I still run into people in my travels that look down at the idea of luxury all-inclusive hotels. Their main perceptions seem to be that they’ll be huge and overcrowded and that “the food won’t be very good.” While both may be true of some of the low-end all-inclusive vacation factories serving the masses, it’s not true at the high-end places catering to travelers who can afford to stay anywhere. In the case of the Velas Resorts around Mexico, the restaurants are as good or better than anywhere you could go independently on your own. The three Velas resorts around Puerto Vallarta host several gastronomy events throughout the year and if you’re lucky enough to be a guest during one of them, you’ll get a real treat. I was in the region during their “A Bite of Mexico” event, which ran from July 8 to August 3. Each resort had a series of guest chefs from other parts of Mexico, each showing off the unique dishes from their region. Gourmet … [Read more...] about Fine Dining at the Velas Resorts Around Puerto Vallarta
PRWeb Published 9:00 pm CDT, Monday, August 26, 2019 Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Drone Fishing Is Latest Catch at Grand Velas Los Cabos in Mexico 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Entertaining everyone from a novice minnow chaser to a serious fisherman, Drone Fishing is now offered at Grand Velas Los Cabos. The activity allows guests a chance at catching fish from its beach, beyond the shallow continental shelf of the Sea of Cortez. LOS CABOS, Mexico (PRWEB) August 26, 2019 Entertaining everyone from a novice minnow chaser to a serious fisherman, Drone Fishing is now offered at Grand Velas Los Cabos. The activity allows guests a chance at … [Read more...] about Drone Fishing Is Latest Catch at Grand Velas Los Cabos in Mexico
0 Have your say Scotland on Sunday Travel, Do Not Disturb But there is no reason to rush, for Aruba is really tiny – only 20 miles long and at its widest six miles across. At first, you think there might not be much to it, but as you scratch the surface you see it is more than the “high-rise” hotels where I’m staying. And in this case, high-rise is only eight or ten storeys – so nothing like Dubai. There are the glorious sandy beaches in front of the hotels, rough terrain on the other coast plus an industrial side – gold, oil, shipping, tourism and aloe vera have fuelled the economy at different points in its history. There is also an intriguing mix of cultures – the laid-back Aruban approach to life has an unlikely layer of Dutch formality. The island is a Dutch overseas dependency and the islanders speak four languages (Dutch, English, Spanish and Papiamento). Budget or boutique?The Marriott is a … [Read more...] about Aruba Marriott Resort, Aruba, review
They claim to save you time and, most importantly, money, but are all-inclusive resorts really worth it? The answer depends on your vacation style. Discover what all-inclusive resorts actually include—and don’t include—to help you figure out whether this popular vacation option is right for you. What Does All-Inclusive Mean? All-inclusive resorts come in all shapes and sizes, and despite the name, they don’t necessarily include every conceivable vacation expense. Some let you book airfare along with your accommodations, so you only pay once for the entire vacation. Many include things like meals, drinks, airport transfers, gratuities, entertainment, and activities, but not airfare. Common exclusions include spa treatments, purchases at the resort shop, off-site excursions, and some premium activities. Read the fine print of your package before booking and find out what’s included. If you’re paying for unlimited scuba diving (an activity quite pricey … [Read more...] about Are All-Inclusive Resorts Really Worth It?
Casa Velas, a boutique hotel and ocean club in Puerto Vallarta, has launched a new "micro-adventure" to a local Huichol village. Now, guests can take part in a cultural tour led by a bilingual guide to the Kawitu Village in El Eden, Mismaloya. En route to Mismaloya, the tour stops at sights in Puerto Vallarta, including El Malecon boardwalk and a Tequilaan gallery. Prior to the tour, an ancient energy cleansing ritual with herbs and copal will take place. Once inside the village, guests can browse Huichol art and artisanal jewelry, enjoy Mexican foods like handmade tortillas, molcajete sauce, regional desserts and more. In addition, guest can participate in an ax-throwing, a traditional petition to the gods. The tour schedule will take place every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and is included complimentary for all guests at resort. In effort to embrace the local Huicho traditions, Casa Velas also offers Huichol weddings, which include a … [Read more...] about Puerto Vallarta’s Casa Velas Debuts Huichol “Micro-Adventure”