[{"vid":"283","uid":"5","title":"Sea Life Comes to Your Shore in Los Cabos","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"283","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1541702128","changed":"1541703166","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1541703166","revision_uid":"5","body":{"und":[{"value":"Long before thousands of tourists arrived daily to take advantage of the treasures of Los Cabos, the southern end of Baja California was a favorite gathering spot for another kind of of life seeking to enjoy the area\u2019s riches.
\r\nMarine life has teemed at the spot where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez for thousands of years if not longer. Still today, when visitors step outside of their all-inclusive resorts, they are just as likely to see a variety of sea life in the ocean or shore as they are a New York couple walking arm and arm.
\r\nAnd while there is marine life everywhere in Los Cabos, you still need to know what you are looking for or at. Not all marine life in Los Cabos behaves as you might think. Here are five of the most popular forms of sea life that you are likely to encounter on your next visit.
\r\nManta Ray Mayhem<\/strong>
\r\nManta Rays, cousins of sting rays, are among the most common swimmers to be seen in the waters off of Los Cabos. They can grow to giant proportions \u2013 up to seven meters \u2013 and can be seen swimming alone or in groups of several dozen.
\r\nThough you may encounter Manta Rays on a snorkeling or diving trip, you could be minding your own business sunbathing or swimming when these majestic creatures make their presence known. That\u2019s because the Manta Rays of Los Cabos have been known to breach the surface of the ocean and take off as high as five to ten feet in the air.
\r\nAlthough it is unknown exactly why they exhibit this behavior \u2013 cleaning themselves of parasites of leaping to gulp plankton are two theories \u2013 what is certain is that it is a sight you will never forget as they seemingly take turns bounding into the air in a form of synchronized swimming.  
\r\nSeal of Approval<\/strong>
\r\nMost of the sea life in Los Cabos is friendly and nonconfrontational, but when it comes time to a welcoming personality, the seals of Baja California may be the most memorable. The seals are often noisy, always curious, and occasionally mischievous.
\r\nThe marina of Cabo San Lucas usually has a seal on display, clapping its flippers and barking to the delight of visitors (and annoyance of locals), but the real show comes just next to the world-famous Cabo Arch where they bask and frolic on rocks for everyone to see.
\r\nOn the way back in to the marina, after a tour or voyage, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for brazen seals who jump on the back of incoming boats as they look to snatch a fish or get a free meal.
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\r\nGentle Giants with Scary Name<\/strong>
\r\nShark attacks just don\u2019t happen in Los Cabos, even if the area does host the largest shark \u2013 and fish \u2013 in the world: the whale shark. Despite its imposing size, whale sharks are among the most docile of all marine life.
\r\nThe slow moving giants are a big attraction in the Sea of Cortez as divers and snorkelers can swim alongside them. Although they have up to 3,000 teeth, they are all less than 6 millimeters long and are not used to chew \u2013 they are filter feeders.
\r\nOut of Their Shells<\/strong>
\r\nA magical summer night stroll along the beach in front of Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos can be made even more special when you come upon nesting sea turtles. A variety of endangered species of sea turtles hatch on the shores of Los Cabos and make their way back to the sea.
\r\nIf you are lucky enough to come upon one, enjoy the site, but don\u2019t disturb or attempt to handle them. They know what they are doing!
\r\nA Whale of a Time<\/strong>
\r\nFrom November to April, a variety of whales \u2013 humpbacks, gray whales, blue whales, sperm whales, and even orcas \u2013 frolic in the waters at the tip of Baja California. The whales migrate each year from the north looking for the warmer waters off of Los Cabos and seem to celebrate with breaching to the delight of onlookers.
\r\nAlthough there are a variety of whale watching tours, you are just as likely to see them breaching and expelling water from their blowholes from resorts like Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos. Take in the sight of one of the largest and most intelligent creatures in the world. If they make a yearly trip to Los Cabos, you know its worth your time as well.
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Long before thousands of tourists arrived daily to take advantage of the treasures of Los Cabos, the southern end of Baja California was a favorite gathering spot for another kind of of life seeking to enjoy the area\u2019s riches.\nMarine life has teemed at the spot where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez for thousands of years if not longer. Still today, when visitors step outside of their all-inclusive resorts, they are just as likely to see a variety of sea life in the ocean or shore as they are a New York couple walking arm and arm.\nAnd while there is marine life everywhere in Los Cabos, you still need to know what you are looking for or at. Not all marine life in Los Cabos behaves as you might think. Here are five of the most popular forms of sea life that you are likely to encounter on your next visit.\nManta Ray Mayhem<\/strong>\nManta Rays, cousins of sting rays, are among the most common swimmers to be seen in the waters off of Los Cabos. They can grow to giant proportions \u2013 up to seven meters \u2013 and can be seen swimming alone or in groups of several dozen.\nThough you may encounter Manta Rays on a snorkeling or diving trip, you could be minding your own business sunbathing or swimming when these majestic creatures make their presence known. That\u2019s because the Manta Rays of Los Cabos have been known to breach the surface of the ocean and take off as high as five to ten feet in the air.\nAlthough it is unknown exactly why they exhibit this behavior \u2013 cleaning themselves of parasites of leaping to gulp plankton are two theories \u2013 what is certain is that it is a sight you will never forget as they seemingly take turns bounding into the air in a form of synchronized swimming. \u00a0\nSeal of Approval<\/strong>\nMost of the sea life in Los Cabos is friendly and nonconfrontational, but when it comes time to a welcoming personality, the seals of Baja California may be the most memorable. The seals are often noisy, always curious, and occasionally mischievous.\nThe marina of Cabo San Lucas usually has a seal on display, clapping its flippers and barking to the delight of visitors (and annoyance of locals), but the real show comes just next to the world-famous Cabo Arch where they bask and frolic on rocks for everyone to see.\nOn the way back in to the marina, after a tour or voyage, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for brazen seals who jump on the back of incoming boats as they look to snatch a fish or get a free meal.\n\n\n\nGentle Giants with Scary Name<\/strong>\nShark attacks just don\u2019t happen in Los Cabos, even if the area does host the largest shark \u2013 and fish \u2013 in the world: the whale shark. Despite its imposing size, whale sharks are among the most docile of all marine life.\nThe slow moving giants are a big attraction in the Sea of Cortez as divers and snorkelers can swim alongside them. Although they have up to 3,000 teeth, they are all less than 6 millimeters long and are not used to chew \u2013 they are filter feeders.\nOut of Their Shells<\/strong>\nA magical summer night stroll along the beach in front of Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos can be made even more special when you come upon nesting sea turtles. A variety of endangered species of sea turtles hatch on the shores of Los Cabos and make their way back to the sea.\nIf you are lucky enough to come upon one, enjoy the site, but don\u2019t disturb or attempt to handle them. They know what they are doing!\nA Whale of a Time<\/strong>\nFrom November to April, a variety of whales \u2013 humpbacks, gray whales, blue whales, sperm whales, and even orcas \u2013 frolic in the waters at the tip of Baja California. The whales migrate each year from the north looking for the warmer waters off of Los Cabos and seem to celebrate with breaching to the delight of onlookers.\nAlthough there are a variety of whale watching tours, you are just as likely to see them breaching and expelling water from their blowholes from resorts like Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos. Take in the sight of one of the largest and most intelligent creatures in the world. If they make a yearly trip to Los Cabos, you know its worth your time as well.\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2178","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_36.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"293316","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2177","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_120.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"216853","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-11-08 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts","format":null,"safe_value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1493","field_video":{"und":[{"input":"https:\/\/youtu.be\/vyIAMn0gB9E","video_id":"vyIAMn0gB9E"}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2181","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_69.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"149419","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2182","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_87.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"151117","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1494","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2180","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_86.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"96045","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1495","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2179","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_82.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"71603","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1496","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Long before thousands of tourists arrived daily to take advantage of the treasures of Los Cabos, the southern end of Baja California was a favorite gathering spot for another kind of of life seeking to enjoy the area\u2019s riches.
\r\nMarine life has teemed at the spot where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez for thousands of years if not longer.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Long before thousands of tourists arrived daily to take advantage of the treasures of Los Cabos, the southern end of Baja California was a favorite gathering spot for another kind of of life seeking to enjoy the area\u2019s riches.\nMarine life has teemed at the spot where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez for thousands of years if not longer."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1497","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

And while there is marine life everywhere in Los Cabos, you still need to know what you are looking for or at. Not all marine life in Los Cabos behaves as you might think. Here are five of the most popular forms of sea life that you are likely to encounter on your next visit.
\r\nManta Ray Mayhem<\/strong>
\r\nManta Rays, cousins of sting rays, are among the most common swimmers to be seen in the waters off of Los Cabos. They can grow to giant proportions \u2013 up to seven meters \u2013 and can be seen swimming alone or in groups of several dozen.
\r\nThough you may encounter Manta Rays on a snorkeling or diving trip, you could be minding your own business sunbathing or swimming when these majestic creatures make their presence known. That\u2019s because the Manta Rays of Los Cabos have been known to breach the surface of the ocean and take off as high as five to ten feet in the air.
\r\nAlthough it is unknown exactly why they exhibit this behavior \u2013 cleaning themselves of parasites of leaping to gulp plankton are two theories \u2013 what is certain is that it is a sight you will never forget as they seemingly take turns bounding into the air in a form of synchronized swimming.  <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"And while there is marine life everywhere in Los Cabos, you still need to know what you are looking for or at. Not all marine life in Los Cabos behaves as you might think. Here are five of the most popular forms of sea life that you are likely to encounter on your next visit.\nManta Ray Mayhem<\/strong>\nManta Rays, cousins of sting rays, are among the most common swimmers to be seen in the waters off of Los Cabos. They can grow to giant proportions \u2013 up to seven meters \u2013 and can be seen swimming alone or in groups of several dozen.\nThough you may encounter Manta Rays on a snorkeling or diving trip, you could be minding your own business sunbathing or swimming when these majestic creatures make their presence known. That\u2019s because the Manta Rays of Los Cabos have been known to breach the surface of the ocean and take off as high as five to ten feet in the air.\nAlthough it is unknown exactly why they exhibit this behavior \u2013 cleaning themselves of parasites of leaping to gulp plankton are two theories \u2013 what is certain is that it is a sight you will never forget as they seemingly take turns bounding into the air in a form of synchronized swimming. \u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1498","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Seal of Approval<\/strong>
\r\nMost of the sea life in Los Cabos is friendly and nonconfrontational, but when it comes time to a welcoming personality, the seals of Baja California may be the most memorable. The seals are often noisy, always curious, and occasionally mischievous.The marina of Cabo San Lucas usually has a seal on display, clapping its flippers and barking to the delight of visitors (and annoyance of locals), but the real show comes just next to the world-famous Cabo Arch where they bask and frolic on rocks for everyone to see.
\r\nOn the way back in to the marina, after a tour or voyage, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for brazen seals who jump on the back of incoming boats as they look to snatch a fish or get a free meal.
\r\nGentle Giants with Scary Name<\/strong>
\r\nShark attacks just don\u2019t happen in Los Cabos, even if the area does host the largest shark \u2013 and fish \u2013 in the world: the whale shark. Despite its imposing size, whale sharks are among the most docile of all marine life.
\r\nThe slow moving giants are a big attraction in the Sea of Cortez as divers and snorkelers can swim alongside them. Although they have up to 3,000 teeth, they are all less than 6 millimeters long and are not used to chew \u2013 they are filter feeders.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Seal of Approval<\/strong>\nMost of the sea life in Los Cabos is friendly and nonconfrontational, but when it comes time to a welcoming personality, the seals of Baja California may be the most memorable. The seals are often noisy, always curious, and occasionally mischievous.The marina of Cabo San Lucas usually has a seal on display, clapping its flippers and barking to the delight of visitors (and annoyance of locals), but the real show comes just next to the world-famous Cabo Arch where they bask and frolic on rocks for everyone to see.\nOn the way back in to the marina, after a tour or voyage, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for brazen seals who jump on the back of incoming boats as they look to snatch a fish or get a free meal.\nGentle Giants with Scary Name<\/strong>\nShark attacks just don\u2019t happen in Los Cabos, even if the area does host the largest shark \u2013 and fish \u2013 in the world: the whale shark. Despite its imposing size, whale sharks are among the most docile of all marine life.\nThe slow moving giants are a big attraction in the Sea of Cortez as divers and snorkelers can swim alongside them. Although they have up to 3,000 teeth, they are all less than 6 millimeters long and are not used to chew \u2013 they are filter feeders."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1499","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Out of Their Shells<\/strong>
\r\nA magical summer night stroll along the beach in front of Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a> can be made even more special when you come upon nesting sea turtles. A variety of endangered species of sea turtles hatch on the shores of Los Cabos and make their way back to the sea.
\r\nIf you are lucky enough to come upon one, enjoy the site, but don\u2019t disturb or attempt to handle them. They know what they are doing!
\r\nA Whale of a Time<\/strong>
\r\nFrom November to April, a variety of whales \u2013 humpbacks, gray whales, blue whales, sperm whales, and even orcas \u2013 frolic in the waters at the tip of Baja California. The whales migrate each year from the north looking for the warmer waters off of Los Cabos and seem to celebrate with breaching to the delight of onlookers.
\r\nAlthough there are a variety of whale watching tours, you are just as likely to see them breaching and expelling water from their blowholes from resorts like Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos. Take in the sight of one of the largest and most intelligent creatures in the world. If they make a yearly trip to Los Cabos, you know its worth your time as well.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Out of Their Shells<\/strong>\nA magical summer night stroll along the beach in front of
Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a> can be made even more special when you come upon nesting sea turtles. A variety of endangered species of sea turtles hatch on the shores of Los Cabos and make their way back to the sea.\nIf you are lucky enough to come upon one, enjoy the site, but don\u2019t disturb or attempt to handle them. They know what they are doing!\nA Whale of a Time<\/strong>\nFrom November to April, a variety of whales \u2013 humpbacks, gray whales, blue whales, sperm whales, and even orcas \u2013 frolic in the waters at the tip of Baja California. The whales migrate each year from the north looking for the warmer waters off of Los Cabos and seem to celebrate with breaching to the delight of onlookers.\nAlthough there are a variety of whale watching tours, you are just as likely to see them breaching and expelling water from their blowholes from resorts like Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos. Take in the sight of one of the largest and most intelligent creatures in the world. If they make a yearly trip to Los Cabos, you know its worth your time as well."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Sea Life Comes to Your ","format":null,"safe_value":"Sea Life Comes to Your "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Still today, when visitors step outside of their all-inclusive resorts, they are just as likely to see a variety of sea life in the ocean or shore as they are a New York couple walking arm and arm.","format":null,"safe_value":"Still today, when visitors step outside of their all-inclusive resorts, they are just as likely to see a variety of sea life in the ocean or shore as they are a New York couple walking arm and arm."}]},"field_summary":{"und":[{"id":"1500","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Manta Rays, Seals, Whale Sharks, Sea Turtles and More Make Los Cabos Migrations","format":null,"safe_value":"Manta Rays, Seals, Whale Sharks, Sea Turtles and More Make Los Cabos Migrations"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"All manner of sea life comes to your shore in Los Cabos. ","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"All manner of sea life comes to your shore in Los Cabos.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_location":{"und":[{"id":"1501","field_latitude":{"und":[{"value":"22.9715083","format":null,"safe_value":"22.9715083"}]},"field_longitude":{"und":[{"value":"-109.787656","format":null,"safe_value":"-109.787656"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_small":{"und":[{"fid":"2183","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_88.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"151117","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]},"field_cover_image":{"und":[{"id":"1502","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2185","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-banner-cover_38.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"352961","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2186","uid":"5","filename":"last mobile los cabos sea life.jpeg","uri":"public:\/\/last mobile los cabos sea life.jpeg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"172544","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"581"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_medium":{"und":[{"fid":"2184","uid":"5","filename":"medium-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/medium-thumbnail_90.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"56906","status":"1","timestamp":"1541702128","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"500","height":"252"}]},"field_reservation_banner":{"und":[{"tid":"247"}]},"rdf_mapping":{"field_image":{"predicates":["og:image","rdfs:seeAlso"],"type":"rel"},"field_tags":{"predicates":["dc:subject"],"type":"rel"},"rdftype":["sioc:Item","foaf:Document"],"title":{"predicates":["dc:title"]},"created":{"predicates":["dc:date","dc:created"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"changed":{"predicates":["dc:modified"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"body":{"predicates":["content:encoded"]},"uid":{"predicates":["sioc:has_creator"],"type":"rel"},"name":{"predicates":["foaf:name"]},"comment_count":{"predicates":["sioc:num_replies"],"datatype":"xsd:integer"},"last_activity":{"predicates":["sioc:last_activity_date"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"}},"path":{"pathauto":"0"},"cid":"0","last_comment_timestamp":"1541702128","last_comment_name":null,"last_comment_uid":"5","comment_count":"0","name":"content","picture":"0","data":"a:5:{s:16:\"ckeditor_default\";s:1:\"t\";s:20:\"ckeditor_show_toggle\";s:1:\"t\";s:14:\"ckeditor_width\";s:4:\"100%\";s:13:\"ckeditor_lang\";s:2:\"en\";s:18:\"ckeditor_auto_lang\";s:1:\"t\";}","path2":"mexico\/los-cabos\/destination\/sea-life-comes-your-shore-los-cabos"},{"vid":"281","uid":"5","title":"Fall Brings Sailors, Fisherman, Ironmen to Los Cabos","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"281","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1540847048","changed":"1540847338","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1540847338","revision_uid":"5","body":{"und":[{"value":"As if Los Cabos didn\u2019t have enough things to keep you occupied, come late October your bucket list might overflow with world class activities at the tip of the Baja California peninsula.
\r\nOften referred to as Mexico with a pinch of California<\/em>, the laid-back vibe of Los Cabos coupled with amazing scenery and perfect weather may be why this popular tourist destination is also
quickly becoming the epicenter for all types of adventures<\/a><\/strong> to feed your competitive nature. 
\r\nWhether you\u2019re looking for an exciting sailing adventure, want to partake in the richest fishing tournament in the world or have your sights set on proving your endurance as one of the best athletes in the world \u2013 or at least want to watch those supreme competitors -- here is what to look out for in Los Cabos for the most avid of traveling sportsmen and sportswomen.
\r\nIronman Los Cabos<\/strong>
\r\nWhat better place to test your personal physical limits on land and sea than in a tropical paradise? Enter IRONMAN, Los Cabos style.
\r\nCome November, the stunning landscape of Los Cabos will provide the backdrop for the
IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos<\/a> where competitors will compete in a swim in the Sea of Cortez, a challenging and scenic bike course where desert meets the ocean, and a rolling 21 km run, all vying for qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
\r\nIf you got what it takes to even attempt this ultimate test of strength and perseverance, the least you can do is treat yourself to a little unadulterated pampering after the race - which is easy to do at
 Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a>. From indulging in decadent meals to relieving those tired muscles with a hot stone massage, the resort has all of your post-race needs covered.
\r\nBisbee\u2019s Black and Blue Tournament<\/strong>
\r\nFor over 30 years, fishermen from around the globe have gathered every October to prove their worth as a master angler at the exclusive
 Bisbee\u2019s Black & Blue Tournament<\/a> (October 24\u201328), where lines are cast in search of the region\u2019s marlin over five days.
\r\nConsidered one of the most prestigious (and largest paying) marlin tournaments in the world, competitors in the Bisbee\u2019s Black and Blue are all just a marlin away from becoming a millionaire, with teams earning almost all of the four million dollars for catching the largest marlins each day of the competition. 
\r\nAlong with a daily jackpot that is divided among the highest-placing fishermen, the tournament also offers awards to the best captains and the best teams, taking into account the points from fishing other smaller species, such as dorado, tuna, and wahoo.
\r\nBaja Ha Ha<\/strong>
\r\nAre you a seasoned traveler of the salty seas - and<\/em> have two weeks to spare? Then the prestigious Baja Ha Ha is a sailing event you just can't miss.
\r\nFor a quarter of a century, the 750-mile rally from San Diego to Los Cabos known as the
 Baja Ha-Ha<\/a> (October 29\u2013November 11) has brought together experienced seamen from around the world, all looking to leisurely sail the open seas. With stops at Bahia Tortuga and Bahia Santa Maria, seasoned sailors with vessels 27 feet and over aim to sail the whole course without a motor, all while enjoying the beautiful seas and gorgeous weather found at the southern tip of Mexico\u2019s Baja California Peninsula.
\r\nAfter two weeks on the ocean, there\u2019s no better way to regain your \u2018land legs\u2019 than with a stay at the five-star luxury resort, Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, where you can take in the full beauty of Los Cabos all while
enjoying the state-of-the-art spa<\/a><\/strong>, international restaurants, and world-class amenities.
\r\n 
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"As if Los Cabos didn\u2019t have enough things to keep you occupied, come late October your bucket list might overflow with world class activities at the tip of the Baja California peninsula.\nOften referred to as Mexico with a pinch of California<\/em>, the laid-back vibe of Los Cabos coupled with amazing scenery and perfect weather may be why this popular tourist destination is also
quickly becoming the epicenter for all types of adventures<\/a><\/strong> to feed your competitive nature.\u00a0\nWhether you\u2019re looking for an exciting sailing adventure, want to partake in the richest fishing tournament in the world or have your sights set on proving your endurance as one of the best athletes in the world \u2013 or at least want to watch those supreme competitors -- here is what to look out for in Los Cabos for the most avid of traveling sportsmen and sportswomen.\nIronman Los Cabos<\/strong>\nWhat better place to test your personal physical limits on land and sea than in a tropical paradise? Enter IRONMAN, Los Cabos style.\nCome November, the stunning landscape of Los Cabos will provide the backdrop for the IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos<\/a> where competitors will compete in a swim in the Sea of Cortez, a challenging and scenic bike course where desert meets the ocean, and a rolling 21 km run, all vying for qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.\nIf you got what it takes to even attempt this ultimate test of strength and perseverance, the least you can do is treat yourself to a little unadulterated pampering after the race - which is easy to do at \u00a0Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a>. From indulging in decadent meals to relieving those tired muscles with a hot stone massage, the resort has all of your post-race needs covered.\nBisbee\u2019s Black and Blue Tournament<\/strong>\nFor over 30 years, fishermen from around the globe have gathered every October to prove their worth as a master angler at the exclusive\u00a0Bisbee\u2019s Black & Blue Tournament<\/a> (October 24\u201328), where lines are cast in search of the region\u2019s marlin over five days.\nConsidered one of the most prestigious (and largest paying) marlin tournaments in the world, competitors in the Bisbee\u2019s Black and Blue are all just a marlin away from becoming a millionaire, with teams earning almost all of the four million dollars for catching the largest marlins each day of the competition.\u00a0\nAlong with a daily jackpot that is divided among the highest-placing fishermen, the tournament also offers awards to the best captains and the best teams, taking into account the points from fishing other smaller species, such as dorado, tuna, and wahoo.\nBaja Ha Ha<\/strong>\nAre you a seasoned traveler of the salty seas - and<\/em> have two weeks to spare? Then the prestigious Baja Ha Ha is a sailing event you just can't miss.\nFor a quarter of a century, the 750-mile rally from San Diego to Los Cabos known as the\u00a0Baja Ha-Ha<\/a> (October 29\u2013November 11) has brought together experienced seamen from around the world, all looking to leisurely sail the open seas. With stops at Bahia Tortuga and Bahia Santa Maria, seasoned sailors with vessels 27 feet and over aim to sail the whole course without a motor, all while enjoying the beautiful seas and gorgeous weather found at the southern tip of Mexico\u2019s Baja California Peninsula.\nAfter two weeks on the ocean, there\u2019s no better way to regain your \u2018land legs\u2019 than with a stay at the five-star luxury resort, Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, where you can take in the full beauty of Los Cabos all while enjoying the state-of-the-art spa<\/a><\/strong>, international restaurants, and world-class amenities.\n\u00a0\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2165","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_35.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"366884","status":"1","timestamp":"1540847048","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2166","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_119.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"160772","status":"1","timestamp":"1540847048","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-10-29 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts","format":null,"safe_value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1483","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2169","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_68.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"100934","status":"1","timestamp":"1540847048","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2170","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_85.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"108405","status":"1","timestamp":"1540847048","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1484","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2168","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_85.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"67925","status":"1","timestamp":"1540847048","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1485","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2167","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_81.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"81760","status":"1","timestamp":"1540847048","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1486","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

As if Los Cabos didn\u2019t have enough things to keep you occupied, come late October your bucket list might overflow with world class activities at the tip of the Baja California peninsula.
\r\nOften referred to as Mexico with a pinch of California<\/em>, the laid-back vibe of Los Cabos coupled with amazing scenery and perfect weather may be why this popular tourist destination is also
quickly becoming the epicenter for all types of adventures<\/a><\/strong> to feed your competitive nature. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"As if Los Cabos didn\u2019t have enough things to keep you occupied, come late October your bucket list might overflow with world class activities at the tip of the Baja California peninsula.\nOften referred to as Mexico with a pinch of California<\/em>, the laid-back vibe of Los Cabos coupled with amazing scenery and perfect weather may be why this popular tourist destination is also quickly becoming the epicenter for all types of adventures<\/a><\/strong> to feed your competitive nature.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1487","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Ironman Los Cabos","format":null,"safe_value":"Ironman Los Cabos"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

What better place to test your personal physical limits on land and sea than in a tropical paradise? Enter IRONMAN, Los Cabos style.
\r\nCome November, the stunning landscape of Los Cabos will provide the backdrop for the
IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos<\/a> where competitors will compete in a swim in the Sea of Cortez, a challenging and scenic bike course where desert meets the ocean, and a rolling 21 km run, all vying for qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
\r\nIf you got what it takes to even attempt this ultimate test of strength and perseverance, the least you can do is treat yourself to a little unadulterated pampering after the race - which is easy to do at
 Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a>. From indulging in decadent meals to relieving those tired muscles with a hot stone massage, the resort has all of your post-race needs covered.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"What better place to test your personal physical limits on land and sea than in a tropical paradise? Enter IRONMAN, Los Cabos style.\nCome November, the stunning landscape of Los Cabos will provide the backdrop for the IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos<\/a> where competitors will compete in a swim in the Sea of Cortez, a challenging and scenic bike course where desert meets the ocean, and a rolling 21 km run, all vying for qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.\nIf you got what it takes to even attempt this ultimate test of strength and perseverance, the least you can do is treat yourself to a little unadulterated pampering after the race - which is easy to do at \u00a0Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a>. From indulging in decadent meals to relieving those tired muscles with a hot stone massage, the resort has all of your post-race needs covered."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1488","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Bisbee\u2019s Black and Blue Tournament","format":null,"safe_value":"Bisbee\u2019s Black and Blue Tournament"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

For over 30 years, fishermen from around the globe have gathered every October to prove their worth as a master angler at the exclusive Bisbee\u2019s Black & Blue Tournament<\/a> (October 24\u201328), where lines are cast in search of the region\u2019s marlin over five days.
\r\nConsidered one of the most prestigious (and largest paying) marlin tournaments in the world, competitors in the Bisbee\u2019s Black and Blue are all just a marlin away from becoming a millionaire, with teams earning almost all of the four million dollars for catching the largest marlins each day of the competition. 
\r\nAlong with a daily jackpot that is divided among the highest-placing fishermen, the tournament also offers awards to the best captains and the best teams, taking into account the points from fishing other smaller species, such as dorado, tuna, and wahoo.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"For over 30 years, fishermen from around the globe have gathered every October to prove their worth as a master angler at the exclusive
\u00a0Bisbee\u2019s Black & Blue Tournament<\/a> (October 24\u201328), where lines are cast in search of the region\u2019s marlin over five days.\nConsidered one of the most prestigious (and largest paying) marlin tournaments in the world, competitors in the Bisbee\u2019s Black and Blue are all just a marlin away from becoming a millionaire, with teams earning almost all of the four million dollars for catching the largest marlins each day of the competition.\u00a0\nAlong with a daily jackpot that is divided among the highest-placing fishermen, the tournament also offers awards to the best captains and the best teams, taking into account the points from fishing other smaller species, such as dorado, tuna, and wahoo."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1489","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Baja Ha Ha","format":null,"safe_value":"Baja Ha Ha"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Are you a seasoned traveler of the salty seas - and<\/em> have two weeks to spare? Then the prestigious Baja Ha Ha is a sailing event you just can't miss.
\r\nFor a quarter of a century, the 750-mile rally from San Diego to Los Cabos known as the
 Baja Ha-Ha<\/a> (October 29\u2013November 11) has brought together experienced seamen from around the world, all looking to leisurely sail the open seas. With stops at Bahia Tortuga and Bahia Santa Maria, seasoned sailors with vessels 27 feet and over aim to sail the whole course without a motor, all while enjoying the beautiful seas and gorgeous weather found at the southern tip of Mexico\u2019s Baja California Peninsula.
\r\nAfter two weeks on the ocean, there\u2019s no better way to regain your \u2018land legs\u2019 than with a stay at the five-star luxury resort, Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, where you can take in the full beauty of Los Cabos all while
enjoying the state-of-the-art spa<\/a><\/strong>, international restaurants, and world-class amenities.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Are you a seasoned traveler of the salty seas - and<\/em> have two weeks to spare? Then the prestigious Baja Ha Ha is a sailing event you just can't miss.\nFor a quarter of a century, the 750-mile rally from San Diego to Los Cabos known as the\u00a0Baja Ha-Ha<\/a> (October 29\u2013November 11) has brought together experienced seamen from around the world, all looking to leisurely sail the open seas. With stops at Bahia Tortuga and Bahia Santa Maria, seasoned sailors with vessels 27 feet and over aim to sail the whole course without a motor, all while enjoying the beautiful seas and gorgeous weather found at the southern tip of Mexico\u2019s Baja California Peninsula.\nAfter two weeks on the ocean, there\u2019s no better way to regain your \u2018land legs\u2019 than with a stay at the five-star luxury resort, Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, where you can take in the full beauty of Los Cabos all while enjoying the state-of-the-art spa<\/a><\/strong>, international restaurants, and world-class amenities."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Fall Brings Sailors, Fisherman","format":null,"safe_value":"Fall Brings Sailors, Fisherman"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Whether you\u2019re looking for an exciting sailing adventure, want to partake in the richest fishing tournament in the world or have your sights set on proving your endurance as one of the best 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of the Dead: A Holiday to Die For","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"279","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1540390578","changed":"1540507700","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1540507700","revision_uid":"5","body":{"und":[{"value":"You enjoyed watching Coco<\/em> with the kids and marveled at the concept of the deceased being allowed to cross over to the land of the living once a year. And the alluring display of vibrant colors, captivating flowers, and whimsical sugar skulls and skeleton makeup is impossible to resist. But what exactly is this Day of the Dead<\/strong> business and, more importantly, how do I celebrate when I\u2019m in Mexico.
\r\nSome call it \"Mexican Halloween\" while others scoff at the notion. Either way, wouldn't it be fun to expand the end of October celebration a day or two more? You\u2019re in luck, because Moon Palace Resorts<\/strong> and Palace Resorts<\/strong> in Mexico take the holiday serious. And by serious, we mean get ready for some serious fun.
\r\nFor starters, Day of the Dead in Mexico is not really a day. The holiday roughly coincides with two holidays of Christian origin: All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). While details vary from one region to another within Mexico and throughout Latin America, the basic idea is that death should not only be mourned, but also celebrated.
\r\nBut enough with the history lesson; the coolest thing about Day of the Dead is that, at its core, it\u2019s built on a concept we can all relate to regardless of cultural background or religious beliefs. Death is universal and while we may not all mourn equally, there\u2019s no reason why we can\u2019t take a few pointers from our south-of-the-border brothers and sisters to celebrate the memory of deceased loved ones.  
\r\nAnother perk of this holiday is that you get to create it your own way. The centerpiece of the celebration is the Altar of the Dead, which sounds solemn but often takes on whimsical and merry forms.
\r\nThe altar can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish, depending on your creativity, access to materials and time. No two altars are the same, but all tend to include some basic elements, including pictures of deceased loved ones, flowers and food. The idea is to celebrate the memory of the departed by offering them earthly elements they enjoyed.
\r\nAt
Cozumel Palace<\/a> and Playacar Palace<\/a>, there will be contests to display an array of altars in the respective lobbies, while a variety of Day of the Dead activities go on throughout the holiday.
\r\nCertain ingredients have become mainstays and synonymous with the holiday -such as marigold flowers or the ubiquitous pan de muerto<\/em>- so expect to see them in quantities, especially at Moon Palace Resorts and Palace Resorts.
\r\nAnd what about costumes and candy? During D\u00eda de Muertos, the costumes are exclusively reserved to the skeleton type, or the catrina<\/em>, its female counterpart. For those staying at Playacar Palace, they won\u2019t want to miss a parade of catrinas down renowned 5th Avenue, which will also include a focus on Mexican art, culture, and beauty. As for the aforementioned sugar skulls, truly a work of confectionery art, as well as the sweet pan de muerto, they will tempt you to forget all about the trick and go straight to the treat. Look for them at all Palace Resorts and Moon Palace Resorts.
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"You enjoyed watching Coco<\/em> with the kids and marveled at the concept of the deceased being allowed to cross over to the land of the living once a year. And the alluring display of vibrant colors, captivating flowers, and whimsical sugar skulls and skeleton makeup is impossible to resist. But what exactly is this Day of the Dead<\/strong> business and, more importantly, how do I celebrate when I\u2019m in Mexico.\nSome call it \"Mexican Halloween\" while others scoff at the notion. Either way, wouldn't it be fun to expand the end of October celebration a day or two more? You\u2019re in luck, because Moon Palace Resorts<\/strong> and Palace Resorts<\/strong> in Mexico take the holiday serious. And by serious, we mean get ready for some serious fun.\nFor starters, Day of the Dead in Mexico is not really a day. The holiday roughly coincides with two holidays of Christian origin: All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). While details vary from one region to another within Mexico and throughout Latin America, the basic idea is that death should not only be mourned, but also celebrated.\nBut enough with the history lesson; the coolest thing about Day of the Dead is that, at its core, it\u2019s built on a concept we can all relate to regardless of cultural background or religious beliefs. Death is universal and while we may not all mourn equally, there\u2019s no reason why we can\u2019t take a few pointers from our south-of-the-border brothers and sisters to celebrate the memory of deceased loved ones. \u00a0\nAnother perk of this holiday is that you get to create it your own way. The centerpiece of the celebration is the Altar of the Dead, which sounds solemn but often takes on whimsical and merry forms.\nThe altar can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish, depending on your creativity, access to materials and time. No two altars are the same, but all tend to include some basic elements, including pictures of deceased loved ones, flowers and food. The idea is to celebrate the memory of the departed by offering them earthly elements they enjoyed.\nAt
Cozumel Palace<\/a> and Playacar Palace<\/a>, there will be contests to display an array of altars in the respective lobbies, while a variety of Day of the Dead activities go on throughout the holiday.\nCertain ingredients have become mainstays and synonymous with the holiday -such as marigold flowers or the ubiquitous pan de muerto<\/em>- so expect to see them in quantities, especially at Moon Palace Resorts and Palace Resorts.\nAnd what about costumes and candy? During D\u00eda de Muertos, the costumes are exclusively reserved to the skeleton type, or the catrina<\/em>, its female counterpart. For those staying at Playacar Palace, they won\u2019t want to miss a parade of catrinas down renowned 5th Avenue, which will also include a focus on Mexican art, culture, and beauty. As for the aforementioned sugar skulls, truly a work of confectionery art, as well as the sweet pan de muerto, they will tempt you to forget all about the trick and go straight to the treat. Look for them at all Palace Resorts and Moon Palace Resorts.\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2152","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-banner-cover_38.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"414175","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390578","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2153","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_117.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"124816","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390578","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-10-24 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Jorge Oliver","format":null,"safe_value":"Jorge Oliver"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1473","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2162","uid":"5","filename":"Day of Dead Gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/Day of Dead Gallery.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"112545","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390837","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2155","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_83.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"86631","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390578","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1474","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2156","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_84.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"53787","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390578","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1475","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2157","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_80.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"53987","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390578","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1476","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

You enjoyed watching Coco<\/em> with the kids and marveled at the concept of the deceased being allowed to cross over to the land of the living once a year. And the alluring display of vibrant colors, captivating flowers, and whimsical sugar skulls and skeleton makeup is impossible to resist. But what exactly is this Day of the Dead<\/strong> business and, more importantly, how do I celebrate when I\u2019m in Mexico.
\r\nSome call it \"Mexican Halloween\" while others scoff at the notion. Either way, wouldn't it be fun to expand the end of October celebration a day or two more? You\u2019re in luck, because
Moon Palace Resorts<\/strong><\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/strong><\/a> in Mexico take the holiday serious. And by serious, we mean get ready for some serious fun.
\r\nFor starters, Day of the Dead in Mexico is not really a day. The holiday roughly coincides with two holidays of Christian origin: All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). While details vary from one region to another within Mexico and throughout Latin America, the basic idea is that death should not only be mourned, but also celebrated.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"You enjoyed watching Coco<\/em> with the kids and marveled at the concept of the deceased being allowed to cross over to the land of the living once a year. And the alluring display of vibrant colors, captivating flowers, and whimsical sugar skulls and skeleton makeup is impossible to resist. But what exactly is this Day of the Dead<\/strong> business and, more importantly, how do I celebrate when I\u2019m in Mexico.\nSome call it \"Mexican Halloween\" while others scoff at the notion. Either way, wouldn't it be fun to expand the end of October celebration a day or two more? You\u2019re in luck, because
Moon Palace Resorts<\/strong><\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/strong><\/a> in Mexico take the holiday serious. And by serious, we mean get ready for some serious fun.\nFor starters, Day of the Dead in Mexico is not really a day. The holiday roughly coincides with two holidays of Christian origin: All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). While details vary from one region to another within Mexico and throughout Latin America, the basic idea is that death should not only be mourned, but also celebrated."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1477","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

But enough with the history lesson; the coolest thing about Day of the Dead is that, at its core, it\u2019s built on a concept we can all relate to regardless of cultural background or religious beliefs. Death is universal and while we may not all mourn equally, there\u2019s no reason why we can\u2019t take a few pointers from our south-of-the-border brothers and sisters to celebrate the memory of deceased loved ones.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"But enough with the history lesson; the coolest thing about Day of the Dead is that, at its core, it\u2019s built on a concept we can all relate to regardless of cultural background or religious beliefs. Death is universal and while we may not all mourn equally, there\u2019s no reason why we can\u2019t take a few pointers from our south-of-the-border brothers and sisters to celebrate the memory of deceased loved ones."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1478","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Another perk of this holiday is that you get to create it your own way. The centerpiece of the celebration is the Altar of the Dead, which sounds solemn but often takes on whimsical and merry forms.
\r\nThe altar can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish, depending on your creativity, access to materials and time. No two altars are the same, but all tend to include some basic elements, including pictures of deceased loved ones, flowers and food. The idea is to celebrate the memory of the departed by offering them earthly elements they enjoyed.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Another perk of this holiday is that you get to create it your own way. The centerpiece of the celebration is the Altar of the Dead, which sounds solemn but often takes on whimsical and merry forms.\nThe altar can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish, depending on your creativity, access to materials and time. No two altars are the same, but all tend to include some basic elements, including pictures of deceased loved ones, flowers and food. The idea is to celebrate the memory of the departed by offering them earthly elements they enjoyed."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1479","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

At Cozumel Palace<\/a> and Playacar Palace<\/a>, there will be contests to display an array of altars in the respective lobbies, while a variety of Day of the Dead activities go on throughout the holiday.
\r\nCertain ingredients have become mainstays and synonymous with the holiday -such as marigold flowers or the ubiquitous pan de muerto<\/em>- so expect to see them in quantities, especially at Moon Palace Resorts and Palace Resorts.
\r\nAnd what about costumes and candy? During D\u00eda de Muertos, the costumes are exclusively reserved to the skeleton type, or the catrina<\/em>, its female counterpart. For those staying at Playacar Palace, they won\u2019t want to miss a parade of catrinas down renowned 5th Avenue, which will also include a focus on Mexican art, culture, and beauty. As for the aforementioned sugar skulls, truly a work of confectionery art, as well as the sweet pan de muerto, they will tempt you to forget all about the trick and go straight to the treat. Look for them at all Palace Resorts and Moon Palace Resorts.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"At
Cozumel Palace<\/a> and Playacar Palace<\/a>, there will be contests to display an array of altars in the respective lobbies, while a variety of Day of the Dead activities go on throughout the holiday.\nCertain ingredients have become mainstays and synonymous with the holiday -such as marigold flowers or the ubiquitous pan de muerto<\/em>- so expect to see them in quantities, especially at Moon Palace Resorts and Palace Resorts.\nAnd what about costumes and candy? During D\u00eda de Muertos, the costumes are exclusively reserved to the skeleton type, or the catrina<\/em>, its female counterpart. For those staying at Playacar Palace, they won\u2019t want to miss a parade of catrinas down renowned 5th Avenue, which will also include a focus on Mexican art, culture, and beauty. As for the aforementioned sugar skulls, truly a work of confectionery art, as well as the sweet pan de muerto, they will tempt you to forget all about the trick and go straight to the treat. Look for them at all Palace Resorts and Moon Palace Resorts."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Day of the Dead:","format":null,"safe_value":"Day of the Dead:"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"The coolest thing about Day of the Dead is that, at its core, it\u2019s built on a concept we can all relate to regardless of cultural background or religious beliefs: Death is universal and should be celebrated.","format":null,"safe_value":"The coolest thing about Day of the Dead is that, at its core, it\u2019s built on a concept we can all relate to regardless of cultural background or religious beliefs: Death is universal and should be celebrated."}]},"field_summary":{"und":[{"id":"1480","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Learn the Real History About Mexico's Most Colorful and Soulful Holiday","format":null,"safe_value":"Learn the Real History About Mexico's Most Colorful and Soulful Holiday"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Catrinas, Altars of the Dead, Sugar Skulls, and More Explained","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Catrinas, Altars of the Dead, Sugar Skulls, and More Explained"}]}}]},"field_location":{"und":[{"id":"1481","field_latitude":{"und":[{"value":"20.6447362","format":null,"safe_value":"20.6447362"}]},"field_longitude":{"und":[{"value":"-87.0611518","format":null,"safe_value":"-87.0611518"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_small":{"und":[{"fid":"2159","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_84.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"86631","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390578","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]},"field_cover_image":{"und":[{"id":"1482","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2160","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-cover_48.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"102500","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390578","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2161","uid":"5","filename":"last mobile day of dead.jpeg","uri":"public:\/\/last mobile day of dead.jpeg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"99757","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390578","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"581"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_medium":{"und":[{"fid":"2158","uid":"5","filename":"medium-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/medium-thumbnail_88.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"94485","status":"1","timestamp":"1540390578","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"500","height":"252"}]},"field_reservation_banner":{"und":[{"tid":"247"}]},"rdf_mapping":{"field_image":{"predicates":["og:image","rdfs:seeAlso"],"type":"rel"},"field_tags":{"predicates":["dc:subject"],"type":"rel"},"rdftype":["sioc:Item","foaf:Document"],"title":{"predicates":["dc:title"]},"created":{"predicates":["dc:date","dc:created"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"changed":{"predicates":["dc:modified"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"body":{"predicates":["content:encoded"]},"uid":{"predicates":["sioc:has_creator"],"type":"rel"},"name":{"predicates":["foaf:name"]},"comment_count":{"predicates":["sioc:num_replies"],"datatype":"xsd:integer"},"last_activity":{"predicates":["sioc:last_activity_date"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"}},"path":{"pathauto":"0"},"cid":"0","last_comment_timestamp":"1540390578","last_comment_name":null,"last_comment_uid":"5","comment_count":"0","name":"content","picture":"0","data":"a:5:{s:16:\"ckeditor_default\";s:1:\"t\";s:20:\"ckeditor_show_toggle\";s:1:\"t\";s:14:\"ckeditor_width\";s:4:\"100%\";s:13:\"ckeditor_lang\";s:2:\"en\";s:18:\"ckeditor_auto_lang\";s:1:\"t\";}","path2":"mexico\/cancun\/lifestyle\/explore\/culture\/day-dead-holiday-die"},{"vid":"277","uid":"5","title":"A Real Scare During Halloween in Jamaica","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"277","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1539880043","changed":"1539880097","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1539880097","revision_uid":"5","body":{"und":[{"value":"A Real Scare During Halloween in Jamaica<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nHalloween has never been a traditional holiday in Jamaica and you will nary see throngs of trick-and-treaters in search of goodies and goblins roaming the streets of Ocho Rios and other popular tourist destinations on October 31. That\u2019s all the more reason you might want to book a trip to the Land of Wood and Water this October, especially if you like real ghost stories to go with your Smarties and Candy Corn.
\r\n 
\r\nDespite the fact that Mexico has in recent years adopted much of the American Halloween hijinks to go along with its traditional Day of the Dead celebrations, and that many other Caribbean nations do celebrate along with American tourists, the holiday has never taken root in Jamaica.
\r\n 
\r\nBut why? After all, as a country largely dependent on tourism for its economy and with so many international travelers always looking for another reason to visit and party, one would think that Halloween would be a natural fit. The island also has a strong voodoo and black magic tradition that seems to fit in well with the nature of the holiday.
\r\n 
\r\nThe answer may be rooted in something dark and sinister and too close to home for native Jamaicans. The island\u2019s history is well known and part of its past and with it comes a story of a real and morbid fascination with the afterlife and evil spirits. Ghosts and evil spirits still exist deep in the conscious of its population and awakening them is not looked upon too kindly. It does make for some good ghost tours, however.
\r\n 
\r\nMurderous Witches Take Revenge<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nTake for example the wildly popular Rose Hall Estate and White Witch Tour. By day, the mansion on Jamaica\u2019s northern coast stands as a sterling example of the island\u2019s rich architecture and natural beauty. But at night, one of Jamaica\u2019s most popular tourist destinations becomes a ghoulish reminder of darker times.
\r\n 
\r\nAccording to legend, the spirit of Annie Palmer, a Haitian born voodoo practitioner,<\/strong> haunts the grounds as the White Witch<\/strong>. She murdered her first husband, John Palmer, and two subsequent ones.  She also murdered a multitude of slaves.
\r\n
\r\nAlthough it is said that her reign of terror eventually ended by the same slaves she mistreated, she is said to still haunt the grounds and photos of a ghostly apparition believed to be Annie adorn the entrance hall.
\r\n 
\r\nThen there is the story of the old witch who lived on the banks of the River Matiberon before being captured by Spanish explorers. She was forced to direct them to the location of hidden treasure. Instead, she led them into a cave disappearing and leaving them to parish on what would come to be known as the Marth Brae River.
\r\n 
\r\nDuppy Comes Calling <\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nOn the interior of the island, another kind of ghost has the attention of the locals \u2013 the duppy. Although this legend is popular on numerous Caribbean islands, the fascination in Jamaica remains palpable to this day. The duppy is a malevolent spirit that takes various forms, including a \u201cRolling Calf,\u201d \u201cThree-footed horse,\u201d and a shapeshifting witch called \u201cOld Higue.\u201d
\r\n 
\r\nDiscussing duppy with local can be tricky as they will often avoid saying the word or laugh it off hoping to change the subject. The extent to which it is feared is apparent in the documentary \u201cHaunted Jamaica,\u201d which you can see on
YouTube<\/a>. 
\r\n 
\r\nResort to Fun<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nOnce you\u2019ve explored Jamaica\u2019s real ghost stories you might be in the mood for some lighter fare. Luckily, the island\u2019s fantastic resorts do hold Halloween parties for guests. At
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, the resort holds a number of holiday-themed events for you to enjoy.
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"A Real Scare During Halloween in Jamaica<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nHalloween has never been a traditional holiday in Jamaica and you will nary see throngs of trick-and-treaters in search of goodies and goblins roaming the streets of Ocho Rios and other popular tourist destinations on October 31. That\u2019s all the more reason you might want to book a trip to the Land of Wood and Water this October, especially if you like real ghost stories to go with your Smarties and Candy Corn.\n\u00a0\nDespite the fact that Mexico has in recent years adopted much of the American Halloween hijinks to go along with its traditional Day of the Dead celebrations, and that many other Caribbean nations do celebrate along with American tourists, the holiday has never taken root in Jamaica.\n\u00a0\nBut why? After all, as a country largely dependent on tourism for its economy and with so many international travelers always looking for another reason to visit and party, one would think that Halloween would be a natural fit. The island also has a strong voodoo and black magic tradition that seems to fit in well with the nature of the holiday.\n\u00a0\nThe answer may be rooted in something dark and sinister and too close to home for native Jamaicans. The island\u2019s history is well known and part of its past and with it comes a story of a real and morbid fascination with the afterlife and evil spirits. Ghosts and evil spirits still exist deep in the conscious of its population and awakening them is not looked upon too kindly. It does make for some good ghost tours, however.\n\u00a0\nMurderous Witches Take Revenge<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nTake for example the wildly popular Rose Hall Estate and White Witch Tour. By day, the\u00a0mansion on Jamaica\u2019s northern coast stands as a sterling example of the island\u2019s rich architecture and natural beauty. But at night, one of Jamaica\u2019s most popular tourist destinations becomes a ghoulish reminder of darker times.\n\u00a0\nAccording to legend, the spirit of\u00a0Annie Palmer, a Haitian born voodoo practitioner,<\/strong>\u00a0haunts the grounds as the\u00a0White Witch<\/strong>. She murdered her first husband, John Palmer, and two subsequent ones.\u00a0 She also murdered a multitude of slaves.\n\nAlthough it is said that her reign of terror eventually ended by the same slaves she mistreated, she is said to still haunt the grounds and photos of a ghostly apparition believed to be Annie adorn the entrance hall.\n\u00a0\nThen there is the story of the old witch who lived on the banks of the River Matiberon before being captured by Spanish explorers. She was forced to direct them to the location of hidden treasure. Instead, she led them into a cave disappearing and leaving them to parish on what would come to be known as the Marth Brae River.\n\u00a0\nDuppy Comes Calling <\/strong>\n\u00a0\nOn the interior of the island, another kind of ghost has the attention of the locals \u2013 the duppy. Although this legend is popular on numerous Caribbean islands, the fascination in Jamaica remains palpable to this day. The duppy is a malevolent spirit that takes various forms, including a \u201cRolling Calf,\u201d \u201cThree-footed horse,\u201d and a shapeshifting witch called \u201cOld Higue.\u201d\n\u00a0\nDiscussing duppy with local can be tricky as they will often avoid saying the word or laugh it off hoping to change the subject. The extent to which it is feared is apparent in the documentary \u201cHaunted Jamaica,\u201d which you can see on
YouTube<\/a>.\u00a0\n\u00a0\nResort to Fun<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nOnce you\u2019ve explored Jamaica\u2019s real ghost stories you might be in the mood for some lighter fare. Luckily, the island\u2019s fantastic resorts do hold Halloween parties for guests. At Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, the resort holds a number of holiday-themed events for you to enjoy.\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2140","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_34.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"327862","status":"1","timestamp":"1539880043","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2141","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_116.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"246657","status":"1","timestamp":"1539880043","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-10-18 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts","format":null,"safe_value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1463","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2144","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_67.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"199876","status":"1","timestamp":"1539880043","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2145","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_81.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"186354","status":"1","timestamp":"1539880043","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1464","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2143","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_83.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"116153","status":"1","timestamp":"1539880043","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1465","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2142","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_79.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"80850","status":"1","timestamp":"1539880043","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1466","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Halloween has never been a traditional holiday in Jamaica and you will nary see throngs of trick-and-treaters in search of goodies and goblins roaming the streets of Ocho Rios and other popular tourist destinations on October 31. That\u2019s all the more reason you might want to book a trip to the Land of Wood and Water this October, especially if you like real ghost stories to go with your Smarties and Candy Corn.
\r\nDespite the fact that Mexico has in recent years adopted much of the American Halloween hijinks to go along with its traditional
Day of the Dead<\/a> celebrations, and that many other Caribbean nations do celebrate along with American tourists, the holiday has never taken root in Jamaica.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Halloween has never been a traditional holiday in Jamaica and you will nary see throngs of trick-and-treaters in search of goodies and goblins roaming the streets of Ocho Rios and other popular tourist destinations on October 31. That\u2019s all the more reason you might want to book a trip to the Land of Wood and Water this October, especially if you like real ghost stories to go with your Smarties and Candy Corn.\nDespite the fact that Mexico has in recent years adopted much of the American Halloween hijinks to go along with its traditional Day of the Dead<\/a> celebrations, and that many other Caribbean nations do celebrate along with American tourists, the holiday has never taken root in Jamaica."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1467","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

