Hacienda San Antonio
With the philosophy of keeping the true familial experience of a hacienda at its heart, Hacienda San Antonio is one of our top pick locations in Latin America.
At the foot of a majestic volcano, and amidst the scenic surrounds of the Mexican highlands, Hacienda San Antonio has been masterfully refurbished to the highest standards. Each of the 25 suites have been uniquely designed, and featuring individual artworks throughout. The Grand Suite Quetzal on the first floor overlooks its own garden at the front of the hacienda, and it even has a separate sitting area and a terrace running along the front. Stunningly maintained gardens with an aqueduct, fountains and perfectly manicured lawns are overlooked by the rest of the suites, each with their own ensuite bathroom and individual interiors.
To ensure dining monotony is not an option, the location of supper changes each evening, moving from the Terrace, to the Club Room, to the Mirador Terrace. With its own farm and ranch, Hacienda de San Antonio prides itself on the self-sufficiency of meat, vegetable and cheese production. Organically produced, menus are predominantly based on traditional Mexican specialities, with international influences too.
With a spring-like warmth all the year round, horseback riding, mountain biking, bird watching, nature walks and hiking are all available to explore this scenic setting. The glistening waters of the pool are also a tempting option, or a competitive streak of tennis is possible with the live-in pro.
Why We Love It
With its simply stunning setting, we defy anyone not to fall in love and want to buy their own hacienda after a stay here.
Cuixmala is set in 25,000 acres of land, lagoons and beaches on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
The property consists of one main house called Casa La Loma and three villas which are all built in their own private area of the land. The houses have their own private landscaped gardens and swimming pools. There are also nine charming casitas with shared pool and restaurant at Casa Gomez which are a good choice for people on a smaller budget.
All guests have access to three serene and totally pristine beaches, but this is also an excellent choice for those wanting lots of outdoor activities; you can go riding, mountain biking, hiking, play tennis, football, basketball, volleyball, water skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, lagoon boat rides, power boat, fishing, game and bird watching. Polo, surfing and golf are also available.
Back at the 'ranch', anything from a yoga teacher to a massage in the villa can also be organised.
Why We Love It
If you want to arrive in style, there is an airstrip for turbo-prop planes nearby.