Colorful, magical, eco-luxurious, relaxing and exclusive. Those are the best words to describe Las Alamandas. When Condé Nast Traveler decided to add it to the list of Top Resorts in Western Mexico, they were completely right! I had the pleasure to visit it last weekend, and here is what you need to know.
Las Alamandas is located midway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. Its founder and CEO is Ms. Isabel Goldsmith Patiño. She is the daughter of the late British financier Sir James Goldsmith and the granddaughter of “Bolivian Tin King” Don Antenor Patiño. Ms. Isabel is a very special and dedicated woman who has put everything shes got into every single detail of this beautiful resort. And it shows! Every corner and every detail is created with such delicacy that it’s impossible not to fall in love with this place. Furthermore, she protects and preserves the Mexican coastline! Isn’t she goals?
The resort is named after the yellow Copa de Oro, an exquisitely beautiful flower that grows wild in the region and is also known as La Alamandas.
This precious blossom is the perfect symbol for this secret retreat popular among celebrities like Robert de Niro, Cindy Crawford, Brad Pitt and even some Victoria’s Secret angels!
The suite where I stayed was beautiful! Although they don’t have satélite TV and the resort only has WIFI connection at the reception (which in my opinion is great so you can fully emerge into nature and a completely relaxing break), that didn’t stop me from having the time of my life.
Las Alamandas has so many activities to choose from! I had a relaxing time at my suites’ jacuzzi, I went kayaking in the most magical lake, I had a fun time horse riding, enjoyed a romantic sunset experience at the top of a cliff with red wine and cheese, I had so much fun surfing and even had a private picnic in one of the four private beaches along the Costalegre Coast! And after all that fun, I enjoyed a relaxing bubble bath with a nice book. Again, that was the time of my life!
Oh, and the food! With 1,500 acres of gardens, they grow most of the vegetables, lettuces, herbs, and fruits in the resort’s own organic gardens. Furthermore, seafood is freshly caught by local fisherman, meats and the free-range eggs and chicken are procured from local farmers. You can be certain that you’ll taste the finest fresh and organic ingredients.
The only thing left to say is, if you would like to relax (but really relax, not like those times where you pretend to be on vacation but can’t stop texting on your phone), be in touch with nature, eat the most exquisite and fresh plates but in the most glamorous, luxurious and still eco-friendly way; don’t hesitate and visit Las Alamandas. You will live a once in a lifetime experience!