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Makawé Spa, un contacto con nuestra esencia…

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En el ir y venir de este mágico viaje que llamamos vida, a menudo nos alejamos de nosotros mismos y los momentos para la reflexión son cada vez menos. Sin duda, al ir a un Spa, vas en busca de relajación y salir un poco de la rutina, pero en Makawe encontró mucho más, es un lugar único, es el oasis al cual llegar después de un largo camino, un remanso en medio de las montañas.

Al entrar a Makawé de inmediato percibes una fragancia de especias dulces y de maderas que flotan en el aire y, con cada respiración, inicia la travesía a un mundo interior de paz. Casi sin darte cuenta, te vas entregando a la cálida y amable sonrisa del personal a cargo de Makawé. El Ritual de Relajamiento que recomendaron fue todo lo que necesitaba mi cuerpo y mi mente, como si adivinaran mi pensamiento.

Resultó imposible no sucumbir a las manos expertas de mi Terapeuta, dejarme llevar en un torbellino de sensaciones y aromas, para entrar en una relajación mágica, en contacto con mi esencia, como no creía que lo lograría jamás. . . el más escéptico de los hombres disfrutaba la paz plena de la relajación. Ya en el área de descanso, pude deleitarme con los cantos y trinos de los pájaros, saborear el té de hierbas refrescante que esperaba en mi camastro, maravillarme por los colores de la naturaleza que abraza a Makawe, los aromas que impregnan el aire y las texturas de las piedras de rio de la piscina de sensaciones. Todos mis sentidos, luego de la relajación, estaban más despiertos y mi mente, lejos de las preocupaciones, más consciente de las pequeñas maravillas que me rodeaban.

Ahora entiendo cuando dicen que en Makawé Spa realmente uno llega a disfrutar el Arte de no hacer nada, la paz en la esencia, la serenidad y plenitud de estar simplemente con uno mismo.

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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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Fishing Town, Gastronomía, Gastronomy, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Matlali Hotel, Pesca del día, Pueblo Huichol, Pueblo pesquero, Relajación, Relaxation, Ritual, Riviera Nayarit, Tradición, Tradition, Tranquilidad, travel, vacations

Discover What´s Hot About Mexican Food by Olivia Mordsley / CHIC COLLECTION

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Spice Up Your Life

Where to eat good Mexican food

Mexico is a diverse country in every sense of the word and its cuisine contains a wide range of timeless staples and regional specialities. The menu became more varied after the Spanish conquered in the 16th century, but it still retains influences from the Mayan and Aztec times. Mexican food is traditionally spicy and made from a few classic ingredients with straightforward recipes and a lot of garnish.

Street Food

Street food in Mexico city

Photo credits: Shell Tu

The country’s capital, Mexico City, is home to half a million food stands that take in just about every part of the national diet. Many of the foods eaten here can trace their origins all the way back to the days of the Mayans and the Aztecs, in particular beans and corn which play a major role in Mexican cuisine, past and present. Corn on the cob is sold on street corners throughout the country, topped with anything from butter and salt to lime and chilli powder. Insects and plants, such as grasshoppers and cactus, that were eaten many years ago are still enjoyed today, either on their own or stuffed inside a tortilla.

Tamale is one of the most popular street foods. It consists of corn dough stuffed with filling such as zucchini and beans, chicken or pork, then wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed. Corn is one of the staple parts of the Mexican diet and historians suggest it has been present in the country’s cuisine for around 9000 years. It has important cultural significance, too, as many Mexicans believe that they are ‘the people of the corn.’

local mexican food

Photo credits: Federico, Charles Scanlon

Another basic food is the mighty tortilla. Made from flour in the north and corn in the south, these can be eaten sprinkled with salt and warmed through for a classic snack or stuffed with meat for a more substantial meal. Tortillas also form the base of some of the country’s most popular dishes, such as enchiladas and tacos. Enchiladas are covered in a tomato and chilli sauce and stuffed with meat, cheese, vegetables or seafood. Often eaten at breakfast, these are a milder, healthier version of the taco – which is fried until crunchy and then filled with meat or vegetables.  Enchiladas also date back to the Mayan times when people would eat fish wrapped in corn tortilla. Chilaquiles are another tortilla-based breakfast dish that include yet another Mexican staple – salsa. These lightly fried corn tortillas are topped with salsa, eggs and pulled chicken, with plenty of cheese, sour cream and beans added for good measure.

Some Like it Hot

food culture in Mexico

Photo credits: Carsten ten Brink, Waywuwei

Chillies are used liberally in many dishes and range from fairly mild to absolutely scorching. Large Poblano chillies are stuffed with cheese or spicy meat (picadillo) and served as a main meal. If you are lucky, you will be able to try a variation on the traditional Poblano chilli dish in the form of chiles en nogada, which also includes chopped fruit and spices. This a patriotic dish that boasts the three colours of the Mexican flag with the green of the chilli, the white of the cream sauce and the red of the pomegranate seeds. History suggests that this dish was first served to a former Mexican emperor.

