Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with Mexico’s Velas Resorts (Oct. 31 – Nov. 4th)

Ancestral Drink Tastings, Traditional Ofrendas, Pan de Muerto, Catrinas & More
To Celebrate the Dead

_MG_9169.jpgPuerto Vallarta, Mexico (October 14, 2019) – From Oct 31st – Nov 4th, Velas Resorts is celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with ancestral drink tastings, ofrendas (elaborately adorned display altars), traditional recipes, tasting menus, special décor and more. The resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya will each create bright and colorful Altares de Muerto (altars for the dead) decorated with all the traditional ornaments, from marigolds, ash, salt, food, and water to ceramic Catrinas (female skeleton wearing a fancy hat with feathers) and sugar skulls. Grand Velas Riviera Maya will debut a Prehispanic-themed living carpet this year and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit one for kids, in ode to one of the most representative holidays of Mexican culture.

Pan de Muerto lr.jpgIn addition to the altars, the resorts will have staff dressed as Catrinas, calaveritas (little skulls) decor throughout as well as activities for guests to experience the Mexican culture and history of the holiday. An ancestral drink tasting at Grand Velas Riviera Maya transports guests around the country and back in time with a tasting of bacanora, sotol, tuxca, and pox. Guests will learn how these ancestral recipes came to be and how they are being reinvented and reintroduced to a modern palate with cocktail recipes. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will host a Catrina Contest where the staff from different departments dress up like a Catrina before making a tour through the guest areas of the hotel. At the end, guests vote for the winner.

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About Velas Resorts:
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa,” Forbes’ “Coolest All- Inclusives,” Forbes’ Four Star Award, and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame, among others. Properties include the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering a sophisticated all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas is 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. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour in suite service, fitness centers, personal concierge service, wedding inspections for couples, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email or visit