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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Mar 05

2nd Annual Mexican Chocolate Festival Offers Cacao Rich Experiences At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, March 28-31

Chocolate Lovers Enjoy Interactive Workshops from Internationally Renowned Chocolatier José Ramón Castillo, Themed Spa Services, Multi-Course Tasting Menu & More Inspired by One of Mexico's Most Traditional Ancestral Delights

Chef Jose Ramon Castillo

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (March 5, 2018) - Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is once again offering tribute to one of Mexico's most traditional ancestral delights - cacao - with its second annual Chocolate Festival, March 28 - 31. The "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" resort invites guests to savor the exquisite aromas and flavors of the ‘food of the gods,' this year paying emphasis to more activities for families. Scheduled offerings include a chocolate sculpture interactive workshop for teens, chocolate cooking demo for kids, chocolate-themed spa treatments, and five course dinner with chocolate incorporated into every dish. The official chocolate sculptor for Disney and Pixar, renowned Mexican chocolatier José Ramón Castillo will be hosting the event. Chef Castillo is the founder of Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva and the AULA QUE BO! chocolate education center in Mexico City. Inspired by the ancient Maya and Aztecs, he marked the beginning of a new way of producing and consuming chocolate in Latin America, combining artisanal techniques with an in-depth knowledge of modern cuisine.

Mexican Chocolate Festival 2018 at Grand Velas Riviera NayaritGuests looking to take relaxation to the next level can do so at the resort's award-winning SE Spa with themed offerings like the Xocolat Ritual. Made with 100% pure bitter chocolate, this three-step ritual (80 min / $198) consists of an exfoliation, facial, body mask, and massage.

The festival is part of the resort's all-inclusive nightly rate. Resort rates start at $368 per person per night, based on double occupancy. The Grand Velas resort's all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email reservationsrn@velasresorts.com or visit https://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered, multi-temperature infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets over the Bay of Banderas. The all-inclusive resort in Riviera Nayarit features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L'Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, and more. Of the resort's five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, Se Spa offers 20 treatment suites, more than 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 in suite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting facilities, including the Grand Marissa Ballroom, which consists of more than 6,000 square feet and is easily subdivided into five separate rooms. The resort's facilities also include four other rooms ranging from 681 to more than 1,954 square feet that offer several arrangement variations to maximize meeting productivity and efficiency. From championship golf courses, renowned fishing, active sports, cultural tours and more, there are many things to do in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email reservationsrn@velasresorts.com or visit https://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.

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