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February 21, 2014

#MexicoPacificCoast with FriendsTravel.com JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Featuring all-inclusive hotels with luxury spas, award winning cuisine, exciting nightlife and unique cultural ecotourism, Riviera Nayarit, on Mexico’s beautiful Pacific Coast is tops on the vacation radar.

Riviera Nayarit offers a truly authentic vacation experience with a subtle touch of modern convenience. A perfect balance of luxury and tradition, this Pacific Gem boasts PGA designed signature golf courses, nearly 100 miles of golden coastline, spectacular mountains and quaint seaside villages.

“In addition to the natural beauty and perfect climate, Riviera Nayarit’s variety of hotels and accommodations make it an easy sell for travel agents,” said Bob Dauner, Senior Director of Market Development for Apple Vacations.

Nestled along miles of coastline between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Riviera Nayarit is just 10 miles north of Puerto Vallarta’s airport. With three main resort areas, Riviera Nayarit vacationers have the option to truly customize their destination experience with a variety of modern hotels and luxury resorts.

Punta Mita offers travelers beauty both on land and sea with its unique volcanic rock formations that flow into the ocean. It also hosts one of Mexico’s most exclusive golf courses, the Four Seasons Golf Club Punta Mita.

Nuevo Vallarta and Flamingos attracts travelers searching for quality accommodations in an unforgettable setting. Offering the best of Mexico, this area includes a modern marina with 200 slips, a shopping mall, international restaurants, three golf courses, a water park, two dolphin centers and miles of unforgettable golden sand beaches.

Bucerias mixes old world charm with modern sophistication. Travelers make their way to this picturesque town for an insight of old Mexico. With tequila tours, quiet beaches and local artifact shopping, this culturally rich area appeals to even the most discriminating palate heralding international cuisine, fresh caught fish and local authentic eateries.

Accommodations for every taste and budget can be found in Riviera Nayarit. The majority of Americans choose resorts in Nuevo Vallarta or Punta de Mita, but having undergone major renovations, any of the resort properties are sure to please.

Riviera Nayarit has also become quite popular for destination weddings, as it is the perfect playground for couples and those looking for a luxurious vacation experience. Some resorts including the luxurious Dreams Resorts and Spas provide free weddings and onsite wedding coordinators, which will put any soon-to-be-wed couple at ease. With scenic mountain backdrops and lush tropical ecosystems, many couples have little to no convincing to do when inviting their friends and family to share in their special day on this magnificent stretch of Pacific Treasure. The wedding party and guests can take advantage of Apple Vacations special group rates and services.

Although beautiful and relaxing, Riviera Nayarit will also satisfy the appetite of even the most adventurous of travelers. With action-packed excursions, Riviera Nayarit’s tropical jungle landscape offers activities that include jungle canopy zipline adventures, land and water excursions, swimming with dolphins or world class marlin and sail fishing. Riviera Nayarit is also a top surfing spot and many of the resorts can arrange for lessons. For surfing wannabes, boogie boarding is an easy, fun alternative that all ages can tackle.

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s Secret Treasure, is quickly becoming the vacation destination hotspot. With accommodations that appeal to a broad travel audience, Riviera Nayarit needs no advertising, for its beauty and appeal speaks for itself. An unforgettable vacation experience is waiting for your clients in beautiful Riviera Nayarit.

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October 17, 2008

178 villas in Mexico Primo Resort areas with FriendsTravel.com

Casa de los Suenos

Casa de los Suenos

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya
12 br, 13.5 ba, Pool

USD $ 1050
Sol Y Luna

Sol Y Luna

Playa Secreto, Riviera Maya
10 br, 9 ba, Beachfront, Pool

USD $ 785
Casa Colina

Casa Colina

Isla Navidad, Manzanillo
6 br, 8 ba, Pool

USD $ 2482
Villa Mandarinas

Villa Mandarinas

Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta
7 br, 7.5 ba, Pool

USD $ 2700

July 31, 2008

DIVE with FriendsTravel.com JESS@FriendsTravel.com

Adventure with Nature

The cool crisp air fills your nostrils as you don your scuba gear. The dive master completes a roll call and provides insight into what you can expect below. “The anchor is in 70 feet of water. To the east about 20 yards is a vast kelp bed. . . ” With the brief over, it your turn to giant stride into the water.

