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  • Writer's pictureCassy Morgen

The Best-hidden Gem Resorts in Mexico

Updated: May 18, 2023

Hey there, fellow travel junkies! Are you ready for an adventure off the beaten path? Look no further, because I'm about to spill the beans on the best-hidden gem resorts in Mexico that are perfect for young and adventurous souls like us. Get ready for some serious wanderlust!

1. Zamas Tulum - Paradise Found!

Nestled in the heart of the trendy Tulum beach strip, Zamas Tulum is a rustic-chic resort that exudes boho vibes. With its eco-friendly bungalows tucked among swaying palm trees, this place is a true paradise found. Picture yourself waking up to the sound of crashing waves, sipping on freshly made margaritas at their beachfront bar, and dancing the night away at their weekly beach bonfire parties. Oh, and did I mention their killer ceviche? Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Couple toasting in the room with a great view at the  Zamas Tulum hotel

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2. Papaya Playa Project - Hipster Heaven!

If you're all about that hipster life, then Papaya Playa Project in Tulum is the place to be. This eco-friendly resort is all about sustainability, creativity, and good vibes. The rustic-chic cabanas are made from local materials, and the communal spaces are adorned with art installations that will ignite your inner artist. Get your downward dog on with daily yoga classes, groove to live music performances, and indulge in farm-to-table cuisine at their beachfront restaurant. It's a bohemian dream come true!

Beach view at Papaya Playa Project in Tulum

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3. Coqui Coqui Mérida - Colonial Charm!

For those who love history and colonial charm, Coqui Coqui Mérida in the Yucatán Peninsula is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This boutique hotel is housed in a restored 19th-century mansion that oozes old-world elegance. With its high ceilings, colorful tiles, and lush courtyard, you'll feel like you've stepped into a fairytale. Take a dip in their serene pool, pamper yourself with their signature spa treatments, and explore the nearby Mayan ruins. It's a perfect blend of past and present!

The rooms at Coqui Coqui Mérida in the Yucatán Peninsula

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4. Maroma Resort and Spa - Secluded Luxury!

If you're in the mood for secluded luxury, then Maroma Resort and Spa on the Riviera Maya is the ultimate retreat. Tucked away in a lush jungle, this adults-only paradise offers white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and unparalleled pampering. Relax in your private palapa-style suite, indulge in gourmet cuisine at their award-winning restaurant, and rejuvenate with their world-class spa treatments. Their tequila tastings and cooking classes are a must-try for foodie enthusiasts. It's pure bliss! It's reopening Aug 2023 so get ready.

Birdseye view of the coast Maroma Resort and Spa on the Riviera Maya

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5. Hotel San Cristobal - Baja Bohemia!

Last but not least, we have Hotel San Cristobal in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur. This boutique hotel captures the bohemian spirit of Baja California with its eclectic decor, laid-back atmosphere, and stunning ocean views. With its colorful rooms, rooftop bar, and infinity pool overlooking the Pacific, this place is an Instagrammer's dream. Explore the vibrant art scene of Todos Santos, catch some waves at nearby surf breaks, and stargaze by the bonfire at night. It's the epitome of Baja Bohemia!

The pool at Hotel San Cristobal in Todos Santos, Baja California

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So there you have it, folks - the best-hidden gem resorts in Mexico that will leave you with unforgettable memories. From eco-chic Tulum to colonial Mérida, and from secluded Maroma to bohemian Baja, Mexico has something for every young and adventurous traveler. So pack your bags, put on your sunglasses, and get ready for an epic getaway to these off-the-beaten-path havens.

Make sure to check out all our tips and guides about traveling to Mexico at OnlyTopHotels

Happy travels!



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