Velas Vallarta, Puerta Vallarta- Full Review + Day 3

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This was our last FULL Day at the Velas Vallarta luxury all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Thanks to Velas Vallarta for hosting our stay so we can feature this beautiful resort!

Like all great vacations to Mexico, our morning started at the beach and continued with an equally wonderful breakfast!

I loved how accommodating everyone at Velas Vallarta was. When I sat down and ordered breakfast potatoes, beans, chips and guacamole with cranberry juice on ice, I half expected to see a blank stare back at me… because it is an odd breakfast order. But, instead I heard, “absolutely, what else can I get you”? Every guest here is made to feel special and that is why so many people come back year after year!

After breakfast, Emmy headed to the kid’s club. 

Pete and I had a breezy morning working right here overlooking the ocean!

Then it was time for lunch. Whoa!

Em said this was the best ravioli alfredo she has ever had!

When traveling with kids it is so nice to know that the little ones are happy with the food options and the teens and adults are equally happy. Kid-friendly + delectable cuisine for adults = the perfect combination!

Emmy CLEARLY was having a GREAT time!

I had to drop this picture in here too. Look at these desserts! 

As you can see in our video, the grounds here at Velas Vallarta are pristine.

They are lush with tropical plants and trees and sprinkled with wildlife like koi fish! Kids can even feed them!

Back in our suite, we really enjoyed the decor and the layout.

The rooms were oversized and you can’t possibly beat the views!

The patio balcony was the place to be, especially as the sun started to set.

Grab a drink and some snacks (or call room service) and have the best time relaxing and enjoying the final glimpses of the sun. Each night we were in Puerta Vallarta, the sunset put on a grand show with flashes of orange, yellow, and red.

Each night was my favorite!

What is your favorite thing to do on vacation?

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • Velas Vallarta is already on my list thanks to this. It took about two seconds for me to decide we’re staying here the next time we head to Puera Vallarta.

  • That hotel and city really looks amazing. I have never been to that coast and it looks like a bucket list adventure i would love. I need my daily workout so I hope they have that too because I will feel guilty eating that great food without it.

  • Fun in the sun, great food, and beautiful scenery! Yep! Looks like you had an amazing time! Time spent seeing the kids enjoy themselves is what makes our vacations special!

  • Our favorite thing to do on vacation? Relaxing on the beach! Looks like you all had a great time. Your sunset picture is so beautiful!

  • These pictures are gorgeous! I mean, how hard is it to take a good picture when you are in paradise anyway! I wish I could go to there on vacation right now!

  • Now this is my idea of a fabulous family vacation! We adore Mexico and leave for Puerta Vallarta in just under two weeks. I am extra excited now!

  • It looks like you all had a great time in Puerto Vallarta. I love the beautiful photo of the sunset.

  • I need to go here for a vacation right now! Love the place and how it makes you feel relaxed and at ease, from the rooms to the staff. The view is stunning as well!

  • Wow! Those views, that room, the kids’ corner! Definitely a recipe for an amazing family vacation. Now that we have two kids, it is crucial that we have something to keep the kiddos occupied so we can decompress a little. I would love to take the family here!

  • Thank you for sharing your photos with us. That was one amazing vacation you had with the family! If we ever get a chance to travel to Mexico, I will have to make sure we stay at that resort. Velas Vallarta is fantastic!

  • Wow, I would love to visit there! You all always travel to the BEST places on earth!

  • This place is definitely worth visiting especially if you’re in dire need of some R&R! I would love to experience the excellent customer service as well.

  • PV has been on my travel radar for a while. I love you recap on this and my favorite thing to do on vacay is to try different food and explore different cultural excursions.

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