Andaz Mayakoba has partnered with its newly opened sister property Andaz Mexico City Condesa to launch a discovery of Capital to Coast in 2023, where guests can embark on a twin-centre journey from the ancient culture and cosmopolitan buzz of Mexico City, to the ultimate in luxury beachfront escape in the Riveria Maya. This specially crafted partnership encapsulates all Mexico has to offer with an itinerary offering a new perspective on Mexico by private travel designer Untold Story Travel.
With daily direct flights from London to Mexico City, guests will venture into the artistic hub of Condesa to stay at the brand-new Andaz Condesa. Opened in January this year, this state-of-the-art city oasis is made complete with a rooftop infinity pool, bar and restaurant – all boasting spectacular views over the city. The hotel’s style and design are influenced by famed Mexican architect Luis Barragán, whose fascinating home turned museum is just a short walk from the hotel itself.
During the stay, guests can embark on a tour of the area’s thriving art and food scene, enjoying authentic flavors from mouth-watering street-food to more classically high-end restaurants and tequila tastings, as well as exploring numerous boutiques and galleries.
Exclusive access from Untold Story Travel unlocks unique experiences from a private hot air balloon ride flight over the majestic Teotihuacan ruins, to an exclusive-use cenote for swimming, accompanied by lunch at a private hacienda in Yucatan. Experience an awe-inspiring whale shark encounter with a marine biologist or indulge in out-of-hours entry to the Tulum Mayan ruins with an expert archaeologist.
Following a scintillating stint in the city, guests can then hop on a 2 hour internal flight to Mexico’s East Coast to stay at Andaz Mayakoba, arriving via electric boat. Escape to a natural paradise and experience total relaxation and rejuvenation, mere moments away from the crystal-clear waters and bright-white sand of Playa del Carmen beach.
Mayakoba is a leading area in sustainability and conservation, encompassing 595 acres of pristine lagoons, jungles and beachfront. Due to effective conservation efforts, biodiversity has grown by over 500% since the millennium, with over 200 species of wildlife in the area now.
Whilst at the resort, guests can be involved in initiatives such as the rehabilitation of the coral reefs, which have led to new barriers and life along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, as well as visiting the Melipona bee reserve, which works to protect the critically endangered Melipona bee, the world’s oldest and smallest bee species.
Andaz Mayakoba offers the pinnacle in Mayan wellness, and experiences in the resort’s Naum Wellness Centre will include a cacao workshop, beach-front yoga, time with the resident shaman, as well as the opportunity to create your own restorative products at the Apothecary Bar.
Home to five exceptional restaurants, two of which are listed in the Top 250 restaurants in Mexico by Guía México Gastronómico, Andaz Mayakoba is a gourmand’s paradise – with 95% of its produce being from within the country. Partake in masterclasses to reveal the secret behind the perfect margarita, enjoy mezcal pairings, and get involved in culinary workshops. Dining options include fresh Mediterranean fare with feet in the sand at Sotavento or a journey through Latin America at the resort’s renowned Casa Amate.
Other unmissable experiences include excursions into the luscious flora and fauna via eco-cruise, as well as slightly further afield to the nearby cenotes – large natural caves filled with water. Guests can also engage with Mexico’s unparalleled ecological beauty through guided nature walks and sunrise yoga.