Passover Program in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Hafikoman 2023 Pesach Program
The most successful Pesach program in Mexico
20 consecutive years guarantee our program is the best.
The rates include:
• 3 daily meals (kytniot free)
• Snack bar
• Tea room
• Kids club
• Synagogue services (Sephardic and Azkenazi)
• Entertainment in the Hotel
At Hafikoman, we bring you an unforgettable experience that beautifully combines the physical with the spiritual. Throughout our 20 years leading the Passover Program in Puerto Vallarta, we quickly built a reputation for excellence. At Hafikoman, you truly feel like you are in a warm, friendly environment while enjoying the luxurious amenities of the program.
Make the most of a once in a lifetime vacation at Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. You’ll be pampered with a beachfront location, along with multiple swimming pools and on-site restaurants. Allow our very own Tequila Casamagna to add a little extra spark to your lounging experiences. Our hotel is near downtown Puerto Vallarta, as well as Malecon Puerto Vallarta and Galeria Vallarta mall. You and your loved ones will have plenty to do while at the resort and away from it. All rooms and suites come with a balcony or terrace so you’ll never be far from an incredible view.
Fun-Filled activities and unique local adventures await all kids.
With scrumptious meals offered nightly at our children’s dinner and convenient camp times that work around our entertainment and activity schedules, your entire family will enjoy an unforgettable Passover vacation experience with Hafikoman.
Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay, the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa proudly holds a spot as one of the World’s 100 Best Hotels according to Conde Nast Traveler. This 4 Diamond luxury Puerto Vallarta resort features newly decorated guestrooms with luxurious bedding, contemporary bathrooms, new decor with Mexican-inspired colors and patterns, four world-class restaurants, and exquisite updates to the banquet facilities and business meeting rooms.
The Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spat in Puerto Vallarta features Ohtli Spa, the most spacious and luxurious full service resort spa in Puerto Vallarta. The kid’s club offers activities for kids ages 4-12. Golfers will enjoy easy access to the finest Puerto Vallarta golf courses. The resort’s sandy beach offers lounge chairs, umbrellas, sunshine and the perfect setting for a memorable vacation. From family-friendly fun to romantic getaways, the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa creates the ideal Puerto Vallarta vacation.
For the past eight years, the Hafikoman Passover Program has taken place at the Hotel Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. The beachfront resort has been named one of the top 10 Pacific Riviera hotels. Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is nestled between the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains and Mexico’s picturesque Bay of Banderas.
The resort offers a variety of facilities, including 22,000-square-foot complete service Ohtli Spa (Puerto Vallarta’s largest resort spa); two lighted tennis courts; an infinity oceanfront pool, indoor pool, kid’s pool, and various water sports and beach activities. All rooms and suites come with a balcony or terrace so you’ll never be far from an incredible view.
Organización Hafikoman, was born as a need to have a Kosher le Pesach program initially for the Jewish community of Mexico, in a short time and by the need for both American and Canadian travelers, it became an international project.
We are pleased to present the vacation program HAFIKOMAN PASSOVER 2022 “THE TRADITION CONTINUES” in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Where we will be happy to share with you and your family an unforgettable experience.
We hope to meet shortly in Puerto Vallarta and provide you with CHAG SAMEACH!!!!
Entertainment presented by Hafikoman*
Themed nights will be available during Chol Hamoed.
Come share your talent with the rest of us.
Try your luck at the casino.
Enjoy the sounds of a live band.
Have a laugh at our comedy show.
The food program is the result of the union of the strictest supervision of the Kashrut guidelines and the best Mexican and International dishes executed hand to hand by the most experienced kosher cooks and Mashguijim authorized by the Azkenazi Community of México.
The type of cuisine is varied and international, YIDDISH, SEPHARDIC, ISRAELI, MEXICAN, etc. in the understanding that the program is without KITNIOT (seeds such as rice, beans etc.)
The nights of Shabbat and Yom Tov food will be served by waiters; breakfast and other meals will be self service. For the days of CHAG a light breakfast will be provided; and a SEUDA abundant cup for Kiddush (12.30)
A coffee bar with cookies, chocolates, coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruit will be available from 07:00 am to 8:00pm. You will also enjoy a snack bar at the pool every that that will provide French-fries, popsicles, fruit and vegetables, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and fresh water. Given the importance of the CHAG you may request in advance, a box lunch for the days of CHOL HAMOED.
There’s also available a room adapted for services with Sefer Torah, siddurim, CHUMASHIM and Haggadot for the seder and BIRKONIM. We also have a Chazan for both seder to daily prayers. Within the program is offered various shiurim daily.
