Velas Vallarta preserves Mexican culture and art with a nightly musical performance by Felipe Romero and his Mariachi Vallarta 2000 band. When the sun goes down, the resort takes on a colorful and traditional ambiance with popular mariachi melodies and guest favorites. This musical genre is recognized as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, and originated in Cocula, Jalisco during the 18th century. A traditional mariachi band is made up of eight musicians and instruments: two trumpets, three violins, a guitar, base guitar and vihuela guitar. It is important that all have great voices as well!\r\n \r\nThese serenades and many other experiences have made Velas Vallarta a family favorite for over two decades, and the resort welcomes return guests year after year.