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Nested in Mexico’s pristine Pacific coast of Costa Alegre, Cuixmala is an eco-luxury destination set within 30,000 acres of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Created by Sir James Goldsmith, knighted for his services to ecology, this once private estate is now open as a destination for travelers. The hotel’s secluded location allows you to start the day with an active tropical adventure, and close it with a picnic on a private beach.

ROOMS

Cuixmala’s accommodations offer authentic sustainable luxury. Each of the villas, bungalows, casitas and suites offers breathtaking views, unique design and locally sourced amenities aimed at making your stay unforgettable. Reconnect with nature as you discover the Cuixmala experience. 

DINING OPTIONS

Cuixmala’s chefs employ seasonal and sustainable produce from the hotel’s own biodynamic farm. Free-range beef, poultry, pork, organic dairy and house-roasted coffee are sourced from its sister property Hacienda de San Antonio.

Restaurant La Loma
Signature fine dining restaurant is set in Cuixmala’s main house with breathtaking panoramic views.

Casa Gomez
Located near the Casitas, Casa Gomez is an open air dining room with a relaxed atmosphere, where farm fresh produce is used to prepare authentic Mexican flavors. 

Caleta Blanca
Situated in an exclusive private beach (30-minute drive), Caleta Blanca beach club is ideal for unwinding. Here, you can enjoy meals prepared with fresh ingredients and enjoy dock-to-table plates. 

ACTIVITIES

Experience a unique adventure surrounded by lush green trees, white sands and blue oceans. Cuixmala has dynamic and educational activities available throughout the property

– Go animal watching at “Exoticos”, Cuixmala’s animal sanctuary. Catch sight of a zebra or an eland!
– Go horseback riding along Playa Cuixmala.
– Feel an adrenaline rush as you practice sailing.
– Reconnect with nature when you release sea turtles.
– Visit the “Hortalizas”, Cuixmala’s organic & biodinamic farms where you can pick freshly harvested ingredients. The hotel staff will afterwards invite you to sit back and relax, while a local cook prepares a picnic and sets the table.
– Enjoy a private yoga session in Cuixmala’s incredible studio by the sea or choose any location within the grounds of the hotel which inspire you. Make each yoga session unique and memorable.
– Share a picnic in the secluded Escondida beach.
– Chill at Caleta Blanca beach while enjoying a drink.

HOW TO GET TO CUIXMALA

Cuixmala is located in Costa Alegre, south of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. To reach Cuixmala, the fastest way is by air and then by car.

Fly to Manzanillo (ZLO)
1hr 30min drive to Cuixmala.

Fly to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
3 hrs drive to Cuixmala.

Rent a Car
We recommend you to rent a car. The size of the property makes this the best way to move from your room to the different activities. 

*You can request a private driver for transportation*

Amenities
Air Conditioning
Beach
Bike
Breakfast Included
Children Activities
Concierge
Family Hotel
Fitness Center
Gift Shop
Laundry Services
Mini bar
Outdoor Activities
Parking
Pool
Restaurant & Bar
Room service
Spa
Tennis Court
Vegan/Vegetarian Options
Wedding Services
Wifi
Yoga
Sustainability
From its foundation, Cuixmala has had a strong commitment with environmental preservation. Which is why the hotel uses environmentally friendly, biodegradable cleaning products that are specifically chosen for being
90% of Cuixmala’s employees are hired from the local community, which makes the hotel the area’s largest employer. To further stimulate economic growth for the coast of Jalisco, the hotel supports education in alliance with “La Escuelita”. As well, in order to strengthen the connection of guests with sustainable travel, the hotel offers guests multiple tours around Cuixmala’s facilities.
Almost all the food consumed at Cuixmala is produced locally at the hotel’s organic farms or sourced from the sister property’s ranch at Hacienda de San Antonio. The food harvested at Cuixmala follows biodynamic practices, which in addition to being organic, recognizes the spirit of nature, with crops sewn in accordance with celestial cycles.
To reduce energy usage, Cuixmala focuses on making an extensive use of outdoor living space. The hotel also uses solar panels to reduce energy reliance.
Cuixmala’s efforts towards managing water usage focuses on its pools and grey water management. For the first, Cuixmala uses a non-chemical saltwater system for purification of the water in resort’s swimming pools. The main pool uses only sea water, which is constantly coming in from the sea (it is filtered and then returned). While for the second, the property uses a low-impact wastewater treatment system. Gray water is recycled for use in landscape irrigation, further conserving important freshwater resources.
In order to reduce the hotel’s plastic waste production, Cuixmala provides guests with on-property filtered water in recyclable glass bottles. Regarding food waste, the staff divides it in two types: edible food waste is recycled to the pigs at the Cuixmala organic farm and non-edible food waste is composted into fertilizer. Food from the farms is collected in reusable containers.
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