Riviera Maya

by Dream Vacations on April 17, 2013

One of the Riviera Maya’s finest adult only hotels is getting even better!  Karisma Hotels is opening a new Premium Section at the El Dorado Seaside Suites in the Riviera Maya of Mexico. The hotel was voted one of the top 10 most romantic hotels by Forbes magazine and are now adding an additional 80 premium suites set to open this May!

All of the new suites will have dark wood accents and a jacuzzi in each room. The rooms have a fully stocked mini bar that is refurbished daily. The rooms will also have a pillow menu, DVD lending program, private concierge and an aromatherapy menu. The rooms at this hotel are just wonderful and the food and service is even better.

El Dorado’s gourmet inclusive meal plan offers the finest cuisine and top shelf drinks. The food at El Dorado is second to none and you have no problems getting a table at any of their gourmet restaurants. The Seaside Suites also has 24 hour room service and beach butler service so no matter where your at on the property someone is at your service.

This new addition will simply make the El Dorado even better! Call us and book today !

by Dream Vacations on April 4, 2013

The Gran Bahia hotels in the Riviera Maya of Mexico now have their own Dolphinarium exclusive to guests staying at their resorts! The Dolphin pool is located on the beach at the Gran Bahia Tulum  and all the guests have access to it. It is not included in the All Inclusive plan.

The facilities feature traditional platforms that provide shallow, beach-style access to conduct interaction programs safely for any visitor. The project involved world-leading companies in the design of tanks and spaces especially acclimated to keep animals under human care. Our swim programs include the most time in the water in comparison to other dolphinariums, and are designed for people interested in learning about dolphins and their environment through an interactive experience. Dolphinaris Tulum in the Gran Bahía Principe Riviera Maya Resort compound, combines the best features of our dolphins, Dolphins and beautiful surroundings!

This complex is made up of four hotels. The Gran Bahia Principe Tulum, The Gran Bahia Principe Akumal, Gran Bahia Principe Coba and the Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an. The hotels are located about 70 minutes south of the airport in Cancun. The hotels have a distinctive Mayan influence and is made up of 3 story Bungalows spread out through tropical coconut palms. The hotels offers complete exchange privileges.

Call and book the Bahia hotels today or make a trip back to see our new Dolphin friends!

by Dream Vacations on April 2, 2013

Forget the dolphin swim. Come to Cancun Mexico and swim with the largest creatures in the world the Whale Shark Adventure. This is the largest migration of whale sharks and happens between May 15th and the end of September. Whale Sharks can reach lengths of 40 feet and have enormous scoop like mouths that allow them to fill up on plankton and tiny plant life.

When you book the Whae Shark Adventure you will travel in small groups and you are accompanied by a bilingual marine biologist that will swim with you along side these docile beasts. After you swim with the whale shark you will stop and snorkel at the barrier reef.

The prices start at $185 per person and this should be booked in advance to ensure availability. Come experience one of Mother Nature’s most impressive creatures !

by Dream Vacations on March 22, 2013

The wonderful Dreams Puerto Aventuras, located in the Riviera Maya of Mexico has recently opened the largest Dolphinarium in the Riviera. The Dolphin Dreams experience is home to 6 dolphins and 2 manatees making their interactive program the areas finest.  The full service facility has state of the art digital technology, photography and DVD services to capture this special moment.  This is located right on the property. Come spend your vacation with the Dolphins.  The dolphin swims can be booked on site at the hotel.  Kids 7 and under enjoy a complimentary Swim with the Dolphins and 8 to 12 years old receive 1/2 price tickets.

Dreams hotels are known for their amazing kids programs and activities. Their kids and teens programs are full of fun with things planned all day and into the evening. The hotel is located 20 minutes north of Tulum and about 30 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen. The hotel has several different room categories and can even accommodate families of 5 ! The hotels has six restaurants and the Dreams has the best dining plan in the industry. 24 HOUR ROOM SERVICE – ALL ALA CARTE DINING WITH NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. No hotel beats their dining plan. No more waiting in lines for reservations or rushing to make your dinner time. Go to dinner where you want and when you want ! That is how it is supposed to be when you are on vacation!

