Mexico's Local Spirit Cleanse
A brisk, 45-minute drive north of Puerto Vallarta brings you to the lush, exclusive enclave of Punta Mita, a beachfront village that is home to residential communities, private villas and luxury resorts. The gem of Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita is an easy getaway from the west coast and with average winter temperature of 75 degrees, you might want to consider packing your bags for the holidays.
The Four Seasons Punta Mita is fit for a king and even if you aren’t one, you’re still given the same royal treatment. With fresh mango margaritas in your hand the moment you step out of the car, a stunning ocean view to welcome you in the lobby and white sand beaches in every direction, move this resort to the top of your bucket list and go while the dollar is strong.
For the ultimate wellness escape, book yourself into an oceanfront casita and take advantage of the empty morning beaches. Go for a stroll on Manzanillas Beach while room service delivers breakfast to your terrace in preparation of your return. Drink your coffee with the natural soundtrack of crashing waves and chirping birds, with the occasional iguana peeking down at you from the treetops.
Rotate your breakfast routine with the Ketsi restaurant, where you can indulge in the daily buffet of Mexican classics like machaca and chorizo and eggs, with an elevated view of the turquoise sea from an open air thatched palapa.
Yoga is offered daily at the fitness center, but if you prefer a bit of cultural pampering, book one of their signature life balancing rituals that utilize tequila and other local ingredients. The exclusive “Nakierie” treatment is designed to balance one’s thoughts and feelings to create an aura of self-love and acceptance. Derived from the word “love” in the Huichol language, “Nakierie” evokes a peacefulness and mindfulness that brings guests to pure relaxation.
Spa Therapists will use "Copal," a special native incense, to set the mood. This unique experience then incorporates the guest’s choice of either the healing and hydrating Hakali massage (which includes the application of a warm meringue made of cactus and pulque), or the Punta Mita Treatment (an all-over massage that uses tequila, indigenous sage oil and traditional Mexican healing techniques).