Costalegre, Pacific Coast, Mexico
At a Glance
Intimate Mexican Pacific coast hideaway
Seven individually designed villas set around an open plaza and stunning tropical gardens
Hike in more than 1,800 acres of lush nature reserve
The retreat boasts floodlit tennis courts and a 60-foot swimming pool
Relax on your choice of 4 private beaches
Indulge in complete privacy and personalised service
Enjoy the convenience of their private landing strip
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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.
To start planning your holiday to Las Alamandas
Las Alamandas is a stunning and intimate Mexican Pacific coast hideaway in between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta owned by Isabel Goldsmith and made up of colourful villas within a 1,500 acre private paradise of exotic palms, lagoons and endless beaches.
Las Alamanda is located 2-hours south of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast in the province of Jalisco which is prime tequila country.
This luxurious resort consists of seven individually designed villas set around an open plaza and stunning tropical gardens. Each villa has been decorated using the vibrant colours synonymous with Mexico and furnished with natural fabrics. Rooms are adorned with local folk art and handicrafts to give an authentic Mexican feel. Villas are also equipped with beautiful bathrooms with oversized tubs and showers, private terraces and spacious living and dining areas.
The restaurant located on the beach serves a variety of delicious Mexican and international dishes. One can also relax in the resort's tropical tequila and margarita bar.
There are floodlit tennis courts, a 60-foot swimming pool, gym and access to horse riding and hiking trails, as well as a range of water sports. Health and beauty treatments are available and a golf course is located close by.
The seven-villa hideaway (which accommodates a maximum of 42 guests) is managed like an elegant, private estate where guests feel completely at home. The villas have high-pitched tile roofs, shaded terraces and white ceramic floors. Walkways decorated with stone Mosaic wind though lush tropical gardens. Each room is decorated in the jewel-like colours chosen by owner/developer Isabel Goldsmith-Patiño. A pleasing mix of designs, fabrics, and crafts were selected from all over Mexico. Rattan sofas upholstered in canary yellow or shocking pink hold bright-coloured embroidered cushions on which to take a siesta. Mexican folk art hand-painted artefacts enliven each room.
Accommodations include large, hand-painted, Mexican tile baths featuring oversized tub and shower, bidet, double sinks and large open shelving, as well as private terraces and full-sized living/dining areas. All Suites and Deluxe Rooms are furnished with mini bar.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Las Alamandas. A range of activities are available and there is also a Kid's Club featuring playground equipment, toys, games and a mini football field. Babysitting services can easily be arranged upon request.
The resort features a restaurant, bar, art gallery, TV library lounge, Conference Room, Kid's Club, tennis courts, swimming pool, gym, spa and boutique.
Activities at the resort include horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, tennis and boat trips.
Given that Las Alamandas is a 1,500-acre estate encompassing miles of deserted beach, lakes dense with exotic birds, a huge river delta and great chunks of forest, it's astonishing the property has just six villas, accommodating up to 30 people in total. And what luxurious homes they are. Our villa has two enormous terraces with an uninterrupted, palm-fringed vista of the Pacific just 200 yards away... The food is tradtional Mexican staples, plus classics such as steak with a baked potato, sour cream and half a grilled tomato. And yet, this is the most relaxing resort I've visited... Las Alamandas is a place to lie in the sun, reading and admiring the views, with the only nightmare being that you might run out of books - the library majors on the likes of Danielle Steele and Jeffrey Archer. We expect to bump into Michael Winner or Roger Moore, but sadly they're not available, and we leave feel-ing surprisingly refreshed.
Islas Marietas Eco Discovery
Made famous by Jacques Cousteau, the wildlife rich seas and volcanic landscapes of the Marietas Islands provide an exhilarating playground for explorers; enjoy fantastic snorkelling, kayak through rocky caverns and look out for whales, dolphins and rays.
Las Caletas sunset dinner & dance performance
As the sun begins to set over Mexico's Pacific Coast, board your cruise and sail around to the isolated cove at Las Caletas for a cultural experience with traditional dance, drinks and delicious food.
Private catamaran sail & snorkelling in Punta Mita
Experience up close encounters with colourful marine life both above and below the water as you snorkel, kayak and sail by private catamaran around the wildlife rich eco systems of the Pacific Ocean in Mexico's Banderas Bay.
Private Yacht sail to Ocean Grill Restaurant
For a truly special dining experience, board your privately chartered yacht and sail to the off-the-beaten-path Ocean Grill Vallarta, a highly acclaimed restaurant with an enviable location overlooking the Bay of Banderas, the perfect romantic setting.
Private Yoga Experience in Punta Mita
Unwind with a private yoga experience as the dramatic waves crash onto the shore ahead of you, the perfect way to relax after days of exploring the waters of Mexico's Pacific coastline.
Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class & Street Food Tour
Satiate your palate on this immersive foodie tour of Puerto Vallarta, sampling some of the Pacific Coast's traditional dishes and learning tricks to help you recreate them at home before experiencing the best of the town's tacos on a street food tour.
Puerto Vallarta Private Tour
Explore the colonial seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta with a private guide and admire the cobblestone streets and traditional adobe houses of this popular holiday spot with its miles of sandy coastline and laidback atmosphere.
Sierra Madre adventure circuit
This exhilarating adventure takes you into the heart of the Sierra Madre mountains, surrounded by lush jungle for a day of adrenaline-fuelled activities - speed along ziplines, trek mountain passes, rappel down waterfalls and zoom along by speed boat.
Sierra Madre Expedition
Get off the beaten path on this expedition to the Sierra Madre mountains which form a spectacular backdrop to Mexico's Pacific coastal towns. Swathed in rugged jungle and home to a diverse ecosystem and local villages they provide fantastic exploration.
Surfing the Pacific Coast
Mexico's Pacific Coast is an incredible surf destination, and there are many places along the coast where we can arrange surf lessons or board hire. Among the best is the stretch of coast near Zihuatanejo, where all levels can be catered to.
Whale Watching Photo Safari
Capture the magical moment you encounter wild whales and dolphins through the lens of your camera as you cruise the waters off Mexico's Pacific Coast in the Bay of Banderas. Observe as these impressive creatures breach and play about in the waves.
Location & directions
Costalegre, Pacific Coast, Mexico
Las Alamandas is located midway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, along the famed "Costalegre" coast of the state of Jalisco.
How to get there
11-hour 30-minute international flight to Benito Juárez International Airport, Mexico City, followed by a 1-hour 20-minute domestic flight to Puerto Vallarta. Las Alamandas is a 2-hour car transfer from the airport.
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