Lay of the Land
Cuixmala, Careyes and Hotelito Desconocido are on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, south of Puerto Vallarta and north of Manzanillo. Each one of these coastal properties offers different personal visions of grand living in a glorious climate. Further inland, in the highlands of Colima, sits Hacienda San Antonio, one of the grandest haciendas in the region. All these properties exhibit a strong sense of place in their own distinct style, and their location in the province of Jalisco—birthplace of mariachi, tequila, and ranchera music—adds to their authenticity.
To access the properties on the coast, either fly into Puerto Vallarta airport or Manzanillo, both of which have regular flights from many U.S. cities, including Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles (but no direct flights from NYC). The drive is shorter from Manzanillo airport, about 90 minutes to Cuixmala and Careyes, but the flights are less frequent. Hotelito Desconocido is easier to access from Puerto Vallarta airport, a two-hour drive away. Rather than drive yourself through narrow and winding roads, you should arrange for a car to pick you up at the airport. Once you arrive at your hotel or villa, you will have no need for a car.
Hacienda San Antonio is farther afield. The closest international airport is Guadalajara, a three-and-a-half hour drive away, partly through winding mountain roads. Most visitors fly into Manzanillo and make the two-hour drive, though private charters into Colima, forty-five minutes from the property, are also possible.
Indagare Tip: If only one parent is entering Mexico with a child, he/she needs a notarized letter, written and signed by the other parent, giving him/her permission to travel alone with the child.