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Nov 13

Insuite Christmas Tree, Santa’s Arrival by Helicopter, Gingerbread Mansions, Traditional Posada Fiestas, Giving Back & More This Festive Season At Velas Resorts in Mexico

Spa & Resort Credits, Suite Upgrades, Kids Stay Free, Golf Discounts & More Included at Select Resorts, Including New Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos, for Bookings Made by Nov 15th 


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (November 1, 2023) - Velas Resorts in Mexico are once again rolling out the holiday carpet for the festive season with a number of holiday-themed activities for guests. In-suite Christmas trees, traditional Mexican posadas, a special helicopter arrival from Santa Clause, gingerbread mansions, and much more are on tap. Offerings vary throughout the collection, which includes the family friendly Five Diamond Grand Velas resorts in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya, and Riviera Nayarit and Velas Vallarta and adults - only Casa Velas, Mar Del Cabo and new Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos, opening December 20th.  For bookings made before November 15th, spa and resort credits, suite upgrades, discounts on golf and shopping at the onsite boutique, and photography packages are also included based on the resort. Additionally, up to two kids (4-12) stay complimentary in the same suite at Velas Vallarta for early bookings.


Family Fun Together, Teens, and For Kids Only Too

For the entire family, holiday activities range from daily themed shows, caroling, gingerbread decoration, and Mexican posadas to Santa's Workshop, drive-in movies, evening glamping, and pictures with Santa. Santa's arrival is impressive at Grand Velas Los Cabos via helicopter and via parachute at Velas Vallarta. 


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. Tik Tok challenges and dance battles are also planned. 


For younger children, onsite and complimentary Kids' Clubs offer a safe, fun and creative environment to engage in interactive activities like Alebrijes Painting, Huichol Beading, pinata workshops, Spanish lessons, and more.  At Grand Velas Los Cabos and Riviera Nayarit, the dedicated spaces were recently completely revamped. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers indoor-outdoor entertainment. Filled with natural light, inside there is a multi-colored dance floor and karaoke station, individual cinema pods, gaming station, and crafts area. Outside, there's giant Jenga, climbing wall, and ping pong and an over-the-top open-air terrace with foosball, air hockey, and covered areas to lounge. The new treehouse themed Kids Club in Los Cabos is complete with new entertainment spaces, arts and crafts area, an illuminated dance floor, cinema with tiered seating, snack bar, gaming, and more. Velas Vallarta offers a wide range of family activities, from classic Christmas traditions like tree lighting and caroling with children from the Santa Esperanza Children's Shelter to a variety of kids' events, including letter-writing to Santa, Posadas, Christmas shows, Santa's arrival, arts and crafts, interactive games, and more.


Adults - Only Resorts and Programs

At the adults-only Casa Velas, guests receive 25% discount on championship golf at Marina and Vista Golf Clubs, cart included; yoga and Pilates, salsa dancing, tequila and mezcal tastings, Spa Atelier workshops, and more. A special Christmas program and a New Year's Eve gala dinner with live entertainment will also be included. 

On Christmas Day, Mar del Cabo by Velas Resorts will be open to non-resort guests for a four course al fresco dinner with live music. On the hotel's sun terrace, guests can experience celestial serenity in a region recognized by NASA as one of the top 20 places for night-sky research. 


In-Suite Christmas Trees, Order Toys and Decorations Online On Property 

Travelers 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. At Velas Vallarta, guests' trees are adorned with the renowned hand-crafted ornaments from Michoacán that they can bring home with them, as a reminder of their special Velas Christmas and enjoy for years to come. Michoacán, located in the lush mountains of Mexico, celebrates Christmas every day of the year as a production center of handmade ornaments for Mexico, the US and Canada.

Gift wrapped toys for boys and girls are also available to be delivered to the suites for Christmas morning. Everything can be easily pre-selected from an online gift shop prior to arrival, including preference of ornaments, tree toppers and gifts for under the tree. 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. 

Rates start at $261 at Velas Vallarta, $385 at Casa Velas, $665 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, $952 USD at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, $1,162 USD at Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos, and $1277 at Grand Velas Los Cabos. Rates are per adult per night based on double occupancy. Kids (4-12) are $144 and teens (13-15) are $220 per night at Grand Velas Resorts. Rates for kids (ages 4-12) and teens (ages 13 - 17) are $75 and $130 respectively per night at Velas Vallarta. 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. At Mar del Cabo, nightly room rates start at $400 USD. Christmas trees and gifts must be pre- ordered by December 15th. Undecorated Christmas trees start at $100 at Velas Vallarta and $300 at the other resorts. Resort promotions inclusive of suite upgrades, spa and boutique credits, and more apply to booking made before November 15th. For reservations and to make arrangements prior to arrival, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://www.velasresorts.com/hotel-packages.


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. In addition to Grand Velas Los Cabos' recent receipt of the Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, the first and only All-Inclusive in Mexico to earn the distinction, other esteemed international awards for services and facilities include Virtuoso's Best Family Program, Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for SE Spa, and TripAdvisor's Top Hotels in the World, among others. Offering unparalleled All-Inclusive experiences, properties include Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta is a family-friendly resort located on Banderas Bay and Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course. Casa Velas' guests have beach access at Táu Beach Club, a casual, relaxed atmosphere overlooking the ocean, with a jacuzzi, pool, delectable cuisine, and an expansive event space. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, opened in December 2018 as its only European Plan offering. The adults-only Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos is a new hotel and concept in the All-Inclusive space opening in late 2023. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com

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