Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (March 17, 2021) - Starting this month, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will offer a new Mexican Doll Workshop. The 90-minute activity invites the resort's littlest guests to design their very own Mexican rag doll using customary colored ribbons and fabrics. In addition to providing a unique bonding experience for families, the activity was created to support the local community and honor the indigenous women who started the craft many years ago.
Mexican rag dolls, also known as "Marías," originate from the state of Querétaro, in central Mexico. First made by Otomí and Mazahua indigenous women to protect children from evil spirits, the dolls traditionally feature an indigenous dress, braids, and bright colored ribbons and embroidered fabrics. Now, the dolls are made and sold throughout Mexico and are recognized as one of the most popular toys for children.
The Mexican Dolls Workshop is one of many activities for families at the resort. Other unique offerings include an Alebrijes Workshop to make signature spirit animal crafts, Baby Concierge, Teens' and Kids' Clubs, Gourmet Baby Food, and new luxury poolside amenities for kids.
The Mexican Dolls Workshop costs $60 USD per person and can be booked through the resort's concierge. Nightly rates start at $373 per adult based on double occupancy at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Rate includes luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information about Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit or to make a reservation, please visit https://vallarta.grandvelas.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The resort features 267 ocean-view suites, inclusive of 12 Wellness Suites, some with private plunge pools. Of the resort's six restaurants, four, serving French, Italian, Asian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. With treatments inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature Water Journey, SE Spa has been included on Forbes Travel Guide's list of The World's Most Luxurious Spas. Other features include an oversized pool, fitness center, 24/7 in-suite service, water sports, tennis, Baby Concierge, Kids' Club, and state-of-the-art Teens' Club. The all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Nayarit features more than 15,064 square feet of indoor meeting facilities. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com.