Pueble Bonito Upgrades Mexico Products

Travel Agent spoke to Enrique Ganbara, corporate director of sales and marketing for Pueblo Bonito Ocean Front Resorts and Spas, who expressed excitement about moves he hopes will keep his resort company a Mexico powerhouse.
A junior suite at the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay

Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay in Mazatlán will be easier to pitch to all clients, as its new 17,000-square-foot spa and gym sets to open in late December or early January. It will include 11 treatment rooms and a 4,000-square-foot gym with separate rooms for fitness classes.

At the spa, Ganbara recommends the "Birds and Paradise Package," which is $697 per couple. Suggest this to clients looking to spend about three hours of pampering together as they get a manicure, pedicure and full body massages using coconut butter body scrub, as well as facials.

Construction on the $3.5 million project began about two months ago and will include more amenities for couples, Ganbara says.

Poolside view of the adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa in Cabo Pacifica

The resort is also in the middle of adding a Greg Norman designed golf course with the first hole expected to be finished in about six months. The entire course is set for completion in about two years.

Kids Are Welcome

The property, which opened in January 2001, welcomes children of all ages and has its own Kids Club, which provides activities and lunch for young ones. The Kids Club is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. daily. One session costs $17; both sessions cost $25. Babysitting is $12 an hour.

Best Rooms

There are 258 suites on property, including those on Junior, Master, Presidential and Penthouse levels. All rooms have ocean views, private patios or balconies, in-rooms safes, fully furnished kitchenettes, free satellite TV, Internet access, choice of pillows, and twice-daily maid service.

For price, space and views, Ganbara recommends the Presidential Suites. There are 46 of these. They are double the size of the property's impressive junior suites and equal about 3,000 square feet. The rooms range from $1,500 to $2,500 a night, double occupancy.

The property has two large pools with swim-up bars, a children's pool, a hydro-massage pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean and meeting space for up to 200 people.

Nonstop airline service is provided by Aero California from Los Angeles, Alaska Airlines from San Francisco, America West from Phoenix, Continental Airlines from Houston, Frontier Airlines from Denver and Mexicana Airlines from Los Angeles.

Agents receive a 12 percent commission. For further information on booking, spa information and commission, agents should call Reservations Manager Aida Guzman at 619-793-4907.

Couples-only Romantic Retreat With Spa in Cabo Pacifica Adds Beach Beds for Lounging in Comfort

Whereas EmeraldBay welcomes families, the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa is specifically for clients looking to get away from the family atmosphere; here, guests need to be at least 18 years old. Located on 20 acres in Cabo Pacifica, this property is the newest Pueblo Bonito resort: It opened in April 2005.

There are a total of 154 rooms, including 14 suites. The best accommodations are the Ocean View Suites, which are 800 square feet and run from $1,500 to $2,000 a night, double occupancy.

Compounding to the property's goal of being a romantic getaway, it recently added new beach beds, which guests can use during the day with canopies right on the beach. There are six of these beds, which made their debut about eight months ago. Cost to use a bed is $89 for the day and the price includes lunch.

Pacifica also includes the Armonia, the hotel's full-service spa and fitness facility. Armonia has six treatment rooms, a VIP couples treatment room, an indoor Jacuzzi, and a Swiss shower room.

This property also offers agents a 12 percent commission. For further information on booking, commission and other inquiries, agents should call Reservations Manager Saul Gonzalez at 619-793-4776.

Tour Operator Info

Ganbara says some popular operators that book EmeraldBay and Pacifica include GOGO Worldwide Vacations, Mark Travel, Apple Vacations and Alaska Airlines Vacations.