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Velas Resorts are offering girlfriend getaways that are perfect for a bachelorette party!

Grab the Girls for some shopping, spa pampering, dancing and suite accommodations with the all-inclusive Girls Getaways in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya, Mexico.  The Velas Resorts’ Girls Getaways offer a shopping tour to Playa del Carmen’s own 5th Avenue filled with fashion boutiques or to historic downtown Puerto Vallarta with Indigenous art galleries and jewelry shops.  After a day of shopping, beach-side yoga classes and spa treatments await at the resorts’ world class spas. The fun continues with mixology and salsa or merengue dance classes to prepare for VIP girls’ night out on the town. All-inclusive rates start at $245 USD per person per night at Velas Vallarta Resort Hotel; $315 USD at the adults-only Casa Velas Hotel Boutique; and $391 USD per person per night at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.  Three or four girlfriends traveling together can stay in the two-story Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Ambassador Penthouse with rates starting at $390 USD per person per night. A minimum of three-night stay is required and package offerings vary by resort.

The Velas Resorts’ all-inclusive rates include suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a choice of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24 hr in-suite service, minibar, fitness center, taxes and gratuities and more.  This offer is valid now through December 21st. For more information and reservations, please call 866-456-5571 or email

Velas Resorts has earned numerous prestigious international awards for its services and facilities, among them Conde Nast’s “Most Excellent Spa Hotel,” AAA’s Five Diamond Award, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award, and more.

Though many destination wedding packages include flowers during the ceremony, some brides choose to carry non-floral bouquets. They make wonderful keepsakes that can be handed down to loved ones. Some lovely options for this increasing trend are:

1. Brooch Bouquets

These fun, glamorous bouquets are perfect for a vintage-loving bride.

by Fantasy Floral Designs

by Studio Del Fiore

2. Clay Flower Bouquets

These bouquets can be expensive, but these realistic looking blooms will never wilt and can be handed down for generations.

by DK Designs

3. Butterfly Bouquets

This whimsical bouquet adds a playful burst of color and is more affordable. You can also make your own!

by idotakeu

People often ask when is the best time to have their wedding in Mexico. Though Mexico has some of the most gorgeous weather almost year around, it’s smart to plan your special day after rainy season, especially if you want an outdoor ceremony. There are also several festivals and holidays you might be interested to take in during your stay, such as Annual Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Festival in November or Dia del los Muertos.

Puerto Vallarta

One of the reasons for going to Vallarta is the weather, with its average of 330 days of sunshine a year. Puerto Vallarta average temperatures at night usually stay pretty warm: around 70-75 F.

The Puerto Vallarta rainy season lasts from June to October, with most of the rain falling in August and September. Though after a hot and sunny day the heavy rains can be really refreshing.

During the summer temperatures in Vallarta can go up into the 90’s, and because of the humidity it feels even hotter.
In fall, winter and spring it’s not as humid, and temperatures most of the time stay in the 80’s, the perfect weather for visiting Puerto Vallarta. Even in this period night temperatures won’t go below the 60’s. Ocean water temperatures in Puerto Vallarta go high into the 80’s in August and September, slowly cooling down into the low 70’s in May.

Puerto Vallarta Temperatures

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Highs 80 80 81 83 85 88 89 90 90 89 85 81
Lows 62 62 63 65 70 75 75 75 75 73 68 64

Cancun / Riviera Maya

Average daytime winter temperatures in Cancun are in the mid 80’s F (29 C) with evenings in the upper 60’s F (19-20 C), so it can be a bit chilly at night.
In summer season Cancun weather gets a little hotter, as well as in Playa del Carmen, with daytime temperatures around 90 F (32 C) and evening temperatures in the mid 70’s F (24 C).

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Highs 81 82 84 85 88 89 90 90 89 87 84 82
Lows 67 68 71 73 77 78 78 77 76 74 72 69


Mazatlan weather, as most Mexico vacation spots, is very comfortable. Temperatures in Mazatlan during the day are regularly around 84 F, and the rainy season just takes a minor portion of the year. The rainy season in Mazatlan is from May to September, the rainiest period being July to September. The rain mainly comes in the late afternoon or early morning.

The climate in Mazatlan in summer months is much more humid and a little hotter. It is mainly the humidity that will make you sweat. It’s almost 80 F at night and above 90 F during the day.

The ocean water temperatures range from 65 degrees (F) in wintertime to 75 degrees in summertime.

Mazatlan Temperatures

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Highs 80 82 84 85 88 89 91 91 92 88 84 82
Lows 67 68 71 73 76 77 78 77 77 75 71 69

Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas weather boasts nearly 360 warm, sunny days throughout the year.

The average annual rainfall in Cabo San Lucas is 10 inches, almost all of the rain falls from June to September during the rainy season.
The hottest months are July an August, the coldest months are January and February.
The average air temperatures in winter go from 50 to 80º F., in summer they go from 70 to 100º F.

The average ocean water temperature in this part of Mexico is 72º F., but from June till October water temperatures can go up to 85 degrees.
The stormy season runs from July to October.
At the Pacific Ocean side of Los Cabos temperatures are generally 10º F. cooler than at the Sea of Cortés.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Highs 74 77 81 86 89 94 96 95 94 90 83 77
Lows 54 55 56 58 61 66 73 75 75 68 63 58

A cute beach tote bag filled with useful beach goodies is a perfect bridesmaid gift for a Mexico destination wedding. There are a few companies that sell beach tote bags with embroidered initials. You can also personalize each lady’s bag with the items you choose. Slip an In Touch & Us Weekly for your celebrity gossip-loving friend or a book from NPR’s Summer Books list for your literary loving friend.

This classic black & white monogrammed tote is sure to get a lot of use at home too. The monogram comes in a variety of thread colors. A pink monogram would look pretty.

available at  Grooms Shop

Check out this darling striped sailor tote! Not monogrammed, but still so cute!

made by BayanHippo

Now comes the fun part. Filling them with up with goodies! A few ideas:

  • sunscreen
  • a pretty wooden fan to cool off with
  • sarong
  • bronzer
  • lipblam with spf
  • a glamorous large brimmed beach hat
  • magazines & fun beach reads