While nothing can replace actually going to Mexico, it doesn't hurt to plan for the future. Destinations and hotels across the country are offering wannabe travelers the opportunity to experience Mexico without having to leave the safety of their own homes. And while it may not be the same as biting into a taco, taking a sip of a frosty marg or taking a sunrise yoga class on the beach, it certainly is better than no Mexico at all.
If you want to keep your clients in the "postpone, don't cancel" mindset, or want to inspire them to purchase travel credits or book future travel, you may want to stock up on these dreamy, virtual experiences so you can share them with your network.
For families, Hard Rock Riviera Maya has posted at-home activities for kids on its Instagram account as part of its Kidz Bop program. Activities include at-home dance videos and warm-ups that families can do together. The page also offers a printable memory patching game for kids.
Velas Resorts has tapped its arsenal of 25 chefs across its properties for the company's What's In Your Pantry website, where guests can enter ingredients they already have at home and receive a personalized recipe based on those ingredients. The website also offers already-prepared recipes, like suggestions for tacos and cocktails.
El Dorado Spa Resorts, by Karisma's four all-inclusive resorts in Riviera Maya have launched the #ExperienceElDoradoAtHome campaign across social media for a digital taste of the brand's experiences, like stretching and fitness, happy hour, recipes, nighttime skincare tips from Naay Spa, themed bingo and more.
Rosewood Mayakoba has unveiled a new social media campaign, as well, called "Closer, Whatever the Distance." The program is aimed at connecting people on and off property via Facebook and Instagram. The #RosewoodMayakobaTogether campaign shows off weekly videos spotlighting experts from the Rosewood Mayakoba family, offering tips and tricks on everything from family activities to cooking, fitness, and gardening. Available now, the series is live each week.
• Cooking — A rotating menu of recipes from Chef Juan Pablo Loza.
• Gardening — Resident biologist Raquel Guzamn leads virtual tours through the property's flower and fruit gardens.
• Fitness — Instructor Giovanni Guerrero leads a series of routines that can be done anywhere and focus on strength and flexibility.
• Housekeeping — The team from Rosewood's Butler program offers quick tutorials on how to enjoy a resort-worthy made bed and maximizing closet space.
• Wellness — Rossana Greco guides viewers through meditation practices and techniques to help alleviate stress and anxiety.
• Spa — Director of Wellness Emmanuel Arroyo teaches the essentials of homeopathic herbs and oils and how to create with simple ingredients tinctures that bolster the immune system.
• Cocktails — Rosewood Mayakoba's bartenders teach viewers how to mix and match ingredients for creative cocktails at home.
Unico 2087 Hotel Riviera Maya is equally providing at-home guidance for guests to recreate hotel experiences, from recipes to workouts and more. Follow along at @unico2087.
On the west coast, Punta Mita, the 1,500-acre resort and residential community, is doing weekly videos that will involve cooking demos, cocktail tips, kids' activities, yoga, and golf instruction.
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos is helping guests find their zen with #NobuatHome activities. Bring the luxe experience to your living room with simple recipes, at-home spa rituals, and more, which guests can find at @NobuLosCabos. The resort shows off how to make its famous guacamole from its Pacific Restaurant, as well as offers a four-step hand treatment to rejuvenate over-washed hands. They have also posted a playlist to pair with a perfect sunset and views of the Pacific Ocean, for a laid-back vibe you can re-create at home.