With its proximity to the U.S., Mexico will be one of the hottest international destinations to visit this year. In fact, the appeal after a challenging year is greater than ever to escape to Mexico’s white sandy beaches and temperate/tropical climate. While travelers already have an abundance of lodging options, some of the newest are profoundly worth a closer look. Here are five of the hottest new luxury hotels that are scheduled to open this year in Mexico.


Spacious room with an ocean view at Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection
Etéreo (credit: Auberge Resorts Collection)

Etéreo, Aubuerge Resorts Collection, Riviera Maya

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Although no exact opening date is set, Etéreo will quickly rank among the best resorts in the Riviera Maya after its unveiling. The fourth Auberge property to open in Mexico, Etéreo will feature 75 contemporary guesthouses, Auberge spa and world-class dining. Each of the guesthouses have sweeping ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, a plunge pool and private terrace. Also on the property will be an infinity pool, beach club and beachside bar. Etéreo is located 24 miles south of Cancun International Airport.


View from a luxury suite at Four Seasons Tamarindo
Four Seasons Tamarindo (credit: Four Seasons)

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo

Km. 7.5 Highway 200 Barra de Navidad
Puerto Vallarta, 48970 Cihuatlan
Jalisco, Mexico

With a late 2021 opening, travelers may wish to look elsewhere if they’re trip planning for summer. But Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo will be worth the wait for those who can only settle for the best. Located along Mexico’s Costa Alegre near Colima, Tamarindo will feature 155 guestrooms, including 63 suites. Complimenting the luxurious accommodations are four restaurants and bars, private beaches and pools, spa and a championship-caliber golf course. Set on a 2,100-acre eco reserve, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo is a 40 minute trip from Manzanillo International Airport.


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Paradero Todos Santos
Paradero Todos Santos (credit: Paradero)

Paradero Todos Santos

La Mesa KM 59 +3100, Carretera Todos Santos
Cabo San Lucas
El Pescadero BCS Mexico 23300
(800) 6147-562

Opening this month, Paradero Todos Santos is a luxurious eco resort with 35 impeccably designed suites. Spread across five acres, Paradero Todos Santos includes several outdoor activities as part of its nightly rates. This includes guided hiking, mountain biking, surfing and Baja taco tours. The high end resort will also offer additional experiences like fishing expeditions and gourmet food tours. Located on the Pacific Ocean side of Baja California, Paradero Todos Santos is one hour from San José del Cabo International Airport.


The bungalow-styled suites at Susurros Del Corazón in Punta de Mita
Susurros Del Corazón (credit: Auberge Resorts Collection)

Susurros Del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection

Desarrollo El Canvo Carretera a La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Km 14
Punta De Mita, Nayarit, Mexico 63734

A spectacular property north of Puerto Vallarta, Susurros Del Corazón is an extraordinary addition to the Auberge Resorts Collection. Occupying 33 acres on an exclusive peninsula overlooking Banderas Bay, the resort will feature 59 suites and 30 residences. Amenities include three tiered pools with cabanas, Auberge Spa, fitness center and four dining venues. Just a 40-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Susurros Del Corazón has an anticipated opening of late 2021.


Exterior of the Ritz Carlton Mexico City - the first Ritz-Carlton hotel to open inn Mexico
Ritz-Carlton Mexico City (credit: Ritz-Carlton)

Ritz-Carlton Mexico City

Paseo de la Reforma 509
Cuauhtémoc Mexico City, Distrito Federal 06500, Mexico
+52 55 5627 7730

Occupying 12 floors of one of the city’s tallest buildings, Ritz-Carlton Mexico City is set to open in July. With a premier spot along famed Paseo de la Reforma, this luxury resort will offer 153 guestrooms. Also featured are signature Ritz-Carlton amenities like a Club Lounge, spa, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and bar and swimming pool. A flagship hotel the moment it opens in the heart of the city’s financial district, this is the first Ritz-Carlton in Mexico.


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