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Mexico’s Velas Resorts – Summer Holiday Ideas

Holiday Ideas for All Interests and Energy Levels

Puerto Vallarta (April 4, 2017) – Pleasing the entire family when planning the annual summer vacation can often cause a spirited family debate with juxtaposed opinions on what constitutes a perfect trip. Velas Resorts in Mexico anticipates this challenge through immersive kids’ and teens’ clubs, world class spa facilities and an exhaustive selection of activities and experiences to suit all tastes. With beachfront locations across Mexico’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts, many of Mexico’s top cultural and experiential attractions are within close proximity; from North America’s first zipline to Mexico’s cleanest beach, Velas Resorts provide the perfect base for a trip to Mexico that will entertain everyone- no matter how diverse the range of interests.

Flyboard Extreme Experience at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Best for adrenaline junkies

Guests at the new Grand Velas Los Cabos will be able to experience fly boarding – the new water sport on the top of everyone’s bucket list- in Cabo San Lucas. Also available to thrill seekers is Ultralight Sky Tours- the opportunity to admire Cabos from above, from the comfort of a powered hang glider. If taking to the skies appeals, Puerto Vallarta- home to Velas Vallarta, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and the adults-only Casa Velas- is also home to Mexico’s Premier 5 Star Zipline Adventure. For guests looking to get their thrills from the ocean rather than the air, the famous surfing town of Sayulita is just a one hour drive from Puerto Vallarta. Across the country on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, guests of Grand Velas Riviera Maya can try their hand at kitesurfing or take a kayak tour around the area’s pristine coastline. Teenagers visiting Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Grand Velas Los Cabos can flex their vocal chords on the karaoke stages, open until midnight, while teens at Velas Vallarta can practice and compete on the basketball and tennis courts.

 

SE Spa at Grand Velas Los Cabos Zone Hydrotherapy

Best for water babies

A network of underground rivers and lagoons, the natural theme parks of Xcaret and Xel Ha- described as ‘the world’s largest aquarium’- are just a short drive from Grand Velas Riviera Maya. For a more holistic, restorative experience, guests of Grand Velas Los Cabos can enjoy a spa water journey, while guests of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit can keep hydrated without leaving the pool at the resort’s Aqua Bar. For ultimate water based indulgence, adult guests of Casa Velas have exclusive access to a Private Ocean Club- complete with pool, beach and restaurant.

 

Best for culture vultures

From Grand Velas Riviera Maya, guests can explore the world famous Mayan ruins of Cobá, Chichén Itzá and Tulum and local nature reserves such as Rio Secreto, as well as learn about ancient Mayan culture on jungle and ruins tours organized by the resort’s travel agency. Another popular option for experiential travelers is the historic walking tour of Puerto Vallarta – available to guests of Casa Velas, Velas Vallarta and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Guests at Velas’ Puerto Vallarta resorts also have the opportunity to watch the Municipal Xiutla Ballet perform in Los Arcos every Friday and Sunday. For kids keen on culture, the immersive Kid’s Club at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers Spanish language classes and eco-shows alongside the other activities (arts & crafts, sports and outdoor games) included at a Velas Kid’s club. From Grand Velas Los Cabos, guests can visit the famous Cabo Arch.

 

Teens vacations at Velas Resorts

Best for animal lovers

At Velas Vallarta, a sea turtle experience allows guests the opportunity to participate in conservation training, hatchling releases, nesting patrol and cleaning of hatching nests. In the area travelers also have the opportunity to swim with dolphins or go bird watching, while Grand Velas Los Cabos offers a camel safari. From Grand Velas Riviera Maya, guests can explore the marine parks of Cozumel and Playa del Carmen on family scuba diving adventures.

 

Casa Velas offers a handbag bar and jewelry rental serviceBest for indulgence

From Grand Velas Los Cabos, guests can relax on Mexico’s cleanest beach or enjoy the world’s most expensive taco, as well as take a luxury sailing trip around the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Guests staying in an Ambassador or Grand Class Suite at Grand Velas Riviera Maya can enjoy views of Mexico’s Caribbean ocean from their own private Jacuzzi tub. Adults-only Casa Velas offers a handbag bar and jewelry rental service to allow guests to dress the part at the resort’s exclusive Beach Club, while discerning younger guests at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit can now enjoy the new teen’s spa day. This new package at the resort’s ever popular kid’s spa will include a full day of pampering inclusive of a new hairstyle, manicure and pedicure as well as access to the spa’s renowned hydrotherapy circuit followed by a photo shoot with DreamArt Photography.

 

 Mexican cuisine Restaurante Frida at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

Best for foodies

Subverting the more typical association of all-inclusive resorts, the dining options at Velas Resorts are of an extremely high standard, featuring the artistry of acclaimed chefs from around the world and a variety of restaurants; from authentic French, Italian or Mexican cuisine to seafood fresh from the ocean. At Grand Velas Los Cabos, discerning foodies can enjoy a multi-course tasting menu presented by two Michelin star Chef Sidney Schutte at Cocina de Autor. Frida at Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit has been awarded Four Diamonds by the AAA, and celebrates the legacy of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo through exceptional Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. For a more romantic fine dining experience, guests at the adults-only Casa Velas can enjoy Four Diamond rated cuisine from the refined setting of Emiliano’s outdoor terrace, surrounded by koi ponds and candles. Diners at all Velas Resorts’ restaurants are entertained each evening by live music and standout design.

Rates start at $187 at Velas Vallarta, $287 at Casa Velas, $337 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, $397 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya and $759 USD at Grand Velas Los Cabos. All rates are per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Children 17 and under are $80 USD at Velas Vallarta and $100 at the Grand Velas Resorts. Along with special summer programming, all-inclusive rates at Velas Resorts include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information on Velas Resorts, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit www.velasresorts.com.

 

About Velas Resorts:

Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos have earned more than 43 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa,” Conde Nast Johansens’ “Most Excellent Resort” and “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award. Properties include Casa Velas, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, with jungle and beach settings. Opened December 20, Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour insuite service, fitness centers, personal concierge service, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs,  fully stocked mini bar and more. A variety of venues and vistas for weddings of any size are available at the resorts. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

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