But why? After all, as a country largely dependent on tourism for its economy and with so many international travelers always looking for another reason to visit and party, one would think that Halloween would be a natural fit. The island also has a strong voodoo and black magic tradition that seems to fit in well with the nature of the holiday.
\r\nThe answer may be rooted in something dark and sinister and too close to home for native Jamaicans. The island\u2019s history is well known and part of its past and with it comes a story of a real and morbid fascination with the afterlife and evil spirits. Ghosts and evil spirits still exist deep in the conscious of its population and awakening them is not looked upon too kindly. It does make for some good ghost tours, however.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"But why? After all, as a country largely dependent on tourism for its economy and with so many international travelers always looking for another reason to visit and party, one would think that Halloween would be a natural fit. The island also has a strong voodoo and black magic tradition that seems to fit in well with the nature of the holiday.\nThe answer may be rooted in something dark and sinister and too close to home for native Jamaicans. The island\u2019s history is well known and part of its past and with it comes a story of a real and morbid fascination with the afterlife and evil spirits. Ghosts and evil spirits still exist deep in the conscious of its population and awakening them is not looked upon too kindly. It does make for some good ghost tours, however."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1468","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Murderous Witches Take Revenge","format":null,"safe_value":"Murderous Witches Take Revenge"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Murderous Witches Take Revenge<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nTake for example the wildly popular
Rose Hall Estate<\/a> and White Witch Tour. By day, the mansion on Jamaica\u2019s northern coast stands as a sterling example of the island\u2019s rich architecture and natural beauty. But at night, one of Jamaica\u2019s most popular tourist destinations becomes a ghoulish reminder of darker times.
\r\nAccording to legend, the spirit of Annie Palmer, a Haitian born voodoo practitioner,<\/strong> haunts the grounds as the White Witch<\/strong>. She murdered her first husband, John Palmer, and two subsequent ones. She also murdered a multitude of slaves.
\r\nAlthough it is said that her reign of terror eventually ended by the same slaves she mistreated, she is said to still haunt the grounds and photos of a ghostly apparition believed to be Annie adorn the entrance hall.
\r\nThen there is the story of the old witch who lived on the banks of the River Matiberon before being captured by Spanish explorers. She was forced to direct them to the location of hidden treasure. Instead, she led them into a cave disappearing and leaving them to parish on what would come to be known as the Marth Brae River.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Murderous Witches Take Revenge<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nTake for example the wildly popular
Rose Hall Estate<\/a> and White Witch Tour. By day, the\u00a0mansion on Jamaica\u2019s northern coast stands as a sterling example of the island\u2019s rich architecture and natural beauty. But at night, one of Jamaica\u2019s most popular tourist destinations becomes a ghoulish reminder of darker times.\nAccording to legend, the spirit of\u00a0Annie Palmer, a Haitian born voodoo practitioner,<\/strong>\u00a0haunts the grounds as the\u00a0White Witch<\/strong>. She murdered her first husband, John Palmer, and two subsequent ones. She also murdered a multitude of slaves.\nAlthough it is said that her reign of terror eventually ended by the same slaves she mistreated, she is said to still haunt the grounds and photos of a ghostly apparition believed to be Annie adorn the entrance hall.\nThen there is the story of the old witch who lived on the banks of the River Matiberon before being captured by Spanish explorers. She was forced to direct them to the location of hidden treasure. Instead, she led them into a cave disappearing and leaving them to parish on what would come to be known as the Marth Brae River."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1469","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Duppy Comes Calling <\/strong>
\r\nOn the interior of the island, another kind of ghost has the attention of the locals \u2013 the duppy. Although this legend is popular on numerous Caribbean islands, the fascination in Jamaica remains palpable to this day. The duppy is a malevolent spirit that takes various forms, including a \u201cRolling Calf,\u201d \u201cThree-footed horse,\u201d and a shapeshifting witch called \u201cOld Higue.\u201d
\r\nDiscussing duppy with local can be tricky as they will often avoid saying the word or laugh it off hoping to change the subject. The extent to which it is feared is apparent in the documentary \u201cHaunted Jamaica,\u201d which you can see on
YouTube<\/a>. 
\r\nResort to Fun<\/strong>
\r\nOnce you\u2019ve explored Jamaica\u2019s real ghost stories you might be in the mood for some lighter fare. Luckily, the island\u2019s fantastic resorts do hold Halloween parties for guests. At
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Luckily, the island\u2019s fantastic resorts do hold Halloween parties for guests. 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Cancun provides a world famous beachfront escape for families, couples and solo travelers, then Isla Mujeres provides an island escape from Cancun.
\r\nThe quaint island paradise (5 miles long, and half a mile wide at its widest point) is well known for its
beautiful beaches<\/a> \u2013 Playa Norte<\/a> was once again named in the Top 10 of the most popular beaches on the planet \u2013 and the friendly disposition of its inhabitants. For such an idyllic paradise however, there sure are a lot of things to do when you get there.
\r\n ","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"If Cancun provides a world famous beachfront escape for families, couples and solo travelers, then Isla Mujeres provides an island escape from Cancun.\nThe quaint island paradise (5 miles long, and half a mile wide at its widest point)\u00a0is well known for its
beautiful beaches<\/a> \u2013 Playa Norte<\/a> was once again named in the Top 10 of the most popular beaches on the planet \u2013 and the friendly disposition of its inhabitants. For such an idyllic paradise however, there sure are a lot of things to do when you get there.\n\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1457","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Wander and Explore<\/strong>
\r\n
Isla Mujeres<\/a> is known for its super-relaxed vibe and colorful daily life, making it the perfect place to stroll about discovering the local culture.
\r\nAt the northern, port-end of the island you can peruse countless street food stands, local markets, and family-owned restaurants where you can find an authentic island experience.
\r\nEnjoy Fresh Seafood<\/strong>
\r\nIsla Mujeres is dotted with seafood restaurants, so finding a nice oceanfront restaurant to enjoy locally-caught, fresh seafood is a cinch. Of course,
Isla Mujeres Palace<\/a> guests won\u2019t have leave their resort to enjoy the best the ocean offers. The outdoor La Cevicher\u00eda<\/a> restaurant overlooking the Caribbean boasts a menu that features Ensenada-style fish tacos, Leche de Tigre, ceviche and other fresh dishes from the sea.
\r\nTake a Dive<\/strong>
\r\nWhether you\u2019re an amateur or seasoned diver,
Isla Mujeres<\/a> has the dive site for you. Towards the north and east of the island \u2013 the side facing Cancun \u2013 you have large coral heads scattered about in quite shallow waters no more than 45 feet in depth with hardly any currents \u2013 perfect for a family dive trip.
\r\nIn the waters between Cancun and the island is also MUSA, the
underwater museum<\/a> consisting of over 500 permanent life-size sculptures by English artist Jason deCaires Taylor. An innovative project that makes a statement about the effects of climate change on our oceans and reef systems, the sculptures change overtime as coral grows and marine life establishes itself.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Wander and Explore<\/strong>\nIsla Mujeres<\/a> is known for its super-relaxed vibe and colorful daily life, making it the perfect place to stroll about discovering the local culture.\nAt the northern, port-end of the island you can peruse countless street food stands, local markets, and family-owned restaurants where you can find an authentic island experience.\nEnjoy Fresh Seafood<\/strong>\nIsla Mujeres is dotted with seafood restaurants, so finding a nice oceanfront restaurant to enjoy locally-caught, fresh seafood is a cinch. Of course, Isla Mujeres Palace<\/a> guests won\u2019t have leave their resort to enjoy the best the ocean offers. The outdoor La Cevicher\u00eda<\/a> restaurant overlooking the Caribbean boasts a menu that features Ensenada-style fish tacos, Leche de Tigre, ceviche and other fresh dishes from the sea.\nTake a Dive<\/strong>\nWhether you\u2019re an amateur or seasoned diver, Isla Mujeres<\/a> has the dive site for you. Towards the north and east of the island \u2013 the side facing Cancun \u2013 you have large coral heads scattered about in quite shallow waters no more than 45 feet in depth with hardly any currents \u2013 perfect for a family dive trip.\nIn the waters between Cancun and the island is also MUSA, the underwater museum<\/a> consisting of over 500 permanent life-size sculptures by English artist Jason deCaires Taylor. An innovative project that makes a statement about the effects of climate change on our oceans and reef systems, the sculptures change overtime as coral grows and marine life establishes itself."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1458","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Cruise Around<\/strong>
\r\nBeing just around 5 miles long, Isla Mujeres is easy to navigate<\/strong> with a main road that will take you around the entire island, making bicycles and golf carts popular modes of transportation.
\r\nSo, grab a rental from one of the many vendors in town and spend the day whizzing around the island taking in all of the local sights.
\r\nSwim with Whale Sharks <\/strong>
\r\nOne of the most unique (and probably coolest) things to do in Isla Mujeres is the opportunity to take a dip with the gentle giants known as whale sharks. 
\r\nBetween May and September, these large, yet harmless, fish hang out in the warm waters between Isla Mujeres and nearby Isla Holbox - and yes - you can actually
swim with them<\/a> as they glide close to the surface during their annual aggregation.
\r\nParty Like a Local<\/strong>
\r\nFor a night out in Isla Mujeres, head to the center of town (known as the Zocalo) and join in celebrations, dances, and events with locals and tourists alike sharing in the celebrations. 
\r\nAside from getting your party on in the town square, you can also indulge in local Mexican fare from the vendors lining the park, as well as pick up souvenirs from local artists. 
\r\nVisit the Turtle Farm<\/strong>
\r\nDuring your jaunt to Isla Mujeres, get in touch with the local wildlife with a stop by the local Turtle Farm (La Tortugranja) to see baby sea turtles and other marine life. 
\r\nIf you\u2019re inspired by the visit, and are a Palace Resort guest, make sure to
participate in a turtle release<\/a><\/strong> program held in the late summer and early fall where humans help newly-hatched sea turtles make their way to the sea.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Cruise Around<\/strong>\nBeing just around 5 miles long, Isla Mujeres is easy to navigate<\/strong> with a main road that will take you around the entire island, making bicycles and golf carts popular modes of transportation.\nSo, grab a rental from one of the many vendors in town and spend the day whizzing around the island taking in all of the local sights.\nSwim with Whale Sharks\u00a0<\/strong>\nOne of the most unique (and probably coolest) things to do in Isla Mujeres is the opportunity to take a dip with the gentle giants known as whale sharks.\u00a0\nBetween May and September, these large, yet harmless, fish hang out in the warm waters between Isla Mujeres and nearby Isla Holbox - and yes - you can actually swim with them<\/a> as they glide close to the surface during their annual aggregation.\nParty Like a Local<\/strong>\nFor a night out in Isla Mujeres, head to the center of town (known as the Zocalo) and join in celebrations, dances, and events with locals and tourists alike sharing in the celebrations.\u00a0\nAside from getting your party on in the town square, you can also indulge in local Mexican fare from the vendors lining the park, as well as pick up souvenirs from local artists.\u00a0\nVisit the Turtle Farm<\/strong>\nDuring your jaunt to Isla Mujeres, get in touch with the local wildlife with a stop by the local Turtle Farm (La Tortugranja) to see baby sea turtles and other marine life.\u00a0\nIf you\u2019re inspired by the visit, and are a Palace Resort guest, make sure to participate in a turtle release<\/a><\/strong> program held in the late summer and early fall where humans help newly-hatched sea turtles make their way to the sea."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1459","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Lounge on One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the World<\/strong>
\r\nWhat\u2019s any trip to Mexico without a little sand and surf action? Not much, especially when one of those beaches is among the most popular in the world according to
TripAdvisor<\/a>.
\r\nOne of the
most unforgettable spots in Isla Mujeres<\/a>, the beautiful beach known as Playa Norte is an excellent place to spend the day relaxing in a hammock or in the warm and shallow water, perfect for splashing around with your loved one. 
\r\nA Snorkeling Paradise<\/strong>
\r\nTo enjoy some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Isla Mujeres area, a stop at Garrafon National Park is a must. 
\r\nIf diving into the deep blue sea isn\u2019t your thing, you can also kayak, zipline and hike in this natural paradise.
\r\nOr, if you are staying at Isla Mujeres Palace, you can simply grab a mask and snorkel from the hotel and wade into the clear turquoise waters and enjoy a plethora of sea life.
\r\nCheck Out Punta Sur<\/strong>
\r\nNo list about what to do when in Isla Mujeres would be complete without a nod to
Punta Sur<\/a>, the southern-most point on the island.
\r\nWhether its enjoying the modern along a winding path that leads to the southern tip of the island, gazing at hidden beaches that lay dramatically underneath picturesque cliffs, or taking in and exploring the ruins of
the ancient temple<\/a><\/strong> to Mayan Goddess Ixchel, a trip to Punta Sur is one not to miss.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Lounge on One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the World<\/strong>\nWhat\u2019s any trip to Mexico without a little sand and surf action? Not much, especially when one of those beaches is among the most popular in the world according to TripAdvisor<\/a>.\nOne of the most unforgettable spots in Isla Mujeres<\/a>, the beautiful beach known as Playa Norte is an excellent place to spend the day relaxing in a hammock or in the warm and shallow water, perfect for splashing around with your loved one.\u00a0\nA Snorkeling Paradise<\/strong>\nTo enjoy some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Isla Mujeres area, a stop at Garrafon National Park is a must.\u00a0\nIf diving into the deep blue sea isn\u2019t your thing, you can also kayak, zipline and hike in this natural paradise.\nOr, if you are staying at Isla Mujeres Palace, you can simply grab a mask and snorkel from the hotel and wade into the clear turquoise waters and enjoy a plethora of sea life.\nCheck Out Punta Sur<\/strong>\nNo list about what to do when in Isla Mujeres would be complete without a nod to Punta Sur<\/a>, the southern-most point on the island.\nWhether its enjoying the modern along a winding path that leads to the southern tip of the island, gazing at hidden beaches that lay dramatically underneath picturesque cliffs, or taking in and exploring the ruins of the ancient temple<\/a><\/strong> to Mayan Goddess Ixchel, a trip to Punta Sur is one not to miss."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"10 Unforgettable Experiences ","format":null,"safe_value":"10 Unforgettable Experiences "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Whether you want a relaxing day at the beach, a heart-pumping day of zip lining, or a chance to swim with marine mammals, the \u201cIsland of Women\u201d has a little something for everyone. 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\r\nOn his last voyage to the New World in 1502, Christopher Columbus made it all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula (or at least the waters off the coast) where he encountered what were believed to be Mayans and got his first glimpse of temples and pyramids.  Columbus would then spend a year stranded in Jamaica after his hurricane-battered ships could go no further.
\r\nIt was a lifetime spent taking chances and his life marked the history of the Americas, for better and worse. Fortunately for us, we can channel that adventurous spirit and chart a similar path on our next vacation holiday, namely visiting Mexico and Jamaica. We can also be better to the natives!
\r\nTo commemorate the holiday, The Travel Current gives you Four Adventures to Experience in Mexico and Jamaica<\/strong> to match the four voyages ole Chris made to the New World (even if he was looking for India!)
\r\nTouring Tulum<\/strong>
\r\nNow, we\u2019re not saying that Columbus actually sailed up to the ruins of Tulum in Mexico, but we\u2019re not saying he didn\u2019t either. In any event, you can one up him when you visit the amazing beach front ruins that have become famous the world over.
\r\nThe picturesque temple that overlooks the turquoise waters is an
unforgettable sight<\/a> but the town surrounding the ruins has become an equally alluring attraction. The town that has grown up around the ruins has flourished in recent years into its own tourist destination, attracting visitors from across the world with a buzzy art scene and plenty of places to dine and lodge.
\r\nUnlike Columbus, who would have come to Tulum from the water, the town is barely a two-hour drive from
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a> and other Palace Resorts<\/a> destinations, and even closer (about an hour) from Playa del Carmen and Playacar Palace<\/a>.
\r\nChilling in Chichen Itza<\/strong>
\r\nIf the ruins at Tulum are impressive, a trip to the majestic Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza will drop your jaw. We are fairly certain Columbus never made it deep into the heart of the jungle to see the amazing El Castillo but fortunately it\u2019s just a day trip away from Cancun.
\r\nYou\u2019ll be lucky to fit in all the
adventures<\/a> available at Chichen Itza in a day, including taking a dip in a nearby cenote, walking along the ball court where the winners of an ancient Mayan game were allegedly sacrificed, and witnessing a light show at the El Caracol Observatory.
\r\nIf you can get to the ruins during the spring or winter equinox, you\u2019ll experience a once-in-a-lifetime event as you watch the shadow of the Mexican deity Kukulkan appear on the pyramid and snake its way all the way down.  
\r\nGet Stranded in Ocho Rios<\/strong>
\r\nJamaica may have been the most beautiful island Columbus visited \u2013 its mountainous rainforest reaching into the Caribbean all around the island \u2013 but he probably didn\u2019t see it that way considering he was basically shipwrecked on the island for a year during his expedition.
\r\nHe is thought to have \u201clanded\u201d in St. Ann\u2019s Bay or Discovery Bay, and is likely to have come upon some of the island\u2019s
amazing waterfalls<\/a>. Both St. Ann\u2019s Bay and Discovery Bay are close to what is now one of Jamaica\u2019s most prominent resort towns, Ocho Rios. It also happens to be the epicenter of waterfalls in Jamaica. From Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, you are close to at least five idyllic waterfalls and can bathe<\/a> in the same waters that Columbus may have done.
\r\nSet Sail Like Chris<\/strong>
\r\nOr maybe on second thought, do it better than Columbus in terms of his Jamaica experience. Either way, enjoying the waters off Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica will give you an unforgettable perspective of the island.
\r\nFrom the resort you can choose to take your own
catamaran<\/a> or use your Resort Credit<\/a> and book a Sunset Cruise where the sailing is taken care of while you enjoy the open bar and gaze at the sun.
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Nothing should awaken your spirit for adventure more than Columbus Day \u2013 the holiday named after the Italian explorer who braved hurricanes, unchartered lands, and the general unknown in search of excitement (and riches, of course!).\nOn his last voyage to the New World in 1502, Christopher Columbus made it all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula (or at least the waters off the coast) where he encountered what were believed to be Mayans and got his first glimpse of temples and pyramids. \u00a0Columbus would then spend a year stranded in Jamaica after his hurricane-battered ships could go no further.\nIt was a lifetime spent taking chances and his life marked the history of the Americas, for better and worse. Fortunately for us, we can channel that adventurous spirit and chart a similar path on our next vacation holiday, namely visiting Mexico and Jamaica. We can also be better to the natives!\nTo commemorate the holiday, The Travel Current gives you Four Adventures to Experience in Mexico and Jamaica<\/strong> to match the four voyages ole Chris made to the New World (even if he was looking for India!)\nTouring Tulum<\/strong>\nNow, we\u2019re not saying that Columbus actually sailed up to the ruins of Tulum in Mexico, but we\u2019re not saying he didn\u2019t either. In any event, you can one up him when you visit the amazing beach front ruins that have become famous the world over.\nThe picturesque temple that overlooks the turquoise waters is an
unforgettable sight<\/a> but the town surrounding the ruins has become an equally alluring attraction. The town that has grown up around the ruins has flourished in recent years into its own tourist destination, attracting visitors from across the world with a buzzy art scene and plenty of places to dine and lodge.\nUnlike Columbus, who would have come to Tulum from the water, the town is barely a two-hour drive from Moon Palace Cancun<\/a> and other Palace Resorts<\/a> destinations, and even closer (about an hour) from Playa del Carmen and Playacar Palace<\/a>.\nChilling in Chichen Itza<\/strong>\nIf the ruins at Tulum are impressive, a trip to the majestic Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza will drop your jaw. We are fairly certain Columbus never made it deep into the heart of the jungle to see the amazing El Castillo but fortunately it\u2019s just a day trip away from Cancun.\nYou\u2019ll be lucky to fit in all the adventures<\/a> available at Chichen Itza in a day, including taking a dip in a nearby cenote, walking along the ball court where the winners of an ancient Mayan game were allegedly sacrificed, and witnessing a light show at the El Caracol Observatory.\nIf you can get to the ruins during the spring or winter equinox, you\u2019ll experience a once-in-a-lifetime event as you watch the shadow of the Mexican deity Kukulkan appear on the pyramid and snake its way all the way down. \u00a0\nGet Stranded in Ocho Rios<\/strong>\nJamaica may have been the most beautiful island Columbus visited \u2013 its mountainous rainforest reaching into the Caribbean all around the island \u2013 but he probably didn\u2019t see it that way considering he was basically shipwrecked on the island for a year during his expedition.\nHe is thought to have \u201clanded\u201d in St. Ann\u2019s Bay or Discovery Bay, and is likely to have come upon some of the island\u2019s amazing waterfalls<\/a>. Both St. Ann\u2019s Bay and Discovery Bay are close to what is now one of Jamaica\u2019s most prominent resort towns, Ocho Rios. It also happens to be the epicenter of waterfalls in Jamaica. From Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, you are close to at least five idyllic waterfalls and can bathe<\/a> in the same waters that Columbus may have done.\nSet Sail Like Chris<\/strong>\nOr maybe on second thought, do it better than Columbus in terms of his Jamaica experience. Either way, enjoying the waters off Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica will give you an unforgettable perspective of the island.\nFrom the resort you can choose to take your own catamaran<\/a> or use your Resort Credit<\/a> and book a Sunset Cruise where the sailing is taken care of while you enjoy the open bar and gaze at the sun.\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2115","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-banner-cover_43.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"319962","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934278","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2120","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_118.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"165444","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934278","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-09-14 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts","format":null,"safe_value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1443","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2104","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_64.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"195216","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934278","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2109","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_79.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"116831","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934278","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1444","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2114","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_82.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"50579","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934278","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1452","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2125","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_77.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"68356","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934734","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1448","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Nothing should awaken your spirit for adventure more than Columbus Day \u2013 the holiday named after the Italian explorer who braved hurricanes, unchartered lands, and the general unknown in search of excitement (and riches, of course!).
\r\nOn his last voyage to the New World in 1502, Christopher Columbus made it all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula (or at least the waters off the coast) where he encountered what were believed to be Mayans and may have gotten his first glimpse of temples and pyramids.  Columbus would then spend a year stranded in Jamaica after his hurricane-battered ships could go no further.
\r\nIt was a lifetime spent taking chances and his life marked the history of the Americas, for better and worse. Fortunately for us, we can channel that adventurous spirit and chart a similar path on our next vacation holiday, namely visiting Mexico and Jamaica. We can also be better to the natives!
\r\nTo commemorate the holiday, The Travel Current gives you Four Adventures to Experience in Mexico and Jamaica<\/strong> to match the four voyages ole Chris made to the New World (even if he was looking for India!).<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Nothing should awaken your spirit for adventure more than Columbus Day \u2013 the holiday named after the Italian explorer who braved hurricanes, unchartered lands, and the general unknown in search of excitement (and riches, of course!).\nOn his last voyage to the New World in 1502, Christopher Columbus made it all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula (or at least the waters off the coast) where he encountered what were believed to be Mayans and may have gotten his first glimpse of temples and pyramids. \u00a0Columbus would then spend a year stranded in Jamaica after his hurricane-battered ships could go no further.\nIt was a lifetime spent taking chances and his life marked the history of the Americas, for better and worse. Fortunately for us, we can channel that adventurous spirit and chart a similar path on our next vacation holiday, namely visiting Mexico and Jamaica. We can also be better to the natives!\nTo commemorate the holiday, The Travel Current gives you Four Adventures to Experience in Mexico and Jamaica<\/strong> to match the four voyages ole Chris made to the New World (even if he was looking for India!)."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1449","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Touring Tulum<\/strong>
\r\nNow, we\u2019re not saying that Columbus actually sailed up to the ruins of Tulum in Mexico, but we\u2019re not saying he didn\u2019t either. In any event, you can one up him when you visit the amazing beach front ruins that have become famous the world over.
\r\nThe picturesque temple that overlooks the turquoise waters is an
unforgettable sight<\/a> but the town surrounding the ruins has become an equally alluring attraction. The town that has grown up around the ruins has flourished in recent years into its own tourist destination, attracting visitors from across the world with a buzzy art scene and plenty of places to dine and lodge.
\r\nUnlike Columbus, who would have come to Tulum from the water, the town is barely a two-hour drive from
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a> and other Palace Resorts<\/a> destinations, and even closer (about an hour) from Playa del Carmen and Playacar Palace<\/a>.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Touring Tulum<\/strong>\nNow, we\u2019re not saying that Columbus actually sailed up to the ruins of Tulum in Mexico, but we\u2019re not saying he didn\u2019t either. In any event, you can one up him when you visit the amazing beach front ruins that have become famous the world over.\nThe picturesque temple that overlooks the turquoise waters is an unforgettable sight<\/a> but the town surrounding the ruins has become an equally alluring attraction. The town that has grown up around the ruins has flourished in recent years into its own tourist destination, attracting visitors from across the world with a buzzy art scene and plenty of places to dine and lodge.\nUnlike Columbus, who would have come to Tulum from the water, the town is barely a two-hour drive from Moon Palace Cancun<\/a> and other Palace Resorts<\/a> destinations, and even closer (about an hour) from Playa del Carmen and Playacar Palace<\/a>."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1450","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Chilling in Chichen Itza<\/strong>
\r\nIf the ruins at Tulum are impressive, a trip to the majestic Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza will drop your jaw. We are fairly certain Columbus never made it deep into the heart of the jungle to see the amazing El Castillo but fortunately it\u2019s just a day trip away from Cancun.
\r\nYou\u2019ll be lucky to fit in all the
adventures<\/a> available at Chichen Itza in a day, including taking a dip in a nearby cenote, walking along the ball court where the winners of an ancient Mayan game were allegedly sacrificed, and witnessing a light show at the El Caracol Observatory.
\r\nIf you can get to the ruins during the spring or winter equinox, you\u2019ll experience a once-in-a-lifetime event as you watch the shadow of the Mexican deity Kukulkan appear on the pyramid and snake its way all the way down.  <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Chilling in Chichen Itza<\/strong>\nIf the ruins at Tulum are impressive, a trip to the majestic Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza will drop your jaw. We are fairly certain Columbus never made it deep into the heart of the jungle to see the amazing El Castillo but fortunately it\u2019s just a day trip away from Cancun.\nYou\u2019ll be lucky to fit in all the
adventures<\/a> available at Chichen Itza in a day, including taking a dip in a nearby cenote, walking along the ball court where the winners of an ancient Mayan game were allegedly sacrificed, and witnessing a light show at the El Caracol Observatory.\nIf you can get to the ruins during the spring or winter equinox, you\u2019ll experience a once-in-a-lifetime event as you watch the shadow of the Mexican deity Kukulkan appear on the pyramid and snake its way all the way down. \u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1451","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Get Stranded in Ocho Rios<\/strong>
\r\nJamaica may have been the most beautiful island Columbus visited \u2013 its mountainous rainforest reaching into the Caribbean all around the island \u2013 but he probably didn\u2019t see it that way considering he was basically shipwrecked on the island for a year during his expedition.
\r\nHe is thought to have \u201clanded\u201d in St. Ann\u2019s Bay or Discovery Bay, and is likely to have come upon some of the island\u2019s
amazing waterfalls<\/a>. Both St. Ann\u2019s Bay and Discovery Bay are close to what is now one of Jamaica\u2019s most prominent resort towns, Ocho Rios. It also happens to be the epicenter of waterfalls in Jamaica. From Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, you are close to at least five idyllic waterfalls and can bathe<\/a> in the same waters that Columbus may have done.
\r\nSet Sail Like Chris<\/strong>
\r\nOr maybe on second thought, do it better than Columbus in terms of his Jamaica experience. Either way, enjoying the waters off Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica will give you an unforgettable perspective of the island.
\r\nFrom the resort you can choose to take your own
catamaran<\/a> or use your Resort Credit<\/a> and book a Sunset Cruise where the sailing is taken care of while you enjoy the open bar and gaze at the sun.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Get Stranded in Ocho Rios<\/strong>\nJamaica may have been the most beautiful island Columbus visited \u2013 its mountainous rainforest reaching into the Caribbean all around the island \u2013 but he probably didn\u2019t see it that way considering he was basically shipwrecked on the island for a year during his expedition.\nHe is thought to have \u201clanded\u201d in St. Ann\u2019s Bay or Discovery Bay, and is likely to have come upon some of the island\u2019s amazing waterfalls<\/a>. Both St. Ann\u2019s Bay and Discovery Bay are close to what is now one of Jamaica\u2019s most prominent resort towns, Ocho Rios. It also happens to be the epicenter of waterfalls in Jamaica. From Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, you are close to at least five idyllic waterfalls and can bathe<\/a> in the same waters that Columbus may have done.\nSet Sail Like Chris<\/strong>\nOr maybe on second thought, do it better than Columbus in terms of his Jamaica experience. Either way, enjoying the waters off Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica will give you an unforgettable perspective of the island.\nFrom the resort you can choose to take your own catamaran<\/a> or use your Resort Credit<\/a> and book a Sunset Cruise where the sailing is taken care of while you enjoy the open bar and gaze at the sun."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Follow Christopher","format":null,"safe_value":"Follow Christopher"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"On his last voyage to the New World in 1502, Christopher Columbus made it all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula (or at least the waters off the coast) where he encountered what were believed to be Mayans.","format":null,"safe_value":"On his last voyage to the New World in 1502, Christopher Columbus made it all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula (or at least the waters off the coast) where he encountered what were believed to be Mayans."}]},"field_summary":{"und":[{"id":"1445","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Follow the Journey of the Famous Italian Explorer","format":null,"safe_value":"Follow the Journey of the Famous Italian Explorer"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Christopher Columbus was among the first to sail to the New World, but now you can follow his path toward your own riches. ","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Christopher Columbus was among the first to sail to the New World, but now you can follow his path toward your own riches.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_location":{"und":[{"id":"1446","field_latitude":{"und":[{"value":"18.4566938","format":null,"safe_value":"18.4566938"}]},"field_longitude":{"und":[{"value":"-77.4143219","format":null,"safe_value":"-77.4143219"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_small":{"und":[{"fid":"2122","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_53.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"124475","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934278","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]},"field_cover_image":{"und":[{"id":"1447","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2121","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-cover_47.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"370358","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934278","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2124","uid":"5","filename":"Last Mobile Columbus Day.jpeg","uri":"public:\/\/Last Mobile Columbus Day.jpeg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"150517","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934278","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"581"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_medium":{"und":[{"fid":"2123","uid":"5","filename":"medium-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/medium-thumbnail_85.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"50867","status":"1","timestamp":"1536934278","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"500","height":"252"}]},"field_reservation_banner":{"und":[{"tid":"247"}]},"rdf_mapping":{"field_image":{"predicates":["og:image","rdfs:seeAlso"],"type":"rel"},"field_tags":{"predicates":["dc:subject"],"type":"rel"},"rdftype":["sioc:Item","foaf:Document"],"title":{"predicates":["dc:title"]},"created":{"predicates":["dc:date","dc:created"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"changed":{"predicates":["dc:modified"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"body":{"predicates":["content:encoded"]},"uid":{"predicates":["sioc:has_creator"],"type":"rel"},"name":{"predicates":["foaf:name"]},"comment_count":{"predicates":["sioc:num_replies"],"datatype":"xsd:integer"},"last_activity":{"predicates":["sioc:last_activity_date"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"}},"path":{"pathauto":"0"},"cid":"0","last_comment_timestamp":"1536934278","last_comment_name":null,"last_comment_uid":"5","comment_count":"0","name":"content","picture":"0","data":"a:5:{s:16:\"ckeditor_default\";s:1:\"t\";s:20:\"ckeditor_show_toggle\";s:1:\"t\";s:14:\"ckeditor_width\";s:4:\"100%\";s:13:\"ckeditor_lang\";s:2:\"en\";s:18:\"ckeditor_auto_lang\";s:1:\"t\";}","path2":"jamaica\/ocho-rios\/lifestyle\/explore\/history\/four-caribbean-adventures-experience-columbus-day"},{"vid":"271","uid":"5","title":"Playa del Carmen's Hidden Ruins, Restaurants, and Resorts","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"271","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1536347779","changed":"1537367977","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1537367977","revision_uid":"5","body":{"und":[{"value":"Located smack dab between the modern luxuries flowing out of the Cancun Hotel Zone and the ancient coastal ruins of Tulum on the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen\u2019s juxtaposition between the contemporary and prehistoric is more than symbolic.
\r\n 
\r\nThe picturesque resort town of 150,000 residents is an ideal spot to take in the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya while enjoying the luxurious comforts of resort life at its best.
\r\n 
\r\nWhile tourism mainstays like the world- renowned
Quinta Avenida<\/a>, Parque Fundadores, and ferry terminal to Cozumel attract thousands of daily visitors, there are lesser known but equally valuable treasures to be unearthed in Playa del Carmen.
\r\n 
\r\nNext time you take a day trip, or better yet spend a week or more enjoying the brilliant sands and beaches of this paradise, make sure to take time to explore these 5 Lesser Known But Equally Enticing Spots in Playa del Carmen.
\r\n 
\r\nUnwind in Playacar and Playacar Palace<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nIf you\u2019ve spent an afternoon walking up and down Quinta Avenida and been oversaturated with commercial pursuits, then the area near the southern end of town known as Playacar is a good place to wind down. The upscale residential and all-inclusive resort area has a number of features you can check out including an aviary, flora that reaches the sea, and a general lack of concrete that is refreshing.
\r\n 
\r\nIdeally, you\u2019ll make reservations at
Playacar Palace<\/a>, the all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen that is perfectly situated between Playacar and Quinta Avenida, not to mention next door to the cruise ferry terminal which departs hourly for Cozumel<\/a>.
\r\n 
\r\nThe resort recently underwent an 
extensive $14 million remodeling<\/a> that introduced contemporary furnishings to each of the Playacar\u2019s 201 guestrooms as well as private terraces to existing walk-out suites.
\r\n 
\r\nHidden Ruins<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nOne of the great things about Playa del Carmen is its proximity to some of the Yucatan Peninsula\u2019s most amazing ruins. The world-famous pyramid at
Chichen Itza<\/a> and beachfront ruins of Tulum are popular day trips only a couple of hours away, but if you feel like seeing some amazing Mayan ruins without leaving town, you can enjoy Xaman-Ha within the city limits.
\r\n 
\r\nLocated just a stone\u2019s throw from Playacar Palace (but, please, don\u2019t throw the stones, they are historical gems!), the temple of Xaman-Ha is unknown to most visitors. Though small in comparison to some of the region\u2019s more well-known pre-historic marvels, Xaman-Ha is impressive in its own right with intricately stacked stones rising up in the middle of a beachfront jungle. It\u2019s an amazing spot for photos\u2013and look out for a variety of iguanas.
\r\n 
\r\nThe Secret is Out on Rio Secreto<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nWith thousands of
cenotes<\/a> found in the Yucatan Peninsula, exploration of these fresh-water filled limestone wells is an absolute must on any trip to the region. Still, finding one that is equal parts awe-inspiring and ecologically friendly can be a challenge. That is exactly what makes Rio Secreto<\/a> the perfect destination to marvel at mother nature while treating her well at the same time.
\r\n 
\r\nA designated nature reserve just south of Playa del Carmen, Rio Secreto boasts over 1 km of crystalline waters that visitors can hike and swim through. The tour goes deep underground where stalactites and stalagmites dominate. Though guides are always present, and kids are welcome, visitors will need a sense of adventure as they navigate the cavernous waters. Rio Secreto tours are available from Playacar Palace and even
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>.
\r\n 
\r\nArt in Three Dimensions<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nIt\u2019s easy enough to appreciate artistic beauty in all its forms in Playa del Carmen \u2013 including nature, fine art (
Frida Kahlo<\/a>, anyone!), and even performance art \u2013 but for something out of the box, literally, visit the 3D Museum of Wonders.
\r\n 
\r\nOptical illusions and whimsical wonderment are the order at the museum and you and onlookers never quite know if you are part of the art or just appreciating it. The 
museum<\/a> hosts over 60 \u201cpavement art\u201d pieces where you actually step into author\u2019s Kurt Wenner creations that, when viewed from the right angle, provide incredible visual scenarios.
\r\n 
\r\nCavernous Culinary Fun<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nNot too long ago, Playa del Carmen was just a small fishing village. And while its international stature has exploded it has managed to preserve itself through an amazing array of gastronomical choices\u2013 rom top class seafood restaurants, to street tacos, to the Italian culinary artistry on display at Playacar Palace\u2019s
Bocelli<\/a>. But if you are looking for a truly unique experience, it\u2019s time to go underground to Alux Restaurant<\/a>.
\r\n 
\r\nDon\u2019t let its unassuming street address fool you, The Alux Restaurant and Lounge is all underground as it is spread out in a visual stunning cave. International cuisine is served alongside seafood, of course, with the unmistakable flavor of the Maya present in dishes and cocktails. But make no mistake, the star of the show is dining underground in caves with a cenote included. The cave formation has existed for an estimated 10,000 years, but if you want to experience it make sure you go at night, as it only opens for dinner.","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Located smack dab between the modern luxuries flowing out of the Cancun Hotel Zone and the ancient coastal ruins of Tulum on the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen\u2019s juxtaposition between the contemporary and prehistoric is more than symbolic.\n\u00a0\nThe picturesque resort town of 150,000 residents is an ideal spot to take in the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya while enjoying the luxurious comforts of resort life at its best.\n\u00a0\nWhile tourism mainstays like the world- renowned
Quinta Avenida<\/a>, Parque Fundadores, and ferry terminal to Cozumel attract thousands of daily visitors, there are lesser known but equally valuable treasures to be unearthed in Playa del Carmen.\n\u00a0\nNext time you take a day trip, or better yet spend a week or more enjoying the brilliant sands and beaches of this paradise, make sure to take time to explore these 5 Lesser Known But Equally Enticing Spots in Playa del Carmen.\n\u00a0\nUnwind in Playacar and Playacar Palace<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nIf you\u2019ve spent an afternoon walking up and down Quinta Avenida and been oversaturated with commercial pursuits, then the area near the southern end of town known as Playacar is a good place to wind down. The upscale residential and all-inclusive resort area has a number of features you can check out including an aviary, flora that reaches the sea, and a general lack of concrete that is refreshing.\n\u00a0\nIdeally, you\u2019ll make reservations at Playacar Palace<\/a>, the all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen that is perfectly situated between Playacar and Quinta Avenida, not to mention next door to the cruise ferry terminal which departs hourly for Cozumel<\/a>.\n\u00a0\nThe resort recently underwent an\u00a0extensive $14 million remodeling<\/a>\u00a0that introduced contemporary furnishings to each of the Playacar\u2019s 201 guestrooms as well as private terraces to existing walk-out suites.\n\u00a0\nHidden Ruins<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nOne of the great things about Playa del Carmen is its proximity to some of the Yucatan Peninsula\u2019s most amazing ruins. The world-famous pyramid at Chichen Itza<\/a> and beachfront ruins of Tulum are popular day trips only a couple of hours away, but if you feel like seeing some amazing Mayan ruins without leaving town, you can enjoy Xaman-Ha within the city limits.\n\u00a0\nLocated just a stone\u2019s throw from Playacar Palace (but, please, don\u2019t throw the stones, they are historical gems!), the temple of Xaman-Ha is unknown to most visitors. Though small in comparison to some of the region\u2019s more well-known pre-historic marvels, Xaman-Ha is impressive in its own right with intricately stacked stones rising up in the middle of a beachfront jungle. It\u2019s an amazing spot for photos\u2013and look out for a variety of iguanas.\n\u00a0\nThe Secret is Out on Rio Secreto<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nWith thousands of cenotes<\/a> found in the Yucatan Peninsula, exploration of these fresh-water filled limestone wells is an absolute must on any trip to the region. Still, finding one that is equal parts awe-inspiring and ecologically friendly can be a challenge. That is exactly what makes Rio Secreto<\/a> the perfect destination to marvel at mother nature while treating her well at the same time.\n\u00a0\nA designated nature reserve just south of Playa del Carmen, Rio Secreto boasts over 1 km of crystalline waters that visitors can hike and swim through. The tour goes deep underground where stalactites and stalagmites dominate. Though guides are always present, and kids are welcome, visitors will need a sense of adventure as they navigate the cavernous waters. Rio Secreto tours are available from Playacar Palace and even Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>.\n\u00a0\nArt in Three Dimensions<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nIt\u2019s easy enough to appreciate artistic beauty in all its forms in Playa del Carmen \u2013 including nature, fine art (Frida Kahlo<\/a>, anyone!), and even performance art \u2013 but for something out of the box, literally, visit the 3D Museum of Wonders.\n\u00a0\nOptical illusions and whimsical wonderment are the order at the museum and you and onlookers never quite know if you are part of the art or just appreciating it. The\u00a0museum<\/a>\u00a0hosts over 60 \u201cpavement art\u201d pieces where you actually step into author\u2019s Kurt Wenner creations that, when viewed from the right angle, provide incredible visual scenarios.\n\u00a0\nCavernous Culinary Fun<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nNot too long ago, Playa del Carmen was just a small fishing village. And while its international stature has exploded it has managed to preserve itself through an amazing array of gastronomical choices\u2013 rom top class seafood restaurants, to street tacos, to the Italian culinary artistry on display at Playacar Palace\u2019s Bocelli<\/a>. But if you are looking for a truly unique experience, it\u2019s time to go underground to Alux Restaurant<\/a>.\n\u00a0\nDon\u2019t let its unassuming street address fool you, The Alux Restaurant and Lounge is all underground as it is spread out in a visual stunning cave. International cuisine is served alongside seafood, of course, with the unmistakable flavor of the Maya present in dishes and cocktails. But make no mistake, the star of the show is dining underground in caves with a cenote included. The cave formation has existed for an estimated 10,000 years, but if you want to experience it make sure you go at night, as it only opens for dinner.","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2092","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_31.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"326956","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2093","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_113.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"233708","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-09-07 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts","format":null,"safe_value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1433","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2094","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_63.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"106346","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2095","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_52.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"171199","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1434","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2096","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_80.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"89574","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1435","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2097","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_75.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"132494","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1436","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Located smack dab between the modern luxuries flowing out of the Cancun Hotel Zone and the ancient coastal ruins of Tulum on the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen\u2019s juxtaposition between the contemporary and prehistoric is more than symbolic.
\r\nThe picturesque resort town of 150,000 residents is an ideal spot to take in the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya while enjoying the luxurious comforts of resort life at its best.
\r\nWhile tourism mainstays like the world- renowned
Quinta Avenida<\/a>, Parque Fundadores, and ferry terminal to Cozumel attract thousands of daily visitors, there are lesser known but equally valuable treasures to be unearthed in Playa del Carmen.
\r\nNext time you take a day trip, or better yet spend a week or more enjoying the brilliant sands and beaches of this paradise, make sure to take time to explore these 5 Lesser Known But Equally Enticing Spots in Playa del Carmen.","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Located smack dab between the modern luxuries flowing out of the Cancun Hotel Zone and the ancient coastal ruins of Tulum on the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen\u2019s juxtaposition between the contemporary and prehistoric is more than symbolic.\nThe picturesque resort town of 150,000 residents is an ideal spot to take in the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya while enjoying the luxurious comforts of resort life at its best.\nWhile tourism mainstays like the world- renowned
Quinta Avenida<\/a>, Parque Fundadores, and ferry terminal to Cozumel attract thousands of daily visitors, there are lesser known but equally valuable treasures to be unearthed in Playa del Carmen.\nNext time you take a day trip, or better yet spend a week or more enjoying the brilliant sands and beaches of this paradise, make sure to take time to explore these 5 Lesser Known But Equally Enticing Spots in Playa del Carmen."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1437","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Unwind in Playacar and Playacar Palace<\/strong>
\r\nIf you\u2019ve spent an afternoon walking up and down Quinta Avenida and been oversaturated with commercial pursuits, then the area near the southern end of town known as Playacar is a good place to wind down. The upscale residential and all-inclusive resort area has a number of features you can check out including an aviary, flora that reaches the sea, and a general lack of concrete that is refreshing.
\r\nIdeally, you\u2019ll make reservations at
Playacar Palace<\/a>, the all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen that is perfectly situated between Playacar and Quinta Avenida, not to mention next door to the cruise ferry terminal which departs hourly for Cozumel<\/a>.
\r\nThe resort recently underwent an 
extensive $14 million remodeling<\/a> that introduced contemporary furnishings to each of the Playacar\u2019s 201 guestrooms as well as private terraces to existing walk-out suites.","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Unwind in Playacar and Playacar Palace<\/strong>\nIf you\u2019ve spent an afternoon walking up and down Quinta Avenida and been oversaturated with commercial pursuits, then the area near the southern end of town known as Playacar is a good place to wind down. The upscale residential and all-inclusive resort area has a number of features you can check out including an aviary, flora that reaches the sea, and a general lack of concrete that is refreshing.\nIdeally, you\u2019ll make reservations at Playacar Palace<\/a>, the all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen that is perfectly situated between Playacar and Quinta Avenida, not to mention next door to the cruise ferry terminal which departs hourly for Cozumel<\/a>.\nThe resort recently underwent an\u00a0extensive $14 million remodeling<\/a>\u00a0that introduced contemporary furnishings to each of the Playacar\u2019s 201 guestrooms as well as private terraces to existing walk-out suites."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1438","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Hidden Ruins<\/strong>
\r\nOne of the great things about Playa del Carmen is its proximity to some of the Yucatan Peninsula\u2019s most amazing ruins. The world-famous pyramid at
Chichen Itza<\/a> and beachfront ruins of Tulum are popular day trips only a couple of hours away, but if you feel like seeing some amazing Mayan ruins without leaving town, you can enjoy Xaman-Ha within the city limits.
\r\nLocated just a stone\u2019s throw from Playacar Palace (but, please, don\u2019t throw the stones, they are historical gems!), the temple of Xaman-Ha is unknown to most visitors. Though small in comparison to some of the region\u2019s more well-known pre-historic marvels, Xaman-Ha is impressive in its own right with intricately stacked stones rising up in the middle of a beachfront jungle. It\u2019s an amazing spot for photos\u2013and look out for a variety of iguanas.
\r\nThe Secret is Out on Rio Secreto<\/strong>
\r\nWith thousands of
cenotes<\/a> found in the Yucatan Peninsula, exploration of these fresh-water filled limestone wells is an absolute must on any trip to the region. Still, finding one that is equal parts awe-inspiring and ecologically friendly can be a challenge. That is exactly what makes Rio Secreto<\/a> the perfect destination to marvel at mother nature while treating her well at the same time.
\r\nA designated nature reserve just south of Playa del Carmen, Rio Secreto boasts over 1 km of crystalline waters that visitors can hike and swim through. The tour goes deep underground where stalactites and stalagmites dominate. Though guides are always present, and kids are welcome, visitors will need a sense of adventure as they navigate the cavernous waters. Rio Secreto tours are available from Playacar Palace and even
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>.","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Hidden Ruins<\/strong>\nOne of the great things about Playa del Carmen is its proximity to some of the Yucatan Peninsula\u2019s most amazing ruins. The world-famous pyramid at Chichen Itza<\/a> and beachfront ruins of Tulum are popular day trips only a couple of hours away, but if you feel like seeing some amazing Mayan ruins without leaving town, you can enjoy Xaman-Ha within the city limits.\nLocated just a stone\u2019s throw from Playacar Palace (but, please, don\u2019t throw the stones, they are historical gems!), the temple of Xaman-Ha is unknown to most visitors. Though small in comparison to some of the region\u2019s more well-known pre-historic marvels, Xaman-Ha is impressive in its own right with intricately stacked stones rising up in the middle of a beachfront jungle. It\u2019s an amazing spot for photos\u2013and look out for a variety of iguanas.\nThe Secret is Out on Rio Secreto<\/strong>\nWith thousands of cenotes<\/a> found in the Yucatan Peninsula, exploration of these fresh-water filled limestone wells is an absolute must on any trip to the region. Still, finding one that is equal parts awe-inspiring and ecologically friendly can be a challenge. That is exactly what makes Rio Secreto<\/a> the perfect destination to marvel at mother nature while treating her well at the same time.\nA designated nature reserve just south of Playa del Carmen, Rio Secreto boasts over 1 km of crystalline waters that visitors can hike and swim through. The tour goes deep underground where stalactites and stalagmites dominate. Though guides are always present, and kids are welcome, visitors will need a sense of adventure as they navigate the cavernous waters. Rio Secreto tours are available from Playacar Palace and even Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1439","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Art in Three Dimensions<\/strong>
\r\nIt\u2019s easy enough to appreciate artistic beauty in all its forms in Playa del Carmen \u2013 including nature, fine art (
Frida Kahlo<\/a>, anyone!), and even performance art \u2013 but for something out of the box, literally, visit the 3D Museum of Wonders.
\r\nOptical illusions and whimsical wonderment are the order at the museum and you and onlookers never quite know if you are part of the art or just appreciating it. The 
museum<\/a> hosts over 60 \u201cpavement art\u201d pieces where you actually step into author\u2019s Kurt Wenner creations that, when viewed from the right angle, provide incredible visual scenarios.
\r\nCavernous Culinary Fun<\/strong>
\r\nNot too long ago, Playa del Carmen was just a small fishing village. And while its international stature has exploded it has managed to preserve itself through an amazing array of gastronomical choices\u2013 rom top class seafood restaurants, to street tacos, to the Italian culinary artistry on display at Playacar Palace\u2019s
Bocelli<\/a>. But if you are looking for a truly unique experience, it\u2019s time to go underground to Alux Restaurant<\/a>.
\r\nDon\u2019t let its unassuming street address fool you, The Alux Restaurant and Lounge is all underground as it is spread out in a visual stunning cave. International cuisine is served alongside seafood, of course, with the unmistakable flavor of the Maya present in dishes and cocktails. But make no mistake, the star of the show is dining underground in caves with a cenote included. The cave formation has existed for an estimated 10,000 years, but if you want to experience it make sure you go at night, as it only opens for dinner.","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Art in Three Dimensions<\/strong>\nIt\u2019s easy enough to appreciate artistic beauty in all its forms in Playa del Carmen \u2013 including nature, fine art (
Frida Kahlo<\/a>, anyone!), and even performance art \u2013 but for something out of the box, literally, visit the 3D Museum of Wonders.\nOptical illusions and whimsical wonderment are the order at the museum and you and onlookers never quite know if you are part of the art or just appreciating it. The\u00a0museum<\/a>\u00a0hosts over 60 \u201cpavement art\u201d pieces where you actually step into author\u2019s Kurt Wenner creations that, when viewed from the right angle, provide incredible visual scenarios.\nCavernous Culinary Fun<\/strong>\nNot too long ago, Playa del Carmen was just a small fishing village. And while its international stature has exploded it has managed to preserve itself through an amazing array of gastronomical choices\u2013 rom top class seafood restaurants, to street tacos, to the Italian culinary artistry on display at Playacar Palace\u2019s Bocelli<\/a>. But if you are looking for a truly unique experience, it\u2019s time to go underground to Alux Restaurant<\/a>.\nDon\u2019t let its unassuming street address fool you, The Alux Restaurant and Lounge is all underground as it is spread out in a visual stunning cave. International cuisine is served alongside seafood, of course, with the unmistakable flavor of the Maya present in dishes and cocktails. But make no mistake, the star of the show is dining underground in caves with a cenote included. The cave formation has existed for an estimated 10,000 years, but if you want to experience it make sure you go at night, as it only opens for dinner."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Playa del Carmen's Hidden Ruins","format":null,"safe_value":"Playa del Carmen's Hidden Ruins"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"While tourism mainstays like the world- renowned Quinta Avenida, Parque Fundadores, and ferry terminal to Cozumel attract thousands of daily visitors, there are lesser known but equally valuable treasures to be unearthed in Playa del Carmen. ","format":null,"safe_value":"While tourism mainstays like the world- renowned Quinta Avenida, Parque Fundadores, and ferry terminal to Cozumel attract thousands of daily visitors, there are lesser known but equally valuable treasures to be unearthed in Playa del Carmen. "}]},"field_summary":{"und":[{"id":"1440","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Ancient Ruins, Underground Rivers and Restaurants, And More!","format":null,"safe_value":"Ancient Ruins, Underground Rivers and Restaurants, And More!"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Playa del Carmen is a world-renowned tourist destination, but it actually offers more treasures than you may think. ","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Playa del Carmen is a world-renowned tourist destination, but it actually offers more treasures than you may think.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_location":{"und":[{"id":"1441","field_latitude":{"und":[{"value":"20.620392","format":null,"safe_value":"20.620392"}]},"field_longitude":{"und":[{"value":"-87.0794464","format":null,"safe_value":"-87.0794464"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_small":{"und":[{"fid":"2099","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_78.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"172248","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]},"field_cover_image":{"und":[{"id":"1442","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2100","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-banner-cover_34.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"339009","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2101","uid":"5","filename":"last mobile Playacar Things.jpeg","uri":"public:\/\/last mobile Playacar Things.jpeg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"181389","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"581"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_medium":{"und":[{"fid":"2098","uid":"5","filename":"medium-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/medium-thumbnail_84.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"24932","status":"1","timestamp":"1536347779","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"500","height":"252"}]},"field_reservation_banner":{"und":[{"tid":"247"}]},"rdf_mapping":{"field_image":{"predicates":["og:image","rdfs:seeAlso"],"type":"rel"},"field_tags":{"predicates":["dc:subject"],"type":"rel"},"rdftype":["sioc:Item","foaf:Document"],"title":{"predicates":["dc:title"]},"created":{"predicates":["dc:date","dc:created"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"changed":{"predicates":["dc:modified"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"body":{"predicates":["content:encoded"]},"uid":{"predicates":["sioc:has_creator"],"type":"rel"},"name":{"predicates":["foaf:name"]},"comment_count":{"predicates":["sioc:num_replies"],"datatype":"xsd:integer"},"last_activity":{"predicates":["sioc:last_activity_date"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"}},"path":{"pathauto":"0"},"cid":"0","last_comment_timestamp":"1536347779","last_comment_name":null,"last_comment_uid":"5","comment_count":"0","name":"content","picture":"0","data":"a:5:{s:16:\"ckeditor_default\";s:1:\"t\";s:20:\"ckeditor_show_toggle\";s:1:\"t\";s:14:\"ckeditor_width\";s:4:\"100%\";s:13:\"ckeditor_lang\";s:2:\"en\";s:18:\"ckeditor_auto_lang\";s:1:\"t\";}","path2":"mexico\/playa-del-carmen\/lifestyle\/explore\/culture\/hidden-treasures-playa-del-carmen"},{"vid":"269","uid":"5","title":"Healthy Eating on Vacation: 9 Ways to Eat Right and Tasty","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"269","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1535571149","changed":"1535572465","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1535572465","revision_uid":"5","body":{"und":[{"value":"Gone are the days when all vacations were simply excuses to overindulge in food and drink, with guilt accompanying extra pounds as travelers board their flights home.
\r\nHealthy habits are no longer only confined to building your ultimate swimwear body. Today, they carry through the entire vacation, and often serve as the theme of the trip in the first place (see wellness vacations!).
\r\nIt\u2019s no surprise that vegan and vegetarian options have increased 183% and 218% over the past year according to Trekk Soft\u2019s \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019\u201d but the truth is that travelers have to take responsibility for their eating, even, and especially, when on vacation.
\r\nTo make sure you don\u2019t throw all that hard work away on a two-week vacation, we\u2019ve rounded up 9 simple ways to have a fun and healthy vacation, without leaving with an unwanted souvenir around your midsection.
\r\n1. Have a Good Breakfast<\/strong>
\r\nWe\u2019ve all heard the first meal of the day is the most important, and this is especially true while on vacation. Not only will eating a healthy breakfast fuel you for the day ahead, but starting the day off with a large, healthy breakfast can halt those midday cravings that often lead to overindulgence. 
\r\nAll-inclusives like
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/a> offer breakfast buffets with plenty of healthy options, including plenty of fresh fruit to compliment your eggs and toast so that you concentrate on good times and not gluttony on your trip. 
\r\n2. Enjoy Frequent Meals<\/strong>
\r\nBetween sightseeing and fun in the sun, it\u2019s all too easy to forget to eat while on holiday, but extreme hunger is a surefire way to sabotage your healthy habits. 
\r\n
Some studies suggest <\/a>eating five small meals throughout your day instead of three large meals to keep your metabolism in high gear and avoid food sitting in your stomach, making you feel full and sluggish. Another benefit is that eating small amounts of food will provide you with sustained energy, without the risk of additional calories stored as fat.
\r\n3. Don\u2019t Drink Too Much Calories<\/strong>
\r\nOne of the easiest ways to gain unwanted vacation weight is to overindulge in too many cocktails. Though relaxing by the pool with an umbrella-adorned beverage is part of the experience, you might want to stop short of that morning Bloody Mary. Save it for an afternoon beachside margarita or a couple of glasses of wine with dinner. Otherwise, you\u2019ll hit your calorie count for the day through a liquid diet \u2013 and probably welcome in some unwanted hangovers, as well.
\r\n4. Shop the Local Markets for Fruits and Veggies<\/strong>
\r\nJust because you are away from home does not mean that you\u2019re confined to eating at restaurants for every meal.
\r\nWhen vacationing in Jamaica and Cancun, there are tons of local street stands and markets that make it easy to stock up on healthy options, such as
 fresh local fruit<\/a>, sliced veggies, or other native foods to store in your hotel refrigerator. Whether a salad or mixed veggies<\/a>, getting in your daily greens while on vacation provides lots of healthy nutrients, plus they\u2019re full of water and fiber that will help curb your appetite.
\r\n5. Burn Off the Extra Calories<\/strong>
\r\nIf counting calories and limiting your portions is the last thing you want to do while on vacation, focus on staying active to prevent putting on unwanted pounds.
\r\nAt
Palace Resorts<\/a> and Moon Palace Resorts<\/a>, there\u2019s a plethora of exciting (and calorie-burning) activities that will keep weight gain at bay. With everything from Zumba and CrossFit-style classes, to a private instructor-led aqua spinning class, you can find the perfect balance of exercise and fun.
\r\n6. Load Up on H20<\/strong>
\r\nIt\u2019s common to mistake thirst for hunger, making it easy to reach for a snack or a full-blown meal instead of a bottle of water. 
\r\nTo keep hydrated instead of overeating, drink a glass or two of water when a food craving hits, and then wait. If you are still feeling pangs of hunger, find a good snack or meal option like almonds or some locally sourced fruit. 
\r\n7. Try a Wellness Vacation<\/strong>
\r\nWellness vacations are not only
one of the latest travel trends<\/a><\/strong>, but they're also the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing holiday without sacrificing healthy choices.
\r\nWhen vacationing in Mexico, you can take advantage of the
wellness suites at Moon Palace Cancun <\/a>which offers direct access to an exclusive Wellness Area pool, special room service menu with healthy options, access to aqua spinning bikes, a private instructor, and more. 
\r\n 8. Mind Your Portions<\/strong>
\r\nYou don\u2019t have to deprive yourself from eating and trying new foods while on your getaway, just remember to control the size of your portions at each meal<\/strong>, since portion control can make or break your healthy eating habits, especially with restaurants super-sizing meals. 
\r\nWhen eating at a restaurant, order a few small appetizer plates instead of one main entree.  By ordering smaller portions, you can sample more of the delicious local food while watching your waistline. 
\r\n9. Pace Yourself<\/strong>
\r\nLet\u2019s not kid ourselves, you\u2019re on vacation and are definitely entitled to a little indulgence when it comes to eating. Luckily, indulgence doesn\u2019t have to mean every meal is filled with buttery\/sugary\/greasy deliciousness where you\u2019ll probably wind up going home heavier than when you arrived. 
\r\nInstead of treating yourself at every meal, experts say pick and choose how you want to indulge wisely. \u201cYou can and should let yourself enjoy one \u2018cheat\u2019 food each day, but be selective and pick something that is unique to that destination,\u201d advises New York-based nutritionist Joy Bauer to the
New York Times<\/a> . 
\r\nWhether it\u2019s enjoying Jamaica\u2019s fresh, local delicacies at any one of the four restaurants at
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> in Ocho Rios, or satiating your sweet tooth with one of famed pastry chef Antonio Bachour's signature desserts<\/a> at Beach Palace<\/a> in the Cancun Hotel Zone, the key to enjoying your vacation to the maximum is balancing indulgence with prudence.
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Gone are the days when all vacations were simply excuses to overindulge in food and drink, with guilt accompanying extra pounds as travelers board their flights home.\nHealthy habits are no longer only confined to building your ultimate swimwear body. Today, they carry through the entire vacation, and often serve as the theme of the trip in the first place (see wellness vacations!).\nIt\u2019s no surprise that vegan and vegetarian options have increased 183% and 218% over the past year according to Trekk Soft\u2019s \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019\u201d but the truth is that travelers have to take responsibility for their eating, even, and especially, when on vacation.\nTo make sure you don\u2019t throw all that hard work away on a two-week vacation, we\u2019ve rounded up 9 simple ways to have a fun and healthy vacation, without leaving with an unwanted souvenir around your midsection.\n1. Have a Good Breakfast<\/strong>\nWe\u2019ve all heard the first meal of the day is the most important, and this is especially true while on vacation. Not only will eating a healthy breakfast fuel you for the day ahead, but starting the day off with a large, healthy breakfast can halt those midday cravings that often lead to overindulgence.\u00a0\nAll-inclusives like
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/a> offer breakfast buffets with plenty of healthy options, including plenty of fresh fruit to compliment your eggs and toast so that you concentrate on good times and not gluttony on your trip.\u00a0\n2. Enjoy Frequent Meals<\/strong>\nBetween sightseeing and fun in the sun, it\u2019s all too easy to forget to eat while on holiday, but extreme hunger is a surefire way to sabotage your healthy habits.\u00a0\nSome studies suggest\u00a0<\/a>eating five small meals throughout your day instead of three large meals to keep your metabolism in high gear and avoid food sitting in your stomach, making you feel full and sluggish.\u00a0Another benefit is that eating small amounts of food will provide you with sustained energy, without the risk of additional calories stored as fat.\n3. Don\u2019t Drink Too Much Calories<\/strong>\nOne of the easiest ways to gain unwanted vacation weight is to overindulge in too many cocktails. Though relaxing by the pool with an umbrella-adorned beverage is part of the experience, you might want to stop short of that morning Bloody Mary. Save it for an afternoon beachside margarita or a couple of glasses of wine with dinner. Otherwise, you\u2019ll hit your calorie count for the day through a liquid diet \u2013 and probably welcome in some unwanted hangovers, as well.\n4. Shop the Local Markets for Fruits and Veggies<\/strong>\nJust because you are away from home does not mean that you\u2019re confined to eating at restaurants for every meal.\nWhen vacationing in Jamaica and Cancun, there are tons of local street stands and markets that make it easy to stock up on healthy options, such as\u00a0fresh local fruit<\/a>, sliced veggies, or other native foods to store in your hotel refrigerator. Whether a salad or mixed veggies<\/a>, getting in your daily greens while on vacation provides lots of healthy nutrients, plus they\u2019re full of water and fiber that will help curb your appetite.\n5. Burn Off the Extra Calories<\/strong>\nIf counting calories and limiting your portions is the last thing you want to do while on vacation, focus on staying active to prevent putting on unwanted pounds.\nAt Palace Resorts<\/a> and Moon Palace Resorts<\/a>, there\u2019s a plethora of exciting (and calorie-burning) activities that will keep weight gain at bay. With everything from Zumba and CrossFit-style classes, to a private instructor-led aqua spinning class, you can find the perfect balance of exercise and fun.\n6. Load Up on H20<\/strong>\nIt\u2019s common to mistake thirst for hunger, making it easy to reach for a snack or a full-blown meal instead of a bottle of water.\u00a0\nTo keep hydrated instead of overeating, drink a glass or two of water when a food craving hits, and then wait. If you are still feeling pangs of hunger, find a good snack or meal option like almonds or some locally sourced fruit.\u00a0\n7. Try a Wellness Vacation<\/strong>\nWellness vacations are not only one of the latest travel trends<\/a><\/strong>, but they're also the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing holiday without sacrificing healthy choices.\nWhen vacationing in Mexico, you can take advantage of the wellness suites at Moon Palace Cancun\u00a0<\/a>which offers direct access to an exclusive Wellness Area pool, special room service menu with healthy options, access to aqua spinning bikes, a private instructor, and more.\u00a0\n\u00a08. Mind Your Portions<\/strong>\nYou don\u2019t have to deprive yourself from eating and trying new foods while on your getaway, just remember to control the size of your portions at each meal<\/strong>, since portion control can make or break your healthy eating habits, especially with restaurants super-sizing meals.\u00a0\nWhen eating at a restaurant, order a few small appetizer plates instead of one main entree. \u00a0By ordering smaller portions, you can sample more of the delicious local food while watching your waistline.\u00a0\n9. Pace Yourself<\/strong>\nLet\u2019s not kid ourselves, you\u2019re on vacation and are definitely entitled to a little indulgence when it comes to eating. Luckily, indulgence doesn\u2019t have to mean every meal is filled with buttery\/sugary\/greasy deliciousness where you\u2019ll probably wind up going home heavier than when you arrived.\u00a0\nInstead of treating yourself at every meal, experts say pick and choose how you want to indulge wisely. \u201cYou can and should let yourself enjoy one \u2018cheat\u2019 food each day, but be selective and pick something that is unique to that destination,\u201d advises New York-based nutritionist Joy Bauer to the New York Times<\/a> .\u00a0\nWhether it\u2019s enjoying Jamaica\u2019s fresh, local delicacies at any one of the four restaurants at Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> in Ocho Rios, or satiating your sweet tooth with one of famed pastry chef Antonio Bachour's signature desserts<\/a> at Beach Palace<\/a> in the Cancun Hotel Zone,\u00a0the key to enjoying your vacation to the maximum is balancing indulgence with prudence.\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2077","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-banner-cover_42.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"300630","status":"1","timestamp":"1535571149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2079","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_114.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"131051","status":"1","timestamp":"1535571149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-08-29 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1423","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2081","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_65.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"150625","status":"1","timestamp":"1535571149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2082","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_54.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"110460","status":"1","timestamp":"1535571149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1432","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2089","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_79.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"46335","status":"1","timestamp":"1535571234","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1424","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2083","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_74.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"26632","status":"1","timestamp":"1535571149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1425","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Crystal McCormick<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

