Sabor Cacao: A Celebration of Chocolate Returns to Mexico’s Velas Resorts With Master Chocolatier Jean-Marie Auboine

Themed Menus, Spa Treatments, Artisanal Amenities & More Offered

 Sabor Cacao A Celebration of Chocolate Returns to Mexico’s Velas Resorts With Master Chocolatier Jean-Marie Auboine

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (February 7, 2019) – Calling all chocoholics! From April 1 – 21, Velas Resorts pays tribute to one of Mexico’s most traditional ancestral delights – cacao – during it Sabor Cacao festival. Offerings dedicated to the main ingredient range from themed menus and cocktails to special resort activities and an over-the-top Easter Brunch. Master Chocolatier Jean Marie Auboine has designed 14 chocolate candies unique to Velas Resorts that will be delivered nightly on turndown. Special spa treatments are also on tap such as Coffee & Cocoa Experience that features a coffee exfoliation followed by an antioxidant massage with cocoa oil and a Chocolate Mole Massage that employs the main ingredients of mole in a unique treatment.

With more than 25 years of Chocolate and Pastry Industry experience, Master Chocolatier and Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marie Auboine is a member of the illustrious Academie Culinaire de France and recognized among the top five chocolatiers in the world. He’s spearheaded pastry programs in three Michelin starred eatery Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse in Monaco, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and the Bellagio in Las Vegas among others before opening Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier in February 2012. Specializing in unique artisanal handmade chocolates and confections, he supplies the most eminent hotels, casinos, resorts, pastry shops and retailers nationwide.

Included in the nightly rate, the festival will be running simultaneously at Casa Velas Boutique Hotel and Velas Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, and Grand Velas in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit


All-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. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email or visit


About Velas Resorts:

Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos have earned 52 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 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. 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, email  or visit