We returned to Casa Velas for the 2nd year in a row & we were even more happy with our stay this time! It s the most quiet & peaceful resort we have ever stayed at. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, this is the place to go! The grounds & accommodations are beautiful & the staff could not be more helpful and pleasant! We will be back at Casa Velas again!
A Honeymoon Well Spent
We spent our honeymoon here and couldn't have been happier. Everything from the staff to the bathroom cleanliness was excellent. The food was delicious, the pool and beach club were gorgeous, and the service was incredible. We also used the spa for a couples treatment and were dazzled by the amenities and staff. The location and security were also fantastic. Very close to the marina and it's nightlife, while being only a short drive from the central Puerto Vallarta boardwalk. Finally, the on-site activities were a joy. Each night there was a new theme (e.g. a "Cuba" night, a casino night, etc.) and we loved them all. It was a truly wonderful experience and I wouldn't recommend staying anywhere else.
Emiliano Restaurant in Adults Only, Boutique Hotel, Casa Velas, Receives Four Diamonds From AAA
Emiliano Restaurant in
Adults Only, Boutique Hotel, Casa Velas, Receives Four Diamonds From AAA
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (May 16, 2014) -- Casa
Velas' signature fine-dining restaurant, Emiliano, was awarded American
Automobile Association's prestigious (AAA) Four Diamond award for
restaurants. Only six restaurants in the Vallarta-Nayarit area hold the
Four Diamond distinction, four of them owned by Velas Resort, including
Piaf, Lucca and Frida, three restaurants located in Casa Velas' sister
resort, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Emiliano, serving gourmet Mexican and
international cuisine by Executive Chef Juan Luis Ruelas, is known for its
unique Mexican and Asian ingredients, as well as an Authentic Mexican Street
Food menu from all regions of Mexico. This is the first AAA Diamond
Award for Emiliano, while Casa Velas has received nine consecutive Four
Diamond awards for hospitality since opening in 2006.
casually elegant restaurant, Emiliano, features gourmet Mexican cuisine
served indoor or at outdoor tables located on a romantic terrace surrounded
by Koi ponds. Often using herbs from Casa Velas' on-site organic botanical
garden, stand-out dishes at Emiliano include thinly sliced fresh tuna sashimi
with lines of chipotle citrus, avocado aioli and won ton crisp and grilled Portobello
mushroom roll with marinated shrimp and baby greens dressed in vinaigrette of
avocado, tomatillo and fresh cilantro. The restaurant also offers a menu of
traditional street food from each region of Mexico and fresh Herbal
Cocktails such as the Cilantro Margarita, Hibiscus Martini and Lemon
Refresher, all with herbs and flowers grown on the property.
"We are honored our
signature restaurant, Emiliano, has received the prestigious Four Diamond
award from AAA. We thank our dedicated Chefs and staff for offering guests a
distinctive fine-dining experience marked by high quality ingredients,
creative presentation and attentive service," saidEduardo Vela
Ruiz, President of Velas Resorts Group.
At Casa Velas luxury
accommodations, gourmet meals, premium liquor and wine, 24-hour suite
service, use of the fitness center facilities, WIFI, and taxes and gratuities
are included in a single price. As part of the all-inclusive rate, guests can
also dine at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, home to three
additional AAA four-diamond restaurants.
Velas, owned by Eduardo Vela Ruiz and operated by Vice President Juan Vela,
is located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course in Puerto Vallarta and offers
guests a serene and exclusive setting, with the look and feel of a private
hacienda. Its 80 suites are decorated in traditional Mexican colors and
furnishings, as well as goose-down comforters and L´Occitane amenities. Each
suite boasts a private terrace with plunge pool or in-suite Jacuzzi and original
artwork by Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante. Casa Velas Spa offers a wide
array of services and treatments, including a hydrotherapy areas for men and
Emiliano received a 2013
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, while Casa Velas was recently named
the 8th best hotel in the world on Expedia® 2013 Insiders' Select™, won a
Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Readers' Choice Award and was ranked the #1 Hotel
on the Beach and #1 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta in TripAdvisor 2013.