Gone are the days when all vacations were simply excuses to overindulge in food and drink, with guilt accompanying extra pounds as travelers board their flights home.
\r\nHealthy habits are no longer only confined to building your ultimate swimwear body. Today, they carry through the entire vacation, and often serve as the theme of the trip in the first place (see wellness vacations!).
\r\nTo make sure you don\u2019t throw all that hard work away on a two-week vacation, we\u2019ve rounded up 9 simple ways to have a fun and healthy vacation, without leaving with an unwanted souvenir around your midsection.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Crystal McCormick\n\nGone are the days when all vacations were simply excuses to overindulge in food and drink, with guilt accompanying extra pounds as travelers board their flights home.\nHealthy habits are no longer only confined to building your ultimate swimwear body. Today, they carry through the entire vacation, and often serve as the theme of the trip in the first place (see wellness vacations!).\nTo make sure you don\u2019t throw all that hard work away on a two-week vacation, we\u2019ve rounded up 9 simple ways to have a fun and healthy vacation, without leaving with an unwanted souvenir around your midsection."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1426","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

1. Have a Good Breakfast<\/strong>
\r\nWe\u2019ve all heard the first meal of the day is the most important, and this is especially true while on vacation. Not only will eating a healthy breakfast fuel you for the day ahead, but starting the day off with a large, healthy breakfast can halt those midday cravings that often lead to overindulgence. 
\r\nAll-inclusives like
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/a> offer breakfast buffets with plenty of healthy options, including plenty of fresh fruit to compliment your eggs and toast so that you concentrate on good times and not gluttony on your trip. 
\r\n2. Enjoy Frequent Meals<\/strong>
\r\nBetween sightseeing and fun in the sun, it\u2019s all too easy to forget to eat while on holiday, but extreme hunger is a surefire way to sabotage your healthy habits. 
\r\n
Some studies suggest <\/a>eating five small meals throughout your day instead of three large meals to keep your metabolism in high gear and avoid food sitting in your stomach, making you feel full and sluggish. Another benefit is that eating small amounts of food will provide you with sustained energy, without the risk of additional calories stored as fat.
\r\n3. Don\u2019t Drink Too Much Calories<\/strong>
\r\nOne of the easiest ways to gain unwanted vacation weight is to overindulge in too many cocktails. Though relaxing by the pool with an umbrella-adorned beverage is part of the experience, you might want to stop short of that morning Bloody Mary. Save it for an afternoon beachside margarita or a couple of glasses of wine with dinner. Otherwise, you\u2019ll hit your calorie count for the day through a liquid diet \u2013 and probably welcome in some unwanted hangovers, as well.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"1. Have a Good Breakfast<\/strong>\nWe\u2019ve all heard the first meal of the day is the most important, and this is especially true while on vacation. Not only will eating a healthy breakfast fuel you for the day ahead, but starting the day off with a large, healthy breakfast can halt those midday cravings that often lead to overindulgence.\u00a0\nAll-inclusives like
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/a> offer breakfast buffets with plenty of healthy options, including plenty of fresh fruit to compliment your eggs and toast so that you concentrate on good times and not gluttony on your trip.\u00a0\n2. Enjoy Frequent Meals<\/strong>\nBetween sightseeing and fun in the sun, it\u2019s all too easy to forget to eat while on holiday, but extreme hunger is a surefire way to sabotage your healthy habits.\u00a0\nSome studies suggest\u00a0<\/a>eating five small meals throughout your day instead of three large meals to keep your metabolism in high gear and avoid food sitting in your stomach, making you feel full and sluggish.\u00a0Another benefit is that eating small amounts of food will provide you with sustained energy, without the risk of additional calories stored as fat.\n3. Don\u2019t Drink Too Much Calories<\/strong>\nOne of the easiest ways to gain unwanted vacation weight is to overindulge in too many cocktails. Though relaxing by the pool with an umbrella-adorned beverage is part of the experience, you might want to stop short of that morning Bloody Mary. Save it for an afternoon beachside margarita or a couple of glasses of wine with dinner. Otherwise, you\u2019ll hit your calorie count for the day through a liquid diet \u2013 and probably welcome in some unwanted hangovers, as well."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1427","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

4. Shop the Local Markets for Fruits and Veggies<\/strong>
\r\nJust because you are away from home does not mean that you\u2019re confined to eating at restaurants for every meal.
\r\nWhen vacationing in Jamaica and Cancun, there are tons of local street stands and markets that make it easy to stock up on healthy options, such as
 fresh local fruit<\/a>, sliced veggies, or other native foods to store in your hotel refrigerator. Whether a salad or mixed veggies<\/a>, getting in your daily greens while on vacation provides lots of healthy nutrients, plus they\u2019re full of water and fiber that will help curb your appetite.
\r\n5. Burn Off the Extra Calories<\/strong>
\r\nIf counting calories and limiting your portions is the last thing you want to do while on vacation, focus on staying active to prevent putting on unwanted pounds.
\r\nAt
Palace Resorts<\/a> and Moon Palace Resorts<\/a>, there\u2019s a plethora of exciting (and calorie-burning) activities that will keep weight gain at bay. With everything from Zumba and CrossFit-style classes, to a private instructor-led aqua spinning class, you can find the perfect balance of exercise and fun.
\r\n6. Load Up on H20<\/strong>
\r\nIt\u2019s common to mistake thirst for hunger, making it easy to reach for a snack or a full-blown meal instead of a bottle of water. 
\r\nTo keep hydrated instead of overeating, drink a glass or two of water when a food craving hits, and then wait. If you are still feeling pangs of hunger, find a good snack or meal option like almonds or some locally sourced fruit. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"4. Shop the Local Markets for Fruits and Veggies<\/strong>\nJust because you are away from home does not mean that you\u2019re confined to eating at restaurants for every meal.\nWhen vacationing in Jamaica and Cancun, there are tons of local street stands and markets that make it easy to stock up on healthy options, such as
\u00a0fresh local fruit<\/a>, sliced veggies, or other native foods to store in your hotel refrigerator. Whether a salad or mixed veggies<\/a>, getting in your daily greens while on vacation provides lots of healthy nutrients, plus they\u2019re full of water and fiber that will help curb your appetite.\n5. Burn Off the Extra Calories<\/strong>\nIf counting calories and limiting your portions is the last thing you want to do while on vacation, focus on staying active to prevent putting on unwanted pounds.\nAt Palace Resorts<\/a> and Moon Palace Resorts<\/a>, there\u2019s a plethora of exciting (and calorie-burning) activities that will keep weight gain at bay. With everything from Zumba and CrossFit-style classes, to a private instructor-led aqua spinning class, you can find the perfect balance of exercise and fun.\n6. Load Up on H20<\/strong>\nIt\u2019s common to mistake thirst for hunger, making it easy to reach for a snack or a full-blown meal instead of a bottle of water.\u00a0\nTo keep hydrated instead of overeating, drink a glass or two of water when a food craving hits, and then wait. If you are still feeling pangs of hunger, find a good snack or meal option like almonds or some locally sourced fruit.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1428","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

7. Try a Wellness Vacation<\/strong>
\r\nWellness vacations are not only
one of the latest travel trends<\/a><\/strong>, but they're also the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing holiday without sacrificing healthy choices.
\r\nWhen vacationing in Mexico, you can take advantage of the
wellness suites at Moon Palace Cancun <\/a>which offers direct access to an exclusive Wellness Area pool, special room service menu with healthy options, access to aqua spinning bikes, a private instructor, and more. 
\r\n 8. Mind Your Portions<\/strong>
\r\nYou don\u2019t have to deprive yourself from eating and trying new foods while on your getaway, just remember to control the size of your portions at each meal<\/strong>, since portion control can make or break your healthy eating habits, especially with restaurants super-sizing meals. 
\r\nWhen eating at a restaurant, order a few small appetizer plates instead of one main entree.  By ordering smaller portions, you can sample more of the delicious local food while watching your waistline. 
\r\n9. Pace Yourself<\/strong>
\r\nLet\u2019s not kid ourselves, you\u2019re on vacation and are definitely entitled to a little indulgence when it comes to eating. Luckily, indulgence doesn\u2019t have to mean every meal is filled with buttery\/sugary\/greasy deliciousness where you\u2019ll probably wind up going home heavier than when you arrived. 
\r\nInstead of treating yourself at every meal, experts say pick and choose how you want to indulge wisely. \u201cYou can and should let yourself enjoy one \u2018cheat\u2019 food each day, but be selective and pick something that is unique to that destination,\u201d advises New York-based nutritionist Joy Bauer to the
New York Times<\/a> . 
\r\nWhether it\u2019s enjoying Jamaica\u2019s fresh, local delicacies at any one of the four restaurants at
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> in Ocho Rios, or satiating your sweet tooth with one of famed pastry chef Antonio Bachour's signature desserts<\/a> at Beach Palace<\/a> in the Cancun Hotel Zone, the key to enjoying your vacation to the maximum is balancing indulgence with prudence.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"7. Try a Wellness Vacation<\/strong>\nWellness vacations are not only one of the latest travel trends<\/a><\/strong>, but they're also the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing holiday without sacrificing healthy choices.\nWhen vacationing in Mexico, you can take advantage of the wellness suites at Moon Palace Cancun\u00a0<\/a>which offers direct access to an exclusive Wellness Area pool, special room service menu with healthy options, access to aqua spinning bikes, a private instructor, and more.\u00a0\n\u00a08. Mind Your Portions<\/strong>\nYou don\u2019t have to deprive yourself from eating and trying new foods while on your getaway, just remember to control the size of your portions at each meal<\/strong>, since portion control can make or break your healthy eating habits, especially with restaurants super-sizing meals.\u00a0\nWhen eating at a restaurant, order a few small appetizer plates instead of one main entree. \u00a0By ordering smaller portions, you can sample more of the delicious local food while watching your waistline.\u00a0\n9. Pace Yourself<\/strong>\nLet\u2019s not kid ourselves, you\u2019re on vacation and are definitely entitled to a little indulgence when it comes to eating. Luckily, indulgence doesn\u2019t have to mean every meal is filled with buttery\/sugary\/greasy deliciousness where you\u2019ll probably wind up going home heavier than when you arrived.\u00a0\nInstead of treating yourself at every meal, experts say pick and choose how you want to indulge wisely. \u201cYou can and should let yourself enjoy one \u2018cheat\u2019 food each day, but be selective and pick something that is unique to that destination,\u201d advises New York-based nutritionist Joy Bauer to the New York Times<\/a> .\u00a0\nWhether it\u2019s enjoying Jamaica\u2019s fresh, local delicacies at any one of the four restaurants at Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> in Ocho Rios, or satiating your sweet tooth with one of famed pastry chef Antonio Bachour's signature desserts<\/a> at Beach Palace<\/a> in the Cancun Hotel Zone,\u00a0the key to enjoying your vacation to the maximum is balancing indulgence with prudence."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Healthy Eating on Vacation: ","format":null,"safe_value":"Healthy Eating on Vacation: "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"It\u2019s no surprise that vegan and vegetarian options have increased 183% and 218% over the past year according to Trekk Soft\u2019s \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019\u201d but the truth is that travelers have to take responsibility for their eating, even, and especially, when on vacation. ","format":null,"safe_value":"It\u2019s no surprise that vegan and vegetarian options have increased 183% and 218% over the past year according to Trekk Soft\u2019s \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019\u201d but the truth is that travelers have to take responsibility for their eating, even, and especially, when on vacation. "}]},"field_summary":{"und":[{"id":"1429","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Delicious and Practical Tips for Making Most of Vacation Meals","format":null,"safe_value":"Delicious and Practical Tips for Making Most of Vacation Meals"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"The days of leaving your healthy habits at home during your vacation are over. Here's how to do it without sacrificing culinary pleasure. ","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"The days of leaving your healthy habits at home during your vacation are over. 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\r\nYou might want to listen to what
Ironman Cozumel<\/a> participants have to say about visiting the island paradise. After all, they know the island like no one else, inside out, underwater, on land by bike or on foot, and arriving via ferry or airplane.
\r\nFor coming up on a decade, triathletes have descended on Cozumel in the autumn to take part in one of the most challenging and undoubtedly beautiful courses on the Ironman circuit. They immerse themselves in everything Cozumel, literally and figuratively, and they have rave reviews about the race and island paradise.
\r\nRecord Breaking Ironman Comes Back to Cozumel<\/strong>
\r\nTake Luis Alvarez. The 55-year-old former high-powered business executive turned extreme sports junkie who probably knows more about the Cozumel Ironman than just about anyone. The reason? He has participated in every Ironman Cozumel competition since its creation 9 years ago, and will do so once again in his 10th, this November.
\r\nA case can be made that Alvarez might just be the
most accomplished Ironman<\/a> triathlete in history, in terms of sheer participation. So far, he has competed in more than 130, ranking him in the top 5 of all time. He also holds a number of unique Ironman records, including his claim that he is the only ever athlete to race in every Ironman venue past and present. That record will never be matched, since some of the Ironman competitions no longer exist, preventing other triathletes from matching it.
\r\nAlvarez has competed in 14 Ironman competitions in the same year, with four of those races taking place on consecutive weekends on three different continents, and has competed in two different Ironman competitions on consecutive days on different continents.
\r\nWhat Separates Ironman Cozumel from Rest<\/strong>
\r\nEven having seen so many Ironman competitions on different continents and over such a long period of time, the Ironman Cozumel competition remains one of Alvarez\u2019s favorites.
\r\n\u201cIt has the best swimming in the world. The waters of Cozumel are like a swimming pool. It\u2019s so clear and the current helps you so much you feel like you are flying,\u201d Alvarez said.
\r\nIn fact, the only downside to the immaculate waters of the Ironman Cozumel swimming competition is that you can get distracted by looking at all the incredible sea life. \u201cYou can get lost in all the fish. It\u2019s the prettiest and easiest swim in the perfect temperature \u2013 no wetsuit required,\u201d he added.
\r\nThe Monterrey-born, Mexico City-based triathlete, goes on to explain that although the swimming part of the competition is a treat, the other facets make Ironman Cozumel a challenge for competitors. \u201cIt\u2019s a very tough and windy course,\u201d Alvarez explained, \u201cIt\u2019s very flat but with headwinds sometimes reaching 20 to 30 kilometers on the Caribbean side of the island, it is as challenging as any in the world.
\r\nCome for The Race, Stay for the Place<\/strong>
\r\nAs much as Alvarez is an ambassador for triathlons, he is equally complimentary of Cozumel as a destination to visit. The extreme sports junkie strongly recommends that visitors to the island stay extra days to take advantage of all that it offers.
\r\n\u201cIf you snorkel or scuba dive you have to take advantage of Cozumel. It has among the best reefs to explore in the world.\u201d
\r\nFor those looking to explore the land side of the island, Alvarez was just a complimentary. \u201cEnjoy the nightlife and restaurants downtown, they are amazing.\u201d
\r\nThe proximity and access to Playa del Carmen, Cancun and the entire Riviera Maya, makes Cozumel the perfect location to take in or participate in the Ironman competition while sneaking in some much-needed R&R.
\r\nCozumel Palace Serves Ironman Up on a Platter<\/strong>
\r\nMiguel Castillo might not have as many Ironman\u2019s under his belt as Alvarez, but he knows the Cozumel triathlon is unique and not to be missed.
\r\nBeyond the beauty and challenge of Ironman Cozumel, Castillo said the island races represent a perfect opportunity to piggyback a post-race vacation to help relax and enjoy the total experience. He says many Ironmen take the opportunity to book stays at resorts like
Cozumel Palace<\/a> to make the most of their trip.
\r\n\u201cYou can arrive on Cozumel island a couple of days before your race, train without interruption, complete your race, and then spend a couple of days relaxing with all Cozumel has to offer afterwards.\u201d
\r\nSan Francisco web developer Lynne Tye and her boyfriend decided to participate in their first Ironman competition last year in Cozumel.
\r\nShe wrote a lengthy race report of her experience on her
blog<\/a>, including the advantages of staying at Cozumel Palace.
\r\n\u201cWe stayed at Cozumel Palace\u2026 and I loved it here. It is literally across the street from the Convention Center, and a block or two from the finish line. The food is great, the staff is incredible, and you can get room service at 5am before the restaurants open. Perfecto.\u201d","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Thinking about going to Cozumel in the fall?\nYou might want to listen to what
Ironman Cozumel<\/a> participants have to say about visiting the island paradise. After all, they know the island like no one else, inside out, underwater, on land by bike or on foot, and arriving via ferry or airplane.\nFor coming up on a decade, triathletes have descended on Cozumel in the autumn to take part in one of the most challenging and undoubtedly beautiful courses on the Ironman circuit. They immerse themselves in everything Cozumel, literally and figuratively, and they have rave reviews about the race and island paradise.\nRecord Breaking Ironman Comes Back to Cozumel<\/strong>\nTake Luis Alvarez. The 55-year-old former high-powered business executive turned extreme sports junkie who probably knows more about the Cozumel Ironman than just about anyone. The reason? He has participated in every Ironman Cozumel competition since its creation 9 years ago, and will do so once again in his 10th, this November.\nA case can be made that Alvarez might just be the most accomplished Ironman<\/a> triathlete in history, in terms of sheer participation. So far, he has competed in more than 130, ranking him in the top 5 of all time. He also holds a number of unique Ironman records, including his claim that he is the only ever athlete to race in every Ironman venue past and present. That record will never be matched, since some of the Ironman competitions no longer exist, preventing other triathletes from matching it.\nAlvarez has competed in 14 Ironman competitions in the same year, with four of those races taking place on consecutive weekends on three different continents, and has competed in two different Ironman competitions on consecutive days on different continents.\nWhat Separates Ironman Cozumel from Rest<\/strong>\nEven having seen so many Ironman competitions on different continents and over such a long period of time, the Ironman Cozumel competition remains one of Alvarez\u2019s favorites.\n\u201cIt has the best swimming in the world. The waters of Cozumel are like a swimming pool. It\u2019s so clear and the current helps you so much you feel like you are flying,\u201d Alvarez said.\nIn fact, the only downside to the immaculate waters of the Ironman Cozumel swimming competition is that you can get distracted by looking at all the incredible sea life. \u201cYou can get lost in all the fish. It\u2019s the prettiest and easiest swim in the perfect temperature \u2013 no wetsuit required,\u201d he added.\nThe Monterrey-born, Mexico City-based triathlete, goes on to explain that although the swimming part of the competition is a treat, the other facets make Ironman Cozumel a challenge for competitors. \u201cIt\u2019s a very tough and windy course,\u201d Alvarez explained, \u201cIt\u2019s very flat but with headwinds sometimes reaching 20 to 30 kilometers on the Caribbean side of the island, it is as challenging as any in the world.\nCome for The Race, Stay for the Place<\/strong>\nAs much as Alvarez is an ambassador for triathlons, he is equally complimentary of Cozumel as a destination to visit. The extreme sports junkie strongly recommends that visitors to the island stay extra days to take advantage of all that it offers.\n\u201cIf you snorkel or scuba dive you have to take advantage of Cozumel. It has among the best reefs to explore in the world.\u201d\nFor those looking to explore the land side of the island, Alvarez was just a complimentary. \u201cEnjoy the nightlife and restaurants downtown, they are amazing.\u201d\nThe proximity and access to Playa del Carmen, Cancun and the entire Riviera Maya, makes Cozumel the perfect location to take in or participate in the Ironman competition while sneaking in some much-needed R&R.\nCozumel Palace Serves Ironman Up on a Platter<\/strong>\nMiguel Castillo might not have as many Ironman\u2019s under his belt as Alvarez, but he knows the Cozumel triathlon is unique and not to be missed.\nBeyond the beauty and challenge of Ironman Cozumel, Castillo said the island races represent a perfect opportunity to piggyback a post-race vacation to help relax and enjoy the total experience. He says many Ironmen take the opportunity to book stays at resorts like Cozumel Palace<\/a> to make the most of their trip.\n\u201cYou can arrive on Cozumel island a couple of days before your race, train without interruption, complete your race, and then spend a couple of days relaxing with all Cozumel has to offer afterwards.\u201d\nSan Francisco web developer Lynne Tye and her boyfriend decided to participate in their first Ironman competition last year in Cozumel.\nShe wrote a lengthy race report of her experience on her blog<\/a>, including the advantages of staying at Cozumel Palace.\n\u201cWe stayed at Cozumel Palace\u2026 and I loved it here. It is literally across the street from the Convention Center, and a block or two from the finish line. The food is great, the staff is incredible, and you can get room service at 5am before the restaurants open. 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Thinking about going to Cozumel in the fall?
\r\nYou might want to listen to what
Ironman Cozumel<\/a> participants have to say about visiting the island paradise. After all, they know the island like no one else, inside out, underwater, on land by bike or on foot, and arriving via ferry or airplane.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Thinking about going to Cozumel in the fall?\nYou might want to listen to what Ironman Cozumel<\/a> participants have to say about visiting the island paradise. After all, they know the island like no one else, inside out, underwater, on land by bike or on foot, and arriving via ferry or airplane."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1417","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

