According to the National Travel and Tourism Office at the United States Department of Commerce, Mexico is by far America’s favorite travel destination. A study completed in 2020 showed that 39.3 million Americans visited their neighbor to the south compared to the second-most popular destination, Canada, which was seen by 15 million U.S. residents.
With the growth of lifestyle purchases and remote work, some visitors are now looking to extend their stay indefinitely by purchasing second homes in popular Mexican destinations like Baja Sur, Jalisco and San Miguel de Allende. For those interested in continuing to live a resort lifestyle, many of Mexico’s top hotels are bringing residences to the market, with the same amenities and services available to hotel guests.
Check out these latest residential offerings in Mexico from some of the world’s most renowned luxury brands:
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende, a central Mexico town roughly 250 kilometers north of Mexico City, is known for its combination of rich, historical charm and modern cosmopolitan energy. The same could be said of one of the area’s top hotels, the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende.
As with all the hotels from this luxury brand, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende offers modern comforts within a dramatic setting. Located within walking distance of the iconic central plaza and yet removed from excessive traffic, the Rosewood sits within one of the most sought-after areas in town, says owner and broker of CDR San Miguel, Jim Dolan.
“The Rosewood is right in the heart of the best area of San Miguel—El Centro. There are five-star restaurants, there’s shopping on par with Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills but there’s also old-world Mexican vibrancy.”
Now, with eight turnkey residences on the market for the first time, homebuyers interested in a five-star resort lifestyle can finally own one of central Mexico’s top hotels.
As owners, residents will have access to many amenities including three pools, a spa and fitness center and a kids’ club. Available a la carte luxury services can include private chefs, laundry and dry cleaning and private transportation.
Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences in Los Cabos
Nestled along the dramatic coast of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, the seaside towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, known collectively as Los Cabos, are seeing something of a development boom.
Owner and founder of 2Seas Los Cabos, Ramiro Palenque Bullrich says that all the new construction is changing the landscape of the area. “Ten years ago, you could drive from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo and see the ocean almost the whole time. Now, everything is built up. We have a lot of big players, big brands coming.”
One such brand, the Ritz-Carlton, is tied to developing an entire gated community.
Known as West Enclave, Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences, this collection of 27 newly built, single-family homes sits on an elevated bluff with panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez and the surrounding mountains.
Featuring sleek, modern designs, the seaside residences will offer the best of indoor/outdoor living with removable walls leading to expansive terraces replete with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a fire pit.
Covering nearly 200 miles of coastline north of Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit has quickly become one of Mexico’s most desirable real estate markets.
Over the past two years, the area has welcomed a number of brand-new, luxury developments, including a stunning five-star offering from the One&Only Mandarina.
Perched between the Pacific Ocean and the tropical mountainside, the One&Only Mandarina’s secluded setting makes for a one-of-a-kind Mexican sanctuary.
In addition, low-density planning prioritizes privacy and emphasizes the resort’s scenic surroundings. Villa designs reinforce the natural beauty with the inclusion of organic accents made of wood, stone and clay while simultaneously maintaining a modern feel.
Owners of one of the 55 private residences offered by the One&Only Mandarina will have access to a world-class polo and equestrian club, a restaurant from Michelin star chef Enrique Olvera, and a rainforest-immersed spa.