Sea Turtle Release at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, we are deeply committed to protecting the magnificent natural environment that we are so lucky to call home! As we are fortunate enough to play host to a natural habitat for sea turtles, one of our very favorite traditions is helping these adorable little Cancun-natives reach the ocean safely!

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A baby sea turtle makes its way to the ocean at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, 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 & activities are included as part of Unlimited-Luxury®. Enjoy the ultimate family vacation that you deserve!

This special tradition is something that truly makes any stay at Now Sapphire unique and we absolutely love including our guests in this special turtle release each year! Check out some great photos from this fun event! Warning: cuteness overload!

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Two baby sea turtles make their way across the sand at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

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Guests watch as the baby sea turtles crawl towards the ocean at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

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Guests help our tiny turtle friends make their way to the ocean at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

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A baby sea turtle approaches the waves at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

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Guests watch as the sea turtles make their way across the sand at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

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One of our tiny turtle friends at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

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A baby sea turtle reaches its destination at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

Best of luck to our little friends! We’ll miss you at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

Being Green is a Way of Life at Now Jade Riviera Cancun

At Now Jade Riviera Cancun, we are committed to created incredible guest experiences every day. We are also continually mindful of our impact on the environment around us and the need to protect it for future generations. We employ a variety of eco-friendly and socially responsible practices to promote sustainable tourism, and are proud to to say that our commitment to these values has been validated with Rainforest Alliance Verification™!

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At Now Jade Riviera Cancun, we believe beauty like this is well-worth protecting!

The Rainforest Alliance recognized Now Jade for implementing an integrated waste management program to reducerainforest-alliance-verified-mark-lg our amount of waste and safely dispose of it. This was an extensive undertaking that included an analysis of the existing conditions and education of Now Jade personnel. The hotel worked closely with professionals trained in identifying, handling and sorting hazardous chemical and solid waste. Now Jade has recovered and recycled more than 32 tons of materials that would have otherwise ended up in the municipal landfill thanks to this initiative!

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Guests at Now Jade Riviera Cancun can participate in our unforgettable sea turtle release program. It’s the experience of a lifetime!

A few more of the green philosophies at Now Jade include the use of energy-saving, motion-sensor light switches, water-efficient bathroom systems, biodegradable bathroom amenities, 100% eco-friendly cleaning products and our turtle release program, among others.

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When you stay at Now Jade Riviera Cancun, you can rest assured that you are making an environmentally responsible decision.

We look forward to continuing our commitment to reducing the impact of our resort activities on the planet and local communities, and invite our guests to embrace this mentality as well during their visit to Now Jade Riviera Cancun!

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!

Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8

This Sunday, June 8th is World Oceans Day and Now Resorts & Spas encourages our guests to celebrate. On World Oceans Day, people all around our blue planet come together to honor the ocean, which links us all and is an especially important part of life at Now Resorts & Spas! After all, what would a tropical vacation be without a beautiful beach?

Observe World Oceans Day this Sunday, June 9th!

Observe World Oceans Day this Sunday, June 9th!

Since 2008, the United Nations have officially recognized June 8th as World Oceans Day, and for good reason; the ocean generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, regulates our climate, cleans the water we drink, is home to many potential medicines and, of course, provides limitless inspiration and beauty enjoyed by all who have ever experienced being by the sea.

The incredible ocean view at Now Jade Riviera Cancun. We sure think that's worth protecting, don't you?

The incredible ocean view at Now Jade Riviera Cancun. We sure think that’s worth protecting, don’t you?

While the ocean may be huge, mankind’s impact on it, and the creatures that live in it, is all too real. The sea turtle, for example, has been threatened by humans due to unsafe fishing methods, black market demand for their meat, eggs and shells, beach development and oil pollution. Now Jade Riviera Cancun helps ongoing turtle conservation efforts with our Turtle Release Program. After protecting sea turtle nesting areas while the eggs develop during the summer months, upon hatching, staff and guests come together to release precious baby sea turtles in to their ocean home.

Now Jade Riviera Cancun guests watch baby sea turtles make their way to the sea!

Now Jade Riviera Cancun guests watch baby sea turtles make their way to the sea!

Together we have the power to protect the ocean. Spread the word about World Oceans Day and if you happen to be with us this Sunday, take some time to appreciate our beautiful sea and all it has to offer!

 

Guests of Now Jade Release Baby Sea Turtles

Releasing baby turtles into their natural environment is a highlight for guests staying at Now Jade Riviera Cancun this time of year.  It is an amazing opportunity for guests of all ages to hold these precious turtles just before they are released. The turtle release program is part of our ongoing turtle conservation efforts.

Mother Caray Green Sea Turtles visit the beaches in the Riviera Maya to lay their eggs and as part of our environmental efforts we protect the nests until they hatch.  We also educate our guests on safety precautions that should be taken during the fragile sea turtle nesting months, May through October.  

Check out the photos below of the first guests of the season who released the turtles back into their natural habitat at Now Jade.