They immerse themselves in everything Cozumel, literally and figuratively, and they have rave reviews about the race and island paradise.
\r\nRecord Breaking Ironman Comes Back to Cozumel<\/strong>
\r\nTake Luis Alvarez. The 55-year-old former high-powered business executive turned extreme sports junkie who probably knows more about the Cozumel Ironman than just about anyone. The reason? He has participated in every Ironman Cozumel competition since its creation 9 years ago, and will do so once again in his 10th, this November.
\r\nA case can be made that Alvarez might just be the
most accomplished Ironman<\/a> triathlete in history, in terms of sheer participation. So far, he has competed in more than 130, ranking him in the top 5 of all time. He also holds a number of unique Ironman records, including his claim that he is the only ever athlete to race in every Ironman venue past and present. That record will never be matched, since some of the Ironman competitions no longer exist, preventing other triathletes from matching it.
\r\nAlvarez has competed in 14 Ironman competitions in the same year, with four of those races taking place on consecutive weekends on three different continents, and has competed in two different Ironman competitions on consecutive days on different continents.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"They immerse themselves in everything Cozumel, literally and figuratively, and they have rave reviews about the race and island paradise.\nRecord Breaking Ironman Comes Back to Cozumel<\/strong>\nTake Luis Alvarez. The 55-year-old former high-powered business executive turned extreme sports junkie who probably knows more about the Cozumel Ironman than just about anyone. The reason? He has participated in every Ironman Cozumel competition since its creation 9 years ago, and will do so once again in his 10th, this November.\nA case can be made that Alvarez might just be the
most accomplished Ironman<\/a> triathlete in history, in terms of sheer participation. So far, he has competed in more than 130, ranking him in the top 5 of all time. He also holds a number of unique Ironman records, including his claim that he is the only ever athlete to race in every Ironman venue past and present. That record will never be matched, since some of the Ironman competitions no longer exist, preventing other triathletes from matching it.\nAlvarez has competed in 14 Ironman competitions in the same year, with four of those races taking place on consecutive weekends on three different continents, and has competed in two different Ironman competitions on consecutive days on different continents."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1418","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"What Separates Ironman Cozumel from Rest","format":null,"safe_value":"What Separates Ironman Cozumel from Rest"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Even having seen so many Ironman competitions on different continents and over such a long period of time, the Ironman Cozumel competition remains one of Alvarez\u2019s favorites.
\r\n\u201cIt has the best swimming in the world. The waters of Cozumel are like a swimming pool. It\u2019s so clear and the current helps you so much you feel like you are flying,\u201d Alvarez said.
\r\nIn fact, the only downside to the immaculate waters of the Ironman Cozumel swimming competition is that you can get distracted by looking at all the incredible sea life. \u201cYou can get lost in all the fish. It\u2019s the prettiest and easiest swim in the perfect temperature \u2013 no wetsuit required,\u201d he added.
\r\nThe Monterrey-born, Mexico City-based triathlete, goes on to explain that although the swimming part of the competition is a treat, the other facets make Ironman Cozumel a challenge for competitors. \u201cIt\u2019s a very tough and windy course,\u201d Alvarez explained, \u201cIt\u2019s very flat but with headwinds sometimes reaching 20 to 30 kilometers on the Caribbean side of the island, it is as challenging as any in the world.
\r\nCome for The Race, Stay for the Place<\/strong>
\r\nAs much as Alvarez is an ambassador for triathlons, he is equally complimentary of Cozumel as a destination to visit. The extreme sports junkie strongly recommends that visitors to the island stay extra days to take advantage of all that it offers.
\r\n\u201cIf you snorkel or scuba dive you have to take advantage of Cozumel. It has among the best reefs to explore in the world.\u201d
\r\nFor those looking to explore the land side of the island, Alvarez was just a complimentary. \u201cEnjoy the nightlife and restaurants downtown, they are amazing.\u201d
\r\nThe proximity and access to Playa del Carmen, Cancun and the entire Riviera Maya, makes Cozumel the perfect location to take in or participate in the Ironman competition while sneaking in some much-needed R&R.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Even having seen so many Ironman competitions on different continents and over such a long period of time, the Ironman Cozumel competition remains one of Alvarez\u2019s favorites.\n\u201cIt has the best swimming in the world. The waters of Cozumel are like a swimming pool. It\u2019s so clear and the current helps you so much you feel like you are flying,\u201d Alvarez said.\nIn fact, the only downside to the immaculate waters of the Ironman Cozumel swimming competition is that you can get distracted by looking at all the incredible sea life. \u201cYou can get lost in all the fish. It\u2019s the prettiest and easiest swim in the perfect temperature \u2013 no wetsuit required,\u201d he added.\nThe Monterrey-born, Mexico City-based triathlete, goes on to explain that although the swimming part of the competition is a treat, the other facets make Ironman Cozumel a challenge for competitors. \u201cIt\u2019s a very tough and windy course,\u201d Alvarez explained, \u201cIt\u2019s very flat but with headwinds sometimes reaching 20 to 30 kilometers on the Caribbean side of the island, it is as challenging as any in the world.\nCome for The Race, Stay for the Place<\/strong>\nAs much as Alvarez is an ambassador for triathlons, he is equally complimentary of Cozumel as a destination to visit. The extreme sports junkie strongly recommends that visitors to the island stay extra days to take advantage of all that it offers.\n\u201cIf you snorkel or scuba dive you have to take advantage of Cozumel. It has among the best reefs to explore in the world.\u201d\nFor those looking to explore the land side of the island, Alvarez was just a complimentary. \u201cEnjoy the nightlife and restaurants downtown, they are amazing.\u201d\nThe proximity and access to Playa del Carmen, Cancun and the entire Riviera Maya, makes Cozumel the perfect location to take in or participate in the Ironman competition while sneaking in some much-needed R&R."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1419","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Cozumel Palace Serves Ironman Up on a Platter","format":null,"safe_value":"Cozumel Palace Serves Ironman Up on a Platter"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Miguel Castillo might not have as many Ironman\u2019s under his belt as Alvarez, but he knows the Cozumel triathlon is unique and not to be missed.
\r\nBeyond the beauty and challenge of Ironman Cozumel, Castillo said the island races represent a perfect opportunity to piggyback a post-race vacation to help relax and enjoy the total experience. He says many Ironmen take the opportunity to book stays at resorts like
Cozumel Palace<\/a> to make the most of their trip.
\r\n\u201cYou can arrive on Cozumel island a couple of days before your race, train without interruption, complete your race, and then spend a couple of days relaxing with all Cozumel has to offer afterwards.\u201d
\r\nSan Francisco web developer Lynne Tye and her boyfriend decided to participate in their first Ironman competition last year in Cozumel.
\r\nShe wrote a lengthy race report of her experience on her
blog<\/a>, including the advantages of staying at Cozumel Palace.
\r\n\u201cWe stayed at Cozumel Palace\u2026 and I loved it here. It is literally across the street from the Convention Center, and a block or two from the finish line. The food is great, the staff is incredible, and you can get room service at 5am before the restaurants open. Perfecto.\u201d<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Miguel Castillo might not have as many Ironman\u2019s under his belt as Alvarez, but he knows the Cozumel triathlon is unique and not to be missed.\nBeyond the beauty and challenge of Ironman Cozumel, Castillo said the island races represent a perfect opportunity to piggyback a post-race vacation to help relax and enjoy the total experience. He says many Ironmen take the opportunity to book stays at resorts like
Cozumel Palace<\/a> to make the most of their trip.\n\u201cYou can arrive on Cozumel island a couple of days before your race, train without interruption, complete your race, and then spend a couple of days relaxing with all Cozumel has to offer afterwards.\u201d\nSan Francisco web developer Lynne Tye and her boyfriend decided to participate in their first Ironman competition last year in Cozumel.\nShe wrote a lengthy race report of her experience on her blog<\/a>, including the advantages of staying at Cozumel Palace.\n\u201cWe stayed at Cozumel Palace\u2026 and I loved it here. It is literally across the street from the Convention Center, and a block or two from the finish line. The food is great, the staff is incredible, and you can get room service at 5am before the restaurants open. Perfecto.\u201d"}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Take It From Ironmen","format":null,"safe_value":"Take It From Ironmen"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"For coming up on a decade, triathletes have descended on Cozumel in the autumn to take part in one of the most challenging and undoubtedly beautiful courses on the Ironman circuit. ","format":null,"safe_value":"For coming up on a decade, triathletes have descended on Cozumel in the autumn to take part in one of the most challenging and undoubtedly beautiful courses on the Ironman circuit. 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\r\n 
\r\nEven though Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, it's not too late to satiate your craving for a final summer holiday with a quick getaway to Caribbean destinations like Mexico and Jamaica. The best part \u2013 last minute plans include amazing deals at
incredible resorts<\/a> in both destinations.
\r\n 
\r\nAccording to a
report from Kayak<\/a>, flights to Cancun continue to be among the most affordable of any international destination even in late-August, while an island-escape to Jamaica is \u201cone of Labor Day weekend\u2019s most affordable options.\u201d
\r\n 
\r\nWhether you\u2019re looking to say goodbye to the summer by feeling the sand between your toes, jumping into some heart-pumping adventure, or getting a taste of local culture, we\u2019ve compiled a list of ways to make sure you make the most of your Labor Day vacation in 2018.
\r\n 
\r\nSoak Up the Last Days of Summer<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nAlthough it\u2019s pretty much year-round summer in the Caribbean, for most of us, Labor Day marks the start of falling leaves, cooler weather, and sadly, fewer days at the beach.
\r\n 
\r\nMake the most of your last vacation of summer by enjoying all that makes the Caribbean one of the most popular destinations for a getaway. From lounging on flawless beaches to taking a dip in turquoise waters, scenic spots like
Cancun<\/a> and Jamaica<\/a> are just the place to bid summer adieu with utter relaxation.
\r\n 
\r\nAdd a Little Adventure <\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nOne of the best ways to enjoy your Labor Day vacation in the Caribbean is to take advantage of all the heart-pumping adventures that await.
\r\n 
\r\nLooking for a unique way to experience nature? Grab your swimsuit and explore one of the many 
natural limestone swimming holes<\/a> in Mexico, known as cenotes. Want your Labor Day experience to include a tropical rainforest extravaganza?  Try channeling your inner Olympian and zip through mountainous rainforests on the Jamaican Bobsled Attraction<\/a> at Ocho Rios\u2019 Mystic Mountain<\/a>.
\r\n 
\r\nTake Advantage of Seasonal Food<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nLet\u2019s face it, eating is one of the best parts of a vacation, and one of the best parts of a season change is all of the 
delicious fresh local food<\/a> that becomes available, especially in the Caribbean.
\r\n 
\r\nWhether its sampling fresh Ackee, the national fruit of Jamaica, Soursop, the large green-skinned fruit with a cottony white pulp, or feasting on fresh, succulent lobster, there\u2019s plenty of seasonal fare to indulge in during your Jamaican Labor Day getaway.
\r\n 
\r\nOne of the great things about booking at all-inclusive resorts like
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>, is that your dining options are seemingly endless with gastronomic treats from 10 high-end restaurants<\/a>, including French, Italian, Lebanese, and Peruvian cuisine.
\r\n 
\r\nEnjoy Some Kid-Free Time<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nFor many parents, Labor Day is synonymous with back to school time and the beginning of the hectic daily grind of checking homework, packing lunches, and carpool lanes. All good reasons to sneak in one last getaway without the kids at a destination that epitomizes romance and exclusivity.
\r\n 
\r\nA Labor Day Trip to
Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a> makes it a breeze for adults to enjoy some R&R while taking in the breathtaking views of Los Cabos, indulging in gourmet dining, and taking advantage of the world class amenities that makes Le Blanc stand in a league of their own.
\r\n 
\r\nGet Your Spa On<\/strong>
\r\n 
\r\nPerhaps more than any other time of the year, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to give your skin some tender loving care, especially after too many days of fun in the sun, sand, and surf.
\r\n 
\r\nFrom rehydrating vitamin C facials to Diamond Energy Intensive treatment, which provides luminosity, elasticity, and firmness, the renowned
Awe Spa at Palace Resorts<\/a> has all of your skincare needs covered, leaving your skin replenished and ready to take on the cooler months ahead.
\r\n 
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"In recent years, savvy travelers have increasingly looked to
Labor Day<\/a> to squeeze the last bit of family and romantic vacations in before bracing for the cooler months and the onset of angst-filled holidays.\n\u00a0\nEven though Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, it's not too late to satiate your craving for a final summer holiday with a quick getaway to Caribbean destinations like Mexico\u00a0and Jamaica. The best part \u2013 last minute plans include amazing deals at incredible resorts<\/a> in both destinations.\n\u00a0\nAccording to a report from Kayak<\/a>, flights to Cancun continue to be among the most affordable of any international destination even in late-August, while an island-escape to Jamaica is \u201cone of Labor Day weekend\u2019s most affordable options.\u201d\n\u00a0\nWhether you\u2019re looking to say goodbye to the summer by feeling the sand between your toes, jumping into some heart-pumping adventure, or getting a taste of local culture, we\u2019ve compiled a list of ways to make sure you make the most of your Labor Day vacation in 2018.\n\u00a0\nSoak Up the Last Days of Summer<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nAlthough it\u2019s pretty much year-round summer in the Caribbean, for most of us, Labor Day marks the start of falling leaves, cooler weather, and sadly, fewer days at the beach.\n\u00a0\nMake the most of your last vacation of summer by enjoying all that makes the Caribbean one of the most popular destinations for a getaway. From lounging on flawless beaches to taking a dip in turquoise waters, scenic spots like Cancun<\/a> and Jamaica<\/a> are just the place to bid summer adieu with utter relaxation.\n\u00a0\nAdd a Little Adventure\u00a0<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nOne of the best ways to enjoy your Labor Day vacation in the Caribbean is to take advantage of all the heart-pumping adventures that await.\n\u00a0\nLooking for a unique way to experience nature? Grab your swimsuit and explore one of the many\u00a0natural limestone swimming holes<\/a>\u00a0in Mexico, known as cenotes. Want your Labor Day experience to include a tropical rainforest extravaganza?\u00a0 Try channeling your inner Olympian and zip through mountainous rainforests on the\u00a0Jamaican Bobsled Attraction<\/a> at Ocho Rios\u2019 Mystic Mountain<\/a>.\n\u00a0\nTake Advantage of Seasonal Food<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nLet\u2019s face it, eating is one of the best parts of a vacation, and one of the best parts of a season change is all of the\u00a0delicious fresh local food<\/a>\u00a0that becomes available, especially in the Caribbean.\n\u00a0\nWhether its sampling fresh Ackee, the national fruit of Jamaica, Soursop, the large green-skinned fruit with a\u00a0cottony white pulp, or feasting on fresh, succulent lobster, there\u2019s plenty of seasonal fare to indulge in during your Jamaican Labor Day getaway.\n\u00a0\nOne of the great things about booking at all-inclusive resorts like The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>, is that your dining options are seemingly endless with gastronomic treats from 10 high-end restaurants<\/a>, including French, Italian, Lebanese, and Peruvian cuisine.\n\u00a0\nEnjoy Some Kid-Free Time<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nFor many parents, Labor Day is synonymous with back to school time and the beginning of the hectic daily grind of checking homework, packing lunches, and carpool lanes. All good reasons to sneak in one last getaway without the kids at a destination that epitomizes romance and exclusivity.\n\u00a0\nA Labor Day Trip to Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a>\u00a0makes it a breeze for adults to enjoy some R&R while taking in the breathtaking views of Los Cabos, indulging in gourmet dining, and taking advantage of the world class amenities that makes Le Blanc stand in a league of their own.\n\u00a0\nGet Your Spa On<\/strong>\n\u00a0\nPerhaps more than any other time of the year, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to give your skin some tender loving care, especially after too many days of fun in the sun, sand, and surf.\n\u00a0\nFrom rehydrating vitamin C facials to Diamond Energy Intensive treatment, which provides luminosity, elasticity, and firmness, the renowned Awe Spa at Palace Resorts<\/a> has all of your skincare needs covered, leaving your skin replenished and ready to take on the cooler months ahead.\n\u00a0\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2045","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_32.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"113429","status":"1","timestamp":"1534269366","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Couple sitting facing the sea on their summer holidays for the Labor day","title":"Labor day relaxing in paradise","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2044","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_112.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"71336","status":"1","timestamp":"1534269366","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Couple sitting facing the sea on their summer holidays for the Labor day","title":"Labor day relaxing in paradise","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-08-14 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1403","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2043","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_61.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"169072","status":"1","timestamp":"1534269366","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Friends enjoying of the summer holidays on the Labor day","title":"Beach, breeze and fun for the Labor day","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2047","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_51.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"92756","status":"1","timestamp":"1534269366","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Couple sitting facing the sea on their summer holidays for the Labor day","title":"Labor day relaxing in paradise","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1404","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2042","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_77.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"88574","status":"1","timestamp":"1534269366","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Couple enjoying the best amenities on the Labor Day","title":"The best amenities for your Labor Day are in the Caribbean","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1405","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2048","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_72.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"52586","status":"1","timestamp":"1534269366","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Enjoy the best Caribbean drinks in your summer holidays Labor Day","title":"Enjoy the best Caribbean drinks in your summer holidays Labor Day","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1406","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Crystal McCormick<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

In recent years, savvy travelers have increasingly looked to Labor Day<\/a> to squeeze the last bit of family and romantic vacations in before bracing for the cooler months and the onset of angst-filled holidays.
\r\nEven though Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, it's not too late to satiate your craving for a final summer holiday with a quick getaway to Caribbean destinations like Mexico and Jamaica. The best part \u2013 last minute plans include amazing deals at
incredible resorts<\/a> in both destinations.
\r\nAccording to a
report from Kayak<\/a>, flights to Cancun continue to be among the most affordable of any international destination even in late-August, while an island-escape to Jamaica is \u201cone of Labor Day weekend\u2019s most affordable options.\u201d<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Crystal McCormick\n\nIn recent years, savvy travelers have increasingly looked to Labor Day<\/a> to squeeze the last bit of family and romantic vacations in before bracing for the cooler months and the onset of angst-filled holidays.\nEven though Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, it's not too late to satiate your craving for a final summer holiday with a quick getaway to Caribbean destinations like Mexico\u00a0and Jamaica. The best part \u2013 last minute plans include amazing deals at incredible resorts<\/a> in both destinations.\nAccording to a report from Kayak<\/a>, flights to Cancun continue to be among the most affordable of any international destination even in late-August, while an island-escape to Jamaica is \u201cone of Labor Day weekend\u2019s most affordable options.\u201d"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1407","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Soak Up the Last Days of Summer<\/strong>
\r\nAlthough it\u2019s pretty much year-round summer in the Caribbean, for most of us, Labor Day marks the start of falling leaves, cooler weather, and sadly, fewer days at the beach.
\r\nMake the most of your last vacation of summer by enjoying all that makes the Caribbean one of the most popular destinations for a getaway. From lounging on flawless beaches to taking a dip in turquoise waters, scenic spots like
Cancun<\/a> and Jamaica<\/a> are just the place to bid summer adieu with utter relaxation.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Soak Up the Last Days of Summer<\/strong>\nAlthough it\u2019s pretty much year-round summer in the Caribbean, for most of us, Labor Day marks the start of falling leaves, cooler weather, and sadly, fewer days at the beach.\nMake the most of your last vacation of summer by enjoying all that makes the Caribbean one of the most popular destinations for a getaway. From lounging on flawless beaches to taking a dip in turquoise waters, scenic spots like Cancun<\/a> and Jamaica<\/a> are just the place to bid summer adieu with utter relaxation."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1408","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Add a Little Adventure <\/strong>
\r\nOne of the best ways to enjoy your Labor Day vacation in the Caribbean is to take advantage of all the heart-pumping adventures that await.
\r\nLooking for a unique way to experience nature? Grab your swimsuit and explore one of the many 
natural limestone swimming holes<\/a> in Mexico, known as cenotes. Want your Labor Day experience to include a tropical rainforest extravaganza?  Try channeling your inner Olympian and zip through mountainous rainforests on the Jamaican Bobsled Attraction<\/a> at Ocho Rios\u2019 Mystic Mountain<\/a>.
\r\nTake Advantage of Seasonal Food<\/strong>
\r\nLet\u2019s face it, eating is one of the best parts of a vacation, and one of the best parts of a season change is all of the 
delicious fresh local food<\/a> that becomes available, especially in the Caribbean.
\r\nWhether its sampling fresh Ackee, the national fruit of Jamaica, Soursop, the large green-skinned fruit with a cottony white pulp, or feasting on fresh, succulent lobster, there\u2019s plenty of seasonal fare to indulge in during your Jamaican Labor Day getaway.
\r\nOne of the great things about booking at all-inclusive resorts like
The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>, is that your dining options are seemingly endless with gastronomic treats from 10 high-end restaurants<\/a>, including French, Italian, Lebanese, and Peruvian cuisine.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Add a Little Adventure\u00a0<\/strong>\nOne of the best ways to enjoy your Labor Day vacation in the Caribbean is to take advantage of all the heart-pumping adventures that await.\nLooking for a unique way to experience nature? Grab your swimsuit and explore one of the many\u00a0natural limestone swimming holes<\/a>\u00a0in Mexico, known as cenotes. Want your Labor Day experience to include a tropical rainforest extravaganza?\u00a0 Try channeling your inner Olympian and zip through mountainous rainforests on the\u00a0Jamaican Bobsled Attraction<\/a> at Ocho Rios\u2019 Mystic Mountain<\/a>.\nTake Advantage of Seasonal Food<\/strong>\nLet\u2019s face it, eating is one of the best parts of a vacation, and one of the best parts of a season change is all of the\u00a0delicious fresh local food<\/a>\u00a0that becomes available, especially in the Caribbean.\nWhether its sampling fresh Ackee, the national fruit of Jamaica, Soursop, the large green-skinned fruit with a\u00a0cottony white pulp, or feasting on fresh, succulent lobster, there\u2019s plenty of seasonal fare to indulge in during your Jamaican Labor Day getaway.\nOne of the great things about booking at all-inclusive resorts like The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>, is that your dining options are seemingly endless with gastronomic treats from 10 high-end restaurants<\/a>, including French, Italian, Lebanese, and Peruvian cuisine."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1409","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Enjoy Some Kid-Free Time<\/strong>
\r\nFor many parents, Labor Day is synonymous with back to school time and the beginning of the hectic daily grind of checking homework, packing lunches, and carpool lanes. All good reasons to sneak in one last getaway without the kids at a destination that epitomizes romance and exclusivity.
\r\nA Labor Day Trip to
Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a> makes it a breeze for adults to enjoy some R&R while taking in the breathtaking views of Los Cabos, indulging in gourmet dining, and taking advantage of the world class amenities that makes Le Blanc stand in a league of their own.
\r\nGet Your Spa On<\/strong>
\r\nPerhaps more than any other time of the year, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to give your skin some tender loving care, especially after too many days of fun in the sun, sand, and surf.
\r\nFrom rehydrating vitamin C facials to Diamond Energy Intensive treatment, which provides luminosity, elasticity, and firmness, the renowned
Awe Spa at Palace Resorts<\/a> has all of your skincare needs covered, leaving your skin replenished and ready to take on the cooler months ahead.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Enjoy Some Kid-Free Time<\/strong>\nFor many parents, Labor Day is synonymous with back to school time and the beginning of the hectic daily grind of checking homework, packing lunches, and carpool lanes. All good reasons to sneak in one last getaway without the kids at a destination that epitomizes romance and exclusivity.\nA Labor Day Trip to Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos<\/a>\u00a0makes it a breeze for adults to enjoy some R&R while taking in the breathtaking views of Los Cabos, indulging in gourmet dining, and taking advantage of the world class amenities that makes Le Blanc stand in a league of their own.\nGet Your Spa On<\/strong>\nPerhaps more than any other time of the year, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to give your skin some tender loving care, especially after too many days of fun in the sun, sand, and surf.\nFrom rehydrating vitamin C facials to Diamond Energy Intensive treatment, which provides luminosity, elasticity, and firmness, the renowned Awe Spa at Palace Resorts<\/a> has all of your skincare needs covered, leaving your skin replenished and ready to take on the cooler months ahead."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"The Only Way to End Summer: ","format":null,"safe_value":"The Only Way to End Summer: "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Whether you\u2019re looking to say goodbye to the summer by feeling the sand between your toes, jumping into some heart-pumping adventure, or getting a taste of local culture, we\u2019ve compiled a list of ways to make sure you make the most of your Labor Day vacation in 2018. 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\r\nAlready with a well-documented connection to James Bond and Hollywood icons like Tom Cruise, Ocho Rios\u2019 latest brush with stardom is in
Netflix\u2019s<\/a> most recent feature length film, \u201cLike Father<\/a>.\u201d
\r\nStarring Kristen Bell (\u201cForgetting Sarah Marshall\u201d), Kelsey Grammer (\u201cFrasier\u201d), and Seth Rogan (\u201cKnocked Up\u201d), the recently released film starts off in New York City but quickly centers around a cruise vacation to Jamaica and one of Ocho Rios\u2019 most popular attractions, the Blue Hole waterfall in the Blue Mountains.
\r\nLocated just minutes away from downtown Ocho Rios, Blue Hole has long been a favorite of locals and visitors to Jamaica, as it cuts a path through the mountains before emptying into turquoise pools, thanks to a series of unforgettable waterfalls.
\r\nIn \u201cLike Father,\u201d Bell and Grammer, who play an estranged daughter and father, visit the waterfall as part of an excursion in Jamaica and share a cathartic moment of reconciliation with a backdrop of paradise in a tropical rainforest.
\r\nAlthough the film is a comedy, the movie\u2019s most sincere scenes take place at Blue Hole. Several other shots are also filmed in Ocho Rios, including the bumpy road trip and hike to the waterfalls and the kayak scene between Bell and Grammer.
\r\nBlue Hole -- also known as Irie Blue Hole, Island Gully Falls, and Secret Falls -- is one of
numerous picturesque waterfalls<\/a> in Ocho Rios, though there are several others that are just as popular and with even more cinematic history.
\r\nTom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue snuggled romantically at Ocho Rios\u2019s most popular waterfall, Dunn\u2019s River Falls, in the 1980s classic \u201cCocktail,\u201d and one of cinema\u2019s most iconic moments, a bikini-clad Ursula Andress emerging from the crystalline waters of the Caribbean in James Bond\u2019s \u201cDr. No,\u201d took place at Laughing Waters waterfall which empties into the sea.
\r\nAll that and we haven\u2019t even mentioned the
origins of the James Bond character<\/a> from writer Ian Fleming\u2019s imagination, born just miles from Ocho Rios in Oracabessa, or Jamaica\u2019s most popular comedy, \u201cCool Runnings,\u201d after which a bobsled ride was built on nearby Mystic Mountain<\/a>.
\r\nWith all the cinematic history running through Ocho Rios, a stay at
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> next to the cruise port, will give you a chance to tour all or any of those venues.
\r\nExplore the waterfalls on excursions and tours (you can even use
Resort Credit<\/a> for some), recreate movie scenes, including the kayak scene from \u201cLike Father\u201d by departing from the resort itself, and even engage in water activities like FlowRider<\/a>, which was also featured in the movie. 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Several other shots are also filmed in Ocho Rios, including the bumpy road trip and hike to the waterfalls and the kayak scene between Bell and Grammer.\nBlue Hole -- also known as Irie Blue Hole, Island Gully Falls, and Secret Falls -- is one of numerous picturesque waterfalls<\/a> in Ocho Rios, though there are several others that are just as popular and with even more cinematic history.\nTom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue snuggled romantically at Ocho Rios\u2019s most popular waterfall, Dunn\u2019s River Falls, in the 1980s classic \u201cCocktail,\u201d and one of cinema\u2019s most iconic moments, a bikini-clad Ursula Andress emerging from the crystalline waters of the Caribbean in James Bond\u2019s \u201cDr. No,\u201d took place at Laughing Waters waterfall which empties into the sea.\nAll that and we haven\u2019t even mentioned the origins of the James Bond character<\/a> from writer Ian Fleming\u2019s imagination, born just miles from Ocho Rios in Oracabessa, or Jamaica\u2019s most popular comedy, \u201cCool Runnings,\u201d after which a bobsled ride was built on nearby Mystic Mountain<\/a>.\nWith all the cinematic history running through Ocho Rios, a stay at Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> next to the cruise port, will give you a chance to tour all or any of those venues.\nExplore the waterfalls on excursions and tours (you can even use Resort Credit<\/a> for some), recreate movie scenes, including the kayak scene from \u201cLike Father\u201d by departing from the resort itself, and even engage in water activities like FlowRider<\/a>, which was also featured in the movie. 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At this point, it\u2019s hard to imagine any other exclusive resort destination with a stronger tie to big budget Hollywood productions than Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
\r\nAlready with a well-documented connection to James Bond and Hollywood icons like Tom Cruise, Ocho Rios\u2019 latest brush with stardom is in
Netflix\u2019s<\/a> most recent feature length film, \u201cLike Father<\/a>.\u201d
\r\nStarring Kristen Bell (\u201cForgetting Sarah Marshall\u201d), Kelsey Grammer (\u201cFrasier\u201d), and Seth Rogan (\u201cKnocked Up\u201d), the recently released film starts off in New York City but quickly centers around a cruise vacation to Jamaica and one of Ocho Rios\u2019 most popular attractions, the Blue Hole waterfall in the Blue Mountains.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"At this point, it\u2019s hard to imagine any other exclusive resort destination with a stronger tie to big budget Hollywood productions than Ocho Rios, Jamaica.\nAlready with a well-documented connection to James Bond and Hollywood icons like Tom Cruise, Ocho Rios\u2019 latest brush with stardom is in
Netflix\u2019s<\/a> most recent feature length film, \u201cLike Father<\/a>.\u201d\nStarring Kristen Bell (\u201cForgetting Sarah Marshall\u201d), Kelsey Grammer (\u201cFrasier\u201d), and Seth Rogan (\u201cKnocked Up\u201d), the recently released film starts off in New York City but quickly centers around a cruise vacation to Jamaica and one of Ocho Rios\u2019 most popular attractions, the Blue Hole waterfall in the Blue Mountains."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1397","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Blue Hole Stars","format":null,"safe_value":"Blue Hole Stars"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Located just minutes away from downtown Ocho Rios, Blue Hole has long been a favorite of locals and visitors to Jamaica, as it cuts a path through the mountains before emptying into turquoise pools, thanks to a series of unforgettable waterfalls.
\r\nIn \u201cLike Father,\u201d Bell and Grammer, who play an estranged daughter and father, visit the waterfall as part of an excursion in Jamaica and share a cathartic moment of reconciliation with a backdrop of paradise in a tropical rainforest.
\r\nAlthough the film is a comedy, the movie\u2019s most sincere scenes take place at Blue Hole. Several other shots are also filmed in Ocho Rios, including the bumpy road trip and hike to the waterfalls and the kayak scene between Bell and Grammer.
\r\nBlue Hole -- also known as Irie Blue Hole, Island Gully Falls, and Secret Falls -- is one of
numerous picturesque waterfalls<\/a> in Ocho Rios, though there are several others that are just as popular and with even more cinematic history.
\r\n <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Located just minutes away from downtown Ocho Rios, Blue Hole has long been a favorite of locals and visitors to Jamaica, as it cuts a path through the mountains before emptying into turquoise pools, thanks to a series of unforgettable waterfalls.\nIn \u201cLike Father,\u201d Bell and Grammer, who play an estranged daughter and father, visit the waterfall as part of an excursion in Jamaica and share a cathartic moment of reconciliation with a backdrop of paradise in a tropical rainforest.\nAlthough the film is a comedy, the movie\u2019s most sincere scenes take place at Blue Hole. Several other shots are also filmed in Ocho Rios, including the bumpy road trip and hike to the waterfalls and the kayak scene between Bell and Grammer.\nBlue Hole -- also known as Irie Blue Hole, Island Gully Falls, and Secret Falls -- is one of
numerous picturesque waterfalls<\/a> in Ocho Rios, though there are several others that are just as popular and with even more cinematic history.\n\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1398","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Ocho Rios\u2019 Film History","format":null,"safe_value":"Ocho Rios\u2019 Film History"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue snuggled romantically at Ocho Rios\u2019s most popular waterfall, Dunn\u2019s River Falls, in the 1980s classic \u201cCocktail,\u201d and one of cinema\u2019s most iconic moments, a bikini-clad Ursula Andress emerging from the crystalline waters of the Caribbean in James Bond\u2019s \u201cDr. No,\u201d took place at Laughing Waters waterfall which empties into the sea.
\r\nAll that and we haven\u2019t even mentioned the
origins of the James Bond character<\/a> from writer Ian Fleming\u2019s imagination, born just miles from Ocho Rios in Oracabessa, or Jamaica\u2019s most popular comedy, \u201cCool Runnings,\u201d after which a bobsled ride was built on nearby Mystic Mountain<\/a>.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue snuggled romantically at Ocho Rios\u2019s most popular waterfall, Dunn\u2019s River Falls, in the 1980s classic \u201cCocktail,\u201d and one of cinema\u2019s most iconic moments, a bikini-clad Ursula Andress emerging from the crystalline waters of the Caribbean in James Bond\u2019s \u201cDr. No,\u201d took place at Laughing Waters waterfall which empties into the sea.\nAll that and we haven\u2019t even mentioned the origins of the James Bond character<\/a> from writer Ian Fleming\u2019s imagination, born just miles from Ocho Rios in Oracabessa, or Jamaica\u2019s most popular comedy, \u201cCool Runnings,\u201d after which a bobsled ride was built on nearby Mystic Mountain<\/a>."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1399","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Make Your Own Movie Magic","format":null,"safe_value":"Make Your Own Movie Magic"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

