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La Magnífica Costa del Pacífico and laid-back beach culture, Mexico’s central west coast is a perFect getaway. by David Hanson | Photos by rachel Weill For relaxation, natural beauty, On 42 february 2013 my basement floor, I keep an old green rug with a statuesque lion in faded gold stitching. My dad, strongly encouraged by my mom, had wanted to throw it out years ago, but I liked the burly, indestructible thing. My dad got it in Acapulco on one of my parents’ trips to Mexico almost 40 years ago. Looking for a beach road trip during Seattle’s gloomy winter, I noticed the rug, and I got inspired. I pulled out a map of Mexico’s central Pacific coast. Acapulco was there to the south, but I liked the coastline a little farther north, closer to Puerto Vallarta. I’d heard of a classic designer resort there, built in the late 1960s with a serious conservation bent. And a friend had mentioned a new hotel of boutique villas clustered in a coastal jungle preservation of 250 acres just south of the bohemian surfer town of Sayulita. So I booked a flight to Puerto Vallarta for a welcome winter escape. ➺

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - February 2013

US Airways - February 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Literary Pilgrimages
Wine & Dine: Top Chefs on This Year's Trends
Wine & Dine: Comfort Food
Great Escapes: Secret Mexican Hideaways
Adventure: Best Hikes in the Valley of the Sun
Gear Up: Romantic Gestures
Destination 48: Phoenix
Travel Feature: La Magnifica Costa del Pacifico
US Airways Feature: Sky-High Sips
Best of Living: Scottsdale Saddles Up
Special Section: Chateau on Central
Best of Living: The Reef Residences at Atlantis
Williamsburg: Rediscovering the Revolutionary City
Arts Spotlight: Ovation
Special Section: Kentucky
Riding Lessons: Miller School of Albemarle
The Arts of Orange County
Must Read: Pandora's Lunchbox by Melanie Warner
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: US Airways' Do Crew
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - February 2013