Perched on a clifftop overlooking the Pacific coast of Jalisco, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico is a private hideaway set within 850-hectares of protected nature reserve, with three kilometres of shoreline concealing private coves and three spectacular beaches. Part tropical escape and part Bond villain lair, the striking resort will be home to 115 rooms and 63 suites scattered across the hillside, halfway between the towns of La Manzanilla and Barra de Navidad. Villas and suites built from local materials are designed to blend into the hillside courtesy of Legorreta + Legorreta Architects, with contemporary interiors by Taller Mauricion Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo design studio.
A series of infinity pools cascade down the hillside in three distinct tiers, with a family pool at the top and an adults-only playground with private cabanas facing the protected expanse of beach at the bottom, where a private jetty and water sports centre provide a gateway to the miles of pristine coastline and nearby mangrove forest and wetlands, home to rare birds, iguanas and crocodiles.
Amenities including an organic spa with hot and cold plunge pools, four restaurants and bars and the Kids for All Seasons club and young adults centre, make this an appealing destination for all the family, while the adjoining 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jn and David Fleming-designed links course will make it a must-visit destination among golfers.
Developer Paralelo 19 Desarrollos owns a portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts and private villas across Mexico, including all five of The Luxury Collection hotels around the town of Merida in the Yucatan and W Mexico City. When complete, the El Tamarindo will also feature a collection of Four Seasons Private Residences.