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Photo by netOrX

Bachelor parties often get a bad reputation for being raunchy and overindulgent celebrations that are meant to mark the soon-to-be groom’s last days of “single” life. Instead of wasting a night doing things you may regret in the morning, why not celebrate the bachelor with a weekend getaway with the guys? Sure you can still spend your time drinking and catching the local nightlife, but a bachelor weekend allows you to experience so much more than that. It gives you a chance to spend some quality time with your best buddies and bond during a trip that you will remember for a lifetime.

Choosing a destination for your bachelor party getaway can be difficult. With so many fantastic choices, you’ll need to evaluate what your priorities are on this trip. If you’re looking for warm weather and a coastal setting, a stay in Mexico may be just what you need.

Casa Aramara Punta Mita Retreat

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The peninsula of Punta de Mita, Mexico is home to an exclusive residential and resort development called Punta Mita. The closest airport is located in Ordaz (Puerto Vallarta), a 45-minute drive away. This coastal town is the perfect setting for a bachelor weekend.

Punta Mita has incredible white sand beaches and year-long mild weather. You’ll never run out of activities here. If your group is ready to spend time in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, you can plan organized surfing, sailing, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, whale watching and fishing adventures. There are so many options that everyone can take part.

Photo by Dennis S. Herd

Photo by Dennis S. Herd

If you’ve had your fill of the ocean, there are still plenty of land activities to keep you busy back on shore. Mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, rainforest excursions, golfing, and other guided tours are a few of the many great ways to spend your days in Punta Mita.

Choosing a place to stay can be difficult. There are several all-inclusive options in the area, as well as boutique hotels and private estates.

Photo by Casa Aramara

Photo by Casa Aramara

Casa Aramara is a private residence with the amenities of a five-star resort. The estate has hosted many famous vacationers, from Quincey Jones to Demi Moore. The property has 12 bedrooms and offers an incomparable experience. The 24-hour butler service is one of the many perks. Guests have access to the ANYTHING™ button for some of the best service in all of Western Mexico. Luxury vans and Mercedes Benz cars are available to take you anywhere in the area at a moment's notice.

Photo by Casa Aramara

Photo by Casa Aramara

A private white sand beach sits in front of Aramara. Here, you can sit and soak up the sun and take a dip in the Pacific. Other amenities at the residence include two private pools and gourmet meals, which are created by the estate’s skilled private chef. When you are not spending your time on the beach or enjoying the outdoor activities of Punta Mita, you and the guys can kick back and watch a movie in the 20-person 3D movie theater.

If you’re looking for some of the comforts of home, Casa Aramara has a state of the art fitness center, wifi and an Apple TV in every room.

Photo by Casa Aramara

Photo by Casa Aramara

Another private home in the area is Casa Majani. This six-bedroom villa has two oceanfront master suites, three guests suites and one garden bedroom. Modern amenities at this estate include air conditioning, wifi, wireless music streaming system and flat screen satellite TV.

Photo by Casa Majani

Photo by Casa Majani

Majani's master suites are just steps away from the sand, and the rooms open up to private patios with incredible ocean views. The other guest suites open onto the gardens at the back of the property.

Photo by Steve Jurvetson

Photo by Steve Jurvetson

The estate has everything you may need for an ocean and beach adventure, from kayaks and paddle boards to bikes and van transportation around town. Guests also have access to the famous Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, beach club, tennis club and fitness center, all of which are within the Four Seasons/St. Regis Resort’s gated community. While staying at Majani, you can enjoy a meal in one of the picturesque dining areas as the sun sets, then take a dip in the heated pools. If you need a breather, the yoga sanctuary is a great place to clear your head. With views of the reflecting pools and gardens, the yoga sanctuary can help get you get back to your center before you head out to have another memorable day with the boys.

Photo by Casa Majani

Photo by Casa Majani

Your Turn

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