Location: Mexico's Pacific Coast | Mexico

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Cuixmala is a 25,000-acre private estate acquired by the late Sir James Goldsmith as a private home. Now its villas and casitas set in lush vegetation on a three kilometre golden sand beach offer the ultimate in privacy, luxury and pure relaxation. A treat.
Perfect forFamilies and groups of friends, couples looking for a romantic retreat and adventurous eco-explorers.
In the knowYou’ll need to hire a car at Cuixmala to explore the estate and its three beaches (some of the villas do not offer direct access to a beach). For some mountain air, combine with its sister property Hacienda de San Antonio a four hour drive or short hop by small plane away.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Chic Design
  • Family-friendly
  • Hideaway

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Cuixmala is set on Mexico’s unspoilt Costalegre around one hour from Manzanillo or 2.5 hours from Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast.

Rooms at Cuixmala

A selection of villas and smaller casitas are set around the estate’s centrepiece: La Loma, a fantasy palace with an unrivalled position overlooking Playa Cuixmala. This four-bedroom dream villa comes with six (yes, six) bungalows for guests and has played host to presidents, heads of state and celebrities from across the world. Three smaller villas offer exquisite interiors and private pools and come fully staffed with your own chef. Meanwhile, couples can take one of the casitas clustered in lush vegetation with a shared pool and clubhouse restaurant.

Food and Drink

Most of the delicious food at Cuixmala is grown on the estate’s own organic farm and prepared by skilled chefs serving international and Mexican dishes.


The estate’s majestic stables offer riding throughout the estate’s many trails or up into the mountains that form its backdrop. There are also tennis courts, volleyball, mountain bikes and water sports on offer.

Activities at Cuixmala

Horse riding is a signature experience at Cuixmala while on the waves the estate offers kayaking, sailing, fishing, surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Wildlife is abundant and if you time it right, you can help staff release baby turtles onto the beach as part of their turtle protection programme. There are 270 bird species, crocodiles and even introduced African animals such as zebra and antelope. At sundown, the estate’s electric boat takes you on a tour through the lagoons to spot a myriad of birds and other animals. Off the estate, there’s golf and polo nearby.

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