Costa Alegre, Mexico
Located just below Puerto Vallarta and just above Cihuatlan, Costa Alegre translates to "Cheerful Coast."
Stay: Unwind at El Tamarindo, where you won't have to angle for beach space with only a few dozen guests and two miles of coast; 866/717-4316.
Eat: Try El Marino in nearby Manzanillo for fresh seafood and a stunning beach view.
Do: Arrange for a temazcal, an ancient purifying treatment involving a mud bath and sweat lodge on the beach.