Kawitu in Puerto Vallarta
Around Town Brittany's Travels Puerto Vallarta

Kawitu in Puerto Vallarta

This month I visited  Kawitu, located about 90 minutes from Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta. I booked a tour with Puerto Vallarta Tours at the Activities Desk in the lobby that departed from the resort at 9:00 am and returned around 4:30 pm.

Upon leaving the resort, we drove an hour and a half and up 2,000 feet into the Sierra Madre Mountains. We were surrounded by lush greenery for the majority of the ride as we headed off the beaten track and into this mystical paradise in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

When you visit Kawitu, you feel like you are embarking on a journey into the past. This village has no wi-fi, is located in a  serene location, and has a restaurant with locally prepared food, and locals wearing handmade clothes from local products.

To get to this village, we drove from the center of town down a windy, narrow dirt road. Prior to entering Kawitu we had walked across a small bridge and were greeted by locals playing drums, burning incense and wearing vibrant clothing. One by one, we engaged in a short smudging ritual to cleanse our bodies from any contaminants we may be carrying so that we would enter the space pure; this was done by the locals holding incense and circling our bodies with this.

Upon entering the village, we saw a small outdoor hut where a local wearing white attire and a straw hat was roasting coffee beans. We were each given a coffee bean to taste. After the coffee hut, there was a jewelry shop with locally-made silver for sale.

I felt like I had been transported into a fairy tale. There were wooden bridges over El Cuale, the water, so people could cross from one side to the other leading to and from the restaurant. There was one fisherman out catching fish and hanging them out to dry prior to preparing the day’s food. It was a very picturesque setting watching the fisherman peacefully catch his fish amongst the pristine backdrop of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Here is a photo of me in Kawitu:

My Lunch – fish fillet with grilled veggies and rice along with a Pina Loco.

The restaurant was adorned with colorful, circular shapes along the white adobe walls, reminding me of the board game Candy Land due to the vibrant colors and fun design. I ordered a fish fillet that came with rice and grilled vegetables along with a Pina Loco (a pina colada in a pineapple), pictured below. Everything tasted amazing. This was my first time having locally caught and prepared fish and I could taste the difference; it was so fresh and easily one of the best meals I have ever had!

The bar inside the restaurant showcasing their signature Pina Loco’s!

After lunch, our group headed back out front to the Tequila Tasting hut. We tried six different kinds of locally made tequila, which was the perfect way to wrap up this outing. There were also bottles available for sale for anyone wanting a souvenir to take home.

Visiting Kawitu is a must for anyone looking to experience some real Mexican culture, escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and truly experience peace of mind.

If you have a vacation experience that you would like to share with us, please respond in the comments section below this blog or email it to me at bblanscet@resortcom.com.

Best Regards,

Brittany Blanscet

Member Marketing Manager

Member Marketing

You Might Also Like

Coba Mayan Ruins

Happenings at the Islands of Loreto

Outback & Camel Safari in Cabo

El Meco Mayan Ruins in Cancun

Cabo Destination Update: Buccaneer Queen Tour

San Jose del Cabo Art Walk

La Isla Mall in Puerto Vallarta

Guests Return to Vallarta

Signature Dolphin Swim

What Our Resorts Are Doing to Keep You Safe

San Javier Mission in Loreto

Sayulita Beach Town

Pedro Travels to Vallarta

Chichen Itza

Happenings at Villa del Palmar Cancun

Brittany’s Travels: San Sebastian

Fun Activities at Villa del Palmar Cancun

My Day at XCaret

Parasailing in Cabo San Lucas

Fun Activities at the Islands of Loreto

Guests Return to Vallarta

Wellness Resolution Week Recap at the Islands of Loreto

Guests Return to Cancun

Dia de los Muertos Recap

Cancun Destination Update: Tulum

ATV Tour at the Islands of Loreto

Eagle’s Wings Bus Tour Recap

Fun Activities at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta

Fun Activities at Villa del Palmar Cabo

Members Shirley & James Visit Vallarta

Las Caletas Beach Hideaway

ATV Riding in Puerto Vallarta

Members Return to Vallarta

Danzante Island Tour at the Islands of Loreto

What to Expect While Traveling Now

My Experience at the Desert Spa

Hector Travels From PV to Cabo

Choco Museo in Puerto Vallarta

UVCI Visits Our Resorts During COVID

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.