Set in the heart of a 250-acre jungle eco-reserve on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the Imanta Resort feels far removed from the brash all-inclusive resorts clustered around neighbouring Puerto Vallarta. There is a real tropical feel to the estate, surrounded by waving palms, colourful flowers and thick jungle, with plenty to explore; guided wildlife hikes lead guests deep into the forest, while there are kayaks and snorkels on hand for discovering the vibrant marine world beneath the water. Guest villas built from local stone are filled with polished wood, rattan furniture and cooling tiled floors, and come with outdoor terraces with sunken baths looking out over the jungle or ocean.
The best, the Oceanfront Casas, have a private infinity pool. Depending on the season, there is whale-watching and trips to the beach to watch baby turtles hatch, plus a jungle spa offering treatments based on traditional Aztec and pre-Hispanic healing methods all year round. Many of the ingredients used in the resort's two main restaurants are sourced from the on-site organic gardens or by local fishermen. Tzamaika Ocean Grill, set right on the beach, serves fresh seafood cooked on a wood grill and colourful salads and Mexican tacos. Fine-dining restaurant Tukipa has a deeply seasonal menu and sensational ocean and jungle views, while tapas and cocktails are served at the Observatorio Bar - which boasts one of the best sunset views in the area.
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