Extravagant Santa Claus Helicopter Arrival, Fun-Filled Family Activities, and More this Holiday Season at Velas Resorts

1F6A9479.jpgPuerto Vallarta, Mexico (October 29, 2019) – Velas Resorts in Mexico are once again rolling out the festive carpet for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, offering a number of deluxe activities and events for adults and families, including a special helicopter arrival by Santa himself, pre-decorated insuite Christmas trees, traditional Mexican festivities, gingerbread mansions, and much more.

On the Baja California, guests of Grand Velas Los Cabos can witness Santa Claus’ impressive arrival at the resort by helicopter. At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, children at the resort’s Kid’s Club can learn how to make colorful Alebrijes, traditional Mexican art sculptures, which originated in the 1930s.

Adults-only Casa Velas is offering guests unlimited golf included in the rate, yoga and Pilates, craft beer tasting, salsa dancing, wine and cheese pairing, tequila and mezcal tastings, Spa Atelier workshops, and more. A special Christmas program and a New Year’s Eve gala dinner with themed menu and live entertainment will also be included.

DSC_2399-15 lr.jpgTravelers can bring their holiday celebrations to their stay at Velas Resorts with a Christmas tree insuite, pre-decorated or with ornaments to decorate as a family. Gift-wrapped toys for kids as well as decorations can be pre-selected from an online gift shop prior to arrival, including ornaments, tree toppers, and more. Guests are also able to donate toys online to the Center for the Caring of Children with Cancer, a non-profit institution dedicated to serving children and teenagers with cancer.

Other holiday activities for the entire family include daily themed shows, sandcastle competitions, Mexican posadas, Santa’s Workshop, drive-in movies, and more. Teens at the resorts can enjoy dedicated lounges with everything from video games, Xbox Kinect, and karaoke to special activities like urban dance classes, non- alcoholic mixology classes and an Instagram Photo Tour. For younger children, Kids’ Clubs offer a safe, fun and creative environment to engage in interactive activities. Designated reading, arts & crafts, videogame and movie theatre spaces complement outdoor offerings such as sand castle building, treasure hunts, and more.

IMG_0183.jpgAll-inclusive rates 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. Rates start at $189 at Velas Vallarta, $314 at Casa Velas, $668 USD at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, $728 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, and $877 at Grand Velas Los Cabos. Rates are per adult per night based on double occupancy. Up to two children (ages 4 -12) stay free insuite with a minimum one adult through December 22 at Grand Velas Los Cabos, December 24 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya and December 26 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Kids (ages 4-12) are $120 per night and teens (ages 13-15) are $200 per night at the Grand Velas resorts, without the promotion applied. Rates for kids (ages 4-12) and teens (ages 13 – 17) are $72 and $95 respectively per night at Velas Vallarta. Christmas trees and gifts must be pre- ordered by December 15th. Undecorated Christmas trees start at $300. Promotion applies from December 19th – January 4th based on the hotel. For reservations and to make arrangements prior to arrival, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit


About Velas Resorts:
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. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, 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 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. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, opened on December 5th as its only European Plan offering. 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 or visit