Guest Blog: Celebrate Mexico and Ponte el Penacho!

We’re proud to present a guest blog by Zuko Garcia, part of the Now Resorts & Spas social media team and proud citizen of Mexico.

With Mexican Independence Day this month, the well-known eco touristic park Xcaret Park had launched a campaign called #PonteElPenacho or wear the head dressing. This invites Mexicans to share their pride of belonging to this colorful nation called México!

Con motivo del mes patrio el reconocido parque ecoturístico Xcaret Park ha lanzado la campaña #PonteElPenacho. Que invita a los mexicanos a compartir el orgullo de pertenecer a esta nación llena de color llamada México.

En Now Resorts & Spas estamos muy orgullosos de todo el talento mexicano que forma parte de nuestro equipo a lo largo de la organización. Desde nuestros más altos directivos, hasta gran parte de aquellos que pertenecen a niveles gerenciales y colaboradores de nuestros hermosos hoteles. ¡Estamos tan orgullosos de nuestra familia mexicana que hemos decidido ponernos el penacho también!

We at Now Resorts & Spas are very proud of all the Mexican talent that is part of our team throughout our organization. From the directors to a big part of our management teams to the staff members of our beautiful resorts. We’re so proud of our Mexican family that we’re going to wear out head dressing too!

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Now Resorts & Spas cuenta con cuatro magníficos hoteles, tres de ellos ubicados en México. Now Amber Puerto Vallarta en el Pacífico Mexicano, Now Jade Riviera Cancun y Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun en el Caribe Mexicano. ¡Estos tres hoteles están orgullosos de compartir con nuestros huéspedes alrededor del mundo la belleza y fuerza de México y gratamente se unen a #PonteElPenacho!

Now Resorts & Spas has four beautiful hotels, three of them are located in Mexico. Now Amber Puerto Vallarta in the Mexican Pacific, Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun in the Mexican Caribbean. These three hotels are proud to show guests around the world the beauty and strength of Mexico and will gladly #PonteElPenacho!

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Yo soy mexicana y entre las muchas cosas que me hacen sentir orgullosa de mi país: la pasión con la que hacemos las cosas, la exquisita gastronomía mexicana, el buen humor (tanto en las buenas como en las malas) y la calidez de nuestra gente. La lista es larga, pero prefiero parar ahí y preguntarte ¿Qué te enorgullece de México?

I am Mexican and there are many things that make me feel proud of my country: the passion we bring to the things we do, the exquisite Mexican gastronomy, our good humor (even in bad situation) and the warmth of our people. My list is long but what makes you feel proud about Mexico?

Visit us on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what makes you feel proud about Mexico! And don’t forget to #PonteElPenacho!

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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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The colors of Mexico come alive at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

At Now 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!

Let’s chat about your Now Resorts & Spa Wedding!

At Now Resorts & Spas we know that any and all help is needed when you’re planning a destination wedding. We are here to help you with every detail, big and small. From travel arrangements to linen colors,we make it our duty to make the process as easy as possible.

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No matter where you chose to have your big day, all Now Resorts & Spas will make it beautiful

Now it is even easier!  Brides & Grooms can live chat with our Wedding Specialists right on NowResorts.com! Click on the ‘wedding chat’ icon that you can find on our wedding page and you’re on your way to being connected with one of our wedding experts!

Before you start chatting here are some frequently asked questions answered by our Wedding Specialists themselves!

  • Is this date available?
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    September looks like a great month for romance at Now Jade!

    • Check the calendar! The calendar is your guide to any all questions about the dates you have in mind. Remember to actually reserve a date for your wedding you must speak to a wedding coordinator! This calendar is the perfect place to start your journey toward a wedding at Now Resorts & Spas. You can find each resorts calendar on its individual wedding page!
  • What does partially available mean?
    • You might notice on the calendar some dates are marked as ‘partially available.’ What this means is that on those dates there is another wedding scheduled. What it also means is our staff is the best and trained to make every wedding special and private. Your wedding coordinator is just that, yours! They are there to focus on you so you can focus on the big day.
  • How many days do I need to arrive in the country beforehand?
    • It all depends where you’re planning to say ‘I do!’ For ceremonies in Mexico, you must arrive 4 business days prior to the wedding. Your arrival day does not count towards the four days. In the Dominican Republic, you must arrive at least 3 business days prior to the wedding. Couples use that time to meet with their wedding coordinator and hammer out the final details! For those interested in a symbolic ceremony the time frame is more flexible. Talk to your wedding coordinator for more information!

Now that you have all the tools is time to start planning! Head to our Pinterest and get inspired! Check out Now Amber Puerto Vallarata, Now Jade Riviera Cancun, Now Larimar Punta Cana and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

Wordless Wednesday – Instagram Fan Photos!

Happy Wordless Wednesday from Now Resorts & Spas! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite recent Instagram posts from our wonderful fans. Which photos leave you wordless? Be sure to tag us @NowResorts with your best vacation photos, we’d love to see them!

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The Best of Now Resorts & Spas from Instagram

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Do you follow Now Resorts & Spas on Instagram? If not, you’re missing out on the best of the best photos of our beaches, accommodations, grounds, fine cuisine and guests living the high life at our gorgeous properties in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Check out some of our favorite recent Instagram posts below and be sure to tag us @NowResorts in your Now Resorts & Spas vacation photos!

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The Resort Finder at Now Resorts & Spas!

The beauty of Now Resorts & Spas is there is a resort for everyone. You could hang in the spa at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, or relax poolside at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. You could even bowl a few frames at Now Larimar Punta Cana! They all sound good but which is right for you?

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There is a Now Resort & Spa for everyone!

If you’re indecisive maybe you should spend some time with the Resort Finder! Take this simple quiz and find out which Now Resort is best for you. All we need to know if what you’re looking forward to experiencing during your visit and we’ll offer you our best recommendation.

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The Resort Finder Quiz is a quick easy way to find the perfect vacation spot.

Which resort did the Resort Finder pick for you? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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 Now 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! At Now Larimar Punta Cana, guests need to make sure there is room for dessert!

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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?! Plus plenty of kids-only fun both inside and out at The Explorers Club. Check out these crafters at Now Jade Riviera Cancun.

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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. As these guests from Now Amber Puerto Vallarta can tell you, it can’t get better than Thanksgiving in paradise!

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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!