arra de Navidad Travel Guide
If you'd like to see the beaches of Mexico in a more resort setting, but still not too touristy and a little private, then check out El Careyes Hotel outside Puerto Vallarta.
The 48 rooms are built in "a pueblo-style horseshoe" with views of either the pool or ocean, terraces and some with private plunge pools. There is immediate access to the beach, tennis courts, full-service spa, a nearby golf course, and a restaurant, La Lantana.
A fun little perk of the hotel, they give you cold face towels upon your arrival to the hotel to cool you down. Which is something you will probably need since the airport is close to 3 hours away.