Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Escondido
Carratera 200 Federal Salina Cruz–Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Km 113, Hidalgo Manialtepec, Oaxaca, 71983, Mexico
Grupo Habita, best known for its hip hotels in Mexico City, brings its edgy flair to this boutique hideaway that draws a jet-set crowd. In the desert on a stretch of undisturbed beach 30 minutes west of Puerto Escondido, the hotel's 16 thatched-roof cabanas are decked out with luxe comforts such as private plunge pools, handcrafted natural furnishings, portable Bose Bluetooth speakers, and minibars. The beach club's saltwater ribbon pool offers 360-degree views of sky, sea, and sand while an open-air restaurant showcases tropical fruits, fresh-caught seafood, and Oaxacan ingredients. The drink of choice is house mezcal served with chili salt and orange slices. When walking the beach, watch for Casa Wabi, an art gallery–studio designed by celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando for Mexican artist Bosco Sodhi.
- great views
- stunning architecture
- beach not suitable for swimming or surfing
- very expensive
Rate Includes: Some meals