Top Things to Do on a Trip to Puerto Vallarta!

When planning a tropical getaway for your family, you want to be sure that there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. At Now® Amber Puerto Vallarta, every member of your family will be able to find an activity that helps them get the most out of your vacation.

Keep reading to learn more about the many things to do and places to see during your trip to Now Amber!


Enjoy the beautiful beaches at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta!

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Top 5 Reasons to Take a Family Vacation to Now Resorts & Spas!

There is nothing better than a vacation with the entire family! From family photos on the beach to sharing laughs over a delicious meal — family time is the best time on a vacation getaway!

Today we’re going to share with you the top 5 reasons to have a family vacation at Now Resorts! Read on for our top favorites!


Enjoy a family vacation at Now Resorts & Spas!

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Top 5 Ways for Teens to Live in the Now at Now Resorts!

Family vacations are all about time spent together and memories to last forever. While many resorts only cater to adults and small children, we make sure teens have a place to call their own when their parents book a Now® Resorts & Spas getaway!

Keep reading for the top 5 ways for teens to “live in the now” at Now Resorts!


Teens will LOVE Now Resorts!

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Celebrate Draw A Dinosaur Day with Now Resorts & Spas For Your Chance to Win!

Did you know? It’s National Draw a Dinosaur Day! At Now® Resorts & Spas, we want to put your drawing skills to the test for a chance to win a FREE family vacation! Grab your crayons and the best artist in your family, because this is a contest you’re going to want to win!

Read on for more information on our latest contest!

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Happy National Draw a Dinosaur Day from Now Resorts & Spas!

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Travel Tips for Family Trips to Now Resorts

With so many personalities and interests to consider, planning a family vacation can be tough. Time away together should be nothing but the experience of a lifetime and with so many amazing amenities and options to choose from, there’s no better place for your next family escape than Now Resorts & Spas!

Now Resorts allow you to discover a place where you can be far away from the every day yet only steps from gourmet restaurants, sun-soaked beaches and a world-class spa. A place where incredible suites overlook glistening waters. And exceptional amenities and activities are included as part of Unlimited-Luxury®. Enjoy the ultimate family vacation that you deserve. The time (and place) is NOW!

Here are our top tips for family trips to Now Resorts:


1. Pick the spot that’s right for your family! Now Resorts & Spas offer guests four tropical destinations to escape to for an unforgettable family trip: Now Larimar Punta Cana, Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. Take some time to explore each property with your loved ones and pick the spot that intrigues everyone!


2. Encourage your kids to explore Now Resorts! Guests between the ages of 3-12 can have the time of their lives at the Explorer’s Club. The clubs are completely supervised by American Red Cross certified staff, and included in your Unlimited-Luxury® experience. Your kids will play the day away with plenty of activities that are both exciting and educational! Parents can even keep in touch with their kids throughout the day with complimentary pagers and cell phones provided by the Explorer’s Club staff.


3. Teens visiting Now Resorts & Spas between the ages of 13-17 can also enjoy a supervised entertainment program. The Core Zone Teens Club features daily activities, such as non-motorized water sports, pool games, sports games, and a variety of indoor activities. At night, teens can mix and mingle at a bonfire or a disco mixer. *Please note that Now Jade Riviera Cancun does not have an official Core Zone Teens Club, but activities designed for teenagers are provided.


4. Steal away for some personal time! Babysitting services are offered at participating Now Resorts & Spas, and separate from the Explorer’s Club. Additional costs apply and are subject to change.

With so many things to see and do, Now Resorts are the perfect choice for your next family trip. Begin your adventure NOW!

Five Fun Beach Activities for Kids

The sun, the sand, the ocean—what’s not to love about the beaches at Now Resorts & Spas? It is often the perfect place for family bonding, especially when there are fun activities for everyone to enjoy! If you’re searching for a way to keep yourself entertained and your kids occupied on the beach while staying at Now Resorts & Spas, look no further than these five “kid-friendly” seaside activities:

  • Building Sandcastles-This can even be fun for the adults! Try having a contest to see who can build the tallest tower, best castle or biggest moat.
The Van Matre family proudly poses with their beautiful castle crafted out of gorgeous white sand.

The Van Matre family proudly poses with their beautiful castle crafted out of gorgeous white sand.

  • Shell Collecting-Take a walk with your child on the beach as you both search for hidden gems in the sand. After collecting the shells, encourage your child to use them in a creative way—on a sandcastle, on a work of art or in a piece of jewelry.


  • Water Trampoline- Many of our resorts feature a gigantic water trampoline just offshore! Your children will love to swim out there and jump around for a bit.


  • Sharks and Minnows-This childhood game is a variation on the classic game of tag.  Played in water or on land, the game begins with one person who is chosen as the shark. The shark runs around and tries to tag the other players, who function as the minnows. Once the shark tags a minnow, that person becomes immobile and must help the shark to tag the remaining minnows from an anchored position. The last remaining minnow wins the game.
  • Beach Volleyball-Beach volleyball is typically an activity reserved for adults, but that doesn’t mean your family cannot enjoy it! Try finding a smaller net—a badminton one, for example—and start up a game with your kids. Feel free to improvise and make up custom rules that suit your family.


