North America

Mexico City + Punta Mita

While we have all spent years visiting the beautiful beaches of Mexico, it turned out it’s largest City was the true cultural gem all along.

Mexico City is the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico. It’s known for its Templo Mayor (a 13th-century Aztec temple), the baroque Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional, which houses historic murals by Diego Rivera. I took my first trip to Mexico City and I can’t wait to return again – not enough time to explore this giant cultural hub (& business gateway to Latin America). Of course, staying at the beautiful Four Seasons helps make any stay magical, but so does great people & friends, art galleries and FOOD.


Four Seasons, St Regis, Camino Real, Condesadf, Hotel Habita


Dulce Patria, Pujol, Biko, Azul Historico, Contramar, Delirio, Nicos



Note: I sadly did not get enough time to visit one of my hero’s homes, but Frida Kahlo’s La Casa Azul is located in the Colonia del Carmen neighborhood of Coyoacán in Mexico City and must be seen if you get the opportunity.


Punta Mita/Puerta Vallarta

Located just a short flight away, my friends who live in Mexico City head out to the ocean often, especially on the great deals you can get with AeroMexico. While Puerto Vallarta is a bit of a tourist trap, there are many gems to be found just a short car ride away, from Punta Mita, to Sayulita a little further on. The Four Seasons Punta Mita offers pretty much the perfect holiday for families, but also keeps separate pool areas for adults. Beach side cabanas? Check. Amazing food options? Check. Golf? I guess, check. Cliff view massages? Check. Why am I even convincing you….book it 😉

**East coasters: Tulum, Mexico is ALWAYS a good idea too. I used to go often…just a cheap flight to Cancun, and drive down the coast. Paradise found 🙂

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Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie Mitchell is the founder and content director of L’Aventure Travel. She has traveled to over 40 countries, is the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. A writer, producer, entrepreneur, and communications strategist, Carrie is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world.