Armonía, calm, Health, Lujo, Luxury, Makawé Spa, Matlali Hotel, Paz interior, Relajación, Relaxation, Riviera Nayarit, Tranquilidad, travel, Wellness

Makawé Spa, a contact with your spiritual essense…

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In the coming and going of this magical journey we call life, we often turn away from ourselves and the moments to relax are more and more rare. Without doubt, when going to a spa, one is looking for relax and having a time away from the routine, but in Makawe there is lot more as it is a unique place amid the mountain.
Upon entering Makawé, there is a scent of sweet and wooden spices floating in the air and with each breath a journey to an inner world of peace begins. Almost without realizing, one surrenders to the warm and friendly smile of the staff in charge of Makawé. The Therapist recommended a Relaxation Ritual and it was like she could read my mind, knowing how my body felt and how stressed I was.

It was impossible not to succumb to the expert hands of my therapist, getting carried away by a whirlwind of sensations and fragrances, to enter a magical relaxation, in touch with my spiritual essence. It was hard to believe that I was in such a state of relaxation . . . the most skeptical man totally surrendered to peace and serenity (absolutely unplugged). Once in the resting area, I reveled in the songs of birds, savouring the herbal tea that was already waiting in my chaise lounge, I could marvel at the colors of nature that embraces Makawe while feeling, on the sole of my feet, the textures of river stones in the sensations pool.

All my senses were awake and my mind, away from the worries, was more open to the small wonders that were surrounding me. Now I understand when they say that, in Makawé Spa one can really plunge in the art of doing nothing, the essence of peace, in the serenity of being just with oneself.

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Alojamiento, Luxury, Riviera Nayarit, travel, vacations

New Hotels, Airline Routes and Attractions Spur Riviera Nayarit’s Growth

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By Claudette Covey

Coming off a highly successful 2014, and with a slate of new hotels, airline routes and attractions coming online, Riviera Nayarit tourism officials believe the destination is poised for still more growth over the year several years. “Looking at 2015 and beyond, I am confident that Riviera Nayarit will continue to see a rise in the number of travelers visiting the destination,” said Richard Zarkin, public relations manager for the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The new routes being offered by Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, hotel debuts like One&Only Mandarina and new attractions like Cirque de Soleil help illustrate the rising popularity of this Pacific Coast destination.”

In 2014, the number of travelers visiting Riviera Nayarit increased 17 percent over 2013. “Last year, we welcomed a total of 2.42 million people to the destination and saw an eight percent increase in tourism revenue to $1.8 billion,” said Zarkin, adding that the boom in business is continuing undiminished this year.

As Riviera Nayarit’s star continues to rise, its tourism infrastructure is becoming increasingly more sophisticated, with new hotels coming online and existing properties undergoing major renovations.

For starters, ground is expected to break by year’s end on the ultra-luxury One&Only Mandarina, which will house 145 villas nestled in a rainforest, with accommodations ranging from ocean cliff villas, tree house villas and mountain villas.

 

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The Matlali Hotel in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle recently opened its doors, featuring 40 villa-style accommodations with ocean and mountain views, fully equipped kitchens, and separate living and dining areas.

In the beach town of Bucerías, work is scheduled to begin at year’s end on a boardwalk with shops restaurants and bars designed to enhance the new marina. Bucerías will also soon be the recipient of an artificial reef that will extend nearly 100 feet.

In still more developments, Riviera Nayarit is about to become more accessible, with a new swath of 30-plus miles of highway between Jala and Compostela set to open this summer.

Air connectivity to the destination has been enhanced as well. Southwest Airlines received approval for flights from Houston to Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, with service scheduled to commence in October. On June 7, Southwest will add flights to Puerto Vallarta from Santa Ana, Calif. Alaska Airlines plans to add thrice-weekly between Santa Ana and Puerto Vallarta, pending Department of Transportation approval.

 

 

fuente:

http://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/new-hotels-airline-routes-and-attractions-spur-riviera-nayarits-growth.htm

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Alojamiento, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Lujo, Luxury, Makawé Spa, Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit, travel, vacations

THE ART OF SLOW LIVING IN THE MEXICAN RIVIERA by CHIC COLLECTION

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Colour, Music and Enchantment

Mexico is a country with a thousand faces – from the beautiful beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, to the colourful towns of Oaxaca and Guadalajara and the world-famous ruins at Chichen Itzá. But it is within the small villages and indigenous communities that you will find the heart of Mexico and discover exactly what it is that makes this country so special.

The Riviera Nayarit or “The Mexican Riviera” is situated along the Pacific Coast and includes the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta, a place that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton once called home. The region is home to an abundance of authentic indigenous life, with many Indian villages and a prominent Huichol community. These villages are scattered along the coastline and situated close to one another, framed by the beautiful Pacific waters on one side and the dramatic Sierra Madre mountain range on the other with sugar cane fields and papaya, mango and tobacco farms tucked in between.

