Four Seasons’ newest Mexican retreat opens for bookings

Four Seasons Tamarindo features 'zero-mile sourcing' for its restaurants

Reservations have opened for the all-new Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México ahead of its opening in late 2022.

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is a tribute to Mexico, with the Resort featuring 157 contemporary Mexican accommodations – many with private pools – plus four restaurants and bars, a golf course, a transformative 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,” said 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.”

A defining characteristic of the Resort is that just 2% of the surrounding nature reserve will be developed.

With unique features including an on-site working farm, Rancho Ortega, and a Discovery Centre that will serve as an introduction to nearly unlimited exploration and recreational pursuits, guests will be able to create their own version of paradise in this undiscovered part of Mexico.

Zero-Mile Sourcing: Rancho Ortega

While on-site chef’s gardens have become standard at many hotels, the Resort team saw the broader possibilities offered by the region’s micro climate, and thus Rancho Ortega, a 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.

“We have a flock of egg-producing chickens roaming the farm now, and there are 17 varieties of fruit trees already producing pomegranates, figs, cocoa, guava and more,” notes Chef Piatti, who has also spent months sourcing additional products from throughout the country, including a selection of endemic corn varieties from the Yucatan.

Each of the resort’s four restaurants is an individual concept inspired by its surroundings, including Coyul, where famed Mexican Chef Elena Reygadas uses the country’s bountiful harvest to take modern Mexican cuisine in exciting new directions. At Sal, just steps from the Pacific Ocean, the freshest seafood is presented with elevated culinary artistry, along with artisanal cocktails best enjoyed during the spectacular golden hour. There’s also Nacho, a casual poolside taqueria featuring homestyle Mexican favourites.

The Spa experience at Four Seasons continues the journey of immersion in the culture and landscape of the region, with treatments designed to connect guests with the elements and rhythms of this unique part of the world. 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 state-of-the-art 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. For golfers, there is an 18-hole, par 72 El Tamarindo course carefully carved into the natural landscape, with palm fringed fairways and greens.

The Resort is located between the towns of La Manzanilla and Barra de Navidad, 35 minutes by car from Manzanillo-Costalegre International Airport (ZLO) to the entrance of the Resort. Direct flights are available from Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Calgary and Mexico City, with connections available throughout North America and beyond.

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is now accepting reservations for arrivals from 7 November 2022.

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