A complimentary art gallery tour of downtown Puerto Vallarta will be offered starting in October to guests staying at the adults-only boutique hotel Casa Velas. Showcasing Mexican culture through the art of the ages, the two-hour tour explores a wide range of local art from traditional indigenous displays to eclectic contemporary galleries. Departing the resort at 5 p.m. every Wednesday, the first gallery on the agenda is the ancestral contemporary art gallery Colectika, which exhibits modern forms and techniques adapted by Native and Mexican folk artists to create a new expression of ancient traditions and beliefs. Following this, guests can explore various contemporary artists at Galería Omar Alonso and traditional varieties at Galería des Artistes. Additionally, guests will explore interior design and sculptures by Alicia Bueno at Galería Nordsouth. Ending the art gallery tour is a “hot” bar nightcap at the Café des Artistes where guests can enjoy a cocktail or coffee amongst the murals by Federico Leon de la Vega, the resort’s resident artist who leads weekly Painting with Wine art workshops. The gallery tour is part of the resort’s rotating schedule of complimentary dining offerings and entertainment activities for couples.
All-inclusive resort rates start at $273 per person per night based on double occupancy. Luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, premium liquor and wine, 24-hour suite service, taxes, gratuities, and more are included in the nightly rate. For more information please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://www.hotelcasavelas.com.
Casa Velas is a luxury all-inclusive Boutique hotel and ocean club for adults only, reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda, and nestled on the greens of Marina Vallarta’s 18-hole golf course. The hotel features a private ocean club and is just minutes from the beach. It has received the AAA Four Diamond Award for hospitality seven times and has been in the top two in TripAdvisor for Puerto Vallarta since 2010. Located just five minutes from Puerto Vallarta Airport and only 15 from the popular downtown area, art galleries and “El Malecon” (the boardwalk), the hotel features 80 spacious suites, some with private pools and Jacuzzis. Spa Casa Velas encompasses treatment rooms for singles and couples, a hydrotherapy area, a garden-view fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and a beauty salon. A novel service is a handbag bar where guests can enjoy use of a “loaner” designer handbag at no extra charge. Emiliano, the AAA Four Diamond rated a la carte fine dining restaurant, is in the hands of one of the area’s leading chefs serving Mexican and international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy dining privileges at the sister resort, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, with three gourmet specialty options. Casa Velas is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.
For more information, please call 1-888-407-4869, email reservationscv(at)velasresorts(dot)com or visit http://www.hotelcasavelas.com.
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