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Sargassum monitoring: Cancun beaches without sargassum

Sargassum monitoring: Cancun beaches without sargassum

The arrival of the sargassum algae to the coasts of Cancun and Riviera Maya has been inevitable. Climate change and other environmental situations have caused the conditions in the seas to change. This is the main reason why this seaweed now arrives massively to areas where it previously had a small presence; as is the case of the Mexican Caribbean. In natural conditions, sargassum is an ecosystem in the open sea that doesn’t do any harm; on the contrary, it is a refuge for different species of fish and turtles. However, since the summer of 2013, the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico has records of the presence of sargassum in the Mexican Caribbean in atypical quantities. At the end of 2014, its unusual arrival became constant. Of course, the local and federal authorities have set to work to collect sargassum in Cancun and at the different beaches in the area. This, coupled with the exhaustive work that the hoteliers have done since the beginning of the arrival of this seaweed. Sargassum free …

Wellness Talent at Villa del Palmar Cancún

Wellness Talent at Villa del Palmar Cancún

Villa del Palmar Cancún is a renown all-inclusive resort, recently awarded as a 4 Diamond Resort for its high standard service, always seeking to exceed the expectations of all guests during their vacation in Cancún and the devoted staff that works at the resort. Recently, Giselle Sedinger has joined the talented staff of Villa del Palmar Cancún, Village Spa Manager, an important position in which she can live up her passion for health and relaxation, providing an everlasting experience that will live in guests’ hearts, wrapping them in tranquil atmosphere and a unique ambiance, complemented with a variety of massages and treatments. She is also passionate about dance and wellness, but overall Giselle’s Sedinger personality and vocation of service have led her to occupy strategic positions in the wellness area at many luxury resorts. The Village Spa at Villa del Palmar Cancún boasts a truly relaxation oasis. This fantastic Spa in Cancun is inspired by an ancient Mayan village, featuring a concept of tropical palm trees and thatched-roof treatment cabins, a truly holistic escape. At …

Villa del Palmar Cancun Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019

Villa del Palmar Cancun Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019

Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence again in 2019! This prestigious award goes to businesses that provide excellent service and experiences to their customers. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Every year in May the online travel review website, TripAdvisor, issues Certificates of Excellence to the top 10% of businesses on the site. For a hotel to earn a Certificate of Excellence, it must maintain an overall rating of at least four out of five “bubbles” and must receive positive reviews from guests on a consistent basis. Villa del Palmar carries an overall rating of “Excellent” (four and a half bubbles), and is rated the number four hotel in Cancun. Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Year over year the Certificate of Excellence award sets Villa del Palmar apart, and lets us know that our guests are happy with our property and our service. In fact, 2019 is the fifth year in a row that Villa del Palmar has earned the Certificate of Excellence, which means …

Security update: Cancun and Riviera Maya by Travel State Government

Security update: Cancun and Riviera Maya by Travel State Government

A new travel advisory was released by the United States recently regarding the travel of its citizens to Mexico. Even though the security alerts for the country as a whole continue to cause concern, we are delighted to announce that there are no current travel restrictions placed on Cancun and the Riviera Maya, which is one of Mexico’s most sought-after regions for extraordinary vacations. Home to sunny weather, powdery white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise Caribbean waters, Cancun and the Riviera Maya Is a gorgeous and inviting haven for tourists. The area is well known for its friendly people and warm Mexican hospitality, and a vacation there is sure to be amazing. Safety is another thing that Cancun and the Riviera Maya is known for, and when you book a vacation at Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa, you can bask in an enchanting Caribbean getaway without worrying about your safety or security. UPDATE.- April 15, 2019: “There are no restrictions on U.S. government employees for travel in Quintana Roo state, …

Cancun Ranked 35 out of 100 Most-Visited Cities in the World

Cancun Ranked 35 out of 100 Most-Visited Cities in the World

According to the report “Top 100 City Destinations 2018” by Euromonitor, Cancun ranked 35th out of the 100 most-visited cities in the world. Euromonitor International’s city arrivals research covers over 600 cities. This report highlighted the top 100 cities based on 2017 international arrivals Cancun ranked highest compared to other cities in Mexico, Central America and South America. According to this report, Cancun is the most-visited Latin American city. Asia The Asia region had the highest number of cities listed in this report, with 41 out of the top 100 cities most visited by international travelers in the world in 2017. Hong Kong tops the list as the number one most-visited city in 2017, and Bangkok is second. Within the top 10 are Singapore, Macao, Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen. Europe Europe was the region with the second highest number of most-visited cities in the report, with 32 out of 100 most-visited cities in the world in this report located in Europe. London was the third most-visited city in the world in 2017, and Paris was …

