The Luxury Set on 200 private acres, Playa Viva is a 30-minute drive south of Zihuatenajo on Mexicos Pacific Coast. The all-inclusive eco-resort features a mile-long beach, an Aztec archeological site, and a turtle sanctuary. All five of the resorts open-air, thatched-roof casitas have ocean views, canopy beds, and design elements created by regional craftspeople. Meals are prepared from local and organic ingredients when possible. Activity options include surfing, swimming, and whale watching.
The Value Through March 31, readers who stay three nights get the fourth one free, which brings rates to $222/night for a studio and $297/night for a deluxe suite. Two one-hour massages and all meals and airport transfers are included. The overall savings represent a 30 percent discount on high season rates.
The Catch Taxes, tips, fees for excursions, bar drinks, and other spa services are not covered.
The Details 650-585-6770 (use code Sherman11); playaviva.com
From the Winter 2010/2011 issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.
For general trip planning information, see our Mexico Travel Guide.