Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit to Host Chocolate Festival

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will be holding a chocolate festival this September.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort will host its first Chocolate Festival September 11 - 14. The all-inclusive property will be offering a chocolate bar, tastings, interactive workshops, signature menus, spa treatments, and more.

Guest chocolatier José Ramón Castillo will be showcasing his top chocolate dessert recipes paired with Mexican red and white wines, tequilas, and mezcals. Chef Castillo is the founder of Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva and the AULA QUE BO! chocolate education center. 

Guests can also relax in chocolate at the SE Spa with themed offerings like the Xocolat Ritual. The three-step ritual uses 100% pure bitter chocolate for exfoliation, facial, body mask, and massage. After the chocolate-infused 80-minute treatment, each guest is given a chocolate drink and amenity specially created by the resort’s executive chef, Claudio Hotter.

Other activities include hot and cold cocoa drink tastings featuring Mexican favorites like the “Hernán Cortes” drink, a mix of cocoa and chili described by the Spanish Conqueror in his expedition journals. A unique chocolate creation will be given during turndown service during every evening of The Chocolate Festival.

The festival is part of the resort’s all-inclusive nightly rate. Resort rates start at $319 per person per night, based on double occupancy. The Grand Velas resort’s all-inclusive rates include accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more.

Riviera Nayarit is located just 15 minutes from to Marina Vallarta, 25 minutes from historic downtown Puerto Vallarta and El Malecón, and 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

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