Luxury resort to open cable car to the beach for guests who don’t want to walk
A huge luxury holiday resort in Mexico has found the solution for guests who don’t want to walk to the beach – a new cable car.
The Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit boasts five hotels, multiple pools, spas, golf courses and plenty of restaurants, so there’s a lot for guests to explore.
That also means that getting to the beach can mean a short walk for guests – but the new cable car aims to offer a direct route from the resort to those picture-perfect golden shores.
The new SkyDream Park Gondola will open for guests in 2022 and will mark the world’s first ever hotel to have a cable car direct to the beach.
The cable car will cover a six-kilometre-long circuit and sits 48m above the ground, with the walls and floors made from crystal panels, allowing for uninterrupted views of the lush green forests and breathtaking beaches that surround the resort.
It will be on offer exclusively for guests staying at the resort, and will feature five stops along the way so guests can make the most of the large complex.
In fact, there will be THREE theme parks opening in 2022 at the holiday hotspot including a jungle adventure park, water park and a zone dedicated to Cirque du Soleil and its dazzling shows.
Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort)
Sadly a holiday to Mexico isn’t on the cards for Brits just yet. At the time of writing, the sun-soaked destination remains on the UK’s red lists, meaning that anyone returning to the UK will be required to stay in a quarantine hotel for at least 10 days – and will need to fork out the hefty costs from £2,000 themselves.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office advises against all non-essential travel to Mexico “based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks”, meaning that most package firms won’t operate holidays, and anyone who travels against the advice faces risks including invalidating their travel insurance.
You can check the latest Foreign Office advice for more updates.
The silver lining is that if you are after a holiday at the moment, there are plenty of countries open to Brits where the UK also allows for travel, such as hotspots like the Canary Islands, Greece, Croatia and Italy.
Of course some entry rules do apply depending on the destination – and you should always check the latest Foreign Office advice as well as speaking to your travel firm before travel, as restrictions can change quickly.
Where Brits can go on holiday
It’s worth noting that from October 4 the amber list will be scrapped, with countries placed on either a red list of ‘rest of the world’ list.
This will affect the rules when you head back to the UK.
For those returning from red list destinations, there will be a mandatory quarantine hotel stay. For ‘rest of the world’ destinations, the rules back in the UK will depend on your vaccination status.
Fully vaccinated Brits won’t require a pre-departure test, and from later in October – although there’s no confirmed date yet – they will be able to take a lateral flow test on day two of being back in the UK instead of the existing PCR test requirement.
All unvaccinated arrivals in the UK will need to self-isolate for up to 10 days, and take PCR tests on day two and eight.
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