Continuing education courses at your local community college are great for expanding your horizons, but do they include a daily 60-minute massage? Probably not. For that kind of educational pampering, you’ll need to head south of the border to the Taheima Wellness Resort & Spa, which has recently teamed up with UC Berkeley’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to provide five-star learning opportunities.
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It’s often difficult to finally be able to unwind after traveling: all those airport lines, cramped seating on the airplane and long cab rides. If you’re staying at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa on your Puerto Vallarta vacation, it’s like being in the express lane to relaxation.
The CasaMagna is conveniently situated on the beach (with a luxurious family pool for loungers), near golf courses and within an easy walk to shops and restaurants in Marina Vallarta. The hotel’s 404 luxury guest rooms and 29 suites (rates range from $249 to $538) include either a private balcony or terrace. Mine looked out over the garden with a view of the pool and the ocean—and a beautiful sunset over Banderas Bay.
The hotel’s restaurant, La Estancia, offers authentic Mexican regional cuisine with a blend of the contemporary and traditional. The breakfast buffet has a wide array of choices, so take a deep breath before you plunge in. For dinner, be sure to ask for a sample of the hotel’s private-label tequila—its production is overseen by the CasaMagna’s own tequila sommelier.
What to do if you’ve had your fill of sand and sun for the day? The newly built Ohtli Spa is 22,000 square feet of luxury. Choose from a menu that includes Swedish to Thai massages, facials, wraps and even a Fire Opal Balancing Stone Therapy (which is what I chose) that involves Mexican fire opals in a hot stone massage. Absolute heaven.
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa +52-322-226-0000
Paseo La Marina 435, Marina Vallarta, Mexico
Photos courtesy of CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
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Disclosure: My stay at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa was sponsored by the Puerto Vallarta Convention and Visitors Bureau, however the opinions are my own, and there was no promise of type of coverage.