Designated to commemorate Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a popular national holiday celebrating Mexican culture, history, and perhaps most enthusiastically, cocktails and cuisine. In the spirit of every tequila lover’s favorite holiday, we’ve rounded up six swoon-worthy properties in Mexico, each fit for an elaborate Cinco de Mayo soirée.
Nestled along a one-mile stretch of pristine beach on Riviera Nayarit, less than one hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Mandarina is the most significant new resort and residential community to grace the shores of Mexico in decades. 55 ultra-private villas neighboring the new One&Only Mandarina beach resort are among the first One&Only villas to own in the world, featuring innovative, contemporary architecture configured to maximize far-reaching views of the tropical jungle, soaring mountain peaks and blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Designed to integrate with nature and harmonize eloquently with the stunning landscape, the villas offer 8,000 to 13,000 square feet of seamless indoor-outdoor living, infinity-edged pools and thoughtful modern detail. Residents enjoy a host of amenities for relaxation, cuisine, wellness and adventure; within moments of home are two private beach clubs, the One&Only Spa, a world-class polo and equestrian club, fine dining, a jungle adventure outpost, and an incredible kids’ club replete with treehouses and a butterfly sanctuary. What more can we say? ¡Viva México!
Located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, this fully gated luxury estate, affectionately known as Casa Noble, is set on 2.56 acres along a pristine and exclusive stretch of beach. Represented by Bernardo Mucino Koenig and Mauricio Umansky, the 23-bedroom estate blends the appeal of a contemporary Spanish hacienda with the comforts of a world-class resort. Six spacious dining areas, three bars and five kitchens, including two for catering, make this the ultimate entertainer’s retreat, while an array of amenities await for relaxation and adventure, including a fitness studio, sauna, steam room, hot tubs and tennis court. Charming palapas, quaint courtyards and immaculately landscaped gardens are perfectly arranged to enjoy endless blue-water views and vibrant sea life in the distance. While there’s plenty to enjoy on-site, the estate is ideally situated halfway between San Jose del Cabo—home to celeb-studded hangout Flora Farms and the historic Arts District—and the esteemed shops, restaurants and entertainment of Cabo San Lucas.
If majesty is what you’re after, look no further than Casa Finisterra. Built into an enchanting cliff 250 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this Steven Harris-designed retreat, represented by Billy Rose and Jeff Kohl, just might stand as one of the most spectacular offerings in Cabo. Offering a perfect balance between nature and architecture, the 7,500-square-foot glass and steel home is built around a magnificent courtyard that incorporates boulders found onsite. Hidden skylights, walls of glass, and clerestory windows bathe the residence in natural light, while a two-story outdoor living room and cantilevered infinity pool overlook mesmerizing views of the Baja Peninsula. From yoga on the pool deck to dinner and drinks in the open-air dining room, every moment is defined by far-reaching ocean views and a connection to nature.
Offering a contemporary take on a traditional Spanish villa, this breathtaking seaside getaway, represented by Janet Jensen, Bernardo Mucino Koenig and Jonathan Ruiz, is located in the gated neighborhood of Fundadores in the 2,000-acre resort of Puerto Los Cabos. Set on almost one-third of an acre and boasting direct access to the beach, the six-bedroom estate offers a harmonious balance of indoor and outdoor spaces that take full advantage of sweeping ocean views. A large limestone courtyard sheltered by a canopy of trees leads to the 17,000-square-foot home, complete with a sweeping great room that opens to an outdoor terrace, 100-foot long swimming pool and stunning outdoor fireplace. A sprawling upper entertainer’s level boasts a 16-seat theater, full spa, art room and fitness center, leading to a private deck primed for an epic night of stargazing.
Set on one acre of private beach directly next door to St. Regis Punta Mita, this 12,000-square-foot dream compound, represented by David Solomon, Anna Solomon, Alejandra Wulff and Alejandro Aldrete, is as breathtaking as it is transportive. Featuring five ensuite bedrooms and a separate guest apartment, the living spaces are connected by natural hardwood walkways and koi ponds which surround beautiful outdoor entertaining areas. An amazing saltwater pool sits adjacent to a large sandpit perfect for sunset bonfires with friends and loved ones, while a large, oceanfront palapa is perfect for whiling away long, sunny days, ice cold margaritas in-hand. In need of a little pampering? A private chef, housekeeper and concierge service included with the rental will ensure you receive the five-star hotel treatment in the comfort of your home away from home.
This three-bedroom luxury residence, represented by John Herkenrath, is one of only 23 homes on Caimancito Beach, located on the white-sand beach of the Sea of Cortez. Built to extraordinary architectural and design standards, the home boasts nearly 4,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, complete with a gourmet kitchen and outdoor bar so you can blend those piña coladas without missing a single sunset. Owners enjoy an amenity-rich living experience that takes full advantage of the pristine natural beauty that surrounds, including a plethora of fitness amenities, beachfront yoga palapas, a fully-equipped gym, resort-caliber pool and of course, swimming and snorkeling in the picturesque Sea of Cortez—dubbed “nature’s aquarium” by the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau.
Located in Querencia, a renowned, private golf community in the heart of San Jose del Cabo, this modern hacienda-style home was designed by one of the foremost architecture firms in Los Cabos. Represented by Mauricio Rivero, Bernardo Mucino Koenig and Janet Jensen, the home showcases a gracious, single-story layout with five ensuite bedrooms surrounded by awe-inspiring grounds and a striking infinity pool. The residence’s unique design incorporates raw concrete walls, thick wooden beams and elegant textures that blend seamlessly with the lush landscape beyond. Owners enjoy access to the community’s private, 300-acre, Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course, 58,000-square-foot clubhouse, high-end fitness center with a yoga pavilion and private beach club inside a secluded, natural cove along the Los Cabos corridor.