Intimate Fashion Evening

Intimate Fashion EveningIntimate Fashion Evening | New York, United States | Intimate evening of Fashion previews and Dress-Ups by Rubin Singer sponsored by Four Seasons Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit , Mexico. Location: Rubin Singer Studio, Garment District, Manhattan, New York. Produced by Carlos Melia. Catering by Ofrenda NYC. Special thanks to Thomas Citterio at Four Seasons Punta Mita for joining us, all the way from Mexico, for this special occasion.  / More at www.rubinsinger.wordpress.com. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Four Seasons Punta Mita

Four Seasons Punta Mita  |  Riviera Nayarit, Mexico  |  Last week I spent an amazing time exploring  Mexico, a new region which was totally new to me and I fell in love with. Four Season Punta Mita, my host, such a sophisticated resort, an oasis of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters within the gated community of Punta Mita, in the state of Riviera Nayarit, just less than 1 hour and 30 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport in the state of Jalisco.
Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comI was driven by private transportation from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, where you will arrive, to the Four Seasons Punta Mita. The minute I crossed by the gates of Punta Mita, that is when I understood the concept of this entire Resort. Within the gated community of Punta Mita, and only minutes away from Playa de Anclote and the fishing village of Punta de Mita. The resort consists on: 173 Mexican inspired guest rooms “Casitas” and Suites. 4 Restaurants and 3 Lounges. A 55 foot Private Yacht.  3 Pools, 2 Private Beaches, 2 Jack Niklaus designed Gold Courses, 10 Tennis Courts and over 1319 square-metre spa and fitness facilities.
Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comI was welcomed by their friendly and professional staff at the Lobby under the main ” Palapa ” open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves. There they Checked me IN, and minutes after I was already on a buckie on the way to my suite. Golf Buckies are the way to move along the resort, subdivided in the following sections: The main building, the Casitas – guest rooms, the suites, the villas and the residences. But my formal Check IN moment was still yet to come, at the privacy of my Presidential Suite and right on the beach.
Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comQuite an unusual Check IN, by the local native Huichol Indians, blessing my stay, on a ceremony asking the Gods on every corner of the earth and each element to bless my stay. This is part of the project, on which Four Seasons has committed to create unique experiences worldwide for their guest, bringing the local culture of each destination to the hotel experience, making it unique.


Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comIn the style of chic Mexican beach homes, each guest room at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita offers simple, sumptuous décor and opens to a furnished terrace or balcony. High-tech features include plasma-screen televisions, DVD and CD players, computer/fax connections, two-line telephones and high-speed Internet access. For personal comfort, there are famously restful Four Seasons beds, large closets and an in-room safe. Spacious bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub, a separate glass-enclosed shower, a two-basin vanity, and a WC in a separate alcove. For temperature control, air conditioning and ceiling fans are provided. Amenities by L’Occitane.

I was hosted at their premium Suite Coral, also know among VIP Guests, as the “Presidential Suite”. A stunning casita located on Manzanilla Beach, this five-bedroom Coral Suite is the ultimate in luxury, complete with a private drive, poolside cabana, spa and more. It is also configurable as a two- or three-bedroom suite. There I had my own private fitness center and Cinema Room. A 208-square-metre (2,236-square-foot) furnished terrace with wraparound pools, beach access, hammocks and a teak daybed.  Amenities by Aqua di Parma. Click here to see the entire Suite Coral Flickr Photo Album.
Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comOne of the comments I received from fellow travel agents and some guest, when I posted on my Facebook that I was coming to experience FS Punta Mita, was the unanimous …”It is outdated, needs a renovation…”. Well guess what, they did the renovations, and they are taking advantage of the low season to do more. Rooms have been updated, from the classic Mexican style to  brand new looks in suites and rooms, giving them a subtle but notable new decor. And this has not stopped there, during my visit I saw the work they are doing on the main adults pool, Tamai, updating the lounge concept, with a brand new pool and updated cabanas. The whole concept of the resort is very well though and planned, where all division interact at some of the common areas, but still each remains private and isolated from the others, meaning the Casitas, with the Residences, Suites and Villas. Click here to see the entire Four Seasons Punta Mita Flickr Photo Album.
Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comIf you are keen of children, but not so much during your relaxing getaway, not to worry. FS Punta Mita has though of that too. They have their own sections for children, including their own pool area and Kids Club. Lazy River is where families can relax on an inner tube or noodle as the mild current of the Lazy River gently moves them along. This cool and refreshing “river” encircles the Oasis complex, a family-oriented building that houses 23 rooms and suites. A full-service bar is available nearby

