Enjoy Gran Caribe Resort

Welcome December

There’s no better season of the year for coming to one our resorts to spend Christmas or for the New Year 2017. Either you choose Cancun or Playa del Carmen, we are looking forward to receiving you with open arms. We wish for you happiness and joy to brighten your home and your loved ones. May this coming 2017 be a year of success.
Best wishes from the Real Club family.
Happy Holidays!

Resorts

New! Gran Caribe Resort

When you stay at Gran Caribe Resort we will make you feel at home; starting with our rooms, designed with spectacular views and elegant finishes like marble floors, large floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you a fabulous view as well as large balconies with hanging hammocks. The whirlpool tubs will invite you to sink under a sea of bubbles and spend relaxing moments without worries. If this is not enough, our cozy beds will cover you with comfort and happiness. Please note that all rooms have free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV.
At lunchtime we will always be waiting for you in our restaurants to create a truly unforgettable experience that delights the senses and pleases even the most demanding palates. All our foods are always prepared with fresh ingredients of the highest quality, made by expert hands that will delight your sense of taste, sight and smell.

When you visit Il Pescatore restaurant, whether at Gran Caribe Resort or Gran Porto Resort, keep in mind you can enjoy the flavors of Italian cuisine with a perfect combination of meat and fish cuts. Let yourself be pampered by our kitchen team and ask for a delicious Tiramisu for dessert, many of our guests’ favorite.
Here’s a recipe for you that can be easily recreated at home.
Ingredients:
• 3 egg yolks
• ¼ cup white sugar
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1 1/8 cups mascarpone cheese
• 24 ladyfingers
• 1 ½ cups brewed coffee
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Directions:
1. In a medium bowl, beat yolks with sugar and vanilla until smooth and light yellow. Fold mascarpone into yolk mixture. Set aside.
2. Dip ladyfingers briefly in coffee and arrange 12 of them in the bottom of an 8x8 inch dish. Spread half the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers. Repeat with remaining cookies and mascarpone. Cover and chill 1 hour. Sprinkle with cocoa just before serving.
Enjoy!

Life & Style

Tricks and Tips for a Safe Tan

There are plenty of reasons to love the sun. It boosts levels of serotonin and produces vitamin D…. but to avoid risks you need to take care for a safe glow.
Apply the right sunscreen. Don’t just rely on SPF, look also for the term “broad spectrum” or the UVA logo plus the word “high” on the bottle. SPF30 to SPF50 is better. Reapply every two hours.
Be aware of your tanning time. Your skin reaches a tanning cut-off point when it can’t produce any more “tanning pigment”. This is typically two to three hours or much less if you have fair skin.
Take a break. Seek some shade, reduce UV intensity and help your tan being healthier and longer-lasting.
Take supplements (beta-carotene). This doesn’t mean you will need less sunscreen, but it improves skin’s natural defense against UV by improving its ability to tan.
Eat sun-friendly foods. Tomatoes and other red and orange fruit and vegetables, as well as dark chocolate are your friends when thinking about hitting the beach.

Discover

L’Aquarium

L’Aquarium Playa del Carmen is open since October in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Its opening is exciting for visitors and locals… it is the third-largest aquarium in Mexico. Located at “Calle Corazón” shopping mall, in the popular Fifth Avenue shopping district, L’Aquarium offers an innovative concept of education and entertainment through which visitors can admire world-class marine scenarios and interact with wonders of the underwater world.
It is home for more than 200 species of marine life and 45 exhibitions, allowing every visitor to learn more about environmental conservation, and promotes the care and conservation of endangered ecosystems. The facility’s technology includes pumping systems to support life and filtering systems that process seven million liters of water per day, providing the best quality water that replicates the best sea conditions to ensure the health of all on-site marine species.

Travel Tips

Traveling

Traveling over the holidays can be notoriously busy, expensive and stressful, but the news isn't all bad. Try to plan ahead and check out these tips and find some joy this holiday season.
Avoid peak travel dates and shop around. Don’t travel when everyone would like to. Use a search engine that will allow you to check date combinations and get you the best deal. Compare.. it has never been easier with so many websites.
Check alternate airports. This can really make a difference, especially during this time of the year; smaller airports have fewer flights and delays. Another good tip is to choose nonstop flights.
Leave early. During peak travel times, you’ll face traffic jams, full parking lots, shuttles absence, long lines….Anticipate all the delays you may encounter and arrive at least two hours before your flight.
Pack wisely. Travel light enough so you do not have to check any bags. Do not wrap gifts, especially if you intend to carry them on the plane. Even in checked baggage, there is a big chance they will be unwrapped for inspection by security personnel. Consider gift bags instead of wrapping paper.
Keep all your documents together. Organize necessary paperwork: passports, ID’s, boarding passes, phone numbers, hotel reservations, etc. in the same place. You will save time when asked for any of them. Be prepared for more than the usual slowdowns and be patient.
Label your luggage. It can save you the heartache of losing it or from running off with someone else’s bag. Attach something identifiable to you, like a colored ribbon, or even buy a really-bright color bag that will be easily recognized!.
Remember chargers and adaptors. It would be a disaster if you couldn’t take a selfie in a Santa Hat! So make sure to pack all chargers for any electrical equipment you plan to take with you, including phones, laptops and a universal adaptor.
Merry Christmas!