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New Voluntourism Experience at Casa Velas Vallarta

November 05, 2019

Guests who enjoy giving back to the communities they visit will appreciate a new offering from Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, which combines a love of cooking with an opportunity to help care for the elderly.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, introduces a new philanthropic experience that gives travelers the opportunity to give back to the local community.

Guests at the resort can partake in an educational group cooking class of traditional Mexican dishes with locally-sourced ingredients and then take the meal to Asilo San Juan Diego, a non-profit assisted living residence in Puerto Vallarta.

Founded in 2011, Asilo San Juan Diego's mission is to improve the quality of life of senior citizens, offering solutions that allow them to continue in their process of personal and emotional development while generating a community culture based on respect, care and support through programs that encourage potential, allowing them to live self-sufficiently.

Set to take place on the 15th of every month, this new voluntourism experience offers Casa Velas guests the opportunity to take a tour of the facility and share in the meal they've prepared with its senior residents. Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from the resort.

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 nightly rates, which start at $268 per person per night based on double occupancy.