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TasteMakers: Pedro Lara at the Tides Resort, Masters of Balanced Living

Riviera Maya Beach

Riviera Maya Beach

The Tides Resorts are Masters in the Art of Balanced Living. Integrating local culture with nature’s tapestry, providing seamless service while respecting guest’s privacy, and customizing itineraries while never compromising the essence of R & R.

Resorts are like theater productions, there are many roles involved and every individual needs to execute with aplomb for the performance to be stellar. The “harmonious beat” depends a lot on the dedication and passion of the director, and in this case the role of the GM.

I was honored to interview Pedro Lara, the General Manager of the Tides Riviera Maya, who is committed to elevating his guest’s experience through his hands on involvement, dedication to customer service through social media outlets, and genuine enthusiasm for the Mayan culture.

Interview with Pedro Lara
Is there a special influence or story that made you want to go into the hospitality & travel industry?

I liked to see my mother cooking. Also the most important part of the day within my family was sitting at the table to enjoy our meals so sharing, enjoying and serving your guests was something that I learned since I was very young. I really got into the hospitality industry by chance because I looked at the study program and it caught my attention, especially the part of being able to travel around the world.

What do you strive for your guests to get out of their experience at the Tides Riviera Maya?

The surprise factor and being able to create an environment where our guests can be relaxed and coexist with nature. Also the ability to create romantic settings motivates me every day to do my best in creating new things for the guests enjoyment.

What are a few things people might not know about you?

I am a passionate lover of good wine,  I like to try different kinds of food around the world, I love a good cigar and I am afraid of heights.

What is your favorite aspect of traveling?

Traveling itself, and moving from one place to another. I like to drive visiting places and tasting new types of food. Knowing people from different places.

My stay was whimsical, rejuvenating, and festive. Mission accomplished!

When I close my eyes and mentally transport myself back, I picture:

-Watching Eduardo, a staff member, slice bars of ginger and mint infused soap from a homemade loaf, for our evening outdoor jungle shower

-Learning about Mexican wine from Oscar’s (the sommelier) impromptu lessons while feasting on a mixed grill at Surf & Turf night

-Zooming through the natural channels of the Sian Ka’an lagoons and climbing the Mayan ruins in Tulum

-Swinging in our hammock listening to the sounds of the orioles chirping and the beats on the Tides’ jungle CD

-Escaping to the Writer’s Corner, nestled under the palms, collecting my thoughts on a clipboard made out of a tree trunk

Pedro, Thank you for the vivid memories!

For more information about the resort visit Tides Riviera Maya and other Viceroy Properties

Mayan Ruins

Mayan Ruins

Satisfy your senses,
Amanda (follow me on Twitter!)

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8 Responses to “TasteMakers: Pedro Lara at the Tides Resort, Masters of Balanced Living”
  1. Sammel says:

    Oh Amanda,

    Your vivid description takes us back to sweet May-he-ko.

    • thebourneexplorer says:

      I am so glad I could recapture a little of the Tides Bliss! Best of luck on your future adventures. And please don’t forget to share them with me. 🙂

    • thebourneexplorer says:

      So glad this blog could bring you back… Maybe one day we will all venture down to Mexico as a crew!

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