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Looking for an off-the-beaten-path hotel in Mexico? Enter Riviera Nayarit. Here are some top picks in the destination to keep in mind:
Hotel Cielo Rojo: Right in the heart of San Pancho, this hotel provides accommodations in simple yet comfortable rooms. Occasional tequila tasting, Spanish lessons, and acupressure, reflexology and Swedish massage treatments in the privacy of your guestroom are a few of the highlights of Hotel Cielo Rojo.
Haramara Retreat: Each of Haramara’s 16 private palapa cabanas embrace the setting with its rustic luxury design, complete with open-air shower and hammock. Haramara offers a therapeutic wellness center as well as two magnificent 360-degree view yoga pavilions; not to mention a saltwater pool, private beach and boutique.
Imanta Resort Punta de Mita: This 15-room oceanfront hotel, a member of Relais & Chateaux and Virtuoso, is nestled amidst 250 acres of lush jungle and pristine coastline. The spa offers treatments including a prehispanic hot stone massage, a Thai massage and Reflexology. Guests can enjoy guided hikes and horseback rides on the resort’s private 120-acre natural reserve.
Hotel Cinco: This boutique hotel has two- and three-bedroom suites ranging from 1,463 to 2,394 square feet. Guests can enjoy spacious balconies that offer a direct view to the ocean, kitchens with modern appliances, and a double vanity in the en-suite bathroom.
Hotel Villa Bella: A bed and breakfast located in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle offers accommodations in five villa suites. This pet-friendly hotel offers panoramic views of both the bay and mountains, while the outdoor dining space serves local favorites such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.
Mar de Jade: Located in Chacala, Mar de Jade provides bright and airy rooms, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony. The property-owned 19-acre organic farm, El Rancho, grows an abundance of vegetables, fruits and legumes for the hotel’s kitchen. Mar de Jade's three Retreat Halls are perfect for yoga, meditation, dance or Pilates.
For more information, visit www.rivieranayarit.com