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June 16, 2016

Mexico’s Velas Resorts Raise the Bar on Activity Programming for Kids, Teens and Adults During Summer Vacation

By Zahra Al-Kateb

Mexico_1This summer, Mexico’s “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya offer a variety of entertaining activities for families together as well as adults only in addition to hot deals and other value-added inclusions. A Summer Camp Welcome Kit welcomes kids with a t-shirt, hat, backpack and more.

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit on Mexico’s Caribbean and Pacific Coasts, respectively, provide entertainment for kids with a bungee trampoline, mini golf, foam parties, cooking and baking classes, water balloon wars, horseback riding, and more. Teens enjoy dedicated lounges with everything from video games, slot machines, and karaoke to special activities like urban dance classes and non-alcoholic mixology classes. Parents escape at night with themed parties like Fondue and Paella night, martini & hookah parties, mezcal and tequila tastings, and salsa dancing classes. Families can reunite with everything from drive-in movie night, to eco-cycling tours, sushi-making, picnic parties and more. A $50 spa or golf (Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit only) credit per adult per night plus a 10% discount at the resort boutique are also included at the Grand Velas Resorts this summer. For adults traveling solo at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, a double upgrade from Ambassador to the adults-only Grand Class section is available complimentary through December 19th.

Mexio_2At the family-friendly Velas Vallarta, the Kids Club is a standout with tennis and Spanish classes, mini Picasso, and sea lion shows, plus plenty opportunities to get competitive with ping pong, soccer, volleyball, and beach foosball contests. In addition to the special activities, Velas Vallarta offers families a 10% savings on rates, two-for-one special for kids ages five to 17, a city tour and cultural tour, and a $30 spa credit per adult per night. Overlooking the Banderas Bay and lush tropical gardens, Velas Vallarta’s family suite accommodations with two and three bedrooms are ideal for the whole family with vacation-enhancing amenities such as fully-equipped kitchens, a spacious dining area, separate living area and stocked mini bars in each suite.

At the adults-only Casa Velas, guests enjoy intimate dinners with Executive Chef Eliseo Ibarra and nightly hosted activities ranging from tequila tastings, wine and cheese tasting, Cuban cigar rollers, margarita samplings and Bellini night, martini tastings, and casino night. Nestled on the greens of Marina Vallarta’s 18-hole golf course, the boutique hotel also includes unlimited golf per day ($57 golf cart fee not included), a $30 spa credit per adult per night, 10% discount at the resort boutique, a city & shopping or cultural & tequila tour, and one dinner for two at any of the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s gourmet restaurants (subject to availability). The restaurants, serving French, Italian and Mexican, have each received the AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation.

Rates start at $152 USD at Velas Vallarta, $269 at Casa Velas, $308 USD at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $416 USD at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. All rates are per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Children 17 and under are $80 USD at Velas Vallarta and $100 at the Grand Velas Resorts. Minimum night-stay requirements and package components vary by resorts. Along with special summer programming, all-inclusive rates at Velas Resorts 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. Special summer activities at Velas Resorts run on select dates in July and August. Casa Velas activities are ongoing throughout the season and based on availability. For more information on Velas Resorts, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit

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