Rustic yet elegant lodging in Mexico?

Jul 13th, 2005, 04:40 PM
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Rustic yet elegant lodging in Mexico?

Looking for something elegant and nice, but not over $300 a night unless all inclusive.
I've been to Jumby Bay in Antiqua, which was wonderful. Something similar, but with a Mexican flair. Prefer bungalows or more private accomodations than a high rise and love good food and drink , good beach.
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Jul 13th, 2005, 04:59 PM
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Take a look at - lots of lux, small places.
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Jul 14th, 2005, 05:29 AM
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Consider the Na Balam
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Jul 14th, 2005, 05:33 AM
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Consider Akumal
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Jul 14th, 2005, 06:31 AM
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Depending upon how rustic you want it, you should look into Majahuitas, south of Puerto Vallarta. We are going there in February. has a great spread on them and you can read reviews on

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Jul 14th, 2005, 09:48 AM
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Elegant and rustic. Are you *SPECIFICALLY* looking for beach places? Also, some of the recommendations you've gotten aren't what I'd consider rustic, per se.

I'd probably look more towards colonial type properties, perhaps some of the restored haciendas that are inland in the Yucatan (the easiest to find/book are those affiliated with Starwood hotels ( then click "The Luxury Collection"), or perhaps places in some of the central highland colonial mining cities (like the spectacular Casa de la Marquesa in Queretaro).

For beach properties, I'd think much more upscale than the ideas you've gotten so far. I'd be thinking places like Zihuatenejo with the incomparable Villa del Sol or Casa Que Canta. In Puerto Vallarta, look into Hotelito Desconocido.

There are many, MANY more...but this should get you started.

Hope it helps!
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Jul 14th, 2005, 09:54 AM
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One more place that might interest you...

There's a very upscale, yet very rustic spa out on Yelapa (Puerto Vallarta). It's called Verana, and they have a web site:

Yelapa's kind of a remote little outpost of Vallarta, and Verana seems kind of out-of-place there, but it *could* be right up your alley.

Have fun!
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Jul 14th, 2005, 10:02 AM
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You might look at Al Cielo on Xpu Ha Beach in the Riviera Maya - AWESOME beach. Also, I know that Maroma gets rave reviews however they are pricey - but AI I believe. Check them out at
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Jul 20th, 2005, 03:05 PM
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You can also check out who market over 35 different boutique hotels throughout Mexico.

Disclaimer for the Fodor police... the company is run by a friend of mine but I am not affiliated in any way...

They are a group of super properties...

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