Mexico is a feast for the senses. From the moody alleys of Roma in Mexico City to the sugar-soft beaches of the Riviera Maya out east to the wave-bashed bays of the Pacific in the west, this vast cut-out of North America is a land of smoke-plumed taquerias, cobbled colonial towns, rolling tropical forests, and cacti-sprouting canyons.
Between it all, there are some seriously alluring luxury villas in Mexico. They offer an oasis of calm amid the frantic cityscapes and vibrant coast villages, along with some tempting features – think infinity pools gazing over the roaring ocean waters, access to private Caribbean beaches, rooftop yoga salas, and palm-shaded sun terraces.
Many a luxury traveller will look to the Mexican coastline. There are two options: The Pacific or the Caribbean. The first is home to the classy enclave of Punta Mita. Sat just to the north of the buzzing party town of Puerto Vallarta, it’s a land of lanky palms and daffodil-coloured sands that run beneath the jungled Sierra Madre mountains. Choose a villa there, and you can while away your days by the poolside, listening to the Pacific Ocean surf wash against the shores below. Many of the properties in the region channel the vibrant Latin styles of old Mexico, offering red-painted adobe walls and sprawling indoor-outdoor spaces that really make the most of the west coast sunset shows.
The Caribbean side of Mexico hits a zenith along the fabled Riviera Maya. Spanning just shy of 100 miles as it unfolds from Cancun to Tulum, it’s all talcum-white beaches and bustling coastal resorts. Villa rentals in those parts often cap the cliffs to offer 180-degree views of the turquoise seas. Others are nestled into private swathes of coastal jungle, meaning you’ll drop off to sleep to the sounds of parakeets and swaying coconut palms each evening. Make those your base, and you can venture out to the mystical Mayan ruins of UNESCO-tagged Chichen Itza or the resplendent coral reefs of Cozumel, one of the world’s most celebrated diving locations.
Between its shores in the east and west, Mexico brims with adventure and excitement. Be enthralled as you get lost in the maze-like streets of San Miguel de Allende and spy out the pink-hued towers of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel church. Devour handmade cheese and habanero-infused salsas down in Oaxaca City before surfing deserted waves along the rugged Oaxaca coast. Wonder at the soaring pyramids of Teotihuacan, 2,500 years old and still standing tall in the Central Valley. Taste Mexican fine dining in the Michelin-starred kitchens of Puebla, the nation’s culinary capital. See billions of butterflies amid the pine forests of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve of Michoacán state.
Our luxury villas in Mexico are a ticket to all that and more. They offer the height of class and quality in some of the country’s most enticing destinations.
- The Mayan temples of Chichen Itza
- The pyramids of Teotihuacan
- Charming San Miguel de Allende town
- Snorkel or dive in the cenotes of Tulum
- Surf the waves of Playa Punta Mita
- See humpback whales, dolphins and sea turtles off the Marietas Islands
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