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Punta Mita SEXY BEACH TASTY SECRETS By Featured Writer: David Duran

David is a culinary, hospitality and travel writer who focuses on both domestic and international travel destinations for several different markets. His love for discovering cities and travel spots is evident as he is away from his favorite place and home base of New York City the majority of the time.

The Four Seasons Punta Mita is a short 45-minute drive away from Puerta Vallarta International Airport, and provides a more relaxed and luxurious atmosphere than the typical hotel in neighboring Puerta Vallarta. It will cost you, but with everything you could want out of a Mexican getaway is available on property, there’s no need to venture out to find things to do. The resort is located within an exclusive gated community in Punta Mita, located in the city of Punta de Mita in Riviera Nayarit, which is at the northernmost tip of Banderas Bay. It’s a bit sheltered within the “most exclusive” area of Mexico, but with just a short drive, guests can also reach a more authentic Mexico by visiting the towns of El Anclote, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, San Francisco and the surf town of Sayulita.

The Four Seasons brand has always been all welcoming and the neighboring extremely gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta, ensures that the area and property are on board with appreciating all their guests in the same manner. What caught our attention besides their newly renovated “sexy beach” project, new shack bar overlooking the ocean, amphibious pool servers that cater to all your needs, and the stunning vistas…were the drinks. After doing some research (testing or tasting the drinks several times - hard work!), it was evident that these cocktails were more than just combinations of ingredients; they were carefully thought out recipes that left a lasting impression.

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Connextions Magazine

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Shine Up & Out

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Summer 2015

Photos provided by David Duran

The property itself is 17,000,000 square feet in size and is set on a 400-acre nature preserve on a private peninsula just northwest of Puerto Vallarta on the Bahia de Banderas. There are 173 rooms in total, which includes 135 guest rooms and 38 suites. Additionally, 48 private villas and 25 less private villas make up the Residence Club. The resort offers two fine-sand private beaches with access to two Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses.

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