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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Welcome to Playa del Carmen, a lively tropical city on the northeast coast of Mexicoâ€™s Yucatan Peninsula. Playa del Carmen is situated along a stunning stretch of white sandy beaches bordered by lush jungle and the sparkling turquoise water of the Caribbean . This magical setting is as dually suited for relaxing on the beach under the warm tropical sun as it is for embarking on exciting excursions to mysterious ancient ruins, exploring the otherworldly beauty of underground rivers, or diving into the Caribbean to swim with rainbows of tropical ďŹ sh in the second largest natural reef in the world. This versatility coupled with the pleasure of traditional Mexican hospitality makes Playa del Carmen a favorite destination for visitors from around the world.
Wedding Events For more information as it arises, please visit our wedding website as more may be added the closer we get to the big day! All events are open and optional for all guests.
Welcome Cocktail Hour
Thursday, November 21 • 7:30 - 9:30pm Gran Porto Real • (what room) Enjoy cocktails and snacks with us! This is just a casual meet and greet, so feel free to join us at any time while we are there.
The Big Day!
Friday, November 22 • 4:00pm The Royal Playa del Carmen • Oceanfront Gazebo Dinner and dancing immediately following
Morning After Breakfast
Saturday, November 23 • 9:00 - 10:00am Gran Porto Real • (what room)
Accomodations We recommend staying at The Royal Playa del Carmen or the Gran Porto Real, two beautiful sister resorts located side by side on the beach. The wedding is located at The Royal, so we will be staying there to coordinate the events. Those that stay there have freedom to visit the Gran Porto Real freely, while those at the Gran Porto Real can only visit The Royal for wedding events. Due to this, we will be spending time at both of the resorts to ensure we spend time with all our guests.
Please note that all resort reservations must be made at one of these two resorts in order to attend all wedding events without additional cost.
Children are warmly invited to attend the wedding! While The Royal is an adultsThe Royal only resort (age 16+), the Gran Porto Real is designed to be family friendly, catering Gran Porto to the interests and needs of both children Real and adults. While children canâ€™t hang out in general at The Royal, they are welcome to attend all wedding events located there there including the wedding and reception. Our wedding travel agent can provide special childrenâ€™s pricing for their stay at the Gran Porto.
Both resorts are all-inclusive so included in the price of your room are all meals at all resort restaurants, drinks and alcoholic beverages, room service, and use of your roomâ€™s mini-bar.
The Royal Playa del Carmen Av. Constituyententes No. 2 Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo, Mexico 800-760-0944 www.realresorts.com/the-royal-playa-carmen
The Royal Playa del Carmen is the ultimate beach destination in comfort, luxury, and adults-only relaxation. Located on a coveted stretch of white sand beach just steps from famed 5th Avenue and the Cozumel Ferry, the resort features 507 luxurious, extra-spacious suites as well as a wide array of restaurants and bars as part of its All-Inclusive plan. Guests can also take advantage of all facilities at its sister resort next door, the Gran Porto Real, including its restaurants, bars, and pools.
Resort Amenities • • • • • • • • •
9 restaurants & 7 bars 3 freshwater pools Canopied beach shade beds World class luxury spa Fitness Center Volleyball, billiards, library Daily entertainment 24/7 room service 24 hour concierge service
Room Features • • • • • •
Spacious marble bathrooms Furnished terrace of balcony Wireless internet access 32” LCD TV with DVD player Evening turndown service Pillowtop mattress with high thread count linens • Nightly turndown service
• Beach Butler services providing drinks, cold towels • Complimentary 2 piece ironing
Adults Only Room Types Various types of suites Room Rates $___ - $___ per night for two-personal occupancy. Quotes Contact our travel agent for quotes or more information
Gran Porto Real Av. Constituyententes No. 1 Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo, Mexico 800-760-0944 www.realresorts.com/gran-porto-real
The kid-friendly sister resort to The Royal Playa del Carmen, the Gran Porto Real, is directly next door so shares the same coveted stretch of white sand beach just steps from famed 5th Avenue and the Cozumel Ferry. The resort features 287 comfortably appointed rooms and suites as well as a wide array of restaurants and bars as part of its All-Inclusive plan. The picturesque architecture, reminiscent of Mexico’s ﬁnest private haciendas, provides a beautiful backdrop to a vacation of fun and relaxation in the sun.
Resort Amenities • • • • • •
8 restaurants & 7 bars 2 freshwater pools Luxury spa Fitness Center Daily Entertainment OK! Kid’s Club with supervised activities • T-Zone Club with videogames for teenagers
Room Features • • • • •
Safety deposit box Semi-private furnished terrace Mini bar stocked daily Flat screen TV, and DVD player Children’s bunkbeds available in one suite catgory
• 14 hour room service • Baby sitting service
Family Oriented Room Types Standard and Suites Room Rates $___ - $___ per night for two-personal occupancy Children 5 and under stay free! 6 - 17 low discounted rate Quotes Contact our travel agent for quotes or more information
Book Your Trip Join us on the beach! To get to that lounger on the perfect white sand beach, you will need to ﬂy into the Cancun airport, then take an “airport transfer” service (ie a shuttle) from the airport south down to your resort in Playa del Carmen.
