This is the sort of place where the main activity is poolside lounging and spending quality time with friends, but there’s also plenty to do. There are three serene, private beaches, horseback riding, turtle-releasing, lagoon tours, boating, sea-bird-watching (the property is an ecological reserve with some 270 species), picnicking and sunbathing. One beach is a white-sand-shored cove with water calm enough for swimming and snorkeling. Scuba diving and surfing can be had a bit further afield, and a 47-foot crewed sailboat can be chartered.



Ride your way through the property with a guide as you discover our many beautiful fruit orchards, coconut fields, and stunning vistas. Whether you’re riding through a herd of zebras, spotting one of the lagoons’ many crocodiles or atejon scampering across the trail, exploring Cuixmala by horseback is the most magical way to experience our wildlife and exotic animals.



Join us in our organic gardens for a chance to learn about our biodynamic farming operations that provide the produce for our restaurants. You are welcome to explore the coconut plantation, organic farm, citrus and mango orchards, banana plantation, and plant nursery on your own at any time of day on foot, by bicycle, or by car. 



Learn about our Marine Turtle Conservation Program at Playa Cuixmala where we’ve protected more than 10,000 nests and released over half a million newly hatched turtles since its inception in 1988. From July to April, meet newly hatched turtles and even help release them after dark as they journey to the sea for the first time. A truly unique and memorable experience.

Wild Animal


Located at the foot of Casa Cuixmala and adjacent to Cuixmala’s lagoons is a sanctuary that is home to Cuixmala’s exotic animals, including thirty-five zebras, fifteen elands, and two gazelles. You are welcome to visit the sanctuary on your own and observe the animals from the road or ride horseback through the sanctuary in the company of Cuixmala’s Cowboys to experience the animals up close.


at Cuixmala

Although none of our private beaches are suited for surfing, great surfing can be found 30 minutes south of Cuixmala in Arroyo Seco. We are happy to arrange a surfboard rental or lessons with an experienced local instructor. Inquire within for more information.



Dive and explore our tropical ecosystem along the Costa Alegre coastline. A thirty-minute drive north to Punta Perula, where experienced instructors await your arrival. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced PADI-certified diver, we are certain you will have an unforgettable experience! 



Our resident captain and fishing guide offers a wealth of experience and top of the line equipment for guests looking to do offshore or onshore fishing during their stay at Cuixmala. Depending on the season, the rich fishing grounds several miles off the coast are home to a variety of fish species, including Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. Inquire within for more info.


with Friends

Climb aboard a 47’ ketch for an afternoon spent sailing the coastline of Chamela Bay and the nearby islands. Jump off and swim ashore to a small secluded beach on a secluded island
SAILING or relax on deck and soak up the sun catching glimpses of sea turtles, stingrays, dolphins, and schools of fish. Retire below to one of the two guest cabins for a nap and some shade. Enjoy complimentary fresh snacks and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the above or below deck dining areas. Accommodates 6-8



Join us for a peaceful cruise through our expansive lagoons where old-growth mangroves are home to more than 270 species of birds including spoonbills, egrets, storks, and herons. Bring along a bottle of wine and relax as the sunset turns the sky into a blur of vibrant pinks, blues and oranges.


Relax in the Sun

This beautiful beach stretches along the front of our property and is visible from many points in the resort. Perfect for morning jogs and sunset strolls, and accessible via horse, bike, foot, or car from Casa Rio. Because of the dangerously strong surf and current, we do not allow swimming at this beach.


Set on a turquoise clear bay in a protected cove 30-40 minutes up the coast, Caleta Blanca is the ultimate beach experience. Fully equipped with bathrooms, showers, and a kitchen, you can spend the day there relaxing


Ocean side palapa, lounging in a hammock beneath two coconut trees or enjoying the shade of an umbrella on a cushioned lounge. Choose between a packed picnic basket or a freshly grilled lunch cooked on-site, and enjoy the following activities of your choice:

  • Snorkeling

  • Beach Volleyball

  • Kayaking

  • Paddle Boarding

  • Swimming


with Friends

Center your mind and fortify your body with a private yoga lesson in the shade of your porch or poolside under the sun. Yoga mats provided. Join us for morning Yoga!


A tennis court is available for our guests’ use, located near Casa Puma. Hike up the hill from the casitas for a nice view on your way to the court or drive around and park in the shade. A variety of tennis rackets and balls are provided. 




One of the best ways to get to know Cuixmala and see nature up close is on two feet. We encourage you to explore Cuixmala at your leisure on both our paved and unpaved roads. You’ll find a “Cuixmala Walk & Run Loop Map” in your casita or villa that shows three suggested routes of varying distances through and around the Cuixmala plantation.


Bicycles await you just outside your casa, beckoning for a ride down to the beach or cruise around the lagoon. Venture out and explore the property on your own, or contact guest services if you’d like a guided tour.


Private Service

Relax and experience a rejuvenating massage in the privacy of your villa or casita. Contact guest services for more information and availability. Additional fees apply

Manicure: $65+
Pedicure: $65+


with Friends

Each night we will be experiencing a fantastic evening together, with entertainment, fireworks, food and more.


Farm to Table

Environmentalism and sustainability are the core of Cuixmala. A sprawling organic and biodynamic farm provides 90% of everything served on the estate. Everything prepared in Cuixmala is a benefit of the environment you see for miles around you. Authentic farm-to-fork highlighting seasonal and completely sustainable produce. Nearly everything we serve is organically and biodynamically grown, raised, and fished here at Cuixmala, or at Rancho Jabalí - our sister property Hacienda de San Antonio’s 5,000-acre mountain ranch. Cuixmala also provides the experience of visiting the farms and harvesting their own produce.







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