My flight landed just after 1pm in Puerto Vallarta and I decided to rent a jeep from Avis to drive the coastal road north to Riviera Nayarit. Just before 3pm I arrived at my first destination – The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.
On the nine-night adventure I started with my first on the right foot. An impressive property, amazing views, and top-notch service made for a wonderful experience. I still find myself talking about the service, especially the poolside sunglasses cleaning. That’s stay luxurious.
After a quick property tour, dinner was scheduled for Bahia, the seafood-centric beachfront grill. We started with specialty cocktails, the tasty grilled guacamole and the Concha a la Macho. Then before the main dishes arrived (I ordered the catch of the day – delicious) I excused myself. I grabbed my camera to head down to the water’s edge to capture the moment.
With the trip to Mexico’s west coast, I planned to catch as many sunsets as possible. And again, it started on the right foot. Listening to the crashing waves on the volcanic rocks, I snapped this image.
I returned for the main course and dessert. The delightful conversation continued and we discussed photography, travel destinations, and Four Seasons properties. I left impressed with how critical location is to the brand. It must be perfect. In fact, the owners of the Four Seasons hand selected the location when approached to build a resort at Punta Mita. As I sat and looked at the horizon, sipping my dessert wine, I thought somebody envisioned someone having this exact moment. Perfection, indeed.
They chose wisely. Very wisely. Happy Sunset Sunday.
Stay adventurous, Craig
This post is part of the 2012 Mexican March Madness Series. And a special thanks to the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita who hosted my night at the resort and to Avis Mexico who provided a discount on the rental.