Celebrating 40 Years

Of Happiness

We’re thrilled to invite you and your loved ones to celebrate Vidanta’s 40th Anniversary, a milestone we surely couldn't have reached without your support.

Each destination will have special activities and events inspired by the Five Elements of Happiness and designed with you in mind. We look forward to sharing this momentous occasion and celebrating the years to come.



For forty years, we have been making people happy. We believe happiness and wonderful vacations come from the Five Elements of Happiness: Renewal, Connection, Culture, Nature and Attention. For our 40th anniversary, we have created special activities inspired by these five elements to help you have the happiest vacation experiences.

To learn more about the artist, click on the next video.


Art performance with Orchestral accompaniment
World renowned french artist



Performance with live orchestra


Performance with live orchestra

Born in France in 1935, Gérard Economos studied architecture and urban planning at the School of Fine Arts in Paris.

He launched his career as a painter in 1953 and has been actively traveling and performing ever since.

In 2005, the French government awarded him the highest distinction in France, the “Legion d’Honeur” medal.

His work has been displayed in the best galleries and museums around Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America. His paintings and murals embellish important financial institutions and also the main entrance to Paris’ Town Hall. Gérard is best known for his amazing, large-scale murals created in front of audiences and choreographed to live music.

To learn more about the artist, click on the next video.


Winners of the 2013 Juno Award for Adult contemporary Album of the year.
Amazing vocal quartet




Hailed as Canada’s national treasure, The Tenors are an amazing vocal quarter that performs operatic pop music. Since their best-selling debut album in 2008, they have released two albums including Lead With Your Heart, which featured the single, “I Believe”.

The group’s performance highlights include: The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion, Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Emmy Awards and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. In 2013, The Tenors won the Juno Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the year.

These four men with their amazing talent and incredible voices create rich harmonies and powerful songs. Their backgrounds differ, which allows their music to be a balanced mix of world music, pop, opera and folk. “Our music always comes from our hearts and reflects our lives, allowing our sensibilities and our life experiences to shine through,” says Fraser Walter.

The Tenors make every performance special and are lead by advice a director once shared, ‘At every show, there’s someone out there for which this may be their first and someone out there for what may be the last time. So always be there for them and make it special.’


40th Anniversary Gala



in Nuevo Vallarta & Riviera Maya

This celebration will be a fabulous event including a five-course meal inspired by the five elements of happiness, live music and entertainment with a spectacular fireworks finale. (Applies only in Nuevo Vallarta) This event will take place every week throughout October in Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Maya.

Fabulous event including a five-course meal, live music and entertainment with a spectacular fireworks finale.


2014 will be a year filled with amazing events and activities, however we invite all our members to return in October as it will be the highlight of a year full of celebration. We have an incredible lineup of activities and events planned for your ultimate vacation.

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World renowned
french artist


Riviera maya - Expo:
October 9th - 12th
Performance with live orchestra:
October 13th
Nuevo Vallarta - Expo:
October 23rd - 26th
Performance with live orchestra:
October 27th

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Amazing vocal quartet
Live concert - Nuevo Vallarta
October 4th

Winners of the 2013 Juno Award
for Adult Contemporary
Album of the Year

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a night of happiness
40th AnNiversay gala

Every week in Nuevo Vallarta
& Riviera Maya

Fabulous event

including a five-course meal, live music and entertainment with a spectacular fireworks finale. (Applies only in Nuevo Vallarta)


  • Celebrity Chef Appearances
  • Morning Symphony Mimosas
  • Elements of Happiness Rebirth Spa Package
  • Art Installation Cocktail Party
  • Sand Art Sculptures
  • Photo Safari

Our history

We began in 1974 with a simple dream: to create a place where people can be truly happy. That dream grew and Grupo Vidanta is now the largest resort developer in Latin America. The last 40 years were spent creating the most upscale, membership-only resorts and perfecting the art of luxury travel.

  • 1974

    Construction begins on Paraiso Mazatlan.
    The dream begins.

  • 1975

    Paraiso Mazatlan opens.

  • 1979

    Construction begins on Paraiso del Mar.

  • 1980

    Paraiso del Mar opens its doors.

  • 1984

    Costa Brava Resort--which will later become Vidafel Mazatlan and finally Sea Garden--opens.

  • 1986

    Vidafel Puerto Vallarta opens its doors.

  • 1988

    Construction begins on Mayan Palace Acapulco.

  • 1992

    We open our first five-star hotel: Mayan Palace Acapulco and the company adopts the name Mayan Resorts.

  • 1993

    The real estate concept Mayan Island starts in Acapulco, selling more than 2,500 condominiums and villas.

  • 1995

    Construction begins on Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta and Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta.

  • 1996

    Sea Garden Acapulco opens.

  • 1997

    Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta opens.

  • 1998

    Vidafel Puerto Vallarta becomes Mayan Palace and receives the 5-star classification.

  • 2001

    Mayan Palace Riviera Maya opens its doors.
    Construction begins on Mayan Palace Puerto Peñasco.

  • 2003

    The first The Grand Mayan opens in Riviera Maya.
    Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta and Mayan Palace Puerto Peñasco open their doors.

  • 2004

    The Grand Mayan opens in Nuevo Vallarta.
    Mayan Island Real Estate Nuevo Vallarta begins operations.

  • 2005

    The Mayan Country Club opens in Los Cabos.

  • 2007

    The Grand Mayan opens in Los Cabos and Mayan Palace opens in Mazatlán.

  • 2008

    Grupo Vidanta takes even bigger growth steps, opening Mayan Sanctuary in Riviera Maya and starting construction on Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta, The Grand Bliss in Nuevo Vallarta, The Bliss in Riviera Maya, and Mayan Palace Regency Golf Acapulco.

  • 2009

    Mayan Resorts joins Grupo Vidanta.
    Construction begins on Grand Luxxe in Riviera Maya, Mayan Palace Acapulco Beach Tower, and The Grand Mayan Puerto Peñasco.

  • 2010

    Vida Vacations Club is launched, offering memberships with innovative offerings. Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya opens. After two years of intense hotel construction, the following hotels open their doors:
    · Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta.
    · The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta.
    · Mayan Palace Regency Golf Acapulco.

  • 2011

    Grand Luxxe Punta opens in Nuevo Vallarta.
    Grand Luxxe Tower II and The Bliss open in Riviera Maya.

  • 2012

    The renovated Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta reopens.
    Grand Luxxe Tower 3 Nuevo Vallarta opens.
    The Grand Bliss Riviera Maya opens.
    The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf begins operations in Nuevo Vallarta.
    Santuario opens its doors in Nuevo Vallarta.

Thank You!