Mexico Briefs



El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma in Punta Brava, Riviera Maya, Mexico is offering clients a deal at the adults-only property that includes accommodations for two in a suite featuring a four-poster, king-size canopy bed, a terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea or gardens and in-suite Jacuzzi for two. Amenities include all meals and premium beverages at seven restaurants including Fuentes, El Dorado Royale's gourmet-inclusive "culinary theater;" in-suite chocolate fondue and bottle of Moët Chandon champagne; hair and makeup application on December 31 at El Dorado Royale's spa (based on availability—reserve early); and a New Year's Eve dinner and party. Agents should call Michael Diaz, reservations manager at Karisma Hotels, at 305-715-9844 or [email protected]


Creative clients will love the three new offerings at the on-property Cultural Center of the 165-room Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita (, which is forty-five minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Programs include "History of the Toltecs," which focuses on these artists and builders who inhabited Mesoamerica around 700 AD and worshipped Quetzalcoatl as their god and king; "Mexican Cigars," which introduces guests to the 150-year-old art of creating a handmade cigar and teaches how to identify counterfeit cigars; and "Mexican Style and Design," where guests tour the resort's new boutiques showcasing Mexico's art and celebrated designers, with items such as Polvo De Agua and Mata Ortiz ceramics, Alebrijes wood carvings and the glass sculptures of Jose Antonio Rodriguez Perez. Open daily, the Cultural Center also offers lectures and tours on a daily basis. For special requests or information, contact director of marketing, Ann Armstrong ([email protected]).