The new Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico is now accepting bookings ahead of its anticipated opening in late 2022.
Equally committed to preservation of the natural landscape, celebration of its country's heritage and providing a luxury travel experience, Four Seasons says the property is a tribute to Mexico. The Resort will offer 157 contemporary Mexican accommodations – many with private pools – plus four restaurants and bars, a golf course, a spa and wellness experience, and more.
"In Tamarindo, we are creating a new resort experience that is deeply connected both physically and spiritually with its surroundings," notes Vince Parrotta, Four Seasons President, Hotel Operations – Americas West. "Working closely with our visionary owner partners and myriad local and regional designers and artisans, we are offering something entirely new. To put it simply, if you think you know Mexico, you haven't been to Tamarindo."
According to Four Seasons, a defining characteristic of the Resort is that just 2 per cent of the surrounding nature reserve will be developed.
"We are dedicated to the concept of 'rewilding,' enabling the Earth's natural rhythms to flourish and nature to recover its balance," says the Resort's General Manager Felix Murillo.
With unique features including an on-site working farm, Rancho Ortega, and a Discovery Centre that will serve as an introduction to exploration and recreational pursuits, guests can be able to "create their own version of paradise" in this part of Mexico.
An integral part of the character of the Resort is puro talento Mexicano, the celebration of Mexican talent across all design disciplines. Contemporary architecture, pre-Hispanic culture and contemporary Mexican aesthetics guided the building, while a Mexican designer developed tableware, hammocks, hampers, candles and countless functional items and decorative details hand made by philanthropic alliances throughout the country.
Exploring the Reserve
The centre of Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is the Discovery Centre, a starting point to engaging in the natural cycles of the region from ocean to jungle across the Reserve. The Resort's on-site team of biologists will introduce guests to the area's biodiversity, including its more than 70 endemic species of wildlife and hundreds of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles to be seen throughout the Reserve's more than 3,000 acres (1,220 hectares).
Zero-Mile Sourcing: On-site Sustainable Ranch
While on-site chef's gardens have become standard at many hotels, the Resort team saw the broader possibilities offered by the region's climate, and thus Rancho Ortega, a 35 acre (14 hectare) working farm, was born. Here, under the vision and leadership of Four Seasons Culinary Director Nicolás Piatti, the cultivating of indigenous and newly introduced plants supplies the Resort's restaurants with true zero-mile, root-to-dish produce. It also serves as a study centre for rare species, sustainable farming, and creative culinary exploration.
Celebrating the region's seasonality and blending traditional flavours with modern techniques and ingredient-forward creativity, the Resort's four food and drink outlets will offer settings from starlit dinners to barefoot lunches.
Each restaurant is an individual concept inspired by its surroundings, including Coyul, where Mexican Chef Elena Reygadas uses the country's harvest to take modern Mexican cuisine in new directions. At Sal, steps from the Pacific Ocean, the fresh seafood is presented with culinary artistry, along with artisanal cocktails. There's also Nacho, a casual poolside taqueria featuring homestyle Mexican favourites.
More Amenities at Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo
The Spa includes treatments designed to connect guests with the local culture. Highlights include a temazcal ceremony, a pre-Hispanic tradition that brings together medicinal herbs and spiritual rituals to encourage personal reflection, contemplation, and re-connection.
Facilities also include a fitness centre, three pools in addition to those found in many of the Resort's accommodations, plus three beaches and numerous coves ringing the peninsula.
Golfers can enjoy the 18-hole, par 72 El Tamarindo course carved into the natural landscape, with palm fringed fairways and greens and views with every shot. The course is now part of Four Seasons and will offer course-side restaurant Nueve and a pro shop.
For younger guests who want time to themselves, there's the Escondite teen centre as well as the fully supervised Carmelo program, featuring activities that introduce children ages 5-12 to Mexican culture, history and the wonders of the Reserve's natural environment.
Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo also offers possibilities for events ranging from corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions to photo and video shoots, with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, including a private beach and the terraced Melaque Lawn inspired by juego de pelota, an ancient Mayan ball game, complete with full outdoor kitchen.
For more information, visit Four Seasons' web site.