With all the cinematic history running through Ocho Rios, a stay at Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> next to the cruise port, will give you a chance to tour all or any of those venues.
\r\nExplore the waterfalls on excursions and tours (you can even use
Resort Credit<\/a> for some), recreate movie scenes, including the kayak scene from \u201cLike Father\u201d by departing from the resort itself, and even engage in water activities like FlowRider<\/a>, which was also featured in the movie. Not only movie stars get to have fun in Ocho Rios!<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"With all the cinematic history running through Ocho Rios, a stay at Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> next to the cruise port, will give you a chance to tour all or any of those venues.\nExplore the waterfalls on excursions and tours (you can even use Resort Credit<\/a> for some), recreate movie scenes, including the kayak scene from \u201cLike Father\u201d by departing from the resort itself, and even engage in water activities like FlowRider<\/a>, which was also featured in the movie. 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Well, we\u2019re not sure, but we do know that we don\u2019t want to find out. 
\r\nThis summer, like every summer, people will flock to the coastlines and enjoy the sea in a variety of ways. Though sitting on a beach and enjoying as waves endlessly lap at your feet is relaxing, more and more vacationers want to experience the excitement and adventure that the ocean offers. 
\r\nAccording to Trekk Soft\u2019s \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019,\u201d aquatic activities dominated the list of fastest growing categories for global travelers with 6 activities in the top 10, including snorkeling, sunset cruises, kayaking, catamaran trips, and more. 
\r\nTo guide you on your voyage to or into the sea, we offer up some of the best aquatic adventures you can experience this summer. 
\r\nSea Turtles in Cancun<\/strong>
\r\nBy now you\u2019ve undoubtedly heard of what a fulfilling experience helping save endangered sea turtles can be. But, really, until you have a tiny, squirming, adorable turtle in your hands just before you release him to the sea for the first time, you really can\u2019t know the impact it will have on your soul.
\r\nHaving fun in the sun and water is one thing, but getting to be part of the circle of life for those majestic, if tiny, creatures is an experience you will never forget. Find a resort with an
environmentally conscious sea turtle release program<\/a> and it is likely to be the highlight of the summer. 
\r\n \u201cWhere the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez Meet\u201d<\/strong>
\r\nNot all the beauty and wonder of the sea is beneath the waves. Unique islands, spectacular cliffs, and unforgettable rock formations jutting out of the sea are equally if not more satisfying for adventure. That all comes together in Los Cabos at the world-famous Cabo Arch. 
\r\nLocated at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, at the very point where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez,
Cabo Arch tours<\/a> include views as well as a number of activities which let you physically enjoy the Pacific, including snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. 
\r\nSnorkeling in the Summer<\/strong> 
\r\nThere\u2019s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out of your room at a Caribbean resort, stepping in the sand, donning a mask and snorkel, and immersing yourself in the sea with no idea what lurks below. It\u2019s simple, yet exhilarating. 
\r\n 
\r\nIn Mexico and Jamaica, resorts dot the coastlines and at places like
Palace Resorts<\/a> and Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> you have everything you need to explore the sea without planning or training or anything. The resorts provide the equipment and natural beauty, you provide the adventure.  
\r\nAre You for Scuba?<\/strong>
\r\nThat would be yes, Scuba Claude! Okay, so that\u2019s a fairly obscure reference to Hank Azaria\u2019s hilarious depiction of a scuba instructor in 2004\u2019s Along Came Polly<\/em>, but the point is there is no better way to see the undersea wonders of the Caribbean than scuba diving. 
\r\nYou\u2019ll be lucky if your summer vacation has you going to any of these destinations with the
5 Best Scuba Sites in the Caribbean<\/a>. Or maybe, book your trip around to a destination like Cozumel<\/a>, which is internationally renowned for its reefs and dive spots. There are dozens of spots around the island for divers of all levels. If you\u2019re lucky, you can simply dive in the surf next to your resort and enjoy a treasure trove of sea life.","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"What\u2019s a summer vacation without jumping in the water, splashing around with the kids, and taking in the wonderful bounty of the sea? Well, we\u2019re not sure, but we do know that we don\u2019t want to find out.\u00a0\nThis summer, like every summer, people will flock to the coastlines and enjoy the sea in a variety of ways. Though sitting on a beach and enjoying as waves endlessly lap at your feet is relaxing, more and more vacationers want to experience the excitement and adventure that the ocean offers.\u00a0\nAccording to Trekk Soft\u2019s \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019,\u201d aquatic activities dominated the list of fastest growing categories for global travelers with 6 activities in the top 10, including snorkeling, sunset cruises, kayaking, catamaran trips, and more.\u00a0\nTo guide you on your voyage to or into the sea, we offer up some of the best aquatic adventures you can experience this summer.\u00a0\nSea Turtles in Cancun<\/strong>\nBy now you\u2019ve undoubtedly heard of what a fulfilling experience helping save endangered sea turtles can be. But, really, until you have a tiny, squirming, adorable turtle in your hands just before you release him to the sea for the first time, you really can\u2019t know the impact it will have on your soul.\nHaving fun in the sun and water is one thing, but getting to be part of the circle of life for those majestic, if tiny, creatures is an experience you will never forget. Find a resort with an environmentally conscious sea turtle release program<\/a> and it is likely to be the highlight of the summer.\u00a0\n\u00a0\u201cWhere the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez Meet\u201d<\/strong>\nNot all the beauty and wonder of the sea is beneath the waves. Unique islands, spectacular cliffs, and unforgettable rock formations jutting out of the sea are equally if not more satisfying for adventure. That all comes together in Los Cabos at the world-famous Cabo Arch.\u00a0\nLocated at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, at the very point where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo Arch tours<\/a> include views as well as a number of activities which let you physically enjoy the Pacific, including snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more.\u00a0\nSnorkeling in the Summer<\/strong>\u00a0\nThere\u2019s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out of your room at a Caribbean resort, stepping in the sand, donning a mask and snorkel, and immersing yourself in the sea with no idea what lurks below. It\u2019s simple, yet exhilarating.\u00a0\n\u00a0\nIn Mexico and Jamaica, resorts dot the coastlines and at places like Palace Resorts<\/a> and Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> you have everything you need to explore the sea without planning or training or anything. 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What\u2019s a summer vacation without jumping in the water, splashing around with the kids, and taking in the wonderful bounty of the sea? Well, we\u2019re not sure, but we do know that we don\u2019t want to find out. 
\r\nThis summer, like every summer, people will flock to the coastlines and enjoy the sea in a variety of ways. Though sitting on a beach and enjoying as waves endlessly lap at your feet is relaxing, more and more vacationers want to experience the excitement and adventure that the ocean offers. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"What\u2019s a summer vacation without jumping in the water, splashing around with the kids, and taking in the wonderful bounty of the sea? Well, we\u2019re not sure, but we do know that we don\u2019t want to find out.\u00a0\nThis summer, like every summer, people will flock to the coastlines and enjoy the sea in a variety of ways. Though sitting on a beach and enjoying as waves endlessly lap at your feet is relaxing, more and more vacationers want to experience the excitement and adventure that the ocean offers.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1387","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Sea Turtles in Cancun","format":null,"safe_value":"Sea Turtles in Cancun"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"By now you\u2019ve undoubtedly heard of what a fulfilling experience helping save endangered sea turtles can be. But, really, until you have a tiny, squirming, adorable turtle in your hands just before you release him to the sea for the first time, you really can\u2019t know the impact it will have on your soul.
\r\nHaving fun in the sun and water is one thing, but getting to be part of the circle of life for those majestic, if tiny, creatures is an experience you will never forget. Find a resort with an
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\r\nLocated at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, at the very point where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez,
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\r\nThere\u2019s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out of your room at a Caribbean resort, stepping in the sand, donning a mask and snorkel, and immersing yourself in the sea with no idea what lurks below. It\u2019s simple, yet exhilarating. 
\r\nIn Mexico and Jamaica, resorts dot the coastlines and at places like
Palace Resorts<\/a> and Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> you have everything you need to explore the sea without planning or training or anything. The resorts provide the equipment and natural beauty, you provide the adventure.  
\r\nAre You for Scuba?<\/strong>
\r\nThat would be yes, Scuba Claude! Okay, so that\u2019s a fairly obscure reference to Hank Azaria\u2019s hilarious depiction of a scuba instructor in 2004\u2019s Along Came Polly<\/em>, but the point is there is no better way to see the undersea wonders of the Caribbean than scuba diving. 
\r\nYou\u2019ll be lucky if your summer vacation has you going to any of these destinations with the
5 Best Scuba Sites in the Caribbean<\/a>. Or maybe, book your trip around to a destination like Cozumel<\/a>, which is internationally renowned for its reefs and dive spots. There are dozens of spots around the island for divers of all levels. If you\u2019re lucky, you can simply dive in the surf next to your resort and enjoy a treasure trove of sea life.","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Snorkeling in the Summer<\/strong>\u00a0\nThere\u2019s nothing quite like the feeling of walking out of your room at a Caribbean resort, stepping in the sand, donning a mask and snorkel, and immersing yourself in the sea with no idea what lurks below. It\u2019s simple, yet exhilarating.\u00a0\nIn Mexico and Jamaica, resorts dot the coastlines and at places like Palace Resorts<\/a> and Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> you have everything you need to explore the sea without planning or training or anything. The resorts provide the equipment and natural beauty, you provide the adventure. \u00a0\nAre You for Scuba?<\/strong>\nThat would be yes, Scuba Claude! Okay, so that\u2019s a fairly obscure reference to Hank Azaria\u2019s hilarious depiction of a scuba instructor in 2004\u2019s Along Came Polly<\/em>, but the point is there is no better way to see the undersea wonders of the Caribbean than scuba diving.\u00a0\nYou\u2019ll be lucky if your summer vacation has you going to any of these destinations with the 5 Best Scuba Sites in the Caribbean<\/a>. Or maybe, book your trip around to a destination like Cozumel<\/a>, which is internationally renowned for its reefs and dive spots. There are dozens of spots around the island for divers of all levels. 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\r\nWell, yes, a summer vacation that you don\u2019t have to pay for. Or at least one that you don\u2019t have to pay much for. Or maybe, one that comes with $1,000 in flight credit. Or where your kids stay for free! You get the idea. 
\r\nAs long as there have been summer vacations \u2013 and we can trace these back to the beginnings of the
agrarian calendar<\/a>\u2013 there have been families wanting to take advantage of a great deal on a wagon, or horse trip, airfare, and any part of the expenses associated with the classic summer trip. Not that you needed an excuse to pack your sun block, bikini or swim trunks and straw hat, but with these deals and promotions there is practically no excuse not to take that dream vacation you\u2019ve been putting off.
\r\n5 Amazing Summer Deals for Summer Travel<\/strong>
\r\nFly Me to The Moon Jamaica, $1,000 Instant Flight Credit<\/strong>
\r\nA vacation to the Land of Wood and Water with its tropical rainforest, lush mountains and pristine beaches brushing up against the Caribbean, is a trip of a lifetime for many tourists. Now, picture your stay at a beachfront, luxury all-inclusive resort with top class dining options on the premises and smack dab in the middle of Ocho Rios, one of Jamaica\u2019s top resort destinations.
\r\nIt all sounds dreamy enough and we haven\u2019t even mentioned the promotion yet. Well, how about $1,000 USD toward your airfare to make that dream vacation become a reality! That\u2019s right, you heard correctly. For stays of 6 nights or more at
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, you\u2019ll get $1,000 USD Instant Flight Credit when traveling from the US. Taking advantage of the promotion is easy<\/a> and you\u2019ll find a bunch of other fabulous extras when you get to the resort, like $1,500 in Resort Credit<\/a> to be used on tours, spa treatments, and more. 
\r\nBring the Kids, For Free!<\/strong>
\r\nWe\u2019re not sure a summer trip without the rug rats even counts as a summer vacation. So bring them along. Of course, that\u2019s likely to double or even triple the cost of the vacation, depending upon how many children you have. Well, not if you take advantage of
Palace Resorts\u2019 Kids and Teens Stay Free<\/a> promotion. Even single parents can take advantage of the promotion to take a trip with their children, 17 years or younger. Palace Resorts<\/a> offer luxury, all-inclusive resorts with properties in Mexico and Jamaica, and the Kids and Teens Stay Free promotion means they get to eat, stay and play at the resorts\u2019 incredible state-of-the-art Playrooms and Wired Lounges, for young children and teens, respectively.
\r\nChristmas in Summer<\/strong>
\r\nWe are already in July coming up on August, so there\u2019s a good chance you have already made your summer travel plans and this whole story can feel like one big tease. But don\u2019t worry, we\u2019ve included a treat for those who already have their summer itinerary filled. How about booking a trip in the summer but for the other best time to travel in the year \u2013 Christmas?  
Moon Palace Resorts will give you a night free<\/a> if you book four nights or more in their resorts in Mexico and Jamaica, checking in on December 23. How about that for a Christmas present! This deal runs through July 31. 
\r\nIf you are looking to spend holidays on a romantic escapade in one of the newest and most exclusive resorts in Los Cabos, then take advantage of up to
35% off at the Le Blanc Los Cabos Resort<\/a>. Located on the beautiful coastline smack dab between ritzy Cabo San Lucas and artsy San Jose del Cabo, the resort boasts incredible restaurants, an expansive Blanc Spa, and a location where the desert meets the sea with December temperatures that will likely make you forget you are on a Christmas vacation. You have to hurry to take advantage of the resorts \u201cOpening Savings\u201d as the deal runs until July 30. ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Is there anything better than a summer vacation?\nWell, yes, a summer vacation that you don\u2019t have to pay for. Or at least one that you don\u2019t have to pay much for. Or maybe, one that comes with $1,000 in flight credit. Or where your kids stay for free! You get the idea.\u00a0\nAs long as there have been summer vacations \u2013 and we can trace these back to the beginnings of the agrarian calendar<\/a>\u2013 there have been families wanting to take advantage of a great deal on a wagon, or horse trip, airfare, and any part of the expenses associated with the classic summer trip. Not that you needed an excuse to pack your sun block, bikini or swim trunks and straw hat, but with these deals and promotions there is practically no excuse not to take that dream vacation you\u2019ve been putting off.\n5 Amazing Summer Deals for Summer Travel<\/strong>\nFly Me to The Moon Jamaica, $1,000 Instant Flight Credit<\/strong>\nA vacation to the Land of Wood and Water with its tropical rainforest, lush mountains and pristine beaches brushing up against the Caribbean, is a trip of a lifetime for many tourists. Now, picture your stay at a beachfront, luxury all-inclusive resort with top class dining options on the premises and smack dab in the middle of Ocho Rios, one of Jamaica\u2019s top resort destinations.\nIt all sounds dreamy enough and we haven\u2019t even mentioned the promotion yet. Well, how about $1,000 USD toward your airfare to make that dream vacation become a reality! That\u2019s right, you heard correctly. For stays of 6 nights or more at Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, you\u2019ll get $1,000 USD Instant Flight Credit when traveling from the US. Taking advantage of the promotion is easy<\/a> and you\u2019ll find a bunch of other fabulous extras when you get to the resort, like $1,500 in Resort Credit<\/a> to be used on tours, spa treatments, and more.\u00a0\nBring the Kids, For Free!<\/strong>\nWe\u2019re not sure a summer trip without the rug rats even counts as a summer vacation. So bring them along. Of course, that\u2019s likely to double or even triple the cost of the vacation, depending upon how many children you have. Well, not if you take advantage of Palace Resorts\u2019 Kids and Teens Stay Free<\/a> promotion. Even single parents can take advantage of the promotion to take a trip with their children, 17 years or younger. Palace Resorts<\/a> offer luxury, all-inclusive resorts with properties in Mexico and Jamaica, and the Kids and Teens Stay Free promotion means they get to eat, stay and play at the resorts\u2019 incredible state-of-the-art Playrooms and Wired Lounges, for young children and teens, respectively.\nChristmas in Summer<\/strong>\nWe are already in July coming up on August, so there\u2019s a good chance you have already made your summer travel plans and this whole story can feel like one big tease. But don\u2019t worry, we\u2019ve included a treat for those who already have their summer itinerary filled. How about booking a trip in the summer but for the other best time to travel in the year \u2013 Christmas? \u00a0Moon Palace Resorts will give you a night free<\/a> if you book four nights or more in their resorts in Mexico and Jamaica, checking in on December 23. How about that for a Christmas present! This deal runs through July 31.\u00a0\nIf you are looking to spend holidays on a romantic escapade in one of the newest and most exclusive resorts in Los Cabos, then take advantage of up to 35% off at the Le Blanc Los Cabos Resort<\/a>. Located on the beautiful coastline smack dab between ritzy Cabo San Lucas and artsy San Jose del Cabo, the resort boasts incredible restaurants, an expansive Blanc Spa, and a location where the desert meets the sea with December temperatures that will likely make you forget you are on a Christmas vacation. You have to hurry to take advantage of the resorts \u201cOpening Savings\u201d as the deal runs until July 30.\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"2004","uid":"5","filename":"Summer Deals Main Banner.jpeg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/Summer Deals Main Banner.jpeg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"290833","status":"1","timestamp":"1532706488","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2003","uid":"5","filename":"summer deals main mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/summer deals main mobile.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"156701","status":"1","timestamp":"1532706488","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-07-27 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts","format":null,"safe_value":"Presented by Moon Palace Resorts"}]},"field_gallery":[],"field_gallery_left_image":[],"field_gallery_right_image":[],"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1376","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Is there anything better than a summer vacation?
\r\nWell, yes, a summer vacation that you don\u2019t have to pay for. Or at least one that you don\u2019t have to pay much for. Or maybe, one that comes with $1,000 in flight credit. Or where your kids stay for free! You get the idea. 
\r\nAs long as there have been summer vacations \u2013 and we can trace these back to the beginnings of the
agrarian calendar<\/a>\u2013 there have been families wanting to take advantage of a great deal on a wagon, or horse trip, airfare, and any part of the expenses associated with the classic summer trip. Not that you needed an excuse to pack your sun block, bikini or swim trunks and straw hat, but with these deals and promotions there is practically no excuse not to take that dream vacation you\u2019ve been putting off.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Is there anything better than a summer vacation?\nWell, yes, a summer vacation that you don\u2019t have to pay for. Or at least one that you don\u2019t have to pay much for. Or maybe, one that comes with $1,000 in flight credit. Or where your kids stay for free! You get the idea.\u00a0\nAs long as there have been summer vacations \u2013 and we can trace these back to the beginnings of the agrarian calendar<\/a>\u2013 there have been families wanting to take advantage of a great deal on a wagon, or horse trip, airfare, and any part of the expenses associated with the classic summer trip. Not that you needed an excuse to pack your sun block, bikini or swim trunks and straw hat, but with these deals and promotions there is practically no excuse not to take that dream vacation you\u2019ve been putting off."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1377","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Fly Me to The Moon Jamaica, $1,000 Instant Flight Credit<\/strong>
\r\nA vacation to the Land of Wood and Water with its tropical rainforest, lush mountains and pristine beaches brushing up against the Caribbean, is a trip of a lifetime for many tourists. Now, picture your stay at a beachfront, luxury all-inclusive resort with top class dining options on the premises and smack dab in the middle of Ocho Rios, one of Jamaica\u2019s top resort destinations.
\r\nIt all sounds dreamy enough and we haven\u2019t even mentioned the promotion yet. Well, how about $1,000 USD toward your airfare to make that dream vacation become a reality! That\u2019s right, you heard correctly. For stays of 6 nights or more at
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, you\u2019ll get $1,000 USD Instant Flight Credit <\/a>when traveling from the US. Taking advantage of the promotion is easy<\/a> and you\u2019ll find a bunch of other fabulous extras when you get to the resort, like $1,500 in Resort Credit<\/a> to be used on tours, spa treatments, and more. 
\r\nBring the Kids, For Free!<\/strong>
\r\nWe\u2019re not sure a summer trip without the rug rats even counts as a summer vacation. So bring them along. Of course, that\u2019s likely to double or even triple the cost of the vacation, depending upon how many children you have. Well, not if you take advantage of
Palace Resorts\u2019 Kids and Teens Stay Free<\/a> promotion. Even single parents can take advantage of the promotion to take a trip with their children, 17 years or younger. Palace Resorts<\/a> offer luxury, all-inclusive resorts with properties in Mexico and Jamaica, and the Kids and Teens Stay Free promotion means they get to eat, stay and play at the resorts\u2019 incredible state-of-the-art Playrooms and Wired Lounges, for young children and teens, respectively.
\r\nChristmas in Summer<\/strong>
\r\nWe are already in July coming up on August, so there\u2019s a good chance you have already made your summer travel plans and this whole story can feel like one big tease. But don\u2019t worry, we\u2019ve included a treat for those who already have their summer itinerary filled. How about booking a trip in the summer but for the other best time to travel in the year \u2013 Christmas?  
Moon Palace Resorts will give you a night free<\/a> if you book four nights or more in their resorts in Mexico and Jamaica, checking in on December 23. How about that for a Christmas present! This deal runs through July 31. 
\r\nIf you are looking to spend holidays on a romantic escapade in one of the newest and most exclusive resorts in Los Cabos, then take advantage of up to
35% off at the Le Blanc Los Cabos Resort<\/a>. Located on the beautiful coastline smack dab between ritzy Cabo San Lucas and artsy San Jose del Cabo, the resort boasts incredible restaurants, an expansive Blanc Spa, and a location where the desert meets the sea with December temperatures that will likely make you forget you are on a Christmas vacation. You have to hurry to take advantage of the resorts \u201cOpening Savings\u201d as the deal runs until July 30. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Fly Me to The Moon Jamaica, $1,000 Instant Flight Credit<\/strong>\nA vacation to the Land of Wood and Water with its tropical rainforest, lush mountains and pristine beaches brushing up against the Caribbean, is a trip of a lifetime for many tourists. Now, picture your stay at a beachfront, luxury all-inclusive resort with top class dining options on the premises and smack dab in the middle of Ocho Rios, one of Jamaica\u2019s top resort destinations.\nIt all sounds dreamy enough and we haven\u2019t even mentioned the promotion yet. Well, how about $1,000 USD toward your airfare to make that dream vacation become a reality! That\u2019s right, you heard correctly. For stays of 6 nights or more at Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, you\u2019ll get $1,000 USD Instant Flight Credit <\/a>when traveling from the US. Taking advantage of the promotion is easy<\/a> and you\u2019ll find a bunch of other fabulous extras when you get to the resort, like $1,500 in Resort Credit<\/a> to be used on tours, spa treatments, and more.\u00a0\nBring the Kids, For Free!<\/strong>\nWe\u2019re not sure a summer trip without the rug rats even counts as a summer vacation. So bring them along. Of course, that\u2019s likely to double or even triple the cost of the vacation, depending upon how many children you have. Well, not if you take advantage of Palace Resorts\u2019 Kids and Teens Stay Free<\/a> promotion. Even single parents can take advantage of the promotion to take a trip with their children, 17 years or younger. Palace Resorts<\/a> offer luxury, all-inclusive resorts with properties in Mexico and Jamaica, and the Kids and Teens Stay Free promotion means they get to eat, stay and play at the resorts\u2019 incredible state-of-the-art Playrooms and Wired Lounges, for young children and teens, respectively.\nChristmas in Summer<\/strong>\nWe are already in July coming up on August, so there\u2019s a good chance you have already made your summer travel plans and this whole story can feel like one big tease. But don\u2019t worry, we\u2019ve included a treat for those who already have their summer itinerary filled. How about booking a trip in the summer but for the other best time to travel in the year \u2013 Christmas? \u00a0Moon Palace Resorts will give you a night free<\/a> if you book four nights or more in their resorts in Mexico and Jamaica, checking in on December 23. How about that for a Christmas present! This deal runs through July 31.\u00a0\nIf you are looking to spend holidays on a romantic escapade in one of the newest and most exclusive resorts in Los Cabos, then take advantage of up to 35% off at the Le Blanc Los Cabos Resort<\/a>. Located on the beautiful coastline smack dab between ritzy Cabo San Lucas and artsy San Jose del Cabo, the resort boasts incredible restaurants, an expansive Blanc Spa, and a location where the desert meets the sea with December temperatures that will likely make you forget you are on a Christmas vacation. You have to hurry to take advantage of the resorts \u201cOpening Savings\u201d as the deal runs until July 30.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":[],"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":[],"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Summer Travel Deals ","format":null,"safe_value":"Summer Travel Deals "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"As long as there have been summer vacations \u2013 and we can trace these back to the beginnings of the agrarian calendar\u2013 there have been families wanting to take advantage of a great deal on a wagon, or horse trip, airfare, and any part of the expenses associated with the classic summer trip. ","format":null,"safe_value":"As long as there have been summer vacations \u2013 and we can trace these back to the beginnings of the agrarian calendar\u2013 there have been families wanting to take advantage of a great deal on a wagon, or horse trip, airfare, and any part of the expenses associated with the classic summer trip. 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\r\nTraveling with your love interest or significant other has evolved, like most everything in travel. Gone are the days when a romantic trip consisted of little more than relaxing by the pool, gorging at meals, napping, and generally not doing much on your vacation.
\r\nBut according to
Trekk Soft\u2019s<\/a> \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019<\/strong>,\u201d even honeymooners are getting into the adventure tourism market these days. The study highlights several statistics that show how romantic getaways are becoming excuses to get active with your loved one, including taking surf lessons, nature tours, experiencing local culture, and more.
\r\nThat bodes well for travelers to Jamaica as the island that has long been a favorite for lovers to visit also provides a treasure trove of adventures. From exploring cinematic history to feeding your morbid side, we've rounded up 5 romantic tours you and your better half should definitely include on your Jamaica itinerary.
\r\nFall in Love...Under a Waterfall<\/strong>
\r\nWhen it comes to romance, not much can beat frolicking under a Caribbean waterfall<\/strong> together, especially at
Dunn\u2019s River<\/a> Falls.
\r\nAside from relaxing in the waterfall's many natural pools, couples can also take a climbing tour up the 180 feet-high terraced falls of this local wonder, which is located just ten minutes from Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica. 
\r\nAfter drying off, take your honey\u2019s hand on a stroll through the town for a few hours of shopping for local coffee beans and crafts or if you are in Ocho Rios in early August,
grab a romantic lunch of authentic Jamaican fare<\/a><\/strong> at one of the many restaurants and stands.
\r\nHave a Fright Together<\/strong>
\r\nThere\u2019s nothing like a little spooky folklore to bring a couple closer \u2013 and that\u2019s just what you\u2019ll get on a tour of Jamaica\u2019s historic Rose Hall.
\r\nLegend has it, Annie Palmer was responsible for not only murdering three of her husbands, but also the torture and murder of hundreds of slaves. If that wasn\u2019t scary enough, the spirit of the voodoo-practicing murderess<\/strong> is said to haunt the estate as the White Witch, often appearing as a ghostly apparition. 
\r\nSo, cozy up to your boo by grabbing onto their arm for dear life as you take a night tour through the
Rose Hall Great House Haunted Tour<\/a> for an evening of spooky fun. While there\u2019s no guarantee you\u2019ll catch a glimpse of the White Witch, creepy thrills will definitely be had as guides point out alleged locations of underground tunnels, bloodstains, and rooms where all three husbands met their tragic ends. 
\r\nCreate Your Own Movie Magic<\/strong>
\r\nA trip for two to a Jamaican beach can be sexy enough \u2013 throw in one of the most iconic heartthrobs\/secret agents in movie history and you have all the makings of a steamy 007 flick<\/strong>.
\r\nEnter
James Bond beach<\/a>, one of the main inspirations for the creation of the fictional British secret service agent. Just a short 30-minute ride from Moon Palace Jamaica, this sandy treasure not only offers white sands and sparkling waters, but it\u2019s also where the legendary Dr. No <\/em>was filmed. 
\r\nThe pristine beach was also such an inspiration to Bond\u2019s creator, Ian Fleming, that he even built his home (appropriately named Goldeneye) there, where it still remains perched on a cliff above.
\r\nSurfing for Two<\/strong>
\r\nSure, sipping frozen cocktails on Jamaica\u2019s sandy beaches while staring into your partner\u2019s eyes is more than enough of a romantic reason to vacation in Jamaica. But, if you\u2019re a couple that demands more adventure from your travel experience, especially when it comes to water sports, Ocho Rios has you covered.
\r\nWhile it\u2019s true that this Jamaican hotspot doesn\u2019t have much in the way of waves on its beaches, you and your sweetheart can still learn to hang ten like a pro. During your stay at
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, throw on your matching wetsuits and jump on the FlowRider\u00ae Simulator and learn what it\u2019s like to tame the surf <\/strong>on two lanes of perfect (and endless) waves.
\r\nStart out on the body board, and as both you get more confident and comfortable, switch to a standup board, and shred away!
\r\nEnjoy Some One Love<\/em><\/strong>
\r\nWhat better way to get in an irie <\/em>mood with your love<\/strong> than taking a tour through Bob Marley\u2019s old stomping grounds?
\r\nDuring a daytime tour to
Marley\u2019s family home in Nine Mile<\/a>, couples can stroll hand in hand through the King of Reggae\u2019s childhood surroundings as guides wax poetic on all things Marley, including colorful Rasta art and inspiring facts about his music.
\r\nThe only bad part of this tour? Trying to get Buffalo Soldier<\/em> out of your head...or stopping your better half from singing it all day.
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"This isn\u2019t your parents\u2019 romantic getaway!\nTraveling with your love interest or significant other has evolved, like most everything in travel. Gone are the days when a romantic trip consisted of little more than relaxing by the pool, gorging at meals, napping, and generally not doing much on your vacation.\nBut according to
Trekk Soft\u2019s<\/a> \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019<\/strong>,\u201d even honeymooners are getting into the adventure tourism market these days. The study highlights several statistics that show how romantic getaways are becoming excuses to get active with your loved one, including taking surf lessons, nature tours, experiencing local culture, and more.\nThat bodes well for travelers to Jamaica as the island that has long been a favorite for lovers to visit also provides a treasure trove of adventures. From exploring cinematic history to feeding your morbid side, we've rounded up 5 romantic tours you and your better half should definitely include on your Jamaica itinerary.\nFall in Love...Under a Waterfall<\/strong>\nWhen it comes to romance, not much can beat frolicking under a Caribbean waterfall<\/strong> together, especially at Dunn\u2019s River<\/a> Falls.\nAside from relaxing in the waterfall's many natural pools, couples can also take a climbing tour up the 180 feet-high terraced falls of this local wonder, which is located just ten minutes from Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica.\u00a0\nAfter drying off, take your honey\u2019s hand on a stroll through the town for a few hours of shopping for local coffee beans and crafts or if you are in Ocho Rios in early August, grab a romantic lunch of authentic Jamaican fare<\/a><\/strong> at one of the many restaurants and stands.\nHave a Fright Together<\/strong>\nThere\u2019s nothing like a little spooky folklore to bring a couple closer \u2013 and that\u2019s just what you\u2019ll get on a tour of Jamaica\u2019s historic Rose Hall.\nLegend has it, Annie Palmer was responsible for not only murdering three of her husbands, but also the torture and murder of hundreds of slaves. If that wasn\u2019t scary enough, the spirit of the voodoo-practicing murderess<\/strong> is said to haunt the estate as the White Witch, often appearing as a ghostly apparition.\u00a0\nSo,\u00a0cozy up to your boo by grabbing onto their arm for dear life as you take a night tour through the Rose Hall Great House Haunted Tour<\/a> for an evening of spooky fun. While there\u2019s no guarantee you\u2019ll catch a glimpse of the White Witch, creepy thrills will definitely be had as guides point out alleged locations of underground tunnels, bloodstains, and rooms where all three husbands met their tragic ends.\u00a0\nCreate Your Own Movie Magic<\/strong>\nA trip for two to a Jamaican beach can be sexy enough \u2013 throw in one of the most iconic heartthrobs\/secret agents in movie history and you have all the makings of a steamy 007 flick<\/strong>.\nEnter James Bond beach<\/a>, one of the main inspirations for the creation of the fictional British secret service agent. Just a short 30-minute ride from Moon Palace Jamaica, this sandy treasure not only offers white sands and sparkling waters, but it\u2019s also where the legendary Dr. No\u00a0<\/em>was filmed.\u00a0\nThe pristine beach was also such an inspiration to Bond\u2019s creator, Ian Fleming, that he even built his home (appropriately named Goldeneye) there, where it still remains perched on a cliff above.\nSurfing for Two<\/strong>\nSure, sipping frozen cocktails on Jamaica\u2019s sandy beaches while staring into your partner\u2019s eyes is more than enough of a romantic reason to vacation in Jamaica. But, if you\u2019re a couple that demands more adventure from your travel experience, especially when it comes to water sports, Ocho Rios has you covered.\nWhile it\u2019s true that this Jamaican hotspot doesn\u2019t have much in the way of waves on its beaches, you and your sweetheart can still learn to hang ten like a pro. During your stay at Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, throw on your matching wetsuits and jump on the FlowRider\u00ae Simulator and learn what it\u2019s like to tame the surf\u00a0<\/strong>on two lanes of perfect (and endless) waves.\nStart out on the body board, and as both you get more confident and comfortable, switch to a standup board, and shred away!\nEnjoy Some One Love<\/em><\/strong>\nWhat better way to get in an irie\u00a0<\/em>mood with your love<\/strong> than taking a tour through Bob Marley\u2019s old stomping grounds?\nDuring a daytime tour to Marley\u2019s family home in Nine Mile<\/a>, couples can stroll hand in hand through the King of Reggae\u2019s childhood surroundings as guides wax poetic on all things Marley, including colorful Rasta art and inspiring facts about his music.\nThe only bad part of this tour? Trying to get Buffalo Soldier<\/em> out of your head...or stopping your better half from singing it all day.\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1999","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-banner-cover_40.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"314006","status":"1","timestamp":"1532625586","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"2000","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_110.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"168784","status":"1","timestamp":"1532625586","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-07-26 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1366","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1981","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_59.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"193830","status":"1","timestamp":"1532625586","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1985","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_48.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"126280","status":"1","timestamp":"1532625586","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1367","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1992","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_76.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"54492","status":"1","timestamp":"1532625586","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1368","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1994","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_73.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"90381","status":"1","timestamp":"1532625586","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1369","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Crystal McCormick <\/h4>\r\n\r\n

This isn\u2019t your parents\u2019 romantic getaway!
\r\nTraveling with your love interest or significant other has evolved, like most everything in travel. Gone are the days when a romantic trip consisted of little more than relaxing by the pool, gorging at meals, napping, and generally not doing much on your vacation.
\r\nBut according to
Trekk Soft\u2019s<\/a> \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019<\/strong>,\u201d even honeymooners are getting into the adventure tourism market these days. The study highlights several statistics that show how romantic getaways are becoming excuses to get active with your loved one, including taking surf lessons, nature tours, experiencing local culture, and more.
\r\nThat bodes well for travelers to Jamaica as the island that has long been a favorite for lovers to visit also provides a treasure trove of adventures. From exploring cinematic history to feeding your morbid side, we've rounded up 5 romantic tours you and your better half should definitely include on your Jamaica itinerary.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Crystal McCormick\u00a0\n\nThis isn\u2019t your parents\u2019 romantic getaway!\nTraveling with your love interest or significant other has evolved, like most everything in travel. Gone are the days when a romantic trip consisted of little more than relaxing by the pool, gorging at meals, napping, and generally not doing much on your vacation.\nBut according to
Trekk Soft\u2019s<\/a> \u201c65 Travel Statistics to Know in 2018-2019<\/strong>,\u201d even honeymooners are getting into the adventure tourism market these days. The study highlights several statistics that show how romantic getaways are becoming excuses to get active with your loved one, including taking surf lessons, nature tours, experiencing local culture, and more.\nThat bodes well for travelers to Jamaica as the island that has long been a favorite for lovers to visit also provides a treasure trove of adventures. From exploring cinematic history to feeding your morbid side, we've rounded up 5 romantic tours you and your better half should definitely include on your Jamaica itinerary."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1370","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Fall in Love...Under a Waterfall<\/strong>
\r\nWhen it comes to romance, not much can beat frolicking under a Caribbean waterfall<\/strong> together, especially at
Dunn\u2019s River<\/a> Falls.
\r\nAside from relaxing in the waterfall's many natural pools, couples can also take a climbing tour up the 180 feet-high terraced falls of this local wonder, which is located just ten minutes from Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica. 
\r\nAfter drying off, take your honey\u2019s hand on a stroll through the town for a few hours of shopping for local coffee beans and crafts or if you are in Ocho Rios in early August,
grab a romantic lunch of authentic Jamaican fare<\/a><\/strong> at one of the many restaurants and stands.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Fall in Love...Under a Waterfall<\/strong>\nWhen it comes to romance, not much can beat frolicking under a Caribbean waterfall<\/strong> together, especially at Dunn\u2019s River<\/a> Falls.\nAside from relaxing in the waterfall's many natural pools, couples can also take a climbing tour up the 180 feet-high terraced falls of this local wonder, which is located just ten minutes from Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica.\u00a0\nAfter drying off, take your honey\u2019s hand on a stroll through the town for a few hours of shopping for local coffee beans and crafts or if you are in Ocho Rios in early August, grab a romantic lunch of authentic Jamaican fare<\/a><\/strong> at one of the many restaurants and stands."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1371","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Have a Fright Together<\/strong>
\r\nThere\u2019s nothing like a little spooky folklore to bring a couple closer \u2013 and that\u2019s just what you\u2019ll get on a tour of Jamaica\u2019s historic Rose Hall.
\r\nLegend has it, Annie Palmer was responsible for not only murdering three of her husbands, but also the torture and murder of hundreds of slaves. If that wasn\u2019t scary enough, the spirit of the voodoo-practicing murderess<\/strong> is said to haunt the estate as the White Witch, often appearing as a ghostly apparition. 
\r\nSo, cozy up to your boo by grabbing onto their arm for dear life as you take a night tour through the
Rose Hall Great House Haunted Tour<\/a> for an evening of spooky fun. While there\u2019s no guarantee you\u2019ll catch a glimpse of the White Witch, creepy thrills will definitely be had as guides point out alleged locations of underground tunnels, bloodstains, and rooms where all three husbands met their tragic ends. 
\r\nCreate Your Own Movie Magic<\/strong>
\r\nA trip for two to a Jamaican beach can be sexy enough \u2013 throw in one of the most iconic heartthrobs\/secret agents in movie history and you have all the makings of a steamy 007 flick<\/strong>.
\r\nEnter
James Bond beach<\/a>, one of the main inspirations for the creation of the fictional British secret service agent. Just a short 30-minute ride from Moon Palace Jamaica, this sandy treasure not only offers white sands and sparkling waters, but it\u2019s also where the legendary Dr. No <\/em>was filmed. 
\r\nThe pristine beach was also such an inspiration to Bond\u2019s creator, Ian Fleming, that he even built his home (appropriately named Goldeneye) there, where it still remains perched on a cliff above.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Have a Fright Together<\/strong>\nThere\u2019s nothing like a little spooky folklore to bring a couple closer \u2013 and that\u2019s just what you\u2019ll get on a tour of Jamaica\u2019s historic Rose Hall.\nLegend has it, Annie Palmer was responsible for not only murdering three of her husbands, but also the torture and murder of hundreds of slaves. If that wasn\u2019t scary enough, the spirit of the voodoo-practicing murderess<\/strong> is said to haunt the estate as the White Witch, often appearing as a ghostly apparition.\u00a0\nSo,\u00a0cozy up to your boo by grabbing onto their arm for dear life as you take a night tour through the
Rose Hall Great House Haunted Tour<\/a> for an evening of spooky fun. While there\u2019s no guarantee you\u2019ll catch a glimpse of the White Witch, creepy thrills will definitely be had as guides point out alleged locations of underground tunnels, bloodstains, and rooms where all three husbands met their tragic ends.\u00a0\nCreate Your Own Movie Magic<\/strong>\nA trip for two to a Jamaican beach can be sexy enough \u2013 throw in one of the most iconic heartthrobs\/secret agents in movie history and you have all the makings of a steamy 007 flick<\/strong>.\nEnter James Bond beach<\/a>, one of the main inspirations for the creation of the fictional British secret service agent. Just a short 30-minute ride from Moon Palace Jamaica, this sandy treasure not only offers white sands and sparkling waters, but it\u2019s also where the legendary Dr. No\u00a0<\/em>was filmed.\u00a0\nThe pristine beach was also such an inspiration to Bond\u2019s creator, Ian Fleming, that he even built his home (appropriately named Goldeneye) there, where it still remains perched on a cliff above."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1372","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Surfing for Two<\/strong>
\r\nSure, sipping frozen cocktails on Jamaica\u2019s sandy beaches while staring into your partner\u2019s eyes is more than enough of a romantic reason to vacation in Jamaica. But, if you\u2019re a couple that demands more adventure from your travel experience, especially when it comes to water sports, Ocho Rios has you covered.
\r\nWhile it\u2019s true that this Jamaican hotspot doesn\u2019t have much in the way of waves on its beaches, you and your sweetheart can still learn to hang ten like a pro. During your stay at
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, throw on your matching wetsuits and jump on the FlowRider\u00ae Simulator and learn what it\u2019s like to tame the surf <\/strong>on two lanes of perfect (and endless) waves.
\r\nStart out on the body board, and as both you get more confident and comfortable, switch to a standup board, and shred away!
\r\nEnjoy Some One Love<\/em><\/strong>
\r\nWhat better way to get in an irie <\/em>mood with your love<\/strong> than taking a tour through Bob Marley\u2019s old stomping grounds?
\r\nDuring a daytime tour to
Marley\u2019s family home in Nine Mile<\/a>, couples can stroll hand in hand through the King of Reggae\u2019s childhood surroundings as guides wax poetic on all things Marley, including colorful Rasta art and inspiring facts about his music.
\r\nThe only bad part of this tour? Trying to get Buffalo Soldier<\/em> out of your head...or stopping your better half from singing it all day.","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Surfing for Two<\/strong>\nSure, sipping frozen cocktails on Jamaica\u2019s sandy beaches while staring into your partner\u2019s eyes is more than enough of a romantic reason to vacation in Jamaica. But, if you\u2019re a couple that demands more adventure from your travel experience, especially when it comes to water sports, Ocho Rios has you covered.\nWhile it\u2019s true that this Jamaican hotspot doesn\u2019t have much in the way of waves on its beaches, you and your sweetheart can still learn to hang ten like a pro. During your stay at
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a>, throw on your matching wetsuits and jump on the FlowRider\u00ae Simulator and learn what it\u2019s like to tame the surf\u00a0<\/strong>on two lanes of perfect (and endless) waves.\nStart out on the body board, and as both you get more confident and comfortable, switch to a standup board, and shred away!\nEnjoy Some One Love<\/em><\/strong>\nWhat better way to get in an irie\u00a0<\/em>mood with your love<\/strong> than taking a tour through Bob Marley\u2019s old stomping grounds?\nDuring a daytime tour to Marley\u2019s family home in Nine Mile<\/a>, couples can stroll hand in hand through the King of Reggae\u2019s childhood surroundings as guides wax poetic on all things Marley, including colorful Rasta art and inspiring facts about his music.\nThe only bad part of this tour? Trying to get Buffalo Soldier<\/em> out of your head...or stopping your better half from singing it all day."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"5 Romantic Tours ","format":null,"safe_value":"5 Romantic Tours "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Sure, sipping frozen cocktails on Jamaica\u2019s sandy beaches while staring into your partner\u2019s eyes is more than enough of a romantic reason to vacation in Jamaica. But, if you\u2019re a couple that demands more adventure from your travel experience, especially when it comes to water sports, Ocho Rios has you covered.","format":null,"safe_value":"Sure, sipping frozen cocktails on Jamaica\u2019s sandy beaches while staring into your partner\u2019s eyes is more than enough of a romantic reason to vacation in Jamaica. 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Not only are they gaining popularity in Cancun<\/a>, but they're more colorful than anything you\u2019ve likely seen before and filled with unique traditions. 
\r\nAnd, quite frankly, they\u2019re often more fun.
\r\nIf you've been invited to your first
South Asian wedding<\/a>, you may be curious about what's going to happen. After all, eastern cultures differ in so many ways from the west, and a wedding day is no exception.
\r\nFrom grooms atop of gold-adorned white horses to stolen shoes, read on for five of the most interesting South Asian wedding traditions that\u2019ll leave you starry-eyed and considering a move to Mumbai.
\r\nBlessings and Body Art<\/strong>
\r\nProbably the most-recognized tradition when it comes to South Asian weddings is
Mehndi<\/a> (or Henna) parties. Imagine the ultimate girls\u2019 night in, but instead of manicures or DIY facials, the bride and her closest girl gang have their hands and feet adorned with intricately drawn on henna designs<\/strong>, which signify the blessing of the bond between the bride and her future husband. 
\r\nYou Won't Miss the Groom<\/strong>
\r\nWesterners are no strangers to making grand entrances at their weddings, but nothing is quite as impressive as the groom\u2019s arrival at a South Asian wedding.
\r\nIn the baraat (or groom's procession), the husband-to-be arrives to greet his future bride on an ornately- decorated white horse (yes, he literally <\/em>rides in on a white horse). After his unforgettable entrance, he\u2019s then welcomed by guests<\/strong> dancing around him to the beat of a drum, followed by the bride and her family who greet him with floral garlands
\r\nA Little Family Thievery<\/strong>
\r\nFor most husbands-to-be, bachelor party shenanigans are to be expected. But for an South Asian groom, the pranks continue in to the wedding day with a tradition called
Jutti Chupai<\/a>.
\r\nOn the morning of the wedding, the groom visits the home of his future in-laws, where his bride\u2019s mother washes his feet and offers him honey and milk. While this is happening, his future sister-in-law will try to steal his shoes for ransom<\/strong>, which usually includes cash or traditional gold trinkets, called kalicharis.
\r\nExpect Delicacies Galore<\/strong>
\r\nYou may want to avoid that skin-tight dress or snug slacks when attending a South Asian wedding, because if there\u2019s one thing you can expect, it\u2019s tons of delicious and exotic foods<\/strong> to keep you stuffed throughout the night! 
\r\nFrom traditional dishes like chickpea masala, chicken tikka and
samosas<\/a>, a South Asian reception dinner is a foodie\u2019s dream come true.
\r\nBoogie Down Bollywood Style<\/strong>
\r\nSure, you\u2019ve probably gotten down with the Electric Slide or chicken-danced your way through a reception or two, but the dances at a South Asian wedding will most likely put all <\/em>your usual moves to shame.
\r\nAfter a South Asian wedding ceremony, it\u2019s time for the real party - and that includes lots of dancing where wedding party members (and even guests) celebrate the bride and groom with legit Bollywood-style dance sequences, including the bhangra.
\r\nSo, do yourself a favor and
get familiar with some South Asian-inspired footwork<\/a><\/strong> before you send in your RSVP. 
\r\nTrust us, you\u2019ll be happy you did.
\r\n 
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"While all weddings serve as celebrations of love and union between two people, South Asian weddings aren\u2019t your typical run-of-the-mill I do\u2019s. Not only are they
gaining popularity in Cancun<\/a>, but they're more colorful than anything you\u2019ve likely seen before and filled with unique traditions.\u00a0\nAnd, quite frankly, they\u2019re often more fun.\nIf you've been invited to your first South Asian wedding<\/a>, you may be curious about what's going to happen. After all, eastern cultures differ in so many ways from the west, and a wedding day is no exception.\nFrom grooms atop of gold-adorned white horses to stolen shoes, read on for five of the most interesting South Asian wedding traditions that\u2019ll leave you starry-eyed and considering a move to Mumbai.\nBlessings and Body Art<\/strong>\nProbably the most-recognized tradition when it comes to South Asian weddings is Mehndi<\/a> (or Henna) parties. Imagine the ultimate girls\u2019 night in, but instead of manicures or DIY facials, the bride and her closest girl gang have their hands and feet adorned with intricately drawn on henna designs<\/strong>, which signify the blessing of the bond between the bride and her future husband.\u00a0\nYou Won't Miss the Groom<\/strong>\nWesterners are no strangers to making grand entrances at their weddings, but nothing is quite as impressive as the groom\u2019s arrival at a South Asian wedding.\nIn the baraat (or groom's procession), the husband-to-be arrives to greet his future bride on an ornately- decorated white horse (yes, he literally\u00a0<\/em>rides in on a white horse). After his unforgettable entrance, he\u2019s then welcomed by guests<\/strong> dancing around him to the beat of a drum, followed by the bride and her family who greet him with floral garlands\nA Little Family Thievery<\/strong>\nFor most husbands-to-be, bachelor party shenanigans are to be expected. But for an South Asian groom, the pranks continue in to the wedding day with a tradition called Jutti Chupai<\/a>.\nOn the morning of the wedding, the groom visits the home of his future in-laws, where his bride\u2019s mother washes his feet and offers him honey and milk. While this is happening, his future sister-in-law will try to steal his shoes for ransom<\/strong>, which usually includes cash or traditional gold trinkets, called kalicharis.\nExpect Delicacies Galore<\/strong>\nYou may want to avoid that skin-tight dress or snug slacks when attending a South Asian wedding, because if there\u2019s one thing you can expect, it\u2019s\u00a0tons of delicious and exotic foods<\/strong> to keep you stuffed throughout the night!\u00a0\nFrom traditional dishes like chickpea masala, chicken tikka and samosas<\/a>, a South Asian reception dinner is a foodie\u2019s dream come true.\nBoogie Down Bollywood Style<\/strong>\nSure, you\u2019ve probably gotten down with the Electric Slide or chicken-danced your way through a reception or two, but the dances at a South Asian wedding will most likely put all\u00a0<\/em>your usual moves to shame.\nAfter a South Asian wedding ceremony, it\u2019s time for the real party - and that includes lots of dancing where wedding party members (and even guests) celebrate the bride and groom with legit Bollywood-style dance sequences, including the bhangra.\nSo, do yourself a favor and get familiar with some South Asian-inspired footwork<\/a><\/strong> before you send in your RSVP.\u00a0\nTrust us, you\u2019ll be happy you did.\n\u00a0\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1970","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-banner-cover_39.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"336717","status":"1","timestamp":"1532111300","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1969","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_107.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"145557","status":"1","timestamp":"1532111300","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-07-20 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1356","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1971","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_60.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"136593","status":"1","timestamp":"1532111300","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1974","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_49.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"88411","status":"1","timestamp":"1532111300","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1357","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1972","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_75.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"88262","status":"1","timestamp":"1532111300","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1358","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1973","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_71.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"98353","status":"1","timestamp":"1532111300","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1359","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

While all weddings serve as celebrations of love and union between two people, South Asian weddings aren\u2019t your typical run-of-the-mill I do\u2019s. Not only are they gaining popularity in Cancun<\/a>, but they're more colorful than anything you\u2019ve likely seen before and filled with unique traditions. 
\r\nAnd, quite frankly, they\u2019re often more fun.
\r\nIf you've been invited to your first
South Asian wedding<\/a>, you may be curious about what's going to happen. After all, eastern cultures differ in so many ways from the west, and a wedding day is no exception.
\r\nFrom grooms atop of gold-adorned white horses to stolen shoes, read on for five of the most interesting South Asian wedding traditions that\u2019ll leave you starry-eyed and considering a move to Mumbai.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"While all weddings serve as celebrations of love and union between two people, South Asian weddings aren\u2019t your typical run-of-the-mill I do\u2019s. Not only are they
gaining popularity in Cancun<\/a>, but they're more colorful than anything you\u2019ve likely seen before and filled with unique traditions.\u00a0\nAnd, quite frankly, they\u2019re often more fun.\nIf you've been invited to your first South Asian wedding<\/a>, you may be curious about what's going to happen. After all, eastern cultures differ in so many ways from the west, and a wedding day is no exception.\nFrom grooms atop of gold-adorned white horses to stolen shoes, read on for five of the most interesting South Asian wedding traditions that\u2019ll leave you starry-eyed and considering a move to Mumbai."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1360","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Blessings and Body Art<\/strong>
\r\nProbably the most-recognized tradition when it comes to South Asian weddings is
Mehndi<\/a> (or Henna) parties. Imagine the ultimate girls\u2019 night in, but instead of manicures or DIY facials, the bride and her closest girl gang have their hands and feet adorned with intricately drawn on henna designs<\/strong>, which signify the blessing of the bond between the bride and her future husband. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Blessings and Body Art<\/strong>\nProbably the most-recognized tradition when it comes to South Asian weddings is Mehndi<\/a> (or Henna) parties. Imagine the ultimate girls\u2019 night in, but instead of manicures or DIY facials, the bride and her closest girl gang have their hands and feet adorned with intricately drawn on henna designs<\/strong>, which signify the blessing of the bond between the bride and her future husband.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1365","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

You Won't Miss the Groom<\/strong>
\r\nWesterners are no strangers to making grand entrances at their weddings, but nothing is quite as impressive as the groom\u2019s arrival at a South Asian wedding.
\r\nIn the baraat (or groom's procession), the husband-to-be arrives to greet his future bride on an ornately- decorated white horse (yes, he literally <\/em>rides in on a white horse). After his unforgettable entrance, he\u2019s then welcomed by guests<\/strong> dancing around him to the beat of a drum, followed by the bride and her family who greet him with floral garlands.
\r\nA Little Family Thievery<\/strong>
\r\nFor most husbands-to-be, bachelor party shenanigans are to be expected. But for an South Asian groom, the pranks continue in to the wedding day with a tradition called
Jutti Chupai<\/a>.
\r\nOn the morning of the wedding, the groom visits the home of his future in-laws, where his bride\u2019s mother washes his feet and offers him honey and milk. While this is happening, his future sister-in-law will try to steal his shoes for ransom<\/strong>, which usually includes cash or traditional gold trinkets, called kalicharis.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"You Won't Miss the Groom<\/strong>\nWesterners are no strangers to making grand entrances at their weddings, but nothing is quite as impressive as the groom\u2019s arrival at a South Asian wedding.\nIn the baraat (or groom's procession), the husband-to-be arrives to greet his future bride on an ornately- decorated white horse (yes, he literally\u00a0<\/em>rides in on a white horse). After his unforgettable entrance, he\u2019s then welcomed by guests<\/strong> dancing around him to the beat of a drum, followed by the bride and her family who greet him with floral garlands.\nA Little Family Thievery<\/strong>\nFor most husbands-to-be, bachelor party shenanigans are to be expected. But for an South Asian groom, the pranks continue in to the wedding day with a tradition called
Jutti Chupai<\/a>.\nOn the morning of the wedding, the groom visits the home of his future in-laws, where his bride\u2019s mother washes his feet and offers him honey and milk. While this is happening, his future sister-in-law will try to steal his shoes for ransom<\/strong>, which usually includes cash or traditional gold trinkets, called kalicharis."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1361","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Expect Delicacies Galore<\/strong>
\r\nYou may want to avoid that skin-tight dress or snug slacks when attending a South Asian wedding, because if there\u2019s one thing you can expect, it\u2019s tons of delicious and exotic foods<\/strong> to keep you stuffed throughout the night! 
\r\nFrom traditional dishes like chickpea masala, chicken tikka and
samosas<\/a>, a South Asian reception dinner is a foodie\u2019s dream come true.
\r\nBoogie Down Bollywood Style<\/strong>
\r\nSure, you\u2019ve probably gotten down with the Electric Slide or chicken-danced your way through a reception or two, but the dances at a South Asian wedding will most likely put all <\/em>your usual moves to shame.
\r\nAfter a South Asian wedding ceremony, it\u2019s time for the real party - and that includes lots of dancing where wedding party members (and even guests) celebrate the bride and groom with legit Bollywood-style dance sequences, including the bhangra.
\r\nSo, do yourself a favor and
get familiar with some South Asian-inspired footwork<\/a><\/strong> before you send in your RSVP. 
\r\nTrust us, you\u2019ll be happy you did.","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Expect Delicacies Galore<\/strong>\nYou may want to avoid that skin-tight dress or snug slacks when attending a South Asian wedding, because if there\u2019s one thing you can expect, it\u2019s\u00a0tons of delicious and exotic foods<\/strong> to keep you stuffed throughout the night!\u00a0\nFrom traditional dishes like chickpea masala, chicken tikka and
samosas<\/a>, a South Asian reception dinner is a foodie\u2019s dream come true.\nBoogie Down Bollywood Style<\/strong>\nSure, you\u2019ve probably gotten down with the Electric Slide or chicken-danced your way through a reception or two, but the dances at a South Asian wedding will most likely put all\u00a0<\/em>your usual moves to shame.\nAfter a South Asian wedding ceremony, it\u2019s time for the real party - and that includes lots of dancing where wedding party members (and even guests) celebrate the bride and groom with legit Bollywood-style dance sequences, including the bhangra.\nSo, do yourself a favor and get familiar with some South Asian-inspired footwork<\/a><\/strong> before you send in your RSVP.\u00a0\nTrust us, you\u2019ll be happy you did."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"5 Cool South Asian Wedding","format":null,"safe_value":"5 Cool South Asian Wedding"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"From grooms atop of gold-adorned white horses to 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Culinary Scene Exploding ","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"253","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1531323162","changed":"1537475740","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1537475740","revision_uid":"5","body":{"und":[{"value":"If you think the Cancun foodie scene is limited to street tacos, bland resort fare, and frozen margaritas, you may want to take a second look at Mexico\u2019s top vacation spot.
\r\nSure, there was a time when eating out while vacationing in Cancun was relegated to gimmicky Mexican grub, but as of late, the popular tourist city is proving to be quite the foodie destination<\/strong> for vacationers that crave unforgettable culinary experiences while on holiday.
\r\nWhether it\u2019s due to the rich traditions and unique flavors of Mexican cuisine, the plethora of fresh-caught Caribbean seafood, or Mexico's homegrown crop of talented young chefs, there\u2019s no denying that Cancun has transformed into a bucket list dining destination for gourmet travelers.
\r\nIn fact, Cancun\u2019s burgeoning food scene boasts an
impressive Wine & Food Festival<\/a><\/strong> which lures foodies with unique and unparalleled gastronomic events, national, and international star chefs, renowned sommeliers, extraordinary wines, and the best liquors and spirits to live a great culinary experience in Cancun and Riviera Maya.
\r\nThe city\u2019s recent culinary movement has also made it a magnet for international chefs, solidifying Cancun as the <\/em>place to experience a top-notch eating adventure<\/strong> while vacationing.
\r\nIn the latest example of edible excellence to grace Cancun,
Massimo Bottura<\/a>, the culinary genius behind the world-renowned restaurant Osteria Francescana<\/a>, is bringing his talents to Moon Palace Cancun<\/a> this August.
\r\nOsteria Francescana, which is known for its pop-art inspired reinvention of classic Italian cuisine, just took the top spot on the
World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018<\/a> list, which makes Bottura\u2019s visit to Cancun that much more exciting for food travelers. 
\r\nIn the
Osteria Francescana Experience<\/a>, guests can partake in an upscale dining experience with Bottura, with proceeds going to Food for Soul, the chef\u2019s non-profit organization that creates and sustains community kitchens around the world to raise awareness on the issues of food waste and social isolation.
\r\nThis isn\u2019t the first time that the upper echelons of culinary masters have brought their expertise to Cancun, especially at Moon Palace Resorts. Earlier this year,
Spain's Michelin-starred chef Joan Roca <\/a>hosted a unique two-night culinary experience exclusively at the luxury resort, gracing guests with a taste of his award-winning cuisine as part of the brand\u2019s commitment to elevating its epicurean experiences.
\r\nAnd last year, Moon Palace Resorts secured a partnership with
world-renowned pastry chef Antonio Bachour<\/a>, offering a selection of his prize-winning desserts at all of their oceanfront properties in Mexico and Jamaica. What\u2019s more, Palace Resorts\u2019 executive pastry chefs underwent robust training with Bachour to learn about his specific techniques, tailored recipes, and unmatched presentation, to ensure each dessert uniquely reflects an exquisite work of art. The lineup of world-renowned visiting chefs, coupled with a dedication to creating top-class restaurants<\/a> at its resorts, has positioned Moon Palace Resorts as a welcomed destination for foodies across the globe.
\r\nIt\u2019s not just European chefs that are making waves in Cancun. Local Mexican chefs are also holding their own in the culinary world, including Enrique Olvera (Mexico City\u2019s Pujol) and Alejandro Ruiz (Casa Oaxaca), just to name a few. Home-grown talent combined with Cancun\u2019s increasingly food-savvy tourists<\/strong> may be yet another reason why the city is beginning to flourish in the world food scene.
\r\nAny way you cut it, it\u2019s hard to deny that Cancun is in the midst of transforming its spring-break image for a serious contender as one of the world\u2019s top foodie.","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"If you think the Cancun foodie scene is limited to street tacos, bland resort fare, and frozen margaritas, you may want to take a second look at Mexico\u2019s top vacation spot.\nSure, there was a time when eating out while vacationing in Cancun was relegated to gimmicky Mexican grub, but as of late, the popular tourist city is proving to be quite the foodie destination<\/strong> for vacationers that crave unforgettable culinary experiences while on holiday.\nWhether it\u2019s due to the rich traditions and unique flavors of Mexican cuisine, the plethora of fresh-caught Caribbean seafood, or Mexico's homegrown crop of talented young chefs, there\u2019s no denying that Cancun has transformed into a bucket list dining destination for gourmet travelers.\nIn fact, Cancun\u2019s burgeoning food scene boasts an
impressive Wine & Food Festival<\/a><\/strong> which lures foodies with unique and unparalleled gastronomic events, national, and international star chefs, renowned sommeliers, extraordinary wines, and the best liquors and spirits to live a great culinary experience in Cancun and Riviera Maya.\nThe city\u2019s recent culinary movement has also made it a magnet for international chefs, solidifying Cancun as the\u00a0<\/em>place to experience a top-notch eating adventure<\/strong> while vacationing.\nIn the latest example of edible excellence to grace Cancun, Massimo Bottura<\/a>, the culinary genius behind the world-renowned restaurant Osteria Francescana<\/a>, is bringing his talents to Moon Palace Cancun<\/a> this August.\nOsteria Francescana, which is known for its pop-art inspired reinvention of classic Italian cuisine, just took the top spot on the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018<\/a> list, which makes Bottura\u2019s visit to Cancun that much more exciting for food travelers.\u00a0\nIn the Osteria Francescana Experience<\/a>, guests can partake in an upscale dining experience with Bottura, with proceeds going to Food for Soul, the chef\u2019s non-profit organization that creates and sustains community kitchens around the world to raise awareness on the issues of food waste and social isolation.\nThis isn\u2019t the first time that the upper echelons of culinary masters have brought their expertise to Cancun, especially at Moon Palace Resorts. Earlier this year, Spain's Michelin-starred chef Joan Roca\u00a0<\/a>hosted a unique two-night culinary experience exclusively at the luxury resort, gracing guests with a taste of his award-winning cuisine as part of the brand\u2019s commitment to elevating its epicurean experiences.\nAnd last year, Moon Palace Resorts secured a partnership with world-renowned pastry chef Antonio Bachour<\/a>, offering a selection of his prize-winning desserts at all of their oceanfront properties in Mexico and Jamaica. What\u2019s more, Palace Resorts\u2019 executive pastry chefs underwent robust training with Bachour to learn about his specific techniques, tailored recipes, and unmatched presentation, to ensure each dessert uniquely reflects an exquisite work of art. The lineup of world-renowned visiting chefs, coupled with a dedication to creating top-class restaurants<\/a> at its resorts, has positioned Moon Palace Resorts as a welcomed destination for foodies across the globe.\nIt\u2019s not just European chefs that are making waves in Cancun. Local Mexican chefs are also holding their own in the culinary world, including Enrique Olvera (Mexico City\u2019s Pujol) and Alejandro Ruiz (Casa Oaxaca), just to name a few. Home-grown talent combined with Cancun\u2019s increasingly food-savvy tourists<\/strong> may be yet another reason why the city is beginning to flourish in the world food scene.\nAny way you cut it, it\u2019s hard to deny that Cancun is in the midst of transforming its spring-break image for a serious contender as one of the world\u2019s top foodie.","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1956","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-banner-cover_36.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"258698","status":"1","timestamp":"1531323236","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Enjoy the exquisite flavor of the international food in Cancun","title":"Enjoy the exquisite flavor of the international food in Cancun","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1946","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_105.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"105733","status":"1","timestamp":"1531323162","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Mexican food, a whole culinary experience","title":"Mexican food, a whole culinary experience","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-07-11 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1346","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1951","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery culinary.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery culinary.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"85562","status":"1","timestamp":"1531323162","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1948","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_47.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"122116","status":"1","timestamp":"1531323162","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Mexican food, a whole culinary experience","title":"Mexican food, a whole culinary experience","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1347","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1949","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_73.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"137032","status":"1","timestamp":"1531323162","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1348","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1950","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_69.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"74994","status":"1","timestamp":"1531323162","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1352","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Crystal McCormick<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

