Las Alamandas

Carretera Federal 200 km 82, Costalegre / Pacific Coast, Mexico
17 Rooms
Modern Design & Secluded
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The backstory seems too fantastic to be true, like something from a Roger Moore-era James Bond movie. Don Antenor Patino, the Bolivian tin magnate, plans a beachfront mega-resort, but doesn’t live to complete it — so his granddaughter Isabel Goldsmith (English financier father, long story) takes over. In the interest of preserving the land (and the dolphins) so dear to her, she revises her grandfather’s plan and erects a tiny, exclusive resort, where a maximum of 28 guests have at their disposal 1,500 acres of pristine beachfront land and close to 100 staff members.

If there is one word in the above paragraph that sums up Las Alamandas, it’s exclusive. Your fellow guests are quite possibly royalty, Hollywood or otherwise — but the resort’s seven villas are each so secluded that you would never know it. From time to time you may spy another traveler, perhaps half a mile down the beach, enjoying a private dinner. But the vastness of the grounds and the scarcity of the guests means the odds of an unwelcome intrusion, or merely a reminder that you are not the resort’s only guest, close to zero. Of course, if close to zero is not close enough, you may rent the entire resort. Don’t laugh: it’s been done.

Clearly, this is the ideal sort of place for a honeymoon or other romantic getaway. The location is stunning, and secluded, halfway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, on Mexico’s Pacific coast. And as for the facilities themselves, it is no exaggeration to say that every possible luxury is accounted for, or can be arranged for on short notice. This is the sort of place that has its own private runway to accommodate private jet landings.

Like so many of the finest things in this world, all of this excellence comes with only one drawback: the cost. Las Alamandas is not a budget resort. But how could it be? The world has enough mega-hotel complexes of the kind Don Patino envisioned — but there are few places as special as Las Alamandas.

How to get there:
Ground transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta airport or Manzanillo Airport can be provided by the hotel staff. All transfers arranged by Las Alamandas include an airport greeter and personal assistance by a hotel staff member. The resort also features its own 3,300-foot asphalt runway, capable of accommodating small aircraft.

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Las Alamandas
Carretera Federal 200 km 82, Costalegre / Pacific Coast, Mexico

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • Concierge
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids' club
  • Beachfront
  • Tennis court

Need to Know

  • A gym is available for your convenience from 8am to 9pm.
  • Bicycles are available in a complimentary basis at the hotel.
  • High Speed Wi-fi is only available at the front office and gallery.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 12:00
Check out: 13:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Sells or donates surplus food
  • Composts food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife