Insider’s Look At Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México, Opening Late 2022

Located on a private peninsula on the Pacific coast surrounded by more than 3000 acres of verdant jungle, the all-new Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México is now accepting reservations ahead of its anticipated opening in late 2022. The Wordrobe takes a closer look at this contemporary meets cultural stay…

Equally committed to preservation of the natural landscape, celebration of its country’s deep heritage and providing the ultimate luxury travel experience, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is a must-visit for fans of all things Mexican.

Offering 157 contemporary Mexican accommodations – many with private pools – plus four restaurants and bars, a superb golf course and a transformative spa and wellness experience, this new resort plans to offer the ultimate relaxing stay.

More than just walls and a few buffets however, great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that this new opening will pay an authentic tribute to its country and the encompassing landscape – as just 2% of the surrounding nature reserve will be developed for the project.

“In Tamarindo, we are creating a new resort experience that is deeply connected both physically  and spiritually with its surroundings,” notes Vince Parrotta, Four Seasons President, Hotel  Operations – Americas West. “Working closely with our visionary owner partners and myriad local  and regional designers and artisans, we are offering something entirely new. To put it simply, if you think you know Mexico, you haven’t been to Tamarindo.” 

“We are dedicated to the concept of ‘rewilding,’ enabling the Earth’s natural rhythms to flourish and  nature to recover its balance,” added the Resort’s General Manager Felix Murillo.

Everything we are  doing is guided by this ethos, and it is our hope that our guests will form a deep connection both to  the land and the coastline, and that in doing so they can recover their own balance and leave  inspired and energised.” 

With unique features including an on-site working farm, Rancho Ortega, and a Discovery Centre that will serve as an introduction to nearly unlimited exploration and recreational pursuits, guests will be able to create their own version of paradise in this undiscovered part of Mexico. 

“Jalisco is one of the most economically and culturally important states in Mexico, owing to its  natural resources as well as its long history and culture,” says Enrique Alfaro Ramirez, Governor of  Jalisco, México. “We are proud to welcome visitors of the state to Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México, a resort that represents the best in Mexican talent and celebrates Jalisco’s rich land, people  and traditions.” 

A Unique Collaboration

An integral part of the character of the Resort is puro talento Mexicano, the celebration of Mexican  talent across all design disciplines, beginning with a partnership between the country’s greatest  contemporary architects, Victor Legorreta and Mauricio Rocha, who came together as LegoRocha  specifically for this project.

LegoRocha, along with lead interior designers Uribe Krayer, and  Estudio Esterlina, have effused every space and touchpoint with elements of pre-Hispanic culture  and contemporary Mexican aesthetics.

The team was also joined by landscape designer Mario Schjetnan, and restaurant designers Esrawe Studio and Bibiana Huber to complete the Resort´s  contemporary Mexican look and feel.

From employee fashion by Mexico City-based designer Kris Goyri to tableware, hammocks, hampers, candles and countless functional items and decorative  details hand made by philanthropic alliances throughout the country, guests will feel connected to  Mexico’s rich heritage and modern lifestyle at every turn. 

Exploring the Reserve 

The centre of Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is the Discovery Centre, a starting point to engaging  in the natural cycles of the region from ocean to jungle across the Reserve. The Resort’s on-site  team of biologists is eager to introduce guests to the area’s biodiversity, including its more than 70 endemic species of wildlife and hundreds of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles to be seen  throughout the Reserve’s more than 3,000 acres (1,220 hectares). Zero-Mile Sourcing: Rancho Ortega

While on-site chef’s gardens have become standard at many hotels, the Resort team saw the  broader possibilities offered by the region’s micro climate, and thus Rancho Ortega, a 35 acre (14  hectare) working farm, was born.

Here, under the vision and leadership of Four Seasons Culinary Director Nicolás Piatti, the cultivating of indigenous and newly introduced plants supplies the Resort’s restaurants with true zero-mile, root-to-dish produce. It also serves as a study centre for rare species, sustainable farming, and creative culinary exploration. 

We have a flock of egg-producing chickens roaming the farm now, and there are 17 varieties of  fruit trees already producing pomegranates, figs, cocoa, guava and more,” notes Chef Piatti, who has also spent months sourcing additional products from throughout the country, including a  selection of endemic corn varieties from the Yucatan. 

Celebrating the region’s dramatic seasonality and blending traditional  flavours with modern techniques and ingredient-forward creativity, the Resort’s four food and drink outlets will offer settings for everything from starlit dinners to barefoot lunches and opportunities  to raise a glass with old and new friends.  

Each restaurant is an individual concept inspired by its surroundings, including Coyul, where famed Mexican Chef Elena Reygadas uses the country’s bountiful harvest to take modern Mexican cuisine  in exciting new directions.

Wellness & More

The Spa experience at Four Seasons continues the journey of immersion in the culture and  landscape of the region, with treatments designed to connect guests with the elements and  rhythms of this unique part of the world. Highlights include a temazcal ceremony, a pre-Hispanic tradition that brings together medicinal herbs and spiritual rituals to encourage personal reflection,  contemplation, and re-connection. 

Facilities also include a state-of-the-art fitness centre, three pools in addition to those found in  many of the Resort’s accommodations, plus three beaches and numerous coves ringing the  peninsula. 

As well as excellent golfing opportunities, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo will provide intriguing possibilities for events ranging from  corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions to photo and video shoots, with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, including a private beach and the terraced Melaque Lawn inspired by juego de pelota, an ancient Mayan ball game, complete with full outdoor kitchen.  

Start the adventure
When: Scheduled to open late 2022.
How: Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning in late 2022.  Book online, or call +52 357 689 0100. 
Getting there: The Resort is located between the towns of La Manzanilla and Barra de Navidad, 35 minutes by  car from Manzanillo-Costalegre International Airport (ZLO) to the entrance of the Resort. Direct  flights are available from Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Calgary and Mexico City, with  connections available throughout North America and beyond.  

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