the holiday of a lifetime in wonderfully stylish surroundings
Cuixmala is a gorgeous chic retreat in a 25,000-acre private estate on the Pacific coast of Mexico. With just 4 private villas & 9 casitas guests can wander the golden beaches, jungles & fruit plantations without seeing a soul before returning to their own private casita, perfect for a romantic holiday. Alternatively stay with friends and family in the spacious villas and casas, or for a once-in-a-lifetime trip, try Sir James Goldsmith's former house, La Loma with 4 bedrooms, 6 guest bungalows and a palatial grandeur befitting of a billionaire. An opulent blend of Moorish, Mexican & Mediterranean styles pervades these villas and casas, all offering breathtaking views of the beaches, gardens and beyond. Explore the unspoilt coast, dine on organic fruits picked from the estate, watch the tropical birds & exotic animals and enjoy some of the most luxurious villas & casitas we have ever stayed in.
Cuixmala is surrounded by lush forests and overlooks Mexico's most unspoilt beaches. This eco-friendly retreat has its own nature reserve, and guests will stumble upon zebras, antelopes and exotic birds (of which there are over 270 species) and even crocodiles! Conservation is a large part of life in this stunning estate, so lend a hand and return baby turtles to the sea after they have hatched. Take an electric boat tour around the lagoon and watch the Great brown pelicans in the evening light. If you are lucky, you may even spot a jaguar in this protected habitat.
Out on the coast, there are large expanses of pristine sandy beaches. Caleta Blanca is perfect for water sports, from ocean kayaking to snorkelling and its white sandy bay is good for a picnic, or take a sailing boat to explore and fish along the dramatic coastline. Experience the freedom of a horseback ride along the endless nature trails and unspoilt Cuixmala beach. Guests can also play Professional Polo nearby. Mountain biking trails will suit all levels, from a slow jaunt to an adventurous cycle across the rugged hills. With an illuminated court, play tennis any time, day or night and there is a volleyball net on the beach. Enjoy use of the large outdoor pool terrace or take a drink in Casa Gomez's Club Room, and in this tranquil environment, end the day with a relaxing massage and a yoga session in the privacy of your villa.
The Villlas and La Loma have personal cooks so guests can relax in their private dining room with meals prepared from organic produce from Cuixmala's own organic farm and the family's ranch in the Mexican Highlands.
The Casa Gomez restaurant serves breakfast, lunch & dinner and serves as a club house for the casita guests. Attention is paid to every detail, from the menus down to the charming ceramic crockery. Dine on the terrace overlooking the jungle before retiring to the Club Room for a fireside nightcap.
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Km 46. Carretera Melague a Puerto Vallarta, La Huerta.Jalisco, Mexico
TRAVELING TO CUIXMALA INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS Whether you rent a car at the airport or relax and let us do the driving (which we recommend), the journey to Cuixmala is a stunning visual treat. For those guests who choose to drive themselves, we suggest that you review the directions that follow before you set out on your journey. To leave the navigating to one of our expert drivers, please make arrangements with our reservations staff. Of if you drive yourself and have questions at any point along the way, please don’t hesitate to call us (in Mexico) at: 315-100-5166. MANZANILLO AIRPORT TO CUIXMALA MAIN ENTRANCE TIME/DISTANCE 1.25 hours/77 km (48 miles) DESCRIPTION For much of this quick and picturesque journey – once you’ve passed through the town of Cihuatlan soon after leaving the airport – you’ll be traveling north in the direction of Puerto Vallarta through lightly populated rural and wilderness areas. Your drive will take you past banana plantations and irrigated fields, through miles of coastal forests and mountains, and past a handful of villages, with occasional stunning views of the Pacific Ocean to our unmarked main entrance where you’ll be welcomed to the silence and timeless beauty that is Cuixmala. Page 2 Please note: • Slow down for speed bumps, which you’ll drive over in populated areas. Most, but not all, are marked with signs that say “Topes.” • Unless otherwise noted, our “km” notations refer to your odometer and not the km markers on the side of the road. DIRECTIONS Time/Distance 0:00/0km Exit airport, pass under “Bienvenido a Manzanillo” sign. 0:04/4km At highway interchange see sign for “Pto. Vallarta/Cihuatlan/Highway 200.” Continue under overpass. At stop sign make left to Cihuatlan/200. 0:09/10km Pass signs for Barra de Navidad/Highway 200. Cross bridge and just as you enter the town of Cihuatlan bear left. Highway 200 becomes the one-way commercial main street (Av. Alvaro Obregon) of Cihuatlan. Continue through town for about a dozen blocks. At the end of the central commercial district the one-way street widens out to a broad two-lane road, which is highway 200. (On the return trip from Cuixmala to the Manzanillo Airport, once you enter Cihuatlan, you will be directed around the main commercial street as you follow the signs for Manzanillo while driving through town, you’ll find yourself back on highway 200 once you leave Cihuatlan. After Cihuatlan, just follow the signs for “Aeropuerto.”) 