Eat, Sleep & Play at Westin Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta

Kick off 2023 at The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, a tropical beachfront property in Mexico. Just a little over two hours from Los Angeles by airplane, the resort is a short cab ride from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Once you arrive, you will never need a cab again until you are ready to fly home.

Located in the Marina district with the Sierra Madre mountains in the background, the marina is within walking distance to take a boating adventure tour for whale watching, snorkeling, sunset party cruises or sport fishing trip.

The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

This beautiful modernistic designed resort, built in 1993 along Bandera Bay, is an iconic showpiece by architect Javier Sordo Madaleno. Set in a palm tree plantation, there are more than 600 towering palms located throughout the resort’s 14 acres.

The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

Here’s how you can feel your best in 2023 while vacationing at The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta.

EAT WELL

The culinary staff offer immersive dining experiences that are different from other hotels and resorts in the area. Ask for a Sunset Picnic set up next to the beach. It comes with a signature ‘mezcalita’ margarita, bottled waters, and picnic basket filled with an array of crudites, fresh fruit, cheese and meat plate, sandwich wraps and sweet treats.

Sunset picnic dinner

Sunset picnic dinner

Traditional local cuisine is available at three of the onsite restaurants. Arrecifes Seafood and Steakhouse is fine dining next to the beach. Open for dinner, it’s an ideal sunset dining location to experience prime meats and fresh seafood, as well as vegetarian fare.

Ocean view dining at The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta

Ocean view dining at The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta

Guests gather at El Palmar Restaurant for their signature continental or full breakfast buffet. Westin offers a selection of nourishing green and tropical juices, plus al la carte menu items and a Wellness Menu. These lighter breakfast items include avocado toast on whole grain bread. Outside on the Saltillo tile patio is a culinary team member preparing made to order tacos with fresh ingredients and freshly pressed tortillas.

During the lunch hour and in the evening, the outdoor Cebichería Arrecifes is a popular spot for a margarita and warm tortilla chips to dip into freshly made guacamole. Grab a seat to look out onto the ocean while the culinary staff make fresh ceviche to order and pour tequilas for a tasting experience. Guests sit under the round palapa for a Mexican beer paired with an array of casual lunch and dinner dining menu delights.

PLAY WELL

The centerpiece of the resort are two expansive blue tile swimming pools dotted with small islands and palm trees throughout the lagoon style design. The Periquillos pool is a favorite for families, while the Tlaquepaque pool is more for adults with its swim-up bar with in-water tile stools.

Take the Westin bikes out for a spin

Take the Westin bikes out for a spin

After a swim, ask one of the valets in the front of the resort for a bicycle to take for a ride around the marina district on bike paths. They will give you a map for directions to visit the Westin’s sister resort Marriott Puerto Vallarta. Ride through luxury neighborhoods to an eclectic array of architecture, and be sure to see the beautiful mosaic tile art wall. Stop in the marina to see the million dollar yachts, plus stores for shopping and variety of dining venues.

The Westin fitness studio offers full circuit cardio machines, free weights and early morning yoga and Zumba workout classes. The Spa has expert facialists and massage therapists for a morning or afternoon wellness treatment or relaxing massage.

Outside there are tennis courts to hit some balls, and a nearby golf course. Westin created an outdoor running and jogging pocket map for guests to follow along the beach.

Rooms are spacious and offer pool, palm tree and ocean views

Rooms are spacious and offer pool, palm tree and ocean views

SLEEP AND REST WELL

The modern and colorful hotel features Mexican décor and a pop of pink and purple color throughout the common areas. Inside the 280 all ocean-view rooms the colors are more serene. Each spacious guest room has a private balcony for guests to overlook the resort and watch cruise ships coming into port in the morning and leaving at sunset.

Plush Heavenly® Beds are uniquely designed with pillow-top construction for premium comfort and support. Soft sheets and a variety of pillow options ensure a good night’s sleep. On the nightstand is Westin’s Sleep Well Lavender Balm in a bottle. Infused with relaxing lavender and chamomile oils, roll this on your temple, wrists and under your nose for aromatherapy to ease tension and soothe your senses.

Bathrooms have large step-in showers and deep soaking tubs, plus Heavenly® Bath products to calm or revitalize your senses.

Feel well at The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

Feel well at The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

Overlooking the beach and ocean are plenty of lounge chairs and Las Pergolas Beach Club featuring 13 open-air pergola rentals. Each one offers comfortable chaise lounges and privacy curtains, fresh towels, bottled water, plus food and beverage service from nearby Cebichería Arrecifes. It’s an ideal spot for guests seeking rest and wellness to enjoy the majestic views of Bandera Bay.

Now is the time to start the year off with an Eat Well, Play Well and Sleep Well vacation at The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta.

This article was featured in Luxe Beat Magazine on Dec. 28, 2022.

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