It may because we are San Diegans, but our team certainly appreciates the occasional weekend getaway to our neighboring country of Mexico. Whether its the warm, light blue waters that we dream about, or the delicious fresh coastal foods we crave, seems like we always have Mexico on the mind.
Naturally, Mexico is home to some of our favorite event-friendly venues and honeymoon destinations. These off-the-beaten-path and jaw-droppingly gorgeous venues showcase Mexico's natural beauty unlike any other hotel or resort! Trust us, you'll be packing your bags in no time! Check out these hidden gem venues below.
Event spaces to accommodate groups from 10-1000
Not your average Cabo space, Flora Farms brings rustic garden bliss to Los Cabos. This venue is a working organic farm covering 10 acres with plenty of space for groups up to 1,000 people.
The location is its own little community. With an organic grocery stop, farm to table restaurant, farm bar and multiple al fresco event spaces, there is plenty for guests to appreciate and explore in the days leading up to your event. Just as well, you and your guests can rent one of 10 culinary cottages to make it a fully immersive Flora Farms experience.
For the grand event, some spaces you can consider for reception or ceremony include the herb garden amphitheater, Mango groves, the dining room, lakeside lawn, hilltop altar, and much more. What we can appreciate is all the on-site sourced food which leads to the most delicious dinners and cocktails - including their own homemade moonshine!
Villa Serena and Villa Amanda are two dreamy villas situated right on Cabo's white sands, with a gorgeous view of clear blue waters and the picturesque coast. Your real life window to the sea. Have your wedding right in your backyard on the sand by the beautiful water.
In total, the villas encompass 11,911 square feet of magnificently appointed luxury beachfront homes and 10 bedrooms. We love the open layout of the living spaces which invite breathtaking ocean views indoors. Just as well, the granite and marble bathrooms make you feel as if you are in a 5-star hotel.
Last but not least, how can you forget the infinity edge pool, which spills over the horizon to the calm Sea of Cortez waters?
To top it off, your stay here includes a lifestyle concierge which can arrange all sorts of luxury amenities including poolside pedicures, private chef, whale watching excursions or shopping trips. How's that for a getaway?
If you haven't yet heard the buzz about this one-of-a-kind location, listen up... Just a little off the beaten path in Baja, 20 minutes away from Ensenada and 90 minutes south of San Diego, you will find a boutique hotel occupying space in the most unique way.
With living quarters and buildings lifted off the ground as to not disturb the Earth, this venue consists of 20 eco-lofts, pool, event spaces and world class restaurants in the heart of Mexico's wine country Valle de Guadalupe. A beautiful escape for honeymooning couples or romantic destination weddings and events.
Soak up the scenery while you are sipping on a glass of wine. Treat yourself to once in a lifetime culinary experiences in the on-site restaurant and restaurants in the area that practice farm-to-table dining sourced from the region's bountiful gardens. On leisurely afternoons, enjoy some cooking classes to see for yourself how the best dishes are made.
The wine can accompany any of your daily activities, and there are many tasty varietals to choose from. Take a tour of the crushing room or relax in the intimate wine cellar which doubles as another event space. We love the "glamping" experience here - everything from your first step on the property where you take a small trek to your room, to the valley views and unspoiled stargazing.
Described as a “must see” by top travel, food and wine magazines, Encuentro Guadalupe welcomes you and your guests to experience the beauty of Valle De Guadalupe at its best.
Capacity is 50 guests for events and 10 overnight.
The Eco Villa at Encuentro Guadalupe is a 3 bedroom and 2 eco-loft space set apart from the rest of Encuentro Guadalupe for a more exclusive stay in Valle de Guadalupe. With all the same modern design and endless valley views, the villa is ideal for small weddings or private parties.
The Eco Villa comes fully equipped with a private kitchen, in addition to its family room, outdoor deck, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Up the amazing experience by booking additional services such as private onsite chef, in room massages, cooking classes, wine tasting dinners, and farm to table dinners right in the privacy of your own home.
Offering overnight accommodations for 10 guests, you may also rent eco-lofts to invite more people to stay nearby.
Hacienda Cerritos is the luxury beachside living dreams are made of. On its own little piece of the Meixo coast nearby Todos Santos atop Cerritos Beach, you will find this remote boutique hotel with all suites and panoramic views that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Located 40 miles from Cabo, Hacienda Cerritos totes a more private tropical feel. Right outside is The Cerritos Beach Club famous for amazing surf breaks where you just might bump into celebrity travelers.
