What’s SUP? Punta Minta’s Latest Surf Paradise

The view from Hotel Cinco's pool

Hip. Slick. Surf. What more do you really want when you escape to Mexico’s chic rustic coastline? Add in one of our favorite places to hang – otherwise known as Punta Mita – and you have a luxe, yet unpretentious escape; a pristine organic living experience in a refined atmosphere. It’s so us. Here, a healthy lifestyle is paramount, but shoes are optional.

Hotel CINCO at night

Punta Mita’s secret gem of a hip hotel, Hotel CINCO has 2 and 3-bedroom CINCO Starfish and CINCO Signature suites ranging from 1,400-2,700 sq ft in size (perfect for you and your honey, you and your family, you and your hot friends, or you and your board).

That's what we're talkin' about...

Think beach-sweet design, a complete kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and state-of-the-art electronics. Posh digs for sure, but this is a place where no one blinks twice if you track sand on the marble floors and put your feet up.

Chef Thierry Blouet

You can also dine at the appropriately named restaurant on the property. One of Punta Mita’s freshest: Café des Artistes del Mar, owned and operated by the award-winning and internationally recognized chef, Thierry Blouet. Awarded the rank of Maitre Cuisinier, distinguishing him as one of an exclusive group of culinary professionals and an ambassador of French cuisine throughout the world, Blouet is a member of the Academie Culinaire de France, an organization that brings together French chefs with those of other countries such as Mexico, Canada and the United States. The food is locavore all the way, highlighting the freshest seasonal ingredients from regional fisheries and farms in the Nayarit region of Mexico with touches that only a fine French chef can deliver.

Another fave? Rooftop casual dining at CINCO’s Local Harvest restaurant where new friends can be made over the community table. Cold cervezas are always on hand or, if you’re like us, you’ll want to try exotic organic libations at the adjacent Barefoot Bar, heaven-made for watching the sunset or counting stars.

If that’s not cool enough, they also plan Culture Camps:  As they say, “Life at CINCO supports and promotes the art of living a healthy, active lifestyle. Not only the body, but the spirit needs nourishing, and so we are pleased to present an ongoing — and changing — selection of Culture Camps.

Another Room with a View

Look to CINCO to offer creative learning experiences in a fun, group atmosphere.” Culture Camps may be combined with room stays — but need not be. They are also open to residents in the area, or those staying nearby. In fact, should they not have availability, or you prefer a different type of accommodations, let them know, and they’ll be happy to help arrange that for you too.

Hotel CINCO's Rooftop Bar

Shopping? Yes, thank you: snap up beyond-the-ordinary treasures from Pachamama frocks to Panama hats at Revolución del Sueño. The hotel also offers the complete Gerry Lopez AquaCenter with Surf/SUP (Stand Up Paddling) Concierge for aquatic adventures of every sort, and the CINCO Athletic Club & Spa to soothe and restore. You’d be nuts not to put this place on your list of New Year’s Resolutions. You’re an eco-adventure culture hound, aren’t ya?

Rooms starting at $290 USD ($350 USD in high season)

Website: cincopuntamita.com

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