Private dinner at The Rock Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comSome of the unique haute experiences coordinated and planned by Four Seasons Punta Mita, that made an impression on me were: Private Dinner at The Rock. The Rock is a bespoke by request restaurant that only pops up at the hotel for very VIP or special occasions. Accompanied by Jason Santamaria – Sales Manager at FS Punta Mita, we enjoyed a very well though menu of 4 steps including all local fresh produce like lobster, Shrimp, Calamari and the fish of the day Mahi-Mahi all specially prepared and presented by the Chef of the Resort, along with some bottles of Dom Perignon Champagne, while enjoying the views of a stunning sunset over Mansanillo Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Read and See More
Sailing onboard Four Seasons Yacht by www.carlosmeliablog.comPrivate Yacht sailing and Sunset Diner across the Banderas Bay to Marieta Islands. What an amazing way to close my week stay at the Four Seasons Punta Mita at Riviera Nayarit, Mexico that onboard the Four Seasons Yacht sailing along Bahia Banderas, all the way back again to the Marieta Islands, and then sunset dinner along Anclote Beach, back to the marina over a fabulous dinner by the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Punta Mita. OH and the final touch, a school of Blottenose Dolphins following our yacht and jumping around like saying farewell, such a magical afternoon.  Read and See More
Tequila vs Mezcal by www.carlosmeliablog.comTequila & Mezcal Degustation. FS Punta Mita, assigned their Tequila Sommelier, to give us a tasting class. Tequila is a type of Mezcal, made off a very particular type of Agave. Read and See More
Marieta Islands National Park Mexico by www.carlosmeliablog.comAnd last but not least AT ALL, the Private Tour to the Marieta Islands, coordinated by Four Seasons along with Punta Mita Adventures. Marieta Islands National Park in the state of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, waters of the Pacific Ocean. A group of small uninhabited islands a few miles off the coast with two main volcanic formations dating from 60K years ago, each called Redonda (Rounded) and Larga (Long). Known as the Galapagos of Mexico, home to the Blue footed Boobies. Read and See More
Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe Spa at the FS Punta Mita, is rather small but fully equipped. When you combine basic with experienced and professional therapist, then size is not an issue. FS Punta Mita nevertheless is aware of their own limitations and as part of their renovations plans, is to grown and expand their Spa facilities. I took a 3 hours Mayan Fango Massage w/ Vichy Bed and a Men’s Facial which was outstanding.
Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comOnce finished get ready for a true Mexican moment after your treatment, unwinding over your own bespoke Margaritas at the Relaxation room. From there I moved on to their Fitness Center, although I had my own at my suite, but it was literally love at first sight when I saw it.
Fitness Center at the Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comIf you are into working out, then you will ADORE this gym, quite unusual to a hotel, although I must say that Four Seasons has surprised me with great Fitness Centers around the globe. Also you might join some of the daily activities planned by the hotel, like morning Yoga at the Rock or Golf

Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comGolf is not my thing at all, reason why I say little or almost nothing about this. But it is indeed worth the mention, set  at a breathtaking tropical landscape of white sand, palm trees and stunning ocean views. Two golf courses to choose from Bahia Golf Course, with its undulating fairways and greens. And Pacifico Golf Course offers stunning panoramic views of the Pacific. Both designed by Jack Nicklaus.  You see the little island at the far end on the photo above ? this is the notorious hole 3B, dubbed “the Tail of the Whale,” the world’s only natural island green.
Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comFS Punta Mita, has some of the most breathtaking sunsets I have seen ever, to be match with those over the Zambezi River in Zambia, over at the Mekong River in Laos. Either at the comfort of my suite at Manzanilla Beach (photo below), at the Nuna Pool (photo above), at Las Cuevas Beach or as I did the first day, dining in style at The Rock. The sun literally sets in front of the resort.
Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comDinning is a whole experience, and I do not want to be reiterative, but a must during you stay are both: Private Dinner on The Rock and Sunset Dinner at the Four Seasons Yacht. The other options I tried during my stay where, Ketsi (photo below) every morning for breakfast. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ketsi is perfect anytime of day. Located near the pool with breathtaking ocean views, this restaurant is shaded by a traditional thatched palapa roof and serves modern interpretations of Mexican classics amid a chic casual Mexican-style décor. A la carte each morning features both American and Mexican favourites including the traditional chilaquiles. A variety of fresh, local fruits and vegetables are used throughout the dining menus, along with the catch of the day.
Ketsi at Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comI also tried Aramara, “sacred place by the ocean” in the native Huichol language. Contemporary Asian cuisine at Aramara, where influences from the Far East are blended with a taste of Mexico. Simplicity of contemporary Asian cuisine with the produce and seafood of the Pacific, fresh from the shores of Punta Mita and the neighbouring fishing village of Sayulita. But before dinner stop at the lounge to try exotic menu and live music six nights a week. Original cocktails created with fresh herbal infusions are complemented by a selection of premium beverages, including Japanese and Mexican beers, sake, Shoju, signature tea blends, Asian-spiced coffees and 40 wines by the glass. As well, our sommelier can present a wide selection of national wines during dinner. A private dining enclave features the popular Chef’s Table on Friday evenings. The chef’s special menu is paired with the sommelier’s delightful cocktail and wine selections. A main wine list hosts a roster of 200 varieties representing both Old and New World regions. There is a third restaurant by renown Richard Sandoval called Bahia, located right on Las Cuevas Beach, but unfortunately was closed for renovations during my stay.
Villas at Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comVillas at Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comFinally I must mention their Villas, with special mention to Villa #01. Experience a tropical vacation like no other. Nestled into the serene hillside of Punta Mitra, this luxury villa offers stunning views of the Pacific and Sierra Madres in the distance. Unwind after a fun-filled day on the beach in your infinity-edge pool, or take a soak in the whirlpool before settling down to dinner in the outside sitting area with dining table and grill. Wake to Pacific breezes each morning as you sit on your private terrace and sip your coffee or read the paper. At night, watch the deep crimson sun kiss the horizon. Four and five bedrooms Ocean View / Ocean Front and/or Beach Front Villas.

Manzanilla Beach at Four Seasons Punta Mita by www.carlosmeliablog.comI think I have covered almost every detail of my fantastic stay at the Four Seasons Punta Mita, an entire week of relaxation and indulgence.  At CarlosMeliaBlog.com as member of Four Seasons Preferred Partners, we can customize the best itineraries and  experiences, offering beyond competitive price and extra amenities. You can read here more about my experience at Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta. Hope you have enjoyed my review. (photo above: Manzanilla Beach / photo below: Las Cuevas Beach). CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta  |  Jalisco, Mexico  |  Last week, during my visit/stay at Four Seasons Punta Mita, I got to spend time at Puerto Vallarta. Four influences converged during the 1960s and early 1970s to launch Puerto Vallarta into its trajectory toward becoming a major resort destination, but without a doubt, the extensive coverage to Elizabeth Taylor’s extramarital affair with Richard Burton, during the filming of  “The Night of the Iguana” in a small town just south of Puerto Vallarta, put them in the spotlight.
Although my final destination was Punta Mita, approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away, in the state of in Riviera Nayarit, all flights arrive to Puerto Vallarta. Therefore being my first time I took two hours to explore it. I must say that I found the Malecon – waterfront promenade, and the Romantic district or old Puerto Vallarta, quite quaint and charming, I was not sold by the destination. Puerto Vallarta is a mystic city that harbors tradition in its plazas, in its streets, in its people. Located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, where Jalisco and Riviera Nayarit meet, Puerto Vallarta lays in the heart of Banderas Bay and offers both: tradition and vanguard. Only a few short hours flight from most major cities in the US and Canada.
For decades now, Puerto Vallarta has been the epicenter to the LGBT scene, the gourmet happening, and although I was very happy to spend time there for my tour, I found no comparison to my experience at Punta Mita and my time exploring the small towns along Riviera Nayarit. Rapid growth in tourist volume in Puerto Vallarta has given rise to rapid growth in hotel and rental apartment construction, but to my understanding in a way that has lost in translation the spirit and heritage of this destination. Do not get confused with Nuevo Vallarta, which is a pseudo South Beach in the heart of Riviera Nayarit, and nothing has in common with Puerto Vallarta.
Photo above, the Crown of Our Lady sculpture on top of the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Visit the Mercado Isle Cuale and Mercado Municipal Cuale – there are two large public markets in the Centro along the banks of the Cuale selling a variety of artisanal and souvenir goods. Plaza de Armas and City Hall. Unfortunately I did not have time to explore Playa Conchas Chinas – Chinese Shells Beach- the city’s most secluded beach, located to the South of the headland which forms the boundary of Los Muertos beach, which it might have changed my perspective of this destination.
Restaurant wise, this came highly recommended by locals: El Arrayan and Trio. And you must do a stop at one of the Coconut stalls and have your own Tejuino and  Tuba experience. I did and I will blog about this separately. Enjoy CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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TEQUILA vs. MEZCAL

