Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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 of 90ºF.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:[email protected].
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).
El Tigre (8 min), Flamingos (13 min), Marina Vallarta (20 min) and Vista Vallarta (28 min).
The beaches in Puerto Vallarta are calm and the water is warm, you'll want to get in and stay a while! Protected within the the limits of one of the largest bays in the world, the beaches in Banderas Bay are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and many other watersports and activities. There are some rock-reef beaches, but for the most part, the beaches are soft-sand stretches of beach paradise.
If you're planning to stay in Nuevo Vallarta, the best place to stay is Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Grand Velas is the recipient of the Condé Nast "Most Excellent Spa Hotel" award for its famous SE Spa. It's oceanfront location on a stretch of gorgeous, soft-sand beach is a paradise location for a beach getaway in Mexico!