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Edged by the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Madre Mountains, Puerto Vallarta is a captivating destination with breathtaking scenery, historic charm and an exciting culture. Lounge on white sand beaches, enjoy romantic waterfront dining, play championship golf or dive and snorkel in emerald waters of Banderas Bay. Experience Puerto Vallarta like a native, swimming with dolphins, enjoying kayak adventures, and kitesurfing over the waves of the bay. Tee off on the legendary fairways of Marina Vallarta and Vista Vallarta golf clubs, indulge in healing spa ritual and experience the foods and flavors of Mexico. Whatever your pleasure, our Puerto Vallarta resort offers the ultimate in relaxation and exhilaration.
  • Family Activities
    • Kids Club
    • Swim with Dolphins
    • Scuba Diving
  • Hotel Activities
    • Yoga
    • Kayak Tour
    • Spa
    • Gourmet Restaurants
  • Sports and Adventure
    • Golf
    • Kitesurfing
  • Couple Activities
    • Couple Massage
    • Romantic Dinner
Kids Club at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - Mexico
Family Activities: Kids Club

Family Activities: Kids Club

Young vacationers can explore, learn, play, create and imagine at our famous Grand Velas Kids Club. Children ages 5 to 12 can enjoy this innovative program with daily activities, including beach and pool games, cultural programs, nature discovery walks and arts and crafts. Kids can paint, draw, play board games and bingo, watch movies and enjoy storytelling. Young minds learn how to make kites, masks, jewelry and piñatas, and discover the natural landscapes and wildlife of Puerto Vallarta.
The Kids Club is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. While the parents bask in the sun, the kids enjoy the vacation experience of a lifetime.
Swim with Dolphins Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - Mexico
Family Activities: Swim with dolphins

Family Activities: Swim with dolphins

Swim with the graceful dolphins that live in the waters of Banderas Bay. The Puerto Vallarta coast is one of Mexico's top destinations to swim with Pacific Bottlenose dolphins. Just minutes from our resort, overlooking the beautiful Nuevo Vallarta marina, Dolphin Adventure offers dolphin swim experiences and hands-on educational programs for families. The Signature Dolphin Swim lets you touch, feed, play, and swim with dolphins. The innovative Dolphin Extreme program provides the ultimate experience to swim with a dolphin family underwater. Swimming with the dolphins of the coast of Nayarit is an amazing experience to encounter and learn about these beautiful creatures.
Scuba Diving at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - Mexico
Family Activities: Scuba Diving

Family Activities: Scuba Diving

Puerto Vallarta is an amazing scuba diving destination. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Banderas Bay to discover a beautiful underwater world, or take a boat to the coral reefs and off-shore islands. Explore Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta's top diving destination with exciting rock formations at deep depths. Explore the shelf and Devil's Canyon with its 550 meter drop and see schools of king angels and sergeant majors. Try night diving in this bioluminescent playground and a protected underwater national park.
A protected group of volcanic islands off the Vallarta coast, Islas Marietas is an amazing scuba diving spot with adventurous reefs, deep drop-offs and caves teeming with schools of fish and rays set against the coral. Marieta Islands National Park is an amazing eco-adventure and can be reached from boats off Puerto Vallarta's northern beaches.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers daily scuba diving clinics. Spend an afternoon with our instructors and learn the basics to get your geared up for the most scuba diving adventures in the Mexican Pacific.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Yoga - Playa del Carmen
Hotel Activities: Yoga

Hotel Activities: Yoga

Experience the healing powers of yoga in the tropical paradise of the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Designed as a place of tranquility and natural beauty, our resort offers yoga sessions with professional trainers in our fitness studios and by the outdoor pool. Energize your vacation with yoga classes that put your body in harmony with this breathtaking destination. Hatha yoga classes align the chakras of the body, promote balance and wellness and nurture your spirit. Grand Velas offers daily yoga classes and private instruction by appointment.
Kayak Tour Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Hotel Activities: Kayak Tour

Hotel Activities: Kayak Tour

One of the most exciting ways to explore the turquoise waters of Banderas Bay and miles of coastline along the Riviera Nayarit is paddling a sea kayak. Enjoy an exciting kayak tour through the sparkling blue waters of Banderas Bay, stopping at white sand beaches and coves and eyeing the natural wildlife. Grand Velas offers daily kayak tours led by trained guides and instructors with lessons before launching into the bay.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Spa - Playa del Carmen
Hotel Activities: Spa

