Children can Step Back in Time and
Discover the Ancient Huichol Tradition of Weaving Dreamcatchers
Riviera Maya, Mexico (December 20, 2016) – As part of Grand Velas Riviera Maya's continuous commitment to ensure its guests are acquainted with the ancient history and customs of the Yucatán Peninsula, the Kids Club is launching a new, exciting program that enables children to master the 2,000-year-old tradition of weaving their own dreamcatcher. Known as the ‘Huichol Eye' which means ‘The Eye of God', this ancient craft process has been present for centuries amongst the native populations of the Coras and Huicholes in the Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit.
Inspired by this historical influence, little ones can re-enact this famous tradition of weaving colorful patterns around five circles representing the Eyes of God. Dreamcatchers are designed to bring good luck encourage positive dreams, warding off negativity energy and nightmares.
Each color has a different meaning and children in the Kids Club can have fun choosing their own color palette so that they can bring home a homemade and personalized souvenir. Organized twice a week within the state-of-the-art Grand Velas Riviera Maya Kids Club, children will be able to learn a fun new creative activity as well as the history of the native Yucatán Peninsula populations.
An innovative dedicated area where children can play and create memories through fun activities in a supervised environment, the kids' club at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Kids learn how to make piñatas, kites, masks, and jewelry and can find enjoy a dedicated video area with a theatre, X-Box and Wii gaming systems. Movies, storytelling, arts and crafts, board games and bingo are also on tap. Daily activities are flexible, ensuring there is something to suit all tastes. The Kid´s Club is open every weekday from 9am to 11pm, as part of the all-inclusive resort package.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only oceanfront, family friendly ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, L'Occitane amenities, artisanal tequila, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids Clubs and Teen's Club; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide. This year, the resort entered TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years in addition to the Signature Spa being awarded "Best Luxury Resort Spa-The Americas" at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014. Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and President of Velas Resorts, with his brother Juan Vela, Vice President of Velas Resorts.