The Experience


Hurricane Patricia Update: Cuixmala was in the eye of Hurricane Patricia but fortunately all guests and team are safe.

The Estate suffered material and natural damages. Clearing and cleaning at Cuixmala has started. Updates will be forthcoming once communications have been re-established.

The legendary private estate of Sir James Goldsmith, is set in lush vegetation on a 3 km. golden sand beach on the Mexican Pacific.  This stunning estate of 25,000 acres of land, lagoons and beaches, was conceived as a private home for his family and friends.  Today Cuixmala offers a unique experience whether it be a family vacation, an adventure holiday with a group of friends, or a romantic retreat for a couple.  Sprinkled through the vast unspoiled environment are luxurious rental villas and a cluster of very private casitas.  All share Cuixmala’s pristine setting which abounds with wildlife, its endless unspoiled beaches and its personalized service.

Cuixmala is located one hour north of the Manzanillo International Airport and two and a half hours from Puerto Vallarta.  Cuixmala has a private landing strip suitable for prop planes, and air charter is available from both Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo.  Transfers by car are also available from both airports.  Cuixmala is located 10 minutes from Careyes, 30 minutes from El Tamarindo, and 40 minutes from Las Alamandas.


The casitas are a cluster of charming small houses set within a lush tropical garden which surrounds a large pool terrace.  The views from the casitas are across the vast coconut plantation to the sea.  The casitas have easy access to the many nature trails on the Cuixmala estate.  Each of the very private one bedroom casitas has a spacious outdoor living and dining terrace and a cozy TV room.  The large king bedrooms open to the terraces and the views beyond.

The beautiful Cuixmala villas were designed to blend light, space and striking colors with panoramas of the lagoons, river and ocean.  Surrounded by lush tropical gardens in a cocoon of unspoiled nature, these villas are an oasis of tranquility.  Each villa is fully staffed with a cook and butler, providing the ultimate in personalized service.  While each villa has its own personality, they all share the distinct Cuixmala style.  The villas are only steps from hiking and biking trails and a short walk from the lighted tennis court.

La Playa is a luxury villa set on its own very private sandy beach.  The villa is embraced by lush tropical gardens and the villa’s spacious rooms and outdoor living areas offer breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains.  The villa is comprised of an ocean view living room with outdoor living terrace, a dining room, a master suite with private ocean view terrace, two guest suites and an ocean view TV room. 

La Loma is the jewel of Cuixmala.  A fantasy palace set on a wide swath of unspoiled beach all within a vast private nature reserve.  The house’s cool white interiors float above a vast expanse of azure sea.  The panoramic views, soaring ceilings, and quiet fountain courtyards blend to create a fantasy hideaway.  The master suite is palatial in scope with its own living terrace with splash pool size jacuzzi and an ocean view bathroom.  There are three additional deluxe bedroom suites in the main house plus living rooms, dining room, library, media room and office, complemented by three palapa covered ocean view terraces for outdoor living and dining.  The staff includes butlers, waiters, chefs, maids, laundress, gardeners, pool men, concierge and security.  La Loma also has six guest bungalows sprinkled through a lush tropical garden with views to the sea and lagoons.


Most of the food served at Cuixmala is produced by Cuixmala’s own organic farm or by the family’s El Jabali ranch in the Mexican Highlands.  Organic fruits and vegetables, as well as organic cheeses, dairy, meats and coffee are complemented by fresh fish from the local waters.  Whether it be the “in villa” dining provided at La Loma and the Villas by your personal cook or the restaurant dining at Casa Gomez, all the food at Cuixmala is made from the freshest and finest ingredients.  Cuixmala also offers unique and memorable dining experiences from lunchtime picnics at Caleta Blanca to beach barbecues with bonfires on Playa Cuixmala.


Playa Cuixmala is a long broad expanse of unspoiled beach and the centerpiece of the Cuixmala estate.  Ideal for beach combing, picnics, jogging and horseback riding.  Caleta Blanca is a castaway’s dream beach.  Located on a quiet unspoiled bay, this pristine white sand beach is an ideal spot for swimming, snorkeling, ocean kayaking, fishing, volley ball, or just lazing on a chaise.  Playa Escondida is a pirate’s beach with hidden grottos and an exotic rugged landscape, a great place for a picnic and sea bird watching.  Other activities include mountain biking, tennis, endless trails through nature and along the unspoiled beaches, and more.  Relaxing Massage and Yoga can be enjoyed at your villa.

Terms & Conditions

Meal Plan:

Our Meal Plan Rate is priced as follows:

  • Private Villas – US$140.00++ per person per day.  Includes 3 meals and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Casitas – US$95.00++ per person per day.  Includes 2 meals (lunch & dinner) and non-alcoholic beverages.  Breakfast is included in the Casita rate.
A private estate of 25,000 acres of sweeping tropical forest, quiet hidden lagoons and long sandy beaches, Cuixmala was the luxury home of business, philanthropist and conservationist Sir James Goldsmith. Set amid lush vegetation on three miles of pristine beach on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Cuixmala abounds in nature and wildlife. A working organic farm on the property delivers the freshest and healthiest farm-to-table meals, along with highly personalized service. Cuixmala is about celebrating the fun, beauty and harmony of life, whether you are seeking a family vacation, an adventure holiday with friends or a romantic couple’s escape.
Let the staff arrange a romantic dinner with a bonfire on the beach.Distance from Manzanillo Airport (ZLO): 80 minutes Guests Receive:

    • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
    • An hour of horseback riding for 2 people
    • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
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