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This Swoon Worthy Hotel in Puerto Vallarta Is a Design Dream

You'll spend more time snapping photos than poolside sitting at Hotel Amapa.
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Puerto Vallarta, a resort town in Mexico’s Pacific coast is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, LGBT-friendly nightlife, welcoming expat and local community and colorful old town. Although as cool, modern boutique hotels emerge on Mexico’s Eastern coast, Puerto Vallarta has been devoid of such options; limited strictly to all-inclusive resorts and hotel chains. That is, until now.


Hotel Amapa is Puerto Vallarta’s first effort in “Tulumifying” this energetic beach capital in Mexico’s pacific coast. The modern, minimal design will be the first of its kind in Puerto Vallarta. Set in the backdrop of its historic old town, the hotel fuses a traditional Mexican aesthetic with a bohemian, contemporary design. The landscape of the hotel is minimal, with warm, subtle embellishments from local crafts, barro coverings from Oaxaca by David Pompa, weaves by fiber artist Mariella Motilla and artisanal hammocks from the Yucatan peninsula - all of which make you feel immediately at home, and far from the chaos of the all-inclusive resorts.

If that alone isn’t a call to action for design-obsessed travelers, then leave it to Amapa’s accessibility. Centrally located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s cultural, vibrant street life, the hotel finds itself smack in the middle the bustling old town in close proximity to the best restaurants, bars, hikes, and beaches. Although if you can experience all of this from above, on the hotel’s rooftop pool and bar, why leave?

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