With 10 acres and 345 guest suites, the family-friendly Velas Vallarta has it all. Kids’ club? Check. Multiple pools? Check. Tennis, golf and great dining? Check, check and check. You might even encounter a resident iguana.
Located in the Marina Vallarta neighbourhood about nine kilometres north of the city centre, Velas gives you direct beach access and proximity to the international airport. You’re just a short walk away from the most modern marina in all of Mexico, Marina Vallarta, where you can oggle enormous yachts or charter a boat and set sail yourself.
When lunchtime rolls around, you’ll have two full-service restaurants, plus several cantinas and stations for ice cream and snacks to satiate rumbling bellies. For a real treat, head to La Ribera Steakhouse, an outdoor, beachfront joint plating up Mexican, Spanish and international cuisine. Visit on a Saturday for Spanish Night and try the chef’s Cordoba beef short rib, marinated for 24 hours in red wine, vegetables and aromatic herbs.
As for your room, whether it’s a deluxe studio or the presidential suite, you can pour yourself a bev from the stocked mini bar while you fill the bath with pampering products. Or if you’re craving a little bit of home, wrangle together your favourite Canadian fare in your own kitchenette. When you’re ready for bed, snuggle under a plush duvet and lay your head on your goose down pillow to recharge for another day in paradise.