One of Puerto Vallarta’s gorgeous sunsets
I just returned from a whirlwind getaway to the Velas Vallarta in, of course, Puerto Vallarta hosted by my Velas Resorts family. This was my third stay at a Velas property (see here & here) and they never, ever disappoint.
enjoying one of the multiple pools at Velas Vallarta
I have come to notice that all the Velas resorts that I have experienced (including the Grand Velas Nayarit which I had dinner at one night) have jaw dropping architecture and immaculate landscaping. The lobby at VV has three story arched ceilings that flows into the garden and pool area and there is a family of Peacocks that greet you as you enter the tropical jungle inspired grounds.
the glorious archways of Velas Vallarta, with Andrea Restaurant in the background
The ten acre property is situated right on the beach and my travel pal Jessica and I immediately hit La Ribiera, the beach side cafe, for perfectly shaken skinny margaritas and a bowl of fresh guacamole – I like things spicy so our server brought us a veritable smorgasbord of salsa/hot sauce options, they definitely aim to please!
Delicious handcrafted rosemary margaritas while painting sugar skulls
I feel I need to mention that all Velas resorts are all inclusive. Velas Vallarta has two on site restaurants: La Ribiera is right on the beach and is very casual, I frequented this spot because I like to be near the water and hopefully catch one of the epic sunsets if the timing was right. Andrea is more upscale and is closer to the lobby but has a lovely view of the lush garden. They have different themed menus every night so you never get bored of the food. You can also organize a private dinner on the beach like we experienced under the Teepee.
Who doesn’t love room service delivered breakfast on a private veranda while wearing a cozy hotel robe?
At the Charreria or Rodeo which is a deep tradition in the Mexican culture and attracts thousands of spectators
the set up for our private dinner on the beach – the next night instead of the table they dug a trench for seating around a bonfire for a private event
This resort is located very close to the main part of the city so if you are like me and love to explore local culture or experience the nightlife there is so much to do, eat and see in Puerto Vallarta. One of my favorite spots for cocktails and a view of the sunset is The Iguana Tequila Bar. Fun Fact: it was formerly Liz Taylor and Richard Burtons love nest.
the view of Velas Resorts signature hanging bougainvillea from my one bedroom suite with full kitchen, dining and living room
If you prefer to stay on site there are so many thing to do on the property as well; you can catch a sunrise yoga class, indulge in some spa time, take a sugar skull painting class or just kick back and enjoy the sun, a salt rimmed margarita and the incredible service at Velas Vallarta!
Adios Amigos Zia xoxo
THANK YOU TO VELAS VALLARTA FOR HOSTING ANOTHER INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE
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