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onsitereview IBEROSTAR PLAYA MITA D E C E M B E R 2 0 13 Poolside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. sarah muñoz The huge Huichol jaguar head in the lobby, embellished with three million beads of different colors, is a sign of big, beautiful things to come at Iberostar Playa Mita: dozens of palapas waiting under the sun, light-filled rooms made for relaxation, and so many peaceful spots in which to cozy up to one's significant other. Located north of Puerto Vallarta, this vast resort has the intimacy of Riviera Nayarit's raw beauty surrounding it-mile upon mile of swelling coastline, a more-than-generous jungle and the occasional cry of a jungle cat. It's beach and forest coming together for that dreamy, relaxing and so-convenient setting clients have been dreaming of. Even the resort's unveiling was passion-filled; when the 452-room resort opened last December, Grupo Iberostar executive chairman Miguel Fluxa admitted to a love affair of his own. "I'm the type who falls in love easily and each time we open a hotel, I fall in love with it," he explained. 72 june 2014 The feeling is mutual. Roberto Sandoval, governor of the state of Nayarit, said Iberostar was "a company that believed in Nayarit." With past stop-and-go efforts in Litibu, the planned resort area where Iberostar Playa Mita is located, this property is its official, unequivocal kick-starter and had the added benefit of creating hundreds of jobs. "The more you get to know this land, the more you love it," says Fluxa, calling Mexico "an extraordinary country." He also mentioned the possibility of a second Iberostar not far from this one. It's not just talk; after Spain, Mexico has the most Iberostar properties, and with better sales numbers from the North American market, improved online sales and a burgeoning Russian market looking their way, the company is poised for just as good a year, if not better, than the one they had in 2013. Iberostar Playa Mita is the brand's first property in Riviera Nayarit but the 10th in Mexico. It's part of the brand's

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend June 2014

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Seattle’s The Edgewater Rocks
Tour Talk: Apple Leisure Group
Caribbean Weddings: Choices, Romance & More Choices
Honeymoon Havens for all Sorts of Lovebirds
Nuptials at Sea
Wild Honeymoons!
Latin America for Lovers
Colombia Travel Guide
A Fairy Tale Honeymoon
All-Inclusive Powerhouses
Iberostar Playa Mita
Let’s Get Hitched!
Romantic Retreats
Unforgettable Honeymoons a World Away

Recommend June 2014