No one could taste the more than 120 fine tequilas on the menu on a three-day jaunt to exclusive Las Alamandas. But how about sampling 5 different tequilas of your choice each day, plus a special dinner with tequila-based dishes? Prepare your taste buds for a seminal tequila-immersion getaway to this private haven on the Mexican Riviera.
Las Alamandas has the highest certification, the Agave de Oro, from the Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico because of the large number of tequila brands it offers and dishes it prepares with the iconic Mexican beverage. With the three-night Tequila Package, you choose the five tequilas you want to taste each day from the extensive 120+ list. A tequilero guides guests on a tequila journey at the tastings, describing the history, production process, the types and how to drink it. Furthering the tequila immersion, the package includes a special private dinner setup with candles and torches where you can savor delicious entrees concocted with tequila.
The three-night Tequila Package, available through October 31, 2014, starts at $1,100 for two. In addition to two days of tequila tastings and the special dinner set up, included are suite accommodations, welcome cocktails, tropical fruit platter, and daily a la carte breakfast at the Oasis Restaurant or in the privacy of your suite. Reservations: Tel. + (52) 322 285-5500; Toll free in U.S. and Canada 888-882-9616 email@example.com.
More than a well-stocked bar, Las Alamandas (www.alamandas.com) is a 1,500 acre tropical paradise that has it all; it was selected by Robb Report as one of 100 Best World Resorts,has earned a AAA Four Diamond rating annually since 2004 and is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The luxurious vacation retreat is nestled within a private nature reserve boasting four private beaches, two lakes, a river, and a private airstrip. You can walk to lookout points with dramatic panoramas of the coast, focus your binoculars on numerous varieties of birds, bike or horseback ride on private trails, swim in the warm ocean waters and picnic on a beach of your own.
The full gamut of luxury creature comforts includes: 17 exceptionally spacious and luxurious suites with vibrant Mexican chic décor, oversize bathtubs, terraces and private Jacuzzis; a beach front Spa Pavilion for massages to the soothing sound of the Pacific Ocean. Gourmet farm-to-table Contemporary Mexican cuisine is prepared daily with seafood freshly caught by local fisherman, meats and free-range eggs and chicken raised by local farmers, and fruits and vegetables grown in the resort’s own organic gardens.
Among the facilities are a 60-foot swimming pool, a lighted tennis court, half basketball court, croquet, lawn chess, mountain bikes, a fully equipped air-conditioned gym, ping-pong, a lounge with a big-screen TV, and a roof-top lounge bar called “Estrella Azul,” or Blue Star. A Kids Club offers a program of games, arts and crafts, and activities for the little ones.