The Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo recently opened in one of the most unique and rare locations: along a pristine, 6-mile stretch of coastline, part of a 3000-acre nature reserve on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
Just 2% of the landscape will be developed, with the resort company saying it’s committed to preserving “the natural landscape, celebrating Mexico’s rich heritage and providing the ultimate luxury travel experience” at the property.
'In Tamarindo, Four Seasons guests will feel connected to the jungle, the ocean, and to one another. The Resort immerses guests in the wonders of the natural world,' says Christian Clerc, President, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
'We are deeply grateful to our owner-partners, whose family has cared for this land for generations, and are now trusting Four Seasons and our people to share in their commitment to preserving this beautiful destination and celebrating its remarkable culture.'
Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo provides transfers for guests arriving at Manzanillo’s airport on scheduled or private flights. The Resort is also accessible from Mexico City and also has its own pier for guests arriving via private yacht.
Guests stay at one of just 157 cliffside and beachfront accommodations - many with private pools – along with authentic dining options, spa and wellness experiences, three pools and three nearly-deserted beaches for watersports and long days in the sun.
Long a favourite of serious golfers, the David Fleming-designed El Tamarindo 18-hole links golf course is now a Four Seasons resort experience. With winding fairways through tropical jungle and along the rocky coastline, it's recommended that golfers pack a camera in their bag to capture every moment. And, with the number of golfers on course at any given time strictly limited, it's like having a private course all to yourself.
Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo has formed philanthropic alliances with Ensamble Artesano and Taller Maya to protect pre-Hispanic culture, support Mexican artisans and offer financial recognition to continue valuing their work. Both organizations' craftsmanship is reflective of Mexico's abundance of beautiful, handcrafted fabrics and art. Guests are surrounded by local craftsmanship and artistry at every turn, from building architecture and design of indoor and outdoor spaces, to details ranging from artworks to tableware and team uniforms. The Resort's boutique features many handcrafted items that will allow guests to take tangible reminders of their time in Tamarindo home.
Resident biologists and researchers lead guests on guided hikes along natural footpaths created by indigenous wildlife, through jungles and along the coastline. You can learn about medicinal plants used since pre-Hispanic times, and get to know the 70 endemic species and hundreds more birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles that call Tamarindo home. Stop by the Discovery Centre to learn more about the region's biodiversity and the 'rewilding' efforts that are enabling the Earth's natural rhythms to flourish here. Guests can even be part of that conservation effort.
Guests can taste Tamarindo beyond the menus of the Resort's restaurants while learning about indigenous plant species at the 35-acre Rancho Ortega, where the resort’s Culinary Director and the kitchen and farm teams grow the ingredients that will appear on plates later that day. Meet La Manzanilla fishers, dive in for a macro-photography scuba tour, or paddle out to discover the Reserve's secret spots along the coast. Free divers – or those who want to try – will find that the waters off Tamarindo are ideal for underwater odysseys.
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