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.
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.
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.’
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.
Amazing vocal quartet
Live concert - Nuevo Vallarta
Winners of the 2013 Juno Award
for Adult Contemporary
Album of the Year
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.
Construction begins on Paraiso Mazatlan.
The dream begins.
Paraiso Mazatlan opens.
Construction begins on Paraiso del Mar.
Paraiso del Mar opens its doors.
Costa Brava Resort--which will later become Vidafel Mazatlan and finally Sea Garden--opens.
Vidafel Puerto Vallarta opens its doors.
Construction begins on Mayan Palace Acapulco.
We open our first five-star hotel: Mayan Palace Acapulco and the company adopts the name Mayan Resorts.
The real estate concept Mayan Island starts in Acapulco, selling more than 2,500 condominiums and villas.
Construction begins on Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta and Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta.
Sea Garden Acapulco opens.
Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta opens.
Vidafel Puerto Vallarta becomes Mayan Palace and receives the 5-star classification.
Mayan Palace Riviera Maya opens its doors.
Construction begins on Mayan Palace Puerto Peñasco.
The first The Grand Mayan opens in Riviera Maya.
Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta and Mayan Palace Puerto Peñasco open their doors.
The Grand Mayan opens in Nuevo Vallarta.
Mayan Island Real Estate Nuevo Vallarta begins operations.
The Mayan Country Club opens in Los Cabos.
The Grand Mayan opens in Los Cabos and Mayan Palace opens in Mazatlán.
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.
Mayan Resorts joins Grupo Vidanta.
Construction begins on Grand Luxxe in Riviera Maya, Mayan Palace Acapulco Beach Tower, and The Grand Mayan Puerto Peñasco.
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.
Grand Luxxe Punta opens in Nuevo Vallarta.
Grand Luxxe Tower II and The Bliss open in Riviera Maya.
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.