Explore Riviera Nayarit’s Tropical Playground ft. One&Only Mandarina


Unravel the tropical, lush layers of the Mexican Pacific with Journey Mexico while melting into a dreamy 6-night stay at One&Only Mandarina. Finding its place between the Riviera Nayarit’s mountainous rainforest and spectacular open ocean, the resort offers jaw-dropping scenery, intoxicating sunsets, and luxurious, villa-style suites veiled amongst the treetops. Relax, explore, and indulge at the One&Only , where spa treatments come with jungle views and dinner is enjoyed beachfront, cliffside, or floating over thick jungle.

We’ll whisk you away to connect with the best of the surroundings, a symphony of coastal treasures, laid-back living, and rich local culture. Awaken your taste buds in the colorful surf town of Sayulita, where an expert will take you on a journey through famous and lesser-known Mexican spirits, bask in sunshine on a private yacht as you cruise to a hidden beach club for lunch, and step onto the unique offshore sands of the Marieta Islands after a snorkeling session in deep blue waters.



6N One&Only Mandarina – Enjoy a 6-night stay at one of the resort’s private cliff villas will leave you well versed in the art of relaxation.

Sayulita – Buzzing, vibrant and lots of fun, this surf and fishing town is a colorful seaside gem

Private Yacht to Maraikas Beach Club –
One of our favorite ways to get out on the water! Luxuriate in coastal views, tropical breeze and endless sunshine, with a stop at a super secluded beach club.

Marieta Islands –
Rays of sunlight pour in through the open roof of these rocky islas; step onto the sands of an iconic landmark and explore the underwater world with a snorkeling session.

Treat your Tastebuds –
Delve into the origins and tastings notes of agave spirits like mezcal, tequila and raicilla with an expert; savor creative combinations and fresh flavors at Maraika Beach Club.

One&Only Experiences –
Discover authentic adventures like hikes and picnics in the jungle, surfing off wild beaches, cooking classes with Mexican staples, Mesoamerican sweat lodge ceremonies, and flowing yoga practices.



Day 1: Arrival to One&Only Mandarina
Your private driver will meet you at thePVR airport and you will be driven to One&Only Mandarina hotel.  Check in to your beautiful Cliff Villa and spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the resort and its facilities.

Dinner suggestion for tonight: Dine Your Way
Start your journey at O&O Mandarina with a truly unique welcome dinner. For this special occasion, you will have the opportunity to choose your preferred spot on the property for a charming dinner setting. Whether you prefer secluded beachfront dinners, poolside cabana feasts, or barbecues on your villa terrace, enjoy multi-course menus, complemented with your favorite wine, please check with the concierge in advance to arrange your dreamed welcome dinner.

Overnight: One&Only Mandarina


Day 2: Exploring the Magical Town of Sayulita – Mexican Spirits & Foodie Adventure
Explore the ‘Pueblo Mágico’, Sayulita, with a locally guided foodie experience you won’t forget. On this culinary outing, you’ll be taken to several of Sayulita’s top food and drink spots to taste and learn about Mexico’s traditional cuisine and spirits. Enjoy the unmissable opportunity to try the best Tequilas, Mezcals and Raicillas in town, both pure and in cocktail form. You’ll get to know the distinctive and unique tastes of each of these native Mexican agave spirits, as well as learn about their origins and distillery processes.

After this experience, you’ll be able to order dishes with confidence and discern your Mexican liquors like a pro. Get ready to walk into any restaurant, bar or food stand feeling like a local! Home to some of the most exciting plates and drinks Mexico has to offer, Sayulita is a gastronomic experience you won’t want to miss. Upon conclusion, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.

Optional Suggested Evening Experience on Property: Spa Pampering
After exploring Sayulita we highly suggest you visit the O&O Spa Under the shade of majestic Higuera trees, savor a unique Nayarit-inspired welcome drink and reconnect with yourself and the world around you. Indulge in a variety of treatments inspired by indigenous and pre-Hispanic cultures, as well as the vast natural wonders of Mandarina.

Dinner suggestion for tonight: Carao Restaurant
Suspended on the cliffside, let contemporary cuisine curated by celebrity chef Enrique Olvera take you on a sensory journey. Experience reinvented traditional dishes with a bold personality, celebrating years of travel and culinary expertise.