0:26/26km Pass Pemex service station on left. Continue on highway 200 toward Pto. Vallarta and drive through the village of Melaque (at this point in the journey, highway 200 and highway 80 share the same road, but the signs – if you see any – only note that you’re on highway 80). 0:31/29km Where the road through Melaque ends, turn right in the direction of Pto. Vallarta. The sign will say “Pto. Vallarta and Guadalajara/80.” This road is also highway 200, but the sign does not say so. (Just remember that you’re heading in the direction of “Pto. Vallarta.”) Almost immediately after making the right, you’ll make your first left where the road forks. The sign here says “Tomatlan/Pto. Vallarta/200.” If you miss this turn, you’ll immediately pass a Pemex service station and you’ll be on highway 80 heading in the direction of Guadalajara. So if you pass a Pemex station, turn around and take the first right turn onto highway 200 in the direction of Pto. Vallarta. 0:36/39km Pass a small sign indicating a left hand turnoff to the El Tamarindo resort. Just past this sign you will see the ocean off to the left in the distance. Whenever there’s a choice, stay on the main road and follow the signs to Pto. Vallarta. 0:59/61km Village of Agua Caliente (at km marker 29) 1:08/71km Village of Zapata (km marker 40 at end of town) Page 3 1:11/74km Cross “Puente (bridge) Cuixtmala”. One kilometer after the Cuixtmala bridge, you will see a sign indicating a left hand turn to Cuitzmala. This is NOT where you turn. Shortly after this sign you’ll see on the left side of the road an ochre colored wall with a bright bkue gate which the unmarked entrance to Cuixmala. Make a left off the highway and pull up to the blue metal gate, where you’ll be welcomed by a member of our uniformed private security staff.
Nearest Airport: Manzanillo / Puerto Vallarta. Distance from Airport: 1 hour / 2 1/2 hours.
The intimate 1-bedroom casitas are set in tropical gardens around a large pool terrace, with a bold mix of colours against cool white-washed walls, the signature style of the Cuixmala casas. Luxurious day beds allow guests to lounge outdoors, and each has a dining terrace and TV room. King-size beds are fitted with fine linens and bedrooms open out to the terraces. The 2/3-bedroom casitas have large living spaces inside and out, with colourful woven rugs and numerous floor-to-ceiling doors opening out to the gardens creating an airy, open feel, while quiet corners allow guests privacy when desired. Luxuriate in the beautifully-tiled bathrooms, each with showers & bathtubs.
The Cuixmala villas, Alborada, Torre & Puma are all fully-staffed with a cook, butler & maid, and are extremely spacious with private pools, plenty of terraces in the gardens and large living rooms & dining areas and Alborada has a Media room with TV & library. Private spaces & bright communal areas intertwine perfectly and the bold Mexican arts & crafts create a delightful ambience filled with light & colour. Panoramic views, luxurious finishings and personalised service will leave guests feeling like royalty.
The real cherry on top is La Loma, Cuixmala's palatial master house where guests can relax in day beds in the cool-white rooms with their high ceilings and majestic pillars, and outside in the fairytale courtyards. The whole villa is topped by a colourful domed roof and look out to the lagoon beyond to see crocodiles, exotic birds & zebras. The master bedroom has its own terrace with Jacuzzi and views of the sea can be enjoyed from the en-suite bathroom. There are 3 further deluxe rooms and 6 private bungalows sprinkled through a lush tropical garden with views to the sea and lagoons. Guests can enjoy use of the library, media room, 3-terraces, saltwater swimming pool, living rooms & dining rooms and palapa dining area on the beach and sit back while the staff of butlers, chefs, waiters, maids, gardeners, pool staff and a laundress take care of everything. All of Cuixmala's casitas have Satellite TV and DVD players and air-conditioning in the bedrooms while the villas also have WiFi. En-suite bathrooms have organic bath products including insect repellent and towels and bathrobes are provided.
A deposit of 50% is required payable by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining 50% deposit is required 6 weeks prior to arrival. High Season Christmas, New Year, Easter and Thanksgiving Holidays and all Mexican Holidays: In the event of cancellation during this period, the amount already deposited is non refundable and cannot be credited to any future dates. Low Season Management will retain 40% of the deposit for any cancellation occurred 6 weeks prior to arrival. No refunds/credits to future dates will be made after this period. If the property should need to cancel due to a natural disaster or catastrophe, all deposits will be returned in full or option of being changed to an equal or better house will be offered. Bank fees will be applied to all refunds*
High Season Christmas, New Year, Easter and Thanksgiving Holidays and all Mexican Holidays: In the event of cancellation during this period, the amount already deposited is non refundable and cannot be credited to any future dates. Low Season Management will retain 40% of the deposit for any cancellation occurred 6 weeks prior to arrival. No refunds/credits to future dates will be made after this period. If the property should need to cancel due to a natural disaster or catastrophe, all deposits will be returned in full or option of being changed to an equal or better house will be offered. Bank fees will be applied to all refunds*
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