The Most Stunning Resorts on The Pacific Coast of Mexico

The Most Stunning Resorts on The Pacific Coast of Mexico
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Aside from the natural beauty of the West Coast of Mexico, it also boasts luxurious retreats with Instagram-worthy interior design.

It is undeniable that Mexico is a great place to visit. The resorts in Mexico are equally appealing. The southern neighbor of the United States is truly gloriously diverse and endlessly exciting. It even applies to the long Pacific Coast of mainland Mexico, a narrower zone. 

In Careyes, imagination has run wild and built one of the world's most original and vibrant beach communities for over half a century. Resorts created by recognizable luxury brands have transformed fantasy into reality in other places. There are seven of Mexico's most spectacular resorts on the Pacific coast, with views that last for days and sometimes even humpback whales and sea turtles can be seen.


Clifftop Castles and Seaside Art Installations in Careyes, a Private  Enclave on Mexico's Pacific Coast | Vogue
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The best-kept secret in Mexico is no longer so secret these days, since quite a few notables visited its flamboyant villas during COVID-19. Despite being free from paparazzi, this enclave known for its unconventional architecture and design-curvaceous and bold, the palapa-roofed villas are a distinct boho feel. 

There are 20,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness, tiny islands, miles of virginal beach, and nesting sea turtles at the destination founded in the late '60s; naturalists thrive on its unspoiled wilderness and tiny islands. Careyes's idyllic energy is further enhanced by beach clubs, locally sourced restaurants, and wellness activities.

In addition to the brick-clad El Careyes Club & Residences that offer spacious suites with ocean views, the real magic lies in the renowned fully staffed private villas. In the flamingo pink Casa Mirador, the designers collaborated with Alex Possenbacher and Lorena Contreras to design the house, which features a curvilinear infinity pool and stark white interiors that are adorned with local artisans' work.

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo

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A trip to the Costalegre (literally, joyful coast) is yet another reason to make a pilgrimage this year. When it opens mid-2022, the hotel, an hour south of Careyes, is sure to entice design enthusiasts with its Mexican aesthetic. Design firms Victor Legorreta, Mauricio Rocha, Mario Schjetnan, Uribe Krayer, and NODO Taller collaborated on the project, which features 157 camouflaged rooms meant to blend in with the 3,000-plus acre private reserve. 

Rewilding was a major consideration when they designed a palette of natural materials and textiles (lava rock, cement, wood) that intuitively follow the curves of the natural terrain. In spite of its thorough modernity, the resort is in many ways a tribute to Mexican heritage, with fabrics and artwork reminiscent of pre-Hispanic culture, as well as experiences and activities meant to energize and rebalance guests.

Casona Sforza

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Puerto Escondido beach property with 11 lofty suites is small in size, but grand in architecture. A blend of ancient arches and vaults with contemporary bohemian flair, the hotel is a ode to sustainable luxury designed by Mexico City-based architect Alberto Kalach. Sun-bleached and breezy, it is an ode to sustainable luxury. 

From its silhouetted shells to the Yucatán chairs, the Teotitlán del Valle rugs, and the aquamarine pool with concentric circles, this hotel is a beauty. Aside from the dining room's ecological and social responsibility, holistic massages, private surf sessions, and whale watching celebrate the pristine natural environment as well.

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On the Riviera Nayarit, this newish jungley gem is designed by Rick Joy, a collaborator with Amangiri. Despite not being proper treehouses, these wood, clay, precious metal, and stone villas seem to float in the jungle canopies, surrounded by tropical foliage and colorful birds and butterflies that peek through large expanses of glass. 

Featuring private plunge pools and impressive cantilevered creations, we offer inimitable Pacific views from aquatic perches. A wide variety of unique dining options, including Enrique Olvera’s Carao, as well as a variety of land and sea experiences and spa services, will further entice, indulge, and disconnect guests.

Thompson Zihuatanejo

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Each of the hotel's 56 rooms, including 11 swim-up suites and others with plunge pools, is completely unique, making the resort an excellent showcase for regional design and Mexican art. There is a midcentury-modern ambiance complemented by artisanal decor, including wood totems, cement mosaics, handwoven rugs, vibrant tapestries, and barro negro pottery, much of it within view of the turquoise beach. A mural featuring the surrounding paradisiacal landscape by Mexico City artist Oscar Torres is the newest addition to the resort's rich local palette.

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

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The resort was renovated completely in 2021, making it one of Mexico's most popular resorts, and it's more beautiful than ever. Aside from the refreshed rooms and suites with a luxe twist on traditional hacienda styling and the rejuvenated free-form infinity pool, there are also soul-stirring experiences like sea turtle release at sunset to Huichol tradition workshops. The expansion scheduled for late 2022 will change the game. 

By combining a butterfly-inspired aesthetic with the untouched forest environment, Naviva's sustainable 15 tents evoke total integration into the main resort. With thoughtful wellness and culinary offerings reflecting the Riviera Nayarit, the intimate, adults-only resort is highly customizable in nature.


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There are lush jungles, coconut groves, grasslands, and lagoons in this 30,000-acre nature reserve and elegant private estate, along with five kilometers of coastline and opulent accommodations. With 40 rooms, a bamboo yoga shala, beach massage palapa, 3 eateries served by a biodynamic farm, and even roaming zebras and eland, Costalegre's interiors are influenced by the Middle East, Morocco, and ancient Aztec architecture.

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