Southern Exposure

By Chloe Gorman

Portrait of a woman running on the beach with a surfboard

Surf’s up at the Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo.

Four Seasons Resort, Tamarindo, Jalisco

Located in a protected ecological reserve on the coast of Jalisco, the Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is a hidden gem. Set to open later this year, the property’s private beaches, hiking trails, golf and open-air spas encourage guests to truly become one with the natural environment. They also offer fine dining led by culinary director Nicolas Patti, with a menu that follows in harmony with the seasons. As for the accommodations, guests can choose from three different locations: the cliffs, the beach and the reserve.


Portrait of the Casa Chable in Tulum, Mexico

Casa Chablé’s terrace pool and bar.

Casa Chablé, Sian Kaan, Tulum

Set on an idyllic strip of land between a white sand beach and tropical jungle, Casa Chablé is the first luxury eco-resort in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With remoteness central to its charm, Casa Chablé is an intimate retreat with just five standalone beachfront bungalows and a main villa housing five guest rooms. Sandy paths lead towards a thatched-roof restaurant, an oceanfront spa bungalow and as well as canopy beds on the beach and hammocks strung on trees throughout the resort.


Portrait of the Hotel Terrestre in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

A private pool at one of Hotel Terrestre’s guest suites in Puerto Escondido.

Hotel Terrestre, Puerto Escondido

The latest addition from Grupo Habita, Hotel Terrestre paves a new path for sustainable tourism with this fully solar-powered retreat. Located in Puerto Escondido, known for its beautiful beaches and archeological sites, Terrestre was designed with locally sourced materials and practically blends into the area’s dramatic landscape. One couldn’t be blamed for not straying far from the property, with its 14 villas, open-air restaurant, private pools and swimming lane, as well as an outdoor spa and hammam. This is the place to disconnect.


Portrait of the Casa Silencio in Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa Silencio is both a distillery and a luxury retreat.

Casa Silencio, Oaxaca

While the Oaxacan desert is known for its Mezcal production and distillery tours, rarely do visitors spend the night. But Casa Silencio operates as both distillery and luxury retreat. Each of the property’s six rooms are uniquely designed, though all draw from the natural surroundings and incorporate works by local artisans.


Portrait of the Susurros Del Corazon Resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico

Susurros De Corazón villas overlooking the gardens.

Susurros Del Corazón, Punta de Mita

Surrounded by 33 acres of jungle and aquamarine waters, Auberge Resorts’ Susurros Del Corazón is the perfect destination for those seeking both opulence and adventure. Located on the private peninsula of Punta de Mita, the enclave is known for its surfing and humpback whale watching, which the hotel will happily arrange. In case you feel like laying low, all accommodations have an open floor plan with views of the garden or beach.


What to Pack

From city to surf, Oaxaca to Tulum, we’ve rounded up a few of our must-pack items perfect for your next visit to Mexico.


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