SO YOU’RE GOING TO MEXICO…..
Midnight Spaghetti would like to thank all you wonderful friends for jumping into another adventure with us. Here are some funky travel tips to make your time with us extra special. This may be updated before we leave so please continue to check back.
- You have a valid Passport
- You have a flight booked for FEB 1-6 , 2023 and have informed Michele @ Preferred Travel of your flight info so that the tour company can pick you up from the airport in MAZATLAN and drive you to the hotel.Please email or call Michele your info, or fill out this form. The form has room for your roommate or you can submit separately.
- Know the specific rules for baggage with your airline and international flights. If you are performing, make sure your Instrument is in something safe and meets the requirements for carry on baggage.
- Please contact Mickey Glago firstname.lastname@example.org for any final information about the trip pertaining to transport, sharing fun information or group requests, and activities. If you booked your flights with Michele, she can help you with any questions about your flights. If you booked your own flights, she cannot help you change or alter you reservations.
- Pack sunscreen that is safe for marine life. Pack insect repellant as well.
- Bring a bathing suit. This party is about chilling by the pool, and the beach, and visiting cool places. You got a favorite floatation device, beverage chalice for your Miamis and Bahama Mamas, or POKER CHIPS, let’s show them. ” THIS IS HOW WE DO IT!”
- Bring spending money for shopping and excursions, and for tipping the staff at the resort. There are several activities and cultural adventures that await you. Tickets and tour fees may apply. As for the resort, the drinks and food are all inclusive at the resort, but your off resort expenses are up to you. It is nice to show our appreciation for the wonderful people who work hard to make sure all the amenities are available. Look below for more information on the restaurants. The RIU has an app you can download with a map of the resort and answers to some questions about amenities.
- Bring nice clothes to wear according to dress code of restaurants you choose to eat in at the resort. Please read the dress codes for the restaurants and prepare accordingly. Usually long pants and a collared shirt for nicer ones, and whatever you want for the buffet.
- Bottled water, beer, and soda are the safest bet when not on the resort for safe drinking. Be cautions and consume safe foods and beverage choices. General rule, if it was pre packaged, or fried, or grilled on a hot fire, and in no way raw, or a salad washed with suspect water, or been sitting out in the heat, you are good. Bring some pepto to be safe, and
- Get a Flu shot if you want to reduce your risk while traveling, or preparing for travel
- YOU WONDERING HOW YOU GET TO THE HOTEL WITH THE TRANSPORT? HOW IS THAT GOING TO GO DOWN? Transport from the airport to the hotel , and on your return to the airport were included with your reservations of our vacation as long as you sent you flight itinerary to Michele or Mickey. No matter what do not panic, text Mickey first, then call him, then call Michele. Both can also translate on the phone if needed for you if you are having a problem.
SPAGHETTIFEST TRAVEL ACTIVITIES
FEB 1 – EVERYONE GETS HERE. WE PARTY IN THE POOL. WE GET TO KNOW THE PLACE.
4pm- Private Cocktail Hour at one of the bars at the resort TBA here and on the WApp group.
6pm- Semi Private Dinner (means reservation for all of us to sit together) We get to continue the mingling, the stories, and the stretching (body beverage ratio).
FEB 2- PARTY ALL DAY AT THE POOL AND BEACH. DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR TIME. CONSIDER GOING TO TOWN OR JUST CHILLIN.
6:30pm Transport to BALCHE for Midnight Spaghetti concert @ 8pm-11pm
11:30pm- Return to Hotel RIU to drink in 24 hour bar, order room service and rest up for 3 more days of fun.
FEB 3- Shit is going down. Shopping in town, excursions, visits to iconic locations, and going to watch the cliff divers.
FEB 4-More badass fun. Boats and Hoes ?
FEB 5- Let’s go out with a bang. Every get their beverage, sun, beach, pool, food, and town on one last day.
FEB 6- Departure vans TBA for return home.
Check back here as a list of cool things to do in Mazatlan will appear, along with excursion options. Nothing is mandatory, except having fun and positive vibes.
Remember to act respectful and know your limits when enjoying all inclusive amenities. In other words, don’t be “that person”. Although this is a group travel experience, you are responsible for your own actions on vacation. Remember to read over all laws and resort rules that apply to your experience in this amazing country
All Guests: Thank you for joining us on this awesome party in paradise. There are a lot of activities that will be available here on the website for those joining us.
Dining & Drinks
The Hotel Riu Emerald Bay’s cuisine stands out for its quality and array of options. At the hotel’s restaurants and bars, you will taste an authentic American buffet breakfast with show cooking stations, delicious Asian, Mexican and Italian dishes and the best snacks and appetizers throughout the entire day. In addition, you’ll experience the best ambiance at Pacha nightclub so you can enjoy the night.
- “Las Tres Islas” main restaurant
- “El Malecón” main restaurant with terrace
- “Bamboo” Asian restaurant
- “Tabasco” Mexican restaurant
- “Las Gaviotas” poolside restaurant / Italian restaurant
- “El Cerro” lobby bar
- “El Estero” lounge bar with terrace
- “La Tambora” lounge bar with terrace
- Sports bar
- “La Plaza” bar
- “Playa Bruja” poolside bar with swim-up bar**
- “Margarita” poolside bar with swim-up bar**
- “Pepe’s Food” Grill
Enjoying your stay while staying safe
“Just like if you’re traveling anywhere else in the world, you have to take the necessary precautions and use common sense,” said Brussow. “Really rely on the resort. They’re all in gated communities, and the atmosphere and safety levels at the resort are extremely high. We want to make sure people have a happy, safe vacation, and they make the right choices and do not put themselves in situations where something might happen.
“Don’t find yourself at the wrong place at the wrong time. I’d have the same advice if someone was going to New York or Los Angeles or Miami … just practice common sense.”
Here are some tips from the U.S. Department of State, if you decide to travel to Mexico:
- Use toll roads when possible and avoid driving alone or at night. In many states, police presence and emergency services are extremely limited outside the state capital or major cities.
- Exercise increased caution when visiting local bars, nightclubs, and casinos.
- Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
- Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the crime and safety reports for Mexico.
- citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the traveler’s checklist.