TEQUILA vs. MEZCAL  |  Riviera Nayarit, Mexico  |  Every destination I go, I try to embrace as much local information as possible, and with the help of my local contacts, always I like to learn about the typical drinks. This time in Mexico to subject is of course the Tequila, but also the Mezcal, not very well known by many, but very important for Mexico. So the Four Seasons Punta Mita, assigned their Tequila Sommelier, to give us a tasting class. Tequila is a type of Mezcal, made off a very particular type of Agave.

Tequila is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 kilometres (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands. All Tequilas go through two distillations. There are three different types of Tequila, and we tasted all of them. Silver Tequila, which is supposed to be drank along with Sangrita – made with Seville orange, lime and pomegranate juices, with chili powder or hot sauce. This Tequila is used as an appetitive.

Rested Tequila, with the taste of oak barrels since it is rested for a period of time in them, allowing for richer and more complex flavors. Used primarily for cocktails, like Margatitas. And third the Aged Tequila, with the main use for after dinner drink, served in a glass similar to the Cognaq.

Tequila’s taste is determined by the Blue agaves. Those grown in the highlands region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor. Forget about all those rules to drink Tequila, the only and right way to do it, is by zipping it through. And before you drink Tequila, to cleanse your palate, take a pinch of salt and some lime juice. Then you are ready for the experience.

As for the Mezcal, is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant, a form of agavenative to Mexico. The word mezcal comes from Nahuatl mexcalli – metl and ixcalli which means “oven-cooked agave. In Mexico, mezcal is generally consumed straight and has a strong smoky flavor. Though mezcal is not as popular as tequila (a mezcal made specifically from the blue agave in select regions of the country), Mexico does export the product. Hope you like this little introduction, our tasting went a bit further, but you will have to try it yourself. At the Four Seasons Punta Mita, they also do tastings of Mole, cheese among other local delights. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Sailing onboard Four Seasons Yacht

Sailing onboard Four Seasons Yacht   |  Riviera Nayarit, Mexico  |  What an amazing way to close my week stay at the Four Seasons Punta Mita at Riviera Nayarit, Mexico that onboard the Four Seasons Yacht sailing along Bahia Banderas, all the way back again to the Marieta Islands, and then sunset dinner along Anclote Beach, back to the marina over a fabulous dinner by the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Punta Mita. OH and the final touch, a school of Blottenose Dolphins following our yacht and jumping around like saying farewell, such a magical afternoon.

The Four Seasons Yacht is stunning. A luxurious 17-metre (55-foot) yacht for guests to charter privately on a daily basis. The spacious yacht features a living room and kitchen with dining table, a separate shaded relaxation area on the upper deck, and sunning areas on the bow, stern and rear upper deck. The ship also sports a Wave Runner for guests to ride when the yacht is anchored.

A private 10 guests group may charter the yacht for six hours during the day or for sunset. Each charter includes a catered assortment of snacks and drinks. Our private setting in Punta Mita – less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta – allows for an intimate journey that conveniently leaves from Marina La Cruz located 20 minutes from the Resort.

