Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

In the early morning of September 16th 1810 a church bell in Dolores, Guanajuato rang out, gathering all the towns’ people. A priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla wanted to gather the people of Mexico to rise against the Spanish crown. It took another 11 years for Mexico to gain independence but this event, known as the Grito de Dolores, was the spark that began it all.

Today the biggest celebration happens in Mexico City where at 11 p.m. on the night of the 15th the President steps out on to the balcony of the National Palace overlooking a massive crowd in the decorated courtyard. There he rings a similar bell to the one once used by Hidalgo and comments on the historical Heroes of Mexico ending with an enthusiastic “Viva Mexico!”

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Check out the celebration of life and color at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta

At Dreams Resorts & Spas, we will be celebrating with an explosion of Mexican culture. Experience real Mariachi music, authentic Mexican cuisine, traditional Mexican-style games and activities and to top it all off the beautiful color and life that only a celebration from the passionate people of Mexico could accomplish. Talk to your concierge for all the details.

Head to Facebook & Twitter and send a hearty “Viva Mexico!” to your favorite resort!

A Spa Day at Dreams Resorts & Spas

This #WellnessWednesday we’re taking a close look at the one thing that feels as good as it is for you, a day at the spa!

When I dream of Dreams Resorts & Spas I imagine total relaxation. What do I think of when I think of total relaxation? The spa! The Dreams Spa by Penovia can make your wildest dreams of relaxation a reality.

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Reach the next level of wellness at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

There is a spa package for everyone at Dreams. From local specialties to the highest standards, everything is covered.  Can’t decide? Check out the latest specials and see what piques your interest.

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Pure relaxation happens right here at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

One of the most important parts of a good spa is the ambience. Relaxation starts with the visual. Plus great amenities like a whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms ensure you have almost too many ways to unwind.

Remember every Dreams Spa by Penovia is different so make sure and contact your favorite resort to find out exactly what we offer. Head to Facebook and Twitter and share your favorite treatment; are you looking for something simple like a facial or are you looking to be adventurous and try something new?

Special Events Spotlight: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is, of course, a time to be thankful. Thankful for your family, your health and everything we have in life. It’s a time to take a moment from your busy life and appreciate. Can you think of a better place to do that other than Dreams Resorts & Spas?

Join us for all the Thanksgiving treats you love in a much more tropical location! First on our minds this Thanksgiving will be how thankful we are for all we have. Second on our minds? Food! Join us for all your favorites; turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more! Looks like the kids hanging out at the Explorer’s Club at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta are working up an appetite!

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A great part of spending Thanksgiving in paradise is the weather! No rain or cold for us, we’ll be outside with tons of games and activities on the beach and in the pool! Football anyone?! These girls took full advantage of the tee-pee decorating contest on the beach at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa.

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Keep your traditions alive with us! We’ll be watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade plus all the football you can handle. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is a football lovers dream!

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There’s plenty of time to book your trip and share this special holiday with us. Be thankful for our special offers and book now!

TripAdvisor Honors Dreams Resorts & Spas

Dreams Resorts & Spas love to offer its guests the best of the best, consider it our passion. That’s why we are always surprised to get honored for doing what we love!

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First off, several resorts were named to TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2014 as the Top 25 Family Hotels in Mexico. Congratulations to Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa and Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa!

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Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & spa, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa and Dreams Riviera Cancun

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Also the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 was awarded to Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa and Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta!

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Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta and Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa

Head to Facebook and Twitter to offer your congratulations. Make sure you check out our special offers, it might be time to experience what an award-winning Unlimited-Luxury® resort has to offer!

 

Take a peek at what’s going on at Dreams Resorts & Spas!

Some days you just need a little piece of paradise, maybe you’re having a rough day or just day dreaming about your upcoming stay with Dreams Resorts & Spas!  Thank you should check out our LIVE WEB CAMS and see what is happening right now!

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Check out these shots from the webcams at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta, Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa and Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

Find our live web cams in the “Photos and Videos” section of each resorts site and enjoy digital sunshine and relaxation!  Check out the weather, see our special events,  or even look for your loved ones by the pool! You can  save an image or send to your friends via email or share with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Five Tips to Taking Amazing Family Vacation Photos

Dreams Resorts & Spas provides the ultimate fun-in-the-sun escape for a family vacation beyond your wildest dreams. These precious moments spent are worthy of being remembered for many years to come so before you start snapping away, take a few seconds to refresh yourself with these five tips to take amazing family vacation photos!

1. Take a LOT of pictures: At the end of your vacation, you will never regret taking too many pictures. So, experiment with different angles and shutter speeds throughout your stay and snap photos of everywhere you explore. From long days on the beach to family dinners to exciting excursions, you’ll be happy with the variety of faces and moments you have to choose from.

Dara Denise Cain snapped this lovely family photo at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa.

Dara C. snapped this lovely family photo at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa.

2. Capture Candid Moments: Avoid staged photos, instead capturing things as they’re happening. Family vacations are about bonding and spending time with the people you love. Smiles, laughs, and silly faces will be frequent and you’ll want to remember them. These might not be the best quality or most flattering photos from vacation, but ones you will be happy you took.

Kid's playing in the fountain at the Explorer's Club at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

Kids playing in the fountain at the Explorer’s Club at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

3. Take a step back to capture the whole picture: The stunning views at Dreams Resorts & Spas are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. You’re likely to come across breathtaking sunsets that you’ll want to remember just as they were through your eyes. Try using a wide angle lens and take a step back to capture the full scene. Seize the moment to focus on all the beauty that’s around you.

The stunning landscape of Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa is certainly worthy of a photo!

The stunning landscape of Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa is certainly worthy of a photo!

4. Remember to include people (and yourself!) in the photos: When you’re out traveling to new and exciting places, it’s easy to get sidetracked and forget about the most important part of your trip: the people that came with you! Ask another guest to take a family shot on the beach or capture your kids’ faces as they leap into the pool. Landscape shots are beautiful, but these are the photos that will make you both laugh and cry years from now. Be sure to take lots of them!

A beautiful family photo posted by Leonie C. at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

A beautiful family photo posted by Leonie C. at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.

5. Catch the “Golden Hour” of the Day: The hour before the sun sets in late afternoon is known as the “Golden Hour” in photography, during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the sun is higher in the sky. This hour provides the perfect lighting to capture precious moments as your day winds down. And if you’re an early bird, the hour right after the sun rises provides similar lighting to capture the gorgeous views of the beach before you start your day. You’ll be amazed at the beautiful, natural light that comes from these photos.

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A view during the “Golden Hour” of the ocean front infinity pool at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa.

Follow these easy tips and your Dreams Resorts & Spas vacation photos are sure to shine!

Dreams Resorts & Spas receive Rainforest Alliance Verification!

rainforest-alliance-verified-mark-151by147The Dreams Resorts & Spas family is happy to announce that a number of our properties have been recognized by the Rainforest Alliance.  The Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark communicates our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. At Dreams Resorts & Spas we work hard each day to ensure that our management, guests and employees are following sustainable practices to protect our planet.

Congrats to Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dreams Puerto Adventuras Resort & Spa, Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta!

To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance: click here

Share the news and plan a “green” vacation today!

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Top row: Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa. Bottom row: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dreams Puerto Adventuras Resort & Spa and Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta.