Dreams and Wheels Package at Dreams Puerto Aventuras

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa is now offering an exciting package, Dreams and Wheels, that is only available for a limited time. This new package gives you the opportunity to explore the breathtaking sites and attractions of the Riviera Maya with a complimentary rental car. 

There are countless places to venture off to beyond Dreams Puerto Aventuras.  Experience the night-life and shopping of vibrant Playa del Carmen with a quick 15 minute drive from the resort.  Or explore the ancient city and pyramids of Tulum featuring the only ocean front ruins. Tulum is located less than an hour away from the resort.  There are several other fascinating points of interest throughout the region including Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and Coba, Xcaret Ecological Park and the natural aquarium of Xel-Ha.
Hurry – Book your stay today! This special perk is offered for a limited time only.  It is valid for new reservations in a Deluxe Ocean View Room for a minimum of 7 nights made before September 30, 2011 for travel until October 31st, 2011. Be sure the read the terms and conditions  that apply. 

Bridal Guide Photo Shoot at Dreams Tulum: Day Three

The Bridal Guide editorial photo shoot concluded with some truly incredible shots at the neighboring eco-archeological park, Xcaret. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the park, the whimsical bridal looks that were captured appeared like they were right out of a fairytale.

The first shot was by a beautiful cenote (natural sinkhole), with water so clear it acted almost like a mirror.

This video shows the complete Cenote:

The next look was inspired by the Mayan culture, with a shot in a traditional canoe. The look is very unique.

We then held a shoot with a flock of flamingos. They got a little camera shy before the model arrived, so the shoot was done on a closed “set”. Here’s a sneak peak at the model flamingos.

Our next supporting models were a bit more cooperative.

Our second boat was bright, flowery and totally girly!

The final look featured an amazing hairpiece made from Birds of Paradise. This flower was the perfect choice as it is tropical and captivating.

Thanks for following along the last three days of behind the scenes coverage ofhte Bridal Guide photo shoot with the Mexico Tourism Board and Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. We cannot wait to see the stories that develop from all three days of images! We’ll keep you posted as the phots are published in Bridal Guide Magazine so you can experience the finished product!

Bridal Guide Photo Shoot at Dreams Tulum: Day Two

It was another stunning day of shooting at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa! The editorial and creative teams at Bridal Guide Magazine are so creative! Take a look at how they paired fashion, location and accessories to create looks that are totally glam…with a retro vibe.

Beach bombshell. The lifeguard stand was the perfect prop for this 50’s style gown. Very fun and flirty.

This shot included a classic all-American look with red shoes, white dress, blue pool and an old fashioned bottle of Coca-Cola.

A stroll down the aisle…or shuffle board court.

This shot had a very “Alice in Wonderland” feel with the resort’s oversized chess board as the setting. And notice the shoes…no bride’s look is complete without a pair of Dreams slippers!

Everyone was in love with this dress…and the look is very fitting for a destination wedding.

That’s a wrap for day two!

For the 3rd day of the shoot, the Mexico Tourism Board arranged for us to shoot at Xcaret (Riviera Maya’s top eco archaeological park). The theme for the looks will be very whimsical, and we are so excited to see how it turns out because the model will be posing with a flock of flamingos. Let’s hope they aren’t divas on the set! Check back tomorrow to see….

Five Things To-Do When You Visit the Riviera Maya

As most of you know, there are four Dreams Resorts & Spas located in the beautiful Riviera Maya and Cancun region. The Riviera Maya is located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo and boasts absolutely amazing beaches and exciting entertainment. If you’re visiting us soon at Dreams Resorts & Spas, here are five things to-do on your vacation!

