A Very Special Seasonal Guest Visits Now Amber

It’s the most wonderful time of year and the man of the hour is resting up for his big day! Most people picture Santa Claus in his typical red snowsuit and surrounded by snow at the North Pole, but we think he’s rocking those khaki shorts and sunglasses. You can’t blame the man for seeking some rest and relaxation at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta before he embarks on his annual journey around the world. If anyone deserves to lay back and sip a fruity concoction on the beach, it’s Santa!

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Some of our guests at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta were especially excited by our very special guest!

We were honored to host Mr. Kris Kringle himself, and our younger guests were especially thrilled at this special guest appearance. Who knows… perhaps he enjoyed his vacation enough to make a reappearance in a couple weeks for our official holiday celebrations!

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Santa sheds his iconic suit for some more comfortable attire during his vacation to Now Amber Puerto Vallarta.

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Of course Santa took some time to hear special gift requests during his stop at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta.

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Santa settles in for an afternoon snooze at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta in preparation for a busy Christmas Eve.

Deck the Halls at Now Resorts & Spas!

Who says you need snow and ice to get in to the holiday spirit? Now that we have all our decorations up, Now Resorts & Spas have been transformed in to a winter wonderland minus the chilly temperatures! We love spreading Christmas cheer and making sure our guests are able to get in to the holiday spirit at their home away from home. Check out the photos below for a peek at what it’s like to spend the holidays at Now Resorts & Spas.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving at Now Resorts & Spas

At Now Resorts & Spas, we have a lot to be thankful for. Each day we get to see the smiling faces of happy vacationers having the time of their lives. Knowing that we’re able to bring that kind of joy to people is an incredible feeling, and we wanted to give a big Thanksgiving shout out to all our wonderful guests for making Now Resorts & Spas so great! As you can see from last year’s celebration, those who choose to spend their Thanksgiving with us are in for a real treat.  If you are joining us this year, get ready for a traditional feast and lots of family-fun activities.

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Kids in the Explorer's Club enjoy a classic Thanksgiving meal and fun, fully supervised activities while giving Mom and Dad some alone time!

Kids in the Explorer’s Club enjoy a classic Thanksgiving meal and fun, fully supervised activities while giving Mom and Dad some alone time!

Say hello to our distinguished guest Mr. Tom Turkey!

Say hello to our distinguished guest Mr. Tom Turkey!

There’s plenty of Thanksgiving family fun at Now Resorts & Spas.

There’s plenty of Thanksgiving family fun at Now Resorts & Spas.

It may not be your typical Thanksgiving scene, but these pool-side pilgrims and Indians sure look like they’re having a great time!

It may not be your typical Thanksgiving scene, but these pool-side pilgrims and Indians sure look like they’re having a great time!

It’s a “Spooktactular” Time at Now Resorts & Spas

Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on holidays!  At Now Resorts & Spas, we know that many of our families love celebrating Halloween, so we  always  host our very own “Spooktacular.” The events, which takes place across all of our resorts, features a costume contest for kids, pumpkin decorating, fall food creation stations, and trick-or-treating. If you plan on being at one of our resorts on October 31, bring your costume and be ready to celebrate all the traditions of Halloween!

Check out these “spooky” snapshots from last year’s celebrations:

Kids at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun enjoyed an evening of trick-or-treating around the resort!

Kids at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun enjoyed an evening of trick-or-treating around the resort!

Families at Now Sapphire created some sweet Halloween treats!

Families at Now Sapphire created some sweet Halloween treats!

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta hosted a Halloween show for guests.

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta hosted a Halloween show for guests.

Festive décor adorned Now Amber during the celebration!

Festive décor adorned Now Amber during the celebration!

We found some little mummies wandering around Now Jade Riviera Cancun.

We found some little mummies wandering around Now Jade Riviera Cancun.

Now Jade assembled special Halloween packages for guests.

Now Jade assembled special Halloween packages for guests.

The entertainment staff at Now Larimar Punta Cana put on a “spooktacular” Halloween show!

The entertainment staff at Now Larimar Punta Cana put on a “spooktacular” Halloween show!

Now Larimar guests put their jack-o-lantern carving skills to the test!

Now Larimar guests put their jack-o-lantern carving skills to the test!

To view more photos of our Halloween celebrations, be sure to Like our resort Facebook pages!

Now Resorts & Spas Celebrates Dia de Reyes

This past Sunday, January 6th  was 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 of 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 more photos of our guests enjoying the traditions of Dia de Reyes at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta.

 

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Happy Holidays from Now Resorts & Spas!

Guests at all of the Now Resorts & Spas will enjoy a festive holiday next week from decorations, holiday entertainment and a feast to mark December 25th.  And there might be a special visit from our favorite “jolly elf!”

Happy Holidays!

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