The Dreams Puerto Aventuras has always been a wonderful hotel. With the addition of the Dolphinarium it is now a must stay in the Riviera Maya ! Call us today and let us get you the best price.

by Michelle Collins on March 13, 2013

An equinox occurs twice a year (around March 20th and September 22nd), when the sun, in its orbit around the earth, passes directly over the Earth’s equator making the length of the daylight and evening hours equal. Most of us refer to these dates as the First Day of Spring or the Last Day of Summer. Not a normal, celebrated day for people in the U.S. But it is in Mexico.

In September of 2011 my husband and I took our first vacation to the Riviera Maya. Wanting to be sure and see ‘Mexico’ we had pre-booked an excursion to Chichen Itza – an ancient Mayan City and archaeological site on the Yucatan Peninsula. The main pyramid is known in Mayan as “El Castillo” or the castle and since July of 2007 has been listed as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. On the day before our excursion, we were contacted at the hotel and advised Amstar (our tour guide) wanted to move our date up 1 day so that we could take advantage of the Summer Solstice Celebration. We agreed but did not fully understand the significance of this occurrence to the Mayan people. We quickly found out this is huge there. Thousands of people were there that day. After a guided tour of the ruins everyone gathers in the center of the city to witness a phenomenon of light and shadow on the steps of El Castillo pyramid. The shadow of the ‘plumed serpent’ of light descending the steps is said to be the ancient ‘serpent’, Kukulkan, making his way to the well of sacrifice nearby. How does this work? As the sun passes over, seven isosceles triangles are formed and compose the body of the 37 yard-long serpent that creeps downward until it joins the serpent’s head carved in stone at the bottom of the stairway. Don’t worry… there was and is no sacrifice conducted… today. This could not always have been said. Definitely a wonder to be seen and experienced.

A normal person would think just being at a beautiful resort with unlimited food, drink, entertainment,   incredible beaches…non-stop luxury would be enough of an amazing vacation. Then all us ‘normal people’ would be wrong. While you are on your amazing vacation there are some pretty amazing excursions that are a must, depending on where you are. Chichen Itza is rich in it’s history and grandeur. You won’t be disappointed if you include this in your vacation.

Once you have your trip booked, ask your agent what there is to do where you’re going. Each of our agents have either been there or know where to send you to guarantee a wonderful time.

by Dream Vacations on March 6, 2013

Summer vacation is just around the corner and the deals are heating up!  If you’re dreaming of sunny skies, sparkling waters and luxurious beaches now is the time to turn that Dream into a reality.  Call us today to add airfare to your city and take advantage of these great specials!

Cancun, Mexico
Golden Parnassus *adults only $616 per person
Crown Paradise Club Cancun $700 per person
Riu Caribe $889 per person
Iberostar Cancun $969 per person
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Ocean Maya Royale *adults only $532 per person
Grand Bahia Principe Akumal $658 per person
Grand Palladium White Sands $763 per person
Dreams Puerto Aventuras $938 per person
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Royal Decameron Complex $427 per person
Golden Crown Paradise *adults only $560 per person
Riu Vallarta $692 per person
Dreams Puerto Vallarta $833 per person
Los Cabos, Mexico
Hola Grand Faro $616 per person
Riu Santa Fe $767 per person
Melia Cabo Real $882 per person
Barcelo Los Cabos $959 per person
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro $483 per person
Ocean Blue $560 per person
Grand Palladium Palace $637 per person
Now Larimar $770 per person
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica $658 per person
Grand Palladium Jamaica $714 per person
Riu Negril $888 per person
The Jewel Dunn’s River *adults only $910 per person


Prices valid for 7 nights June 22-29, 2013 and based upon adult double occupancy. Prices include transfers to/from the destination airport, all meals and beverages, nonmotorized watersports and taxes. Prices valid as of 2/5/2013 and do not include airfare.