We love that each room is different from the next, although with each having its own terrace or balcony opening up to fresh sea breezes and the surrounding ocean view. You can rent out all rooms for a complete private experience, perfect for destination weddings, family reunions or other.
Some activities in the area are fishing, whale watching, horseback riding, and beach hiking. The nearby artist colony in Todos Santos is worth a visit, as well as the local restaurants. Enjoy the fabulous sunsets daily.
Be Tulum sits on the edge of the Caribbean coastline of Mexico in the exclusive Riviera Maya region. This lush hideaway decorated in objects locally soured from nature such as hardwood, hand carved furniture, and stone offers in total 20 luxury suites, perfect for your private honeymoon or a large retreat for the whole family.
Each suite has all you could desire including luscious oversized beds, air conditioning, wifi, and floor to ceiling windows to remind you of Mexico's beauty. The blue Caribbean waters and soft sands are never too far away - you'll think you are still dreaming when you wake up!
Choose from three different types of suites at Be Tulum. If you are a Beach Lover, the Ocean Suites are steps away from the sand. On the other hand Arena Suites combine both jungle influences as well as beach inspiration. Lastly, the Jungle Suites rest right up against Be Tulums lush gardens and palm trees. All the ground floor suites have an adjacent private pool, and on the second level, guests are treated to a private jacuzzi.
More amenities to delight you during your stay are: The Yaan Wellness Energy Spa which offers yoga classes, massages, facials as well as treatments special to the land and the Beach Club and Lounge Bar which provides amazing dining and cocktails in a great ambience. If your stay is centered around a destination wedding or honeymoon, then rest assured because the experienced staff will be present to listen to all your requests to make perfect memories which will last a lifetime.
About two hours from Puerto Vallarta, is a palace wonderland. Reminiscent of palaces on the greek isles, there is a certain oceanside grace about the home. Previously owned by British billionaire Sir James Goldsmith and still owned and operated by his family, Cuixmala occupies 25,000 acres of beautiful grounds that invite you to a plethora of Mexico's beautiful natural surroundings including beach, mountains, and jungle.
The dreamy design and architecture of this home were built for the ultimate relaxing and entertaining. It is no wonder celebrities and even former presidents have taken the trip down to Cuixmala to wind won and get away from it all.
There are multiple private pools as well as outdoor living rooms for each of the villas or casitas. If you are looking for the most exclusive luxury experience you can rent Villa Alborada which has four spacious bedrooms, an airy living room and is fully staffed itself. Another villa, Villa Torre, offers two master suites in separate bungalows, along with state of the art media room and swimming pool.
The 25,000-acre nature preserve surrounding the home allow for new adventures such as horseback riding, bird watching, hikes and more. In the meantime the three-kilometer adjacent stretch of beach offer kayaking, surfing, sailing and scuba diving.
The main house, Casa Cuixmala, can also be rented out in its entirety. This palatial home provides the ultimate luxury experience, and many guests choose to rent it to host a wedding or other special event. It provides an absolutely breathtaking atmosphere for dinner parties and celebrations which cant be found anywhere else. With vaulted ceilings, clean white interiors, and an endless amount of areas for viewing the stunning surroundings, Casa Cuixmala defines what luxury means. A full-time staff is on hand to cater to your every need.
Meals are served in your private residence or in the main house on the Ocean View Terrace or in the Grand Dining Room. Many of the ingredients used by Cuixmala’s skilled chefs come from onsite organic farms and fruit orchards.
For more of a historic and authentically Mexico experience, take a peek at Hacienda de San Antonio, a restored plantation estate. There is plenty of old world romance here as seen in the beautiful courtyard area, grand arches and bright colors.
As said by many, Colima is a land of eternal spring. The weather is warm and tropical complementing the beautiful outdoor scenery including manicured gardens, mountain views (including an active volcano) and more lush greenery.
We love the history of this venue. As a restored 19th century coffee planation, the estate still maintains original artwork in each of its 25 spacious suites as well as furnishings made by the local craftsmen. Plenty of people are aware of the prestige of this venue and stop by for even just a drink at the Yellow Bar overlooking the garden, the library, or Mirador terrace for a movie.
Honeymooners find relaxation in the three Grand Suites which provide the perfect setting for a honeymoon or another special occasion. During your stay, enjoy outdoor actives such as tennis, horseback riding, hiking, and bird watching. The property also boasts a 110-foot swimming pool, which is surrounded by lounge chairs. A very special venue indeed!