Plant a Tree, Watch it Grow and Celebrate Earth Day in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya Offers a Green Escape Through December 2010

Guests can give back to Mother Earth this Earth Day (April 22nd) and beyond and experience a natural adventure at the Green Globe-certified Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Riviera Maya, Mexico. The resort's Green Escape package gives travelers the chance to see and learn about the property's natural cenotes (fresh water sinkholes) and plant a mangrove tree in their name in the resort's lush jungle area.

Guests will receive a certificate with the tree coordinates so they can watch it grow from home on Google Earth. A lecture on reef conservation from a Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative (M.A.R.T.I) expert followed by a snorkel tour to the Moc-che Reef is also part of the package. Additionally, guests have a choice of visiting the Sian Ka'an Biosphere (a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site); Contoy Island, where the Ixlache reefs looms; or Xcaret Natural Park. Rates in a Master Suite start at $435 per person per night based on double occupancy through April 30th and $383 per person per night from May 1 -Dec. 23rd. A three-night minimum stay is required and two children under 16 sharing rooms with their parents stay and eat free.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya's all-inclusive rate includes suite accommodations, a la carte dining at a choice of five gourmet restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hr in-suite service, access to fitness center with personal trainer, activities for adults and kids, roundtrip airport transfers, taxes, gratuities, and more. For more information and reservations, please call 1-866-230-7221 or visit

About Grand Velas All Suites & SPA Resort Riviera Maya
Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort Riviera Maya represents the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. Building on the success of its AAA 5-Diamond-ranked sister property in Nuevo Vallarta, this Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances-- adult-only ocean-front and ocean-view Ambassador Grand Class Suites, family-friendly Ambassador Suites and Master Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; the region's largest spa sanctuary at more-than 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world; dedicated butler service for each guest and a 91,457 square-foot convention center ideal for business and social gatherings of all sizes, including weddings. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures. The resort is 40 miles from Cancun International Airport and five minutes from Playa del Carmen.

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