The Christmas holidays are that favorite time of the year so awaited by everyone. They give us that happiness and warmth by allowing us to share with our loved ones and letting us escape from the daily routine.
Many people choose to celebrate the holidays in a different way. They do it to escape from the cold weather of their hometowns or simply to get to know other locations. Either way, the Riviera Maya is the perfect destination for them to do both.
Every year more than 1 million people visit Cancun in December to surround themselves with the holiday spirit of the Caribbean. Its white sand beaches and crystal-clear water attract tourists who want to make their dream vacation a reality and celebrate Christmas on the beach. And, as if that weren't enough, this destination is full of culture from the ancient Mayan civilization. This makes it an even more attractive destination.
Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive adults-only hotel located in the magnificent Playa del Secreto, is looking to make you feel at home during the Christmas season and provide you with a unique experience. It is very important to keep the Christmas spirit even during vacations, which is why they completely decorated the hotel with ornaments and lit no less than 3 million Christmas bulbs.
Throughout the month of December, the Grinch visits the Valentin Hotel, and you can find him pulling his pranks to ruin Christmas. However, despite the staff's best efforts, they are unable to stop him.
On the morning of December 24, you will see Santa Claus arrive at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya to celebrate Christmas in the Caribbean. By means of parasailing, he will land on a jet ski. Santa will then approach the beach in front of the hotel, greet you, and immediately try to save Christmas by capturing the Grinch.
During the evening you can enjoy an exquisite Christmas dinner. The hotel has 8 international restaurants that during that day will offer turkey dishes, prepared differently depending on the specialty of each restaurant. A unique gastronomic experience that you can't miss.
After dinner, have fun watching the incredible Christmas show of Santa Claus and his friends, giving the start to what will be the Christmas party at the Plaza de España. This exclusive event promises to be memorable and will make you feel the Christmas spirit.
The next day, you can’t miss the Valentin Imperial Christmas brunch: a tradition to share with your beloved ones. If you are curious, the brunch consists of turkey, pork, beef steak, seafood, pasta and vegetables, salads, cheeses, and everything you can imagine.
On December 31, enjoy the New Year's Eve dinner where you can taste a delicious 6-course menu carefully designed by the head chef. As a first course, you will have confit quail stuffed with mushrooms in a red wine reduction with thyme, pea mousse, and micro basil sprout. Then, a mixed lettuce salad with Parmesan cheese, Serrano ham, date mousse, passion fruit, red fruits, caramelized walnuts, and roasted bell pepper vinaigrette. You may serve it with a spinach cream with asparagus, and fine herbs toast with parmesan air, and then try our poblano chile popsicle with quinoa and tequila.
For the main course you will have a surf and turf of beef fillet and lobster accompanied by mushroom sauce, thyme butter with garlic, and white and black quinoa accompanied with baby vegetables, echarlot confit, and micro sprouts. Finally, for dessert, you can delight yourself with a creamy lemon sauce.
To finish the year, Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya has prepared a beautiful show with fire and drums on the shores of the beach. And then, half an hour before noon, you will join the rest of the guests in Plaza de España, which will be elegantly decorated and where you can dance to the rhythm of popular songs played live by the Imperial band.
At midnight, the long-awaited countdown takes place. Toast to the arrival of 2023 with a glass of sparkling wine in your hands, listening to the sound of the sea, and watching the video mapping show.
The next day, welcome the new year while enjoying brunch at Le Marché restaurant. If there is something in which Valentin stands out, it is its exquisite and varied gastronomy. Valentin’s staff will make sure to satisfy all your cravings so you can start the year in the best way.