If views are what you’re looking for in a vacation, this is the place to be.
Cabo’s New Haven: Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences
Imagine yourself pulling up to a luxury resort as a uniformed concierge hands you a refreshing cocktail and a soothing cold towel soaked in cucumber water. That can be you by the end of today if you’re heading to Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences.
Travelers who don’t want to fuss with details but require a wanderlust fix generally choose a destination that’s quick and simple but still satisfies the travel itch. The destination is perfect for a quick getaway as well as an extended vacation to revive the soul. This is the foundation on which Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences was built upon and why the property draws so many returning visitors.
Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences Architecture
Architecturally, the layout makes the most of the spectacular views that encircle the grounds. Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences face the Baja coast, and if views are what you’re looking for in a vacation, this is the place to be. Views of the Sea of Cortez can be detected from every angle of the property and guests can “ooh and ahh” all day long.
Because the property is independently owned and operated by the Macias family of Guadalajara, guests enjoy a personalized service experience and an array of comforts and amenities. The family’s focus is to be sure the visitors feel they’re in a “home away from home.”
Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences Decor
One of the first details that grabs visitors’ attention at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is the elegant, artsy décor. The lobby’s dramatic arch opens to a vision of the sea below with a view of the coastline that stretches for miles. The ceiling is hand-painted in a classic Mexican scroll motif.
The entire property is fashioned by famed interior designer and Macias family member, Lourdes Macias. She skillfully utilized a mix of both traditional and contemporary appointments. Every nook and cranny of this magnificent resort is colorful and expressive.
With tastefully oversized everything, Hacienda Escantada Resort and Residences features exquisite artistry from the furnishings to the strategically curated artwork and floors. The local culture is reflected in the décor concept, utilizing bright tones and oceanic hues.
The balconies, with individual plunge pools in each of the property’s 37 deluxe suites, are big enough for a crowd yet provide a comfortable setting for solitude and stargazing.
The Milagro Spa
The Milagro Spa, located on the premises, is a great place to unwind after a day playing in the sand and surf. There are five treatment rooms, each designed with warm tones complimentary to the rest of the resort with hand-painted wall murals and heated floors. The technicians and facialists are expert at their skill and make use of native herbs and plants to promote wellness. There is also a therapy pool, sauna and steam room.
The lavish treatments are designed to be healing and energizing and are based around four Mexican flowers: the dahlia, Mexican marigold, amaranth and the sunflower. Each of the curated services focus on restoring total wellness through culturally inspired techniques. Cooling seaweed or chocolate facials, lava shell massage and hot stone body treatments are a few of the long list of experiences guests can enjoy.
The architecture in the expansive hot tub area features arches and mosaic ceiling tiles. Evenings also offer a great time as guests can sit in the artistically lit water and enjoy the moonlight as it reflects on the crashing waves below.
Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences Rooftop
The rooftop is where much of the food and fun can be found. The rooftop Sky Pool offers 360-degree views of the surrounding hillsides and scenic beach below. The creative architecture resembles an old Grecian setting with arches and pillars that rest across the width of the infinity pool. The deck is lined with cabanas in which guests can enjoy bites and cocktails from Ático, the rooftop bar.
Also located on the rooftop, the Sky Gym has state-of-the-art equipment where guests can sweat off the day’s epicurean indulgences without forfeiting a moment of those panoramic views.
Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences Dining
The property’s signature restaurant, Mestizo del Mar, located on the rooftop as well, offers fresh seafood and unique gastronomic creations by Chef Oscar Rodríguez García. While it’s a feast for foodies, it is also esthetically enjoyable and styled with unique light fixtures, inlaid tiles and local handmade crafts.
Cantomar is Vista Encantada’s piano bar where guests can relax after a hard day of, well … relaxing!
Fresco Juice Bar & Natural Delights is where guests can get their daily green drink and there’s a Starbucks on site for those who need their latte fix. However, the suites come complete with a kitchen, coffee maker and an array of convenient appliances.
For a more upscale experience, Vista Encantada offers an all-inclusive plan which consists of a variety of perks such as in-room sparkling wine upon arrival, premium liquor upgrades and a broad selection of gourmet meals. The plan also offers complimentary access to the spa and sauna, shuttle service and a bounty of special services and activities.
Also tucked in the Baja cliffs adjacent to the resort are the newly built Residences at Hacienda Encantada, featuring one to four-bedroom villas that include luxury amenities, a spiral staircase, a private yard with a pool, a swim-up bar, and a fire pit. The best part is that a personal chef and a butler are available upon request. There are 36 units and each is named for a mission along El Camino Real.
Whether staying at the resort or the residences, a visit to Vista Encantada will not disappoint. The accommodations are so abundant that even though there’s plenty to do in town, guests may never step off the property while visiting.
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Cabo’s New Haven: Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences
by Monique Reidy
For more info visit vistaencantadaresort.com
3625 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 230
Westlake Village, CA, 91362
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