Luxury Destination Pairings in Mexico

As luxury travel advisors with insatiable wanderlust and an affinity for crafting extraordinary experiences for our clients, we’re delighted to present an innovative concept that will redefine your perception of luxury travel. Imagine immersing yourself in not just one, but two exquisite destinations in Mexico, seamlessly woven together to create an opulent tapestry of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion. Welcome to the world of destination pairings, where Cabo and Todos Santos, as well as Punta Mita and Mandarina or Tamarindo, await to sweep you off your feet.

The Allure of Destination Pairings

The trend of destination pairings goes beyond the conventional approach of exploring a single location and delves into the realm of multi-faceted experiences. By pairing two distinct destinations, you can unlock unique experiences and get two types of vacations in one.

With its diverse landscapes, rich history, and luxury resorts, Mexico is, in our opinion, one of the best destinations to stay longer. It also just so happens to be a hotspot for some of the best 5-star hotels in the world, which we will dive into with each destination pairing.

Pairing One: Cabo and Todos Santos – A Coastal Haven of Contrasts

Los Cabos

Our first destination pairing starts at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in Los Cabos. Boasting a harmonious blend of exquisite weather, captivating landscapes, thrilling adventures, and five-star comfort, this destination sets the stage for a dreamy vacation.

We all know Cabo is notorious for being easy to get to via nonstop flights for West Coasters. But for our East Coast folks, Cabo is also quite easy to get to with a short connecting flight.

While they are many luxury resorts we love in Cabo (including Las Ventanas), our top hotel recommendation for the seasoned luxury traveler is Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas. Located between the desert, mountains, and sea on the East Cape of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas feels remote, yet, is just 45 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport. Situated on two miles of pristine shoreline, guests enjoy breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains.

The hotel’s contemporary architecture mixed with native landscaping creates a sanctuary for guests to recharge. The exclusive Three-Bedroom Beachfront Presidential Villa, complete with a kitchen and three plunge pools, is the ideal setting for a luxurious group or family stay. The expansive Residences, Suites, and guest rooms combine a modern, Indigenous-inspired design and panoramic ocean views to highlight the natural beauty of Baja. Of the 141 rooms on the property, the most popular accommodation among our clients is the Oceanfront Room With Plunge Pool.

Pro tip: for this specific accommodation, ask your trusty travel advisor to request building 2500, as this room location is closest to and faces directly toward the beach!

Book your stay through us to receive exclusive, complimentary benefits, including:

  • Daily American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in Estiatorio Milos restaurant (USD 120 value)
  • Hotel/Resort Credit (based on room category booked):
    • Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
    • Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
    • Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
  • Complimentary round-trip airport transfers (USD 495 value)
  • Room upgrade, based on availability at the time of check-in

If you’re traveling with a larger group, we have also compiled a list of our favorite luxury villas in Cabo. For more activity ideas, read our blog, “3 Ways to Rethink Your Cabo Vacation“.

Todos Santos

Located just an hour North of Cabo lies the enchanting town of Todos Santos, a mecca for art, culture, and culinary treats. This bohemian enclave exudes a unique charm, captivating guests with its galleries, artisanal shops, and farm-to-table dining experiences.

We highly recommend pairing your stay in Cabo with Paradero Todos Santos. This exceptional destination caters to the discerning traveler who values minimalism, craves active engagement, enjoys the beauty of Instagram-worthy moments, and seeks a haven tailored for youthful couples.

The rooms at Paradero Todos Santos embody an exquisite blend of tranquility and style. A seamless marriage of clean lines and natural textures with handcrafted Mexican furnishings creates an atmosphere of serenity. The resort offers 16 Garden Suites and 18 Rooftop Suites, depending on your preferences. Every room is equipped with a daybed and indoor-outdoor rain shower, hammocks or heated soaking tubs in the Garden Suites or outdoor “Star Nets” in every Rooftop Suite.

Tailored Experiences for Active Souls

For the spirited traveler who thrives on activity, Paradero Todos Santos offers a plethora of experiences. From surfing sessions to guided hikes through the mesmerizing landscapes, every moment becomes an opportunity to connect with the essence of Baja Sur. Embark on a private beach setup, indulge in guided mountain biking, learn the art of farming and gardening, or immerse yourself in the culinary delights of a Baja Taco Tour. The possibilities are as vast as the surrounding terrain.

Beyond the abundance of activities offered, the hotel has a world-class spa, an infinity-edge pool, a botanical garden, an organic farm, and a restaurant with an open kitchen.

Through our Hotel Plus service, we can book your transportation from Cabo to Todos Santos. Contact our team to learn more. You can also contact us to learn more about room availability during your desired dates. We recommend staying 3-4 nights at each destination for a total vacation time of 6-8 nights.

