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Feeling Fabulous and Fit in Cancun

Feeling Fabulous and Fit in Cancun

There is no denying that staying healthy is a choice that involves many aspects such as eating healthily, exercising regularly, avoiding certain habits like smoking, drinking enough water and getting sufficient sleep each night. Many studies also show that taking regular breaks, which includes those you take throughout the day, your days off on the weekends as well as vacations are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. However, the danger we often face while vacationing is “undoing” all the good work we do all year round by over-indulging and breaking our healthy routines. That is why one of Villa del Palmar Cancun’s passion points is dedicated to wellness and ensuring guests can continue their healthy routines while enjoying a well earned vacation. Healthy Options on the Menus All of the menus at Villa del Palmar Cancun’s restaurants offer healthy options that are clearly indicated by symbols on the menu. You will see if dishes are gluten free, low in calories, vegetarian and so on. To further enhance your experience, the chefs at each restaurant …

Take a Bite at the Best Snack Bar

With several mouthwatering new options that have recently been added to the menu at Bite Bar at Villa del Palmar Cancun, there has never been a better time to grab a quick and delicious snack.  Focusing on the irresistible flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine, the new dishes at Bite Bar mingle with a selection of menu favorites so everyone is sure to love their meal.  The talented team behind Bite Bar has carefully selected a scrumptious mix of dishes based on these essential attributes: preparation time, variety and quality.     Preparation Time Every eatery should place utmost importance on valuing their customer’s precious time, and that is why Bite Bar makes it a point to serve up food quickly and efficiently, allowing our guests and members to get back to the beach or pool.  Understanding that no one likes to wait a long time for their food, the chef has crafted dishes that are not only appetizing and high in quality, but can be prepared quickly so you can eat sooner.      Variety Bite …

Quality Fine Dining Privileges

Quality Fine Dining Privileges

One of the highlights of going on vacation is taking the opportunity to dine on a wide variety of mouthwatering foods during your travels.  When you book a stay at the luxurious Villa del Palmar Cancun, you can rest assured there will be no shortage of delectable cuisine to satisfy your cravings no matter what you may be in the mood for!  There are several phenomenal fine dining restaurants located on-site at the resort; let’s take a look at what each has to offer, as well as a brief overview of our amazing all inclusive plan. Quality fine dining privileges at Villa del Palmar Cancun: La Casona STK Featuring an effortless blend of steakhouse favorites and bistro dining at it’s finest, La Casona STK showcases a fine selection of gourmet choices such as Japanese cuts and aged meats.  Savor each bite amidst the relaxing ambience while enjoying first-class service, and perhaps make a selection from our award-winning wine list to pair with your meal. Fine dining at its best! Davino Serving up a flavorful mix …

Three kings celebration in Cancun

Three Kings Celebration in Cancun

During the holiday season in Mexico, the festivities extend into January with a celebration on January 6th to honor the Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) who are part of the Biblical nativity story that tells about the birth of baby Jesus.  It is quite common for Christmas decorations to be kept up through at least part of January in Mexico, where the buzz and excitement of the holiday season is hard to let go of.  You can experience this fun Mexican tradition for yourself if you are joining us at Villa del Palmar Cancun in the first week of January, during which you will be invited to take part in the “Rosca de Reyes” celebration.    Rosca de Reyes Fashioned to resemble a crown, the Rosca de Reyes (which translates roughly to “garland of the kings”) is a giant sweet bread that is lavishly decorated with vibrant caramelized fruit on the outside, while the inside contains small china figures that represent baby Jesus baked right in.  One or more Jesus figures will be found inside …

How to Quench your Thirst at the Beach

Sun, sea, and sangria… we all know this combination, and notice how incomplete it would seem without the last part. Refreshment is a key part of any lazy day on the beach; a frosty drink in one hand is key to a good sunbathing session (just remember your sunblock!). Here are our favourite drinks to enjoy while you curl your toes in the sand: Water! What, we hear you cry, but this is vacation! Well, that’s true, but staying hydrated is an essential ingredient to any good vacation! Dehydration will lead to fatigue, headaches, and even urinary infections if you top it with soaps and alcohol… so just have a glass of water every two or three cocktails and you’ll stay beach and vacation ready all day. If you’re not big on plain water why not add cucumber, lemon, or lime slices to the mix? Margarita Margaritas are perhaps quintessential to a Mexican vacation, as they are the most indelibly linked with this festive country. Traditionally speaking the margarita is made with tequila, triple sec …

