Velas Vallarta has welcomed a new addition to its wildlife program: Kevin, the 5-year-old Harris Hawk. After receiving three weeks of training from his coach, Agustin, Kevin hangs out at the resort’s pool or beach where guests can watch his regular swoops and soars.
In addition to Kevin, Velas Vallarta is home to other orphaned wildlife like baby and adult peacocks, iguanas, koi fish and turtles among others.
The resort’s beach is also an active laying ground for sea turtle nests from June to December, taken care of by biologists and field technicians from Red Tortuguera A.C.. Guests staying on property can learn more about sea turtle conservation in addition to taking a complimentary tour through the resort to explore its relationship with local ecology.
All interaction with wildlife at the resort is in accordance to strict governmental guidelines.
Nightly rates at Velas Vallarta start as $161 per person per night, based on double occupancy. All-inclusive rates include suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. For reservations or more information, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit Velas Vallarta.
Velas Vallarta is an all-inclusive family resort located on 10 acres of oceanfront with lush gardens in Puerto Vallarta, walking distance of Marina Vallarta Golf Course and just minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta features 345 suites in three eight-story buildings, a high-tech Convention Center that can accommodate up to 700 people, three swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa along with spa cabins seaside, fitness center, multiple restaurants, and an inviting lounge with live music. Nightly theme dinners and local specialties are sure to please even the most discerning palate, and room service is available around the clock. When it comes to daytime and evening entertainment, guests can choose from an exciting and original array of activities and events, from making piñatas and jewellery, yoga on the jetty to Mexican fiestas and casino nights. The recently renovated Kids' Club also welcomes children under 13 with supervised activities like treasure hunt, face painting, sand castles to crafting with beads, allowing parents to indulge in a choice of exciting or relaxing pursuits like a game of golf, a variety of excursions or pampering at the spa. In addition, the resort was one of the first in the destination with a Green Globe certification, dating back to 2008. Puerto Vallarta features championship golf courses, world-class spas and magnificent beaches, not to mention various sports and activities up in the Sierra Madre Mountains. The possibilities for rest and relaxation, or fun and excitement, are endless. Velas Vallarta was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.
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