We offer private or group SEDER according to your traditions and availability.
As appropriate we have two MINIANIM an Ashkenazi and one Sephardic, we provide as well a special place for candle lighting.
We have Shabbat and Yom Tov elevators. In all cases the doors of the rooms have KEYS. The hotel has Eruv supervised by the Rabbi.
ABOUT PUERTO VALLARTA
- Positioned within Marina Vallarta Area, offering the best dining & entertainment in Puerto Vallarta
- Conveniently located just a few minutes away from World Class Marina Vallarta Golf Course
- Our Puerto Vallarta resort is located just 10 minutes from downtown’s shopping and nightlife
- Vallarta Botanical Gardens
- Vista Vallarta Championship Golf Courses Whale Watching<
PUERTO VALLARTA GUIDELINES
Hotels are operating at 75% of their capacity, with their common areas operating at 50%, including their beach services. Hotel pools, beach clubs, spas, gyms, and restaurants are already available to guests.
Each and every hotel is following strict health and sanitation protocols, established and monitored by local authorities, as well as their own corporate or business protocols.
Sanitary filters are placed, denying access to persons with a body temperature of over 37°C, and/or cough-like symptoms. Hand sanitizer for guest use is given at entrance doors, and the use of masks is mandatory in common areas and when in contact with people that do no belong to the same travel group.
OPEN AND CLEAN BEACHES
Public beaches are open, nevertheless, it is recommended to follow the preventive guidelines for a safe and healthy social coexistence. Flags have been placed at beach entrances: green (free access), and red (access denied).
It is recommended to shower before and after visiting the beach, keep a safe distance of 6 feet (5m) between groups, use hand sanitizer, use masks when entering and exiting the beach (it can be removed once there), groups no larger than 8 people (preferably from the same family). Chairs, loungers and umbrellas must be sanitized before use and it is suggested to not share objects such as floats or balls with other groups.
Additionally, it is suggested to remain there for less than four hours; wear a mask when accessing public toilets along with hand sanitizer to enter and exit. Trash bags for solid waste should be properly closed and left in the trashcans available at the beach; the indications by lifeguards and security staff should be followed and obeyed.
AIRPORT AND MARITIME TERMINAL, KEEPING UP
Health, disinfection, and prevention measures are still being strictly followed at the International Airport of Puerto Vallarta, the maritime terminal, public transport, supermarkets, and government offices.
It is worth emphasizing that The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) gave the Safe Travels Stamp to Puerto Vallarta and the State of Jalisco, in recognition to the strict biosecurity standards and protocols followed.
Tours and recreational activities are normally operating with a maximum capacity of 50%, reason why we recommend to book in advance
The beautiful and iconic Malecon boardwalk is completely open to public.
Plazas, shopping malls, and corridors are open following health protocols, as well as museums, galleries, theaters and sports facilities.
KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE
It is encouraged that all citizens and visitors practice social distancing in public areas and wear a mask, which is mandatory at supermarkets, convenience stores, churches, offices, and other enclosed premises.
The United States border with Mexico is still closed for non-essential travel, including pedestrian crossing, until January 21st , 2021.
Domestic and international airlines are continuing to resume their routes and frequency and have reported an increase in bookings (connectivity details below).
SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES & CONTACTLESS EXPERIENCE
- Signage throughout our hotels to remind guests to maintain social distancing.
- Occupancy limits and seating capacities reductions in our restaurants in compliance with local and state mandates.
- Partitions installed at front desks.
- Mobile check-in and key.
- Mobile service requests.
- Mobile dining has not been implemented. Guests download the room service menu through a QR code and order dialing 0.
- No valet service is currently available for parking.
ENHANCED CLEANING PROTOCOLS & HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE AT THE HOTEL
- Enhanced Public Space Cleaning: We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection, particularly in areas with high traffic including restrooms, elevators, and escalators as well as provided more hand sanitizing stations.
- Staff members will wear face coverings, gloves, etc. based on the activities they are performing and based on direction by the local authorities.
- Temperature screening for associates and vendors at entry points.
- Temperature screening for guests at entry points. At the motor lobby with the bellman staff.
- All coffee makers were removed from rooms. Guests can order coffee on the Room Service menu.
- Disinfectant wipes are available in the room for every arriving guest as well as upon request.
- On checked out rooms we use the ozone machine for 10 minutes to clear the ambiance, those rooms are out of use during the next 24-48 hours.
- Most of the decorative items and non single-use amenities such as magazines, ice bucket, mini bar, coffee maker, telephone, alarm clock and glassware are disinfected and covered in plastic for each guest.