Conrad Punta de Mita

A lush beach retreat
VERIFIED LUXURY

Conrad Punta de Mita’s contemporary snow-white buildings seem to sprout from lush grounds full of green palms, fuchsia bougainvillea and maroon ti plants. Opened in September 2020, the Conrad fronts two miles of beach in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit region, offering a retreat surrounded by tropical nature.

But the 324-room hotel doesn’t merely reside in nature — it embraces it. The wood-floored portion of the lobby with sculptures and seating that resembles art makes you think you’re in a museum, but the real artwork is the framed open back wall, where an infinity pool trails off into the manicured grounds with the Sierra Madre Mountains in the distance. Verdant greenery lines the pathways throughout the resort, making every stroll feel like one through a botanical garden. Fine-dining restaurant CODEX seems more exclusive shrouded by mangroves.

Nature plays a large role among the Huichol, a tribe indigenous to the area whose culture also influenced the hotel. You will see it everywhere from the authentic shaman-led temazcal spa services to the artwork adorning the wall in the guest rooms.

Of course, the beach getaway also provides all the amenities you could need: four Mexican restaurants; three bars; a bright, welcoming kids club and game room; tennis, pickleball and basketball courts; and access to the 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed Litibu Golf Course (the hotel is in the same gated Litibu development).

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Our Inspector's Highlights

  • While the tranquil beach offers an oasis, you’ll find most guests sunning and swimming at the Riviera Nayarit hotel’s expansive pools. Families plant themselves in the kid-friendly option with a splash pad and waterslide, while adults flock to the infinity pool overlooking the Pacific and the sinuous pool lined with cabanas and submerged loungers next to the swim-up bar.
  • In the Punta de Mita hotel’s 10,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor spa, opt for a Huichol-inspired treatment in one of the cocoons (eye-catching alfresco domes made of branches) or the temazcal (an igloo-like sweat lodge — a practice that’s traced to ancient Mexican tribes). It’s the only temazcal in Punta de Mita and the first one in a Hilton hotel. Linger outside in the quiet spa pool, hot tubs and lounge chairs tucked under pergolas made of thick trees and branches.
  • In the morning, Árbol serves local favorites like chilaquiles and made-to-order quesadillas with freshly made tortillas. At night, it’s a wonderful place to sit on the terrace and indulge in comforting regional dishes that taste like they were made from an abuela (“grandma”) with an upscale touch, like the plump shrimp al ajillo (marinated in garlic) from nearby San Blas atop creamy rice with corn and guajillo peppers and a chile oil drizzle.
  • CODEX’s name comes from Codice, an ancient Aztec book of herbs, but the restaurant’s fare is thoroughly modern Mexican. Take the carefully composed Ixtlan lamb barbacoa, which arrives with chickpea puree, San José del Valle carrots and salsa borracha with pulque (a fermented Mexican alcoholic beverage). Desserts also have flair — jericaya, a Jalisco cinnamon-laced sweet similar to crème brûlée, arrives with a square of paper clipped above it. The waiter lights the paper on fire, which burns away leaving a charred top.
  • Be sure to reserve an experience in The Agave Studio, a glass-walled tasting room within Árbol. The knowledgeable bartender will lead you through five agave spirits, and not just tequila. Sample mezcal, raicilla and sotol and learn the differences among them, while nibbling on Mexican hors d'oeuvres. You also can upgrade the tasting into an agave-paired dinner.

The Rooms

  • The contemporary accommodations subtly incorporate Huichol touches — spot the ojo de dios (or “eye of god”) diamond pattern in the wood headboard, the cabinet handles and the art hanging above the deep-soaking tub. The spaces pull in lots of blues and creams from the Pacific and sand just outside.
  • No matter which accommodation you choose, it will come with a water vista, a patio, Huichol-inspired art, a Nespresso coffee machine, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, a sitting area with a sofa bed and a roomy stone bathroom stocked with Byredo products.
  • The beachfront accommodations are the most in-demand units. Snag a beachfront suite to get a spacious terrace and a plunge pool that overlooks the ocean.
  • Two penthouses sit on the fifth floor of the main building (the property’s tallest), offering sweeping views of the grounds and the ocean beyond. More private than the beachfront accommodations, the corner penthouses boast a kitchen, a dining room, a living room, an office and an expansive L-shaped balcony.

Amenities
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Bar
Beach
Fitness classes
Golf
Gym
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Restaurants
Spa
Tennis
Getting There
Carretera Punta de Mita Sayulita Km 2, Punta de Mita, Nayarit, 63734, Mexico
TEL52-329-298-4300
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
PVR (40 min-1 hr)  
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