Is it good to walk barefoot?

Do you remember how great was the feeling you had as a kid when you went barefoot in the grass or on the beach?

barefootMaybe it’s because the human being is designed to walk barefoot in nature. However, doing it repeatedly on hard man fabricated surfaces can cause foot injuries. We are not designed to walk through the city,it is an appropriate area for your feet to walk bare. Hence the shoes were created to avoid the aggression of the contact field.

On the other hand, recent studies reveal going barefoot on natural surfaces, strengthens the feet and improves blood circulation: there is a profound circulatory network that pushes blood to the heart when we walk properly.

t1larg.barefoot.run.giWalking barefoot, activates the biomechanics produced in the foot, and the whole body as a unit, naturally it generates tensional structural reorganization which can relieve the pressure produced by the footwear we use everyday. This is highly recommended to restore joint alignment and anatomic space break.

Earthing is not a new concept — it’s the idea that if you walk around barefoot, especially if you’re walking directly on the ground, you’ll realize the healing benefits of doing so — . Some even call it “yoga” for your feet.

Walking barefoot a few hours in a clean and protected environment, like your own home, can have benefits: it helps natural skin perspiration an allows a break from heels and narrow lasts. Walking on thin sand beach massages and relaxes the muscles and releases the skin hardness (as a natural exfoliant).

So, what do you think? Are you going barefoot on your next visit to The Beloved Hotel? Leave us a comment and follow the conversation on Facebook.

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Healthy, beautiful and delicious: Prickly Pear Cactus

IMG_20150312_113350Have you been to our Beloved Prickly pear hidden garden? Prickly pear cactus, also known as Nopales, are not only beautiful, but can be a healthy and delicious addition to your diet. Their name has its origin on the nahuatl more informally known as Aztec, an ancient mesoamerican civilization. IMG_20150312_113345

Nopal is been recently considered a superfood. Why? Studies reveal they are good for the treatment of serveral conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and can even reduce hangovers, also help decrease risk of heart disease and stroke.

However, more research is needed to confirm these benefits.

It might be to soon to call Prickly pear a superfood, but is IMG_20150312_113321definitely good for your health because it contains essential vitamins and minerals like: potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin A, in the form of beta-carotene and vitamin C. Nopal Cactus is the only plant to contain 24 of the known betalains, which are potent anti-inflammatory agents.

IMG_20150312_113505Prickly pear cactus is also famous for its high content of fiber, antioxidants and carotenoids. It can be eaten whole, boiled or grilled. You can mix it with veggies or meat, whole as fresh salad, grilled with cheese and much more. If you want to try them, just go to our Lupita restaurant and ask the waiter for a Nopal Cactus dish suggestion.

Would you try them on your next stay? Don’t forget to leave us a comment and follow the conversation on Facebook!

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The Beloved Room Service Menu

In addition to the four restaurants and five snack bars and lounges, gourmet room service is available 24 hours a day at The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres. 

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Treat yourself to breakfast in bed with our special menu:

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Or if you prefer, call us for picnic lunch or dinner on your private terrace or room:

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In the mood for a midnight snack? We deliver no matter when the hunger pangs hit.

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We know the little ones get hungry too! That is why we have a kids menu designed for them:

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Leave us a comment here or  Facebook if there is something you think we should add to our Room Service Menu.

Hope to have you visiting us soon!

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Sacred Earth Massage & Ritual

In modern times like ours, it is easy to get stressed out, even with the most insignificant matter. Giving the perfect excuse to free radicals to do what they do best: attack our skin cells, causing early age effects and even spots not only in our face but in our body skin too. At The Beloved Spa, Sacred Earth Massage & Ritual takes its name from a natural conexion with the earth. Based on a deep balance massage, technical dropping oils on your spine through ancient ritual techniques, all with therapeutic antioxidants elements: grape, rosemary, sweet basil & hot stones to name a few.

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The benefits are not only a younger and moisturized skin, Sacred Earth Massage & Ritual has the purpose to balance your chakras and to provide you energy.

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Ending with a marvelous european facial based on the antioxidant powers of grape, this not only restores a tired skin but helps prevent the damage caused by free radicals to wich we are daily exposed to. Keep the wellness conversation on Facebook too!

