Top 5 Reasons to Live in the Now™ at Now Resorts & Spas!

Happy Beach Thursday! Now’s the time to plan your tropical getaway to Now Resorts & Spas. Offering vibrant beachfront settings in Mexico and the Caribbean, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect destination for your next family vacation, romantic getaway, or retreat with friends. Here are the top five reasons to Live in the Now™ and book your next getaway at Now Resorts & Spas!

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Now’s the time to plan your tropical getaway to Now Resorts & Spas!

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Going Green at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, we take part in various sustainable efforts that ensure our guests have fun while also being cautious and respectful of the environment! As a Rainforest Alliance Certified™ resort, Now Sapphire is committed to promoting a sustainable tourism environment by employing a variety of eco-friendly and socially responsible practices.

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At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, we offer sustainability focused experiences that guests enjoy while on vacation!

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Celebrate Your ‘Happily Ever After’ at Now Sapphire!

If you need a daily dose of wedded bliss and tropical paradise in your life, then you have to follow our Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun wedding coordinator’s Instagram Feed!

Juan, our professional, on-site wedding coordinator, handles every detail of Now Sapphire’s destination weddings, from the bouquet and boutonniere to the wedding cake and sparkling wine toast. His personalized touches and artistic eye have resulted in some of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies you’ll ever see. And it doesn’t hurt that the weddings are set in in the tropical paradise of the Riviera Cancun and overlook the crystal-clear Caribbean!

Take a moment to browse through a sample of the gorgeous destination wedding inspiration you can find from Now Sapphire on Juan’s Instagram Page!

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Experience the Ancient Healing Powers of the Temazcal Ceremony at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

We are all about relaxation at Now Resorts & Spas. Whether it is relaxing on the golden sand beaches, enjoying countless family-friendly activities or just spending time with the ones you love, we are here to help turn your days from hectic to harmony.

At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in ancient culture with the relaxing Temazcal ceremony and spa treatment. Routed in the Náhuatl Aztec language meaning “bath house”, the Temazcal is a protected structure where guests cleanse their bodies allowing their souls to fill with positive energy and be reborn. The ancient ceremony is led by a Shaman who walks guests through the journey allowing their worries to melt away as body, mind and soul are reconnected.

Experience with healing powers within the Temazcal at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

Outside the Temazcal there is an oven in which stones from the Popocatepetl –the largest active volcano in Mexico– are heated for the ceremony.

The ceremony begins with the Shaman playing sacred drums and pre-Hispanic snails.

The ceremony begins with the Shaman playing sacred drums and pre-Hispanic snails

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Shamans help guests reach total relaxation with the Temazcal ceremony.

Through ancient singing, prayers, heat and teas guests who have experienced the Temazcal ceremony have felt a weight lifted off their shoulders!

Sign us up! Groups of 6-10 people can take advantage of the Temazcal ceremony at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun by contacting their concierge.

Be sure to check in and see what treatments are offered at all Now Resorts & Spas to reach your state of total relaxation! Take advantage of our latest special offers and book your stay today!

Kayak, Repel, Snorkel and Zipline Through Cenotes at Now Sapphire!

Experiencing cenotes should be on everyone’s bucket list. These incredible geological formations, unique to the Yucatan peninsula, are formed over many years when rainwater dissolves limestone, resulting in flooded caverns. Erosion causes these water-filled caves to collapse, revealing beautiful and mysterious cenotes to the outside world!

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The bright blue sky reflects on the water to create an enchanting effect. Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya

Visitors to Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun can experience four different kinds of cenotes in natural surroundings with a tour from Xenotes Oasis Maya. The tour takes visitors to an oasis in the middle of the jungle where they kayak, rappel, snorkel and zipline to explore the different types of cenotes.

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Experience the natural beauty of Mexico on your cenote tour. Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya

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Would you be brave enough for this? Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya

Cenotes were considered a source of life for ancient Mayans. Cenotes provided them with water, and also represented an entrance to the other world. Guests on the Xenotes Oasis Maya tour will also learn all about these fascinating Mayan legends and the Aluxes, Mayan legendary guardians of the jungle.

