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Read about how fun Mexican snacks, gourmet all inclusive packages, a la carte dining and signature cocktails tempt the taste buds at Hotel Mousai.

Dressing Up for Decadence

Dressing Up for Decadence

4.8 10 Vacation is a time when most of us look forward to looking great at every turn, no matter what our days and nights may bring. Whether you are debuting your finest looks for special dinners out or strutting your stuff in some splashy swimwear while on the beach, enjoying a getaway in Puerto Vallarta will offer you endless occasions to put your most fashionable foot forward. When you choose to stay at super-chic Hotel Mousai, you will certainly feel inspired by the sophisticated surroundings, where you will want to up your style game and dress to impress. There are several incredible on-site restaurants where you can dine from morning until night, so to get you more familiar with the dress codes for each eatery, we have come up with this brief overview to let you know what to expect. Here’s what to know when dressing up for decadence: Hiroshi Serving contemporary Japanese cuisine, your palate is in for a treat no matter what you order here. The dress code is in keeping with …

Discover the Best Cocktails in Puerto Vallarta

Discover the Best Cocktails in Puerto Vallarta

5.0 02 When you are looking for a fun destination to visit in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta should definitely be at the top of your list! Famous for its gorgeous beaches, outdoor activities, friendly hospitality and lively nightlife scene, it draws vacationers from around the world. Although the city’s incredible food is a highlight for visitors, its delicious cocktails are just as noteworthy. Puerto Vallarta is filled with watering holes that range from chic martini lounges to dive bars, so which places should you make it a point to visit? Take a look at some of our favorite venues for the best cocktails in Puerto Vallarta: Signature Cocktails at Hotel Mousai When you book your next vacation at Hotel Mousai, you can look forward to an incredible variety of signature cocktails served up at locations around the hotel. Savor a cocktail at the Rooftop Pool during some daytime poolside fun, or toast to a breathtaking sunset in the evening. Whether you have recently arrived at the hotel, feel like mingling or crave a cocktail before or …

Why all-inclusive makes sense at Hotel Mousai

Why all-inclusive makes sense at Hotel Mousai

5.0 08 As you weigh your options regarding your next getaway to Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, you are likely debating whether to go with the all-inclusive plan or the a la carte European plan (which only includes your suite) during your stay at the AAA five diamond rated property. Considering Hotel Mousai offers one of the most impressive luxury all-inclusive plans around, your vacation is sure to be spectacular when you choose to take advantage of its simplicity. Read on to see why all-inclusive makes sense at Hotel Mousai! When you choose the all-inclusive plan, you will have an amazing array of gourmet food and drink options at your fingertips, not to mention plenty of activities and entertainment to enjoy. The all-inclusive plan is a fantastic way to streamline your vacation experiences and make every moment as carefree as possible. Instead of needing to pay each time you dine in the resort’s restaurants or have a drink at the bar or by the pool, you can simply show your all-inclusive bracelet and relax. Furthermore, …

The Storied Past of the Margarita

The Storied Past of the Margarita

4.7 04 The cocktail most synonymous with Mexico is easily the margarita, but how did the now-classic drink come to be? The original margarita contains ingredients including tequila, triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur) and fresh lime juice. The refreshing beverage is usually served on the rocks (shaken and served over ice) or frozen (blended with ice to create a frosty concoction). The original margarita is lime flavored, and it is often served with a salted rim, as are several other flavors that now exist. Over time, the margarita has evolved and fruit flavored varieties are extremely popular as well, with flavors like strawberry and mango being the top choices besides the classic made with lime. Although the history of the Mexican margarita is unclear to this day, there are several tales of how the drink was invented, most of them involving an enchanting woman. Take a look at some of the tales that wish to account for the storied past of the margarita: Inspired by a Showgirl Dating back all the way to 1938, this tale …

Puerto Vallarta’s Best Tacos

Puerto Vallarta’s Best Tacos

5.0 02 As you prepare to vacation in Puerto Vallarta, you are probably already trying to decide what and where to eat in this culinary mecca. When traveling to Mexico, it is a must to eat some tacos while you are there, and Puerto Vallarta will not disappoint when it comes to your taco cravings! From upscale dining to street food, tacos are seemingly everywhere you turn with fillings ranging from freshly caught seafood to grilled meats and vegetables. Even if you have dietary restrictions and need options like vegan or gluten-free tacos, you are bound to find a taco that will satisfy your taste buds. Take a look at some of the top places to find the best tacos Puerto Vallarta has to offer: Tacos Revolucion Whether you happen to be a carnivore or a vegetarian, you will definitely find something delicious at this friendly family-run taco spot. If you cannot decide which kind of tacos sound good, this is the perfect place to go since they serve so many types, from meaty tacos …