 

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

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Named “the enchanted towns” by the Mexican Tourism Department, these villages embody everything that is authentic about Mexico in a region where the views are as lively, bright and full of life as the inhabitants. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is a colourful and vibrant village located around 25 kilometres outside of Puerto Vallarta. As you wander the maze of cobbled streets that make up this charming fishing village, the smell of tortillas fills the air and mingles with the exotic notes emanating from the instruments played by the many street musicians. The Huichol people are notoriously reclusive but if you listen carefully, you will hear the magic of their language from those who come to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to sell their crafts. Their artistic talent and craftsmanship are astounding and their brightly coloured clothing, handicrafts and jewellery are easy to find in villages across the region, either on market stalls or hanging in art galleries. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is also home to the largest marina in Central America, making it a popular anchorage spot for passing sailors. It is especially vibrant when the fish and farmers’ markets are taking place, where you can mingle with the locals and sample the fresh catch of the day.

 

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The Matlali Hotel brings the authentic Mexican ambience into a five-star luxury accommodation, surrounded by immense natural beauty and seemingly endless golden beaches. Its contemporary design rests beautifully against the tropical scenery while the onsite spa includes outdoor treatment rooms with a focus on indigenous traditional healing and rituals. The delectable seafood dishes in the restaurant are excellent examples of why the Riviera is a seafood lovers’ paradise.

 

 

 

fuente:

http://www.chiccollection.com/village-life-on-the-mexico-riviera/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=The%20Chic%20Collection&utm_content=Village%20Life%20on%20the%20Mexican%20Riviera

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Alojamiento, Beauty, calm, Harmony, Lujo, Luxury, Riviera Nayarit, travel, vacations

Outdoorsy living and deluxe pampering on Mexico’s sandy coast by Condé Nast Johansens

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the amazing spa. Some of the treatments are based on Huichol cosmogony and traditions.

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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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Alojamiento, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Lujo, Luxury, Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit, travel, vacations

Alaska Airlines busca confirmar nuevo vuelo a la región / Alaska Airlines seeks to confirm new flight to the region

  • La aerolínea está a la espera de la aprobación del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos para comenzar a volar sin escalas desde Orange County, California, al Aeropuerto Internacional Vallarta-Nayarit. 

Alaska Airlines presentó su solicitud este 10 de marzo para comenzar a volar sin escalas desde Orange County, California a Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, México. El vuelo está pendiente de aprobación por el Departamento de Transporte de los Estados Unidos y la Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil de México (DGAC).

“Estamos encantados de añadir este servicio sin escalas desde Orange County hacia dos de los destinos de vacaciones más populares de México”, dijo el vicepresidente de Planificación de Capacidad de Alaska Airlines. “En Alaska Airlines continuamos dando a nuestros clientes que buscan vacaciones de sol, alternativas con tarifas bajas en el paraíso”.

Alaska Airlines opera 36 vuelos semanales en temporada alta hacia Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, más que cualquier otra compañía de California. Los vuelos nuevos están planeados para operar tres veces por semana.

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  • The airline is awaiting approval from the Government of the United States to begin a nonstop service from Orange County, California, Vallarta-Nayarit International Airport.

Alaska Airlines submitted its application this March 10th to begin a nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. The flight is pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC).

“We’re thrilled to add nonstop service from Orange County to two of Mexico’s popular leisure destinations,” said John Kirby, vice president of Capacity Planning for Alaska Airlines. “Alaska Airlines continues giving our sun-seeking customers low-fare alternatives to vacation in paradise.”

Alaska Airlines operates 36 weekly peak-season flights to Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, more than any other carrier from California. The planned year-round service will operate thrice-weekly.

fuente: OVC Riviera Nayarit

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Event, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Luxury, Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit, travel, vacations

IV International Beach Polo Cup In Riviera Nayarit

IV Copa Internacional de Polo en Playa Riviera Nayarit

  • Del 13 al 15 de marzo se celebra el deporte de los reyes presentado por Ferrari & Maserati México, el hotel sede Hard Rock Hotel y la sede de los partidos Elite Residences; esta competencia es parte del México Polo Tour presentado por Tucané. 

La IV Copa Internacional de Polo en Playa Riviera Nayarit regresa al Tesoro del Pacífico Mexicano este 2015 del 13 al 15 de marzo, fechas en las que los equipos de Italia, Argentina, Canadá, Estados Unidos y dos de México buscarán coronarse en el deporte de los reyes.

Como parte del circuito nacional México Polo Tour presentado por Tucané, este torneo es presentado por Ferrari & Maserati México, el hotel sede Hard Rock Hotel y la sede de los partidos Elite Residences.

“Queremos darle el protagonismo y la estelaridad a Riviera Nayarit, estamos muy agradecidos porque nos abrieron las puertas en este escenario tan bonito. Con la experiencia de los tres años anteriores, se ha mejorado desde el montaje, las condiciones de juego y todo lo demás”, comentó el director general del evento, José Antonio Amutio.

