Cuixmala is a unique collection of luxurious private villas and casitas by Sir James Goldsmith set in a vast 25,000 acre nature reserve on Mexico's wild Pacific Coast and within driving distance of picturesque golden beaches.
At a Glance
Luxurious private villas
Set within a 25,000 acre nature reserve - hiring a car is a must as the area is vast and to visit the beaches
Ecology is an integral part of the Cuixmala experience
For couples and smaller groups, there are nine casitas
Activities include horseback riding, ocean kayaking, fishing and snorkeling
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The fabulous Cuixmala private estate, nestled amid 25,000 acres of lush vegetation, lagoons and beaches, has four magnificent houses which are all fully staffed and sumptuously decorated in Mexican, European and Moorish design. For couples and smaller groups, there are nine casitas with a shared pool, clubhouse and restaurant serving mouth-watering dishes using ingredients from the estate's own organic farm and highland ranch.
Ecology is an integral part of the Cuixmala experience and the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve offers guests a unique opportunity of up-close encounters with exotic flora and fauna. White tail deer roam freely on the vast acreage, and sea turtles nest on the property’s shores (Jul to Oct). The coconut plantation and the organic farm is where most of the food consumed on the property comes from. With its unparalleled freshness, the food served at Cuixmala is simply delicious.
During your stay at Cuixmala take part in the complimentary activities: go snorkeling or kayaking, play tennis, spot birds and the sea turtles that nest at Casa Rio, take out a mountain bike or learn to surf. Additional activities such as horseback riding, lagoon tours, sailing, fishing, boat tours, golf, polo and scuba diving outside Cuixmala can easily be arranged.
The beautiful Cuixmala villas were designed to blend light, space and striking colors with panoramas of the lagoons, river and ocean. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens in a cocoon of unspoiled nature, these villas are an oasis of tranquility. Each villa has its own personality they all share the distinct Cuixmala style. The villas are only steps from hiking and biking trails and a short walk from the lighted tennis court.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Cuixmala. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel. Babysitting can easily be arranged at an additional cost.
Cuixmala has a restaurant serving organic food, bar, lounge, library and outdoor swimming pool. There is also a 47' crewed yacht available to hire and go exploring hidden coves along the coast.
La Loma provides a wonderful dining experience on the large ocean view terrace or in the elegant dining room. Or you could opt for the more informal Casa Gomez. Whichever venue you choose you will get to experience the delicious flavors of the home grown ingredients which have been combined to create fresh dishes. Cuixmala also offers lunchtime picnics and freshly grilled seafood served under the stately trees.
During your stay at Cuixmala you can take part in the complimentary activities of snorkeling, kayaking, tennis, birdwatching, sea turtle nesting at Casa Rio, kayaking, mountain biking, basketball and surfing.
Additional activities such as horseback riding, lagoon tours, sailing, fishing, boat tours; golf, polo and scuba diving outside Cuixmala can easily be arranged.
Location & Directions
Cuixmala is located on Mexico's Virgin Coast between the cities of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta, in the western state of Jalisco.
When to go
The rainy summer season lasts from June to October, when it can be very hot and humid. The best month to visit is November, when the surrounding countryside is verdant after the summer rains. January and February is whale-watching season. Come between November and March to see nesting and hatching turtles, from December to March if you want to watch dolphins and whales, or in April to spot giant manta rays.