Intimate seclusion, which is why it’s a favorite of A-list celebrities
Free equipment for beach activities, from surfing to volleyball to ping-pong
The Kids Club is a mini-resort with its own soccer field
What To Know
Resort is about two hours from Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo
WiFi is available only in the resort common areas and Art Gallery
Parking on site
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Secluded celeb favorite with colorful grounds and four quiet beaches between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo
A Matisse painting brought to life on the Mexican Riviera. Vibrant pink gardenias and dusty green cacti line the walkways leading to canary yellow and magenta pueblo-like buildings and down to the crashing Pacific Ocean. A maximum of 42 guests stay at a time, which lends the air of staying in a private family home. Some vacationers curl up on rattan sofas to read while others lie out by the freshwater pool, shaded by the giant palapa. Once a private estate, Las Alamandas maintains that quaint and cozy vibe, with just 16 rooms scattered around the 1,500-acre property, all elegant but simple with bright ceramic tiles, folk art, indoor/outdoor lounge areas, and spacious bathrooms done up with hand-painted Mexican tiles. While tacos, chips, and guacamole from La Palapa Beach Club will keep you satisfied poolside, save a night to savor upscale Mexican cuisine at Oasis, the hotel’s main restaurant, which uses all local ingredients. Must-tastes: corn mushroom quesadillas and homemade sorbet in flavors such as hibiscus flower and mango. Peruse the hotel’s art gallery, indulge in an oceanfront massage or head to the fully equipped gym (designed by Robert De Niro, a frequent guest) for tennis, yoga and fitness routines. In the evenings, groups mosey up to the rooftop lounge, Estrella Azul, where you can sip frosty tequilas and gaze into the heavens with a high-powered telescope. You might even rub shoulders with the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Brad Pitt, or Cindy Crawford.
In the Area
Take a day trip to Puerto Vallarta and stroll along the malecon, stop by the city’s vast flea market, where you’ll find everything from silver jewelry to paintings by local artists to fresh fruit and homemade pastries, and get a seafood fix at Joe Jack’s Fish Shack in the Old Town. Back on Las Alamandas’ 1,500 acres, lounge out on the four beaches, kayak through the freshwater lagoons or ask the staff to arrange a one-hour horseback ride along the beaches.
Km. 83 Carretera Federal #200
How to Get There
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport (PVR): Approximate distance is 120 km (74.5 mi).