Smaller chillies are often used to garnish and in dips such as guacamole – an extremely popular dish that dates back to the time of the Aztecs. Guacamole is also a fine example of the style of traditional cuisine as it contains just a few classic ingredients, bright colours and intense flavours. Sauces and dips play a large role in the diet, with sour cream and salsa also counted among the most popular.

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It is surprisingly easy to be vegetarian in Mexico as the diet contains a few classic dishes with a lot of flavour that don’t require meat. Quesadillas are the perfect dish for vegetarians and those who wish to avoid spices, too – these are grilled tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans and salad. Beans are most often seen in the form of frijoles, where they are boiled and refried then served as the main part of a meal or as a stuffing or side dish.

Finally, there is the country’s famous fish and seafood. Boasting hundreds of miles of coastline and deep ocean waters, Mexico is home to some of the most delicious seafood in the world. The Matlali Hotel in the Nayarit region on the Pacific coast is perfectly situated to take advantage of the delectable cuisine and beautiful beaches of western Mexico. The hotel’s Raixes restaurant is world-class and features an expansive terrace where you can enjoy the best of the local seafood. One of the most famous regional dishes is theHuachinango Saradeado – marinated red snapper grilled over coals. A really traditional experience will see the fish smoked over mangrove wood and marinated with lemon and chilli sauce, then served with tortillas. The Nayarit region is also one of the world’s best locations for shrimp, in particular the tlaxtihuilli (shrimp soup).Ceviche – raw fish marinated in lime juice – is another regional speciality that tastes divine eaten al fresco against the backdrop of the ocean panoramas. A classic grilled fish meal will be perfectly complemented by a refreshing drink, perhaps a margarita from the country that created tequila or an ice-cold beer – one of Mexico’s most famous exports.

And all that is left to say is buen provecho!

 

Olivia Mordsley

 

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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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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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En los detalles pequeños

Molton Brown, amenidades en Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

Molton Brown, amenidades en Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

Los detalles pequeños son siempre los más importantes, sin embargo, son con frecuencia menospreciados. La atención que ponemos a los detalles es en el largo plazo el camino que nos lleva a crear cosas grandes, a adquirir grandeza para nosotros mismos y a construir también grandes marcas. Aunque ver el cuadro completo es importante, más aun lo es observar con detenimiento los detalles para así conocer su verdadera naturaleza y solidez.

En nuestro mundo tan ajetreado no siempre resulta sencillo cuidar de los detalles. Tenemos tanto que hacer que nuestro tiempo parece insuficiente. Muchas veces preferimos dar a nuestros seres queridos el poco tiempo que nos resta libre antes que atendernos de la manera en que nos gustaría. No obstante, es algo que vale la pena.

Cualesquiera que sean nuestras razones para enfrentar la lucha cotidiana, no es ninguna queja pero es cierto que muchas veces sentimos la necesidad de alguien que nos comprenda y nos reconforte. Es nuestra experiencia quien nos lo ha enseñado y es por eso que en Matlali Hotel no sólo hemos escogido un aliado para nosotros, sino que buscamos convertirnos en tus propios aliados.

Ya que son los pequeños detalles los que hacen toda la diferencia, las amenidades de Matlali Hotel están pensadas para ir acorde a esta filosofía. Por eso incluimos productos Molton Brown dentro de las muchas amenidades que tenemos para nuestros distinguidos huéspedes. Molton Brown es, en palabras de la propia marca, conocedora o experta en belleza. Durante varias décadas han innovado y creado productos que combinan ingredientes exóticos junto con la distintiva excentricidad londinense. Y han sido exitosos porque se ocupan de los detalles pequeños.

Poseedores de una amplia gama de productos para el cuidado personal, tales como perfumes, geles de ducha, lociones corporales, productos para el cuidado de las manos e incluso velas, Molton Brown es también una empresa que cuida del medio ambiente y no prueba sus productos en animales. Por eso, cuando usas Molton Brown sabes que estás protegiendo la naturaleza y exhortando a otros a hacer lo mismo.

Son fragancias atrevidas y colores brillantes para los hombres y mujeres conscientes de la importancia de su salud e imagen. No es coincidencia que Molton Brown se encuentre disponible en hoteles de lujo y prestigio como Matlali Hotel en Riviera Nayarit. Matlali Hotel cree en la excelencia y Molton Brown está entre nuestras amenidades porque la excelencia vive en los detalles pequeños.

Los detalles pequeños nos hacen grandes, Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

Los detalles pequeños nos hacen grandes, Matlali Hotel, Riviera Nayarit

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