Plan a getaway to these idyllic corners: from Lagunas de Chacahua to Bahía de Salchi fall in love with their landscapes and sunsets
On its more than 600 kilometers of coast, you will find virgin beaches with such calm waves that they look like natural pools, cliffs that serve as viewpoints, marine turtle sanctuaries, bioluminescent lagoons, powerful waves for surfing and other secret corners that express the nature and culture of the magical state of Oaxaca.
From Chacahua to Bahía de Salchi, rustic villas and small luxury hotels are scattered, ideal for romance, with the best sunsets on the Mexican Pacific.
In the month of love, we chose seven hotels to share a vacation as a couple. Although, Valentine’s Day should last all year.
Casa UwU, in the National Park Lagunas de Chacahua
The exclusive hotel for adults is on an island in front of a virgin beach within the Chacahua area. It is just under two hours from Puerto Escondido and you can only access by boat.
It has four luxurious ecological villas with organic decoration, as they were made with natural materials from the region. The minimalism in its interiors was designed to blend in with the lush environment. Its beautiful terraces have a sea view, outdoor jacuzzi and hanging nests to sit and relax or read a book.
In its restaurant bar, Mexican, Japanese and varied cocktails are served. The pool is on the beach where the beach club was also installed.
If you choose Casa Uwu, you can request a romantic decoration in your room, with rose petals in the jacuzzi, cheese board with fruit and champagne bottle. Add more elements according to your taste and budget.
Its rates per night, for two people, range from $2,800 pesos to $3,800. There are decorations from $2,500 pesos. Tel. (55) 7451 9563. Website: casauwu.com
Aldea Mizúl, in Paraje El Mirador
Just 15 minutes from Laguna de Manialtepec and 35 from Puerto Escondido, in front of a practically virgin and depopulated coast, known as Paraje El Mirador, is Aldea Mizúl, a rustic and cozy beach hotel, intended for well-being.
Each of its circular-shaped villas, in the style of palapas with palm roofs and lime walls, is decorated in a very simple, but stylish way, dominating the light tones and wood finishes, such as its doors, screens and furniture, inspired by the ancestral villages. They have a tub, a terrace with loungers and a private outdoor pool surrounded by lots of vegetation. In the common areas, you will find a pergola with hammocks, a restaurant with seafood and international food and a terrace bar.
As part of their activities, they offer bike tours, visit to hot springs near the complex, romantic dinners and horseback riding on the beach with your partner, with the possibility of doing it at sunset.
The rates vary by seasons, but range from $4,000 pesos per night, already with taxes. The horse ride from $1,000 pesos per person. Tel. (954) 544 8991. Website: aldeamizul.com
Samora Luxury Resort, in Playa Cumaná
This complex is a luxury resort with six bungalows crowned by a thatched roof, and a pair of suites. All of them have a austere but elegant decoration with wood finishes, marble floors, colorful furniture of contemporary style and artisanal Oaxacan details. This paradise is surrounded by palm trees and tropical vegetation. Behind the property rises the imposing Sierra Madre del Sur, and in front, the Cumaná beach, calm to swim in its waters of blue and green tones.
It has rest areas, small terraces with sea view and outdoor dining. The simplest suites have all the necessary services for a dream stay. Walking along the trails will lead you to find comfortable armchairs to rest, a large central palapa, the beach club with jacuzzi, day beds and comfortable giant cushions. The focal point is a long pool of 40 meters that extends to the sand.
The gastronomy of the restaurant is based on a mixture of healthy cuisine, Mediterranean and tropical flavors.
According to historical accounts, the pirates baptized the current Puerto Escondido as “Bahía de la Escondida”. The name is due to an indigenous woman who managed to escape from those bandits, hiding somewhere in this destination. They never found her.
For lovers there are horseback rides on the beach to watch the sunset and romantic dinners by candlelight in the main palapa or on the seashore.
Rates per night from $5,500 pesos for two people (taxes and breakfast on the beach included). Horse ride from $1,500 pesos; dinners, $5,000 per couple. Tel. (958) 587 8203. Website: samoraluxuryresort.com
Zoa Hotel, in the magical town of Mazunte
This boutique hotel took advantage of the rugged terrain of the Oaxacan coast to sit on the highest mountain of Mazunte. Trails in the middle of the jungle lead you to their eight coastal palapa-type cabins. All of them combine casual luxury, fresh and minimalist style and a relaxing atmosphere. Their private terraces with sea view, gardens, living rooms and mini-pools are some of their best spots. Some of their cabins are two-story and are raised a few meters above ground level, as if you were in the treetops.
