On a warm, breezy afternoon in November, I sat cross-legged on a wooden bench outside of the temazcal dome at Naviva, the first luxury tented camp in Punta Mita. In my cream bikini, I felt prepared for what was to come: an ancient sweat lodge ceremony I have done around 20 times before moving to Mexico around four years ago. As the temezcalero Marciano Corona, a resident of the nearby beach town of San Pancho, prepared his instruments—a chalice with smoking copal incense, a leather drum, a rattle—I looked over to my mom, my travel companion for the week. Clad in her black-and-white swimsuit freshly purchased from Chicos specifically for our trip, I could see the uncertainty in her eyes. But there was also something else: curiosity.

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A serene retreat of 15 luxurious tents, Naviva sits on 48 acres of forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Situated next door to the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Naviva promises a rejuvenating, nature-filled experience. Here, heritage, tradition, and local knowledge are combined with the natural environment; lay beneath the stars, achieve solitude on a half-day refuge retreat, or take a shamanic sound healing journey.

Amenities: All-day dining, pool, gym, terrace, spa pods, access to Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, airport transfers, local transportation

Address: Lote H-2 Carretera Federal 200, KM 19.5, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico


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