From Oct 31st – Nov 4th, Velas Resorts is celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with ancestral drink tastings, ofrendas (elaborately adorned display altars), traditional recipes, tasting menus, special décor and more.
The resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya will each create bright and colorful Altars de Muerto (altars for the dead) decorated with all the traditional ornaments, from marigolds, ash, salt, food, and water to ceramic Catrinas (female skeleton wearing a fancy hat with feathers) and sugar skulls.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya will debut a Prehispanic-themed living carpet this year and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit one for kids, in ode to one of the most representative holidays of Mexican culture.
In addition to the altars, the resorts will have staff dressed as Catrinas, calaveritas (little skulls) decor throughout as well as activities for guests to experience the Mexican culture and history of the holiday.
An ancestral drink tasting at Grand Velas Riviera Maya transports guests around the country and back in time with a tasting of bacanora, sotol, tuxca, and pox. Guests will learn how these ancestral recipes came to be and how they are being reinvented and reintroduced to a modern palate with cocktail recipes.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will host a Catrina Contest where the staff from different departments dress up like a Catrina before making a tour through the guest areas of the hotel. At the end, guests vote for the winner.
For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email [email protected] or visit https://www.velasresorts.com.