Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is located on the coast of the Banderas Bay, a desirable destination for travelers. There are countless activities to take part in both on property and in the surrounding region. Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon has always been a popular spot to visit and now there are even more reasons to visit with the completion of the revamping project of the Malecon.
The Malecon is a wonderful place where locals and tourist can walk along the beach and take in the scenery. The pathway is lined with numerous art galleries, restaurants and shops. For the remainder of November each day and night is jam-packed with celebrations including jazz concerts, food and wine tastings and art festivals. A short trip from the resort to the charming beach town of Puerto Vallarta is the perfect way to learn more about the Mexican culture.
There are many activities and events to enjoy during your time on the resort’s property. Snorkeling, water polo, seasonal turtle release program and nightly live entertainment are just some of the activities on the resort’s jam-packed calendar. Start planning your trip to Dreams Puerto Vallarta now.
Puerto Vallarta's New Malecon
Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa throughout the month of September! The Mexican War of Independence began on September 16, 1810 and now that day is celebrated each year making Mexico’s Independence Day the most important national holiday in the country. The resort will be celebrating the holiday with a special package and themed activities.
During the month of September, we’re offering a special package including exceptional amenities and services in honor of Mexico’s Independence Day. The package is complimentary for new bookings in a qualifying room category for arrival dates of the 12th to the 19th of September, or can be purchased for $20 throughout the month of September in all room categories.
Mexico’s Independence Day Package includes:
- Welcome letter
- Tequila bottle in room (500ml)
- 25 minute spa treatment / Mayan Ritual
- Special turn down service with traditional Mexican candies
- Mexican breakfast in bed
- Themed Mexican Photo (Professional old style photo taken at the resort’s Photoshop. Reservations required)
In addition to this exciting package, we’re hosting several activities recognizing the Mexican Culture at Dreams Puerto Aventuras. Every Thursday in September, guests can enjoy cooking lessons with our Executive Chef followed by a tequila tasting. On September 15th, we’re hosting a Mexican Show complete with a mariachi band and the broadcasting of the annual El Grito de la Independencia (“Cry of Independence”). The following day, September 16th, the resort will have a Mexican wrestling show featuring Mexican wrestling idols.
The Explorer’s Club is also joining in the celebration by implementing a fun new program; Where your food comes from: Grow your own corn. The program will teach children staying at the resort about the natural environment surrounding Dreams Puerto Aventuras.
Book now so you don’t miss all of the excitement for Mexico’s Independence Day at Dreams Puerto Aventuras!
The Festival Gourmet International originated 13 years ago when a lively conversation arose between Thierry Blouet of Café de Artistes, Heinz Reize of Hotel Krystal and Silvan Miller of Nestlé. It was then that they came up with the idea of holding a ten-day festival to showcase the richness and diversity of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s culinary scene. Each year, chefs from across the globe gather together at the festival, not in competition, but rather in a friendly exchange of extraordinary dishes.
This year, the XVI Festival Gourmet International will be held November 11th through November 21st and boast local master chefs from first-class hotels and innovative restaurants including a chef from Dreams Villamagna.
Do you want to experience some of the best culinary dishes from around the world? If so, be sure to book your stay at Dreams Villamagna (link to page) or Dreams Puerto Vallarta (link to page) today! In the meantime, check out this great video for an inside look at the festival.
If you are an R&B music fan, you may want to book your next vacation to the Riviera Maya just in time for an awesome free concert on May 29th.
Presented by the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, held annually in November, internationally-renowned musical artists Phil Perry and Brian McKnight perform a free concert the evening of Saturday, May 29 at Mamitas Beach Club in Playa del Carmen.
Renowned Mexican jazz singer, Caro Montes will open the concert with the debut of her first solo project. Phil Perry, R&B singer, songwriter and musician, will perform next. Perry is famous for the number one R&B hit, “Call Me,” as well as other top 40 R&B singles “Amazing Love” and “Forever.” Finally, Brian McKnight, a platinum recording artist who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, will finish out the show.
Dreams Puerto Aventuras, Dreams Riviera Cancun and Dreams Tulum are the perfect places to stay and have easy access to the free concert in Playa del Carmen.
Located on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the town of Los Cabos resides where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Breathtaking beaches line the resort area of Los Cabos, making it one of the most popular west coast destinations in Mexico. Two towns, lively Cabo San Lucas and laid-back San Jose del Cabo, flank the resort corridor.
While the nightlife in San Jose del Cabo centers around the restaurants and large hotels, Cabo San Lucas is the party capital of Los Cabos. Visitors there can enjoy a wide variety of nightclubs as well as casual and fine dining options.
Once a small fishing town, Los Cabos is now known as the sport fishing capital of the world. It is home to many big game fish including marlin, sailfish, wahoo, dorado and yellowtail, snapper, cabrilla, corvina and roosterfish. If you are looking for a challenge you may want to consider joining in on one of the many fishing tournaments hosted by the marina throughout the year.