The common areas include an infinity pool with panoramic views of the Pacific; a tiny solitary beach at the base of a cliff with a terrace for two people, which is accessed by steep stairs; there is another one, near the sea, equipped with loungers to rest while the waves break on the rock wall; and a hammock area on sand floor as an artificial beach.
Its Amarte Mar restaurant specializes in fish, seafood and cuisine from the Oaxacan coast. You can request a special dinner in any of their viewpoints or terraces. There are three menus to choose from.
Rates per night for two people, from $5,380 pesos with taxes. Dinners, from $2,050 pesos per person. Tel. (958) 187 0347. Website: zoahotel.com/es
Monte Uzulu, in San Agustinillo
Uzulu is a word that comes from gsulú. In Zapotec it means ‘beginning’ or ‘start’. According to legend, this people was born in the clouds in the shape of birds, while their gods became stars and planets. This was the origin, when everyone was equal and there was a perfect balance between humans and nature. This is the concept of the boutique hotel Monte Uzulu, on a small hill in San Agustinillo, one street from the beach.
In harmony with the environment, thanks to its efficient system of reuse and water collection, its 11 villas were built in an artisanal way by people from the community and with local materials, such as wood and clay. Each one receives the name of a locality of the region: Zicatela, Juquila, Manialtepec, Chacahua, Mazunte, Pinotepa, to mention some. The villas are for two people, perfect for a romantic plan. They are located on the slope of a mountain covered with jungle: some occupy the lower level and others the upper one. Their decoration is minimalist, rustic contemporary, of ocher tones, with some wooden furniture, a pair of woven baskets and a curious handmade straw pendant. Their terraces have a sea view and a pair of loungers. It has a restaurant specialized in breakfasts.
Among its activities, there are yoga sessions, surf lessons, temazcal, massages and the possibility of organizing experiences according to the taste and budget of the guests. If you go as a couple, they offer you some kind of decoration for your room, with flowers or regional plants; or a picnic on the beach that includes fruit, wine or mezcal.
The rates range from $3,000 to $4,500 pesos per night for two people, with taxes already included. Experiences from $500 pesos per person. Tel. (958) 219 9881. Website: monteuzulu.com
Casa Bichú, in Puerto Angel
An hour and a half south of Zicatela, there is a mini-bay called Playa Estacahuite, surrounded by large cliffs. On one of those hills, are the nine villas of the boutique hotel Casa Bichú.
They are palapas made with palm and wood, some with stone floors, parota furniture (whose artisanal elaboration respected the shape of the trunks) and curtains with colored beads. Seven of them have a sea view, although they all have terraces with hammock, private bathroom and minibar. The largest ones can be two-story and have an outdoor jacuzzi.
Casa Bichú has gardens with palm trees, loungers to sunbathe and a pool with jacuzzi at the edge of the cliff. There, is its restaurant of international dishes and seafood. To get to the beach, you just have to walk along a steep path of about 150 meters.
Request a romantic dinner on one of their terraces. It consists of a three-course menu, at the choice of the guests.
The rates per night for two people vary according to the season. Generally they range from $3,500 to $5,450 pesos, with taxes included. The price of the dinners is $4,000 pesos per couple. Tel. (958) 138 0228. Instagram: @casabichu
Casa Mauna, in Bahía de Salchi
It is an hour and 20 minutes from Puerto Escondido, 50 from Zipolite and Mazunte and 35 from Huatulco. This small but cozy boutique hotel is located on a hill on the shores of Bahía de Salchi.
Foto: Casa Mauna
Its six luxury suites were built with a casual and modern industrial style, pondering the spacious and comfortable spaces, with private terraces and outdoor dining, beautiful sea views, equipped kitchen and TV room. There is an infinity pool surrounded by jungle vegetation and panoramic views of the mountains and the sea. If you are looking for a healthier diet, the hotel’s restaurant is totally vegan with a wide variety of Mexican and international flavors.
Enjoy the coastal sunset with a three-course dinner, wine of your choice and tea or coffee. Just when the last rays of the sun illuminate the terrace of your room, the twinkling candles and the rose petals that will fly in the breeze, will be the frame of a unique and memorable experience.
Dynamic rates ranging from $2,999 to $4,999 pesos per night for two people. Romantic dinners from $1,999 pesos. Tel. (951) 442 0225. Website: casamauna.com
Source: El Universal