Guests at Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, can choose from a menu of healthy juice options available year-round. Available at the resort's Emiliano restaurant or via 24-hr in-suite service, the juice menu includes such highlights as:
The Antioxidant, made with lime, orange, pineapple and honey
Cold Cure, made with carrot, ginger, lemon, apples
Anti-Stress, made with carrot, celery, parsley and garlic
Insomnia Aid, made with carrot, celery, spinach, apple and parsley
Also available this month – and then again later this year in November, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to select their favorite fruits and vegetables directly from the resort's onsite botanical garden for their own unique beverage. If you can't wait for November, here's a recipe for everyday sleep problems to make at home.
Insomnia Aid Juice
Ingredients: 1 cup Natural carrot juice ¼ cup Red apple 1 tsp Spinach 1 tsp Celery 1 tsp Parsley
Directions: Add the apple, spinach, celery, and parsley to a blender. Add a little of the carrot juice and liquefy for a few seconds. Add the rest of the carrot juice and serve immediately.
For guests looking for an all-encompassing wellness vacation, Casa Velas has two 1,350 sq. ft. Wellness Suites. The duplex suite features healthy minibar, 50-minute massage, an in-suite exercise kit comprised of a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands, and even a Life Fitness Activate Series Recumbent Lifecycle® Exercise Bike.
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.
About Casa Velas
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 Velas Resorts, by his side.