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Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards: PB Mazatlán and Sunset Beach

October 21, 2022

We’ve done it again! Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán Beach Resort and Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort have been recognized as two of the “Top 20 Resorts in Western Mexico” in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. The list, generated by 240,000 publication readers, shines a spotlight on the country's best beaches, food, culture, and accommodations. Why Pueblo Bonito? Why not! We can think of more than a few reasons that are sure to send you flying down to Mexico to see for yourself.

Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán Beach Resort, the hospitality company’s original property that fronts one of the best stretches of beach in Mazatlán. For 35 years, the deluxe, all-inclusive resort hotel has been credited with setting the bar for luxury travel in Mazatlán. Living up to its name in translation, the “beautiful village” effectively launched one of the most successful resort brands in Mexico. Since then, an extensive $26.5 million dollar renovation project, completed last year, has impressed visitors from all over the world. The votes reflect that. Designed to highlight the hotel’s Old-World charm while also elevating the more contemporary elements of the property, improvements have elevated the guest suites, restaurants, lobbies, pools, and façade. Of course, the remodeling and renovation project updated and streamlined the appearance of the building’s exterior, too. All of the changes prioritize guest experience and serve to strengthen the resort’s decades-long relationship with visiting and returning families. Located along the Zona Dorada, or the “Golden Zone of Mazatlán,” the hotel sets a new bar for luxury travel in Mazatlán, with doorstep access to all of the city’s top sites. Whether guests stroll through Plaza Machado, along Mazatlán’s malecón, or take a hike to see the lighthouse atop El Faro, the to-do list is endless.

And we haven’t even mentioned the resort’s spectacular dining options! Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán’s deluxe all-inclusive plan features meals at a variety of world- class, on-site restaurants. Be transported by a meal at Angelo’s where chefs prepare fresh takes on old classics. Serving authentic, gourmet northern Italian cuisine, the restaurant curates a certain elegance while maintaining a comfortable ambiance for families. Be wowed at the reimagined Cilantro’s where the freshest seafood is served at a beachfront setting. Or, try Casa 46, our offsite restaurant located in historic Machado Square. At once classic and inviting, order from a gourmet menu and see why Chef Carlos Contreras and his talented staff have won global acclaim. Locally sourced shrimp aren’t the restaurant’s only specialty; any number of fabulous soups, salads, and sizzling steaks are prepared with a Mexican- inspired flair every night, each with an Insta-worthy presentation.

All told, the detailed refurbishment of this landmark resort commanding the finest stretch of beach in Mazatlán—has surely impressed Conde Nast Traveler readers whose commendation is a welcome complement to all of us who help deliver luxury service at Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán.

It’s no surprise that Conde Nast Traveler’s readers also named Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort among the world’s best resorts in Western Mexico. An internationally acclaimed, family-friendly property terraced along a coastal bluff high above the beach and sea, the elite Los Cabos property welcomes guests to an oasis of lush gardens and stylish accommodations. The beautifully appointed suites at Sunset Beach, situated within hacienda style villas, offer deluxe accommodations and ocean views from every room. In fact, travel and dining publication, The Gate, collated hundreds of thousands of TripAdvisor reviews to determine which hotels have the best views in the world, and Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort won. Whether stepping out on your terrace to savor your morning coffee or lingering over a chilled bottle of wine at sunset at the Lobby Bar, the view from our idyllic bluff above the beach is practically worth the trip in itself. But there’s more; so much more! The resort’s extensive list of amenities includes a gym with an oceanfront view and exclusive access to the resort’s award-winning Armonia Spa. From deep tissue massages and soothing body scrubs to luxury organic facials and healing body wraps, the premier spa experience exceeds every expectation. True to its name, Armonia strives to deliver a sense of harmony to guests’ bodies, minds, and spirits through an eclectic, yet trusted menu of spa services constantly updated to meet industry trends. The Sky Pool—a two-tiered infinity pool perched 250 feet above sea level—or any one of the resort’s six swimming pools, all offer fabulous ocean views. The Sunset Beach Kids Clubs, meanwhile, welcomes younger guests to enjoy arts and crafts, board games, pool games and movies. Tweens and teens, ages 12 to 19, gravitate to the hip, urban-themed Fun Lab, a lounge and recreation center built for teenagers that offers video games, pool tables, a movie and karaoke theater, plus a soda fountain that serves pizza, nachos and popcorn. For unforgettable sunsets, the Sky Pool at Sunset Beach, a two-tiered infinity pool perched 250 feet above sea level, is the most Instagram-worthy spot in all of Los Cabos.

But once again, we’ve yet to mention the food! LaFrida Restaurant pays tribute to Mexican cuisine, art, and culture. This fine-dining establishment at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach offers an experience that transcends time and tradition with authentic recipes that merge old-time recipes with modern cooking techniques. LaFrida’s unique and inspired approach to gourmet Mexican cuisine served seaside has earned the restaurant the highest distinctions for fine dining in Los Cabos, including a AAA Four Diamond Award for excellence in cuisine. And, tucked right inside Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, is The Market at Quivira, our 15,000 square-foot food hall. Boasting an open-floor concept, the market serves a range of culinary experiences with 11 unique counters and kitchens, bars, and menus serving everything from gourmet hamburgers at a 1950s style diner to snacks, sides, and mains inspired by traditional Mexican, Asian, Italian, and other fusion cuisines. Modeled to look and feel like the immaculate food halls in places like Harrods in London and The Plaza Hotel in New York, The Market at Quivira not only offers quick and casual tasting opportunities but comfortable seating to accommodate as many as 450 diners.

Finally, but not least of all, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort guests enjoy exclusive access to Quivira Golf Club and its spectacular Jack Nicklaus designed course set along sheer cliffs at Land’s End. For the seventh consecutive year, Pueblo Bonito’s Quivira Golf Club received the Editors' Choice: Best Golf Resorts in Mexico and Central America award from Golf Digest. To quote the magazine, “At the tip of Baja Sur is the newest of more than a dozen Jack Nicklaus layouts in Mexico, and perhaps his most compelling, with holes along and atop granite cliffs and sand dunes overlooking the Pacific.” And we couldn’t agree more. Indeed, the course starts on the beach before climbing to higher ground for unparalleled views of the Pacific. The diversity of the holes, from cacti and arroyos in rolling desert foothills to windswept dunes and cliffs, is supreme and unparalleled amongst other courses in the region. Celebrate your round at the Quivira Steakhouse and 19th Hole Bar where seating indoors and on breezy covered terraces boast breathtaking ocean views. Gather by the fire pit for a post-round brew, take a seat at the bar for a Quivira signature cocktail, or enjoy a casual dinner of steaks, tuna sliders, and fish tacos.

Don’t resist the urge to come and see for yourself why Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán and Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort cracked Conde Nast Traveler’s elite roster of the “Top 20 Best Resort in Western Mexico”. Pueblo Bonito Golf & Spa Resorts has been listed on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards lists since 2007, attracting a loyal following over the past 35 years by consistently delivering great vacation experiences. Indeed, there are countless reasons to visit Mexico, from bright sunshine and secluded beaches to warm hospitality and soul-satisfying food. And we agree with readers; these two properties have them all. Highlights of the Readers’ Choice Awards will be celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler. Follow your inspiration and reserve your stay in charming, old-world Mazatlán or Los Cabos today.