The Cool Pool of the Week: W Punta de Mita

Millennials looking for a stylish pool along with a vibrant party scene in Mexico should check out the WET Deck at the W Punta de Mita.

A focal point of the resort, the bright blue and green mosaic “Camino Huichol” walkway stretches close to 460 feet and acts as the central nervous system of the space, with restaurants and shops branching off. 

The walkway guides guests from the welcome area, through the Living Room (the W’s take on the lobby) and onto the center walkway of the WET deck (pool area), finally jutting out over the beach for that Insta-worthy view of the Pacific Ocean or setting sun. 

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Comprised of over three quarters of a million individual tiles, the colors and scenes depicted within the design are inspired by the Huichol people who are indigenous to this area of Mexico. The pathway is also a representation of the Huichol life journey, highlighting life’s ups and down, with the goal to achieve spiritual ascension (as you may over the ocean at the end of the path).

The WET deck features lounge chairs nestled under the walkway and around the pool in a palette that seamlessly blends with the sand, while the bar and resident DJ booth are housed at the end of the deck overlooking the beach. 

VIP cabanas are spread out around the perimeter and sunbathing loungers are conveniently placed in the shallows of the pool. Six private cabanas, each decorated with a mural of a mermaid, are found on the beach off the WET Deck. Each cabana is equipped with a flatscreen TV, a fully stocked mini bar, a personal shower and bathroom and is available for rent for $500 per day. Food and alcohol are an additional charge.

Great for afternoon or happy hour snacks, W Punta de Mita’s Chevicheria is located on the beach near the WET Deck. Serving signature ceviche and craft beers from a converted 1950s Chevrolet 3800 truck, the vibrant Latin American recipes blend citrus and raw fish or seafood seasoned together for a refreshing break from the Mexican sun.

The 119-room W Punta de Mita is inspired by the local bohemian surf culture found throughout the areas of Banderas Bay on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and Sayulita, a hidden fishing and surfing town near the hotel. 

Special Summer Deal

This summer, book the hotel’s "Surf Beat, Tribal Heat” package and enjoy unlimited access to surf boards, paddle boards and kayaks when you book two nights or longer. The package also includes one personal surf lesson for two per stay (including pictures with a GoPro camera), daily interactive breakfast for two at Venazu restaurant, $100 daily credit at any of the restaurants. Book with code LADPRO1 at www.wpuntademita.com. Rates for this package start at $500 a night.

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