If you think the Cancun foodie scene is limited to street tacos, bland resort fare, and frozen margaritas, you may want to take a second look at Mexico\u2019s top vacation spot.
\r\nSure, there was a time when eating out while vacationing in Cancun was relegated to gimmicky Mexican grub, but as of late, the popular tourist city is proving to be quite the foodie destination<\/strong> for vacationers that crave unforgettable culinary experiences while on holiday.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Crystal McCormick\n\nIf you think the Cancun foodie scene is limited to street tacos, bland resort fare, and frozen margaritas, you may want to take a second look at Mexico\u2019s top vacation spot.\nSure, there was a time when eating out while vacationing in Cancun was relegated to gimmicky Mexican grub, but as of late, the popular tourist city is proving to be quite the foodie destination<\/strong> for vacationers that crave unforgettable culinary experiences while on holiday."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1353","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

In fact, Cancun\u2019s burgeoning food scene boasts an impressive Wine & Food Festival<\/a><\/strong> which lures foodies with unique and unparalleled gastronomic events, national, and international star chefs, renowned sommeliers, extraordinary wines, and the best liquors and spirits to live a great culinary experience in Cancun and Riviera Maya.
\r\nThe city\u2019s recent culinary movement has also made it a magnet for international chefs, solidifying Cancun as the <\/em>place to experience a top-notch eating adventure<\/strong> while vacationing.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"In fact, Cancun\u2019s burgeoning food scene boasts an
impressive Wine & Food Festival<\/a><\/strong> which lures foodies with unique and unparalleled gastronomic events, national, and international star chefs, renowned sommeliers, extraordinary wines, and the best liquors and spirits to live a great culinary experience in Cancun and Riviera Maya.\nThe city\u2019s recent culinary movement has also made it a magnet for international chefs, solidifying Cancun as the\u00a0<\/em>place to experience a top-notch eating adventure<\/strong> while vacationing."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1354","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

In the latest example of edible excellence to grace Cancun, Massimo Bottura<\/a>, the culinary genius behind the world-renowned restaurant Osteria Francescana<\/a>, is bringing his talents to Moon Palace Cancun<\/a> this August.
\r\nOsteria Francescana, which is known for its pop-art inspired reinvention of classic Italian cuisine, just took the top spot on the
World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018<\/a> list, which makes Bottura\u2019s visit to Cancun that much more exciting for food travelers. 
\r\nIn the
Osteria Francescana Experience<\/a>, guests can partake in an upscale dining experience with Bottura, with proceeds going to Food for Soul, the chef\u2019s non-profit organization that creates and sustains community kitchens around the world to 
\r\nThis isn\u2019t the first time that the upper echelons of culinary masters have brought their expertise to Cancun, especially at Moon Palace Resorts. Earlier this year,
Spain's Michelin-starred chef Joan Roca <\/a>hosted a unique two-night culinary experience exclusively at the luxury resort, gracing guests with a taste of his award-winning cuisine as part of the brand\u2019s commitment to elevating its epicurean experiences.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"In the latest example of edible excellence to grace Cancun, Massimo Bottura<\/a>, the culinary genius behind the world-renowned restaurant Osteria Francescana<\/a>, is bringing his talents to Moon Palace Cancun<\/a> this August.\nOsteria Francescana, which is known for its pop-art inspired reinvention of classic Italian cuisine, just took the top spot on the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018<\/a> list, which makes Bottura\u2019s visit to Cancun that much more exciting for food travelers.\u00a0\nIn the Osteria Francescana Experience<\/a>, guests can partake in an upscale dining experience with Bottura, with proceeds going to Food for Soul, the chef\u2019s non-profit organization that creates and sustains community kitchens around the world to\u00a0\nThis isn\u2019t the first time that the upper echelons of culinary masters have brought their expertise to Cancun, especially at Moon Palace Resorts. Earlier this year, Spain's Michelin-starred chef Joan Roca\u00a0<\/a>hosted a unique two-night culinary experience exclusively at the luxury resort, gracing guests with a taste of his award-winning cuisine as part of the brand\u2019s commitment to elevating its epicurean experiences."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1355","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

And last year, Moon Palace Resorts secured a partnership with world-renowned pastry chef Antonio Bachour<\/a>, offering a selection of his prize-winning desserts at all of their oceanfront properties in Mexico and Jamaica. What\u2019s more, Palace Resorts\u2019 executive pastry chefs underwent robust training with Bachour to learn about his specific techniques, tailored recipes, and unmatched presentation, to ensure each dessert uniquely reflects an exquisite work of art. The lineup of world-renowned visiting chefs, coupled with a dedication to creating top-class restaurants<\/a> at its resorts, has positioned Moon Palace Resorts as a welcomed destination for foodies across the globe.
\r\nIt\u2019s not just European chefs that are making waves in Cancun. Local Mexican chefs are also holding their own in the culinary world, including Enrique Olvera (Mexico City\u2019s Pujol) and Alejandro Ruiz (Casa Oaxaca), just to name a few. Home-grown talent combined with Cancun\u2019s increasingly food-savvy tourists<\/strong> may be yet another reason why the city is beginning to flourish in the world food scene.
\r\nAny way you cut it, it\u2019s hard to deny that Cancun is in the midst of transforming its spring-break image for a serious contender as one of the world\u2019s top foodie destinations. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"And last year, Moon Palace Resorts secured a partnership with
world-renowned pastry chef Antonio Bachour<\/a>, offering a selection of his prize-winning desserts at all of their oceanfront properties in Mexico and Jamaica. What\u2019s more, Palace Resorts\u2019 executive pastry chefs underwent robust training with Bachour to learn about his specific techniques, tailored recipes, and unmatched presentation, to ensure each dessert uniquely reflects an exquisite work of art. The lineup of world-renowned visiting chefs, coupled with a dedication to creating top-class restaurants<\/a> at its resorts, has positioned Moon Palace Resorts as a welcomed destination for foodies across the globe.\nIt\u2019s not just European chefs that are making waves in Cancun. Local Mexican chefs are also holding their own in the culinary world, including Enrique Olvera (Mexico City\u2019s Pujol) and Alejandro Ruiz (Casa Oaxaca), just to name a few. Home-grown talent combined with Cancun\u2019s increasingly food-savvy tourists<\/strong> may be yet another reason why the city is beginning to flourish in the world food scene.\nAny way you cut it, it\u2019s hard to deny that Cancun is in the midst of transforming its spring-break image for a serious contender as one of the world\u2019s top foodie destinations.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Cancun Culinary ","format":null,"safe_value":"Cancun Culinary "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Whether it\u2019s due to the rich traditions and unique flavors of Mexican cuisine, the plethora of fresh-caught Caribbean seafood, or Mexico's homegrown crop of talented young chefs, there\u2019s no denying that Cancun has transformed into a bucket list dining destination for gourmet travelers.","format":null,"safe_value":"Whether it\u2019s due to the rich traditions and unique flavors of Mexican cuisine, the plethora of fresh-caught Caribbean seafood, or Mexico's 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Ways to Make Your Vacation Spa Day the Best Ever ","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"250","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1531157215","changed":"1533573269","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1533573269","revision_uid":"5","body":{"und":[{"value":"7 Tips for Getting Most Out of Your Spa Day<\/strong>
\r\nVacations are meant for unwinding, and nothing can match the unadulterated pampering of a serene day at the spa. Whether it\u2019s a calming massage to melt away your stresses or a quenching facial treatment that leaves you fresh-faced and revitalized, a trip to the spa should<\/em> be a required part of any vacation.
\r\nThat\u2019s why you have to make the most out of your visit to the spa on your vacation. To help you on your way to total inner and outer bliss, we\u2019ve compiled a list of spa day tips to help you prepare for your spa day to make sure you get the absolute most fun, relaxation, and enjoyment out of the experience!
\r\nWork on Your Pre-Spa Game<\/strong>
\r\nWhen booking your vacation spa day, it\u2019s crucial to plan out what you would like to have done ahead of time. Nothing will spoil the start of your relaxing day like having to go over and choose from a gazillion different services, some that you may have never heard of! 
\r\nAre you in desperate need of a pampering pedicure or is deep tissue massage more your thing? Think about what your dream spa day<\/strong> consists of and have a plan of desired services in mind when booking or arriving at your appointment.
\r\nAt many resorts with extensive spa facilities, like
Palace Resorts<\/a> in Mexico and Jamaica, visitors can go online to check out the wide breadth of services<\/a> and organize their visits.
\r\nHydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate<\/strong>
\r\nOne of the biggest mistakes that first time spa goers make is not drinking enough water beforehand, which can lead to dizziness, headaches and muscle aches, especially if you\u2019re getting a massage or going into a steam room or sauna.
\r\nAs well as keeping you feeling well, drinking a good amount of water before and directly after skincare spa treatments is thought to 
help maximize their effectiveness <\/a>leaving your skin looking fresher, longer.
\r\nTry Something New<\/strong>
\r\nIf you\u2019re a spa-day aficionado, you probably have a good idea of what services you want before scheduling an appointment, but when on a Caribbean holiday why not try something new<\/strong> and exciting?
\r\nAt high-end resorts like
Le Blanc Spa Resort<\/a> in Mexico, you can indulge in everything from exotic facials, to hydrotherapy, and even using tiny fish to revitalize your tootsies at BlancSpa<\/a>. Go ahead, feed your adventurous side. You\u2019re on vacation!
\r\nCommunicate During Your Session<\/strong>
\r\nCommunication is key in most areas of life, and this also goes for getting the most out of your spa day massage.
\r\nAre the lights too bright? Is the room too cold? Pressure not enough? Speak up! You may feel like a bossy ingrate at first, but trust us, your masseuse will appreciate the feedback. 
\r\nAlso, before your massage service begins, let your therapist know if you\u2019re feeling particularly stressed or sore in a certain area so they can focus their attention on trouble areas. 
\r\nSkip the Pre-Spa Burger and Fries<\/strong>
\r\nNothing\u2019s worse than feeling bloated or gassy right before you\u2019re about to get a deep tissue massage. So, avoid discomfort or (god forbid) an embarrassing bodily function mishap by eating a light meal before your spa day. 
\r\nIt\u2019s also a good idea to check if your spa day includes any food, especially if you have a full day of pampering in front of you. Feeling hangry <\/em>will only take away from the relaxing experience, which is the whole point!
\r\nChoose Spa Day Companions Wisely<\/strong>
\r\nIf you\u2019re vacationing with others, think long and hard before you automatically invite someone along to your spa day. While a relaxing day getting pampered may be perfect for you and your lifelong bestie, inviting a co-worker or (yikes!) your mother-in-law, may result in more stress and less relaxation.
\r\nThis is your vacation and you deserve a little R&R<\/strong>, darn it! So, make sure whomever you bring along vibes with you and <\/em>your idea of unwinding. And when in doubt, opt for a spa day for one \u2013 it\u2019ll be better than having a Debbie Downer along for the ride.
\r\nLeave Your Worries Behind<\/strong>
\r\nOne of the most important tips for making the most of your spa day is to relax! You can indulge in every spa treatment known to man but if your mind is racing throughout, there\u2019s a good chance you won\u2019t be able to reap the rewards of a spa day.
\r\nWhen you step into your appointment, make a conscious decision to leave everything on your mind at the door and enter the spa with calmness and clarity<\/strong>. Your treatment is not the time to address your thoughts or worries, because after all, your mind needs to relax as much as your body does.
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"7 Tips for Getting Most Out of Your Spa Day<\/strong>\nVacations are meant for unwinding, and nothing can match the unadulterated pampering of a serene day at the spa. Whether it\u2019s a calming massage to melt away your stresses or a quenching facial treatment that leaves you fresh-faced and revitalized, a trip to the spa\u00a0should<\/em>\u00a0be a required part of any vacation.\nThat\u2019s why you have to make the most out of your visit to the spa on your vacation. To help you on your way to total inner and outer bliss, we\u2019ve compiled a list of spa day tips to help you prepare for your spa day to make sure you get the absolute most fun, relaxation, and enjoyment out of the experience!\nWork on Your Pre-Spa Game<\/strong>\nWhen booking your vacation spa day, it\u2019s crucial to plan out what you would like to have done ahead of time. Nothing will spoil the start of your relaxing day like having to go over and choose from a gazillion different services, some that you may have never heard of!\u00a0\nAre you in desperate need of a pampering pedicure or is deep tissue massage more your thing? Think about what\u00a0your dream spa day<\/strong>\u00a0consists of and have a plan of desired services in mind when booking or arriving at your appointment.\nAt many resorts with extensive spa facilities, like
Palace Resorts<\/a> in Mexico and Jamaica, visitors can go online to check out the wide breadth of services<\/a> and organize their visits.\nHydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate<\/strong>\nOne of the biggest mistakes that first time spa goers make is not drinking enough water beforehand, which can lead to dizziness, headaches and muscle aches, especially if you\u2019re getting a massage or going into a steam room or sauna.\nAs well as keeping you feeling well, drinking a good amount of water before and directly after skincare spa treatments is thought to\u00a0help maximize their effectiveness\u00a0<\/a>leaving your skin looking fresher, longer.\nTry Something New<\/strong>\nIf you\u2019re a spa-day aficionado, you probably have a good idea of what services you want before scheduling an appointment, but when on a Caribbean holiday why not\u00a0try something new<\/strong> and exciting?\nAt high-end resorts like Le Blanc Spa Resort<\/a> in Mexico, you can indulge in everything from exotic facials, to hydrotherapy, and even using tiny fish to revitalize your tootsies at BlancSpa<\/a>. Go ahead, feed your adventurous side. You\u2019re on vacation!\nCommunicate During Your Session<\/strong>\nCommunication is key in most areas of life, and this also goes for getting the most out of your spa day massage.\nAre the lights too bright? Is the room too cold? Pressure not enough? Speak up! You may feel like a bossy ingrate at first, but trust us, your masseuse will appreciate the feedback.\u00a0\nAlso, before your massage service begins, let your therapist know if you\u2019re feeling particularly stressed or sore in a certain area so they can focus their attention on trouble areas.\u00a0\nSkip the Pre-Spa Burger and Fries<\/strong>\nNothing\u2019s worse than feeling bloated or gassy right before you\u2019re about to get a deep tissue massage. So, avoid discomfort or (god forbid) an embarrassing bodily function mishap by eating a light meal before your spa day.\u00a0\nIt\u2019s also a good idea to check if your spa day includes any food, especially if you have a full day of pampering in front of you. Feeling\u00a0hangry\u00a0<\/em>will only take away from the relaxing experience, which is the whole point!\nChoose Spa Day Companions Wisely<\/strong>\nIf you\u2019re vacationing with others, think long and hard before you automatically invite someone along to your spa day. While a relaxing day getting pampered may be perfect for you and your lifelong bestie, inviting a co-worker or (yikes!) your mother-in-law, may result in more stress and less relaxation.\nThis is your vacation and\u00a0you deserve a little R&R<\/strong>, darn it! So, make sure whomever you bring along vibes with you\u00a0and\u00a0<\/em>your idea of unwinding. And when in doubt, opt for a spa day for one \u2013 it\u2019ll be better than having a Debbie Downer along for the ride.\nLeave Your Worries Behind<\/strong>\nOne of the most important tips for making the most of your spa day is to relax! You can indulge in every spa treatment known to man but if your mind is racing throughout, there\u2019s a good chance you won\u2019t be able to reap the rewards of a spa day.\nWhen you step into your appointment, make a conscious decision to leave everything on your mind at the door and enter the spa with\u00a0calmness and clarity<\/strong>. Your treatment is not the time to address your thoughts or worries, because after all, your mind needs to relax as much as your body does.\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1934","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_30.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"406006","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1935","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_104.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"195637","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-07-09 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1336","field_video":{"und":[{"input":"https:\/\/youtu.be\/dEBTVMZtkhI","video_id":"dEBTVMZtkhI"}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1936","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_57.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"81645","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1937","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_46.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"157603","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1337","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1938","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_72.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"51719","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1338","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1939","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_68.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"46144","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1342","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Crystal McCormick<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

Vacations are meant for unwinding, and nothing can match the unadulterated pampering of a serene day at the spa. Whether it\u2019s a calming massage to melt away your stresses or a quenching facial treatment that leaves you fresh-faced and revitalized, a trip to the spa should<\/em> be a required part of any vacation.
\r\nThat\u2019s why you have to make the most out of your visit to the spa on your vacation. To help you on your way to total inner and outer bliss, we\u2019ve compiled a list of spa day tips to help you prepare for your spa day to make sure you get the absolute most fun, relaxation, and enjoyment out of the experience!<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Crystal McCormick\n\nVacations are meant for unwinding, and nothing can match the unadulterated pampering of a serene day at the spa. Whether it\u2019s a calming massage to melt away your stresses or a quenching facial treatment that leaves you fresh-faced and revitalized, a trip to the spa\u00a0should<\/em>\u00a0be a required part of any vacation.\nThat\u2019s why you have to make the most out of your visit to the spa on your vacation. To help you on your way to total inner and outer bliss, we\u2019ve compiled a list of spa day tips to help you prepare for your spa day to make sure you get the absolute most fun, relaxation, and enjoyment out of the experience!"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1343","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Work on Your Pre-Spa Game<\/strong>
\r\nWhen booking your vacation spa day, it\u2019s crucial to plan out what you would like to have done ahead of time. Nothing will spoil the start of your relaxing day like having to go over and choose from a gazillion different services, some that you may have never heard of! 
\r\nAre you in desperate need of a pampering pedicure or is deep tissue massage more your thing? Think about what your dream spa day<\/strong> consists of and have a plan of desired services in mind when booking or arriving at your appointment.
\r\nAt many resorts with extensive spa facilities, like
Palace Resorts<\/a> in Mexico and Jamaica, visitors can go online to check out the wide breadth of services<\/a> and organize their visits.
\r\nHydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate<\/strong>
\r\nOne of the biggest mistakes that first time spa goers make is not drinking enough water beforehand, which can lead to dizziness, headaches and muscle aches, especially if you\u2019re getting a massage or going into a steam room or sauna.
\r\nAs well as keeping you feeling well, drinking a good amount of water before and directly after skincare spa treatments is thought to 
help maximize their effectiveness <\/a>leaving your skin looking fresher, longer.","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Work on Your Pre-Spa Game<\/strong>\nWhen booking your vacation spa day, it\u2019s crucial to plan out what you would like to have done ahead of time. Nothing will spoil the start of your relaxing day like having to go over and choose from a gazillion different services, some that you may have never heard of!\u00a0\nAre you in desperate need of a pampering pedicure or is deep tissue massage more your thing? Think about what\u00a0your dream spa day<\/strong>\u00a0consists of and have a plan of desired services in mind when booking or arriving at your appointment.\nAt many resorts with extensive spa facilities, like Palace Resorts<\/a> in Mexico and Jamaica, visitors can go online to check out the wide breadth of services<\/a> and organize their visits.\nHydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate<\/strong>\nOne of the biggest mistakes that first time spa goers make is not drinking enough water beforehand, which can lead to dizziness, headaches and muscle aches, especially if you\u2019re getting a massage or going into a steam room or sauna.\nAs well as keeping you feeling well, drinking a good amount of water before and directly after skincare spa treatments is thought to\u00a0help maximize their effectiveness\u00a0<\/a>leaving your skin looking fresher, longer."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1344","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Try Something New<\/strong>
\r\nIf you\u2019re a spa-day aficionado, you probably have a good idea of what services you want before scheduling an appointment, but when on a Caribbean holiday why not try something new<\/strong> and exciting?
\r\nAt high-end resorts like
Le Blanc Spa Resort<\/a> in Mexico, you can indulge in everything from exotic facials, hydrotherapy, and even using tiny fish to revitalize your tootsies at BlancSpa<\/a>. Go ahead, feed your adventurous side. You\u2019re on vacation!
\r\nCommunicate During Your Session<\/strong>
\r\nCommunication is key in most areas of life, and this also goes for getting the most out of your spa day massage.
\r\nAre the lights too bright? Is the room too cold? Pressure not enough? Speak up! You may feel like a bossy ingrate at first, but trust us, your masseuse will appreciate the feedback. 
\r\nAlso, before your massage service begins, let your therapist know if you\u2019re feeling particularly stressed or sore in a certain area so they can focus their attention on trouble areas. 
\r\nSkip the Pre-Spa Burger and Fries<\/strong>
\r\nNothing\u2019s worse than feeling bloated or gassy right before you\u2019re about to get a deep tissue massage. So, avoid discomfort or (god forbid) an embarrassing bodily function mishap by eating a light meal before your spa day. 
\r\nIt\u2019s also a good idea to check if your spa day includes any food, especially if you have a full day of pampering in front of you. Feeling hangry <\/em>will only take away from the relaxing experience, which is the whole point!<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Try Something New<\/strong>\nIf you\u2019re a spa-day aficionado, you probably have a good idea of what services you want before scheduling an appointment, but when on a Caribbean holiday why not\u00a0try something new<\/strong> and exciting?\nAt high-end resorts like
Le Blanc Spa Resort<\/a> in Mexico, you can indulge in everything from exotic facials, hydrotherapy, and even using tiny fish to revitalize your tootsies at BlancSpa<\/a>. Go ahead, feed your adventurous side. You\u2019re on vacation!\nCommunicate During Your Session<\/strong>\nCommunication is key in most areas of life, and this also goes for getting the most out of your spa day massage.\nAre the lights too bright? Is the room too cold? Pressure not enough? Speak up! You may feel like a bossy ingrate at first, but trust us, your masseuse will appreciate the feedback.\u00a0\nAlso, before your massage service begins, let your therapist know if you\u2019re feeling particularly stressed or sore in a certain area so they can focus their attention on trouble areas.\u00a0\nSkip the Pre-Spa Burger and Fries<\/strong>\nNothing\u2019s worse than feeling bloated or gassy right before you\u2019re about to get a deep tissue massage. So, avoid discomfort or (god forbid) an embarrassing bodily function mishap by eating a light meal before your spa day.\u00a0\nIt\u2019s also a good idea to check if your spa day includes any food, especially if you have a full day of pampering in front of you. Feeling\u00a0hangry\u00a0<\/em>will only take away from the relaxing experience, which is the whole point!"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1345","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Choose Spa Day Companions Wisely<\/strong>
\r\nIf you\u2019re vacationing with others, think long and hard before you automatically invite someone along to your spa day. While a relaxing day getting pampered may be perfect for you and your lifelong bestie, inviting a co-worker or (yikes!) your mother-in-law, may result in more stress and less relaxation.
\r\nThis is your vacation and you deserve a little R&R<\/strong>, darn it! So, make sure whomever you bring along vibes with you and <\/em>your idea of unwinding. And when in doubt, opt for a spa day for one \u2013 it\u2019ll be better than having a Debbie Downer along for the ride.
\r\nLeave Your Worries Behind<\/strong>
\r\nOne of the most important tips for making the most of your spa day is to relax! You can indulge in every spa treatment known to man but if your mind is racing throughout, there\u2019s a good chance you won\u2019t be able to reap the rewards of a spa day.
\r\nWhen you step into your appointment, make a conscious decision to leave everything on your mind at the door and enter the spa with calmness and clarity<\/strong>. Your treatment is not the time to address your thoughts or worries, because after all, your mind needs to relax as much as your body does.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Choose Spa Day Companions Wisely<\/strong>\nIf you\u2019re vacationing with others, think long and hard before you automatically invite someone along to your spa day. While a relaxing day getting pampered may be perfect for you and your lifelong bestie, inviting a co-worker or (yikes!) your mother-in-law, may result in more stress and less relaxation.\nThis is your vacation and\u00a0you deserve a little R&R<\/strong>, darn it! So, make sure whomever you bring along vibes with you\u00a0and\u00a0<\/em>your idea of unwinding. And when in doubt, opt for a spa day for one \u2013 it\u2019ll be better than having a Debbie Downer along for the ride.\nLeave Your Worries Behind<\/strong>\nOne of the most important tips for making the most of your spa day is to relax! You can indulge in every spa treatment known to man but if your mind is racing throughout, there\u2019s a good chance you won\u2019t be able to reap the rewards of a spa day.\nWhen you step into your appointment, make a conscious decision to leave everything on your mind at the door and enter the spa with\u00a0calmness and clarity<\/strong>. Your treatment is not the time to address your thoughts or worries, because after all, your mind needs to relax as much as your body does."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"7 Ways to Make Your Vacation","format":null,"safe_value":"7 Ways to Make Your Vacation"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Communication is key in most areas of life, and this also goes for getting the most out of your spa day massage.","format":null,"safe_value":"Communication is key in most areas of life, and this also goes for getting the most out of your spa day massage."}]},"field_summary":{"und":[{"id":"1339","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Any Day at Spa Is Good. Learn How To Make It Better!","format":null,"safe_value":"Any Day at Spa Is Good. Learn How To Make It Better!"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"From eating right to thinking about what you want before showing up, here are 7 tips to make your vacation spa day the best it can be. ","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"From eating right to thinking about what you want before showing up, here are 7 tips to make your vacation spa day the best it can be.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_location":{"und":[{"id":"1340","field_latitude":{"und":[{"value":"21.1260433","format":null,"safe_value":"21.1260433"}]},"field_longitude":{"und":[{"value":"-86.7551234","format":null,"safe_value":"-86.7551234"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_small":{"und":[{"fid":"1943","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_68.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"157705","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]},"field_cover_image":{"und":[{"id":"1341","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1941","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-banner-cover_32.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"289853","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1940","uid":"5","filename":"last mobile 7 Tips Spa.jpeg","uri":"public:\/\/last mobile 7 Tips Spa.jpeg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"166735","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"581"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_medium":{"und":[{"fid":"1942","uid":"5","filename":"medium-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/medium-thumbnail_75.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"40225","status":"1","timestamp":"1531157215","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"500","height":"252"}]},"field_reservation_banner":{"und":[{"tid":"247"}]},"rdf_mapping":{"field_image":{"predicates":["og:image","rdfs:seeAlso"],"type":"rel"},"field_tags":{"predicates":["dc:subject"],"type":"rel"},"rdftype":["sioc:Item","foaf:Document"],"title":{"predicates":["dc:title"]},"created":{"predicates":["dc:date","dc:created"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"changed":{"predicates":["dc:modified"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"body":{"predicates":["content:encoded"]},"uid":{"predicates":["sioc:has_creator"],"type":"rel"},"name":{"predicates":["foaf:name"]},"comment_count":{"predicates":["sioc:num_replies"],"datatype":"xsd:integer"},"last_activity":{"predicates":["sioc:last_activity_date"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"}},"path":{"pathauto":"0"},"cid":"0","last_comment_timestamp":"1531157215","last_comment_name":null,"last_comment_uid":"5","comment_count":"0","name":"content","picture":"0","data":"a:5:{s:16:\"ckeditor_default\";s:1:\"t\";s:20:\"ckeditor_show_toggle\";s:1:\"t\";s:14:\"ckeditor_width\";s:4:\"100%\";s:13:\"ckeditor_lang\";s:2:\"en\";s:18:\"ckeditor_auto_lang\";s:1:\"t\";}","path2":"mexico\/cancun\/activities-and-events\/wellness\/fitness\/7-tips-make-great-spa-day-while-vacation"},{"vid":"248","uid":"5","title":"5 Must-Try Travel Trends for Summer","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"248","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1529699398","changed":"1530047546","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1530047546","revision_uid":"5","body":{"und":[{"value":"With summer just starting, it\u2019s never too early to get into getaway mode with this year\u2019s top summer travel trends. Tourism has evolved significantly<\/strong> in recent years with travelers always looking for new and better ways to enjoy destinations and experiences.
\r\nSo, what does research say about this year\u2019s summer tourism? From solo travel to volunteering vacations, here's our go-to 2018 travel trends that could make this summer getaway unlike any you\u2019ve had before.
\r\nWellness is a Priority<\/strong>
\r\nGone are the days of chucking diet and exercise out the window while on holiday. Instead, vacation-goers are now choosing to take their healthy lifestyles with them
with data showing<\/a> that 17 million travelers are choosing \"health and wellbeing focused\" vacations over a more debaucherous getaway.
\r\nAnd the travel industry is taking notice of this trend of health-conscious vacations with many companies introducing new offerings for travelers to maintain their personal wellbeing on the road. 
\r\nThose looking to take their wellness vacation to the next level have a variety of options including choosing destinations and accommodations that specialize in getting you in tip-top shape, physically and mentally. At
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>, for example, they offer Wellness Suites<\/a> with direct access to an exclusive Wellness Area pool, special room service menu, as well as aqua spinning bikes, a private instructor, and more.
\r\nMore Travelers, Shorter Stays<\/strong>
\r\nBased on travel authority
Generali Global Assistance's research<\/a>, more Americans and Europeans plan to get away this summer compared to last year. 
\r\nOn the other hand, those vacationers will take shorter trips<\/strong> this time around, with the average vacationer spending a week and a half on holiday opposed to the previous year\u2019s average of two weeks. 
\r\nBut less can be more. With resorts offering vacation planning services, tours, and other activities to guests, the chances of making even shorter trips memorable is greater than ever.
\r\nGoing at it Alone<\/strong>
\r\nIf you can\u2019t even fathom eating alone at a restaurant, this trend isn\u2019t for you. But, if you\u2019re all about your independence,
solo travel<\/a> may be the thing for you this summer.
\r\nAccording to travel experts, vacations for one are quickly gaining in popularity, with travelers opting to take trips without family or friends by their side \u2013 and they may just be more fulfilling. 
\r\n\"Traveling solo is on the rise, especially for women,\u201d said travel editor Jessica Bisesto to
Southern Living<\/a>. \u201cGoing on an adventure by yourself can give you incredible opportunities that wouldn't be possible if you were traveling with a companion. You'll learn to embrace new cultures<\/strong> more personally, make friends outside of your comfort zone, and discover how independent and self-sufficient you really are.\"
\r\nConscientious Vacations<\/strong>
\r\nAnother emerging travel trend this summer is sustainable tourism, where travelers are mindful of their impact on the economy as well as the lives of those living in the destination that they are visiting. 
\r\nMatthew D. Upchurch, chairman and
CEO of Virtuoso explains<\/a>, \"When people think about sustainability in travel they often only think about the green footprint aspect, but it goes much deeper than that to also embrace support for the protection of cultural and natural heritage, along with social and economic benefits for local people in destinations throughout the world,\" he explains. \"Sustainable tourism is not a trend, it is a travel transformation<\/strong>.\" 
\r\nMake sure to do some research on the resorts you are considering and check out their history of
corporate responsibility<\/a> and any foundations<\/a> they have in place.
\r\nWater Sports Top the List<\/strong>
\r\nProbably not surprising, taking advantage of crystal-clear waters tops the list of a dream vacation bucket list - because really, who doesn\u2019t want to spend their summer holiday soaking up the sun on the water?
\r\nAfter compiling the most used vacation hashtags on social media,
Crimson Hexagon<\/a> found that surfing, waterskiing, and diving all took top spots for the most sought after vacation activities. That helps explain why destinations like Cancun<\/a> and Jamaica<\/a> are increasingly popular for summer travel.
\r\nGood Deed Getaways<\/strong>
\r\nMore and more American are forgoing suntans and sightseeing on their summer vacations, and instead are lending their time off to a more commendable cause, volunteering their time.
\r\nVoluntourism is where travelers aim to make a difference<\/strong> with hands-on experience helping out in the community, and is one of the fastest growing trends in travel today, especially with the increase of recent disasters, say travel experts. 
\r\n\"Between two massive hurricanes and now the largest earthquake Mexico has seen in 100 years, I think we're going to see a resurgence in voluntourism,\" says Misty Ewing Belles, the managing director of global public relations for Virtuoso to
US News<\/a>. \"The need is apparent and as people look for ways to help, volunteer vacations will likely see a rise,\" she adds.
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\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"With summer just starting, it\u2019s never too early to get into getaway mode with this year\u2019s top summer travel trends.\u00a0Tourism has evolved significantly<\/strong> in recent years with travelers always looking for new and better ways to enjoy destinations and experiences.\nSo, what does research say about this year\u2019s summer tourism? From solo travel to volunteering vacations, here's our go-to 2018 travel trends that could make this summer getaway unlike any you\u2019ve had before.\nWellness is a Priority<\/strong>\nGone are the days of chucking diet and exercise out the window while on holiday. Instead, vacation-goers are now choosing to take their healthy lifestyles with them
with data showing<\/a> that 17 million travelers are choosing \"health and wellbeing focused\" vacations over a more debaucherous getaway.\nAnd the travel industry is taking notice of this trend of health-conscious vacations with many companies introducing new offerings for travelers to maintain their personal wellbeing on the road.\u00a0\nThose looking to take their wellness vacation to the next level have a variety of options including choosing destinations and accommodations that specialize in getting you in tip-top shape, physically and mentally. At Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>, for example, they offer Wellness Suites<\/a> with direct access to an exclusive Wellness Area pool, special room service menu, as well as aqua spinning bikes, a private instructor, and more.\nMore Travelers, Shorter Stays<\/strong>\nBased on travel authority Generali Global Assistance's research<\/a>, more Americans and Europeans plan to get away this summer compared to last year.\u00a0\nOn the other hand, those vacationers will take shorter trips<\/strong> this time around, with the average vacationer spending a week and a half on holiday opposed to the previous year\u2019s average of two weeks.\u00a0\nBut less can be more. With resorts offering vacation planning services, tours, and other activities to guests, the chances of making even shorter trips memorable is greater than ever.\nGoing at it Alone<\/strong>\nIf you can\u2019t even fathom eating alone at a restaurant, this trend isn\u2019t for you. But, if you\u2019re all about your independence, solo travel<\/a> may be the thing for you this summer.\nAccording to travel experts, vacations for one are quickly gaining in popularity, with travelers opting to take trips without family or friends by their side \u2013 and they may just be more fulfilling.\u00a0\n\"Traveling solo is on the rise, especially for women,\u201d said travel editor Jessica Bisesto to Southern Living<\/a>. \u201cGoing on an adventure by yourself can give you incredible opportunities that wouldn't be possible if you were traveling with a companion. You'll learn to embrace new cultures<\/strong> more personally, make friends outside of your comfort zone, and discover how independent and self-sufficient you really are.\"\nConscientious Vacations<\/strong>\nAnother emerging travel trend this summer is sustainable tourism, where travelers are mindful of their impact on the economy as well as the lives of those living in the destination that they are visiting.\u00a0\nMatthew D. Upchurch, chairman and CEO of Virtuoso explains<\/a>, \"When people think about sustainability in travel they often only think about the green footprint aspect, but it goes much deeper than that to also embrace support for the protection of cultural and natural heritage, along with social and economic benefits for local people in destinations throughout the world,\" he explains. \"Sustainable tourism is not a trend, it is a travel transformation<\/strong>.\"\u00a0\nMake sure to do some research on the resorts you are considering and check out their history of corporate responsibility<\/a> and any foundations<\/a> they have in place.\nWater Sports Top the List<\/strong>\nProbably not surprising, taking advantage of crystal-clear waters tops the list of a dream vacation bucket list - because really, who doesn\u2019t want to spend their summer holiday soaking up the sun on the water?\nAfter compiling the most used vacation hashtags on social media, Crimson Hexagon<\/a> found that surfing, waterskiing, and diving all took top spots for the most sought after vacation activities. That helps explain why destinations like Cancun<\/a> and Jamaica<\/a> are increasingly popular for summer travel.\nGood Deed Getaways<\/strong>\nMore and more American are forgoing suntans and sightseeing on their summer vacations, and instead are lending their time off to a more commendable cause, volunteering their time.\nVoluntourism is where travelers aim to make a difference<\/strong> with hands-on experience helping out in the community, and is one of the fastest growing trends in travel today, especially with the increase of recent disasters, say travel experts.\u00a0\n\"Between two massive hurricanes and now the largest earthquake Mexico has seen in 100 years, I think we're going to see a resurgence in voluntourism,\" says Misty Ewing Belles, the managing director of global public relations for Virtuoso to US News<\/a>. \"The need is apparent and as people look for ways to help, volunteer vacations will likely see a rise,\" she adds.\n\u00a0\n\n\n\n\u00a0\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1931","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_29.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"209334","status":"1","timestamp":"1529699512","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1918","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_103.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"156323","status":"1","timestamp":"1529699398","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-06-22 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1326","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1926","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_58.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"168601","status":"1","timestamp":"1529699398","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1925","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_69.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"96970","status":"1","timestamp":"1529699398","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1327","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1923","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_71.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"93777","status":"1","timestamp":"1529699398","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1328","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1920","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_67.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"76239","status":"1","timestamp":"1529699398","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1329","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Crystal McCormick<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

With summer just starting, it\u2019s never too early to get into getaway mode with this year\u2019s top summer travel trends. Tourism has evolved significantly<\/strong> in recent years with travelers always looking for new and better ways to enjoy destinations and experiences.
\r\nSo, what does research say about this year\u2019s summer tourism? From solo travel to volunteering vacations, here's our go-to 2018 travel trends that could make this summer getaway unlike any you\u2019ve had before.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Crystal McCormick\n\nWith summer just starting, it\u2019s never too early to get into getaway mode with this year\u2019s top summer travel trends.\u00a0Tourism has evolved significantly<\/strong> in recent years with travelers always looking for new and better ways to enjoy destinations and experiences.\nSo, what does research say about this year\u2019s summer tourism? From solo travel to volunteering vacations, here's our go-to 2018 travel trends that could make this summer getaway unlike any you\u2019ve had before."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1330","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Wellness is a Priority<\/strong>
\r\nGone are the days of chucking diet and exercise out the window while on holiday. Instead, vacation-goers are now choosing to take their healthy lifestyles with them
with data showing<\/a> that 17 million travelers are choosing \"health and wellbeing focused\" vacations over a more debaucherous getaway.
\r\nAnd the travel industry is taking notice of this trend of health-conscious vacations with many companies introducing new offerings for travelers to maintain their personal wellbeing on the road. 
\r\nThose looking to take their wellness vacation to the next level have a variety of options including choosing destinations and accommodations that specialize in getting you in tip-top shape, physically and mentally. At
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>, for example, they offer Wellness Suites<\/a> with direct access to an exclusive Wellness Area pool, special room service menu, as well as aqua spinning bikes, a private instructor, and more.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Wellness is a Priority<\/strong>\nGone are the days of chucking diet and exercise out the window while on holiday. Instead, vacation-goers are now choosing to take their healthy lifestyles with them with data showing<\/a> that 17 million travelers are choosing \"health and wellbeing focused\" vacations over a more debaucherous getaway.\nAnd the travel industry is taking notice of this trend of health-conscious vacations with many companies introducing new offerings for travelers to maintain their personal wellbeing on the road.\u00a0\nThose looking to take their wellness vacation to the next level have a variety of options including choosing destinations and accommodations that specialize in getting you in tip-top shape, physically and mentally. At Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>, for example, they offer Wellness Suites<\/a> with direct access to an exclusive Wellness Area pool, special room service menu, as well as aqua spinning bikes, a private instructor, and more."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1331","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

More Travelers, Shorter Stays<\/strong>
\r\nBased on travel authority
Generali Global Assistance's research<\/a>, more Americans and Europeans plan to get away this summer compared to last year. 
\r\nOn the other hand, those vacationers will take shorter trips<\/strong> this time around, with the average vacationer spending a week and a half on holiday as opposed to the previous year\u2019s average of two weeks. 
\r\nBut less can be more. With resorts offering vacation planning services, tours, and other activities to guests, the chances of making even shorter trips memorable is greater than ever.
\r\nGoing at it Alone<\/strong>
\r\nIf you can\u2019t even fathom eating alone at a restaurant, this trend isn\u2019t for you. But, if you\u2019re all about your independence,
solo travel<\/a> may be the thing for you this summer.
\r\nAccording to travel experts, vacations for one are quickly gaining in popularity, with travelers opting to take trips without family or friends by their side \u2013 and they may just be more fulfilling. 
\r\n\"Traveling solo is on the rise, especially for women,\u201d said travel editor Jessica Bisesto to
Southern Living<\/a>. \u201cGoing on an adventure by yourself can give you incredible opportunities that wouldn't be possible if you were traveling with a companion. You'll learn to embrace new cultures<\/strong> more personally, make friends outside of your comfort zone, and discover how independent and self-sufficient you really are.\"<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"More Travelers, Shorter Stays<\/strong>\nBased on travel authority Generali Global Assistance's research<\/a>, more Americans and Europeans plan to get away this summer compared to last year.\u00a0\nOn the other hand, those vacationers will take shorter trips<\/strong> this time around, with the average vacationer spending a week and a half on holiday as opposed to the previous year\u2019s average of two weeks.\u00a0\nBut less can be more. With resorts offering vacation planning services, tours, and other activities to guests, the chances of making even shorter trips memorable is greater than ever.\nGoing at it Alone<\/strong>\nIf you can\u2019t even fathom eating alone at a restaurant, this trend isn\u2019t for you. But, if you\u2019re all about your independence, solo travel<\/a> may be the thing for you this summer.\nAccording to travel experts, vacations for one are quickly gaining in popularity, with travelers opting to take trips without family or friends by their side \u2013 and they may just be more fulfilling.\u00a0\n\"Traveling solo is on the rise, especially for women,\u201d said travel editor Jessica Bisesto to Southern Living<\/a>. \u201cGoing on an adventure by yourself can give you incredible opportunities that wouldn't be possible if you were traveling with a companion. You'll learn to embrace new cultures<\/strong> more personally, make friends outside of your comfort zone, and discover how independent and self-sufficient you really are.\""}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1332","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Water Sports Top the List<\/strong>
\r\nProbably not surprising, taking advantage of crystal-clear waters tops the list of a dream vacation bucket list - because really, who doesn\u2019t want to spend their summer holiday soaking up the sun on the water?
\r\nAfter compiling the most used vacation hashtags on social media,
Crimson Hexagon<\/a> found that surfing, waterskiing, and diving all took top spots for the most sought after vacation activities.
\r\nThat helps explain why destinations like
Cancun<\/a> and Jamaica<\/a> are increasingly popular for summer travel.
\r\nGood Deed Getaways<\/strong>
\r\nMore and more Americans are forgoing suntans and sightseeing on their summer vacations, and instead are lending their time off to a more commendable cause, volunteering their time.
\r\nVoluntourism is where travelers aim to make a difference<\/strong> with hands-on experience helping out in the community, and is one of the fastest growing trends in travel today, especially with the increase of recent disasters, say travel experts. 
\r\n\"I think we're going to see a resurgence in voluntourism,\" says Misty Ewing Belles, the managing director of global public relations for Virtuoso to
US News<\/a>. \"The need is apparent and as people look for ways to help, volunteer vacations will likely see a rise,\" she adds.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Water Sports Top the List<\/strong>\nProbably not surprising, taking advantage of crystal-clear waters tops the list of a dream vacation bucket list - because really, who doesn\u2019t want to spend their summer holiday soaking up the sun on the water?\nAfter compiling the most used vacation hashtags on social media, Crimson Hexagon<\/a> found that surfing, waterskiing, and diving all took top spots for the most sought after vacation activities.\nThat helps explain why destinations like Cancun<\/a> and Jamaica<\/a> are increasingly popular for summer travel.\nGood Deed Getaways<\/strong>\nMore and more Americans are forgoing suntans and sightseeing on their summer vacations, and instead are lending their time off to a more commendable cause, volunteering their time.\nVoluntourism is where travelers aim to make a difference<\/strong> with hands-on experience helping out in the community, and is one of the fastest growing trends in travel today, especially with the increase of recent disasters, say travel experts.\u00a0\n\"I think we're going to see a resurgence in voluntourism,\" says Misty Ewing Belles, the managing director of global public relations for Virtuoso to US News<\/a>. \"The need is apparent and as people look for ways to help, volunteer vacations will likely see a rise,\" she adds."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"5 Must-Try Travel","format":null,"safe_value":"5 Must-Try Travel"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Based on travel authority Generali Global Assistance's research, more Americans and Europeans plan to get away this summer compared to last year. 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It once meant early morning flights, hours-long conferences with few breaks and then a red-eye back home. No more. Where \u201call work, no play\u201d may have once been the mantra, these days it\u2019s now \u201call work, then play\u201d as savvy business travelers are combining both business and fun.
\r\nIt\u2019s called bleisure travel and while the name may not roll off the tongue, the benefits are astounding. Rather than cram travel into 1-2 days, bleisure travelers typically extend their business trips to take advantage of sightseeing and activities in the surrounding area.
\r\nWhether the goal is to decompress after an intense negotiation or just check out somewhere new, bleisure is rapidly becoming the go-to mode of travel for the busy professional. Here are three tips to help you get the most out of bleisure travel. 
\r\nFind a place that works and plays:<\/strong> Instead of moving from your conference location to your vacation spot, do it all at the same place. All-inclusive resorts like Moon Palace Resorts in Mexico and Jamaica provide both sides of the bleisure coin in
one destination<\/a>.
\r\nBoasting expansive and diverse meeting spaces with the latest technology, business travelers at Moon Palace Resorts can get to business while enjoying amazing views. And once the conference ends, they can quickly jump into their swim trunks or golf shoes and enjoy the numerous activities that an all-inclusive resort provides. The Cancun area, for example, provides everything from stunning beach vistas on the Yucatan Peninsula to
world-class golf courses<\/a> and excursions to historic and mysterious Mayan ruins<\/a>. 
\r\nBring the whole company:<\/strong> There\u2019s no need to just invite your executive team to the next conference either. With meeting spaces that seat thousands, everyone can be a part of your next event. Moon Palace Cancun's Arena features 140,000 square feet of multi-use space and can be configured to seat as many as 10,000 people. So bring the whole team or expand your business conference invite list tenfold. There\u2019s room for all of them. 
\r\nOr, if you\u2019re looking for something more intimate, try the smaller meeting spots such as a room on the grounds of the spa. The options are almost endless, meaning your only goal will be keeping folks more interested in your presentation and less on the views.  
\r\nLook for the perks:<\/strong> Vacation destinations have quickly adapted to satisfy the bleisure traveller with more than just room service and fresh towels. Moon Palace Resorts is among the resorts now offering incentives to conference guests that range from spa and excursion packages to nightlife and specialized food and beverage options. Complete your conference day with a massage or early evening scuba trip.
\r\nNot only will it make attendees happy, it will also make for fresh, enlivened discussions for the rest of the event. Suddenly, everyone is looking forward to that week-long business trip. 
\r\nImagine packing your bag with a smile as you prep for that next business trip. Indeed, with bleisure opportunities continuing to grow, there\u2019s no need to dread the next time you seek or plan a business event. Your only worry will be remembering to pack your swimsuit.
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one destination<\/a>.\nBoasting expansive and diverse meeting spaces with the latest technology, business travelers at Moon Palace Resorts can get to business while enjoying amazing views. And once the conference ends, they can quickly jump into their swim trunks or golf shoes and enjoy the numerous activities that an all-inclusive resort provides. The Cancun area, for example, provides everything from stunning beach vistas on the Yucatan Peninsula to world-class golf courses<\/a> and excursions to historic and mysterious Mayan ruins<\/a>.\u00a0\nBring the whole company:<\/strong> There\u2019s no need to just invite your executive team to the next conference either. With meeting spaces that seat thousands, everyone can be a part of your next event. Moon Palace Cancun's Arena features 140,000 square feet of multi-use space and can be configured to seat as many as 10,000 people. So bring the whole team or expand your business conference invite list tenfold. There\u2019s room for all of them.\u00a0\nOr, if you\u2019re looking for something more intimate, try the smaller meeting spots such as a room on the grounds of the spa. The options are almost endless, meaning your only goal will be keeping folks more interested in your presentation and less on the views. \u00a0\nLook for the perks:<\/strong> Vacation destinations have quickly adapted to satisfy the bleisure traveller with more than just room service and fresh towels. Moon Palace Resorts is among the resorts now offering incentives to conference guests that range from spa and excursion packages to nightlife and specialized food and beverage options. Complete your conference day with a massage or early evening scuba trip.\nNot only will it make attendees happy, it will also make for fresh, enlivened discussions for the rest of the event. Suddenly, everyone is looking forward to that week-long business trip.\u00a0\nImagine packing your bag with a smile as you prep for that next business trip. Indeed, with bleisure opportunities continuing to grow, there\u2019s no need to dread the next time you seek or plan a business event. Your only worry will be remembering to pack your swimsuit.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1906","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_28.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"341123","status":"1","timestamp":"1529078156","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Bleisure travel, the new business travel trend","title":"Bleisure travel, the new business travel trend","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1907","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_102.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"274694","status":"1","timestamp":"1529078156","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Bleisure travel, the new business travel trend","title":"Bleisure travel, the new business travel trend","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-06-15 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Brant Long","format":null,"safe_value":"Brant Long"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1316","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1910","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_56.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"93209","status":"1","timestamp":"1529078156","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1911","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_67.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"148808","status":"1","timestamp":"1529078156","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Activities and things to do for something more than a business trip","title":"Activities and things to do for something more than a business trip","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1317","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1909","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_70.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"80104","status":"1","timestamp":"1529078156","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1318","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1908","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_66.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"95911","status":"1","timestamp":"1529078156","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1319","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Brant Long<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

