Designer Alice Archer shares her favourite places from her trip to Mexico
This area encompasses the city of Puerto Vallarta and Punta de Mita, a beachgoer’s paradise an hour’s drive north.
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WHERE TO STAY: Imanta Punta de Mita, hands down. I loved the “entrance” — an eight-minute drive through a protected paradise — to this luxe jungle hideaway. At the end, you are greeted with Asian-inspired villas perched on the edge of deep blue water. And the alfresco Observatorio bar offers the most incredible panoramic view in the city.
WHERE TO EAT: Barracuda is a prime spot for lunch in Vallarta, with a beach view in both directions. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, and the tacos and tostadas are spot-on and some of the best in town. Try Ketsi at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita for high-end Mexican dishes and great sunset watching.
Separated from mainland
WHERE TO STAY: Las Ventanas al Paraiso has so many repeat visitors for a reason: The resort lives up to its name, “The Windows to
WHERE TO EAT: I have a permanent smile on my face from dinner at Edith’s thanks to the convivial atmosphere and, of course, the superfresh seafood and famous tableside Caesar salad. Flora’s Field Kitchen, located on a ten-acre organic farm, goes beyond farm-to-table in a setting that feels like nowhere else you’ve been
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