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September 2022

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cravings." Having lived in SoCal for nearly four decades, I thought I knew a thing or two about spirits made from the agave plant. But after swirling, sniffing, and sipping several types, I soon realized how little I knew, and how much I had learned during the tasting. It also helped me pick the perfect bottle to take home to my husband. e resort also offers five- course dinner pairings with agave and even a make-your-own mezcal blend. e Conrad Spa offers more not-to-be-missed experiences including treatments inside and out (when it's not too hot). Massage tables are surrounded by thatched domes of twisted wood that allow light and breezes to stream in through the branches. Influenced by Mexico's ancient Huichol culture, the spa's treatments and therapies are designed to evoke internal reflection and balance, relaxation, and self- discovery. Couples and small groups can book the Temazcal experience, billed as "a curative ceremony to purify the body and heal the spirit through heat, herbal steam, chanting, and meditative moments." Also available: relaxing massages, mud wraps, body treatments, and facials. Hit the sauna or steam room and then take an invigorating dip in the icy plunge pool to awaken your senses. In the bustling nearby village of Sayulita, known for its surf culture, I browsed the local boutiques on cobblestone streets, admired the colorful architecture, and enjoyed tacos on the beach where vendors hawked their wares. I look forward to my next stay at Conrad Punta de Mita, this time with my husband or extended family in tow, or perhaps even a girls' getaway? Si! 844.298.4300, conradpuntademita.com Detour destinations << The toes-in-the-sand Mezquite restaurant serves grilled fish and steak and creative cocktails This beachfront suite has an expansive terrace with its own plunge pool

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