Plan a Latin Getaway In One Of These 7 Luxury Hotels
Mexico is rich in culture and gastronomy. One region particularly embodies this richness: the long Pacific coast. Destinations such as Careyes perfectly illustrate the overflowing imaginations that have allowed the construction of one of the most singular beaches in the world. Here we take a look at the seven most spectacular hotels in Mexico.
Careye is Mexico's best kept secret. The 8,000-hectare destination was founded in the late 1960s. Known for its bold architecture, including voluptuous villas, Careye retains a decidedly bohemian spirit. Nature lovers can marvel at its unspoiled wilderness and miles of pristine beaches. The flamingo-colored villa features a curvilinear infinity pool lined with the work of local artisans, and pristine white interiors. It was designed by architect Alex Possenbacher and Lorena Contreras in collaboration with Veronica Peyrelongue.
Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo
The Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is scheduled to open in mid-2022. The establishment was designed by five renowned firms: Victor Legorreta, Mauricio Rocha, Mario Schjetnan, Uribe Krayer, and NODO Taller. Though decidedly modern, the resort embraces Mexican heritage, teeming with fabrics and artwork that evoke pre-Hispanic culture. The concept of reclaiming the wilderness was central to their priorities.
Casona Sforza is an 11-suite hotel on the beach in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Designed by Mexico City-based architect Alberto Kalach, it was designed by the same firm that designed the Atelier Espirito Santo Domingo. This open-work, sun-bleached hotel is an ode to sustainable luxury. Everything is breathtaking, from the sculptural structure to the lamps made of Veracruz palms, from the Yucatán chairs to the Teotitlán del Valle rugs and Oaxacan textiles, not to mention the aquamarine pool. Social and environmental responsibility is also cultivated with holistic massages, private surfing sessions or whale watching trips to celebrate this preserved nature.
This jungle-flavored jewel on the Riviera Nayarit, designed by Rick Joy, invites you to wander in a magnificent setting. Villas made of wood, clay, precious metals, and stone, as well as tree houses, appear to float in the rainforest canopy. With windows, outdoor showers, huge baths, and skylights facing the sky, the rich vegetation, its birds, and beautiful butterflies are also invited in. Watery perches with stunning views of the Pacific are provided by private pools and impressive cantilevers. Several restaurants with distinct personalities, as well as a variety of land and sea excursions and wellness-focused spas, promise even more adventure, fun, and disconnect.
There are 56 rooms in all, including 11 pool suites, each with its own distinctive design that highlights regional originality and Mexican art. The artisanal decor of wooden totems, cement mosaics, hand-woven rugs, tapestries, and barro negro pottery merges with the Mid-Century Modern style overlooking the blue beach. A mural by Mexico City artist Oscar Torres, which embraces the surrounding paradisiacal environment, is the newest contribution to the rich local palette.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
This must-see Mexican resort is more luxurious than ever after undergoing a complete restoration in 2021. Not only has the classic hacienda design of the rooms and suites been reimagined through the lens of luxury, and the massive freeform pool been reimagined, but unique elements such as sea turtle releases at sunset and programs dedicated to Huichol traditions have been incorporated. However, the upcoming expansion in late 2022 has the potential to completely transform the game. Luxury Frontiers created Naviva, a sustainable 15-tent resort set behind the main complex, with a butterfly-inspired look that merges in seamlessly with the conserved forest. This tiny, adults-only hotel may be tailored to your preferences, with a wide range of gastronomic and wellness options that reflect the Riviera Nayarit.
This 12,000-hectare nature reserve and beautiful private estate spans five kilometers of coastline, with a variety of accommodation options ranging from lush rainforest and coconut trees to grasslands and lagoons. The 40 rooms of Costalegre's architecture are inspired by the Middle East, Morocco, and the Aztec civilisation. A bamboo shala for yoga, a palapa for massages, three restaurants supplied by a biodynamic farm, and even free-roaming zebras and oryx are all available at the resort.