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By Chris Boyle

Just 45 minutes from Manzanillo International Airport, guests of these three unique homes with more than three kilometers of private beach and a spectacular golf course will feel transported to the Pacific version of paradise.

These secluded, luxurious properties follow the natural contours of the land to offer 360-degree views of the jungle, golf course and Pacific Ocean. Nestled in a 1,800-acre private ecological reserve, Las Terrazas, La Cruz and Casa de Piedra represent a perfect blend of world-class architecture with superb golf in an unparalleled natural environment.

“In a setting like this, architecture must respect the environment to the degree that it becomes a part of it. Understanding this, residents of these homes will enjoy them to the fullest,” says world-renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta, designer of Las Terrazas and La Cruz.

With either six or seven bedrooms, the generous space of Las Terrazas and La Cruz is matched only by the perfect balance of private indoor/outdoor living that can only be attained in the wonderfully mild year-round weather of El Tamarindo. The four-bedroom Casa de Piedra, designed by award-winning firm KMD, is perched on the mountainside overlooking El Tamarindo Beach, where it seems to float over a canopy of trees.


  • Square footage: 14,750
  • Nightly rate: From $2,500 to $6,500

Number of rooms in suite: 14+

Number of entrances to suite: Two, one for service staff

Number of baths: Seven, six of them en-suite with exterior views to the jungle, golf course or ocean, plus an additional full bath next to the pool

Suite style: A masterful creation by world-renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, La Cruz is designed to incorporate the striking natural surroundings into everyday life.

Key selling points: This truly sprawling villa boasts six bedrooms, a living room, dining room, family room, fully equipped kitchen (serving American breakfast, crudités and snacks in the afternoon), heated pool, Jacuzzi, several terraces with deck chairs, an outdoor eating area with grill and beautiful vistas. A seven-person house staff provides expert service, while you enjoy massages and spa treatments, private golf with cart and green fee, private beaches, excursions with biologists and a private release of turtles (during the season). Airport pick-up service is included.


El Tamarindo Golf Course: Award-winning David Flemingdesigned course consistently ranked among the top five in Mexico. Par: 72

Golf pro Ismael Galvan



Experience the ultimate in relaxation with the Tamarindo massage that draws upon influences from Oriental and Occidental therapies and is designed to increase circulation, relieve fatigued muscles and relax the senses with an increased focus on specific areas of tension.


NOW: Experience the flavor of the Pacific at Manzanilla Beach, while you relax with your feet in the sand.

Snack Bar at the ninth hole: Don’t leave without sampling the shrimp tacos in this breathtaking setting with private, panoramic views of the golf course, cliffs and Pacific Ocean.

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