Pairing Two: Punta Mita and Mandarina or Tamarindo – A Symphony of Seclusion and Splendor

Our second dynamic destination pairing invites you to explore the luxurious destinations of Punta Mita, Mandarina, and Tamarindo.

Punta Mita

The best way to get to Punta Mita is by flying into Puerto Vallarta (PVR). As one of the busiest airports in Mexico, we recommend upgrading your arrival experience by utilizing our premium Hotel Plus concierge assistance service. We can assist with pre-arranging your roundtrip transfers to the hotel and also add VIP Fast Track to expedite you through customs and immigration.

Punta Mita boasts some of our favorite luxury resorts, and we couldn’t just pick one to recommend, so, we picked three! Whether you seek a family-friendly escape, an adults-only tented camp experience, or an intimate wellness retreat, here are our top hotel recommendations.

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Experience the epitome of luxury and family-friendly hospitality at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific’s pristine coral shores, this Mexican haven offers an unmatched level of elegance, personalized service, and natural beauty.

With 173 ocean-view guest rooms, including 30 suites boasting private plunge pools, the resort offers a variety of accommodations. The resort’s “mi casa, su casa” philosophy leaves guests feeling part of a family away from home.

Families are well-catered to with the “Kids for All Seasons” program, ensuring that children have a memorable stay. They also have a teens only club called “the Container” for ages 13-19. The resort’s extensive facilities include an advanced fitness center, full spa, infinity-edge pool, lazy river pool, and an adult pool with private cabanas.

Pro Tip: We recommend chartering the resort’s private yacht to explore secluded snorkeling and diving spots.

As an exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner, we can offer you the following complimentary benefits by booking your stay with us:

  • Daily full breakfast for two people per bedroom served in a hotel restaurant or through In-Room Dining
  • Hotel/Resort Credit (based on room category booked):
    • Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
    • Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
    • Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
  • Room upgrade, based on availability at the time of check-in

Naviva, a Four Seasons Resort

Naviva, a Four Seasons Resort, in Punta Mita, Mexico is an exquisite blend of nature and luxury. The resort’s design honors Mexican heritage and perfectly complements its natural exterior elements. It is a truly remarkable escape for anyone who desires innovative privacy, serene views of the Pacific Ocean, and extraordinary all-inclusive amenities. Just 15 luxury tents spread across the 48-acre property which ensures exclusivity in a calm, meditative hideaway in the Mexican jungle.

Punta Mita is a private gated resort community located about 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. And, Naviva is a property within the Four Seasons Punta Mita. It is the first Four Seasons all-inclusive tented camp in the Americas and only the second in the world, promising a rare and timeless experience for adults only.

Naviva guests also enjoy full access to the adjacent Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. However, guests of Four Seasons Punta Mita do not have access to Naviva making it ultra-exclusive. With limited guests, the resort’s intimate scale allows for greater personal interactions with a 3:1 employee-to-guest ratio.

No one else is currently offering what the Four Seasons has created specifically for Naviva, making it extremely exclusive and rare, which comes at a higher cost.

Cost aside, is this property for everyone? Definitely not. This property is for those that appreciate an intimate, quiet, personalized experience and prefer to feel like a guest on a private estate, on an exceptional intimate getaway, on the Pacific Ocean. Leisure travel aside, this resort is also the perfect option for corporate or high-end executive retreats and small weddings or milestone buyouts.

For this specific Naviva property, the Preferred Partner amenities are a bit limited since the property is all-inclusive. However, as a client of Ourisman Travel, you can enjoy VIP status and these premium value-added amenities exclusively through our Preferred Partner affiliation:

  • Complimentary roundtrip airport transfers for two guests from Puerto Vallarta Airport (USD 330 value)
  • First priority for the best luxury tent inventory and complimentary upgrade to a Large Tent (STA)
  • First priority for early check-in / late check-out (STA)

Read our hotel spotlight to learn more about Team O’s entire stay.

Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection

Susurros del Corazón offers an intimate and tranquil escape, emphasizing local immersion and wellness. Situated on a pristine swimmable beach in Punta De Mita, this luxurious surf retreat invites you to reconnect with nature and your inner self. The accommodations blend indoor-outdoor living, with private terraces and nature-framing windows. Contemporary design infused with Mexican craft culture adds a unique touch.

Enjoy a seamless experience with personalized butler service, allowing you to communicate your needs via text. The resort’s current promotion offers a complimentary fourth night, enhancing your stay. Embrace the relaxed seaside lifestyle, whether you’re exploring the ocean, indulging in sea-to-table cuisine, or watching Humpback whales.