Una de las novedades que tendrá esta edición es el Desfile Ferrari-Maserati previo a la inauguración el 13 de marzo, en el que los vehículos escoltarán a los jinetes y sus caballos en una ceremonia muy vistosa por la Avenida de los Cocoteros, Nuevo Vallarta.

Dentro de las actividades de promoción al destino, los jugadores podrán hacer una expedición a Las Islas Marietas, al igual que los patrocinadores y celebridades invitadas.

“Es una pieza fundamental el apoyo que dan la OVC Riviera Nayarit y El Gobierno del Estado a través de la Secretaría de Turismo, que permite por cuarta ocasión sea la sede de este evento a nivel internacional”, agregó José Antonio Amutio.

Para esta edición se prevé un aumento en la afluencia de espectadores de México y otros países en un 30% aproximadamente, quienes podrán acceder gratuitamente a disfrutar del espectáculo. Así mismo se contará con la presencia de medios nacionales e internacionales para darle la mayor exposición posible.

El departamento de Grupos y Eventos de la Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de la Riviera Nayarit, realiza labores de apoyo y patrocinio en distintas áreas a este torneo debido a la importancia y trascendencia internacional, buscando colocar a Riviera Nayarit ante los ojos del mundo y que el destino realmente realice un evento bien hecho de principio a fin.

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IV International Beach Polo Cup In Riviera Nayarit

  • The Sport of Kings will be played in all its glory from March 13-15, sponsored by Ferrari & Maserati Mexico, the host resort Hard Rock Hotel and tournament host Elite Residences; the competition is part of the Mexico Polo Tours presented by Tucané. 

The IV International Beach Polo Cup in the Riviera Nayarit returns to the Mexican Pacific on March 13-15, 2015. This year, teams from Italy, Argentina, Canada, U.S and two from Mexico will seek the crown in this Sport of Kings.

As part of the national circuit of the Mexico Polo Tour presented by Tucané, this tournament is presented by Ferrari & Maserati Mexico; host resort Hard Rock Hotel; and tournament host, Elite Residences.

“We want the Riviera Nayarit to shine, and we’re grateful that the destination with its gorgeous settings has opened its doors to us,” said José Antonio Amutio, Managing Director for the event. “Thanks to the experience accumulated over the past three years the entire event has improved, from the staging, to the playing field and everything in between.”

One of the novelties of the current event is the Ferrari-Maserati Parade, to be held previous to the March 13th inauguration, during which the vehicles will escort the players and their horses in a spectacular ceremony down Avenida de los Cocoteros in Nuevo Vallarta.

Included in the activities scheduled to promote the destination is a tour for the players to visit the Islas Marietas along with the sponsors and celebrity guests.

“The support of the Riviera Nayarit CVB and the State Government via the Secretariat of Tourism was key in allowing us to host this international event for the fourth year in a row,” added José Antonio Amutio.

The expected increase in attendees from Mexico and other countries is of approximately 30%; attendance to the event is free. Both national and international media will be present to offer as much exposure for the event as possible.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau Groups and Events department works to support and sponsor the tournament on many levels thanks to its importance on an international level. Through their diligence they seek to place the Riviera Nayarit on the world stage and ensure the destination puts on a first-rate event from start to finish.

fuente: OVC Riviera Nayarit

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Amenities, Beauty, Health, Lodging, Luxury, Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

Excellence is… small details

Molton Brown, Amenities in Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

Molton Brown, Amenities in Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

Small details are always the most important ones. Nonetheless, they often are taken for granted. The attention we pay to details is in the long run the way that lead us to create great things, become great people and build great brands. Although the whole picture is important, even more important is too look closer so we can appreciate its true nature and strenght.

It is not always easy taking care of details in our hustle world. We have so much to do that our time seems insufficient. Many times we prefer to invest our little free time in the people we love even when that means we will be no longer able to take as much care of ourselves as we would like to. But it is worth, though.

Whatever our reasons to go through all this challenges might be, it is not a complain but there are times when we feel like we need an ally, someone that understands how we feel and that comforts us. We have learned this through our own experience and that is why in Matlali Hotel we have not only chosen an ally for ourselves, but we also look forward to become an ally of yours.

Since small details make all the difference, our amenities are thought to go according with that philosophy, so we include Molton Brown products among the many amenities we have for our distinguished guests in Matlali Hotel. Molton Brown are, in their own words, beauty connoisseurs. For decades they have been innovating and creating products that blend exotic ingredients with the London eccentricity. And they have succeed during the past forty years, for they are concerned about details.

Owners of a wide range of body care products such as perfumes, shower gels, body lotions, hand care products and even candles, Molton Brown is also a cruelty-free company, since they do not test on animals. So when you use a Molton Brown product, you know you are protecting the enviroment and encouraging others to do the same.

Bold fragances and bright colors for both men and women aware of the importance of a good health and image. It is not a coincidence that Molton Brown can be found only in luxury hotels, such as Matlali Hotel in Riviera Nayarit. Matlali Hotel believes in excellence and Molton Brown is part of our amenities because excellence is… small details.

Details make us great, Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

Details make us great, Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

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