this regard, at Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, we offer a wide range of activities for you to have a unique experience with your loved ones, such as:

- Pumpkin or sugar skull decorating
- Costume parties and contests
- Themed performances
- Pan de muerto (bread of the dead) tasting
- Specialized cocktails
- Special activities for kids and adults

If you want to learn more about our activities, we invite you to check out our social media channels to discover our exciting program for Halloween and Day of the Dead.
Entertainment·21/09/2023
The most popular restaurants in Los Cabos

The most popular restaurants in Los Cabos

The seafood from the Baja California peninsula fused with the imagination and creativity of the most diverse chefs, who come to this destination located in the Mexican Pacific, have managed to create excellent gastronomic proposals in the region.
In Los Cabos and San José del Cabo you can find places that have positioned themselves, internationally, as some of the best to try the delights that this destination, which combines the arid desert with the sea, has to offer.
This selection of restaurants is part of the magical contrasts of the area, as they combine local products with international ingredients, which generates a fusion of gastronomic experiences. Shellfish, clams, oysters, fish, vegetables and meat become the protagonists of this trip through “La Baja”.
Your visit to Park Royal Homestay Los Cabos can be the first step to live this experience, in which the culinary offering is not limited to the traditional marlin tacos or crab bream.

Sunset Monalisa


In this beautiful restaurant you’ll find what may be one of the best views of Los Cabos. Its design seeks to generate an immersive experience, combining a spectacular look at the landscape with a Mediterranean culinary journey.
It offers “The Monalisa Experience” with a 5-course menu based on temporality to provide fresh ingredients and that seeks to merge with the atmosphere of serenity, provided by the beautiful sunsets of the area.
It is located on the seashore on the Transpeninsular highway, which gives it an enviable location if you are looking for a beautiful place to relax near your stay.

Martin House


If what you’re looking for is to spend an evening during dinner with attention and personalized service, the proposal is Casa Martín. Located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, it combines a new and authentic concept of cuisine with a charming atmosphere. It is a gourmet Mexican cuisine plan with contemporary touches that is made with fresh, organic and high-quality ingredients. The goal of its menu is to satisfy the most demanding palates.

La Galeria Restaurant


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