I made a list of the most instagrammable hotels in Mexico. I have to admit it was a bit difficult because I have a lot of favourite places which I enjoy going to. But if we are talking about photogenic places, I definitely think these hotels deserve their place on the list. From the north to the south of the country, Mexico is full of wonderful places. Whether you are looking for beach, jungle or desert these places will surely take your breath away.
IMPORTANT: This is a list of the hotels that I think are the most photogenic in Mexico. This does not mean that they are my favourite hotels. Visit my travel channel on You Tube for more detailed reviews of the best hotels.
10. The Cape (A Thompson Hotel), Los Cabos
The location of The Cape, which overlooks El Arco and the Bahia Cabo San Lucas horizon, make it a great place to take some stunning Instagram snaps. While the ocean might be too rough for swimming, the waves crashing against the beach makes for a stunning backdrop. All the rooms have ocean-view balconies or terraces and the copper bathtubs just demand to be photographed.
9. Four Seasons, Punta Mita
The Four Seasons Punta Mita is a large resort so it’s pretty easy to find some cool locations to take photos if you spend a little time walking around. My favorite is the lazy river, where you can get some amazing shots of you floating around the resort in an inflatable tube. The sun also sets in front of the beach, making it the perfect spot to take photos during “the golden hour”.
8. Intercontinental Presidente, Cozumel
What sets the InterContinental Presidente apart from its competition in Cozumel, is its beautiful private beach. The crystal clear turquoise water makes it nearly impossible to take a bad photo at this resort. It also offers great snorkelling and scuba diving so be sure to bring your GoPro or a waterproof bag for your smartphone.
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7. Cala de Mar, Ixtapa
Cala de Mar’s hillside location ensures that all 59 guest suites offer incredible views and photo opportunities. The hotel has 2 infinity pools and all 3 hillside restaurants boast unrestricted views of the Pacific ocean. Each room has its own heated plunge pool where you sit and watch whales pass by if you are lucky enough to be visit during whale season (from December to March). Cala de Mar is one of my favorite hotels and was voted the No.1 Resort in Mexico by Travel & Leisure Magazine last year (2020).
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6. Nobu, Los Cabos
The Nobu brand was established by actor Robert De Niro and famed chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa back in 2009, but this is the first Nobu hotel in Mexico. I love how the minimalist Japanese design elements blend in with the dramatic Baja landscape. The beautiful wooden bathtubs deserve to be in everyones Instagram feed.
5. Banyan Tree, Mayakoba
Mayakoba is a gated community that encompasses over 600 acres of jungle, pristine lagoons and beaches for you to explore and photograph. Mayakoba is currently home to a Rosewood, a Fairmont and an Andaz (Hyatt) but my favorite is definitely the Asian themed Banyan Tree. From the moment you enter the spectacular lobby, that is built around a lagoon with a giant tree as a centrepiece, you know you’ve come somewhere special. All villas come with their own heated pools and have views overlooking the water. Take some incredible photos while you kayak down the freshwater canals or while you have a romantic private dinner on one the resorts dinner cruises.
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4. One&Only, Mandarina
One&Only Mandarina is the newest hotel on the list, having just opened in 2021, in Nayarit, Mexico (Rosewood Mandarina opens in 2023). The hotel is designed to be a hidden retreat that blends in with the surrounding jungles and the palm-fringed beaches. To achieve this, guests stay in individual treehouse suites and hillside villas that fuse in with the lush coastal rainforest. All the villas and treehouses come with heated plunge pools where you can take spectacular photos of the surrounding jungle from the comfort of your own room. The hotel includes 2 private beaches and numerous clifftop infinity pools and restaurants where you can enjoy Nayarit’s unforgettable sunsets. Every Saturday and Sunday night, polo games are held at the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club.
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3. Hacienda de San Antonio, Colima
Hacienda de San Antonio is located in the state of Colima and is approximately 3 hour drive from its more famous sister hotel, Cuixmala. The hacienda itself is stunning and consists of 25 individually decorated suites that overlook its impeccably manicured gardens and the nearby volcano. But what makes it one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Mexico are the activities available to guests. You can choose between a luxury picnic near the forest surrounded by wild horses or perhaps you'd prefer lakeside barbecue? Private hot air balloon adventures can be arranged or you can also enjoy breathtaking views of the entire estate while enjoying one of their mountaintop breakfast picnics. It's hard to describe just how photogenic this hotel is, so I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you visit the official Instagram page of the Hacienda de San Antonio.
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2. Viceroy, Los Cabos
The stunning Viceroy Los Cabos was designed by the Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragonés and feels more like the set of a sci-fi movie than a 5-star hotel just minutes from San Jose del Cabo. The minimalist design makes this a truly unique place to take some stunning Instagram photos. The hotels 8 main buildings stand like giant white cubes that seem to float in the blue reflecting pools. And at the centre is the Nido restaurant, which is housed in a nest like structure, where you can eat and stare out at the sea. The views from the bedrooms (main photo above) are also spectacular and provide photo opportunities that you won't find in any other hotel in Mexico.
Cuixmala is one of the most photographed hotels in Mexico and has been featured in major fashion shoots for Vogue, L’Officiel and many other major publications. It was originally a private retreat for Sir James Goldsmith and his family and consists of 4 suites and 6 bungalows set on a 30,000 acre nature reserve. The house was designed by architect extraordinaire Robert Couturier and it is unlike anywhere I’ve ever visited. Every corner of this property has been beautifully decorated and designed so it’s not surprising that guests have included Cara Delevingne, Rhianna, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Bill Gates, Tom Cruise and Ralph Loren.
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