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It’s easy to see why the Mayans thought cenotes were portals to another world! Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya

If you’re interested in this adventure, email info.nosrc@nowresorts.com and visit http://www.xenotes.com for more information!

Plan Your Day Trip in Riviera Cancun

Located in the heart of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun and Now Jade Riviera Cancun are just within a short drive of many exciting tours, activities and attractions. If you’re looking for a little adventure outside of our resorts, here are a few recommended day trips within the Riviera Cancun area.

Akumal: Akumal is a small beach-front community located just south of Cancun, known for its swimming, snorkeling and abundant marine life. Akumal means “Place of the Turtle” in the Mayan language, and if you snorkel here, you just might see one swimming alongside you. There are three beautiful bays to choose from, all of which are great for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming! During your adventures in Akumal, you’ll discover all the wonders that lay below the surface, such as tropical fish, colorful corals, and adorable sea turtles.

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Come face to face with this guy in Akumal! Photo credit: amstardmc.com.

Playa del Carmen: Playa del Carmen is the region’s top destination for shopping, dining and nightlife. There’s plenty to keep you occupied here, and it serves as an ideal base for exploring the region as it lies right in the heart of Riviera Maya. Tourists will love the stylish beach clubs, shopping on the popular Fifth Avenue strip by day and enjoying the sounds of rock, salsa and reggae at the bars and nightclubs by night. Also, as one of the Riviera Maya’s top culinary destinations, your taste buds will love everything about Playa del Carmen!

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There’s always something going on in Playa del Carmen! Photo credit: Xcaret.com.

XCaret Eco-Archaeological Park: Take the day to visit the renowned XCaret Eco-Archaeological Park for an adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before. This ecological/archaeological theme park combines historical Mayan history and its tropical lagoon ecology into one day-long fun experience. You’ll learn about the area’s flora, fauna, and Mayan culture, as well as enjoy lots of water activities such as swimming in an underground river. Located just south of Cancun, this is a great place for an exciting family day trip!

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Experience a true Mexican adventure at XCaret Eco-Archaeological Park. Photo credit: adminmx.olympus-tours.com.

XelHa Eco-Aquatic Park/Archaeological Site: Enjoy an aquatic adventure through lagoons and caves while taking in the ancient Mayan culture and viewing artifacts of the past. Other optional activities include cliff diving, rope bridge walking, bicycling, kayaking, swim with the dolphins, scuba, underwater breathing bubble and much more. As a popular tourist attraction, Xel-Ha Eco-Aquatic Park is the perfect place to take a family day trip!

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Did you even know water could be that beautiful shade of teal? See it for yourself at Xel-Ha! Photo credit: Amstardmc.com

Tulum Mayan Ruins: Located in the one of the most important cities of its time, the ruins feature ancient artifacts, pyramids and beautiful ocean waters. This archaeological site is one of a kind, perched high atop a cliff, against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. Tulum’s greatest attraction is its location. In Maya, Tulum means “Wall”, and the city was christened thus because it is a walled city; one of the very few the ancients ever built. This is definitely a must visit during your stay at Riviera Cancun!

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Get to know the history of the are you’re vacationing in at the striking ruins of Tulum. Photo credit: Bill-In-Tulsa.com.

Are you ready to explore the beautiful city of Riviera Cancun? Plan your stay today at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun or Now Jade Riviera Cancun to experience all of the adventures that await you!

Happy Beach Thursday!

Happy Beach Thursday from Now Resorts & Spas! The gorgeous view below features the powder-white sand beaches at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. Nothing is more relaxing than a day on the beach with crystal clear waters, breezy air, and the sun shining. Book your stay today!

Come celebrate Beach Thursday with us in person at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

Come celebrate Beach Thursday with us in person at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!