Are you dreaming of a warm and sunny getaway? With five luxurious destinations throughout Mexico, TAFER Hotels & Resorts offer the perfect opportunity to escape and enjoy some much-needed relaxation in paradise. Located on idyllic seashores surrounded by breathtaking beauty and just a short taxi ride away from bustling cities, Garza Blanca Resorts, Hotel Mousai, and Villa del Palmar Cancun are the top choices for your dream beach vacations. In this article, we'll introduce you to all of our resorts and show you why you're in for a treat.
Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta is an exceptional resort that ticks many boxes. This family-friendly property is situated on 85 acres of tropical jungle that cascades down to a white-sand beach, giving it a secluded feel while being just a short 40-minute drive (10 miles) away from the airport. Please be advised that you can only take a shuttle one way from the airport to the resort upon arrival; to leave Puerto Vallarta, you must take a taxi from the resort to the airport upon departure due to local taxi union laws.
The resort is also only a fifteen-minute taxi ride (4 miles) away from downtown Puerto Vallarta, where you can enjoy the famous Malecon boardwalk, visit nearby beaches, dine at one of the many restaurants, and check out the vibrant bars and clubs in the Romantic Zone. Don't forget to visit the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a significant example of colonial architecture. You should also put Casa Kimberly, where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton used to live, on your bucket list of places to visit.
If you're looking for outdoor experiences, you can visit the jungle for horseback riding, zip lining or ATV tours, and you can even try the rollercoaster zipline on an Outdoor Adventure tour. Ask your Member Services or Pre-Arrival Agent about the multitude of options available to you.
Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta offers ocean-front suites that overlook the sparkling Pacific as well as suites on the highest floors of the buildings adorning the mountainside. The rooms offer stunning views and amenities such as deep soaking tubs, separate showers, walk-in closets, luxury thread count bed linen and deluxe mattresses, fully-stocked wet bars, and balconies with oversized hammocks. Other items such as baby bouncers, baby bottle sterilizers, and child car seats are available upon request, as well as babysitting services if required.
Once you have refreshed yourself, you can explore TierraLuna Gardens, a luxury outdoor space located on the mountainside with stunning views of the ocean and greenery. This space offers some of the best boutique shopping with locally sourced clothing, beachwear, swimwear, jewelry, lifestyle products, and much more. There are many restaurants and a coffee shop here where you can enjoy views of the bay while relaxing in the outdoor "living rooms." A picturesque carousel is waiting for riders of all ages so you can create fun memories while circling paradise. Jazz nights and Farmers Markets are regularly showcased to keep the environment entertaining.
Alternatively, you can enjoy dinner back at the resort with three great restaurants to choose from, catering to every taste. Blanca Blue is a fantastic option for contemporary Mexican cuisine, while Bocados Steak House offers the finest cuts of meat in an upscale setting. Aquazul serves poolside favorites like burgers, salads, guacamole, and ceviche, and you can enjoy views of the infinity pool and ocean for an alfresco evening. Members and guests also have the option of dining at any of Hotel Mousai's gourmet restaurants if space permits, which we will outline later in the article.
In addition to all the exquisite dining options, the resort offers a gym, three outdoor swimming pools with jacuzzis, a tennis court, a world-class spa, and a Kids’ Club. Children's activities are plentiful, including Jenga, balloon shaping, treasure hunts, rock painting, origami classes, nature photography, kids planting a tree, and tug-of-war.
For nature lovers, the resort offers hiking tours. The hiking levels range from intermediate to advanced and last from 2 to 2.5 hours. There is also a hike available especially for kids. The trails take you through Garza Blanca’s lush tropical jungle preserve where you will have the opportunity to observe the local flora and fauna. Please check with your concierge upon arrival for more details.
