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Las Alamandas - Costalegre, Mexico - Exclusive Luxury Resort

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ROOMS & SUITES: 17 Suites in 7 Villas

This all-suite, self-contained boutique resort accommodates up to 42 guests in a secluded tropical paradise located midway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo along Mexico's famed Costalegre.

The resort is ideal for multiple generations who want both privacy and togetherness time while on a family vacation. The 17 extraordinarily spacious and beautifully appointed suites are located within seven villas with vibrant contemporary Mexican chic décor. The suites are designed for casual indoor-outdoor living with spacious terraces and patios, panoramic views, and most with a private Jacuzzi.

Families may dine on terrace of their suite, al fresco at the Oasis Restaurant or oceanside at La Palapa Beach Club. The sophisticated, delicious and healthy cuisine is prepared with seafood freshly caught by local fisherman, meats and free-range eggs and chicken raised by local farmers, and vegetables, lettuces, herbs and fruits grown in the resort's own organic gardens.

There are activities for every member of the family including: lighted tennis court, beach volleyball, half basketball court, croquet, lawn chess, mountain bikes, 60-foot swimming pool, fully equipped air-conditioned gym, ping-pong, horseback riding, bird watching, kayaks (doubles and singles), hiking, surfing and boogie boarding. A Kids Club offers a program of games, arts and crafts, and activities. A lounge with a big-screen TV is an ideal family gathering spot to watch movies together.

Las Alamandas boasts one of the most beautiful natural environments of any resort. It is nestled on its own private sweep of white-sand beach, with a rocky cape at both ends, amid verdant gardens of towering palms, flowing fountains, expansive lawns and flowering plants - including the resort's namesake yellow La Alamandas, also known as the Copa de Oro. All around are untouched beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs, lagoons and streams that are habitats for numerous species of birds, jungle terrain traversed by trails that are ideal for biking and hiking, and lookout points with dramatic panoramas of the coast.


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• Sunny days and warm Pacific waters on the Mexican Riviera.
• Secluded seaside location within a stunning private nature reserve.
• Chic, spacious accommodations and gourmet dining.
• Numerous sports and activities for every member of the family.
• An ideal, self-contained ambiance for bonding with family and friends


Every accommodation at Las Alamandas is an exceptionally spacious and beautifully appointed suite, ensuring the most comfortable, luxurious and private stay. The 16 suites are located within seven elegant villas with vibrant contemporary Mexican chic décor and a wealth of features and amenities.

The suites are graced with everything from a terrace for indoor-outdoor living to a private Jacuzzi, walk-in closet, iPod dock and soothing white polished cement floors. The large bathrooms have double sinks, bidet, colorful Mexican tile work, and oversized shower/tub combination with massaging showerheads. The Mexican chic decor is highlighted by stylish sofas in exotic jewel colors, embroidered cushions, hand-painted accents and lively Mexican folk art.

The three extravagant Oceanfront Villas are located right on the sand, the warm Pacific waters just a few steps away. The four Garden Villas are set back from the water on small knolls, amid verdant gardens with a profusion of tropical blossoms, and offer panoramas of the ocean and coast.


Dining - The cuisine at Las Alamandas is sophisticated and delicious, and incredibly fresh and healthy. The Contemporary Mexican menu is an inspired fusion of classic Mexican recipes, the finest fresh and organic ingredients, and the latest Mexican and international trends. And the food is enjoyed in the most beautiful and idyllic oceanside settings, the Oasis Restaurant and La Palapa Beach Club. Dining is one of the true pleasures of a getaway to this luxurious retreat.

Spa - Massages, body treatments, facials and therapies are performed by skilled therapists in the oceanfront Spa Palapa, an ultra-relaxing and peaceful venue to experience a spa service in harmony with nature and the soothing sounds of the surf. Or, if you prefer, you may enjoy your treatment in the privacy of your suite.

TV Lounge and Art Gallery - Las Alamandas’ unique lounge is the resort’s cultural and social hub. Guests gather in the sitting areas and at the tables to converse and socialize, and on the comfortable sofas around the big-screen TV to watch movies and sports events. Rotating exhibits of the works of Mexican artists showcase rising stars of the Mexican art scene. Guests enjoy international satellite programming, an extensive collection of classic and current movie hits, and a selection of board games including backgammon and chess.

Fitness Center - Set on a knoll with beautiful coastal views, the Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art weight and cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, Stairmasters, Versa Climbers and Lifecycles.

Boutique - The boutique is stocked with sundries and personal items, as well as resort wear and authentic Mexican artisanry that makes wonderful souvenirs or gifts.

Wireless Access - WiFi is available only in the front office area and in the Art Gallery/Media Room.

Car Service - The chauffeur driven vehicles are available within the property at no charge or for outside excursions at $75.00 per hour.


Swimming Pool - The 60-foot-long freshwater pool is a few steps from the sand and features massage jets and pergolas with daybeds.

Tennis – Enjoy one hour free on the lighted tennis court. Additional play is $15.00 per hour. Rackets and balls are available upon request.

Golf – Tee off at nearby 18-hole El Tamarindo, a masterpiece designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and David Flemming that plays along a dramatic coastline and is said to be one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world.

Kayaks – Doubles and singles are available for use in the ocean or on the lagoons

Water Sports – Surfboards, boogie boards and snorkeling equipment are available, and guests may choose from four different beaches.

Games – Play basketball (half court), beach volleyball, ping-pong, croquet and lawn chess.


Horseback Riding – Ride on miles of trails or along beautiful beaches. Go out with a local guide, or go solo. One hour free for all guests; additional hours are $10.00 each..

Hiking – Las Alamandas is a hiker’s paradise with trails crisscrossing the 1,500-acre reserve.

Mountain Biking – Pedal an extensive network of paths and dirt roads through the forests. High-quality mountain bikes are available at no charge.

Secluded Beaches – Walk to one of the untouched beaches for a swim or a private picnic.

Wildlife Viewing: migrating whales, sea turtles that lay their eggs in the sand and coatis are among the animals to be seen.

Bird Watching – Numerous species, from pelicans to herons, can be observed along the coast and on the lagoons.

Boat Rides: A scenic excursion on the Rio San Nicolas River, which winds through the 1,500-acre property, reveals the natural beauty of Las Alamandas.

Fishing – Excursions can be arranged for red snapper, sea bass and more.


Puerto Vallarta-Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)


2 hour drive


November through April


Puerto Vallarta (PVR) is a two-hour drive, and Manzanillo (ZLO) 1.5 hours away.

Las Alamandas provides transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from both airports for US$225, plus 15% tax and 15% service, including an airport greeter and personal assistance by a hotel staff member.

Guests may also arrive by private plane. Las Alamandas has a private, 3,300-foot airstrip that can accommodate small planes such as Grumman 1, Cessna, Grand Caravan and ATR-42-300. Charters from PVR or ZLO can be arranged.(approximately US$300 and takes around 30 minutes)


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