Perhaps it was the agua fresca, or maybe the immense high-domed lobby filled with decorative rustic brick arches and columns. Whatever it was, as soon as I strolled into Velas Vallarta and glanced around, I felt swept away into a dreamy Mexican getaway. The resort felt like a second home very quickly.
Velas Vallarta’s U-shaped layout is easy and cozy, with a lush oasis surrounding the swimming pools and iguanas and peacocks roaming freely across the property. Interacting with the staff, my partner and I felt a warm sense of belonging and the chance to leave our work stress at the door. We knew immediately this was a great spot to take a break from our crazy lives, and this proved true throughout the stay – there’s no struggle to let it all go here.