The Iberostar Selection Playa Mita hotel is part of the Iberostar Hotels chain, which is a subsidiary of the global company Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. The hotel has its own unique identity, however, and is not just another generic hotel. It has a unique atmosphere and appeal. The Iberostar Selection Playa Mita caters to an adult audience. Parents are advised that this is not the right place for their teenagers or younger kids who might feel bored without activities geared towards them. There are no supervised kids clubs or activities for younger visitors -- only an adults-only pool area and beach. If you’re traveling with your family, you will probably want to look elsewhere. This hotel isn’t cheap -- check out some other resorts first as there are plenty in this area that cater more to families at a much cheaper price range than this one!
Awards and Recognition
The Iberostar Selection Playa Mita has won a few awards and has been recognized for its excellence in the travel industry. Some of these include: - 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award - 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards - 2016 Travelers’ Choice Award - 2015 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
Best season to visit
The Iberostar Selection Playa Mita is a tropical beach resort with a year-round warm, sunny weather. It’s a great choice for any time of year! The dry season runs from November to May. During this time, there’s less rain and humidity, so you’ll have clearer skies and more sunshine. The storms that are common in the rainy season generally come in the late afternoon or evening hours. The rainy season is from June to October, but because of the Isthmian’s location on the Pacific Coast, the resort doesn’t receive as much rain as other areas of the country.
Rooms & Services Available
The Iberostar Selection Playa Mita is a large resort that includes many amenities for guests. There are two large pools -- one for adults only, and one for families with kids. There’s a gorgeous sandy beach with plenty of lounge chairs and palm trees. You’ll also find a large fitness center with an indoor jogging track and an outdoor gym where you can do your workouts. There are two on-site restaurants, a coffee shop, and a lobby bar. All of these are accessible to guests and there is no extra charge. There’s also a gift shop, as well as several tour vendors on-site who can book your excursions and activities. You will find a spa with a variety of massages, facials, and other services. There is also an on-site salon where you can get your hair and nails done. A kids club is available for kids aged 4-12, but it closes during specific times of the year.
Pros and Cons of the Iberostar Selection Playa Mita
Pros include the resort’s large size and extensive amenities. The low-key atmosphere and friendly staff are also major pluses. The distance from downtown Puerto Vallarta is a negative, as it’s about a 45-minute drive. Also, if you’re looking for more of a party scene, this place is not for you. The Iberostar Selection Playa Mita is more tranquil and low-key.
Food Options at the Iberostar Selection Playa Mita
There are two restaurants at the Iberostar Selection Playa Mita -- the Japanese restaurant Hibiscus, and the Italian restaurant Cucina. Both are excellent. Hibiscus is more casual and serves a variety of Asian-style dishes. Cucina offers Italian cuisine and is more upscale and expensive. There is also a buffet restaurant and a coffee shop where you can grab snacks and light meals. There are a few bars at the Iberostar Selection Playa Mita where you can grab a drink and socialize with other guests. There is a lobby bar, a swim-up bar, and a beach bar. Drinks at the swim-up bar are more expensive than at the other bars.
Activities at the Iberostar Selection Playa Mita
There are a number of activities at the Iberostar Selection Playa Mita. The resort is situated right next to the Parque Ecologico del Pacifico, which is a wildlife sanctuary. There are various excursions you can book to go there and see some of the animals that inhabit the area, including crocodiles, iguanas, and monkeys. Other activities at the Iberostar Selection Playa Mita include water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing trips, and scuba diving. If you’re more interested in land activities, you can go horseback riding, scootering, or take a guided hike. If you’re looking for something more cultural, you can visit a few nearby towns or take a trip to the Tequila Distillery in Guadalajara.
The Iberostar Selection Playa Mita is located in the Pacific Coast state of Jalisco in Mexico. The nearest airport is the Puerto Vallarta International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, only 40 minutes away. From the Puerto Vallarta Airport, you can take a taxi or rent a car. The trip will take about 45 minutes and cost $90-$100.
The Iberostar Selection Playa Mita is a great place to visit if you’re looking to get away to a tropical, warm beach location in Mexico. This is not a party-type resort, but rather a low-key, pleasant option where you can relax and unwind. If you want to visit a tropical paradise with excellent service and plenty of activities, then this could be the resort for you!