Underwater Oxygen Bar on Cozumel Island

Underwater Oxygen Bar on Cozumel Island

As the world’s very first underwater oxygen bar, Clear Lounge is quickly making a name for itself.  Featured on major media outlets such as ABC News, DailyMail.com, NBC and USA Today, this popular underwater lounge is a big hit with visitors from all over the world.  Located at Puerta Maya, the Carnival Cruise port in Cozumel, Mexico,  it draws large crowds who are curious about this brand new sensation.  This multi-sensory experience is a treat for the entire body and will have you feeling as though you have entered a dimension of the future!   How It Works With the help of patent pending technology, guests are able to enter an underwater lounge while breathing enhanced, fragranced oxygen.  Guests are outfitted with a high-tech Sea TREK® helmet that sits on the shoulders, which keeps your body dry from the shoulders up.  This unique helmet supplies a continuous flow of cool, invigorating air that has been boosted with oxygen and the aromatherapy fragrance that each guest gets to choose.  The sessions are roughly 30 minutes long …

Special Diets and Allergies

Special Diets and Allergies

Are you one of those people who dreads going on vacation or having dinner with friends because you have a list of allergies or dietary requirements. Sometimes it is just easier to eat at home or bring your own dishes rather than try to coordinate with the host how best to accommodate your necessities, which in some cases can be life threatening. It is our mission to make sure that all of our guests are excited about the culinary experience they will encounter at Villa del Palmar Cancun, no matter what food allergy or dietary choices you might have. Take a look below at how we look after our guests with special dietary requirements. Tailored Dining We encourage our guests with allergies or special dietary requirements to inform the hostess/host that greets you upon arrival to our restaurants and who shows you to your table. They will coordinate with either the chef or the restaurant manager who will then approach you personally to make suggestions according to your dietary needs. All of our chefs are …

Zamá Restaurant in for a Treat!

Zamá Restaurant in for a Treat!

Everyone’s favorite Mexican restaurant at Villa del Palmar Cancun will receive some TLC this autumn when the five star resort makes some renovations to the celebrated venue at the heart of the complex located on Playa Mujeres in Cancun. A number of improvements have been announced for Villa del Palmar Cancun which included the stylish renovation of Zamá restaurant, which will boast a brand new lunch menu, as well as pool repairs and improvements. Zamá Restaurant Zamá is Villa del Palmar Cancun’s signature contemporary Mexican restaurant that is located at the heart of the resort complex between the waterfall bridge pool and the main pool. Throughout October and November 2016, the gourmet restaurant will be receiving an elegant facelift, which will include brand new furniture and a new roof. Upon reopening, guest will be able to enjoy Zamá’s brand new lunch menu to complement its celebrated evening menu. Iconic Roof Zamá’s iconic roof poses grandly like the hat of a Mayan shaman and can been admired against a turquoise Caribbean backdrop from almost all of …

Tequila - The Pride of a Nation

Tequila – The Pride of a Nation

Tequila is a unique and memorable drink which is indelibly linked to Mexico and it’s rich history, though it’s complexity and sophistication are poorly understood outside of the country. An infamous party drink, tequila often instils passionate opinion into those who have experienced it, whether this opinion is based upon knowledge and experience or a rough night and killer hangover. Whatever the case, tequila is steeped in a rich and interesting history older than the Mexican nation itself, and is to this day one of the largest exports to leave the country. Rich history The origins of making alcoholic beverages from agave plants reach as far back as 1,000 BC when pulque was made by the Aztecs. Made from the fermented sap of agave plants, pulque was so important to the Aztecs that they began to worship Patecatl the god of pulque. Although the process of agave distillation that followed was not well documented, it is believed to have begun during the Spanish conquest, around the 1400s. The result was a crude form of today’s …

Top All Inclusive Vacation Resorts: Villa del Palmar Cancun

Top All Inclusive Vacation Resorts: Villa del Palmar Cancun

If you are searching for the top all inclusive vacation resorts for Cancun, then you have certainly arrived to the right website. Villa del Palmar Cancun is celebrated as one of the top all inclusive vacation resorts in Mexico as can be seen by the consistently positive reviews on TripAdvisor and other reputable websites that rank the best all inclusive hotels and resorts for your vacations in Mexico. Top All Inclusive Vacations   So, what makes the best all inclusive vacations? Firstly, the best all inclusive vacation resorts receive the best reviews for the variety of their cuisine, meaning there is something on the menu for every member of your group of friends or family. The top all inclusive resorts in also ensure that you can have a different dining experience every day of your vacations, whether that be sampling different options from your favorite restaurant’s menu or being able to choose from a wide selection of restaurants that are included in your all inclusive package. Another feature that sets the top all inclusive vacation …