Dreams Resorts & Spas Celebrates Dia de Reyes with Guests

This past Friday, January 6th many Dreams Resorts & Spas in Mexico celebrated Dia de Reyes also known as Three Kings Day or the Epiphany. It is a Catholic holiday that is celebrated on the same day each year, 12 days after Christmas. It is believed that baby Jesus was visited by three wise men giving him gifts gold, frankincense and myrrh. In Mexico this holiday is widely celebrated!  

Part of the traditions included drinking hot chocolate and cutting pieces of the traditional sweetbread topped with candied fruit, Rosca de Reyes. This special sweetbread is a tradition that has been going on for years. The shape of the bread is in an oval representing the kings’ crowns and the colorful candied fruit on top represent the jewels of the crown. Each guest cut their own slice of the bread and inside one of the pieces is hidden a figure of baby Jesus. It is said that the person who finds the figurine is responsible to host a party and prepare tamales to be enjoyed on February 2nd.

Take a look at the fun photos of our guests enjoying the traditions of Dia de Reyes at Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa and Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa!

Three Kings visit Dreams Puerto Aventuras

 Rosca de Reyes at Dreams Cancun

A guest of Dreams Cancun discovered the baby Jesus figurine.

Wordless Wednesday: Santa Visited Dreams Resorts & Spas

 Santa arrived at Dreams Resorts & Spas on Christmas day to visit all of the good boys and girls staying with us! He left his reindeer at the North Pole and made his grand entrance very exciting and unique at each property. We had so much fun celebrating the holidays with our guests. Enjoy the photos we captured of Santa’s arrivals.    

Scuba Santa comes up for air at Dreams Puerto Aventuras.

Santa arrived on a train at Dreams Cancun.

Santa arrived at Dreams Puerto Vallarta in a parachute!

He had a smooth landing on the beach!

Santa arrived at Dreams Tulum by train too.

Santa had a smooth helicopter landing at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana!

 

Haunted House at Dreams Punta Cana

Halloween is a thrilling time to be a guest at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa. Our talented entertainment team has already begun celebrations and will continue for the remainder of the month. We know teenagers especially enjoy this holiday, so we have some extra special activities planned just for them. 

Core Zone for teens is going to have a Haunted House on Halloween! The teens will be spooked out by our decorations and creative take on the holiday.  Decorations are already up around the Core Zone in preparation for the main event on October 31st. 

Some other fun activities that are included in the plans to celebrate Halloween are face painting, pumpkin carving and trick or treating! Bring your little ones for a time to remember at Dreams Punta Cana. It’s not too late to book a last-minute vacation for Halloween, reserve your stay now

Ride ‘Em Cowboy at Dreams Cancun

For guests seeking thrill and adventure, we challenge you to give our mechanical bull a try during your stay at Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa!

Our mechanical bull is available for guests every Tuesday on the beach. Combining technique and strength, participants can compete against each other to see who has what it takes to hold on the longest. It’s a fun way to show off to your friends and family and walk away with some serious bragging rights if you’re lucky!

Take a look at this video of a recent guest who met his match against our mechanical bull.

Fire and Drums Show at Dreams Riviera Cancun

We’re always looking for ways to WOW our guests at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. On Thursday nights, our Entertainment Team hosts a spectacular Fire and Drums Show under the stars near our lobby. It’s a great way for our guests to mingle with one another and experience a truly entertaining show.

Here are some pictures from a recent show! Be sure to check it out next time you visit!

Explore Nuevo Vallarta on a Bike Tour

As part of our Unlimited-Luxury® privileges at Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta, we offer a variety of entertainment and activities for our guests. One of the activities that our guests enjoy is our bike tour to see some of the local sites in Nuevo Vallarta.

The bike tour is offered every day of the week departing at 11 am from the resort activities center. The tour lasts about an hour and goes through the dolphin center, the zoo, a supermarket at Paradise Plaza Mall and around the Nuevo Vallarta area.  We change the tour up a little bit each day to keep it interesting. If group tours aren’t your thing, you are also free to take our bikes out to explore on your own. 

Stop by our activities desk to sign up if you are interested in taking the bike tour during your stay! We provide the bike, helmet and vest for everyone and ask that our guests wear running shoes and bring water. We can’t think of a better way to explore the local area and get some exercise too! 

Make it at Home: Mayan Coffee

There are a number of things to look forward to when you visit Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa. While we can’t forget our beautiful beaches, fabulous rooms, gourmet dining and Unlimited-Luxury© privileges, today we wanted to highlight our famous Mayan Coffee demonstration. The making of this delicious beverage is as much fun to watch as it is to drink!

Click the video below to watch our Mayan Coffee demonstration!

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to make this tasty beverage at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coffee
  • ½ oz Xtabentun
  • ½ oz Kalua
  • Whipped cream
  • One orange
  • Sugar

Directions:

  • Moisten the edge of the cup with an orange slice and frost with sugar.
  • Carmelize the sugar over an open flame.
  • Place the Kalua and Xtabentun in a stainless steel container until hot.
  • The liquor should then be set on fire!
  • Once the flames are out, pour the coffee in the cup.
  • Fill the remaining part of the cup with whipped cream.

Enjoy!

Tip: Pick up a bottle Xtabentun while visiting Mexico. Xtabentun is Mayan liquor made from honey that is native to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and may be difficult to track down elsewhere!