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Healthy Vacations in Puerto Vallarta

By Betsua Salazar

Translated by Nyima Bieber

Vacations are about having fun, about spending a few pleasant days pampering yourself; and there’s nothing better than take a healthy vacations in Puerto Vallarta. Casa Velas loves to indulge it’s guests; the hotel has an organic garden with a variety of plants including basil, cilantro, mint, hibiscus and limes, just to mention a few.

These ingredients are put to use by hotel’s chefs, Spa therapists and bartenders. Whenever they need one they simply go and harvest it before adding it to one of their dishes or beverages, or preparing it for use in a Spa treatment .
If you love margaritas, or even if you don’t and you just crave one in the heat, here is a recipe that Casa Velas prepares for its guests in Puerto Vallarta. You’ll love it!

Cilantro Margarita



 · 1.5 oz Tequila

 · 1 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau

 · 3 oz Lime or Lemon Zest

 · Salt

 · Small Bunch of Cilantro from Garden


Place three to four ice cubes in a cocktail shaker along with two parts tequila,

one part Triple Sec, one part lime zest and the cilantro.

Shake until frosty. Place the cilantro in a cocktail glass rimmed with

lime and salt until half full. Top with the margarita mixture and decorate with

a slice of lime and a short straw.

*Rim the glass with salt, pour salt on a flat plate,

cover the edge of the glass with lime and place it in the salt.

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