Please note the resorts are popular and rooms fill very quickly. We highly encourage guests make arrangements by June 1st.
Travel Agent Extraordinaire
To make booking your travel and accomodations easy, our travel agent can coordinate all for you: Doris Mundy of the The Travel Society.
Travel Agent Doris Mundy The Travel Society 800-204-6906 email@example.com
We recommend you to book your travel and accommodations through Doris as she has the ability to negotiate the best room locations, service, and ﬁnd or match the lowest package prices. Booking through her also allows us to prepare for you in advance.
Wedding events span November 21st through 22nd, but travel packages can be customized to meet your speciﬁc dates, resort selection, number of nights, and room needs. If you would like to take advantage of frequent ﬂier miles, feel free to book your ﬂight independently, however please send your ﬂight itinerary
to Doris so she may schedule your resort transfers and accomodations in accordance with your ﬂight schedules. Contact Doris for rates and packages that meet your speciﬁc travel requirements. To obtain a quote from Doris, email her with the following information: • Airport ﬂying out of • Dates of travel
• Preferred resort • Preferred room type
• # of travelers • Ages of children
Deposit Securing your package pricing and reserving your room(s) at the resort of your choice only requires a deposit of your ﬂight(s) cost and $50 per person for the resort accommodations. Final Payment Final payment of the balance is due 45 days prior to travel, approximately October 4, 2013. Upon receipt of ﬁnal payment, Doris will email you your travel documents (e-ticket etc). For your convenience, additional payments after the initial deposit can be paid in any amount at any time to be applied towards the balance of your trip. Payment Methods Accepted All major credit cards are accepted including VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Optional Trip Insurance
Trip insurance is available for $119 per person in the event you need to cancel your trip or cut your trip short for unexpected reasons. Insurance will not cover airfare you purchase on your own. If interested, ask Doris for more information.
Passports & Travel Documents Applying for a Passport
If you do not already have a passport, you will need to apply for one. Visit the US Dept of State Passport website for full application details: http://travel.state.gov/passport
Every US citizen must have a US passport to travel to Mexico. Documents You Will Need to Provide: • Passport Application, which can be obtained at the passport website • Evidence of US Citizenship such as: certiﬁed birth certiﬁcate; naturalization certiﬁcate, or previously issued US passport • Form of Identiﬁcation such as: driver’s license, government issued ID, military ID, or naturalization certiﬁcate • One 2x2 photo (check with your local post ofﬁce or print store; they may be able to take and develop the pictures for you on site) Passport Application Processing Time The current passport processing time is 4-6 weeks, so please plan accordingly to obtain your passport on time. Expedited 2-3 week processing is available for an extra fee.
Children’s Travel Documents
Children traveling to Mexico will also need a passport. Those children travelling with only one of their parents will also need other special paperwork to enter Mexico. Doris, our travel agent, can provide the documents and instructions for completion upon request.
Local Activities Dozens of exciting adventures can be experienced while you are in Playa del Carmen!
By Land • • • • • •
Sunbathe by pool or beach Explore ancient Mayan ruins Golf at Playacar Shop along 5th Avenue Be pampered at resort spas Explore the exciting nightlife
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Visit the island of Cozumel Explore underground rivers Visit a local Mayan village Zipline in the Jungle Horseback ride on the beach Swim in a cenote
By Sea • • • •
Snorkel at Puerto Morelos Swim in the Carribean Swim with dolphins Parasailing or windsurﬁng
• Motorized watersports • Deep sea ﬁshing • Scuba dive the Great Maya Reef
Visit our wedding webpage for details, pricing, and contact information for each of the many activities available during your stay.
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General Information What to Wear
Wedding and Reception For the wedding, sundresses, skirts, light slacks or linen pants, cotton shirts, and sandals are all appropriate. The location of the wedding, the gazebo, has a nice tile ﬂoor and sidewalks leading to it, so ladies can wear heels and not worry about walking in sand. In General at Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen maintains warm summery weather, even into late November, so you can wear any kind of lightweight clothing: bathing suits, camis, and skirts or shorts for ladies, shorts and tshirts or polos for guys. Keep in mind that both resorts have certain restaurants where more formal clothes are required to dine at dinner: women can wear 80° 70° skirts or dresses and men are required to wear slacks and closed toe shoes.
If you plan on going on any excursions into the jungle, including exploring ancient ruins, it is recommended to wear sneakers as the ground in the Yucatan Peninsula is naturally very uneven and rocky.
Remember to Bring • • • • • •
Passport & Driver’s License Hat & Sunglasses Sunscreen & Aloe Vera Swim Suit & Cover Up Flip Flops Camera & Batteries/Charger
• Sneakers (for jungle excursions or exploring ruins) • Light Jacket (can cool off at night a bit) • At Least One “Nice” Outﬁt
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