A ceremony to celebrate love is possible at Check PricesGrand Velas Riviera Nayarit for couples that do not want a traditional wedding.
Traditional Huichol Ritual at Check PricesGrand Velas Riviera Nayarit
- The Huichol ritual, inspired by the Native Mexicans who live in the nearby Sierra Madre Mountains, features all-white attire, musicians playing traditional songs and a Marakame (Huichol shaman priest) to lead the rite
- The couple will walk around a fire burning with copal incense, flowers and feathers to purify their souls and then join hands as one to pray for good fortune
- The ceremony concludes with the exchange of vows
If you’re looking to celebrate your commitment by giving back to the community, the resort has partnerships with several local Mexican organizations.
- Voluntourism opportunities include:
- CANICA, that provides assistance to children with cancer
- Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF), a social assistance program that focuses on strengthening and developing the welfare of the Mexican families
- Centro de Atención Integral para el Adulto Mayor, which offers care for the elderly
- Casa Hogar, which provides sustenance and shelter to orphans
- UNETE, whose mission is to improve the quality and equity of education in Mexico
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Here are more ideas to celebrate your love at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
- Your gal pals may enjoy a girls’ hangout on the beach with a chef’s dinner and mixologist on hand for personalized drinks. Approx. $105 per person (5 person minimum)
- Perhaps yoga is desired as there’s also an option to enjoy a 45-60 minute sunrise or sunset gratitude yoga class on the beach. Private class $200 (1-10 people)
- A day at SE Spa is always a welcome respite
- The guys may enjoy a cigar rolling class for their hangout time. This package also includes an open bar, snacks and is about $80 per person (5 person minimum)
If you’re looking to keep it private with just the two of you.
A pre-ceremony fire circle – 45 to 90 minute ritual – on the beach is another unique offering at Check PricesGrand Velas Riviera Nayarit. This ritual is said to purify the soul and allow positive thoughts to enter your life. Approx. $505 per session.
Even though this is about a non-wedding event, more celebration ideas can be found at Velas Weddings and you can customize at other Velas Resorts.