Susurros del Corazón boasts indoor and outdoor event spaces, perfect for weddings, celebrations, and corporate retreats. Casamilpa, the rustic Mexican farmhouse on-site, serves sustainably sourced seafood and farm-fresh vegetables. Whether you’re drawn to nature, luxury, or legendary waves, this retreat embodies the essence of Riviera Nayarit, offering a blend of relaxation and adventure that captures the heart.

As a Virtuoso partner, we can offer our clients exclusive benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival (STA)
  • Daily breakfast credit of $35 per person, for up to two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during the stay
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out (STA)

Book your stay using our complimentary Hotel Only service and these benefits will be automatically applied to your reservation.


Travel time to Mandarina from Punta Mita is just a little over 50 minutes by car. For a luxury, expansive resort nestled in the jungle and along the coastline, One&Only Mandarina stands out as one of our favorite resorts in Mexico. One&Only is part of an impressively expansive compound with the world-class Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club and soon-to-be Rosewood Mandarina, opening in 2024.

Accommodations are divided between Treehouses and Cliff Villas. Each offers a distinct experience, with the Treehouses elevated for adults and the Cliff Villas catering to families. Buggy transportation is essential due to the resort’s hilly terrain and with a simple text letting the staff know where you’d like to go, you will be promptly picked up and dropped off at your next location.

Thrill-seekers can enjoy onsite adventures, including surfing, horseback riding, ziplining, and even world-class polo matches. The spa is a haven of relaxation and offers exclusive treatments rooted in indigenous culture. Culinary experiences are a highlight, with sustainably sourced seafood and seasonal vegetables showcased at Casamilpa, the resort’s rustic Mexican farmhouse.

One&Only Mandarina is a paradise for families, couples, and wellness seekers alike. Families can indulge in the Kids Only club and nature-focused activities, while couples can enjoy romantic experiences such as horseback rides on the beach. For those seeking rejuvenation, the spa provides exclusive treatments, yoga classes, and traditional rituals like the Temazcal.

Embrace the tranquility of this remote gem and immerse yourself in the beauty of the coastal rainforest at One&Only Mandarina.

When you book your stay with us, you will be a VIP guest and receive exclusive amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival (STA)
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom served in the hotel’s own Alma Restaurant
  • 100 USD resort credit
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out (STA)

Read our hotel spotlight to learn more!


The allure of a remarkable travel destination is often defined by its hotel views, and Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo in Jalisco, Mexico, stands as a testament to this notion. Boasting some of the world’s most captivating vistas, set against the backdrop of over 3,000 acres of pristine jungle, this resort offers an unparalleled experience where nature and luxury coalesce.

The best way to reach Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is through a quick, 25-minute flight. You can choose between a semi-private flight or embark on the luxury express: the property’s six-seater daily shuttle. Our team can help you choose the best path for you and your guests.

The resort’s strategic design ensures that many units provide lap pools and multiple terraces of pools, creating an oasis of relaxation. Whether you opt for a beachfront view or a cliffside sanctuary, each unit promises breathtaking panoramas. The resort stands as a true destination in its own right, leaving no need to venture off the property.

Pro Tip: If you visit during whale season, there’s a high probability you can whale watch from your own private pool.

Navigating the expansive grounds is made effortless by relying on golf carts expertly driven by the staff. While the roads may wind through the long and steep terrain, the attentive service ensures quick and efficient transportation. For guests with mobility concerns, the family area buildings offer convenience, making exploration more accessible.

The resort has its own private beach, offering non-motorized water sports. You can also choose to play at the El Tamarindo Golf Course, dine at any of the three restaurants on property, take advantage of babysitting services, indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, play tennis at the resort’s tennis courts, or sweat off the delicious Mexican food at the large indoor gym.

Pro Tip: Discover how the local flora and fauna are being protected during a morning hike with the resort’s resident biologists and researchers.

As a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, we can offer our clients exclusive amenities:

  • Daily full breakfast for two people per bedroom served in a hotel restaurant or through In-Room Dining
  • Hotel/Resort Credit (based on room category booked):
    • Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
    • Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
    • Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
  • Room upgrade of one category, based on availability at the time of check-in

Destination Pairings are a Win-Win

In a world where travel is a canvas waiting to be painted with memories, the concept of destination pairings adds new dimensions to the art of exploration. Mexico, with its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and luxury resorts, stands as a testament to the possibilities of crafting an unforgettable odyssey that transcends the ordinary.

By blending either the coastal allure of Cabo and Todos Santos with the seclusion and splendor of Punta Mita and Mandarina or Tamarindo, travelers unlock a realm of contrasts and harmonies that will forever linger in their hearts. This is your invitation to embark on an extraordinary journey, where luxury, adventure, and cultural immersion converge to create a symphony of unforgettable experiences.

The world is your oyster, and Mexico’s finest destinations await – it’s time to explore, indulge, and create lasting memories.

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