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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 Piaf Restaurant and Koi Sport Bar, kids are welcome in all of our casual and gourmet restaurants, including Frida, Lucca and Azul. You must be 18 years old and over to enter Koi or to order drinks at Aqua Bar. You must be 12 years old and over to enter Piaf.

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, 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. 


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.            


Yes, at an additional charge. Our resort offers transportation to and from the airport, as well as private VIP service. The service may be reserved with drinks and help with your luggage, and is perfect for families and groups of friends. Taxi service is also available.

The approximate driving time from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) is 20 minutes with normal traffic. The airport is just 11.8 km, or 7.3 miles, from the resort.

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 Making reservations in advance is recommended since our seating capacity in the restaurants is limited
A The beaches surrounding Nuevo Vallarta has a fabulous beach, wide, clean, nice sand, soft waves depending the year. The hotels also put up flags when it is not safe to swim, or if there are jellyfish in the water.

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.


All of our gourmet restaurants, 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. 

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.


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.

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.  


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.


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.


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. 


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.

A Yes, we have a kids club available to kids aged 4-12 that is open daily 9AM to 10:45PM
A Yes. In addition to the suites, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has wheelchairs, crutches, and canes; electric wheelchairs and scooters can be provided at an additional charge. The restaurants and bars have access ramps and the pool has rails at an average height. The staff is trained to provide assistance to guests who would like to access the beach.
A There are four wheelchair-accessible suites with king beds. The suites have a 35-inch main entrance, 38-inch shower entrance, 35-inch toilet entrance and 36-inch bathroom entrance.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Access to suites before this time is subject to availability, however guests do have access to the pools and restaurants. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Late check-out is subject to availability. If you require a late check-out, it can be arranged through your Personal Concierge.

A Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has three pools. One is heated during the winter, from December to February, and is maintained at a temperature of 30° to 31° C | 86° to 88° F.
A At Grand Velas you'll be able to comfortably use the elevators on both sides of the building, and use the wheelchair ramps for your convenience. The ground floor has also has accessible suites.
A Internet access and use of computers is included in the All Inclusive. These services are available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Business Center also offers printing, scanning and delivery services at an additional charge.
A The resort is considered smoke-free, however we do have open areas for smoking.
A Our Pool Concierge will help you find a place to relax by the pool or on the beach.
A We offer a range of items for pampering babies. These items are listed on our website. Diapers have an additional charge, and can be purchased from the boutique or ordered from a local store.
A We have a tennis court and equipment available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required
A The resort offers a dental kid upon arrival with a toothbrush and 6.5 ml toothpaste. Our boutique also offers a range of toiletries at an additional charge. Sunblock is offered at the pool during certain hours.
A Services that have an additional charge include transportation from the airport, ATM machine, audiovisual equipment, meeting rooms, Spa and Beauty Salon services, Boutique and gift shop, Business Center, 24-hour medical services, laundry and dry cleaning, high-speed internet, event services, babysitting, taxis, surf boards, stand-up paddle boards and catering services.
A Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a resort for all ages, however we do have areas just for adults, such as the jacuzzis for ages 18 and over, open from 10:00 a.m to 8.00 p.m. Restaurant Piaf is also limited to guests ages 12 and over.
A The All Inclusive does not include the Spa facilities or services. The cost of the Water Ceremony is $50 USD per person.

If you are a guest of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and you wish to bring a guest to the resort, you will need to purchase a Day Pass to allow your guest to use all facilities and enjoy all the benefits of the All Inclusive. Day Passes are valid from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and are subject to availability.

Please inquire with your Personal Concierge about Day Pass availability and policies for the specialty restaurants if you wish to invite a guest to dinner.

A As a guest of the resort you are provided with internet access at no additional charge, with a speed of 10 MBps per device.
A Yes. Our All Inclusive covers all amenities in your suite, such as snacks and drinks in the mini bar, which are restocked daily.
A Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has certified, experienced babysitters available 24 hours a day. This service is offered at an additional charge and may be scheduled with your Personal Concierge, at least three hours in advance.
A During your stay at the resort you may enjoy your choice of 8 different types of pillows ranging from very soft to very firm.
A Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has Elegancia Textil-brand pillows and Beautyrest mattresses.
A The ‘Mago', or magician statue at the entrance was created by the artist Alejandro Colunga, with the phrase ‘Aqui empieza la mágia', or ‘the magic begins here'. It is your welcome to the Grand Velas experience.
A Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit works with one of the best car rental services, which is available in the lobby every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This service is offered at an additional charge and has the following requirements: minimum age 25 years, valid, current driver's license and credit card.
A Yes. If you desire same-day service please contact your Personal Concierge before 10:00 a.m. This service has an additional charge.
A The resort has a tour agency on site. Our staff can recommend the best activities according to your requests, in the Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta areas.
A Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has 11 types of suites: Three versions of Master Suites (pool-view, ocean-view and oceanfront view); two versions of Parlor Suites (pool-view and ocean-view), Governor Suite, Wellness Suite, Grand Class Suite, Family Suite, Two and Three-bedroom Family Residence and Presidential Suite.
A Our Wellness, Grand Class, Family, Family Residence and Presidential Suites all have outdoor jacuzzis located on the terrace.
A Of course. Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences for guests, which is why our sister properties can be enjoyed as well. Visits are subject to availability and do not include transportation.