Lonely Planet Writer

An avocado-themed celebration is happening in Mexico

If you’re a fan of guacamole or its main ingredient, the avocado, a hotel in Mexico is celebrating the popular green fruit in myriad ways until the end of March.

There’s an avocado-themed celebration running in a hotel in Mexico. Image: Dimitri Otis

Guacamania is taking place at Casa Velas, an adults-only hotel in Puerto Vallarta, a Mexican beach resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean’s Bahía de Banderas. Its offerings include a special avocado-focused menu, avocado-themed spa treatments and a dedicated guacamologist on hand – who knew that was even a thing?

The Guacamania celebration is running in a hotel in Mexico. Image: Casa Velas

You can enjoy avocado burritos, chocolate mousse made with avocado, waffles with avocado and walnut jam, avocado ceviche with mushrooms and jicama and avocado tiramisu at Emiliano, the resort’s gourmet Mexican restaurant. The guacamologist is on hand to prepare fresh guacamole for guests at the pool area and private ocean club, and they can also participate in a cooking class to learn how to prepare different types of guacamole.

The Guacamania celebration is running in the Casa Velas hotel in Mexico. Image: Casa Velas

Various treatments are offered at the spa using avocado as the main ingredient, such as an exfoliation with avocado skin, a body wrap with natural yogurt and a moisturising hair treatment. To keep guests at the all-inclusive resort cool, avocado shaved ice is offered in the pool area. To top off the experience, the bar has a menu of avocado drinks, such as cold avocado cream and an avocado and piña colada martini.

The Guacamania celebration is running in a hotel in Mexico. Image: Casa Velas

The resort will also be offering the Guacamania experience in September, in honour of Mexico’s Independence Day. For more information please call 1-888-407-4869.