Chocolate Lovers Go Crazy for New PV Tour

Chocolate Lovers Go Crazy for New PV Tour

5.0 02 If you consider yourself a chocoholic, Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours has the perfect new walking tour for you to experience. This tour, which has been appropriately dubbed the Chocolate Walk, has been created specifically for individuals who cannot get enough chocolate in their lives! Not only will get you a closer look at the culture and history of Puerto Vallarta, you will also hear about the origins and history of chocolate in Mexico as well as the rest of the world. This enchanting small group tour, which wanders through the charming cobblestones streets in town, may just end up being the highlight of your vacation! Chocolate: an inside look You will be given a behind-the-scenes look at three of the most impressive chocolatiers in Puerto Vallarta while on the Chocolate Walk. You will also be taken inside two production kitchens to get an up-close look at how their confections are made. You will surely be tempted by the delicious smells that are awaiting you, and thankfully you will be able to sample a …

Romantic Picnics at Hotel Mousai

Romantic Picnics at Hotel Mousai

5.0 02 When romance is what you have in mind, a great way to usher in a deep sense of love and appreciation for each other is by going on a picnic for two! Planning a picnic together can be a great deal of fun, although surprising your beloved with one is a terrific way to wow them, too. Picture yourselves sitting amongst the tranquility of the natural surroundings around you while dining on a scrumptious meal. An outdoor picnic allows you to spend some excellent bonding time with one another. Your cuisine can be as simple or complex as you desire, from basic finger foods to a gourmet meal with multiple courses. For a date that is truly unforgettable, bask in the beauty of nature as well as the company of your true love with a picnic. The Exotic Experience Enjoying a stay at Hotel Mousai, the chic adults-only getaway in Puerto Vallarta, offers many perks including access to an array of delightful activities like the Exotic Experience, which is part of the Signature …

Italian Menu at Aquazul for Hotel Mousai Guests

Italian Menu at Aquazul for Hotel Mousai Guests

5.0 02 Booking a vacation at the celebrated 5 Diamond Hotel Mousai means securing luxury vacations in Puerto Vallarta full of culinary experiences that will leave your taste buds reeling with delight. On site at Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta guests can enjoy the delicate flavors on offer at the stunning Japanese fusion restaurant, Hiroshi, as well as breakfast at the Terrace and lunch, snacks and cocktails at the Rooftop. However, in addition to these restaurants and snack bars, Hotel Mousai guests can visit any of the restaurants offered by sister resort Garza Blanca located within the same protected nature preserve. These include two additional gourmet restaurants, BocaDos STK and Blanca Blue, as well as Aquazul restaurant by the beach. Italian Menu at Aquazul by the beach Aquazul restaurant is located next to the sea by the two beachfront pools at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, where Hotel Mousai guests are also welcome to spend the day.  Aquazul serves poolside snacks and delectable lunches all day, and offers a special evening menu from 6pm to 10pm …

Mexico's Craft Beer

Mexico’s Craft Beer

5.0 07 Beer in Mexico is heading in new and delicious directions, with more breweries opening across the country.  Produced with a decidedly more creative bent than traditional Mexican beers like Tecate, Sol or Corona, cervezas artesanales are cropping up in big cities like Mexico City and Guadalajara as well as smaller towns and coastal areas.  This means it is easier to find craft beer when traveling in the country, whether varieties are featured on tap at a bar or offered at your favorite upscale restaurant.   Fortunately, staying at Hotel Mousai offers the benefit of serving some of Mexico’s finest craft brews at the on-site restaurants so you can satisfy all of your beer cravings!  For some inspiration, take a closer look at a few of Mexico’s top breweries: Minerva As Mexico’s biggest brewery, Minerva has long been leading the pack in the country’s industry and currently holds an astounding 30% of the market.  The company was founded in 2003 and is located close to the hustle and bustle of Guadalajara.  Minerva strives to …

A Mexican Delicacy - Mole

A Mexican Delicacy – Mole

5.0 01 Foreign lovers of Mexican food may think first of tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, or burritos when the topic is broached, but for Mexican nationals mole (moh-lay) is undoubtedly the most iconic Mexican dish. This is a thick, rich sauce filled to the seams with flavor, and making it is a real labor of love. The time-consuming process is part of what makes the decadent sauce so delicious; it could make a meal on its own with a nice, fluffy, fresh tortilla. It’s very common to see this distinctive sauce poured over meat (especially poultry), and enchiladas. Here are some great facts about this most Mexican of dishes… Mole is a medley of several ingredients Mole varies from region to region, and even from family to family, but they all have in common a truly huge number of ingredients. It’s common for mole to have upwards of 30 ingredients. These usually include cinnamon, cloves, bittersweet chocolate, bread crumbs, chilis of some kind or another, and some kind of nut like peanuts or almonds.  Unclear origins …