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Are you looking for an ideal tropical paradise for an upcoming vacation?
One with a 10-acre pristine ,sandy beach, superb food, a fabulous spa and fitness center, a nearby 18-hole championship golf course, yoga and tennis, a choice of three swimming pools with pool activities and tranquil waterfalls, and gorgeous lush vegetation?
How about a gaggle of friendly peacocks who will welcome you every morning to breakfast or a few resident iguanas to visit with you around the pool as well as an abundance of friendly locals to offer you top-notch hospitality?
And would you enjoy sunset cocktails on the beach with a gorgeous view of the Sierra Madre mountain range in the distance?
If so, bienvenido! ... Welcome to Puerto Vallarta's Velas Vallarta Resort, an all-inclusive resort owned by the award-winning Velas Group.
My family and I had the pleasure of staying in this all-suite hotel with its magical Mexican ambiance back in 1997. When we were recently invited to return to Velas Vallarta, we were delighted, but wondered if the past 18 years would have taken a toll on this resort.
Not at all! She has aged with dignity, and with the requisite makeovers to keep her looking young, fresh, and still as enchanting and breathtaking to behold as she was when we first laid eyes on her. Plus she is updated with more to offer the savvy traveler in terms of comfort, cuisine and activities.
While close to Puerto Vallarta's famed nightlife, art galleries and gourmet restaurants - which have sprung up over the years thanks to the fame brought to this once sleepy town by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor during the 1963 filming of John Houston's Night of the Iguana - Velas Vallarta offers a wide assortment of gourmet Mexican and Italian food along with fresh local seafood.
What do you do after dinner if you don't feel like sampling some of PV's nightlife? Enjoy traditional Mexican entertainment in one of the resort's airy reception halls or simply take a romantic stroll on the beach and listen to the sound of the waves. You can lose your heart to this place and like us ... look forward to returning again and again.
More information: VelasVallarta.com.
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