The Cheapest Times to Fly

The Cheapest Times to Fly

Get to Cancun without Breaking the Bank Getting the best deals on flights seems to be an art form! We all have the friends who fly everywhere because they seem to have some private connection or secret knowledge on exactly when to buy their airline tickets. At times this can be sheer luck and persistence, but if you don’t have the time or energy to monitor airfares 24/7, there are some industry guidelines that can help you. It’s all a matter of knowing when to look and what days are best to fly! When to Start Looking This may irk the freedom lovers out there, but getting a great price on a flight comes with some planning. You don’t want to be too early though. Buying your ticket four months or more in advance will guarantee your pick of flights and seats, but it will also guarantee a $20 – $50 premium and higher rates. In this case, the early bird is not really getting anything but options. The sweet spot for travel is up …

Beach Finally Free of Algae

Beach Finally Free of Algae

In the last three days, the main beaches of Playa Del Carmen have begun to clear of the sargassum algae in their sandy areas. Natural factors such as the arrival of the northern winds have favored these conditions. Beaches such as 88, with the distinctive Blue Flag, Mamitas and those in the central zone, are those that are free of algae, reported Civil Protection lifeguards. Last month there was so much algae on Beach 88 near the Paradisus hotel that hotel staff blocked the entrance to the beach. However, yesterday, this stretch of Beach 88 was completely clear. Improving Conditions Meteorologist Luis Antonio Morales Ocaña said weather conditions look favorable to continue clearing the sargassum, at least for now. “There are already signs of weather changes since the end of last month, but now the northern winds that are felt and recorded are those that could be taking sargassum from this area of ​​the coast. But beware, this sargassum could be reaching another part of the coast, but at least for now not here. … …

Cancun Prohibition Of Plastics

State and local governments in all regions of Mexico are beginning to take action for environmental preservation due to growing concern about how single use disposable plastics can affect the environment and marine life. Single-use plastics are so prevalent, especially in tourist cities and in public places like beaches and parks, that it can be difficult to know how to address the widespread use, collection and disposal of these items. Straws, plastic cups, cutlery, bags, bottles, styrofoam, and a wide variety of non-biodegradable products are the current focus of attention due to the ease with which they reach our hands and with which they are wasted. New Proposed Plastics Ban During the recent legislative session, State Executive Carlos Joaquín of the Secretariat of Ecology and Environment proposed new legislation for the prevention and integral management of solid waste in the State of Quintana Roo. The proposed legislation includes strengthening recycling, prohibition of plastic bags, straws and styrofoam, as well as comprehensive management focused on a circular economy. During the legislative session, the Secretary of Ecology …

October Wellness for 2018

October Wellness for 2018

October Wellness 2018 returns to Villa Del Palmar Cancun this month, featuring wellness activities, events, special guests, and culinary experiences. This is the fourth year that Villa Del Palmar Cancun has presented the October Wellness event, so we have been able to craft this event precisely to the needs and desires of our guests. This year is going to be the best year yet. Finalizing the Program The team at Village Spa is currently finalizing the extensive schedule for October Wellness 2018 which will be crafted in detail to surprise our guests. The program will be full of culinary experiences, physical activities, guided meditations, and opportunities to interact with our special guests, all with the intention of making our celebrated wellness month a chance for developing new habits, having fun and getting fit in the sun. October Wellness Race Walk, jog or run our picturesque circuit in the October Wellness Race 2018. The race will be a challenging yet fun and uplifting experience at the end of the event. Shape Up Your Nutrition Routine October …

Top things why Sargassum Seaweed is a Blessing for Cancun

Top things why Sargassum Seaweed is a Blessing for Cancun

After booking a Caribbean blue vacation, reports began to circulate about a mass of seaweed crowding the shore and polluting the water. People complained about the clarity being diminished and the white sand being littered from north to south. All of these reviews may leave questions about vacation timing and if it will be enjoyable. Unfortunately, most reviews are written from a purely hedonistic point of view and not from facts and the health of the ocean. Before any hesitancy develops about your upcoming stay at Villa del Palmar Cancún, let us clarify this situation. What is sargassum? Is a type of seaweed originating in the Sargasso Sea, hence the name. It has numerous species, but S. natans and S. fluitans are what have been making headlines as these two types are free floating and have vegetative or asexual reproduction, meaning there can be a lot of it in the right conditions. Those thriving parameters aligned back in 2011 when the first huge bloom of Sargassum spread out in masses throughout the Atlantic and Caribbean …