Certifications and awards


Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016

Based on the opinion of thousands of travellers, Velas Vallarta was included in the 25 most popular hotels list in the “All-Inclusive-Mexico” category of the Travellers' Choice Awards 2016 by TripAdvisor.


Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015

Based on the opinion of thousands of travellers, Velas Vallarta was included in the 25 most popular hotels list in the Family and All-Inclusive categories of the Travellers' Choice Awards 2015.



Velas Vallarta was named GreenLeader in the Gold level; this is a TripAdvisor program that rewards hotels that are highly committed with the environment.


Family Vacation Critic Favorite 2014

Velas Vallarta was awarded as one of the favorite hotels in the Family Vacation Critic 2014 awards! This important vacation travel community site has valuable feedback and advice on hotels, destinations, and attractions.


Best In Stay
Top-rated Hotel in the Vallarta Market

Orbitz, one of the most important online travel agencies in the world, included Velas Vallarta on its Best In Stay 2014 list; a compendium of the 400 best hotels in 75 destinations, rated according to guest reviews.


Certificate of Excellence

The most highly utilized travel portal in 30 countries, with over 60 million reviews, has recognized Velas Vallarta for its excellence.


President’s Award

RCI, the world’s largest vacation exchange network, presented Velas Vallarta with this award in recognition of constancy and commitment over the years in creating the best experience for all guests.


Best Hotels in Mexico

This United States news magazine published in Washington features national and international news reports. Velas Vallarta was included on its list of the Best Hotels in Mexico, listed as number 12 of 230 rated hotels in Puerto Vallarta.


Expedia Insider's Select

The highest online ratings and positive traveler reviews place just 500 out of 130,000 hotels on this prestigious list.


Green Globe

Certifier of sustainability in operations worldwide, Green Globe’s rigorous standards are based on over 15 years of experience.


American Academy of Hospitality Sciences 5 Star Diamond Award

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is the world's premiere organization for awarding excellence in travel, cuisine, products and services, and has awarded Velas Vallarta with Five Star Diamonds.


Secretary of Tourism and Secretary of Health Distintivo "H"

An award presented by Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism and Health for excellence in hygiene and safety in the preparation, management and manipulation of Food and Beverages.