Cuixmala built by Sir James Goldsmith and is set in a nature reserve on the Mexican wild Pacific Coast, with golden sandy beaches nearby. This private estate is set within some lush vegetation of over 25000 acres of land, beaches, and lagoons. It was designed at first as a private home for family & friends and then converted into a hotel that it is today. It is described by many as an eccentric but decadent hotel in the untouched area of Costa Alegre, with villas that are built in a Mexican - Arabian fantasyland style.


  • Private villas luxuriously built
  • Located inside a huge nature reserve
  • Locally sourced ingredients in their restaurants
  • Informal and welcoming atmosphere




Pacific Coast, Mexico

How to get there

About an hour away is the Manzanillo International Airport serviced by Alaska and United airlines. Also, 3 hours away is Puerto Vallarta airport which is connected to Mexico City by a number of other airlines. Ground transfers are available arranged by the hotel from both airports. There are also private air charters available on request from Cuixmala airstrip. 

Best time to go

This region has generally good weather all year round. Except during July & August, which are it's hottest and wettest months.

Our thoughts

This hotel is great for honeymooners, couples, families, beach holidays and even for people looking to go off the beaten path.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Library
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • A 47' crewed yacht to hire
  • Mountain Bikes


Casa Gomez

This restaurant serves locally sourced and grown food which focuses on a traditional authentic Mexican food. The dining experiences here are delightful with service in a majestic dining room, ocean view terrace, or get served by a personal cook in the villas. They also provide picnics on the lawn etc. and barbeque on the beach with bonfires.


La Loma

Built like a palace this hotel is built with views across the nature reserve, offering lots of outdoor space. There are a number of dining options for you, from fine dining to special picnic on the beach. Everything served is grown at the organic ranch in the highlands or in the local organic farms.



This luxury villa has its own private sandy beach, and is surrounded by tropical gardens. It has spacious room and an outdoor living area to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. The villa offers an ocean view living room with outdoor living terrace, a dining room, a master suite with private ocean view terrace, two guest suites and an ocean view TV room.



Located within a lush tropical garden setting this sprawling villa offers scenic views to its residents. The large infinity pool overlooking the ocean and coconut plantation is the centrepiece of this villa. You also have a living and dining room with views of the courtyard and the pool. The twin Master Suites are housed in a separate bungalow. Two other bedrooms and a TV room are off the courtyard.



Situated on the ridge the Alborada is beautifully decorated with panoramic views of the Playa Cuixmala from the Cuixmala river to the lighthouse. The villa has 3 bedrooms, with two living areas one with lovely views and the other with a fireplace. The villa also boasts of an outdoor and indoor dining area, a large media room acts as a TV room and library. The impressive corner master suite has views of both the ocean and gardens. This is a fully staffed accommodation. 



Available with an option of 1/2/3 bedroom these rooms are ideal for families or friends travelling together. They offer you the same luxury just on a smaller scale. Again they combine indoor living and dining with lots of outdoor living areas. The bedrooms are spacious with luxury baths and offer privacy not only from other casitas but within the casita as well. 


  • Horseback riding
  • Ocean kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Mountain biking

Apart from babysitting facilities, no other kids friendly facilities are available, however, kids of all ages are welcome.

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