Mexico’s Velas Resorts Invite Travelers to Experience Día de los Muertos with Dedicated Day of the Dead Holiday Packages

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Immerse in Mexican Traditions at Xcaret Park’s Festival of Life and Death and Las Caletas’ Theatrical “Rhythms of the Night” Show

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travelers partake in Mayan festivities during the Festival of Life and Death Traditions at Xcaret Park

In celebration of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, Mexico’s most famous holiday, the “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit are offering guests special holiday packages to experience the Mexican traditions while enjoying luxurious all-inclusive accommodations. At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, travelers partake in Mayan festivities during the Festival of Life and Death Traditions at Xcaret Park with the Hanal Pixan ritual (food for the souls), rich cuisine, crafts, gifts and altars, theater, dance and more. At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, guests cruise across Banderas Bay under the starlit Puerto Vallarta sky to the torch-lit beaches of Las Caletas for a theatrical native show and dinner during Rhythms of the Night; while at Velas Vallarta, guests choose between a day trip to Las Caletas beach or a thrilling zip-line adventure.

Luxury suite accommodations, VIP airport/hotel transfers, room upgrades, a la carte gourmet dining at a choice of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24 hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes and gratuities, and more are also included. Package rates start at $251 (Velas Vallarta), $324 (Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit), and $407 (Grand Velas Riviera Maya). All rates are per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Minimum night-stay requirements and travel dates vary by resorts.

Velas Resorts has earned numerous prestigious international awards for its services and facilities, among them Conde Nast's "Most Excellent Spa Hotel," AAA's 5 Diamond Award, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' 5 Star Diamond Award, and more. For more information or to book a reservation, please call 1-866-847-4609 or visit http://www.velasresorts.com.

The Day of the Dead, celebrated annually on Nov. 1st and 2nd, originated centuries ago in Mexico to honor the lives of those who have passed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of flowers, candy skulls, candles and parades. To celebrate, the families make altars consisting of food, incense, photos, music and personal belongings of the deceased.

About Velas Resorts:
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, the four Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned more than 43 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa”, Conde Nast Johansens’ “Most Excellent Resort” and “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award. Properties include Casa Velas named the 8th Best Hotel in the World on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders’ SelectTM List, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; and the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit located in Riviera Nayarit. Completing the group is Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour insuite service, fitness centers, Butler service, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.

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