Mexico’s 10 Best Seaside Hideaways

From the aquamarine waters of the Mayan Riviera to the secluded beaches of Costa Alegre, sun, sand, and serenity are just a short flight away.

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No worries—a mule will haul your luggage.
Photographer Jean Allsopp, Stylist Emily Henderson

Verana, Yelapa (Costa Alegre)

Seclusion factor: You reach the resort via a 30-minute taxi ride from Puerto Vallarta to Boca de Tomatlán, a 30-minute boat ride, and a walk through a village and up a path to a seaside cliff. No worries―a mule will haul your luggage.

What makes it special: Ask the kitchen to pack a picnic for a day trip to the deserted Marietas Islands. The nature preserve is home to whales and rare birds like the blue-footed booby.

Cost: from $175 per night, plus $95 daily per person for meals; verana.com

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