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Kids rejoice in our very own posada

A smile from a child is packaged sunshine and rainbows… unknown

Following our previous blog post Sharing the Christmas Spirit, it was possible to do the Toy Donation at a childen’s home in Cancun.
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We truly appreciate the contributions from our dear guests of the Excellence Riviera Cancun, Excellence Playa Mujeres, The Beloved Hotel, and the Excellence Group sales team donations. With your help it was possible to take a little bit of the Christmas spirit to those who received it with a big smile.
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The most emotive part of the fiesta was when the children performed a Play which talked about hope, sharing and compassion. After the play, the children closed with a flourish by singing Christmas carols. It was a very happy moment! 
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Seeing their smiling faces while the gift giving, was very exciting too. Sometimes we think we have all for granted but these experiences help us to appreciate what we have even more.
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Once again, thanks to all the guests who participated, we wish you all a year full of happiness!

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Christmas decoration at The Beloved Hotel

Christmas brings family and friends together. It helps us appreciate the love in our lives we often take for granted. May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many blessings.

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Hope you enjoy these photos of our Christmas decoration at The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres. Merry Xmas from our family to yours!!!

Let’s trade white snow for white sand, shall we? Check our Special Offers here: The Beloved Hotel promotions.

 

 

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The Beloved Holidays Program

As we start December, we are heading to our favorite holidays of the year: Christmas and New Year! This season is a great opportunity to see our beloved ones, to enjoy them and why not? to eat a lot!

Santa-Hat-LargeAt The Beloved Hotel we feel very honored to know many of you will spend these special holidays with us, therefore we would like to share with you this season’s program. Have a look!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
•11:30 a.m. Taco Festival at the Beach Palapa, enjoy the best tacos in town!
•12:00 p.m. Traditional X-Mas “piñata” accompanied by live Mariachi music at the Beach Palapa.
•01:00 p.m. How to make Mexican “X-Mas Ponche”? Come and find out at our Beach Palapa!
•06:30 p.m. Restaurants will open for Christmas Dinner, yet a special Xmas diner or “a la Carte” restaurant will also be at your disposal or the for this unique evening. Merry Christmas dear Guests!!!
•8:30 p.m. Enjoy live Violin music at the Lupita Lounge.

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
11:30 a.m. Paella cooking and Sangría demonstration while being entertained by our live Band at the Beach Palapa.
•12:30 p.m.  Welcome our Mexican Santa arriving at the beach assisted by his “elves” and get your X-Mas present… Are you on Santa’s list?!
•06:00 p.m. We invite you to our  “Beloved Essence” Management Cocktail at the Lupita Lounge along with the performance of the Children Christmas Choir “Semilla de Amor de Fátima”.
•06:30 p.m. Have a seat around our beach bonfire and enjoy tasty hot marshmallows and an awesome Fire Show at 7:00 p.m.!
•08:30 p.m. It’s time for partying and dancing with the Cubanissimo live band at the Lupita Lounge, don’t miss it!

Wednesday , December 31st, 2014
06:00 p.m. We would like to invite you for a cocktail at El Mar Restaurant, overlooking the Caribbean Sea before having your last diner of 2014. Come and join us!
•Restaurants will be open at 6:00 p.m. Reservations will be taken the previous days at the lobby area. We hope to make your last evening of the year one of your most unforgettable moments of your holidays.
•Music never stops and we have many surprises for you starting at 6:00 p.m. until the last minute of the year… stay around!!!  Celebrate with us and have a New Year’s Eve- White beach party!
•11:00 p.m. Get ready for our New Year’s Fire Show on the beach and send your New Year’s resolutions to the stars before 2014 ends…

*Feel free to wear a white outfit for our New Year’s Eve- White beach party!

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
01:00 p.m. Enjoy the first day of the year with our Mexican “Charrería” at the Beach Palapa while tasting the best BBQ in town and sipping Margarita cocktails.
•8:30 p.m. Join us at the Lupita lounge and indulge yourself in the hot rhythm of Latin music!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
6:00 p.m.  Come and enjoy an Asian diner at El Mar Restaurant while being entertained at the bonfire by our exclusive guitar singer Gustavo de la Cruz as at 7:00 p.m.
•8:30 p.m. Amuse yourself the rest of the evening at the Lupita Lounge with DJ lounge music.

*Program subject to changes.
*All the events will be published in the activities board outside the lobby.

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