Charter options include snorkelling and diving along the pristine coast or cruises among the protected Marietta Islands, which boast a thriving bird and fish population; whale-watching during the months of December through March; and fishing in the bountiful waters of the Punta Mita area. Lounging on the yacht while soaking up the sun and breathtaking scenery is another popular option.

Without a doubt, the perfect way to close my visit to Punta Mita and Riviera Nayarit. Great new friends, Margaritas, MOET, food, music and the picture perfect sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Hope you enjoy the photos, and next time you visit Four Seasons Punta Mita, have a try sailing the yacht, you will love it. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Marieta Islands National Park Mexico

Marieta Islands National Park Mexico  |  Riviera Nayarit, Mexico  |  Today I spent my full morning exploring the area of Bahia Banderas, and Marieta Islands National Park in the state of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, waters of the Pacific Ocean. A group of small uninhabited islands a few miles off the coast with two main volcanic formations dating from 60K years ago, each called Redonda (Rounded) and Larga (Long). The photo above is an aereal photo (not taken by me) of the hidden beach located on the rounded main island. The access is only through a very narrow tunnel, since nobody is allow on the island anymore these days. Just SPECTACULAR. The beach was under a formation of volcanic rock which served as a sort of a roof, which collapsed long time ago, leaving this unusual beach out to be admired by all of us. Boats stop at the main entrance of the tunnel and you have to snorkel and swim your way into it.
Top destinations for the abundant birds and marine fauna populations due to the islands being protected from fishing and hunting by the Mexican government, since it became National Park. Nowadays nobody can disembark on the main island, and you may only access to the side beaches of the long island.
Other than seeing the Humpback Whales during the mating and birth seasons (not the time I was there), the other leading stars at the show of nature, are the beyond cute and adorable Blue footed Boobies, found not only in the Galapagos, as many think, but also here at the Marieta Islands, with a total population of approx. 30K among the different types of Boobies in the island.  The natural breeding habitat of the Blue-footed Booby is tropical and subtropical islands of the Pacific Ocean. Their range extends from the Gulf of California down along the western coasts of Central and South America to Peru. This bird if fully monogamous.
The Marieta Islands were originally formed many thousands of years ago by volcanic activity, and are completely uninhabited. The islands are about 20 minutes boat ride from my hotel the Four Seasons Punta Mita coast of Punta Mita and are visited daily by hundreds of tourists, yet no one can legally set foot on the islands. In the early 1900s the Mexican government began conducting military testing on the islands because no one lived there. Many bombings and large explosions took place on the islands causing amazing caves and rock formations to be created.
Thanks to Jacques Cousteau, in the late 1960s, the government eventually decided to label the islands a national park and therefore protected against any fishing, hunting or human activity.


One of the water activities and ways to explore the islands are by Paddle Boards, and so I did, or at least tried my best to and to stay on it. The big bonus of staying on top of the board, is that you will not have to deal with the hundreds of jellyfish in the water. Trust me a big big plus, and motivation to speed learning.
Scuba Diving or Snorkeling as most definitely some of the favorite activities to do around, inside and under the island. The underwater vision is pretty incredible and the marine fauna just overwhelming in such an amazing way. Unfortunately I was not carrying my underwater camera on this trip, but my guide has taken a few snapshots of me, which I will upload as soon as he send them to me. Again the Jellyfish made the experience a bit more limited, but FYI this only happens during the month of May and June, not the entire year.
The tour company used for this experience was Punta Mita Adventures, highly recommended by the Four Seasons Punta Mita. It was a private boat with me, my bilingual guide/instructor and the captain of the boat. The whole trip took approx. 2 hours with several stops and lots of interesting information. The tour departs right from the marina at the Four Seasons. Beverages, full scuba/snorkeling equipment included.
See why Jacques Cousteau fell in love with these islands and started the movement to protect them.  As the premier scuba diving and snorkeling location in the bay, you’ll have the opportunity to swim with more than 100 species of fish as well possible encounters with octopus, lobsters, rays, turtles and more – with colorful coral formations as your backdrop.
 Located just a few kilometers off of Punta Mita, these islands, formed by volcanic activity during the Cretaceous period, were designated as a National Park in 2005.  An important migratory bird sanctuary, they act as a refuge for at least 92 species of aquatic birds, including the colorful Blue-footed Booby – which also nest in the famous Galapagos Islands.
 During whales seasons, seeing and hearing a Humpback whale breach 25 yards away from your boat is like no other experience. It is truly a jaw-dropping experience that should not be missed. During the winter months, you are likely to see these whales during you ride to the islands. Our guides will work hard to locate the whales to add this experience to your already amazing day of nature. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. See more photos at Snorkeling the Marieta IslandsCM @ Carlos Melia Recommends