Overnight: One&Only Mandarina




Day 3: Private Yacht to Casitas Maraika Beach Club
Enjoy your gorgeous, private yacht as you sail your way to lunch at the bohemian-chic, boat or hike-in-only beach club, Casitas Maraika. To begin this luxurious day out, your driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to La Cruz Marina. Step aboard your yacht where an attentive crew will be ready to look after you. Feel the sea breeze on your skin and take in incredible views of the bay’s mountains with a cold drink in hand.  You’ll get to admire the stunning tropical coastline as you navigate southwards towards Casitas Maraika, just under a two-hour sail away.  Listen to the DJ as you enjoy a delicious lunch, tucked away in a spectacular piece of paradise. After a couple of hours at Maraika, you’ll head back onto your yacht to sail back to La Cruz. Take in views of Puerto Vallarta from a different perspective on the water, and toast to this exclusive adventure with your nearest and dearest. Arriving back to La Cruz Marina you’ll be driven back to your hotel.

Dinner suggestion for tonight: Allora Restaurant
Located within the beachfront setting of Canalan Beach Club, Allora presents traditional Italian dining in an open-air environment along a picturesque one mile stretch of white sands. Sophisticated cuisine blends with a casual, seaside ambiance, creating a dining experience that is truly unique to Mandarina.

Overnight: One&Only Mandarina




Day 4: Explore Marietas Islands and Playa del Amor

This is a wonderful snorkel adventure to the iconic Marietas Islands and their abundant wildlife. Head to the beach with your guide and step into a local panga boat to cruise around 20 minutes towards the islands. Discover the underwater world of this National Marine Park while snorkeling with your naturalist guide, exploring the favorite spots and hidden nooks of the Marietas. Observe volcanic rock formations, tropical marine life, and unusual sea birds as you enjoy the waters of the Mexican Pacific. You’ll get the opportunity to enter the striking Playa del Amor beach, and observe the sky through its open, circular roof as waves ebb and flow on the sandy shore. After taking in the sights of this unique area of beauty, you’ll head back to Punta Mita in your panga boat.

Overnight: One&Only Mandarina




Day 5: Day at Leisure at One&Only Mandarina
This day is yours to enjoy at leisure to relax on property and lovely surroundings. One&Only Mandarina offers a wide range of activities and spa & wellness treatments. Our suggestion? Seize the essence of your  stay with a professional photoshoot. Choose from stunning settings like La Abuela, a 500-year-old tree shrouded in mystery, the rainforest’s emerald canopy, or your own villa or treehouse. Customize the shoot to reflect your style. Later, join an interactive class at Carao Restaurant to master traditional corn-based recipes like tortillas salsas and tacos. Gain insights into culinary heritage and learn skills to recreate delicious dishes at home.

Dinner suggestion for tonight: Alma Restaurant
Dine in the warm open air, with relaxed Latin music playing, sampling a refreshing palette of inspired fusion flavors from mussels flambéed in Pastis to ‘La Gloria’ Wagyu and experimental wood-fired flatbreads loaded with blue cheese or spiced salami. Enjoy a drink poolside selecting from natural wines, local spirits, and cocktails.

Overnight: One&Only Mandarina




Day 6: Day at Leisure at One&Only Mandarina
This day is yours to enjoy at leisure to relax on property or to take advantage of the many activities in the area. Not to be missed at this hotel is the Jetty Beach Club offering an exciting range of water sports including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and snorkeling.

Dinner suggestion for tonight: Treetop Restaurant
As the day comes to an end, head to the Treetop Bar for rose-gold sunsets, delectable nibbles, and cocktails infused with citrus, edible flowers, hibiscus, and indigenous herbs. Wine lovers can savor natural varieties paired with elegant appetizers such as garlicky squid, Spanish-style grilled vegetables, or mushroom tempura with rock-oyster crémeux.

Overnight: One&Only Mandarina



Day 7: Departure Day
After breakfast and hotel check out, enjoy a private transfer to Puerto Vallarta International Airport for departure flights home.


Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.


This custom-tailored journey starts from $1,800 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.