For water activities, the resort offers a guided Kayak & Snorkel Tour to Los Arcos. Departing from Garza Blanca Beach daily in the morning, this tour spans 8 km or 5 nautical miles and lasts for approximately 2.5 hours. Equipped with kayaks and snorkeling gear, you'll have the chance to explore Los Arcos National Marine Park, a breathtaking rock formation emerging from the sea. Immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world, encountering tropical fish, eels, and octopi. Please note that the minimum age for this tour is 12 years old. Participants should have basic swimming skills.
And for some morning exercise in a picturesque location, there is yoga on the deck at TierraLuna Gardens. Our expert yoga teacher offers a weekly schedule rotating between Kundalini, Stretching, and Hatha yoga. Discover the art of relaxation and various yoga positions in this serene environment.
No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta. This beautiful resort is the perfect place to relax and recharge and can be described as a destination in its own right.
Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta
Nestled within the verdant tropical landscape of Puerto Vallarta lies Hotel Mousai, a haven of luxury and sophistication designed exclusively for adults seeking an indulgent escape. With its stunning ocean vistas extending as far as the eye can see, this upscale hotel is the perfect destination for those seeking a romantic retreat or a fun-filled escape with friends. Whether you're yearning to bask by the pool, indulge in spa treatments, or immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, Hotel Mousai offers an exceptional experience that will leave you feeling pampered and rejuvenated.
As one of two sister resorts on the Garza Blanca Preserve, Hotel Mousai boasts two towers, the North and the brand-new South tower, which offer exquisite accommodations and top-notch amenities, including 145 suites and penthouses. While Hotel Mousai is perched mountainside, members and guests can still enjoy the beach through continuous trolley service to and from Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta, which is located on the beachfront and shares the same lush grounds. This makes it easy for Hotel Mousai guests to enjoy the beach and all the other amenities available on-site at its sister resort. Hotel Mousai is for adults only so you can fully bask in relaxation.
With its cutting-edge design, the new South Tower complements the signature Mousai style with a fresh and unique personality. The suites and penthouses are spacious and luxurious, featuring stylish and playful decor, TAFER's signature plush beds, private balconies with hammocks and Jacuzzis, and iPad technology to control lighting, curtains, and music. The penthouses feature a capacious living room, private bar, and an oversized en suite bathroom with a steam shower. From the Mousai Suite measuring 1,061 square feet to the Mousai Corner Suite with an expansive wraparound terrace, or the Ultra Mousai and Corner Suites located on higher floors providing breathtaking views and exclusive privileges, there's an array of luxurious options for every guest. The new South Tower also offers the possibility to connect the Mousai Suites and Penthouses, ideal for friends traveling together.
Hotel Mousai offers a superb array of gourmet restaurants, including DAO, serving contemporary Chinese cuisine, NOI for authentic Italian, Hiroshi for Japanese fare, and Bocados Steak House for prime cuts of meat. Members and guests can also relish dining at The Terrace for breakfast, the Rooftop South and the Rooftop North for gourmet bites and cocktails, plus enjoy the privilege of dining at any of Garza Blanca’s restaurants.
For ultimate relaxation, Spa Imagine on the fifteenth floor offers an extensive spa menu with services ranging from facials and massages to custom rituals designed to meet your specific needs. Each spa treatment incorporates Natura Bisse products carefully selected for their effects, aromas, and natural ingredients. The spa also features a hydrotherapy circuit that includes a steam room, sauna, hot and cold stations, pressure massage shower, vitality pool, and whirlpool.
Apart from the luxurious accommodations and delectable dining experiences, members and guests can also participate in a range of activities such as kayaking, tennis, yoga, and tequila tastings. Live Latin and Jazz music can be enjoyed throughout the resort, and there's a calendar of musical events available from your concierge. Members and guests can take advantage of additional activities, dining, and shopping at TierraLuna Gardens, situated right next door. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder that Hotel Mousai is a sought-after destination for adults seeking the ultimate luxury vacation experience. So why not treat yourself to a stay at this paradise on earth? You won't regret it.