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Rosa Mexicano Traditional Cuisine

Rosa Mexicano Traditional Cuisine  |  Punta de Mita, Mexico  |  Tonight we decided to go local, and together with Jason S. – Four Seasons and Richard K – Tourism Riviera Nayarit, we showed up at Rosa Mexicano. Not only amazing, full of taste and fresh local and overall Mexican traditional dishes, but also an incredible setting at this outdoors restaurant over Anclote Beach, with a terrace right over the beach.
Yet another FANTASTIC dinner in Riviera Nayarit. This time at Rosa Mexicano at Anclote Beach in Punta de Mita fishing village, only minutes away from the Four Seasons Resort.
All my favorites Mole, fresh Guacamole, Green Ceviche all with typical Margaritas Jamaica, overlooking the waters of Bahia Banderas, right off the Pacific Ocean. The music of LIVE Mariachis playing in the background, while our waiter is grinding our sauces on a typical molcajete, is a stone tool, the traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle tool. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Private dinner at The Rock Punta Mita

Private dinner at The Rock Punta Mita  |  Punta Mita, Mexico  |  This morning I arrived to Punta Mita at Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, hosted by the Four Seasons Punta Mita. Tonight was my first dinner and they fully went out of their way to impress me with a private dinner at The Rock. The Rock is a bespoke by request restaurant that only pops up at the hotel for very VIP or special occasions.
Accompanied by Jason Santamaria – Sales Manager at FS Punta Mita, we enjoyed a very well though menu of 4 steps including all local fresh produce like lobster, Shrimp, Calamari and the fish of the day Mahi-Mahi all specially prepared and presented by the Chef of the Resort, along with some bottles of Dom Perignon Champagne, while enjoying the views of a stunning sunset over Mansanillo Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
 A romantic dinner, a celebration for a small private group, or maybe why not just to be enjoyed on your own, overlooking the sunset and later the moon reflecting over the water and the stars shining along the heat of your fire.  What an special unique haute experience. This happens on top of The Rock, overlooking Mansanillo Beach.
I would definitely walk down the aisle and say ” YES I DO ” surrounded by this breathtaking setting, wouldn’t you ? Sunrise or Sunset, Gay or Straight… And after a lovely ceremony on The Rock, a local dinner at Las Cuevas Beach, see below…
Indeed a gourmet experience it took me by surprise and I was not expected. I mean, you get amazing hotels with lovely views like this all over the world, but the execution to detail and professionalism, I hope you can see and read through my photos, it is what only companies like Four Seasons Worldwide can make happen. MUST Try. !!! Now time to relax at the fire contemplating the moon and listening to the rumbling of the Pacific Ocean, sipping through my late harvest sweet white wine. Excited about my day tomorrow, stay tuned. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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GPS Carlos Melia Riviera Nayarit

GPS Carlos Melia Riviera Nayarit  | Punta Mita, Mexico  | Getting ready to depart early Monday, for my four days visit, next week, exploring Punta Mita and Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, invited and hosted by Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico. Time to relax and focus on work, while exploring the small towns and villages of the Riviera. This will be my first time back in Mexico after many many years, when my parents used to take me on holidays to Acapulco and Distrito Federal.

 

Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport.  The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay.  Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine, and the local artwork from the traditional Huichol tribe.  All to be posted here at www.carlosmeliablog.com, stay tuned. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Next for CarlosMeliaBlog UK and Mexico

20130424-180503.jpg Next for CarlosMeliaBlog UK and Mexico | So my May is already SOLD OUT. London, UK at St Pancras Hotel and Beyonce’s Concert on the first week for five days, and Four Seasons Punta Mita, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for five days on the second week. New York you wont see me much during May. All to be posted at carlosmeliablog.com. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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