the amazing spa. Some of the treatments are based on Huichol cosmogony and traditions.
On the hills between the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Madre mountains, Matlali is a hotel that appeals to everyone. Families, honeymooners and adrenaline-junkies all flock here for the adventure, culture and natural beauty. In fact, Matlali is situated in its very own nature preserve just outside the cobblestoned-fishing village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. And the gentle surfing spots of Sayulita and Punta Mita are a short drive away. Adventures are at every turn here and thanks to Matlali’s upscale, homely comfort, you’re recharging and relaxing for the next day’s escapades within no time. From the Junior Suites and super-sized Villas big enough to lose yourself in, to the ancient Hikuri and Haramara therapies in Makawé Spa, it’s all about kicking back then getting stuck in. Of course, days may be spent lolling about by/in your private pool followed by dinner on your terrace or the ocean-facing Raixes restaurant. But a shuttle ride to Eva Mandarina Beach Club is a must for seafood fans where the freshest ceviches and catch of the day are matched by potent margaritas courtesy of Beach Club Manager Israel Díaz Pelayo. Top adventure: hop on a boat and check out Marieta Island for some scuba diving or snorkelling then head along Playa Escondida to catch a glimpse of humpback whales, sea turtles and rare blue-footed boobies.
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