Perched on a lush private peninsula on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is scheduled to open in mid-2022 and will be the fourth property in Mexico for the Four Seasons Hotel brand.
The western Mexican state of Jalisco may be most famous for its tequila production, but the opening of Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo in 2022 in Costa Alegre provides yet another very good reason to visit. Set on a 2,000-acre protected eco-preserve between the towns of La Manzanilla and Barra de Navidad, the new 155-room resort is a collaboration between the Four Seasons brand—which already has four properties in Mexico—and Mexican real estate development company Paralelo 19 Desarrollos.
Besides the staggering hilltop views 650 feet above sea level that sweep over dramatic Pacific Ocean beaches and the wild green jungle for which the region is famous for, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo will also include near-endless stretches of pristine beaches; four food and beverage offerings; three Instagram-friendly cascading infinity pools; a spacious spa set among the topical rainforest; and 18-hole, 72 par championship golf course designed by golf architect David Fleming.
Most of the 155 rooms (including 63 suites) have panoramic ocean vistas and some include private infinity pools. Wood and stone features prominently and whirling overhead fans, sunken tubs, draping hammocks and slatted sliding doors create a relaxed tropical ambience. The interior design comes care of Legorreta + Legorreta and Taller Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, whose use of natural and local materials nod to the surrounding natural landscape and traditional Mexican craftsmanship.
An amazing spot for kayaking, deep-sea fishing and surfing, ocean activities will be a major draw, as will land-based activities and excursions like mountain biking and wildlife tours of the nearby mangroves. The small fishing village of La Manzanilla with a Friday Street Market, authentic eateries and a women’s-cooperative-owned coffee plantation, is also within easy reach.
Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo will be part of the El Tamarindo development. It’s located within a 40-minute drive from Manzanillo International Airport, which offers seasonal direct flights from the US and daily flight connections through Mexico City. The resort is currently slated to open at the end of 2021 and will join four existing Four Seasons properties in Mexico, including Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita; Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City; Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, and the forthcoming Four Seasons Resort Cabo San Lucas at Cabo Del Sol.