Some Beach, Somewhere - Punta De Mita
Wow it has been a MINUTE guys, I am so sorry for my hiatus - between the end of the year, traveling, and now the craziness that has come along with 2020, I am finally getting back into my groove, three months in (smh). We started off the year with an amazing trip to Europe but most recently we traveled to Punta De Mita for Valentines/our engagementversary (is that a thing?). We are Cabo regulars but had been wanting to try Punta Mita for a while so here we are.
The flight is about 3 hours from LA, so off we went on Thursday morning and landed around noon. Imanta Resort is about an hour from the airport since it is remote and away from the other chain resorts. (I highly recommend getting the private transfer from the the hotel). You drive into a rain forest until you reach the entrance of the resort which is more beautiful than ever. Built into the cliffside/jungle sits Imanta which has a total of 11 rooms/casitas.
As soon as we arrived we were greeted with a welcome drink and taken to our private casa. Tucked back in a fern gully oasis (if you know, you know) we couldn't have dreamed up a better place. Upon arriving they have you pick out your home made scented soaps you will be using throughout your stay (how fun, right?!). We had the best spot since we were ocean front but steps away from the beach restaurant/bar. It was the perfect balance between being secluded and private but close to things if needed. (We only saw a total of 6 other guests our entire time there).
Most days we spent at our private infinity pool drinking coco margs and soaking up the sun. We also ventured down daily to the beach cabanas for lunch and to try every specialty marg known to man (research, am I right?). The beach is swim-able and they also have water activities avail too.
Walkway down to the beach
The resort has two restaurants (Tzamaika Ocean Grill and Tukipa) which were both fantastic. We went to both for dinner (they alternate daily dinners at one or the other) and the food was divine. We also tried two of the local restaurants in town which also didn't disappoint. Si Senor came highly recommended and everything from the food to the experience was amaze. Every night before dinner we went up to the rooftop bar which has 360 degree views of jungle and ocean and is truly breath taking. I would be remiss to leave out the fact that the service was above and beyond our entire stay too.
On Valentines day night they did a pre-fixed candle-lit dinner on the beach straight out of the bachelor which fed into all my bachelorette dreams. They gave me a rose to start and then in between each course would hand us hand written questions to ask each other (Should you forgo your individual room keys...lol). I was basically expecting Chris Harrison to pop out IRL at any moment. It was quintessentially perfect.
On our last day we did the complimentary hike to the resort's treehouse which is available for guests to stay in when the owner is not occupying it. This house was goals beyond and the hike was really picturesque. Minus the fact that I thought I might not make it after four days of a tequila and guac diet - It was WELL worth it in the end.
Peep the tree house
This resort was truly a dream, and just what the doctor ordered. Refreshing for mind, body and soul. I heard their spa was also something incredible but as my dad always says "You have to save something for next time".
Fern Gully walkway to our room
Faves: Coconut marg (on the rocks), Passionfruit marg, Banana Smoothie, Stuffed Poblano Pepper, Sea Bass, Lobster, Fish Tacos, Guac with steak, Corn Cake, Nutella Crepes