Go Mexico! 5 chic seaside escapes

Go Mexico! 5 chic seaside escapes

4 Seasons takes on Tamarindo

The coastline at Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo
The shoreline at 4 Seasons Resort Tamarindo

Once I was a twenty-something rising up in Los Angeles, Tamarindo on Mexico’s Costalegre was recognized to travel-minded gringos for the great thing about its shoreline, pristine littoral rainforests, and the standard of the golf, particularly the David Fleming-designed hyperlinks course El Tamarindo. As of this month, issues look an awesome deal completely different right here. The 4 Seasons has taken over the Tamarindo Reserve’s 3,000 acres and opened a shocking new-build resort, 4 Seasons Resort Tamarindo.

One of the beaches at Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo
One of many seashores at 4 Seasons Resort Tamarindo
The accommodations are designed by Mexican architects Víctor Legorreta and Mauricio Rocha
The lodging are designed by Mexican architects Víctor Legorreta and Mauricio Rocha

Two distinguished Mexican architects, Víctor Legorreta and Mauricio Rocha, have partnered to create its 157 lodging (a lot of which have their very own swimming pools) in elegant modern rows cantilevering out from a jungle-clad cliff above the Pacific. Three bigger public swimming pools and spa, in addition to that well-known golf course and a few very fantastic eating, spherical out the image; nevertheless it’s the three discrete, practically abandoned white sand seashores which will find yourself being the actual draw. fourseasons.com, from $1,550


The wilder facet of Baja California

Todos Santos’s reputation has been steadily rising for 20 years. On the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, its seashores are lengthy and sandy, and the city itself comparatively chill, albeit wealthy in yoga-meditation studios, artisan emporia and boho-surf crews in from LA and New York.

Paradero Todos Santos opened last year
Paradero Todos Santos opened final yr
A master casita at Paradero Todos Santos
A grasp casita at Paradero Todos Santos

Simply south of right here is Paradero Todos Santos, co-founded final yr by Joshua Kremer, a younger Mexican who left an city funding administration profession to chase a Baja dream. He calls it Mexico’s first experience-led hospitality model, and plans to open a number of extra motels prefer it throughout the nation. Within the meantime, Paradero’s 35 suites, 100,000sq ft endemic botanical backyard, and hecho en Mexico structure and interiors (all the way down to the blankets and the ceramics, each from Oaxaca) ably signify the ethos.

Outdoor seating overlooking desert and farmland at Paradero Todos Santos
Out of doors seating overlooking desert and farmland at Paradero Todos Santos

The chef is ex-Pujol, Mexico Metropolis’s without end vacation spot restaurant; the close by seashores are wild and sequester wonderful breaks; and the skies sag with stars most nights. Coming to market quickly would be the new Paradero Residences: 26 three-storey villas, designed by Frida Escobedo (who was not too long ago tapped for the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’s new $500m modern wing), on a stunning plot amid the dozen-odd farms of La Mesa. paraderohotels.com, from $550


White nights – and days, and sands – on Punta de Mita

The Riviera Nayarit is equal components nature-facing, boho-leaning hostelry and straight-up five-star luxurious. Auberge Resorts has at all times been an organization that tasks a modest diploma of the previous, whereas very a lot flying the latter’s flag.

Auberge Resorts’s Susurros del Corazón
Auberge Resorts’s Susurros del Corazón

At its latest, Susurros del Corazón, which opens this month right here in Punta de Mita, it seems to be extra of the identical: elegant rooms with plenty of outside area, scrumptious food and drinks, from ceviche shacks to high-end eating with attendant wine lists (assume the likes of Phelps Insignia, Masseto, and Lynch-Bages – simply don’t take into consideration the eye-watering markups you’ll pay in Mexico for such producers), and good spas with plenty of good health.

The pool at at Susurros del Corazón
The pool at at Susurros del Corazón

There’s pared-back landscaping and a relaxing white-on-ecru palette all through the staggered blocks of suites and the one- and two-bedroom villas (accessible from the tip of the yr). The seaside and Bay of Banderas views are the show-stealers. aubergeresorts.com, from $999


A secret little one thing coming, south of Zihuatanejo

A pool with beach view at Hotelito by Musa
A pool with seaside view at Hotelito by Musa

Preserve a watch out for Hotelito by Musa, which is slated to open in January on the coast of Guerrero, about 30 miles south of Zihuatanejo. The brainchild of Andrés Saavedra and Tara Medina, the Mexico Metropolis-based founders of life-style model Loot, the lodge is on the identical 172-acre property because the already up-and-running Casa Musa (a two-storey full service villa) and Base Camp, comprising lodging, a number of multi-use lounges and public areas, and a restaurant whose menus had been conceived by chef Rodrigo Serna.

“Calibrated to the needs of the digital nomad”: Hotelito by Musa
“Calibrated to the wants of the digital nomad”: Hotelito by Musa
The swimming pool at Hotelito by Musa
The swimming pool at Hotelito by Musa

Count on an surroundings calibrated to the likes and wishes of the digital nomad, from open-plan working areas and a media and humanities hub to a freshwater “bio” pool, seaside membership and ball courts – plus 13 suites (darkish tropical woods, acres of gauzy white cotton) and a pool with a devoted bar. stayatmusa.mx, from $500; e-book by designhotels.com


In Yucatán, be part of the membership

Membership de Patos, a 45km drive east of Merida, on the coast street within the port city of Sisal, has not one of the gracious and lovely colonial attraction of its close to neighbour, nevertheless it has loads of its personal attraction (as with fairly a number of different pretty off-radar locations Latin and South America).

As soon as a searching lodge, Membership de Patos is now a hospitality-conservation venture – you get a reasonably low-fi however charming stone and glass, platform beds and process lamps, attractive louvred blinds and massive terraces and, naturally, stunning handmade tile flooring (both trendy in design or monochromatic). The meals is contemporary, simple Mexican and Italian; the seaside white, calm, and blessedly unmanicured; and the El Palmar Nature Reserve, with its dozens of fowl species and crocodile safety programme, is correct subsequent door. clubdepatos.mx, from about £375; e-book by plansouthamerica.com

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