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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is the place to play in paradise in Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy swimming in the infinity pool and sandy beach on Banderas Bay. Hit the gym and take fitness classes, like yoga, Zumba and Pilates. Head to the Activity Desk for Puerto Vallarta adventures and tours. Our Activities Program offers snorkeling and kayaking, scuba diving clinics, bike tours, and cooking classes. Guests can also enjoy beach volleyball, Bocce ball, tennis, ping pong, water aerobics, bingo, and dance classes.

The resort also features evening entertainment, live music in the open-air amphitheater, fiestas, DJs, karaoke, and theme nights that celebrate the spirit of Puerto Vallarta.

Designed for young vacationers, the Kids' Club offers daily beach and pool games, nature discovery and arts and crafts, and the Teens' Club offers a lounge for hanging out and playing video games and billiards. 

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Yes. Kids are welcome. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a family-friendly resort with daily activities for all ages. The resort offers kid-friendly restaurants, a Kids' Club with pool and beach games and arts and crafts, and a Teens' Club with a video game lounge and karaoke. 

Our tour agent is happy to arrange snorkeling and scuba diving adventures, whale watching and dolphin encounters, and bay cruises for your family and kids. Check the Daily Activities schedule for fun kid-friendly recreation, from bike tours to scuba clinics and Spanish classes.            

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Yes. The resort offers a convenient airport shuttle with pickup and return, as well as VIP transportation services. You can also reserve private suburban, with drinks, luggage assistance, and VIP service for $100 USD one way - perfect for families and groups. If you do not wish to schedule your shuttle with us in advance, taxi service from the airport is only $15 USD per person.

The approximate driving time from Puerto Vallarta International Airport to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is 20 minutes, unless you hit traffic. The resort is 11.8 kilometers, or 7.3 miles away from the airport.

A Sorry, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit does not allow pets. Our passion is to deliver all-inclusive luxury that is beyond compare for every guest, and often that means being exclusive. Service animals are welcome. 
A Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers an incredible dining scene with several unique restaurants and bars throughout the resort. Reservations are required at our three upscale restaurants - Piaf, Lucca, and Frida - where you can enjoy globally-inspired cuisine and beautiful views. You do not need to make advanced reservations at our more casual eateries, including Azul, Koi Sports Bat or Selva del Mar. 
A The resort is designed to be a family-friendly destination. With the exception of the Koi Sport Bar, kids are welcome in all of our casual and gourmet restaurants, including Frida, Lucca, Piaf and Azul. You must be 18 years old and over to enter Koi or to order drinks at Aqua Bar.
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Puerto Vallarta International Airport is located 11.8 kms or 7.3 miles away and is only a short 15-minute drive from Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. You can take a taxi service to or from the resort, or call us in advance for VIP reservations that include to and from transport in a private suburban, drinks of your choice, luggage assistance, and a greeting sign with your name on it at the exit gate.

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Guest can take a regular taxi from the airport for a fee of $15 USD per person. For a fee of $100 USD, VIP service is available that includes one way transportation in a private suburban, drinks of your choice, luggage assistance, and a greeting sign with your name on it at the exit gate. Round trip VIP service is available for $180.00 USD.

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All of our gourmet restaurants, cafes, sports bars, poolside swim up bar, and room service are offered in the all-inclusive package at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Whether you are in the mood for a romantic beachfront dinner, creative Mexican and Italian, a cold beer while watching sports, or cocktails in the sun, you will enjoy a taste of paradise with our all-inclusive dining concept. Our all-inclusive plan also offers daily drinks and snacks in your suite's minibar.

A Yes. Located in beautiful Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is only a 25-minute drive from downtown Puerto Vallarta and El Malecón, where you'll find lively markets, restaurants, bars, shopping, and the city's natural and cultural landmarks. The resort offers VIP shuttle service for an additional fee and the concierge can arrange a taxi, private van, or rental car so it's easy to explore. 
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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is located in Nuevo Vallarta, only 25 minutes from Downtown Puerto Vallarta. A resort community on Mexico's Pacific coast, Nuevo Vallarta is just north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay. Nuevo Vallarta is a breathtaking destination loved for championship golf courses, 3,000 slip marina, and 5 miles of white sandy beach.

Just off the coast, the Marieta Islands is a biodiverse sanctuary for dolphins, turtles and humpback whales, and an amazing place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Northwest is the village of Sayulita, known for its surfing culture. Allow our resort concierge to arrange for a taxi ride to Puerto Vallarta, or rent a car and spend the day exploring this beautiful coastline.

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In general, there are two main seasons in Riviera Nayarit. The rainy season runs from May through mid-October. The dry season runs from mid-October through April. During the rainy season, guests can expect frequent heavy rain showers on most days, with showers typically in the late afternoon and lasting only a few hours. If you are visiting during the summer, afternoon showers cool down this 200-mile Pacific coastline, giving travelers a break from average temperatures in the 90's. 

The best time of year to visit Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit is between April and June when the weather is pleasant. During these months, the rain is scarce and there are fewer tourists and crowds. If you're interested in whale watching trips, the best time to see these amazing creatures is from January to March. 

A Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers a diversity of activities at the resort and a concierge to help you book Puerto Vallarta tours and adventures. You can book local excursions through our Activities Desk, including scuba diving and snorkeling tours, whale watching adventures, golf outings, bay cruises, boat trips to remote beaches and coves, and sightseeing tours to mountain villages.We also offer complimentary kayak, snorkel and boogie board rentals so you can explore the beautiful bay right from our beach.
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To perfectly coordinate your wedding plans, make a list of every item you desire for a wedding at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Format a budget according to your needs and resources. Decide if you want a ceremony on the beach or an elegant affair inside, how many people, and if you want to include catering or open bar.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers several wedding packages to make planning easy. Fill out a wedding request for proposal, and work with our wedding specialist to decide on the best all-inclusive wedding package and venue that can be customized to your style, theme, and individuality.  

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Nestled along the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean, Grand Velas features magnificent wedding venues, including a grand ballroom for up to 400 guests, sky-lit terraces, a tropical garden with sweeping bay views, and a gorgeous beach with a gazebo facing the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit does not have a church or chapel, but we can design a religious or symbolic wedding with a minister.

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit believes that your special day deserves exclusive attention from our wedding planning and service staff. So we only schedule one wedding event per day at our resort. Whether you choose an intimate beachfront ceremony or a glamorous celebration in the ballroom, our All Inclusive Wedding Packages ensure your big day is perfect, from the food to the decor. At Grand Velas, it's all about you and your moment.

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Whether it be in held in the grand ballroom or on the sky-lit terraces, each ceremony performed at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is strictly a symbolic gesture. Our wedding packages include a minister for symbolic ceremony. To have legal ceremony in Mexico, additional services are required to process the official documentation and for the judge. 

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers a variety of All-Inclusive Wedding Packages that can be customized to your style, theme and budget. All of the packages in our wedding collection include the venue, bride's bouquet, minister, and wedding cake. A few additional services that are available per your request include high-tech sound equipment, dance floors, special furniture and decor, DJs, live music, spa and beauty treatment, private transportation. For more information call: +52 (322) 176 0060 or send an email to weddingsrn@velasresorts.com.

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