Many people think of tropical islands when they hear the word paradise, but Puerto Vallarta, Mexico might make you think again. CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, with its pristine ocean views, combines rich culture, great food and ultimate relaxation. It’s a combination that can rival any tropical seaside resort.
Here are five reasons to make CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa your next visit to paradise:
You’ll remember the accommodations for years to come. Oceanfront rooms are plentiful around the globe, but not all of them offer private terraces or bathrooms decked in marble for a room that feels like your very own little palace. And if you happen to stay between November and April, you might just wake to the sight of humpback whales within viewing distance from your balcony!
It’s what your taste buds have been missing. Mexico is well-known for its culinary flair, and you can sample some of the best food the country has to offer without ever leaving the resort. With five on-site eateries to choose from, you can fuel your cravings for steaks, seafood, traditional Mexican fare, ceviche, hibachi, sushi, and other delectables.
Pull up a seat at Las Casitas restaurant and indulge in the red snapper or lobster tacos, two tried-and-true favorites among travelers and locals alike. You’ll also get to experience firsthand how to make your own guacamole while you sip on margaritas and watch the sunset on Banderas Bay.
You’ve never had a spa treatment like this back home. The largest spa in Puerto Vallarta, the CasaMagna Marriott features unique, original spa treatments that you’ve never seen stateside. Begin (or end) your visit to the Ohtli Spa with a dip in the Roman tub or a trip to the steam room or sauna. From there, you can enjoy a signature treatment like the Jantzu Rebirth Therapy, Thai Massage, or the Fire Opal Balancing Stone Therapy.
Before you leave, try the famous “agua de amor” or Love Water. This drink stems from “The Messages of Water” theories of Japanese researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto, and is specially prepared in a unique dispenser.
The local experience makes the entire trip worthwhile. Whether you’re traveling in a large group, as a lone wolf or as a couple, the CasaMagna Marriott makes you feel right at home. Their Secretos de la Familia program guides you to some of the best activities and offerings in the area.
For starters, you can learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about tequila from their in-house Tequilier. As one of the only resorts in the world to feature a proprietary brand of tequila, you can learn how to taste, sip, and savor like a pro. This event takes place in the resort’s private herb garden, complete with wooden table and twinkling lights that make the experience every bit as romantic as exciting.
If tequila tastings aren’t for you, the resort offers other activities that beg your participation, such as the sea turtle rescue program, the “Dine Around Mexico” food tasting experience, and an all-day cruise on an honest-to-goodness Spanish pirate ship.
The Vallarta Adventures Tour meets in the resort lobby before leading you on a catamaran journey to the hidden cove of Las Caletas. Here you can disembark to snorkel, kayak, swim, and soak up the sun before heading back to basecamp.
You’ll arrive as a guest and leave as family. Everyone you meet at the resort makes you feel like their sole purpose is ensuring your stay is nothing but exceptional. Whether it’s providing directions or translations, or simply recommending a family-friendly activity, you’ll leave with new memories and new friends that won’t soon be forgotten.