Garza Blanca Los Cabos
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is situated in the Golden Corridor, a short 25-minute drive (20 miles) from Los Cabos International Airport and members can book roundtrip transportation through your Member Services or Pre- Arrival Agent. The resort is conveniently located about 10 miles from both nearby towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, with driving times of around 15-20 minutes to reach either one.
Los Cabos is a beloved destination for visitors of all ages, offering the perfect combination of a small Mexican town's charm and the grandeur of a popular tourist destination. Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos has found the most beautiful spot to make your vacation a memorable one, surrounded by desert landscape, sweeping vistas, and transcendent ocean beauty.
The resort offers a range of accommodation options, from studio suites to four-bedroom lofts and penthouses, each inspired by Mexico's natural landscape. The in-room amenities at Garza Blanca Los Cabos provide members and guests with everything they need to feel right at home during their stay, including toiletries, a Nespresso machine, bathrobes and slippers, a minibar, flat-screen TVs, and high-speed internet access. The comfortable bedding and luxury linens ensure that members and guests enjoy a restful night's sleep. For those staying in one-bedroom or larger suites, these are equipped with full kitchens and a washer/dryer.
The resort boasts eight heated swimming pools, including an adults-only rooftop infinity pool, a Kids‘ Club, a business center, The Market boutique, an extra wide private beach, and a custom-built family-fun zone, making it the perfect place for everyone to be themselves. The resort's activities cater to both kids and adults, with craft-making and video games for kids, and cooking classes with tequila or wine tasting for adults.
Members and guests can indulge in premium food and drink options with seven restaurants on-site, including award-winning restaurants Bocados Steak House, Blanca Blue, and Hiroshi. Our newest restaurant addition NOI Terraza Italiana is where you can enjoy an Italian dinner paired with breathless views. The Rooftop pool and bar serve up mouth-watering burgers, tacos, skewers, and ceviche, while The Food Truck offers tostadas, sashimi, and raw oysters. The Pool Snackbar is the place for casual bites by the pool.
For those who want to relax, the spa offers a Hydrotherapy circuit and you can delight in high-tech treatments in the spa’s therapy suites named after the seven chakras and five elements. The Binary Premium by Röss's provides muscle toning, skin firming, anti-aging, and pain relief, while the world-renowned HydraFacial improves skin texture and tone.
The resort features beach access with cabanas and daybeds on the beach, and also offers a fabulous beach bicycle tour. Unique statues are dotted around the resort, and a selection of artwork is displayed throughout the hallways. The famous Orange Tree in front of the Market makes a statement within the resort and gives it a unique and impressive 'wow factor.'
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is the perfect place for everyone to unwind, find their center, and create unforgettable vacation memories. The resort's friendly staff is always ready to make your stay phenomenal.
Garza Blanca Cancun
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun is a luxurious resort located in the tranquil Costa Mujeres neighborhood, next to the renowned Greg Norman's Playa Mujeres Golf Club and the historic El Meco Maya temple. The resort is conveniently located about 16 miles or 30 minutes' drive from the Cancun International Airport and 6 miles or 15-20 minutes' drive to downtown Cancun. Members and guests can easily arrange for transportation to and from the airport for an extra charge through their Pre-Arrival or Member Services agent.
With a total of 452 upscale suites, ranging from the Studio to the Four Bedroom Penthouse Loft, Garza Blanca Cancun‘s suites feature contemporary minimalist design, luxurious amenities, private terraces, and dedicated Butler service to assist everyone throughout their stay. Members and guests can choose from oceanfront suites, penthouse lofts, and even suites with swim-up pools, all of which are equipped with modern conveniences such as a Nespresso machine, fresh interior design finishes, air conditioning and ceiling fans, a minibar, private balconies, and wireless internet. For those staying in one-bedroom or larger suites, these are equipped with full kitchens and a washer/dryer.
