Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa / Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
If you dig a beachfront escape as much as you do the mountains, you’ll find both at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, on a sandy strip between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay. A charming, friendly town with an authentic Mexican vibe, Puerto Vallarta offers a vibrant culinary and arts scene, highlighted by local festivals such as the Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Festival and the Guadalupe Processions, honoring the town’s patron saint. When you’re not out exploring the coast, you can head to La Cava for a tequila tasting led by the resort’s own tequilier - the resort is one of a few in the world to produce a propriety brand of tequila. If it's pure relaxation you want, spend some time at the Ohtli Spa, fusing both the latest in spa offerings with Huichol tribal tradition, for a Thai massage or Jantzu Rebirth Therapy experience. Be sure to wind down the day at the resort’s beachside Las Casitas with the creamiest table-side guacamole, best enjoyed as the sun sets over the Pacific.