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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, Frida and Sen Lin - 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, Sen Lin 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.
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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, 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, 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.
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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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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. 
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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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Our wedding experts are ready to assist you through every step of the most important decision; from defining the budget or the number of guests to choosing the ideal setting, type of banquet and your Premium open bar selection. Contact us at https://www.velasweddings.com/contact.aspx or by dialing 1 866 868 0922.

The wedding collections of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit have pre-established benefits however everything is customized according to your tastes and needs.

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The natural setting of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, located on the Mexican Pacific, offers beautiful areas for unforgettable weddings, from terraces and majestic gardens facing the sea, to arrangements on the beach or in elegant lounges, which can accommodate up to 300 guests. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit does not have a chapel within the facilities, but we can design an enchanting symbolic ceremony with a minister.

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit provides exceptional attention to every detail that this special day requires, therefore, we schedule only one wedding per day at our resort. Each All-Inclusive wedding collection ensures that your day will unforgettable, from the selection of dishes, to the decor.

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Regardless of the location you choose, every ceremony we design is symbolic and is conducted by a minister. Civil ceremony marriages require additional services for the official legal procedures with the corresponding authorities.

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers All Inclusive collections that can be customized according to your needs. They include the location to celebrate the wedding, the bouquet for the bride, minister and wedding cake. Additional available services include hi-tech sound equipment, dance floor, decorations and special furniture, DJ, live music, Spa services, beauty salon and private transportation. For more information contact our specialists at +52 (322) 176 0060 or via email at:weddingsrn@velasresorts.com.

