Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (July 16, 2021) - During the month of September, guests staying at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit can celebrate Mexico's Independence Day with even more culture onsite by way of a Mexican Candies Workshop. Chefs will explore the history of the country's renowned sweets, like tamarind, wafers filled with dulce de leche, coconut clusters and many more, before leading guests in the cooking class. Take-home sweets included. Offered during the weekly Mexican Fiesta, the Mexican Candies Workshop is available during the month of September. This activity is complimentary to all guests included in the nightly rate.
The new Mexican Candies Workshop is in addition to several other resort experiences inspired by Mexican history, culture and traditions. Adults can take a journey around the world through tacos; partake in mixology classes that combine Mexican culture and cocktails; enjoy guacamole "animal style" topped with traditional delicacies like grasshoppers, ants and worms; and drink artisanal mezcal made exclusively for Velas Resorts. In addition to the dishes themselves having a story, during Storytelling Dinners, wait staff will tell guests narratives about the region. When it comes to the resort's younger guests, there is a poolside paleta cart, Mexican Doll Workshop to design one's very own Mexican rag doll using customary-colored ribbons and fabrics; and an Alebrijes Workshop for kids to paint their spirit animal. Additionally at the resort, there is a weekly showcase of traditional Huichol rituals as well as a Huichol themed spa cabin and native inspired treatments at Se Spa.
Resort rates start at $466 per adult based on double occupancy. Kids (4-12) and teens (13-16) are $60 and $100 per night, respectively, with a 50% savings applicable during September. 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.