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A Trip to the New Conrad Punta de Mita Is in Order

Tired of the same old WFH scenery? Change it up in Mexico.

By Jayme Lamm February 1, 2021

Work from home? More like work from paradise.

Like most of us, you’re probably dreaming of the days you can put your passport to good use again. Whether you’re ready to travel or you’re just taking notes for your bucket list, here are seven reasons to add the all-new Conrad Punta de Mita to your list of upcoming trips.

And if you're wondering about current Covid-19 travel restrictions—citizens must supply a negative test result to get back into America—the resort actually has a third-party provider on site daily to perform PCR and antigen testing.

This is Hilton’s debut Conrad resort in Mexico.

The 324-room property is brand-new, so if you pride yourself on being the trendsetter amongst your friend group, here’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Located in Riviera Nayarit, about a 45-minute ride from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), the stunning resort sits beautifully alongside the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific. 

The hotel boasts three expansive pools and operates more like a boutique hotel with five-star service, especially during limited occupancy times, where you’ll be treated like a VIP without even buying the VIP package. The hotel follows Hilton CleanStay guidelines.

One of the spa's intriguing outdoor treatment rooms.

The spa is ready to melt away the stress of 2020.

If you hear the word "cabanas" and don’t immediately think about a relaxing and soothing spa treatment, you’re missing out. The Conrad SPA’s 10,000-square-foot layout includes a unique indoor/outdoor design, which boasts seven al fresco cocoon treatment cabanas surrounded by lush plants and flowers. There are plunge pools and shaded relaxation areas at the spa too.

But the major highlight is the Temazcal, a heated stone dome long used in indigenous cultures' ceremonies to purify the body and spirit through heat, herbal steam, chanting, and meditation. It's the first temazcal ever on a Hilton property. A few minutes here, and you’ll forget all about the grievances of 2020. 

Work From Paradise packages are available.

Finally, a way to make your Zoom fantasy backdrops the real deal.  The WFP package includes a two-week stay (with a third week free), premium wifi and tech support—musts for actually getting some work done—along with 20-percent off food and beverages, flexible cancelations (up to 48 hours prior to arrival; no deposit required), and great perks for families, including certified tutors (must be booked in advance) and complimentary use of the Kids Club.

If you’ve got the will power to remain plugged into your computer in the most beautiful of destinations, then the emerging workation travel trend may be just the rewarding trip you’ve been looking for.

It's just a 2.5-hour flight from Houston.

Houstonians already know how spoiled we are to have some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations a quick flight away. This could be the vacation that lets you ease back into travel—when you’re ready, of course.

The Zarandeado Experience is for foodies.

This ultimate food experience allows you to delve into Zarandeado, Nayarit’s 500-year-old tradition of grilling fish over hot coals in a wood-fired oven. It's set in the resort’s beachfront Mezquite restaurant, and guests get to watch executive chef Victor Palma select a fish right off the boat of a local fisherman and prepare it before their very eyes—all while sitting back and relaxing with the beach before them, with refreshing cocktails and ceviche in-hand. The end result is a delicious, incredibly Instagrammable whole fish feast.

The La Campa is the poolside drink you didn’t know you needed.

As on most luxury resort vacations, the pool bar can make or break your experience—here, it'll definitely be part of the buzz you bring back to friends. Order The La Campana ($13), an invigorating concoction of Chandon, Bitter De Rosas, Delato De Toronja, and Menta Y Limón, and garnished with a passion fruit and mezcal popsicle. You can even order a variety of adult frozen popsicles from Paleta’s menu in between drinks. It is vacation, after all, so no judgment here.

Agave abounds.

The gorgeous Agave Studio is located inside a private glassed-in room inside another of the resort's restaurants, Árbol, and once inside, dinner guests are guided through the history and sips of the Mexican agave spirits, with a couple of incredible prix fixe dishes that don't disappoint. The Agave Experience includes samples of tequila, mezcal, sotol, and raicilla, paired with hors d’oeuvres or a filling Mexican agave dinner. Or, opt for the indulgent seven-course “Mexican Soil Cuisine” dinner experience with pairings of infused beverages along with agave spirits too. 

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