Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This 5-star resort enjoys an ideal oceanfront location near the Puerto Vallarta marina, steps away from where we board our boat for our humpback whale watching excursions. Tropical Puerto Vallarta, flanking the shores of deep-blue Banderas Bay, is one of Mexico’s most alluring destinations along the Pacific coast. Golden sandy beaches are backdropped by jungle-filled mountains. Cobblestone streets wind through the town while the lively malecon, the oceanfront boardwalk, offers the perfect spot for a sunset stroll. The Westin Resort & Spa is located just 15 minutes from the city's bustling downtown in the marina hotel and shopping district.
Exhibiting clean, contemporary Mexican design, the hotel's neutral palette is complemented by splashes of warm, bright color. Polished tile floors, ceiling fans and wicker accents add a cool tropical flair. All rooms have private balconies to enjoy views of the ocean or pool fringed by swaying palm trees. Westin's sumptuous Heavenly Bed is standard, with crisp cotton sheets and a fluffy down comforter. The en suite bathroom has a deep soaking tub and separate shower with Westin’s signature dual showerhead, plus premium bath amenities and plush robes. Rooms have air conditioning, high-speed Internet and a comfortable sitting area for watching satellite TV. Twenty-four room service is available.
The resort’s lush, palm-studded 14 acres include two freeform swimming pools (one with a swim-up bar), lighted tennis courts and a private beach. The exclusive Las Pergolas Beach Club offers wooden pergolas with comfortable lounge chairs, which are available to rent for a seaside respite in the shade. Inside, enjoy a workout at the fitness center or an indulgent spa treatment like a green coffee body wrap or aromatherapy salt glow. Or pamper yourself with an oceanfront massage. Varied oceanfront dining and bar options are offered throughout the resort.