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Fun and traditions at Palace Resorts

Many holidays  take place during the month of October and early November, halloween is celebrated in the US and Canada, and now has extended to many other parts of the world. In Mexico we have our own celebration called the day of the dead which actually celebrates the life…
The legacy of past civilizations is graphically manifested on this occasion through people’s beliefs that death is a transition from one life to another in different levels where communication exists between the living and the dead.In rural Mexico, people visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. Gravesites are decorated with marigold flowers and candles.  People bring toys for dead children and bottles of tequila or cigarretes to adults and sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones.
Ofrendas (tributes) are set up on a table covered with a tablecloth and papel picado.  They are decorated with sugar skulls, candles, cempasuchil flowers, and paper mache skeletons. Plates with the favorite foods of their dead relatives are also set on the ofrenda. The belief is that the relative returns to the house for only one day and the family set up the ofrenda so their dead relatives can enjoy their favourite food, drink, etc once a year. In Palace Resorts day of the dead means, costumes, traditions, colours and LIFE! Join us during October 31, November 1st and 2nd to see how this celebrations take place in Palace Resorts. We will be posting the activities soon!

Nicklaus Academy of Golf at Palace Resorts

Who has visited Prestigious Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf. at Palace Resorts? If you are a professional this is your chance to improve your game, and for the beginners academies has designed programs for you

Opening academy of golf

Academies give guests the opportunity to improve their game regardless of their skills’ level, with physical and mental training with constructive evaluations to ensure maximum learning potential.
The Academy program incorporates the following:

  • The Nicklaus Academies Analysis Software
  • High-speed video for capturing the swing
  • A balance and weight shift mat
  • Integrated ball flight monitor
  • Simulated indoor driving range
  • Automated studio lighting system
  • Flat panel viewing monitors
  • TOMI computerized putting lab
  • Mental Evaluation and Training Program
  • Custom club and golf ball fitting protocols
  • Student video monitors
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Tequila: A gift from the gods

Production of tequila and agave. Dark green for tequila and light green for agave

 Production of tequila and agave.
  The name “Tequila” is derived from Nahuatl and means “place of tribute.” This delicious liquor takes his name of a little town named Santiago de Tequila, in Guadalajara Mexico The liquor is made from the blue agave plant native to this area and must be distilled and bottled in Santiago de Tequila and surrounding lands to be genuine, the liquor produced outside this area (but in Mexico) can’t be called tequila, so is named mezcal, but if its bottled or distilled outside of Mexico is just an imitation of tequila.
Now lets talk about the blue agave plant, common known as maguey. This plant grows in a period of seven to nine years! It’s produced by removing the heart of the plant during its twelfth year and normally weigthing between 35 – 90 kg (77 – 198 lb) So, we need to take care of our tequila bottles!

Blue Agave Plant

 Margaritas at Palace

Margarita at Palace Resorts

  When staying at Palace Resorts you can taste delicious premium brand tequilas, there’s a bottle of tequila in every room, and if your wish is to taste a typical mexican margarita, tequila sunrise or just a shot of tequila go to any bar and enjoy the taste of Mexico!
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