Nestled on a private sandy strip surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Banderas Bay, the newly renovated Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is a cultural paradise. Indulge in a treatment inspired by the ancient healing traditions of the local Huichol culture and sip on “agua de amor” – the signature drink symbolizing love – at the Ohtli Spa. Lounge by Puerto Vallarta’s largest infinity pool with cocktails from Nosh, the new beachside bar serving up fresh seafood bites and dreamy sunset views. Learn the art of sipping tequila with Marriott Puerto Vallarta’s resident tequila sommelier who leads tastings of the resort’s own proprietary CasaMagna tequila, or opt for a taste of the local flavors with a private culinary experience in the resort’s Herb Garden. For those looking for an adventurous excursion, slip away to The Marietas Islands via the hotel’s concierge, to discover what’s known as Playa del Amor or the lover’s beach — a secret spot only accessible by swimming or kayaking through a 40-foot tunnel before reaching this natural treasure.