If you happen to be in Los Cabos during the winter you can also admire one of the most extraordinary natural phenomena to occur on Mexico’s coasts– the courtship process of the gray whale. It is estimated that 20,000 of these whales migrate to the Mexican coast each year. Learn more about whale watching on the Pacific Coast of Mexico here.
Nature and nightlife—Los Cabos has it all.
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Besides all the activities at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, the Huatulco region offers great sites and activities, such as a day trip to the Copalita Waterfalls.
The Copalita Waterfalls are located an hour and half from Huatulco along the Copalita River, just above the village of Santa Maria Xadani. The majestic waterfalls vary in size and offer swimming, hiking and relaxation in an all-natural setting. The larger waterfalls have a swing that you can swing and rappel from.
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Punta Cana, located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, is the perfect beach vacation destination. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, it features twenty-five miles of white sand studded with natural palm trees. Punta Cana is the perfect destination for tourists looking to soak up some sun and enjoy the pristine beaches.
If you are looking for a little more action in your vacation, Punta Cana also offers world-class golf, shopping and nightlife. Visitors can golf at one of the world’s most challenging courses, such as Punta Espada, while enjoying the sea, sand, and breeze. Punta Cana also features a plethora of shops that offer local handicrafts and artwork, or precious stones. The resort area also has plenty of discotheques, which provide a great opportunity to show off your dance moves.
Have you been to Punta Cana? If so, what is your favorite thing about this destination?
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Located on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, La Romana was once a sugar cane town that specialized in raising cattle. La Romana transformed into a destination for the rich and famous when Gulf + Western Industries opened the town’s first luxurious resort complex in 1975. Since then, the town has flourished as a premiere vacation destination in the Caribbean.
One of the most popular attractions in La Romana is Altos de Chavón, which is a replica of a 17th century Mediterranean village. The village is a creative Mecca with artists’ studios, craft-shops, galleries and a 5,000-seat amphitheater that attracts big name musical artists. Altos de Chavón also has restaurants and bars to satisfy all types of visitors.
La Romana is minutes away from these great attractions:
Isla Catalina — a small offshore island with an incredible coral reef for snorkeling and diving.
Isla Saona — taking a catamaran, sailboat or speedboat ride to this island will showcase the incredible turquoise water and beauty of the limestone cliffs. You may even see some dolphins following your boat!
Santo Domingo — the oldest city in the New World, where the settlement of all the Americas began. You’ll see the first cathedral and the first hospital. Explore the cobble stone streets that wind through the Spanish colonial architecture and imagine life in the 1600s. There are so many restaurants it is said that even those who live here cannot visit them all.
Higuey– A small town known for its large Basilica honoring the Virgen de la Altagracia, patron saint of the Dominican Republic. Stroll the small streets and sample some of the tasty cheese and fresh fruit from the local markets.
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The Riviera Maya has an activity for everyone—culture and sightseeing, world-class water activities, adventure tours, shopping and exciting nightlife. The difficult part is choosing which excursion is right for you.
For the archeologist at heart: If you want to experience the culture of the ancient Mayans, the Riviera Maya is a perfect launching point for extraordinary visits to nearby Mayan sites like Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. Each of these famous archaeological gems offers eye-opening opportunities to step back in time and learn more about these ancient people.
For the Jacques Cousteau wannabe: Just a ¼ mile of shore is the world’s second longest barrier reef—making the Riviera Maya the perfect place to snorkel and scuba dive. You might even have the opportunity to snorkel with the largest fish in the world, a whale shark.
For the thrill seeker: The tropical setting of the Riviera Maya offers guests to this area a chance for adventure. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore underground rivers & caves, rappel into mysterious cenotes, fly across jungle treetops on a zip-line course or hop on a 4×4 ATV for some off-road fun!
For the shopaholic: All along the Mayan Riviera you’ll find plenty of places to shop. You’ll come across everything from modern shopping malls to traditional & colorful markets, where you can buy handcrafts, imitation stone figurines of Mayan gods, hammocks, t-shirts, ceramics, woodcarvings and more.
For the night owl: If you are looking for a nighttime adventure, the Riviera Maya offers romantic sunset dinner cruises or Caribbean-themed cruises, which sail to private beach parties where you can dance the night away.
Puerto Vallarta was once named La Ciudad Mas Amigable en el Mundo, or friendliest city in the world, a name that it continues to live it up to even today. Puerto Vallarta features open-air cafés, chic boutiques and modern art galleries lining the seaside sidewalk. This quaint town is surrounded by the gorgeous natural beauty of the San Madre Mountains, lush jungles and Bahía de Banderas, which serves as Puerto Vallarta’s aquatic playground. It begins where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, forming one of the largest bays in the world and the largest in Mexico. The mountains and jungles offer a wealth of land-based adventures, from canopy tours to cultural exploration of the Huichol. When the sun goes down, the fun continues at Puerto Vallarta’s vast array of nightclubs.
Puerto Vallarta’s mix of cobblestone streets and contemporary zones with its vast array of activities makes it an easy and worthwhile place to visit.
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