Casa Velas | Holy Guacamole, time for Guacamania!
Do you love guacamole? Casa Velas in Mexico, an adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, has been organizing Guacamania, a tribute to the green fruit, twice throughout the year 2018. Guacamania at the hotel means special avocado-focused menus, avocado-themed spa treatments, a dedicated guacamologist and many more! The Guacamania festival took place in March as well as September (in honor of Mexico’s Independence Day). Lots of millennials reading this blog might hope Guacamania returns in 2019! Inspiration for all the hotels which focus on millennials as guests, why doesn’t your restaurant have a guacamologist?
Guacamania at Casa Velas
So what did guests experience at the Guacamania festival during their stay at Casa Velas? At Emiliano, the resort’s gourmet Mexican restaurant, they could enjoy a special menu highlighting avocados. Highlights included avocado burritos, chocolate mousse made with avocado, waffles with avocado and walnut jam, avocado ceviche with mushrooms and jicama, avocado tiramisu, and more. Additionally, a guacamologist prepared fresh guacamole for guests at the pool area and private Ocean Club. Guests could also participate in a cooking class to learn how to prepare different types of guacamole. To keep guests cool in Puerto Vallarta’s temperate 85’F weather, avocado shaved ice was offered in the pool area. At the spa, they offered different treatments using avocado as the main ingredient, such as an exfoliation with avocado skin, avocado body wrap with natural yogurt and an avocado moisturizing hair treatment. To cap off the experience, the bar had a menu of avocado drinks, such as cold avocado cream and an avocado piña colada martini. Interested? Make sure to follow the hotel on social media for updates!
About Casa Velas | And a ‘small gesture’ lots of woman would love!
Casa Velas is a luxury all-inclusive boutique hotel and ocean club for adults only, 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, the hotel offers guests complimentary golf at three nearby signature-designed 18-hole courses. 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 two 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 VelasResorts, by his side.
Website: Casa Velas