New Huichol Cultural Micro-Adventure Included at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta

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As part of its ongoing commitment to showcasing Mexican cuisine, culture and traditions, Casa Velas, a boutique hotel and ocean club in Puerto Vallarta, has launched a new micro-adventure to a local Huichol village. Included in the nightly rate, guests can take part in a cultural tour led by a bilingual guide to the Kawitu Village in El Eden, Mismaloya, about an hour from the resort.

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as part of its ongoing commitment to showcasing Mexican cuisine, culture and traditions

As part of its ongoing commitment to showcasing Mexican cuisine, culture and traditions, Casa Velas, a boutique hotel and ocean club in Puerto Vallarta, has launched a new micro-adventure to a local Huichol village. Included in the nightly rate, guests can take part in a cultural tour led by a bilingual guide to the Kawitu Village in El Eden, Mismaloya, about an hour from the resort.

When guests arrive at the village, a shaman performs an ancient energy cleansing ritual with herbs and copal. Once inside the village, guests can browse Huichol art and artisanal jewelry, enjoy authentic Mexican foods like handmade tortillas, molcajete sauce, regional desserts and more, or even participate in an ax throwing, a traditional petition to the gods. En route to Mismaloya, the tour stops at popular sights in Puerto Vallarta, including El Malecon boardwalk and a Tequila Gallery. This new Huichol Micro-adventure is included complimentary for all guests at Casa Velas. The tour schedule will take place every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Casa Velas also embraces the local Huichol traditions in other ways for guests. It offers Huichol weddings, that include a purification of the couple by shaman, and a new artisanal sunhat amenity. For guests staying in its Wellness, two-bedroom Ambassador and Presidential Suites, the 100% handmade hats feature traditional beading in a variety of different colors.

All-inclusive resort rates start at $268 per person per night based on double occupancy. At Casa Velas, luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, premium liquor and wine, 24-hour suite service, use of the fitness center facilities, WIFI, taxes, and gratuities are included in the nightly rate. For more information please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://www.hotelcasavelas.com.

About Casa Velas:
Casa Velas is a luxury all-inclusive boutique hotel and ocean club for adults only in Puerto Vallarta, reminiscent of a Spanish hacienda. The hotel features a private ocean club and is just minutes from the beach. Located just five minutes from Puerto Vallarta Airport and only 15 from the popular downtown area, art galleries and "El Malecon" (the boardwalk), the hotel features 80 spacious suites, some with private pools and Jacuzzis. Nestled on the greens of Marina Vallarta's 18-hole golf course, this Puerto Vallarta golf resort offers guests complimentary golf at three nearby signature-designed 18-hole courses. Its serene, exclusive setting provides an ideal backdrop for a Puerto Vallarta wedding ranging in size from 2 to 300. Lotus Spa at Casa Velas encompasses treatment rooms for singles and couples, a hydrotherapy area, garden-view fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and a beauty salon. A novel service is a handbag bar where guests can enjoy use of a "loaner" designer handbag at no extra charge. Emiliano, the AAA Four Diamond rated a la carte fine dining restaurant, is in the hands of one of the area's leading chefs serving Mexican and international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy dining privileges at the sister resort, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, with three gourmet specialty options. Forbes Travel Guide has awarded Casa Velas Four Stars, the only boutique hotel on the Mexican Pacific coast to receive. A member of SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World), it has been in the top five in TripAdvisor for Puerto Vallarta since 2010. Casa Velas 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 more information please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit https://www.hotelcasavelas.com.

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