The resort boasts a plethora of restaurants, each offering a unique culinary experience. Blanca Blue restaurant serves innovative Mexican dishes, Hiroshi offers Japanese fusion cuisine, DAO specializes in contemporary Chinese cuisine, and Bocados Steak House serves up mouthwatering steaks. The Snack Bar is the perfect spot for poolside refreshments and the Food Truck – Beach Raw Bar offers a variety of seafood dishes and tropical cocktails. The Gourmet Food Hall offers five different types of cuisine, and The Rooftop serves gourmet bites and cocktails with stunning views. Members and guests can also dine at any of the restaurants at its neighboring sister resort, Villa del Palmar Cancun, for even more dining options.
Members and guests can relax and unwind at one of the resort's five swimming pools, including a main pool, a pool with a swim-up bar and an above-water hammock area, and an adults-only infinity Rooftop pool. Within the resort, members and guests can enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including a Wibit Aqua Park, beach volleyball, dance classes, Latin dance lessons, aqua aerobics, bingo, and Spanish lessons. The resort also boasts Kids’ Club, a ballroom for weddings and events, a state-of-the-art gym and a world-class spa.
Spa imagine at Garza Blanca Cancun offers a range of treatments and spa rituals in 16 purification cabins, with state-of-the-art adjustable therapy beds and bespoke spa treatments. With a focus on holistic wellness, the spa provides high-tech face and body treatments, hair care, and nail care, complemented by the Hydrotherapy circuit's refreshing water-alternating treatments.
When you're ready to venture beyond the resort, there is no shortage of fascinating sites and activities to explore in Cancun and its surroundings. Cancun's colorful, cultured, and diverse sites, including nearby Tulum with its ruins, caverns, and cenotes, are an absolute delight. Or how about a day trip to Cancun’s underwater museum, MUSA, for scuba diving with a twist?
Another idea is to take the ferry to Isla Mujeres on average costs 100-150 Mexican pesos (approximately 5-7 US dollars) one way, for a standard passenger ferry. Member Services or the hotel’s concierge can help you organize your best trip out there.
Located just a short 5-minute drive (1.7 miles) from the resort, the fascinating El Meco Archaeological Site awaits. This conveniently situated site offers a captivating journey into the rich history of the Maya civilization. Moreover, our resort's activity department arranges guided walking tours to El Meco several times a week - simply consult your onsite concierge for further information. The site is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the abundant heritage of the region. All this can be experienced for a mere $3.50 USD, allowing you to delve into the serene ambiance of El Meco.
For many reasons people choose to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at Garza Blanca Cancun, providing an exquisite place where worries are replaced with comfort. Whether you're interested in exploring the nearby historical landmarks and attractions or simply relaxing on the beach with a margarita, Garza Blanca Cancun is the perfect place to create unforgettable memories.
Villa del Palmar Cancun
Adjacent to its sister property Garza Blanca Cancun and connected by a convenient walkway, Villa del Palmar Cancun is an oasis steeped in the spirit of its setting. The seaside address is just as popular with both couples and families, as well as those looking to explore the Maya empire's many-layered stories.
The resort offers 415 suites and penthouses, each thoughtfully designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. All accommodations feature private balconies or terraces with stunning ocean views and luxurious bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. Members and guests can choose from a variety of room types to suit their needs, including studio rooms, one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites, and penthouses. Noteworthy features include a Nespresso machine, new interior design finishes, air conditioning, a minibar, L'Occitane toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, and wireless internet. For those staying in one-bedroom or larger suites, they are equipped with full kitchens and laundry facilities. Villa del Palmar Cancun also offers a Family Program, which includes amenities such as kid-sized robes and slippers, car seats, and baby monitors, making it an ideal choice for families traveling with children. Whether you're vacationing with family, friends, or a significant other, you're sure to find the perfect space to unwind in style at Villa del Palmar Cancun.