Business travel. It once meant early morning flights, hours-long conferences with few breaks and then a red-eye back home. No more. Where \u201call work, no play\u201d may have once been the mantra, these days it\u2019s now \u201call work, then play\u201d as savvy business travelers are combining both business and fun.
\r\nIt\u2019s called bleisure travel and while the name may not roll off the tongue, the benefits are astounding. Rather than cram travel into 1-2 days, bleisure travelers typically extend their business trips to take advantage of sightseeing and activities in the surrounding area.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Brant Long\n\nBusiness travel. It once meant early morning flights, hours-long conferences with few breaks and then a red-eye back home. No more. Where \u201call work, no play\u201d may have once been the mantra, these days it\u2019s now \u201call work, then play\u201d as savvy business travelers are combining both business and fun.\nIt\u2019s called bleisure travel and while the name may not roll off the tongue, the benefits are astounding. Rather than cram travel into 1-2 days, bleisure travelers typically extend their business trips to take advantage of sightseeing and activities in the surrounding area."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1320","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Here are three tips to help you get the most out of bleisure travel. 
\r\nFind a place that works and plays:<\/strong> Instead of moving from your conference location to your vacation spot, do it all at the same place. All-inclusive resorts like Moon Palace Resorts in Mexico and Jamaica provide both sides of the bleisure coin in
one destination<\/a>.
\r\nBoasting expansive and diverse meeting spaces with the latest technology, business travelers at Moon Palace Resorts can get to business while enjoying amazing views. And once the conference ends, they can quickly jump into their swim trunks or golf shoes and enjoy the numerous activities that an all-inclusive resort provides. The Cancun area, for example, provides everything from stunning beach vistas on the Yucatan Peninsula to
world-class golf courses<\/a> and excursions to historic and mysterious Mayan ruins<\/a>. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Here are three tips to help you get the most out of bleisure travel.\u00a0\nFind a place that works and plays:<\/strong> Instead of moving from your conference location to your vacation spot, do it all at the same place. All-inclusive resorts like Moon Palace Resorts in Mexico and Jamaica provide both sides of the bleisure coin in one destination<\/a>.\nBoasting expansive and diverse meeting spaces with the latest technology, business travelers at Moon Palace Resorts can get to business while enjoying amazing views. And once the conference ends, they can quickly jump into their swim trunks or golf shoes and enjoy the numerous activities that an all-inclusive resort provides. The Cancun area, for example, provides everything from stunning beach vistas on the Yucatan Peninsula to world-class golf courses<\/a> and excursions to historic and mysterious Mayan ruins<\/a>.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1321","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Bring the whole company:<\/strong> There\u2019s no need to just invite your executive team to the next conference either. With meeting spaces that seat thousands, everyone can be a part of your next event. Moon Palace Cancun's Arena features 140,000 square feet of multi-use space and can be configured to seat as many as 10,000 people. So bring the whole team or expand your business conference invite list tenfold. There\u2019s room for all of them. 
\r\nOr, if you\u2019re looking for something more intimate, try the smaller meeting spots such as a room on the grounds of the spa. The options are almost endless, meaning your only goal will be keeping folks more interested in your presentation and less on the views.  <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Bring the whole company:<\/strong> There\u2019s no need to just invite your executive team to the next conference either. With meeting spaces that seat thousands, everyone can be a part of your next event. Moon Palace Cancun's Arena features 140,000 square feet of multi-use space and can be configured to seat as many as 10,000 people. So bring the whole team or expand your business conference invite list tenfold. There\u2019s room for all of them.\u00a0\nOr, if you\u2019re looking for something more intimate, try the smaller meeting spots such as a room on the grounds of the spa. The options are almost endless, meaning your only goal will be keeping folks more interested in your presentation and less on the views. \u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1322","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Look for the perks:<\/strong> Vacation destinations have quickly adapted to satisfy the bleisure traveller with more than just room service and fresh towels. Moon Palace Resorts is among the resorts now offering incentives to conference guests that range from spa and excursion packages to nightlife and specialized food and beverage options. Complete your conference day with a massage or early evening scuba trip.
\r\nNot only will it make attendees happy, it will also make for fresh, enlivened discussions for the rest of the event. Suddenly, everyone is looking forward to that week-long business trip. 
\r\nImagine packing your bag with a smile as you prep for that next business trip. Indeed, with bleisure opportunities continuing to grow, there\u2019s no need to dread the next time you seek or plan a business event. Your only worry will be remembering to pack your swimsuit.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Look for the perks:<\/strong> Vacation destinations have quickly adapted to satisfy the bleisure traveller with more than just room service and fresh towels. Moon Palace Resorts is among the resorts now offering incentives to conference guests that range from spa and excursion packages to nightlife and specialized food and beverage options. Complete your conference day with a massage or early evening scuba trip.\nNot only will it make attendees happy, it will also make for fresh, enlivened discussions for the rest of the event. Suddenly, everyone is looking forward to that week-long business trip.\u00a0\nImagine packing your bag with a smile as you prep for that next business trip. Indeed, with bleisure opportunities continuing to grow, there\u2019s no need to dread the next time you seek or plan a business event. Your only worry will be remembering to pack your swimsuit."}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Bleisure Travel ","format":null,"safe_value":"Bleisure Travel "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Whether the goal is to decompress after an intense negotiation or just check out somewhere new, bleisure is rapidly becoming the go-to mode of travel for the busy professional. ","format":null,"safe_value":"Whether the goal is to decompress after an intense negotiation or just check out somewhere new, bleisure is rapidly becoming the go-to mode of travel for the busy professional. 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into full-on celebration mode<\/a>.
\r\nHere\u2019s what you should know in order to partake of this fun-filled week, especially if you take in the celebrations from
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> in Ocho Rios, which will celebrate in true Jamaican style with food, fun, and festivities of its own.
\r\nYup, we said \u201cweek.\u201d<\/strong> While other countries might limit their major national holidays to a single day \u2013 which may get moved around to make a long weekend \u2013 Jamaicans know where it\u2019s at come Independence Day: They take up a full week and pack it up with enough things to get everyone busy, from street fairs and parades to cultural events and pageants.
\r\nWhile the largest celebrations take place around Kingston and Montego Bay, nearly every corner of the island does their own scaled-down version in order to keep a lively atmosphere, including popular spots like Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica.
\r\nTry not to gain too much weight.<\/strong> Whenever people get together to party, they\u2019re sure to work up an appetite once all the dancing and singing get going. If you\u2019re around the north coast you may even get an early festive start by joining this year\u2019s
Ocho Rios Seafood Festival<\/a> on August 5th, featuring all sorts of delicacies prepared with the Caribbean\u2019s bountiful harvest.
\r\nFeast on some saltfish fritters, garlic lobster with plantains or curried shrimp, and cap off your night with an outdoor concert. Just pace yourself, will you?
There\u2019s plenty more to do<\/a>. 
\r\nDance to the beat of the streets.<\/strong> Music and dance can be found all over the place on any given day in Jamaica, but during this time of the year they kick it up a notch. A tradition that dates back to 1966 is the
Popular Song Competition<\/a>, where Jamaican artists try to outdo each other with some infectious beats and memorable lyrics that portray national pride at its finest. Past winners include legendary acts like Toots & The Maytals, Desmond Dekker, and Eric Donaldson.
\r\nDon\u2019t rain on this parade.<\/strong> Independence from the British Empire isn\u2019t the only thing worth celebrating. The reason the festivities go on for so long is due to the fact that emancipation from slavery is also celebrated, so you can expect all sorts of cultural references to those harsh days.
\r\nOn the one hand you\u2019re sure to find lively floats and musicians filling the air with songs of joy, but keep in mind there are also plenty of religious rites and commemorations that pay homage to those who had to struggle to find freedom. Keep your eyes open for exhibitions, lectures, and other supporting events if you\u2019re looking for a more enlightening experience.
\r\nKeep it colorful.<\/strong> Locals love to show their national pride during Independence Day, and so should you. Remember that the Jamaican flag\u2019s colors correspond to specific national symbols: black is for the strength and creativity of the people, gold refers to natural wealth and the joy of sunlight, and green is related to hope and agricultural resources. There, now you can hit the dance hall and party like you mean it!","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"If you happen to visit Jamaica during the early days of August, you\u2019re in for a treat: Independence Day kicks off a series of national festivities on the 6th, and the whole island goes
into full-on celebration mode<\/a>.\nHere\u2019s what you should know in order to partake of this fun-filled week, especially if you take in the celebrations from Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> in Ocho Rios, which will celebrate in true Jamaican style with food, fun, and festivities of its own.\nYup, we said \u201cweek.\u201d<\/strong> While other countries might limit their major national holidays to a single day \u2013 which may get moved around to make a long weekend \u2013 Jamaicans know where it\u2019s at come Independence Day: They take up a full week and pack it up with enough things to get everyone busy, from street fairs and parades to cultural events and pageants.\nWhile the largest celebrations take place around Kingston and Montego Bay, nearly every corner of the island does their own scaled-down version in order to keep a lively atmosphere, including popular spots like Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica.\nTry not to gain too much weight.<\/strong> Whenever people get together to party, they\u2019re sure to work up an appetite once all the dancing and singing get going. If you\u2019re around the north coast you may even get an early festive start by joining this year\u2019s Ocho Rios Seafood Festival<\/a> on August 5th, featuring all sorts of delicacies prepared with the Caribbean\u2019s bountiful harvest.\nFeast on some saltfish fritters, garlic lobster with plantains or curried shrimp, and cap off your night with an outdoor concert. Just pace yourself, will you? There\u2019s plenty more to do<\/a>.\u00a0\nDance to the beat of the streets.<\/strong> Music and dance can be found all over the place on any given day in Jamaica, but during this time of the year they kick it up a notch. A tradition that dates back to 1966 is the Popular Song Competition<\/a>, where Jamaican artists try to outdo each other with some infectious beats and memorable lyrics that portray national pride at its finest. Past winners include legendary acts like Toots & The Maytals, Desmond Dekker, and Eric Donaldson.\nDon\u2019t rain on this parade.<\/strong> Independence from the British Empire isn\u2019t the only thing worth celebrating. The reason the festivities go on for so long is due to the fact that emancipation from slavery is also celebrated, so you can expect all sorts of cultural references to those harsh days.\nOn the one hand you\u2019re sure to find lively floats and musicians filling the air with songs of joy, but keep in mind there are also plenty of religious rites and commemorations that pay homage to those who had to struggle to find freedom. Keep your eyes open for exhibitions, lectures, and other supporting events if you\u2019re looking for a more enlightening experience.\nKeep it colorful.<\/strong> Locals love to show their national pride during Independence Day, and so should you. Remember that the Jamaican flag\u2019s colors correspond to specific national symbols: black is for the strength and creativity of the people, gold refers to natural wealth and the joy of sunlight, and green is related to hope and agricultural resources. There, now\u00a0you can hit the dance hall and party like you mean it!","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1894","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_27.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"160646","status":"1","timestamp":"1528913117","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Jamaican Independence Day 2018, a amazing experience","title":"Jamaican Independence Day 2018, a amazing experience","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1895","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_101.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"133329","status":"1","timestamp":"1528913117","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Jamaican Independence Day 2018, a amazing experience","title":"Jamaican Independence Day 2018, a amazing experience","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-06-13 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Juan Sempere","format":null,"safe_value":"Juan Sempere"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1306","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1896","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_55.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"200838","status":"1","timestamp":"1528913117","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1899","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_65.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"56086","status":"1","timestamp":"1528913117","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Jamaican Independence Day 2018, a amazing experience","title":"Jamaican Independence Day 2018, a amazing experience","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1307","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1897","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_69.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"65183","status":"1","timestamp":"1528913117","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1308","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1898","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_65.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"53031","status":"1","timestamp":"1528913117","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1309","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Juan Sempere<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

If you happen to visit Jamaica during the early days of August, you\u2019re in for a treat: Independence Day kicks off a series of national festivities on the 6th, and the whole island goes into full-on celebration mode<\/a>.
\r\nHere\u2019s what you should know in order to partake of this fun-filled week, especially if you take in the celebrations from
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> in Ocho Rios, which will celebrate in true Jamaican style with food, fun, and festivities of its own.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Juan Sempere\n\nIf you happen to visit Jamaica during the early days of August, you\u2019re in for a treat: Independence Day kicks off a series of national festivities on the 6th, and the whole island goes into full-on celebration mode<\/a>.\nHere\u2019s what you should know in order to partake of this fun-filled week, especially if you take in the celebrations from Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> in Ocho Rios, which will celebrate in true Jamaican style with food, fun, and festivities of its own."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1310","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Yup, we said \u201cweek.\u201d<\/strong> While other countries might limit their major national holidays to a single day \u2013 which may get moved around to make a long weekend \u2013 Jamaicans know where it\u2019s at come Independence Day: They take up a full week and pack it up with enough things to get everyone busy, from street fairs and parades to cultural events and pageants.
\r\nWhile the largest celebrations take place around Kingston and Montego Bay, nearly every corner of the island does their own scaled-down version in order to keep a lively atmosphere, including popular spots like Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Yup, we said \u201cweek.\u201d<\/strong> While other countries might limit their major national holidays to a single day \u2013 which may get moved around to make a long weekend \u2013 Jamaicans know where it\u2019s at come Independence Day: They take up a full week and pack it up with enough things to get everyone busy, from street fairs and parades to cultural events and pageants.\nWhile the largest celebrations take place around Kingston and Montego Bay, nearly every corner of the island does their own scaled-down version in order to keep a lively atmosphere, including popular spots like Ocho Rios and Moon Palace Jamaica."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1311","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Try not to gain too much weight.<\/strong> Whenever people get together to party, they\u2019re sure to work up an appetite once all the dancing and singing get going. If you\u2019re around the north coast you may even get an early festive start by joining this year\u2019s
Ocho Rios Seafood Festival<\/a> on August 5th, featuring all sorts of delicacies prepared with the Caribbean\u2019s bountiful harvest.
\r\nFeast on some saltfish fritters, garlic lobster with plantains or curried shrimp, and cap off your night with an outdoor concert. Just pace yourself, will you?
There\u2019s plenty more to do<\/a>. 
\r\nDance to the beat of the streets.<\/strong> Music and dance can be found all over the place on any given day in Jamaica, but during this time of the year they kick it up a notch. A tradition that dates back to 1966 is the
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Don\u2019t rain on this parade.<\/strong> Independence from the British Empire isn\u2019t the only thing worth celebrating. The reason the festivities go on for so long is due to the fact that emancipation from slavery is also celebrated, so you can expect all sorts of cultural references to those harsh days.
\r\nOn the one hand you\u2019re sure to find lively floats and musicians filling the air with songs of joy, but keep in mind there are also plenty of religious rites and commemorations that pay homage to those who had to struggle to find freedom. Keep your eyes open for exhibitions, lectures, and other supporting events if you\u2019re looking for a more enlightening experience.
\r\nKeep it colorful.<\/strong> Locals love to show their national pride during Independence Day, and so should you. Remember that the Jamaican flag\u2019s colors correspond to specific national symbols: black is for the strength and creativity of the people, gold refers to natural wealth and the joy of sunlight, and green is related to hope and agricultural resources. There, now you can hit the dance hall and party like you mean it!<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Don\u2019t rain on this parade.<\/strong> Independence from the British Empire isn\u2019t the only thing worth celebrating. The reason the festivities go on for so long is due to the fact that emancipation from slavery is also celebrated, so you can expect all sorts of cultural references to those harsh days.\nOn the one hand you\u2019re sure to find lively floats and musicians filling the air with songs of joy, but keep in mind there are also plenty of religious rites and commemorations that pay homage to those who had to struggle to find freedom. Keep your eyes open for exhibitions, lectures, and other supporting events if you\u2019re looking for a more enlightening experience.\nKeep it colorful.<\/strong> Locals love to show their national pride during Independence Day, and so should you. Remember that the Jamaican flag\u2019s colors correspond to specific national symbols: black is for the strength and creativity of the people, gold refers to natural wealth and the joy of sunlight, and green is related to hope and agricultural resources. 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But what do you give the guy that probably has enough ties and tools?
\r\nIf you\u2019re still trying to figure out how to treat your pops on his special holiday, nothing says you\u2019re awesome, dad <\/em>like a trip to the Caribbean where he can indulge in all of his favorite things. 
\r\nFrom perfecting his golf swing to feasting on a melt-in-your-mouth steak, here are a few ways to treat dad this Father\u2019s Day - or anytime of the year!
\r\nA Bonding Day of Golf <\/strong>
\r\nThey say golf is a good walk spoiled, but not when you
spend 18 holes worth of quality time<\/a> with dad at world-renowned Caribbean resort.
\r\nWhether your dad hits \u2018em like Jack Nicklaus or Jack Nicholson, enjoying some good old fashioned bonding time with his kids on the
golf course<\/a> is sure to be a Father\u2019s Day he won\u2019t soon forget.
\r\nFishing on the Caribbean Waters<\/strong>
\r\nFor the man who finds relaxation with a fishing pole in his hands, Cancun is just the place to cast a line<\/strong> in to the open waters, as Mexico is right on the migratory route of some of the world\u2019s most sought-after fish. 
\r\nIn Cancun, dad can have his pick of
charter fishing tours<\/a> that will guide him out onto the bountiful seas full of Sailfish, Marlin and Dolphin Fish. Just don\u2019t forget to have your phone ready to snap a memory of your old man reeling in a big one!
\r\nRevitalize with a Trip to the Spa<\/strong>
\r\nWho says spa days are not just for the ladies? After all, with everything that they do, even the roughest and toughest of dads could use a little spoiling, too. 
\r\nIf yours is the kind of dad who can appreciate being pampered, the perfect Father\u2019s Day gift is waiting at exclusive resorts, like the all-inclusive
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> in Mexico and Jamaica that feature amazing spas<\/a>.
\r\nWhether it\u2019s a luxurious 80-minute deep tissue massage<\/strong> to relieve chronic tension patterns and alleviate pain and muscle tension, or a cleansing steam in the sauna after a therapeutic dip in the hydrotherapy pool, dad will experience all things relaxing during his spa sesh.
\r\n Indulge in a Steak-tacular Dinner<\/strong>
\r\nIf a perfectly cooked piece of red meat is the quickest way to dad\u2019s heart<\/strong>, a Father\u2019s Day steak dinner is sure to hit the mark for the perfect way to end Father\u2019s Day. 
\r\nWhether its indulging in a taste of home with a succulent juicy steak at an American-inspired steakhouse or taking in more exotic flavors by sampling a spectrum of cut meats at a local restaurant in the Caribbean, the important thing is to give dad the
quality beef<\/a> he deserves.
\r\nDad does it all for us. Let him enjoy everything he loves \u2013 golf, fishing, spa, a steak dinner, and more \u2013 this Father\u2019s Day with a trip to the Caribbean.  
\r\n 
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"While every day is a good day to celebrate the patriarch of your family, Father's Day is just around the corner\u00a0<\/strong>and is the one-day of the year that is undoubtedly all about dad. But what do you give the guy that probably has enough ties and tools?\nIf you\u2019re still trying to figure out how to treat your pops on his special holiday, nothing says you\u2019re awesome, dad\u00a0<\/em>like a trip to the Caribbean where he can indulge in all of his favorite things.\u00a0\nFrom perfecting his golf swing to feasting on a melt-in-your-mouth steak, here are a few ways to treat dad this Father\u2019s Day - or anytime of the year!\nA Bonding Day of Golf\u00a0<\/strong>\nThey say golf is a good walk spoiled, but not when you
spend 18 holes worth of quality time<\/a>\u00a0with dad at world-renowned Caribbean resort.\nWhether your dad hits \u2018em like Jack Nicklaus or Jack Nicholson, enjoying some good old fashioned bonding time with his kids on the golf course<\/a> is sure to be a Father\u2019s Day he won\u2019t soon forget.\nFishing on the Caribbean Waters<\/strong>\nFor the man who finds relaxation with a fishing pole in his hands, Cancun is just the place to cast a line<\/strong> in to the open waters, as Mexico is right on the migratory route of some of the world\u2019s most sought-after fish.\u00a0\nIn Cancun, dad can have his pick of charter fishing tours<\/a> that will guide him out onto the bountiful seas full of Sailfish, Marlin and Dolphin Fish. Just don\u2019t forget to have your phone ready to snap a memory of your old man reeling in a big one!\nRevitalize with a Trip to the Spa<\/strong>\nWho says spa days are not just for the ladies? After all, with everything that they do, even the roughest and toughest of dads could use a little spoiling, too.\u00a0\nIf yours is the kind of dad who can appreciate being pampered, the perfect Father\u2019s Day gift is waiting at exclusive resorts, like the all-inclusive Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> in Mexico and Jamaica that feature amazing spas<\/a>.\nWhether it\u2019s a\u00a0luxurious 80-minute deep tissue massage<\/strong> to relieve chronic tension patterns and alleviate pain and muscle tension, or a cleansing steam in the sauna after a therapeutic dip in the hydrotherapy pool, dad will experience all things relaxing during his spa sesh.\n\u00a0Indulge in a Steak-tacular Dinner<\/strong>\nIf a perfectly cooked piece of red meat is the quickest way to dad\u2019s heart<\/strong>, a Father\u2019s Day steak dinner is sure to hit the mark for the perfect way to end Father\u2019s Day.\u00a0\nWhether its indulging in a taste of home with a succulent juicy steak at an American-inspired steakhouse or taking in more exotic flavors by sampling a spectrum of cut meats at a local restaurant in the Caribbean, the important thing is to give dad the quality beef<\/a> he deserves.\nDad does it all for us. Let him enjoy everything he loves \u2013 golf, fishing, spa, a steak dinner, and more \u2013 this Father\u2019s Day with a trip to the Caribbean. \u00a0\n\u00a0\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1881","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_26.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"267045","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Best family vacations ","title":"Best family vacations ","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1883","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_100.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"225335","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Best family vacations ","title":"Best family vacations ","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-06-04 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1296","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1884","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_54.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"62945","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1885","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_43.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"118240","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Best family vacations ","title":"Best family vacations ","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1297","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1886","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_68.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"64042","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1298","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1887","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_64.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"53245","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1299","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

While every day is a good day to celebrate the patriarch of your family, Father's Day is just around the corner <\/strong>and is the one-day of the year that is undoubtedly all about dad. But what do you give the guy that probably has enough ties and tools?
\r\nIf you\u2019re still trying to figure out how to treat your pops on his special holiday, nothing says you\u2019re awesome, dad <\/em>like a trip to the Caribbean where he can indulge in all of his favorite things. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"While every day is a good day to celebrate the patriarch of your family, Father's Day is just around the corner\u00a0<\/strong>and is the one-day of the year that is undoubtedly all about dad. But what do you give the guy that probably has enough ties and tools?\nIf you\u2019re still trying to figure out how to treat your pops on his special holiday, nothing says you\u2019re awesome, dad\u00a0<\/em>like a trip to the Caribbean where he can indulge in all of his favorite things.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1300","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

A Bonding Day of Golf <\/strong>
\r\nThey say golf is a good walk spoiled, but not when you
spend 18 holes worth of quality time<\/a> with dad at world-renowned Caribbean resort.
\r\nWhether your dad hits \u2018em like Jack Nicklaus or Jack Nicholson, enjoying some good old fashioned bonding time with his kids on the
golf course<\/a> is sure to be a Father\u2019s Day he won\u2019t soon forget.
\r\nFishing on the Caribbean Waters<\/strong>
\r\nFor the man who finds relaxation with a fishing pole in his hands, Cancun is just the place to cast a line<\/strong> in to the open waters, as Mexico is right on the migratory route of some of the world\u2019s most sought-after fish. 
\r\nIn Cancun, dad can have his pick of
charter fishing tours<\/a> that will guide him out onto the bountiful seas full of Sailfish, Marlin and Dolphin Fish. Just don\u2019t forget to have your phone ready to snap a memory of your old man reeling in a big one!<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"A Bonding Day of Golf\u00a0<\/strong>\nThey say golf is a good walk spoiled, but not when you spend 18 holes worth of quality time<\/a>\u00a0with dad at world-renowned Caribbean resort.\nWhether your dad hits \u2018em like Jack Nicklaus or Jack Nicholson, enjoying some good old fashioned bonding time with his kids on the golf course<\/a> is sure to be a Father\u2019s Day he won\u2019t soon forget.\nFishing on the Caribbean Waters<\/strong>\nFor the man who finds relaxation with a fishing pole in his hands, Cancun is just the place to cast a line<\/strong> in to the open waters, as Mexico is right on the migratory route of some of the world\u2019s most sought-after fish.\u00a0\nIn Cancun, dad can have his pick of charter fishing tours<\/a> that will guide him out onto the bountiful seas full of Sailfish, Marlin and Dolphin Fish. Just don\u2019t forget to have your phone ready to snap a memory of your old man reeling in a big one!"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1301","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Revitalize with a Trip to the Spa<\/strong>
\r\nWho says spa days are not just for the ladies? After all, with everything that they do, even the roughest and toughest of dads could use a little spoiling, too. 
\r\nIf yours is the kind of dad who can appreciate being pampered, the perfect Father\u2019s Day gift is waiting at exclusive resorts, like the all-inclusive
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> in Mexico and Jamaica that feature amazing spas<\/a>.
\r\nWhether it\u2019s a luxurious 80-minute deep tissue massage<\/strong> to relieve chronic tension patterns and alleviate pain and muscle tension, or a cleansing steam in the sauna after a therapeutic dip in the hydrotherapy pool, dad will experience all things relaxing during his spa sesh.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Revitalize with a Trip to the Spa<\/strong>\nWho says spa days are not just for the ladies? After all, with everything that they do, even the roughest and toughest of dads could use a little spoiling, too.\u00a0\nIf yours is the kind of dad who can appreciate being pampered, the perfect Father\u2019s Day gift is waiting at exclusive resorts, like the all-inclusive
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> in Mexico and Jamaica that feature amazing spas<\/a>.\nWhether it\u2019s a\u00a0luxurious 80-minute deep tissue massage<\/strong> to relieve chronic tension patterns and alleviate pain and muscle tension, or a cleansing steam in the sauna after a therapeutic dip in the hydrotherapy pool, dad will experience all things relaxing during his spa sesh."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1302","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":" Indulge in a Steak-tacular Dinner<\/strong>
\r\nIf a perfectly cooked piece of red meat is the quickest way to dad\u2019s heart<\/strong>, a Father\u2019s Day steak dinner is sure to hit the mark for the perfect way to end Father\u2019s Day. 
\r\nWhether its indulging in a taste of home with a succulent juicy steak at an American-inspired steakhouse or taking in more exotic flavors by sampling a spectrum of cut meats at a local restaurant in the Caribbean, the important thing is to give dad the
quality beef<\/a> he deserves.
\r\nDad does it all for us. Let him enjoy everything he loves \u2013 golf, fishing, spa, a steak dinner, and more \u2013 this Father\u2019s Day with a trip to the Caribbean.  ","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"\u00a0Indulge in a Steak-tacular Dinner<\/strong>\nIf a perfectly cooked piece of red meat is the quickest way to dad\u2019s heart<\/strong>, a Father\u2019s Day steak dinner is sure to hit the mark for the perfect way to end Father\u2019s Day.\u00a0\nWhether its indulging in a taste of home with a succulent juicy steak at an American-inspired steakhouse or taking in more exotic flavors by sampling a spectrum of cut meats at a local restaurant in the Caribbean, the important thing is to give dad the
quality beef<\/a> he deserves.\nDad does it all for us. Let him enjoy everything he loves \u2013 golf, fishing, spa, a steak dinner, and more \u2013 this Father\u2019s Day with a trip to the Caribbean. \u00a0"}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Dad Gets All He Wants ","format":null,"safe_value":"Dad Gets All He Wants "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"From perfecting his golf swing to feasting on a melt-in-your-mouth steak, here are a few ways to treat dad this Father\u2019s Day - or anytime of the year!","format":null,"safe_value":"From perfecting his golf swing to feasting on a melt-in-your-mouth steak, here are a few ways to treat dad this Father\u2019s Day - or anytime of the year!"}]},"field_summary":{"und":[{"id":"1303","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Golf, Fishing, Steak, and More For Dear Old Dad","format":null,"safe_value":"Golf, Fishing, Steak, and More For Dear Old Dad"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Want to give dad everything he loves this Father's Day? A vacation in the Caribbean is your answer. ","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Want to give dad everything he loves this Father's Day? A vacation in the Caribbean is your answer.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_location":{"und":[{"id":"1304","field_latitude":{"und":[{"value":"20.9764896","format":null,"safe_value":"20.9764896"}]},"field_longitude":{"und":[{"value":"-86.8335369","format":null,"safe_value":"-86.8335369"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_small":{"und":[{"fid":"1888","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_64.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"117886","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]},"field_cover_image":{"und":[{"id":"1305","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1890","uid":"5","filename":"article-banner-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-banner-cover_28.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"119142","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1891","uid":"5","filename":"last mobile fathers day.jpeg","uri":"public:\/\/last mobile fathers day.jpeg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"181431","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Best family vacations ","title":"Best family vacations ","width":"780","height":"581"}]}}]},"field_thumbnail_medium":{"und":[{"fid":"1889","uid":"5","filename":"medium-thumbnail.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/medium-thumbnail_71.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"50632","status":"1","timestamp":"1528125432","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Best family vacations ","title":"Best family vacations ","width":"500","height":"252"}]},"field_reservation_banner":{"und":[{"tid":"247"}]},"rdf_mapping":{"field_image":{"predicates":["og:image","rdfs:seeAlso"],"type":"rel"},"field_tags":{"predicates":["dc:subject"],"type":"rel"},"rdftype":["sioc:Item","foaf:Document"],"title":{"predicates":["dc:title"]},"created":{"predicates":["dc:date","dc:created"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"changed":{"predicates":["dc:modified"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"},"body":{"predicates":["content:encoded"]},"uid":{"predicates":["sioc:has_creator"],"type":"rel"},"name":{"predicates":["foaf:name"]},"comment_count":{"predicates":["sioc:num_replies"],"datatype":"xsd:integer"},"last_activity":{"predicates":["sioc:last_activity_date"],"datatype":"xsd:dateTime","callback":"date_iso8601"}},"path":{"pathauto":"0"},"cid":"0","last_comment_timestamp":"1528125432","last_comment_name":null,"last_comment_uid":"5","comment_count":"0","name":"content","picture":"0","data":"a:5:{s:16:\"ckeditor_default\";s:1:\"t\";s:20:\"ckeditor_show_toggle\";s:1:\"t\";s:14:\"ckeditor_width\";s:4:\"100%\";s:13:\"ckeditor_lang\";s:2:\"en\";s:18:\"ckeditor_auto_lang\";s:1:\"t\";}","path2":"mexico\/cancun\/activities-and-events\/family\/dad-gets-all-he-wants-caribbean-fathers-day-trip"},{"vid":"241","uid":"5","title":"Yaaman Adventure Park! Letting Loose in Jamaica ","log":"","status":"1","comment":"1","promote":"0","sticky":"0","nid":"241","type":"article","language":"en","created":"1527022060","changed":"1531776746","tnid":"0","translate":"0","revision_timestamp":"1531776746","revision_uid":"374","body":{"und":[{"value":"Visiting Jamaica? There are some things you already know: You\u2019ll be able to relax on a beach out of a James Bond movie, sipping a cocktail or Red Stripe, while peering out at the clear waters of the Caribbean. You\u2019ll be able to enjoy jerk chicken, or pork, or goat. You\u2019ll jam to some reggae. Yeah mon, indeed. But Yaaman? Yeah, that too.
\r\nAlong the pristine coastline in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and just a stone\u2019s throw away from the all-inclusive
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> resort, Yaaman Adventure Park<\/a> beckons locals and tourists alike with acres of lush forest, adorable local creatures, and exciting treks through the grounds. Yaaman is the Jamaica for those looking for action.
\r\nWhether you get behind the wheel of a dune buggy, jump on a state-of-the-art Segway, tantalize your taste buds during a culinary tour of Jamaican cuisine, or experience a camel ride, the thrill-seeking options don\u2019t seem to stop when taking a Yaaman Adventure Tour.
\r\nLearn About Jamaica\u2019s Rich Agricultural History<\/strong>
\r\nLocated on an 18th Century Estate agricultural property full of rich history and culture (formerly known as Prospect Plantation),
Yaaman Adventure Park<\/a> gives you a front row seat to partake in a true adventure in the tropical Jamaican scenery. 
\r\nYour Yaaman Adventure Tour starts with a guided open-air carriage ride through the gorgeous estate with a bird\u2019s eye view of the magnificent White River Gorge, where you\u2019ll experience Jamaica's culture, countryside and beautiful coastline<\/strong>, along with stories about the colorful history of the estate, which includes one of the oldest fortified great houses in Jamaica.
\r\nCamels, Horses, Ostriches, Oh My!<\/strong>
\r\nLooking to get up and close and personal with adorable creatures? Yaaman Adventure Tour has you covered. When visiting the park, you can wander through the spectacular Bird Aviary<\/strong>, where exotic and local birds like the Jamaican mango and the red-billed streamertail fly overhead or kick up the adventure a notch by sidling through the forest aboard a camel. Yes, a camel!
\r\nThe animal-loving activities don\u2019t stop there. At Yaaman Adventure Tour, you can also embark on an exciting horseback ride, feeding ostriches and the newly added petting zoo.
\r\nGet Your Buggy On<\/strong>
\r\nIf you\u2019re ready to get down and dirty, embark on Yaaman Adventure Tour\u2019s signature attraction, fasten your seatbelt and prepare to feel the excitement on an exhilarating mud buggy ride<\/strong> through the 1,000-acre property full of lush gardens and homegrown local crops.
\r\nPrefer a more relaxing (and cleaner) way to explore the grounds? Jump on a Segway for a more laidback way to take in the impressive sights of the historic estate.
\r\nEnjoy a Taste of Authentic Jamaican Dining <\/strong>
\r\nThere's no better way to end your visit than indulging in a tasty Jamaican lunch<\/strong> at the Garden Grill Restaurant, where every dish, prepared by a local Jamaican chef, is sure to make your mouth water.
\r\nAnd, if you want to learn how to make some of those famous Jamaican signature dishes, like Jerk Chicken or Ackee and Saltfish, try your hand at Jamaican cooking during a culinary tour and class that unlocks the ingredients in many of your
favorite Jamaican dishes<\/a>, alongside the local foodie celeb, appropriately known as \"Chef Irie.\"
\r\n
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Visiting Jamaica? There are some things you already know: You\u2019ll be able to relax on a beach out of a James Bond movie, sipping a cocktail or Red Stripe, while peering out at the clear waters of the Caribbean. You\u2019ll be able to enjoy jerk chicken, or pork, or goat. You\u2019ll jam to some reggae. Yeah mon, indeed. But Yaaman? Yeah, that too.\nAlong the pristine coastline in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and just a stone\u2019s throw away from the all-inclusive
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> resort, Yaaman Adventure Park<\/a> beckons locals and tourists alike with acres of lush forest, adorable local creatures, and exciting treks through the grounds. Yaaman is the Jamaica for those looking for action.\nWhether you get behind the wheel of a dune buggy, jump on a state-of-the-art Segway, tantalize your taste buds during a culinary tour of Jamaican cuisine, or experience a camel ride, the thrill-seeking options don\u2019t seem to stop when taking a Yaaman Adventure Tour.\nLearn About Jamaica\u2019s Rich Agricultural History<\/strong>\nLocated on an 18th Century Estate agricultural property full of rich history and culture (formerly known as Prospect Plantation), Yaaman Adventure Park<\/a> gives you a front row seat to partake in a true adventure in the tropical Jamaican scenery.\u00a0\nYour Yaaman Adventure Tour starts with a guided open-air carriage ride through the gorgeous estate with a bird\u2019s eye view of the magnificent White River Gorge, where you\u2019ll experience Jamaica's culture, countryside and beautiful coastline<\/strong>, along with stories about the colorful history of the estate, which includes one of the oldest fortified great houses in Jamaica.\nCamels, Horses, Ostriches, Oh My!<\/strong>\nLooking to get up and close and personal with adorable creatures? Yaaman Adventure Tour has you covered. When visiting the park, you can wander through the spectacular Bird Aviary<\/strong>, where exotic and local birds like the Jamaican mango and the red-billed streamertail fly overhead or kick up the adventure a notch by sidling through the forest aboard a camel. Yes, a camel!\nThe animal-loving activities don\u2019t stop there. At Yaaman Adventure Tour, you can also embark on an exciting horseback ride, feeding ostriches and the newly added petting zoo.\nGet Your Buggy On<\/strong>\nIf you\u2019re ready to get down and dirty, embark on Yaaman Adventure Tour\u2019s signature attraction, fasten your seatbelt and prepare to\u00a0feel the excitement on an exhilarating mud buggy ride<\/strong> through the 1,000-acre property full of lush gardens and homegrown local crops.\nPrefer a more relaxing (and cleaner) way to explore the grounds? Jump on a Segway for a more laidback way to take in the impressive sights of the historic estate.\nEnjoy a Taste of Authentic Jamaican Dining\u00a0<\/strong>\nThere's no better way to end your visit than indulging in a tasty Jamaican lunch<\/strong> at the Garden Grill Restaurant, where every dish, prepared by a local Jamaican chef, is sure to make your mouth water.\nAnd, if you want to learn how to make some of those famous Jamaican signature dishes, like Jerk Chicken or Ackee and Saltfish, try your hand at Jamaican cooking during a culinary tour and class that unlocks the ingredients in many of your favorite Jamaican dishes<\/a>, alongside the local foodie celeb, appropriately known as \"Chef Irie.\"\n\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1869","uid":"5","filename":"yaaama buggy 5.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/yaaama buggy 5.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"232977","status":"1","timestamp":"1527022060","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1870","uid":"5","filename":"Main Mobile Yaaman.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/Main Mobile Yaaman.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"220480","status":"1","timestamp":"1527022060","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-05-22 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1286","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1871","uid":"5","filename":"Yaaman-Adventure-Park-Jamaica.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/Yaaman-Adventure-Park-Jamaica.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"170862","status":"1","timestamp":"1527022060","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1872","uid":"5","filename":"Last Mobile- yaaman copy.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/Last Mobile- yaaman copy.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"157927","status":"1","timestamp":"1527022060","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1287","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1874","uid":"5","filename":"Gallery Left Yaaman.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/Gallery Left Yaaman.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"58949","status":"1","timestamp":"1527022060","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1288","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1873","uid":"5","filename":"Gallery Right Yaaman.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/Gallery Right Yaaman.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"65430","status":"1","timestamp":"1527022060","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"","title":"","width":"510","height":"379"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1289","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Crystal McCormick<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

Visiting Jamaica? There are some things you already know: You\u2019ll be able to relax on a beach out of a James Bond movie, sipping a cocktail or Red Stripe, while peering out at the clear waters of the Caribbean. You\u2019ll be able to enjoy jerk chicken, or pork, or goat. You\u2019ll jam to some reggae. Yeah mon, indeed. But Yaaman? Yeah, that too.
\r\nAlong the pristine coastline in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and just a stone\u2019s throw away from the all-inclusive
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> resort, Yaaman Adventure Park<\/a> beckons locals and tourists alike with acres of lush forest, adorable local creatures, and exciting treks through the grounds. Yaaman is the Jamaica for those looking for action.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Crystal McCormick\n\nVisiting Jamaica? There are some things you already know: You\u2019ll be able to relax on a beach out of a James Bond movie, sipping a cocktail or Red Stripe, while peering out at the clear waters of the Caribbean. You\u2019ll be able to enjoy jerk chicken, or pork, or goat. You\u2019ll jam to some reggae. Yeah mon, indeed. But Yaaman? Yeah, that too.\nAlong the pristine coastline in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and just a stone\u2019s throw away from the all-inclusive Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> resort, Yaaman Adventure Park<\/a> beckons locals and tourists alike with acres of lush forest, adorable local creatures, and exciting treks through the grounds. Yaaman is the Jamaica for those looking for action."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1290","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Learn About Jamaica\u2019s Rich Agricultural History","format":null,"safe_value":"Learn About Jamaica\u2019s Rich Agricultural History"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Located on an 18th Century Estate agricultural property full of rich history and culture (formerly known as Prospect Plantation), Yaaman Adventure Park<\/a> gives you a front row seat to partake in a true adventure in the tropical Jamaican scenery. 
\r\nYour Yaaman Adventure Tour starts with a guided open-air carriage ride through the gorgeous estate with a bird\u2019s eye view of the magnificent White River Gorge, where you\u2019ll experience Jamaica's culture, countryside and beautiful coastline<\/strong>, along with stories about the colorful history of the estate, which includes one of the oldest fortified great houses in Jamaica.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Located on an 18th Century Estate agricultural property full of rich history and culture (formerly known as Prospect Plantation),
Yaaman Adventure Park<\/a> gives you a front row seat to partake in a true adventure in the tropical Jamaican scenery.\u00a0\nYour Yaaman Adventure Tour starts with a guided open-air carriage ride through the gorgeous estate with a bird\u2019s eye view of the magnificent White River Gorge, where you\u2019ll experience Jamaica's culture, countryside and beautiful coastline<\/strong>, along with stories about the colorful history of the estate, which includes one of the oldest fortified great houses in Jamaica."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1291","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Camels, Horses, Ostriches, Oh My!","format":null,"safe_value":"Camels, Horses, Ostriches, Oh My!"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Looking to get up and close and personal with adorable creatures? Yaaman Adventure Tour has you covered. When visiting the park, you can wander through the spectacular Bird Aviary<\/strong>, where exotic and local birds like the Jamaican mango and the red-billed streamertail fly overhead or kick up the adventure a notch by sidling through the forest aboard a camel. Yes, a camel!
\r\nThe animal-loving activities don\u2019t stop there. At Yaaman Adventure Tour, you can also embark on an exciting horseback ride, feeding ostriches and the newly added petting zoo.
\r\nGet Your Buggy On<\/strong>
\r\nIf you\u2019re ready to get down and dirty, embark on Yaaman Adventure Tour\u2019s signature attraction, fasten your seatbelt and prepare to feel the excitement on an exhilarating mud buggy ride<\/strong> through the 1,000-acre property full of lush gardens and homegrown local crops.
\r\nPrefer a more relaxing (and cleaner) way to explore the grounds? Jump on a Segway for a more laidback way to take in the impressive sights of the historic estate.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Looking to get up and close and personal with adorable creatures? Yaaman Adventure Tour has you covered. When visiting the park, you can wander through the spectacular Bird Aviary<\/strong>, where exotic and local birds like the Jamaican mango and the red-billed streamertail fly overhead or kick up the adventure a notch by sidling through the forest aboard a camel. Yes, a camel!\nThe animal-loving activities don\u2019t stop there. At Yaaman Adventure Tour, you can also embark on an exciting horseback ride, feeding ostriches and the newly added petting zoo.\nGet Your Buggy On<\/strong>\nIf you\u2019re ready to get down and dirty, embark on Yaaman Adventure Tour\u2019s signature attraction, fasten your seatbelt and prepare to\u00a0feel the excitement on an exhilarating mud buggy ride<\/strong> through the 1,000-acre property full of lush gardens and homegrown local crops.\nPrefer a more relaxing (and cleaner) way to explore the grounds? Jump on a Segway for a more laidback way to take in the impressive sights of the historic estate."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1292","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"Enjoy a Taste of Authentic Jamaican Dining ","format":null,"safe_value":"Enjoy a Taste of Authentic Jamaican Dining "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

