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May 16

Pickleball Now Offered at Velas Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta

Resort Serves Up Pickle Boost Cocktail Post-Match


pickleball3 lr.jpgPuerto Vallarta, Mexico (May 16, 2019) – Velas Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta has added another activity to its all-encompassing offerings – Pickleball. The paddle sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Players use solid wood or composite paddles to strike a ball similar a Wiffle ball. After a slew of requests from US and Canadian guests, the resort added the court, now open from 7 am to 7 pm. Experienced guests can play by themselves, while beginners can opt for instruction. An instructor is available every day from 8 am to 4 pm at $45 USD per hour. All equipment can be rented at no charge.


Pickleball press_VV-13 lr.jpgAt the end of the game, guests can enjoy a Post-Cocktail to toast their win.


Pickle Boost

2 oz        pickle juice

1 ½ oz   Gin

6 pcs      peppermint leaves

½ oz       simple syrup

½ oz       lemon juice

Boost (or other energy drink)


* Add pickle juice, gin, peppermint, simple syrup and lemon juice to a shaker and shake gently. Pour drink in a glass filled with ice and top with Boost to the rim.


Velas Vallarta's extensive activity program also features an indoor area for kids with cozy spots for arts and crafts, tennis clinics, cooking lessons, bonfires on the beach, Mexican bingo, mini Mariachi classes, karaoke, workshops for guests to learn the prehispanic technique of Arte en Popotillo, and more all included in the resort's nightly rate.


Nightly rates at Velas Vallarta start at $144 per person per night, based on double occupancy. All-inclusive rates include 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, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visithttps://www.velasvallarta.com.


About Velas Vallarta:

Velas Vallarta Grounds lr.jpgVelas Vallarta is an all-inclusive family resort located on 10 oceanfront acres with lush gardens in Puerto Vallarta, walking distance of Marina Vallarta Golf Course, five minutes from Puerto Vallarta airport and just minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta features 345 suites in three eight-story buildings, a high-tech Convention Center that can accommodate up to 700 people, three swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa along with spa cabins seaside, fitness center, multiple restaurants, and an inviting lounge with live music. Nightly theme dinners and local specialties are sure to please even the most discerning palate, and room service is available around the clock. When it comes to daytime and evening entertainment, guests can choose from an exciting and original array of activities and events, from Straw Mosaics, making piñatas and jewelry, yoga on the jetty to Mexican fiestas and casino nights. The Kids' Club also welcomes children under 13 with supervised activities like treasure hunt, face painting, sand castles to crafting with beads, allowing parents to indulge in a choice of exciting or relaxing pursuits like a game of golf, a variety of excursions or pampering at the spa. In addition, the resort was one of the first in the destination with a Green Globe certification, dating back to 2008. Puerto Vallarta features championship golf courses, world-class spas and magnificent beaches, not to mention various sports and activities up in the Sierra Madre Mountains. The possibilities for rest and relaxation, or fun and excitement, are endless. Velas Vallarta was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side.

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