Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Mexico with Traditional Day of the Dead Activities at Grand Velas Resorts

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"Beyond All Inclusive Beyond All Compare" Velas Resorts at Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit Offer Day of the Dead Packages for Cultural Celebrations and Admission to Renowned Eco-Parks.

In celebration of Mexico’s All Souls Day (November 2nd), the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit feature Dia de Los Muertos Packages that include traditional fare and amenities at the resorts as well admission to the All Soul’s Day festivities at Xcaret Natural Park (Riviera Maya) or Rhythms of the Night at Las Caletas (Puerto Vallarta). At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, children are also encouraged to bring costumes for special Kid’s Club activities, including squash carving and trick-or-treating around the hotel. At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, there will be a traditional altar for guests to observe the holiday.

All Soul’s Day, also known as The Day of the Dead, is a celebration honoring the lives of deceased loved ones & ancestors. This time-honored tradition dates back to the ancient Azetc & Mayan cultures and is considered one of Mexico’s most important festivals.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya All Soul’s Package
At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, hotel guests receive complimentary entrance to Xcaret Natural Park that offers a snapshot of Mexican culture with traditional cuisine, over 350 authentic altars, art and photography exhibitions and musical and theatrical performances to mark the occasion. A highlight of Xcaret’s holiday offerings is the Dia de Los Muertos en Tabasco theatre and dance show which features the National Folkloric Ballet of Mexico recreating the ancient burial customs of the state of Tabasco. Along with transportation and admission to the park, the package also includes a buffet lunch, 10% off water activities and full snorkel equipment at Xcaret as well roundtrip airport transfers for no extra cost. http://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/riviera-maya-mexico-vacation-packages.aspx#riviera-maya-resort-soul-day-package

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Dia de los Muertos Package
At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, hotel guests can partake in the Rhythms of the Night tour which includes a contemporary dance show of ancient Mexican stories told through live music and modern dance from a former Cirque du Soleil performer, Creative Director and choreographer Vital Germaine. After a scenic ocean cruise across Banderas Bay to the isolated cove of Las Caletas and a bountiful dinner buffet, one of Mexico's most innovative contemporary dance troupes transports participants on a magical and mystical journey through time accompanied by haunting flutes and pulsating drums in Las Caletas’ natural outdoor amphitheater. The package also includes two kids under 12 years old stay for free and 50% off for children 13 -16 years old when staying in their parents’ suite (maximum two children) and transportation from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport to the hotel. http://vallarta.grandvelas.com/puerto-vallarta-resort-deals.aspx#puerto-vallarta-mexico-resort-grand-velas-diamuertos

Available October 30th through November 4th, the Dia de los Muertos Packages at the Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit also include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte dining at a choice of gourmet restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hr in-suite service, taxes and gratuities. Rates start at $314 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $335 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Rates are per person per night based on double occupancy, with a minimum stay of 3 nights. Rates include Xcaret and Rhythms of the Night admittance for two adults. For more information and reservations, please call 1-877-418-2963 or visit http://www.grandvelas.com.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Recently featured in Forbes’ roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances-- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites wit h terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites an d Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region’s largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named “Best Spa" in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures. Making its debut on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Survey in 2012, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was ranked both 2nd amongst the Top 25 Best Hotels in Mexico and 38th amongst the Top 100 Best Hotels Overall.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites. The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has received numerous accolades within the industry, including most recently as one of Forbes’ 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts.

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