Hotel Activities: Spa

Recharge and rejuvenate body and spirit at the Spa at Grand Velas. Recognized as a "Most Excellent Spa Hotel" by Condé Nast Magazine, our world-famous spa promotes healthy, harmony, wellbeing and a connection to the land and sea. Healing spa rituals help you transcend into serenity and total relaxation. Enjoy massage treatments, body wraps, reflexology with natural oils, aromatherapy, and hydrotherapy. Connect your senses through natural treatments based on the culture of the region. Immerse yourself in holistic spa rituals designed for lightness of spirit, wellness of the body and freedom of the mind.
Gourmet Restaurants at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Hotel Activities: Gourmet Restaurants

Hotel Activities: Gourmet Restaurants

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a gastronomic adventure that excites your foodie spirit. Our exquisite resort features three innovative gourmet restaurants - Piaf, Lucca and Frida - where you can savor creative foods and flavors from France, Mexico and the Mediterranean. Indulge your senses on sumptuous international cuisine crafted by our passionate chefs and served in artfully elegant spaces. Discover how Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has revolutionized the luxury all-inclusive concept with eateries that fuse diverse traditions and cultures and create Puerto Vallarta dining experiences that feed your soul. For casual seaside dining, Azul served fresh seafood and grilled fare with stunning ocean views.
Golf in Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - Mexico
Sports and Adventure: Golf

Sports and Adventure: Golf

Experience golf in its purest creation on the Riviera Nayarit, where amazing courses are carved out of the land by golf legends. The breathtaking Riviera Nayarit is home to seven championship golf courses with green coastal fairways, breathtaking scenery, and ocean and mountain views. Grand Velas is just a chip away from the Marina Vallarta Golf Club, Vista Vallarta Golf Club, El Tigre Golf Course and the Flamingos Golf Club.

Vista Vallarta Golf Club

Designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, the two 18-hole championship courses at Vista Marina Golf Club celebrate the game of golf on Mexico's Golden Coast. The Nicklaus course plays through grassy hills, natural creeks and palm forests and offers breathtaking views of downtown Puerto Vallarta. The dramatic Weiskopf course winds through thick jungle, creeks, and deep ravines. You will love the driveable18th hole.

Marina Vallarta Golf Club

Play a round of golf on the shores of Banderas Bay with breathtaking vistas of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Nested in the heart of Marina Vallarta, this 18-hole course plays through a tropical landscape with lush greens and natural lagoons. Ranked one of the world's top courses, Marina Vallarta Golf Club is a golfer's paradise on Mexico's Nayarit Coast.
See our golf package.
Kitesurfing at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - Playa del Carmen
Sports and Adventure: Kitesurfing

Sports and Adventure: Kitesurfing

Puerto Vallarta and Nueva Vallarta are the most incredible places to kitesurf in Nayarit. With its large and windy beach on Banderas Bay, Nueva Vallarta is a popular kitesurfing destination blessed with perfect breezes from the Pacific Ocean and long windy season from January to June. You can rent kiteboards on the beautiful white sand beach, or arrange kitesurfing lessons, kite trips and tours with a local company through the resort concierge. Surfing the crystalline waves of Banderas Bay and flying through the blue skies is an exhilarating vacation experience.
Couple Massage at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - Playa del Carmen
Couple Activities: Couple Massage

Couple Activities: Couple Massage

Indulge in a romantic getaway in beautiful Riviera Nayarit, where white sand beaches and the clear blue sea captivate your soul. Enjoy a romantic couple's massage in the peaceful sanctuary of the Spa at Grand Velas. Enjoy this tranquil time together with a relaxing aromatherapy massage and facials using organic essential oils in our couple's suites. Then share an intimate gourmet food experience that will connect your soul. You and your lover will feel recharged to enjoy sunset walks along the beach, romantic dinners and breathtaking ocean views.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Romantic Dinner - Mexico
Couple Activities: Romantic Dinner

Couple Activities: Romantic Dinner

Food is passion at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Enhance your romantic getaway with world cuisines created by chefs who love the art of cooking. Enjoy romantic dinners and chef-inspired cuisine at our innovative gourmet restaurants - Frida, Piaf and Luca - where you will enjoy a gastronomic adventure through Mexico, France and the Mediterranean. Enjoy casual seaside dining with amazing views of the Bay at Azul, or enjoy refreshing cocktails and Mojitos at Selva del Mar overlooking the beach.
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