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Jan 24

Prehispanic Straw Mosaic Workshops Added to Weekly Activity Schedule In Time for Spring Break Vacations at Velas Vallarta

Prehispanic Straw Mosaic Workshops Added to Weekly Activity Schedule In Time for Spring Break Vacations at Velas Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (January 24, 2018) –Beginning March 15th, Velas Vallarta will offer new Straw Mosaic workshops for guests to learn the prehispanic technique of Arte en Popotillo. Originally used to adorn temples, houses, and schools, among others, the art is made by spreading a thin layer of beeswax from Campeche, a Mexican state on the Yucatán Peninsula, on a surface and then placing dyed popotillo in a pattern using one's fingernail to get a desired length. Straws from different grasses are now used to make the popotillo, such as wheat, oats, barley and rye, while originally the grass came from the wild Cambray plant which grows in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, north of Mexico City. Included in the nightly rate, the Straw Mosaic classes for kids and adults will start on March 15 and be offered every Thursday at 5 pm.


Nightly rates at Velas Vallarta start at $180 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 visit www.velasvallarta.com


About Velas Vallarta

Velas Vallarta is an all-inclusive family resort located on 10 acres of oceanfront with lush gardens in Puerto Vallarta, walking distance of Marina Vallarta Golf Course 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 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, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

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