Villa del Palmar Cancun boasts several dining options that cater to a variety of tastes. La Casona Steak House serves a wide selection of meat dishes and seafood, while Zama serves Mexican cuisine with a classic twist, and Caprichos serves buffet-style international cuisine with themed entertainment nights such as Mexican Folklore, Magic & Comedy Show, and a Pre-hispanic Show. Members and guests can also enjoy delicious Italian dishes at Davino Restaurant. For a more casual dining experience, the Bite Bar has numerous food and drink options for your palate's delight. If you want to combine your meal with watching sports head to Legends Sports Bar. Palmita Market & Deli provides a range of grab-and-go items and has a Starbucks. Whether you're in the mood for a romantic dinner for two or a family-friendly meal, Villa del Palmar Cancun has a dining option to suit all preferences.
Members and guests can take advantage of the resort's many amenities, including five outdoor pools, a fitness center, a Kids’ Club, and the award-winning Village Spa, not to mention a white sandy beach location with complimentary water sports and a Wibit brand aqua park. Cooking lessons, wine tasting, beach volleyball, dance classes, aqua aerobics, bingo, and Spanish lessons are all available at the resort.
For excursions off the resort, your Member Services or Pre-Arrival agent can help you book tours to places such as Chichén Itzá and Isla Mujeres.
Chichén Itzá is an extraordinary archaeological site that has earned its place among the new seven wonders of the world. Constructed by the ancient Maya civilization during the Terminal Classic period, this sprawling pre-Columbian city is a remarkable testament to their advanced civilization. Nestled within a picturesque landscape, Chichén Itzá is just a scenic drive of approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes (132 miles) from the resort, making it an easily accessible day trip.
Isla Mujeres, a hidden gem located off the coast of Cancun, is another great option for a day trip. This beautiful island offers pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and a laid-back ambiance. Wander through the charming streets of the downtown area, known as "El Centro," where you'll discover an array of vibrant shops and delectable restaurants. Dive into the crystal-clear waters or snorkel alongside colorful marine life in the nearby coral reefs. To reach Isla Mujeres, simply take a short ten-minute taxi ride (4.8 miles) from Villa del Palmar Cancun to the Puerto Juárez ferry terminal. Purchase your tickets at the Gran Puerto Cancun (Ultramar) ferry dock and embark on a quick 15-minute ferry ride to this captivating island paradise.
El Meco Archaeological Site is also worth a visit and it is conveniently located just a stone's throw away from the resort. A short 5-minute drive (1.7 miles) will transport you back in time to the era of the Maya civilization. There is also a bike tour through the resort’s activity department that goes to El Meco a few times a week; ask your concierge onsite for more details. Open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, this archaeological site offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich heritage of the region. For a nominal fee of approximately $3.50 USD, immerse yourself in the tranquility of El Meco. Seek shade beneath the lush vegetation and bring a snack to enjoy at the picnic tables scattered throughout the site. The architectural highlight is the El Castillo structure, an impressive five-level temple adorned with serpent heads reminiscent of the Pyramid of Kukulkán. As you explore further, you'll discover a myriad of intriguing smaller structures that invite you to unravel the mysteries of the past.
For a little adventure on the high seas, the Jolly Roger pirate night dinner and show onboard a galleon ship is another great way to experience Mexico’s charm and a tasty margarita at sea.
Villa del Palmar Cancun offers a stunning oceanfront setting, exceptional accommodations, and an array of activities and dining options for those of all ages. Whether you're looking to unwind on the beach or explore the rich history and culture of Mexico, this resort has it all. With its convenient location and friendly staff, Villa del Palmar Cancun is the perfect choice for your next getaway.
TAFER Hotels and Resorts present a luxurious and unforgettable vacation experience. With stunning locations, top-notch amenities, and unparalleled service, each of the five resorts has its own unique charm and attractions. Whether you choose Garza Blanca Resorts, Hotel Mousai, or Villa del Palmar Cancun, you can rest assured that whichever hotel you choose, your destination will always be worth the journey. Book your next getaway today.