A Being a hotel and commercial community, you can find several shopping centers in Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta, such as Paradise Village (5 min), Plaza Marina (15 min), Galerías Vallarta (20 min), Plaza La Isla (25 min), Plaza Peninsula (25 min) and Plaza Caracol (25 min).
A Some of the favorite places among visitors and locals are: El Andariego, Café de olla, Las Adelitas, El Arrayán and Tacos Pepes. Local specialties as well as dishes from different regions of Mexico can be found in theses restaurants.
A Church of Guadalupe located in downtown Vallarta holds Mass at 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 18:30, 19:30, 20:30 hrs. every day of the week.
A Absolutely. San José Obrero Parish holds Mass every Sunday at 8:00, 10:30, 13:00, 19:30 and 21:00 hrs.
A Birth season takes often place between August and December and different turtle camps offer the opportunity to be spectators of their liberation. Bahía del Sol beach, at just 3 minutes walk from the resort, organizes this activity at 18:00 hrs. Average cost $35 pesos per person. Please be sure to confirm schedules and availability with your Concierge.
A Hacienda Doña Engracia is the most traditional place within the region. Their history dates back to 1927 and it is located on the Las Palmas highway. Opens daily from 9:00 to 17:00 hrs.
A Different attractions and activities are available in the destination, such as swimming with dolphins, whale watching in season, snorkeling in virgin beaches, surfing and horseback riding.
A The "Magical Town" San Sebastian is a great local attraction. What used to be a mining town, today is a very important cultural and historical treasure. Talpa de Allende, -a Magical Town as well- is a must-see when visiting the surroundings. Parishes, temples and chapels are an architectural reference of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
A Jalisco and Nayarit are dotted with beaches everywhere. The most charming and close to the resort are:
Sayulita, this picturesque village by the sea has been included in the Magic Towns list and it is located 45 minutes from the resort. The relaxed style and sidewalk cafes combine with the artistic display of galleries and graffiti. Sayulita is known among surfers for the challenging waves found in this spot.
Bucerías is located 18 minutes away from the resort. This coastal town offers water sports such as sailing, jet ski or kayak, as well as local cuisine restaurants and art corners.
To discover the natural beauty of this privileged destination, the most recommended beaches are Punta de Mita and Punta Negra (40 min), Mismaloya (1 hr) as well as Las Ánimas and Quimixto (1 hr 15 min).
A Puerto Vallarta's center has a nice number of arts and crafts in display; art objects, galleries and jewelries can be found almost in every corner. The island at Cuale River and the Flea Market are other great places to find authentic silver.
A The shortest route is taking Tepic-Puerto Vallarta highway. Urban buses make stop just in front of the resort; taxis are also available upon request as well as private taxis. Or you can request an Uber or rent a car at the car rental desk located in the lobby.
A Jalisco and Nayarit states feature great art and folklore, and markets offer beautiful items everywhere. The nearest places are Bucerías (18 min), Río Cuale and Viejo Vallarta (30 min).
A Tourists' safety is very important for Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta's authorities. Strolling the streets is very safe and locals are generally very friendly and hospitable.
A Transportation within Puerto Vallarta - Riviera Nayarit area is very safe. A Bellboy can call a public taxi upon request, or private transportation service can be arranged by your Concierge, at a cost of $ 45 per hour.
A Puerto Vallarta - Riviera Nayarit is a golf destination par excellence. Best courses are at a short distance from the resort:
El Tigre (8 min), Flamingos (13 min), Marina Vallarta (20 min) and Vista Vallarta (28 min).
A Every time a wedding is booked, we also block an indoor location as a backup plan in case of rain. According to the forecast, at no later than 12:00 p.m. on the day of the wedding, a decision must be made regarding the location designated for the wedding.
A We can gladly put you in touch with the representative responsible for the paperwork to carry out the civil ceremony. She communicates directly with the couple to explain the process and clarify any questions that may arise.
A Due to hotel standards, external catering service is not allowed. We invite you to try the food in any of our restaurants to enjoy the resort's culinary experience during your celebration.
A Your wedding coordinator will be more than happy to discuss the options that are offered according to the number of guests and the availability of each location.
A Cooking classes take place once a week, and feature a Mexican dish.
We suggest to confirm your registration for this activity with your personal Concierge upon arrival.
A Our resort has a Kids' Club for kids ages 4-12 and provides daily activities such as crafts, video games, and movies. Service hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For teenagers 13 years or older, we have a Teens' Club, which is open from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
We suggest to confirm your registration for this activity with your personal Concierge upon arrival.
A Our resort operates the same all year round. This includes the Kids' Club and Teens' Club which remain open regardless of the hotel's occupancy.
We suggest to confirm your registration for this activity with your personal Concierge upon arrival.
A The Kids' Club and Teens' Club have disco and karaoke nights; On some days of the week, we have evening shows for the whole family. Consult with your personal Concierge for more details about the activities.
We suggest to confirm your registration for this activity with your personal Concierge upon arrival.
A Our gym has state-of-the-art equipment such as cardiovascular stations with treadmills, stair climbers, elliptical and stationary bicycles, resistance equipment and weight training machines. We also have trainers who offer yoga, pilates and Zumba classes, and who also offer personal training at an additional charge.
We suggest to confirm your registration for this activity with your personal Concierge upon arrival.
A We have activities in the gym as well as at the pool and beach, which include stretching, beach volleyball, water aerobics, water polo, and tournaments. All are provided with the guidance of our activities staff.
We suggest to confirm your registration for this activity with your personal Concierge upon arrival.
A We have family evening shows, in different venues according to the weather. Ask your personal Concierge for the shows of the week.
We suggest to confirm your registration for this activity with your personal Concierge upon arrival.
A Most of the activities at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit are family-friendly, however, Petanque and Blackjack are exclusively for adults.
We suggest to confirm your registration for this activity with your personal Concierge upon arrival.
A We have beautiful gardens and terraces, as well as indoor venues for events of the highest quality. For more information and to see the photo gallery of our event facilities, visit our website: www.velasmeetingsmexico.com.
A You'll have countless benefits; starting with the personalized service of our event coordinators, who will make the organization of your event a pleasant experience from the very beginning.
A It varies depending on the group and its necessities. Feel free to request a custom quote. Rest assured that we have a wide variety of options to suit your budget and needs. We welcome you to consult with us and share your ideas at this link: https://velasmeetingsmexico.com/request-for-proposal/.
A Yes, at an additional cost. We make sure you don't have to worry about transportation. Your coordinator will arrange your service according to your budget and group size.