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Paradise Awaits
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!
Lyla V
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.
Jon W
Apr 11

Voluntourism-Programs

New SHARE Voluntourism Programs 

Offered for Groups at Grand Velas Resorts

 

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (April 11, 2014) -- The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit announce new voluntourism offerings for groups visiting the properties, ranging from assembling and donating bicycles, and painting benches or classrooms at local primary schools to planting and irrigating seeds in local parks. Part of the resorts' new SHARE Program, the voluntourism packages allow corporate groups to contribute to the local community, plus share information about corporate social responsibility initiatives with other company members and various audiences through social media. A Grand Velas Social Media staff member documents important parts of the group's activities at the resort,  and also accompanies the group to any offsite location to take photos as they volunteer in the community or participate in environmental conservation activities. The pictures are then shared on the company's social media pages to engage company employees, group attendees and other audiences. 

 
At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, groups can volunteer at local schools in the states of Nayarit or nearby Jalisco, and work on a number of activities including painting and restoring classrooms and other external areas, installing air conditioning systems and fans or setting up soccer fields and basketball courts. Guests can also plant palm trees and other garden plants to help create a greener and healthier community, or bring clothing, shoes or toys to local schools that groups pack prior to arrival specifically to donate.
 
Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers a number of packages focusing on environmental preservation and in conjunction with the Association of Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico. Groups can participate in the reforestation of primary schools in the municipalities of Solidaridad, Akumal and Tulum, which involves the planting and irrigation of seeds, guided by landscapers to instruct and assist the group. They can also participate in improving  La Ceiba Park in Playa del Carmen, which includes all aspects of maintaining the park such as painting, cleaning up and setting up different facilities. 
 
For more information on meetings at Grand Velas Resorts, please call 1-888-505-8399, email [email protected] or visit the resorts' dedicated meetings website,  http://www.velasmeetingsmexico.com.

 

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

        Set on 205 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest pristine white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only ocean-front, family friendly ocean-front and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. All 491 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,000 square feet each and some with private plunge pools. All feature a Bose sound system, fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, high speed internet access, L'Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention, all with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour of Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of the disciples of world celebrity chef Arzak, won the AAA Five Diamond Award, the only all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven step water journey. Other features include 24-hour personal butler concierge, 24/7 ensuite service, water sports, innovative kids club and teens lounge, Karaoke Bar and business center. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes.com, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives in 2012.

 

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a Leading Hotel of the World, enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine white sand beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, high speed internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L'Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. Of the resort's five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, the resort's Leading Spa of the World offers 20 treatment suites, more than 60 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 ensuite service, water sports, business center, tennis, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15 minute drive away. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives in 2012.

 

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