The Fairy Tale on the Ocean

The blue and yellow striped dome of the Casa La Loma is visible from a distance where this majestic building crowns the deserted beach of the Costa Alegre like a castle. With 25.000 acres nestled in the Cuixmala Ecological Foundation, it is a thought-provoking monument.


Combining sustained conservation of nature with extraordinary luxury was Sir James Goldsmith’s intention when he created his private sanctuary in the 1980’s. Cuixmala, the place where the soul rests, developed into a unique, vast, ecological reserve. Biologists were flown in to study the 1200 different kinds of plants, 144 mammals and 270 species of birds to create an ideal environment for especially endangered animal species such as the jaguar and the sea turtle. Even such exotic hospitality gifts as zebras and antilopes have found a new home here.

In addition to the magnificent Casa La Loma, a handful of other noble villas, several comfortable casitas, a riding stable, and its own organic food farm were established. Cuixmala was an enclosed wonder world of its own – by invitation only. In recent years, this paradise has been cautiously opened to paying guests from around the world, who value and enjoy the symbiosis of luxurious privacy and exotic, intact nature.

A day in Cuixmala could look like this: a morning ride on the beach,
a visit to the zebras and the baby turtles, a picnic at a wild and private beach, a boattrip across the lagoon to watch the sunset, and a well-chilled margarita to round off the day…

A modern fairy tale…

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