  1. Delphinus Dreams Cancun – Take part in the incredible opportunity to swim with the dolphins in a natural environment surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Mexican Caribbean. Dolphin experiences take place four times a day at Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa. It’s something your family won’t want to miss!  
  2. Selvatica – Rated as the #1 Tourist Attraction in Mexico, Selvatica is an extreme canopy adventure with 12 of the longest and fastest zip lines in North America. Feel a sense of accomplishment as you zip through the tree tops and take in the beauty of the surrounding area.  Once the tour is finished, cool off with a refreshing dip in a natural cenote on property, then finish the day off with a traditional Mexican lunch. 
  3. Xcaret – Spend a day of amazement interacting with Mexican culture at Xcaret, one of the most spectacular ecological theme parks in the world. Leisurely stroll the 200 acre park and visit the beautiful wildlife displays, swim in the underground river or enjoy the phenomenal shows and entertainment.
  4. Playa del Carmen – Stroll along “La Quinta Avenida” of Playa del Carmen, which is filled with numerous shops, cafes and restaurants. You can shop for everything from crafts to expensive silver, interesting art, rum and the even the latest clothing trends from Europe. There are also a number of bars along 5th Ave making it a great place to grab drinks with friends or go dancing after the sun goes down.
  5. Xel-Ha – Snorkel in the largest natural aquarium in the world.  Experience the rich underwater life and luscious jungle surroundings, while taking part in numerous attractions and activities at Xel-Ha. With so much to choose from, there’s sure to be something for everyone in the family!

To take part in any of these activities during your stay with us, simply stop by our activities and our team will be happy to help you arrange these adventures!

Bloggers Meet Up in Mexico

Dreams Resorts & Spas has teamed up with the Mexico Tourism Board to organize a retreat for influential family and travel bloggers to experience the beauty and excitement that Mexico has to offer. Dreams Riviera Cancun will be providing the luxurious accommodations for everyone attending the event.  From our Unlimited-Luxury® privileges to those extra little touches, we are excited to help make this event truly memorable for all of the participants.

The Bloggers Meet Up kicks off on Wednesday, May 18th with a cocktail party hosted by Dreams Riviera Cancun. There will be plenty of delicious cocktails, gourmet dishes and music to get the party started!

The Mexico Tourism Board has helped us arrange an exciting line-up of activities for the bloggers, including a Canopy and Cenote Tour, a night on the town in Playa del Carmen and an excursion to Xcaret. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to partake in a LIVE on-site Travelers’ Night In (TNI) discussion on Thursday May 19, 2011. If you are not already familiar with TNI, it is a weekly travel discussion organized by Zip Set Go and is considered the largest, live online travel chat with an average of 500 participants each week.

Of course the bloggers will have plenty of down time to enjoy all of the amenities that Dreams Riviera Cancun has to offer! To wrap up the trip, our sister resort Secrets Silversands will host a dinner party on Friday evening, giving our guests one last night of fun before departing for home in the morning.

We plan to update the tweet and update throughout the Bloggers Meet Up using the hashtag #MexDreams, so stay tuned for all the details. You can follow @DreamsResorts for updates from the resort and @TravelistaTara and @LisaJanPa who will be providing an insider’s perspective throughout the trip.

Suncare Specialist at Dreams Cancun

Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa is pleased to now offer a Suncare Specialist to our guests as part of our Unlimited-Luxury® privileges. The Suncare Specialist, from Suncare Central, is available poolside everyday at our resort to assist our guests with proper skin care information and advice. The goal is to help our guests balance healthy sun exposure with the right natural products to keep them safe and healthy while vacationing under the Mexican sun!
Guests can receive complimentary personal skin care advice from the knowledgeable suncare specialist. For those who are interested, there is also a selection of natural, biodegradable suncare products available for purchase from Suncare Central. All of their products meet the environmentally-friendly standards for excursions such as the Delphinus® Dolphin Experience, Xel-ha and Xcaret, which all require natural products to maintain the health of the park and animals. 

We’re excited to offer this new amenity to our guests at Dreams Cancun!  For more information about Suncare Central, become a fan of their Facebook page. Also, remember to check out the Sundial while staying at our resort for more information about the daily seminar! See below for pictures of our suncare specialist in action!