The warm Caribbean Sea, cool Pacific Ocean, or the waters of the Red Sea trickles down your back as your wet-suit reminds you to zip it up the last inch. A quick “okay” signal to the dive master and you begin your descent. At 10 feet your surroundings look deep and blue. As your eyes adjust the ocean floor is even more spectacular than your dive master described. Then, out of the corner of your right eye, something darts quickly behind a clump of kelp. Okay, it’s cool. It’s a sea lion playing with your bubbles. You chuckle as you equalize – this is only the first dive! Truly amazing experience.

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Dive Cozumel with FriendsTravel.com JESS@FriendsTravel.com

The ­Wyndham Cozumel Resort and Spa and Sand Dollar Sports invites our diver clients to join them at Octoberfest 2008. The annual event gives divers the chance to explore Cozumel‘s reefs and marine life while enjoying a number of activities, including tours, shows, parties and contests each evening.

This year’s Octoberfest celebration will take place in Cozumel from October 4-11. Created in 2003 by Wyndham Cozumel Resort and Spa (formerly the Reef Club) and Sand Dollar Sports as an end of year dive celebration, Octoberfest takes place annually and provides an opportunity for divers to discover Cozumel’s underwater scene.

Dive packages available from every major USA gateway to Cozumel. Connecting flights from your hometown to a gateway city can be easily arranged .

Space is very limited. EMAIL DIVE@FriendsTravel.com today for your hotel and air travel reservations.

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SCUBA DIVING COZUMEL

Diving in Cozumel, Mexico - Cozumel is known in the dive industry as one of the best dive locations in the world.Cozumel is known in the dive industry as one of the best dive locations in the world. Cozumel is the Mexican Caribbean’s largest island, just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel is 28 miles / 9 meters long and 10 miles / 2 meters wide. Located near Cancun; it is a famous destination for divers and non divers alike, as even after decades as a popular vacation resort, it remains a serene, quiet and undiscovered piece of paradise. The climate is subtropical.

Most of the diving and snorkeling activity on Cozumel is focused on the reefs and shallow coral formations that extend from the southern tip of the island to just south of San Miguel on the west coast. All of the Cozumel beaches are protected and extend from the ferry pier in downtown San Miguel to the southern tip of the island, many of which are protected as part of an underwater national park. Fishing is not allowed in this area. However, you can book a deep sea fishing excursion with many opertaors on the island.

There are two main reef systems surrounding Cozumel, Colombia and Palancar reefs. Easilt accessible with plateaus beginning in less than 30 feet / 9 meters of water, Cozumel reefs boast abundant underwater sea life and brilliant colors. At Chankanaab Lagoon, one of the most visited sites on the island, divers and snorkelers can observe small coral and limestone formations at 6 to 30 feet / 2 to 9 meters.

Cozumel, known to the Maya as Island of the Swallows is located off the eastern coast of Mexico ‘s Yucatán Peninsula , opposite Playa del Carmen . It is one of the eight municipalities ( municipios ) of the state of Quintana Roo . Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving . The main town on the island is San Miguel .

The island is about 48 km (30 miles) north-south and 16 km (10 miles) east-west, and is the largest island of Mexico. It is about 20 km (12 miles) from the mainland, and some 60 km (36 miles) south of Cancún . Nearly everybody in Cozumel lives in the town of San Miguel (pop. est. 90,000 in 2003 ), which is on the western shore. The rest of the island is low, flat, and densely vegetated.

HISTORY OF COZUMEL, MEXICO

Diving in Cozumel, Mexico - Cozumel is known in the dive industry as one of the best dive locations in the world.Pronounced Co·zu·mel (kō zu-mĕl), the first Maya settled in Cozumel over 2,000 years ago. The island derives its name from the Mayan words Cuzam (swallow) and Lumil (land of), which formed the word Cuzamil (land of swallows). The word changed over time to the current spelling, Cozumel.

During the period between 300 and 900 A.D., Cozumel became an important sanctuary in the Yucatan region. At that time, priests were very high up in the social classes, which propogated religious ceremonies. Mayan women from all over the Yucatán Peninsula and beyond made pilgrimages here to pay tribute to Ixchel, the goddess of fertility and the moon. There was a temple erected in her honor at San Gervasio, near the centre of the island.

July 30, 2008

Fours Seasons Resort Punta Mita Mexico FriendsTravel.com JESS@FriendsTravel.com

The Only AAA Five Diamond Resort in Puerto Vallarta
Named #1 Most Family Friendly Resort in Mexico, Central and South America by Travel + Leisure Family
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June 27, 2008

Mexico Vacations with FriendsTravel JESS@FriendsTravel.com

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