There's no better way to end your visit than indulging in a tasty Jamaican lunch<\/strong> at the Garden Grill Restaurant, where every dish, prepared by a local Jamaican chef, is sure to make your mouth water.
\r\nAnd, if you want to learn how to make some of those famous Jamaican signature dishes, like Jerk Chicken or Ackee and Saltfish, try your hand at Jamaican cooking during a culinary tour and class that unlocks the ingredients in many of your
favorite Jamaican dishes<\/a>, alongside the local foodie celeb, appropriately known as \"Chef Irie.\"<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"There's no better way to end your visit than indulging in a tasty Jamaican lunch<\/strong> at the Garden Grill Restaurant, where every dish, prepared by a local Jamaican chef, is sure to make your mouth water.\nAnd, if you want to learn how to make some of those famous Jamaican signature dishes, like Jerk Chicken or Ackee and Saltfish, try your hand at Jamaican cooking during a culinary tour and class that unlocks the ingredients in many of your favorite Jamaican dishes<\/a>, alongside the local foodie celeb, appropriately known as \"Chef Irie.\""}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Yaaman Adventure Park! ","format":null,"safe_value":"Yaaman Adventure Park! 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\r\nExpect to see hordes of travelers donning soccer jerseys, breaking out into anthems, and generally acting riotous in airports, bars, and hotels and resorts across the globe. 
\r\nEvery four years, the world collectively celebrates the planet\u2019s largest sporting event with more than just a tinge of nationalistic pride. 
\r\nGet ready. It could get crazy. 
\r\nBut far from fearing this fervor, the best way to approach it is to embrace it. Whether you like soccer, futbol, calcio, futebol, or however else you want to call the sport, experiencing the tournament while on vacation can make any trip an even more memorable experience.  
\r\nIn destinations like Mexico, which has a particularly fanatical love affair with the sport, the country\u2019s daily routine and business world come to a virtual standstill; while the partying and celebrating go into maximum overdrive. 
\r\nThe fact that Mexico is participating in the tournament will only add to the excitement. After all, there is no way to feel a closer kinship with people from another country than watching a game with them (and rooting for their team, of course!). 
\r\nWant to make a lifelong Mexican chum? Jump and yell, \u201cSi Se Puede!\u201d (Yes we can!) , when \u201cEl Tri\u201d (the nickname for Mexico\u2019s national team) scores a goal or wins a game. 
\r\nThroughout the country, the celebrations will be omnipresent and
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/a> in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, and Los Cabos will give the quadrennial event its due. Click here to see all the events planned in Mexico at the resorts. <\/strong>
\r\nWhile Jamaica\u2019s
Reggae Boyz<\/a> did not qualify for this year\u2019s tournament, the island nation won\u2019t let that stop it from embracing the event, as love for the sport runs deep and long. None other than the country\u2019s most iconic figure, Bob Marley, always had a soccer ball close to his feet and once famously told a journalist<\/a>, \u201cFootball is Freedom.\u201d It\u2019s no coincidence that a statue of Marley graces the National Stadium in Kingston, where he once played with the national team. 
\r\nToday, another legendary Jamaican, Usain Bolt,
even chases dreams of being a footballer<\/a> after hanging up his sprinting cleats. As for the rest of the island, expect them to follow suit and watch as if their own team was competing.
\r\nAt
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> the resort will host watch parties for every game so that guests feel the true love of the game on the island. 
\r\n5 Tips To Enjoying the Soccer Hysteria on Vacation<\/strong>
\r\nGet Ready to Faux Lip-Sync Anthems\/Chants in Different Language
\r\nIf you\u2019ve ever been at a concert and felt out of place because you didn\u2019t know the lyrics that thousands of revelers were singing, well, expect that feeling to return, in spades. You may know the lyrics to your own country\u2019s anthem or soccer chants, but you\u2019ll never know them to all 32 countries in the tournament, especially with the likes of Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and other smaller countries involved. Best thing you can do is put on a smile and move your lips without actually making any noise. Join the party.
\r\nDon\u2019t Be Alarmed By Sudden Hysteria
\r\nHearing and watching people break into instantaneous convulsions, both joyful and despondent, can be quite shocking. But you should get ready for it from June 15 to July 15. It\u2019s going to happen. Prepare yourself to starting jumping for joy or offering condolences.  
\r\nPrepare for Unexpected Hugs 
\r\nThe tournament is a time where public displays of affection come out to play. If you are on the street, or in a bar, or at the pool of your resort, and you suddenly hear a wave of euphoria take over all living things in your vicinity, get ready to embrace the person next to you. Just open your arms, they\u2019ll come to you. 
\r\nCareful What Color Shirt You Wear
\r\nTake this scenario. You\u2019re at the Moon Palace Cancun resort enjoying a cocktail by the pool bar. Mexico is playing its inaugural game against the defending champions Germany. You find yourself in a sea of green shirts representing Mexico, and you just happened to wear that black, red, and orange t-shirt your wife gave you a while back. Only problem is, Germany\u2019s colors are black, red, and orange. Things could get uncomfortable, and fast, especially if the Europeans score or win. Be aware of what you wear. For everyone\u2019s sake!!!! (we\u2019re only half joking here!)
\r\nGet Ready to Party
\r\nThere will be joy and there will be tears. But whatever happens, there will be a celebration, an unadulterated party of pure joy, or a commiseration with tears flowing like Coronas or Red Stripes. Engage in the emotion. No matter what colors you wear or what country you root for, the spectacle brings everybody together to celebrate the world\u2019s game. 
\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Even if your travel plans don\u2019t include landing in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or any other Russian city this summer, chances are you will still feel the effects of the world\u2019s largest soccer tournament being played from June 15 to July 15. \u00a0\nExpect to see hordes of travelers donning soccer jerseys, breaking out into anthems, and generally acting riotous in airports, bars, and hotels and resorts across the globe.\u00a0\nEvery four years, the world collectively celebrates the planet\u2019s largest sporting event with more than just a tinge of nationalistic pride.\u00a0\nGet ready. It could get crazy.\u00a0\nBut far from fearing this fervor, the best way to approach it is to embrace it. Whether you like soccer, futbol, calcio, futebol, or however else you want to call the sport, experiencing the tournament while on vacation can make any trip an even more memorable experience. \u00a0\nIn destinations like Mexico, which has a particularly fanatical love affair with the sport, the country\u2019s daily routine and business world come to a virtual standstill; while the partying and celebrating go into maximum overdrive.\u00a0\nThe fact that Mexico is participating in the tournament will only add to the excitement. After all, there is no way to feel a closer kinship with people from another country than watching a game with them (and rooting for their team, of course!).\u00a0\nWant to make a lifelong Mexican chum? Jump and yell, \u201cSi Se Puede!\u201d (Yes we can!) , when \u201cEl Tri\u201d (the nickname for Mexico\u2019s national team) scores a goal or wins a game.\u00a0\nThroughout the country, the celebrations will be omnipresent and
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/a> in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, and Los Cabos will give the quadrennial event its due.\u00a0Click here to see all the events planned in Mexico at the resorts. <\/strong>\nWhile Jamaica\u2019s Reggae Boyz<\/a> did not qualify for this year\u2019s tournament, the island nation won\u2019t let that stop it from embracing the event, as love for the sport runs deep and long. None other than the country\u2019s most iconic figure, Bob Marley, always had a soccer ball close to his feet and once famously told a journalist<\/a>, \u201cFootball is Freedom.\u201d It\u2019s no coincidence that a statue of Marley graces the National Stadium in Kingston, where he once played with the national team.\u00a0\nToday, another legendary Jamaican, Usain Bolt, even chases dreams of being a footballer<\/a> after hanging up his sprinting cleats.\u00a0As for the rest of the island, expect them to follow suit and watch as if their own team was competing.\nAt Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> the resort will host watch parties for every game so that guests feel the true love of the game on the island.\u00a0\n5 Tips To Enjoying the Soccer Hysteria on Vacation<\/strong>\nGet Ready to Faux Lip-Sync Anthems\/Chants in Different Language\nIf you\u2019ve ever been at a concert and felt out of place because you didn\u2019t know the lyrics that thousands of revelers were singing, well, expect that feeling to return, in spades. You may know the lyrics to your own country\u2019s anthem or soccer chants, but you\u2019ll never know them to all 32 countries in the tournament, especially with the likes of Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and other smaller countries involved.\u00a0Best thing you can do is put on a smile and move your lips without actually making any noise. Join the party.\nDon\u2019t Be Alarmed By Sudden Hysteria\nHearing and watching people break into instantaneous convulsions, both joyful and despondent, can be quite shocking. But you should get ready for it from June 15 to July 15. It\u2019s going to happen. Prepare yourself to starting jumping for joy or offering condolences. \u00a0\nPrepare for Unexpected Hugs\u00a0\nThe tournament is a time where public displays of affection come out to play. If you are on the street, or in a bar, or at the pool of your resort, and you suddenly hear a wave of euphoria take over all living things in your vicinity, get ready to embrace the person next to you. Just open your arms, they\u2019ll come to you.\u00a0\nCareful What Color Shirt You Wear\nTake this scenario. You\u2019re at the Moon Palace Cancun resort enjoying a cocktail by the pool bar. Mexico is playing its inaugural game against the defending champions Germany. You find yourself in a sea of green shirts representing Mexico, and you just happened to wear that black, red, and orange t-shirt your wife gave you a while back. Only problem is, Germany\u2019s colors are black, red, and orange. Things could get uncomfortable, and fast, especially if the Europeans score or win. Be aware of what you wear. For everyone\u2019s sake!!!! (we\u2019re only half joking here!)\nGet Ready to Party\nThere will be joy and there will be tears. But whatever happens, there will be a celebration, an unadulterated party of pure joy, or a commiseration with tears flowing like Coronas or Red Stripes. Engage in the emotion. No matter what colors you wear or what country you root for, the spectacle brings everybody together to celebrate the world\u2019s game.\u00a0\n\u00a0","safe_summary":""}]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1861","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-cover.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/field\/image\/article-detail-cover_25.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"323725","status":"1","timestamp":"1526412149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Enjoy the football party on holidays and all-inclusive.","title":"Enjoy the football party on holidays and all-inclusive.","width":"1920","height":"570"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1862","uid":"5","filename":"article-detail-maincover-mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/article-detail-maincover-mobile_99.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"232379","status":"1","timestamp":"1526412149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Enjoy the football party on holidays and all-inclusive.","title":"Enjoy the football party on holidays and all-inclusive.","width":"780","height":"800"}]},"field_date":{"und":[{"value":"2018-05-15 00:00:00","timezone":"America\/Bogota","timezone_db":"America\/Bogota","date_type":"datetime"}]},"field_written_by":{"und":[{"value":"Crystal McCormick","format":null,"safe_value":"Crystal McCormick"}]},"field_gallery":{"und":[{"id":"1276","field_video":{"und":[]},"field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1860","uid":"5","filename":"large-image-gallery.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/large-image-gallery_53.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"103627","status":"1","timestamp":"1526412149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Football fans united to enjoy the most important event in the world","title":"United for football","width":"1030","height":"380"}]},"field_image_mobile":{"und":[{"fid":"1859","uid":"5","filename":"small-thumbnail_mobile.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-thumbnail_mobile_42.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"141256","status":"1","timestamp":"1526412149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Enjoy the football party on holidays and all-inclusive.","title":"Enjoy the football party on holidays and all-inclusive.","width":"780","height":"561"}]}}]},"field_gallery_left_image":{"und":[{"id":"1277","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1858","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley1.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley1_67.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"87032","status":"1","timestamp":"1526412149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Fans Celebrating the International Football Festival","title":"Celebrating the international football party","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_gallery_right_image":{"und":[{"id":"1278","field_image":{"und":[{"fid":"1857","uid":"5","filename":"small-image-galley2.jpg","uri":"public:\/\/small-image-galley2_63.jpg","filemime":"image\/jpeg","filesize":"65218","status":"1","timestamp":"1526412149","rdf_mapping":[],"alt":"Choruses of joy for the most important football event on the planet","title":"Choirs of joy for football","width":"510","height":"380"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle":{"und":[{"id":"1279","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

By Crystal McCormick<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

Even if your travel plans don\u2019t include landing in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or any other Russian city this summer, chances are you will still feel the effects of the world\u2019s largest soccer tournament being played from June 15 to July 15.  
\r\nExpect to see hordes of travelers donning soccer jerseys, breaking out into anthems, and generally acting riotous in airports, bars, and hotels and resorts across the globe. 
\r\nEvery four years, the world collectively celebrates the planet\u2019s largest sporting event with more than just a tinge of nationalistic pride. 
\r\nGet ready. It could get crazy. 
\r\nBut far from fearing this fervor, the best way to approach it is to embrace it.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Crystal McCormick\n\nEven if your travel plans don\u2019t include landing in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or any other Russian city this summer, chances are you will still feel the effects of the world\u2019s largest soccer tournament being played from June 15 to July 15. \u00a0\nExpect to see hordes of travelers donning soccer jerseys, breaking out into anthems, and generally acting riotous in airports, bars, and hotels and resorts across the globe.\u00a0\nEvery four years, the world collectively celebrates the planet\u2019s largest sporting event with more than just a tinge of nationalistic pride.\u00a0\nGet ready. It could get crazy.\u00a0\nBut far from fearing this fervor, the best way to approach it is to embrace it."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1280","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

In destinations like Mexico, which has a particularly fanatical love affair with the sport, the country\u2019s daily routine and business world come to a virtual standstill; while the partying and celebrating go into maximum overdrive. 
\r\nThe fact that Mexico is participating in the tournament will only add to the excitement. After all, there is no way to feel a closer kinship with people from another country than watching a game with them (and rooting for their team, of course!). 
\r\nWant to make a lifelong Mexican chum? Jump and yell, \u201cSi Se Puede!\u201d (Yes we can!) , when \u201cEl Tri\u201d (the nickname for Mexico\u2019s national team) scores a goal or wins a game. 
\r\nThroughout the country, the celebrations will be omnipresent and
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/a> in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, and Los Cabos will give the quadrennial event its due. 
\r\n
Click here to see all the events planned in Mexico at the resorts. <\/strong><\/a><\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"In destinations like Mexico, which has a particularly fanatical love affair with the sport, the country\u2019s daily routine and business world come to a virtual standstill; while the partying and celebrating go into maximum overdrive.\u00a0\nThe fact that Mexico is participating in the tournament will only add to the excitement. After all, there is no way to feel a closer kinship with people from another country than watching a game with them (and rooting for their team, of course!).\u00a0\nWant to make a lifelong Mexican chum? Jump and yell, \u201cSi Se Puede!\u201d (Yes we can!) , when \u201cEl Tri\u201d (the nickname for Mexico\u2019s national team) scores a goal or wins a game.\u00a0\nThroughout the country, the celebrations will be omnipresent and Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/a> in Cancun, the Riviera Maya, and Los Cabos will give the quadrennial event its due.\u00a0\nClick here to see all the events planned in Mexico at the resorts. <\/strong><\/a>"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1281","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

While Jamaica\u2019s Reggae Boyz<\/a> did not qualify for this year\u2019s tournament, the island nation won\u2019t let that stop it from embracing the event, as love for the sport runs deep and long. None other than the country\u2019s most iconic figure, Bob Marley, always had a soccer ball close to his feet and once famously told a journalist<\/a>, \u201cFootball is Freedom.\u201d It\u2019s no coincidence that a statue of Marley graces the National Stadium in Kingston, where he once played with the national team. 
\r\nToday, another legendary Jamaican, Usain Bolt,
even chases dreams of being a footballer<\/a> after hanging up his sprinting cleats. As for the rest of the island, expect them to follow suit and watch as if their own team was competing.
\r\nAt
Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> the resort will host watch parties for every game so that guests feel the true love of the game on the island. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"While Jamaica\u2019s Reggae Boyz<\/a> did not qualify for this year\u2019s tournament, the island nation won\u2019t let that stop it from embracing the event, as love for the sport runs deep and long. None other than the country\u2019s most iconic figure, Bob Marley, always had a soccer ball close to his feet and once famously told a journalist<\/a>, \u201cFootball is Freedom.\u201d It\u2019s no coincidence that a statue of Marley graces the National Stadium in Kingston, where he once played with the national team.\u00a0\nToday, another legendary Jamaican, Usain Bolt, even chases dreams of being a footballer<\/a> after hanging up his sprinting cleats.\u00a0As for the rest of the island, expect them to follow suit and watch as if their own team was competing.\nAt Moon Palace Jamaica<\/a> the resort will host watch parties for every game so that guests feel the true love of the game on the island.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1282","field_subtitle":{"und":[{"value":"5 Tips To Enjoying the Soccer Hysteria on Vacation","format":null,"safe_value":"5 Tips To Enjoying the Soccer Hysteria on Vacation"}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Get Ready to Faux Lip-Sync Anthems\/Chants in Different Language<\/strong>
\r\nIf you\u2019ve ever been at a concert and felt out of place because you didn\u2019t know the lyrics that thousands of revelers were singing, well, expect that feeling to return, in spades. You may know the lyrics to your own country\u2019s anthem or soccer chants, but you\u2019ll never know them to all 32 countries in the tournament, especially with the likes of Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and other smaller countries involved. Best thing you can do is put on a smile and move your lips without actually making any noise. Join the party.
\r\nDon\u2019t Be Alarmed By Sudden Hysteria<\/strong>
\r\nHearing and watching people break into instantaneous convulsions, both joyful and despondent, can be quite shocking. But you should get ready for it from June 15 to July 15. It\u2019s going to happen. Prepare yourself to starting jumping for joy or offering condolences.  
\r\nPrepare for Unexpected Hugs <\/strong>
\r\nThe tournament is a time where public displays of affection come out to play. If you are on the street, or in a bar, or at the pool of your resort, and you suddenly hear a wave of euphoria take over all living things in your vicinity, get ready to embrace the person next to you. Just open your arms, they\u2019ll come to you. 
\r\nCareful What Color Shirt You Wear<\/strong>
\r\nTake this scenario. You\u2019re at the Moon Palace Cancun resort enjoying a cocktail by the pool bar. Mexico is playing its inaugural game against the defending champions Germany. You find yourself in a sea of green shirts representing Mexico, and you just happened to wear that black, red, and orange t-shirt your wife gave you a while back. Only problem is, Germany\u2019s colors are black, red, and orange. Things could get uncomfortable, and fast, especially if the Europeans score or win. Be aware of what you wear. For everyone\u2019s sake!!!! (we\u2019re only half joking here!)
\r\nGet Ready to Party<\/strong>
\r\nThere will be joy and there will be tears. But whatever happens, there will be a celebration, an unadulterated party of pure joy, or a commiseration with tears flowing like Coronas or Red Stripes. Engage in the emotion. No matter what colors you wear or what country you root for, the spectacle brings everybody together to celebrate the world\u2019s game. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Get Ready to Faux Lip-Sync Anthems\/Chants in Different Language<\/strong>\nIf you\u2019ve ever been at a concert and felt out of place because you didn\u2019t know the lyrics that thousands of revelers were singing, well, expect that feeling to return, in spades. You may know the lyrics to your own country\u2019s anthem or soccer chants, but you\u2019ll never know them to all 32 countries in the tournament, especially with the likes of Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and other smaller countries involved.\u00a0Best thing you can do is put on a smile and move your lips without actually making any noise. Join the party.\nDon\u2019t Be Alarmed By Sudden Hysteria<\/strong>\nHearing and watching people break into instantaneous convulsions, both joyful and despondent, can be quite shocking. But you should get ready for it from June 15 to July 15. It\u2019s going to happen. Prepare yourself to starting jumping for joy or offering condolences. \u00a0\nPrepare for Unexpected Hugs\u00a0<\/strong>\nThe tournament is a time where public displays of affection come out to play. If you are on the street, or in a bar, or at the pool of your resort, and you suddenly hear a wave of euphoria take over all living things in your vicinity, get ready to embrace the person next to you. Just open your arms, they\u2019ll come to you.\u00a0\nCareful What Color Shirt You Wear<\/strong>\nTake this scenario. You\u2019re at the Moon Palace Cancun resort enjoying a cocktail by the pool bar. Mexico is playing its inaugural game against the defending champions Germany. You find yourself in a sea of green shirts representing Mexico, and you just happened to wear that black, red, and orange t-shirt your wife gave you a while back. Only problem is, Germany\u2019s colors are black, red, and orange. Things could get uncomfortable, and fast, especially if the Europeans score or win. Be aware of what you wear. For everyone\u2019s sake!!!! (we\u2019re only half joking here!)\nGet Ready to Party<\/strong>\nThere will be joy and there will be tears. But whatever happens, there will be a celebration, an unadulterated party of pure joy, or a commiseration with tears flowing like Coronas or Red Stripes. Engage in the emotion. No matter what colors you wear or what country you root for, the spectacle brings everybody together to celebrate the world\u2019s game.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_title_highlighted":{"und":[{"value":"Month of Mayhem: Experience Soccer's Craziest Tournament ","format":null,"safe_value":"Month of Mayhem: Experience Soccer's Craziest Tournament "}]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Whether you like soccer, futbol, calcio, futebol, or however else you want to call the sport, experiencing the tournament while on vacation can make any trip an even more memorable experience. ","format":null,"safe_value":"Whether you like soccer, futbol, calcio, futebol, or however else you want to call the sport, experiencing the tournament while on vacation can make any trip an even more memorable experience. 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One of Mexico\u2019s oldest towns, Valladolid is the perfect spot for delving into Mexico\u2019s past. Visitors will take a trip through time of sorts and experience traditions, folklore, natural wonders, and architecture along its immaculate streets.
\r\nHere are some of the experiences you definitely should look forward to during your day trip to historic Valladolid:
\r\nYou\u2019ll witness some magic<\/strong>. Well, that\u2019s due to Valladolid\u2019s status as a \u201cPueblo M\u00e1gico,\u201d a government program that acknowledges select townships in Mexico as bearers of unique traditions, historical relevance, and an enchanting appeal to visitors. This town, founded in 1543 by Spanish conqueror Francisco de Montejo, obtained the \u201cPueblo M\u00e1gico\u201d status back in 2012, and the steady influx of international tourists is proof of its enduring charm.
\r\nYou\u2019ll take a trip to the past<\/strong>. Valladolid\u2019s architecture is the first thing that captures the eye, and many consider it a small-scale version of M\u00e9rida, the state capital that\u2019s also considered one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. Most of the colonial buildings and the classic mansions are well over a hundred years old, and great care is placed in their maintenance. Nearly every edifice has a story of its own, whether from the time of Spanish rule and the Mayan Caste War to the early days of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. 
\r\nYou\u2019ll eat like a king.<\/strong> Hungry for some traditional Yucateco cuisine? Most restaurants around the downtown area will sate your appetite with delectable standards like the ubiquitous cochinita pibil (slow cooked pork in achiote sauce), sopa de lima (a tangy spicy soup that kinda resembles Thai food) and Longaniza de Valladolid, a sausage that\u2019s highly sought after by charcuterie connoisseurs.
\r\nYou\u2019ll get refreshed.<\/strong> By now you must know about the
cenotes<\/a>, those freshwater sinkholes found all over the Yucatan peninsula. Well, Valladolid has Cenote Zaci smack dab<\/a> in the middle of the town, providing visitors with the welcome respite of its cooling, pristine waters. You can also take a short trip to nearby Ek Balam<\/a>, another spectacular cenote that also happens to be located right next to a Mayan archeological site.
\r\nYou\u2019ll shop \u2019til you drop<\/strong>. Valladolid is also famous for its wide variety of leather goods and traditional attire (cotton, wool and linen for the most part), and also for fairly priced handcrafts and souvenirs. Take your time to look around the shops and stalls, the walk in itself is a perfect way to enjoy every corner of this magnificent place while you run into your
dream bargain<\/a>.
\r\nYou\u2019ll make new friends.<\/strong> It\u2019s often said that natives of Valladolid are amongst the friendliest people in the entire country, and their hospitality is just a sample of how much they care for those willing to experience their unique town. There are plenty of English speakers around to assist you, since the area\u2019s historical richness guarantees an overabundance of knowledgeable tour guides. So pick a spot on a bench at the Park of the Heroes, eat some mango slices while you people watch, and tell the nearest local how much you\u2019re enjoying your time there: It will guarantee you\u2019ll get a smile in return. 
\r\nTours of Valladolid\u2019s Colonial grandeur, invigorating cenotes, and rich history depart from
Moon Palace Resorts<\/a> and Palace Resorts<\/a> properties, with guests able to use Resort Credit<\/a> for the tour.","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"A couple of hours away from the world-famous resorts of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, is a true slice of Mexican history nestled in the plains of Yucat\u00e1n. One of Mexico\u2019s oldest towns, Valladolid is the perfect spot for delving into Mexico\u2019s past. Visitors will take a trip through time of sorts and experience traditions, folklore, natural wonders, and architecture along its immaculate streets.\nHere are some of the experiences you definitely should look forward to during your day trip to historic Valladolid:\nYou\u2019ll witness some magic<\/strong>. Well, that\u2019s due to Valladolid\u2019s status as a \u201cPueblo M\u00e1gico,\u201d a government program that acknowledges select townships in Mexico as bearers of unique traditions, historical relevance, and an enchanting appeal to visitors. This town, founded in 1543 by Spanish conqueror Francisco de Montejo, obtained the \u201cPueblo M\u00e1gico\u201d status back in 2012, and the steady influx of international tourists is proof of its enduring charm.\nYou\u2019ll take a trip to the past<\/strong>. Valladolid\u2019s architecture is the first thing that captures the eye, and many consider it a small-scale version of M\u00e9rida, the state capital that\u2019s also considered one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. Most of the colonial buildings and the classic mansions are well over a hundred years old, and great care is placed in their maintenance. Nearly every edifice has a story of its own, whether from the time of Spanish rule and the Mayan Caste War to the early days of the Mexican Revolution of 1910.\u00a0\nYou\u2019ll eat like a king.<\/strong> Hungry for some traditional Yucateco cuisine? Most restaurants around the downtown area will sate your appetite with delectable standards like the ubiquitous cochinita pibil (slow cooked pork in achiote sauce), sopa de lima (a tangy spicy soup that kinda resembles Thai food) and Longaniza de Valladolid, a sausage that\u2019s highly sought after by charcuterie connoisseurs.\nYou\u2019ll get refreshed.<\/strong> By now you must know about the cenotes<\/a>, those freshwater sinkholes found all over the Yucatan peninsula. Well, Valladolid has Cenote Zaci smack dab<\/a> in the middle of the town, providing visitors with the welcome respite of its cooling, pristine waters. You can also take a short trip to nearby Ek Balam<\/a>, another spectacular cenote that also happens to be located right next to a Mayan archeological site.\nYou\u2019ll shop \u2019til you drop<\/strong>. Valladolid is also famous for its wide variety of leather goods and traditional attire (cotton, wool and linen for the most part), and also for fairly priced handcrafts and souvenirs. Take your time to look around the shops and stalls, the walk in itself is a perfect way to enjoy every corner of this magnificent place while you run into your dream bargain<\/a>.\nYou\u2019ll make new friends.<\/strong> It\u2019s often said that natives of Valladolid are amongst the friendliest people in the entire country, and their hospitality is just a sample of how much they care for those willing to experience their unique town. There are plenty of English speakers around to assist you, since the area\u2019s historical richness guarantees an overabundance of knowledgeable tour guides. 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By Juan Sempere<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

A couple of hours away from the world-famous resorts of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, is a true slice of Mexican history nestled in the plains of Yucat\u00e1n. One of Mexico\u2019s oldest towns, Valladolid is the perfect spot for delving into Mexico\u2019s past. Visitors will take a trip through time of sorts and experience traditions, folklore, natural wonders, and architecture along its immaculate streets.
\r\nHere are some of the experiences you definitely should look forward to during your day trip to historic Valladolid:<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Juan Sempere\n\nA couple of hours away from the world-famous resorts of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, is a true slice of Mexican history nestled in the plains of Yucat\u00e1n. One of Mexico\u2019s oldest towns, Valladolid is the perfect spot for delving into Mexico\u2019s past. Visitors will take a trip through time of sorts and experience traditions, folklore, natural wonders, and architecture along its immaculate streets.\nHere are some of the experiences you definitely should look forward to during your day trip to historic Valladolid:"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1270","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

You\u2019ll witness some magic<\/strong>. Well, that\u2019s due to Valladolid\u2019s status as a \u201cPueblo M\u00e1gico,\u201d a government program that acknowledges select townships in Mexico as bearers of unique traditions, historical relevance, and an enchanting appeal to visitors. This town, founded in 1543 by Spanish conqueror Francisco de Montejo, obtained the \u201cPueblo M\u00e1gico\u201d status back in 2012, and the steady influx of international tourists is proof of its enduring charm.
\r\nYou\u2019ll take a trip to the past<\/strong>. Valladolid\u2019s architecture is the first thing that captures the eye, and many consider it a small-scale version of M\u00e9rida, the state capital that\u2019s also considered one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. Most of the colonial buildings and the classic mansions are well over a hundred years old, and great care is placed in their maintenance. Nearly every edifice has a story of its own, whether from the time of Spanish rule and the Mayan Caste War to the early days of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"You\u2019ll witness some magic<\/strong>. Well, that\u2019s due to Valladolid\u2019s status as a \u201cPueblo M\u00e1gico,\u201d a government program that acknowledges select townships in Mexico as bearers of unique traditions, historical relevance, and an enchanting appeal to visitors. This town, founded in 1543 by Spanish conqueror Francisco de Montejo, obtained the \u201cPueblo M\u00e1gico\u201d status back in 2012, and the steady influx of international tourists is proof of its enduring charm.\nYou\u2019ll take a trip to the past<\/strong>. Valladolid\u2019s architecture is the first thing that captures the eye, and many consider it a small-scale version of M\u00e9rida, the state capital that\u2019s also considered one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. Most of the colonial buildings and the classic mansions are well over a hundred years old, and great care is placed in their maintenance. Nearly every edifice has a story of its own, whether from the time of Spanish rule and the Mayan Caste War to the early days of the Mexican Revolution of 1910.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1271","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

You\u2019ll eat like a king.<\/strong> Hungry for some traditional Yucateco cuisine? Most restaurants around the downtown area will sate your appetite with delectable standards like the ubiquitous cochinita pibil (slow cooked pork in achiote sauce), sopa de lima (a tangy spicy soup that kinda resembles Thai food) and Longaniza de Valladolid, a sausage that\u2019s highly sought after by charcuterie connoisseurs.
\r\nYou\u2019ll get refreshed.<\/strong> By now you must know about the
cenotes<\/a>, those freshwater sinkholes found all over the Yucatan peninsula. Well, Valladolid has Cenote Zaci smack dab<\/a> in the middle of the town, providing visitors with the welcome respite of its cooling, pristine waters. You can also take a short trip to nearby Ek Balam<\/a>, another spectacular cenote that also happens to be located right next to a Mayan archeological site.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"You\u2019ll eat like a king.<\/strong> Hungry for some traditional Yucateco cuisine? Most restaurants around the downtown area will sate your appetite with delectable standards like the ubiquitous cochinita pibil (slow cooked pork in achiote sauce), sopa de lima (a tangy spicy soup that kinda resembles Thai food) and Longaniza de Valladolid, a sausage that\u2019s highly sought after by charcuterie connoisseurs.\nYou\u2019ll get refreshed.<\/strong> By now you must know about the cenotes<\/a>, those freshwater sinkholes found all over the Yucatan peninsula. Well, Valladolid has Cenote Zaci smack dab<\/a> in the middle of the town, providing visitors with the welcome respite of its cooling, pristine waters. You can also take a short trip to nearby Ek Balam<\/a>, another spectacular cenote that also happens to be located right next to a Mayan archeological site."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1272","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"You\u2019ll shop \u2019til you drop<\/strong>. Valladolid is also famous for its wide variety of leather goods and traditional attire (cotton, wool and linen for the most part), and also for fairly priced handcrafts and souvenirs. Take your time to look around the shops and stalls, the walk in itself is a perfect way to enjoy every corner of this magnificent place while you run into your dream bargain<\/a>.
\r\nYou\u2019ll make new friends.<\/strong> It\u2019s often said that natives of Valladolid are amongst the friendliest people in the entire country, and their hospitality is just a sample of how much they care for those willing to experience their unique town. There are plenty of English speakers around to assist you, since the area\u2019s historical richness guarantees an overabundance of knowledgeable tour guides. So pick a spot on a bench at the Park of the Heroes, eat some mango slices while you people watch, and tell the nearest local how much you\u2019re enjoying your time there: It will guarantee you\u2019ll get a smile in return. 
\r\nTours of Valladolid\u2019s Colonial grandeur, invigorating cenotes, and rich history depart from
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\r\nThis, in short, is golf. Wonderful one minute, dreadful the next. So why are you still smiling? Well, that\u2019s because this isn\u2019t your typical round. You are soaking in the sun on the fairways and greens at
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>.
\r\nAnd in Cancun, you\u2019ll still be smiling after a wayward drive or pitch into the bunker. With spectacular courses and dreamlike weather, it is a literal golfer\u2019s paradise. Here are five sure-fire ways for a \u201chole-in-one\u201d golf vacation in Cancun.
\r\nGolfing Jewel of the Caribbean <\/strong>
\r\nDid you know Cancun is home to one of
Golf Digest magazine\u2019s Best All-Inclusive Golf Resorts<\/a>? Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Moon Palace Cancun Golf Course<\/a>, located at the Moon Palace Resort, is a 7,165-yard, 72-par golf course boasting lush native vegetation and wetlands.
\r\nIn typical Nicklaus design, it is both challenging and open with selectively placed bunkers and water features. The 17th -- a par-3, 151-yard hole --  sees golfers hit onto an island green with the winds of the Caribbean at their back. Just down the road from Moon Palace is Riviera Golf Course, another Nicklaus design. Completed in 2008, Riviera cleverly incorporates the natural reserve that surrounds the golf course and even offers up scenic ocean views for duffers on the 14th and 15th holes. 
\r\nTee time any time of the Year<\/strong>
\r\nWith average temperatures in the mid to upper 70s and limited rainfall, any day is the perfect day to set a tee time to golf in Cancun. The temperate climate in Cancun feeds the area\u2019s lush tropical surroundings, giving golfers unique vista they can\u2019t see at their local course. 
\r\nFine-tune those Skills<\/strong>
\r\nWant some tips on that short game or a tweak to help your drive? Moon Palace Resorts has onsite assistance for you through the Moon Palace Golf Academy, located at the resort. With PGA-certified instructors, you can learn new techniques both on practice greens and fairways or indoors with integrated state-of-the art technology.
\r\nDrive and Put to Your Heart\u2019s Content<\/strong>
\r\nWant to golf all day? Moon Palace Resorts offers a unique package that includes
unlimited golf<\/a>, accommodations, transportation to and from the course, food and drinks on the course and at the clubhouse when you\u2019re done and free golf balls for practice. Whenever you\u2019re ready to hit the course, it\u2019s ready for you.
\r\nWatch How the Pros Do It<\/strong>
\r\nYou can see the real thing in action at the
OHL Classic at Mayakoba<\/a> in nearby Playa del Carmen<\/a>, the first PGA Tour event played outside the United States or Canada. The event will be held from November 5 - 11, 2018 at the Greg Norman-designed El Camale\u00f3n Golf Club. Boasting a purse of  $7,200,000 and an invitation to the Masters for its winner, the OHL Classic draws more than 125 of the world\u2019s best golfers.
\r\nSo tee it up extra high and swing for the fences. Or put some fire behind that 40-yard putt that you typically just try to get close. In Cancun, the ocean breeze, sunshine and smell of the manicured greens will quickly erase the memory of any shot and have you bouncing to the next tee box. 
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\r\n ","summary":"","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"You\u2019ve just struck an amazing five-iron shot right on the green, inches from the hole. You stroll up beaming, confident that this simple tap-in will be the birdie you\u2019ve been waiting for all day. You don\u2019t even need to take your time on this one. You casually swing back your putter and\u2026 miss.\nThis, in short, is golf. Wonderful one minute, dreadful the next. So why are you still smiling? Well, that\u2019s because this isn\u2019t your typical round. You are soaking in the sun on the fairways and greens at
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>.\nAnd in Cancun, you\u2019ll still be smiling after a wayward drive or pitch into the bunker. With spectacular courses and dreamlike weather, it is a literal golfer\u2019s paradise. Here are five sure-fire ways for a \u201chole-in-one\u201d golf vacation in Cancun.\nGolfing Jewel of the Caribbean\u00a0<\/strong>\nDid you know Cancun is home to one of Golf Digest magazine\u2019s Best All-Inclusive Golf Resorts<\/a>? Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Moon Palace Cancun Golf Course<\/a>, located at the Moon Palace Resort, is a 7,165-yard, 72-par golf course boasting lush native vegetation and wetlands.\nIn typical Nicklaus design, it is both challenging and open with selectively placed bunkers and water features. The 17th -- a par-3, 151-yard hole -- \u00a0sees golfers hit onto an island green with the winds of the Caribbean at their back. Just down the road from Moon Palace is Riviera Golf Course, another Nicklaus design. Completed in 2008, Riviera cleverly incorporates the natural reserve that surrounds the golf course and even offers up scenic ocean views for duffers on the 14th and 15th holes.\u00a0\nTee time any time of the Year<\/strong>\nWith average temperatures in the mid to upper 70s and limited rainfall, any day is the perfect day to set a tee time to golf in Cancun. The temperate climate in Cancun feeds the area\u2019s lush tropical surroundings, giving golfers unique vista they can\u2019t see at their local course.\u00a0\nFine-tune those Skills<\/strong>\nWant some tips on that short game or a tweak to help your drive? Moon Palace Resorts has onsite assistance for you through the Moon Palace Golf Academy, located at the resort. With PGA-certified instructors, you can learn new techniques both on practice greens and fairways or indoors with integrated state-of-the art technology.\nDrive and Put to Your Heart\u2019s Content<\/strong>\nWant to golf all day? Moon Palace Resorts offers a unique package that includes unlimited golf<\/a>, accommodations, transportation to and from the course, food and drinks on the course and at the clubhouse when you\u2019re done and free golf balls for practice. Whenever you\u2019re ready to hit the course, it\u2019s ready for you.\nWatch How the Pros Do It<\/strong>\nYou can see the real thing in action at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba<\/a> in nearby Playa del Carmen<\/a>, the first PGA Tour event played outside the United States or Canada. The event will be held from November 5 - 11, 2018 at the Greg Norman-designed El Camale\u00f3n Golf Club. Boasting a purse of \u00a0$7,200,000 and an invitation to the Masters for its winner, the OHL Classic draws more than 125 of the world\u2019s best golfers.\nSo tee it up extra high and swing for the fences. Or put some fire behind that 40-yard putt that you typically just try to get close. 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By Brant Long<\/h4>\r\n\r\n

You\u2019ve just struck an amazing five-iron shot right on the green, inches from the hole. You stroll up beaming, confident that this simple tap-in will be the birdie you\u2019ve been waiting for all day. You don\u2019t even need to take your time on this one. You casually swing back your putter and\u2026 miss.
\r\nThis, in short, is golf. Wonderful one minute, dreadful the next. So why are you still smiling? Well, that\u2019s because this isn\u2019t your typical round. You are soaking in the sun on the fairways and greens at
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>.
\r\nAnd in Cancun, you\u2019ll still be smiling after a wayward drive or pitch into the bunker. With spectacular courses and dreamlike weather, it is a literal golfer\u2019s paradise. Here are five sure-fire ways for a \u201chole-in-one\u201d golf vacation in Cancun.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"By Brant Long\n\nYou\u2019ve just struck an amazing five-iron shot right on the green, inches from the hole. You stroll up beaming, confident that this simple tap-in will be the birdie you\u2019ve been waiting for all day. You don\u2019t even need to take your time on this one. You casually swing back your putter and\u2026 miss.\nThis, in short, is golf. Wonderful one minute, dreadful the next. So why are you still smiling? Well, that\u2019s because this isn\u2019t your typical round. You are soaking in the sun on the fairways and greens at
Moon Palace Cancun<\/a>.\nAnd in Cancun, you\u2019ll still be smiling after a wayward drive or pitch into the bunker. With spectacular courses and dreamlike weather, it is a literal golfer\u2019s paradise. Here are five sure-fire ways for a \u201chole-in-one\u201d golf vacation in Cancun."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_2":{"und":[{"id":"1260","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Golfing Jewel of the Caribbean <\/strong>
\r\nDid you know Cancun is home to one of
Golf Digest magazine\u2019s Best All-Inclusive Golf Resorts<\/a>? Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Moon Palace Cancun Golf Course<\/a>, located at the Moon Palace Resort, is a 7,165-yard, 72-par golf course boasting lush native vegetation and wetlands.
\r\nIn typical Nicklaus design, it is both challenging and open with selectively placed bunkers and water features. The 17th -- a par-3, 151-yard hole --  sees golfers hit onto an island green with the winds of the Caribbean at their back. Just down the road from Moon Palace is Riviera Golf Course, another Nicklaus design. Completed in 2008, Riviera cleverly incorporates the natural reserve that surrounds the golf course and even offers up scenic ocean views for duffers on the 14th and 15th holes. 
\r\nTee time any time of the Year<\/strong>
\r\nWith average temperatures in the mid to upper 70s and limited rainfall, any day is the perfect day to set a tee time to golf in Cancun. The temperate climate in Cancun feeds the area\u2019s lush tropical surroundings, giving golfers unique vista they can\u2019t see at their local course. <\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Golfing Jewel of the Caribbean\u00a0<\/strong>\nDid you know Cancun is home to one of
Golf Digest magazine\u2019s Best All-Inclusive Golf Resorts<\/a>? Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Moon Palace Cancun Golf Course<\/a>, located at the Moon Palace Resort, is a 7,165-yard, 72-par golf course boasting lush native vegetation and wetlands.\nIn typical Nicklaus design, it is both challenging and open with selectively placed bunkers and water features. The 17th -- a par-3, 151-yard hole -- \u00a0sees golfers hit onto an island green with the winds of the Caribbean at their back. Just down the road from Moon Palace is Riviera Golf Course, another Nicklaus design. Completed in 2008, Riviera cleverly incorporates the natural reserve that surrounds the golf course and even offers up scenic ocean views for duffers on the 14th and 15th holes.\u00a0\nTee time any time of the Year<\/strong>\nWith average temperatures in the mid to upper 70s and limited rainfall, any day is the perfect day to set a tee time to golf in Cancun. The temperate climate in Cancun feeds the area\u2019s lush tropical surroundings, giving golfers unique vista they can\u2019t see at their local course.\u00a0"}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_3":{"und":[{"id":"1261","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"

Fine-tune those Skills<\/strong>
\r\nWant some tips on that short game or a tweak to help your drive? Moon Palace Resorts has onsite assistance for you through the Moon Palace Golf Academy, located at the resort. With PGA-certified instructors, you can learn new techniques both on practice greens and fairways or indoors with integrated state-of-the art technology.
\r\nDrive and Put to Your Heart\u2019s Content<\/strong>
\r\nWant to golf all day? Moon Palace Resorts offers a unique package that includes
unlimited golf<\/a>, accommodations, transportation to and from the course, food and drinks on the course and at the clubhouse when you\u2019re done and free golf balls for practice. Whenever you\u2019re ready to hit the course, it\u2019s ready for you.<\/p>\r\n","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Fine-tune those Skills<\/strong>\nWant some tips on that short game or a tweak to help your drive? Moon Palace Resorts has onsite assistance for you through the Moon Palace Golf Academy, located at the resort. With PGA-certified instructors, you can learn new techniques both on practice greens and fairways or indoors with integrated state-of-the art technology.\nDrive and Put to Your Heart\u2019s Content<\/strong>\nWant to golf all day? Moon Palace Resorts offers a unique package that includes unlimited golf<\/a>, accommodations, transportation to and from the course, food and drinks on the course and at the clubhouse when you\u2019re done and free golf balls for practice. Whenever you\u2019re ready to hit the course, it\u2019s ready for you."}]}}]},"field_paragraph_subtitle_4":{"und":[{"id":"1262","field_subtitle":{"und":[]},"field_description_1":{"und":[{"value":"Watch How the Pros Do It<\/strong>
\r\nYou can see the real thing in action at the
OHL Classic at Mayakoba<\/a> in nearby Playa del Carmen<\/a>, the first PGA Tour event played outside the United States or Canada. The event will be held from November 5 - 11, 2018 at the Greg Norman-designed El Camale\u00f3n Golf Club. Boasting a purse of  $7,200,000 and an invitation to the Masters for its winner, the OHL Classic draws more than 125 of the world\u2019s best golfers.
\r\nSo tee it up extra high and swing for the fences. Or put some fire behind that 40-yard putt that you typically just try to get close. In Cancun, the ocean breeze, sunshine and smell of the manicured greens will quickly erase the memory of any shot and have you bouncing to the next tee box. ","format":"filtered_html","safe_value":"Watch How the Pros Do It<\/strong>\nYou can see the real thing in action at the
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You checked your calendar and noticed that May 5th is right around the corner, and your heart skipped a beat because you know what that<\/em> means: Hard-partying people wearing Mexican sombreros\u2026 Bottomless bowls of chips and guac\u2026 Shot after shot of Tequila\u2026 Colorful pi\u00f1atas hanging from the roof of your preferred watering hole\u2026 That\u2019s right, it\u2019s Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican national holiday that everyone knows and loves!<\/p>\r\nSettle down, my amigos, it\u2019s not quite<\/em> like that. Granted, Cinco de Mayo is a huge deal in America, but oddly enough in Mexico it doesn\u2019t carry the same panache. That doesn\u2019t mean you should stop yourself from getting loose with a few cold beers and some pico de gallo \u2013 or even choosing to shoot over to Cancun to celebrate<\/a> \u2013 but we\u2019ll let you in on a few secrets that will give new significance to this annual event. So grab another taquito and listen up\u2026\r\n\r\n