What are some of your favorite activities when you hit the beach? Share with us in our comment section below.

Guests at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Build Beautiful Sand Castles

Guests at Now Resorts & Spas have access to some of the most pristine and powdery white sand beaches in the world. During their stay, families love to flex their creativity chops and put their sand castle-making skills to the test. The Van Matre family took this to heart, and we must say–the results certainly do not disappoint!

Here are just two examples of magnificent sand creations the family completed during their stay at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

Standing much taller than their first creation, the family’s second sand castle is a veritable feat of creative—and architectural--genius.

Standing much taller than their first creation, the family’s second sand castle is a veritable feat of creative—and architectural–genius.

The Van Matre family proudly poses with their beautiful castle crafted out of gorgeous white sand.

The Van Matre family proudly poses with their beautiful castle crafted out of gorgeous white sand.

Top 5 Activities at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Now Resorts & Spas have plenty of land and water activities so you can make the most out of your vacation, whether you prefer land or sea.  Today, we want to highlight a few of our guests’ favorites available at Now Amber Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta.  Some are classic activities at a beach resort but others may surprise you!*


  • Water Trampoline – Most people have jumped on mini-trampolines, whether in gym class at school or at an aerobics class at the gym, but have you ever tried a water trampoline?  Water trampolines are outrageously fun and especially thrilling – the feeling of bouncing over water is quite a rush!  Our trampoline is one of our guests’ favorite activities and it gives hours of enjoyment to children and adults alike!
  • Inflatable Scalable Iceberg – Another great water activity is our scalable iceberg!  Luckily, our iceberg isn’t cold at all – just really fun to climb.  And, if you slip or let go, you just go splashing into the water!  No harnesses are necessary.  We like to have climbing races to see who can climb the fastest or splash the biggest!
  • Golfing – Try all three nearby ranges during your visit to experience all of the breathtaking views of Puerto Vallarta. From views of the Marina and dense forests of Palm and Fiscus trees natural lagoons and swift creeks, these world-class 18-hole courses have some of the most unforgettable golfing in the Caribbean.  Remember to book golf days in advance with your concierge!
  • Horseback Riding – Whether you are an experienced equestrian or brand-new to horseback riding, riding at Now Amber is a favorite activity for the whole family.  Arrange a horseback riding outing during your stay to enjoy a fun ride along a beach and feel the breeze in your hair as you take in the gorgeous landscapes.
  • Jet Skiing – For the adventure-lovers visiting Now Amber, jet skiing is one of our most exhilarating activities.Rent a jet ski during your stay to zip around the ocean at top speed for a fast a fun way to experience Puerto Vallarta’s picturesque ocean.

*Additional costs may apply for excursions and activities.

Easter Week Festivities at Now Resorts & Spas

This spring, all of  Now Resorts & Spas are planning celebrations around the upcoming Easter holiday.  For this entire week, known as Semana Santa, or Holy Week in Spanish, guests can join us for days full of fun and exciting activities and delicious treats. Everyday this week, Now Jade Riviera CancunNow Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Now Larimar Punta Cana and Now Amber Puerto Vallarta are all planning activities for our entire family of guests with events planned in the afternoon and the evenings.

Children and teens will have the opportunity to join the Explorer’s Club (ages 3-12) and the Core Zone for Teens (ages 13-18) by playing different games, from classics like hide-and-seek and musical chairs to Bunny Hops and even a raft race!  We will have competitions for every interest and age, from Wii Just Dance, to drawing contests and sports games.  Kids are welcome to join us to make different crafts, like balloon animals, paper flowers and even handmade post cards to send to friends and family at home!  And for the holiday, we will have time to decorate Easter eggs, have a bunny face painting contest, and will be hosting a variety of Easter Egg Hunts–one is even glow-in-the-dark!

In the evenings, we will be screening movies under the stars, showing a special circus performance and even hosting a camp out on the beach!  Ask your concierge today about the different activities at your resort this week to participate in fun Easter activities!  And don’t forget, you might just get a special visit from someone come Easter morning!

Below are a few pictures from last year’s festivities. Happy Easter from Now Resorts & Spas!

Now Jade Resort & Spa Easter Egg Hunt

Now Jade Resort & Spa Easter Egg Hunt

At Now Larimar Resort & Spa, the Easter Bunny arrives in style!

Last year at Now Larimar Resort & Spa, the Easter Bunny arrived in style!

Easter celebrations at Now Sapphire Resort & Spa

Easter celebrations at Now Sapphire Resort & Spa

2012 Summer Olympic Games at Now Resorts & Spas

Now Entertainment Teams have gone above and beyond getting guests at Now Resorts & Spas into the Olympic spirit!  We hosted an array of events inspired by the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  Our Entertainment Teams were thrilled to present guests of all ages with fun activities such as Opening Ceremony parties, pool relay races, water polo games, archery, volleyball games and so much more.  The photos below capture guests participating in some of the resorts’ Olympic-inspired events! Check out the albums on the Facebook pages of Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun and Now Jade Riviera Cancun to view more!

Now Amber had a visit from the Olympics mascot

Guests at Now Amber pose with professional dancers

Now Jade guests play water polo

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun broadcasted the Opening Ceremony

Guests give archery a try at Now Sapphire

Award winning guests at Now Sapphire