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    Small Luxury Hotels of the World

    Leading international travel consortium Small Luxury Hotels of the World has announced Casa Velas as a member of its distinguished portfolio of more than 500 hotels in 80 countries around the world, recognizing excellence in hospitality.
  • As A Must-Go Resort For January 2017

    As A Must-Go Resort For January 2017

    Casa Velas was recommended as a place to travel in January 2017 by Forbes Travel Guide.
  • Best of +VIP Access Hotels 2016

    Best of +VIP Access Hotels 2016

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    Best Affordable All Inclusive Resorts

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    GreenLeaders

    Casa Velas was named GreenLeader in the Gold level; this is a TripAdvisor program that rewards the hotels with eco-practices and are highly committed with the environment.
  • Expedia® Insiders’ Select™

    Expedia® Insiders’ Select™

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  • Since 2014 | AAA Four Diamond Award for Emiliano

    Since 2014 | AAA Four Diamond Award for Emiliano

    Casa Velas' gourmet restaurant Emiliano received this award due to excellence in service of food and beverages; it is presented to less than 2.5 % of the 30,000 establishments evaluated annually by the AAA.
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    Certificate of Excellence

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    Expedia® Insiders’ Select™

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    Best All-Inclusive Hotel” in Mexico

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    Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Mexico

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    Top 25 Hotels for Service in Mexico

    TripAdvisor® is a renowned travel portal with over 50 million unique visits per month, visitors in 30 countries and over 60 million reviews. Its users named Casa Velas, one of the “Top 25 Hotels for Service in Mexico
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    Top 25 Hotels in Mexico

    TripAdvisor® is a renowned travel portal with over 50 million unique visits per month, visitors in 30 countries and over 60 million reviews. Its users named Casa Velas, one of the “Top 25 Hotels in Mexico”.
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    Top 10 Hotels for Romance in Mexico

    TripAdvisor® is a renowned travel portal with over 50 million unique visits per month, visitors in 30 countries and over 60 million reviews. Its users named Casa Velas, one of the “Top 10 Hotels for Romance in Mexico”.
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    Best Hotels in Mexico

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    Top 20 Small Luxury Hotels for Meetings

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    Expedia Insider’s Select No. 8 worldwide

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    Certificate of Excellence

    The most highly utilized travel portal in 30 countries, with over 60 million reviews, has awarded Casa Velas and its restaurant Emiliano with excellence, according to traveler ratings and opinions.
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    Top 15 Best Hotels in Mexico - 8th place

    This specialized list by Condé Nast Traveler magazine recommends the best resorts in the world. Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta is listed in 8th place among the Top 15 Best Hotels in Mexico.
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    11 Best adults-only All-inclusive on the Beach

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    Most Excellent Service Hotel

    The luxury international guide that recommends the best in lodging, named Casa Velas the "Most Excellent Service Hotel".
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    Best All-Inclusive Hotel in the World

    TripAdvisor® is a renowned travel portal with over 50 million unique visits per month. Its users named Casa Velas the "Best All-Inclusive Hotel in the World”.
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    Best All-Inclusive Hotel in Mexico

    TripAdvisor® is a renowned travel portal with over 50 million unique visits per month. Its users named Casa Velas the "Best All-Inclusive Hotel in Mexico”.
  • Top 20 Small Luxury Hotels for Meetings in Mexico

    Top 20 Small Luxury Hotels for Meetings in Mexico

    MDC recommends the best hotels, which offer world-class facilities and excellent service for hosting events and conventions around the world. Casa Velas was selected for the fifth consecutive year to form part of this list.
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    Best Hotel of Puerto Vallarta in 6 categories

    About 3,000 properties are part of the hotels visited by this website founded by The Travel Channel.
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    Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Mexico

    The exclusive Cavendish Drake website recommends only the most luxurious hotels in the world (about 5,000 properties) and Casa Velas was included in the Mexican collection.
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    Certificate of Excellence

    The most-used travel portal by visitors in 30 countries and with over 60 million reviews awarded Casa Velas a Certificate of Excellence for commitment to quality of service and providing an unprecedented vacation experience.
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    Best Hotel for Business

    The most-used travel portal by visitors in 30 countries and with over 60 million reviews, named Casa Velas the "Best Hotel for Business".
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    Best Hotel

    The most-used travel portal by visitors in 30 countries and with over 60 million reviews placed Casa Velas in the top three for three consecutive years.
  • A Small Intimate Jewel in Puerto Vallarta

    A Small Intimate Jewel in Puerto Vallarta

    This online magazine has a strong presence in the United States, Canada and several European and Asian countries. It receives over four million website visits per month and has over one million monthly readers.
  • Travellers Choice Awards - Best Hotel for Romance

    Travellers Choice Awards - Best Hotel for Romance

    TripAdvisor® is a renowned travel portal with over 50 million unique visits per month. Its users named Casa Velas "Best Hotel for Romance."
  • Travellers Choice Awards - Best Relaxation/ Spa Hotel

    Travellers Choice Awards - Best Relaxation/ Spa Hotel

    TripAdvisor® is a renowned travel portal with over 50 million unique visits per month. Its users named Casa Velas the "Best Relaxation/ Spa Hotel."
  • Travellers Choice Awards - Best Luxury Hotel

    Travellers Choice Awards - Best Luxury Hotel

    TripAdvisor® is a renowned travel portal with over 50 million unique visits per month. Its users named Casa Velas the "Best Luxury Hotel".
  • Certificate of Excellence

    Certificate of Excellence

    The most-used travel portal by visitors in 30 countries and with over 60 million reviews awarded Casa Velas a Certificate of Excellence for commitment to quality of service and providing an unprecedented vacation experience
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    Best Hotel for Business

    The most-used travel portal by visitors in 30 countries and with over 60 million reviews, named Casa Velas "Best Hotel for Business".
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    Since 2010 | EarthCheck

    Leading organization in the certification of sustainable tourism, which validates adherence to strict environmental policies.
  • Certificate of Excellence

    Certificate of Excellence

    The most-used travel portal by visitors in 30 countries and with over 60 million reviews awarded Casa Velas a Certificate of Excellence for commitment to quality of service and providing an unprecedented vacation experience.
  • Best Hotel for Business

    Best Hotel for Business

    The most-used travel portal by visitors in 30 countries and with over 60 million reviews, named Casa Velas the "Best Hotel for Business".
  • Since 2009 | Distintivo H

    Since 2009 | Distintivo H

    Recognition granted by Mexican Secretariats of Tourism and Health for exceeding quality standards in hygienic management of food services.
  • Top Boutique Resorts in Latin American

    Top Boutique Resorts in Latin American

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  • Best Affordable All Inclusive Resorts

    Best Affordable All Inclusive Resorts

    The specialized Travel + Leisure magazine included Casa Velas in its “Best Affordable All Inclusive Resorts” list, which recommends the hotels with the best value for money.
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    Expedia Insiders' Select

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    Since 2007 | Condé Nast Johansens Recommended

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    Since 2006 | 4 Diamonds by the AAA

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    Since 2006 | RCI Excellence in Service

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