The Punta de Mita Resort with Ideal Beach Access and a New Spa

Written by: the Editors of goop


Published on: January 18, 2024


Photo courtesy of Auberge Resorts Collection

If you’ve traveled to Punta de Mita before, you may know it as a place for large family gatherings and that particular mass-resort vibe that’s great for relaxing and for ease but less so for charm. Susurros del Corazón, the Auberge property in Punta de Mita, is different. It feels more intimate. It’s still lovely for smaller family getaways, but it’s also nice for couples or an all-adult friends’ trip.

First Impressions

Upon arrival at Susurros del Corazón (which means “whispers of the heart”), you’re greeted as if you’re being welcomed home. There’s no check-in desk or lobby line to wait in for room keys and hotel details. Someone on staff takes you to your room or lunch or gives you a tour, whatever you feel like. Your cuate (buddy) is there to answer questions for the rest of your stay. (In general, the people who work at Susurros are chatty and fun and friendly and incredibly helpful.)

The arrival view is stunning: A cascading pool draws your eye down to where the ocean and sky meet. An indoor-outdoor patio area is filled with pieces by local artists. Nothing feels too grand or overwrought. The buildings are unassuming, and every space you can see feels casual, comfortable.

The Rooms

There is a mix of guest rooms, suites, multiple-bedroom casas, and residential villas. The interiors are modern with natural textures—stone walls, linen sofas, basket-weave lamps—and decorated with local art. They went high-tech with the in-room lighting and music. And the patios are large, with wide doors that fully open to more beautiful views. Some suites come with their own private pool (bigger than your typical plunge pool but not full size). You can adjust the water temperature to anywhere between typical pool temperature and almost hot-tub level. And the landscaping is so lush. Back in your room, toiletries include the cutest heart-shaped loofah, a body scrub, and a body oil worthy of taking home.

At the Pool or the Beach

At the center of the resort, there are three infinity pools: one for adults, one for families, and one specifically designated for relaxation, although the vibes of all three lean decidedly relaxed. The advantage of them being clustered together, especially if you are traveling with a group, is that you can easily bounce from pool to pool.

Off the pool menu, order fish tacos—and if you love ginger, the ginger picante drink.

The beach at Susurros is so beautiful and easy to get to, you may find yourself hanging there most of the time. The waves are generally on the smaller side—there’s one area that’s good for beginner-level surfing, and another, calmer, rock-free area for swimming. Surfboards and paddleboards are ready to be taken out. Farther along the beach are some rocks and pool areas where you can fish. The sand is super soft and light—powder-like, which is rare for Punta de Mita (No, they don’t bring in the sand. It’s natural.)

A Focus on the Food

Resort food can often feel overdone in its presentation. Here, it’s not. Everything feels elegant and quite simple, with a Californian farm-to-table feeling. And it’s delicious.

Starting with breakfast: Do get a juice every morning. If the gods drank juice, this is the juice they would drink. Don’t pass up the opportunity to taste-test all the pastries. You probably won’t be able to choose a favorite, though. The huevos benedictinos isn’t so heavy as a traditional Benedict. And you can’t go wrong with the huevos rancheros. The egg-white omelet with pumpkin seeds and sweet potato hotcakes are surprise winners. The waffles are also great for kids, or whoever desires waffles.

La Boquita is the casual restaurant for lunch, cocktails, and dinner. Sit around one of the fires with a drink and hang and chat with other guests, if you’d like. The tiered seating area is ideal for watching the sun set over the beach. Order the mango salad with shrimp and lobster tacos if they have them.

Casamilpa is the nicer restaurant on property. It’s in virtually the same spot overlooking the beach but has a slightly more refined vibe. The presentation is a little more unexpected but not effortful to the point that it affects the taste. For dinner, start with the ceviche and local greens salad (which would actually be a delicious main course). The fish of the day is light and fresh and what this place does best, but there are also many amazing vegetarian options.

Hit the Spa

The ONDA spa opened in November 2023 with individual and couples’ treatment rooms, hot and cold pools, lunch service, and lots of secluded spots to lounge. You could very happily spend all day moving through the beautiful, well-stocked space; the tiles and rugs are all sourced within Mexico, and most of the products are from women-owned and Mexican brands (with the exception of Biologique Recherche, for example). A few things are still to be finalized, including a wellness room that will be kitted out with Theraguns, compression boots, face masks, and gua sha stones.

The signature treatments incorporate a range of exfoliating body scrubs, clay wraps, restorative foot soaks, and massage techniques. A full-body massage with warm oil here is more like bodywork—just the most amazing stretch. Depending on your treatment, your spa therapist may walk you through breathwork and a sound bath (positive affirmations included) at the beginning or end of the session.

And If You Want to Work Out

The gym is genuinely a lovely place to work out. It’s light and bright, with oak floors, sheer sheet curtains, and plenty of space. (It feels like an Erika Bloom studio, if you know it.) You can take a Pilates session with Reformers. They also offer beachfront morning classes, like a light strength session with Bala weights.

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