Puerto Vallarta is a sought-after tourist destination in Mexico as it interlaces the natural beauty, culture, gastronomy, and vibrant nightlife in one gorgeous package. Located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and is right at the heart of Banderas Bay along the Mexican Riviera, it belongs to the state of Jalisco and is the fifth largest Mexican city. This friendly and charming town offers that authentic Mexican vibe and warm hospitality, ready to welcome its visitors.
It is a hip destination that offers plenty of things to see and do, whether you want an active adventure or a relaxing vacation. There is no other destination quite like it, with the gorgeous beaches within easy access, an exotic jungle (as the Sierra Madre Mountains are close by), and a cosmopolitan environment teeming with vibrant nightlife and gastronomic delights. You will experience these and more when you stay at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa.
Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort
When visiting Puerto Vallarta, make Marriott Resort & Spa your home. This world-class resort chain has opened its doors with a reimagined concept. This beachfront retreat is the ideal place to stay in Puerto Vallarta as it offers a relaxing escape among its 433 Jalisco-inspired rooms and suites. The resort draws inspiration from the Mexican town in conceptualizing the design of every room, reflecting the vibrant culture of Puerto Vallarta. This renovation began in 2017, and as with all things made with beauty, they take time and every detail was carefully accounted for.
Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa promises a relaxing retreat for those who crave the beach-meets-mountain experience that only this resort can offer. Located on a sandy strip with the Sierra Madre Mountains peeking from afar, you’ll wake up to spectacular views in every direction. From the pristine beach to the lush mountain range, it’s a paradise within your reach.
True to its world-class reputation, the resort boasts an impressive array of amenities to make your stay worthwhile. The newly-renovated infinity pool will make you look forward to that relaxing dip, especially with the view of the stunning beach for a truly unique sensory experience. As you will discover more below, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa aims to fill that vacation void in the best way possible.
Every room at Marriott Puerto Vallarta comes with a private balcony or a terrace, thus you’ll never miss out on the view! The guest rooms are Jalisco-inspired and boast decorative accents that include custom-made wallpaper. Each room features calming blue and sand tones with few splashes of vibrant colors for accent.
Marriott Puerto Vallarta offers the ideal refuge at the end of an adventure-filled day within or away from the resort (since it is located near downtown Puerto Vallarta). As you would expect in a modern and luxurious resort room, it is equipped with spacious bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, a working desk, and ergonomic chairs. If you book your stay from November to April, you might be lucky enough to spot a humpback whale from your room!
If you’re in Mexico, you can expect to enjoy good food. Known for its rich and vibrant culinary tradition, the resort draws inspiration from Puerto Vallarta to put together its guests’ culinary experiences. There are six restaurants within the resort to choose from, satisfying your gourmet cravings. Your choices of restaurants are Las Casitas, La Estancia, Ceviche & Tequila Bar, Mikado, NOSH, and Champions Sports Bar.
At Ceviche & Tequila Bar, you’ll indulge in one of the most expansive selections of tequilas you’ll find in Mexico, along with fresh ceviches and draft beers. Las Casitas, on the other hand, is open daily to serve guests breakfast buffet to start your day off with a delicious meal. Don’t forget to order their table-side guacamole. For a unique dining experience, Mikado is one that you have to try. It’s a dinner with a show – fresh sushi and table-side hibachi are a staple in this Asian cuisine restaurant.
If you came to Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa expecting delicious Mexican food, head to La Estancia. This casual Mexican restaurant serves up your favorite Mexican delicacies and drinks with a view. The new poolside bar, NOSH, is the perfect spot if you want to enjoy those delicious sunset, local bites to go with your favorite cocktail. Treat your palate to many local authentic dishes and international flavors as you unwind and relish the view.
The Marriott Puerto Vallarta is one of only a handful of resorts globally that offers its guests a proprietary brand of tequila. Therefore, you can immerse in the authentic Mexican experience with its vast selection of drinks and cocktails that you can enjoy with your meal, poolside, or by the balcony of your room.
The Marriott Puerto Vallarta bottles its line of tequila – CasaMagna Tequila. Guests interested in sampling this unique drink can book a complimentary tequila tasting that is hosted by the resort’s own tequila sommelier. It’s the best way to experience and appreciate the historic spirit. You can also sample a few other varieties of tequila offered at the resort, including blanco, joven, reposado, añejo and extra añejo.
The Ohtli Spa is one of the primary amenities guests at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa can enjoy. Indulge in a luxurious treat for the senses in this expansive spa covering 22,000 square feet – the largest in Puerto Vallarta. This spa offers an array of transformative spa treatments but they specialize in relaxing and therapeutic massages that will rejuvenate your body and mind after a fun-filled day of swimming and exploration of the resort. You can also take a dip in the Roman bathtub before or after your spa treatment. Other indulging experiences in the spa include a cold plunge pool and a foot bath. Don’t miss the sauna and steam rooms, too.
If you came to Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa for leisure, that’s what you’ll get as the resort grounds offer a wide array of entertainment amenities for its guests. There are several things to enjoy during your stay, whether you’re into leisurely outdoor walks or swim to your heart’s content in the large infinity pool.
Puerto Vallarta is known for food, culture, and nightlife, however, it is also well-known as a paradise for art lovers. Puerto Vallarta’s art scene is vibrant and has a solid reputation as the art center of Jalisco. The ArtWalk is a must-do when you visit Puerto Vallarta and it is held every Wednesday from 6PM to 10PM. There are many participating galleries that showcases various art forms such as paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and ceramics. Also, visit the Vallarta Botanical Garden for a tour and culinary adventure. This space is known for creating purposeful beauty and a diverse collection of plant species. The garden also features its own restaurant wherein guests can enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.
By Kinya Claiborne & Abigail Castro Sinsona, STYLE & SOCIETY
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bronwyn Knight and Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa