Casa Velas, a boutique hotel and ocean club in Puerto Vallarta, has launched a new "micro-adventure" to a local Huichol village. Now, guests can take part in a cultural tour led by a bilingual guide to the Kawitu Village in El Eden, Mismaloya.
En route to Mismaloya, the tour stops at sights in Puerto Vallarta, including El Malecon boardwalk and a Tequilaan gallery. Prior to the tour, an ancient energy cleansing ritual with herbs and copal will take place. Once inside the village, guests can browse Huichol art and artisanal jewelry, enjoy Mexican foods like handmade tortillas, molcajete sauce, regional desserts and more. In addition, guest can participate in an ax-throwing, a traditional petition to the gods. The tour schedule will take place every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and is included complimentary for all guests at resort.
In effort to embrace the local Huicho traditions, Casa Velas also offers Huichol weddings, which include a purification of the couple by shaman, and a new artisanal sunhat amenity for guests staying in its Wellness, two-bedroom Ambassador and Presidential Suites. Bonus: The sunhats are 100 percent handmade and feature traditional beading in a variety of different colors.
Casa Velas includes a private ocean club, spacious suites (some with private pools and Jacuzzis), and the Lotus Spa where it offers treatment rooms for singles and couples, a hydrotherapy area, garden-view fitness center equipped with exercise equipment, and a beauty salon.