Strange accommodations in Mexico for a novel trip

Mexico’s panorama is extraordinarily various, starting from steamy jungles and cactus-strewn deserts to white-sand seashores and even a couple of snow-capped mountains. The lodging throughout this colourful nation are simply as various because the geography.

In Mexico you’ll be able to sleep anyplace from a luxuriously transformed bullfighting ring or fort to upcycled Volkswagen Beetles or a lone designer museum by a seashore within the wilderness. Learn on to study extra about probably the most distinctive lodging throughout some of the various international locations on this planet.

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Spend the evening in a tequila brewing barrel on the Matices Lodge de Barricas © Courtesy Picture

Matices Lodge de Barricas

A discipline of blue agave blankets a tequila brewery. Squatting amongst the spiky tequila crops are large barrels. These are the surreal lodge rooms at Matices Lodge de Barricas, a “barrel lodge” within the heartland of the Mexican drink tequila in Tequila (after all!), Jalisco.

Coming for a ingesting tour is oodles extra enjoyable when you recognize you’ll be sleeping on website right here. The inside of every outsized cask is surprisingly smooth too, with curved wood-paneled ceilings, air-conditioning and sufficient house for a settee, rest room and personal terrace for tequila cocktails below the celebrities. The restaurant serves regional cooking and the city centre is a ten-minute stroll or free shuttle bus away. Staying here’s a transporting expertise when every morning the scent of roasting piña (agave hearts) wafts by and reminds you that you may solely be in Mexico.

Lodge Castillo Santa Cecilia

On the grounds of a seventeenth century hacienda a fort has been transformed right into a sprawling lodge full with four-poster beds to reside out a medieval Spanish fantasy. The rooms are rustic with arched doorways and cobbled terraces opening to rampart partitions that peer throughout the colourful homes strewn on the hills of colonial Guanajuato. However past the historic setting there are fashionable comforts right here like air-conditioning and full loos.

Opened since 1952, it is match for precise royalty: Spanish King Carlos de Borbon and Queen Doña Sofia have stayed right here and graced the ballrooms of Hotel Castillo Santa Cecilia, as have well-known Mexican and overseas movie stars together with María Félix and Brigitte Bardot. Whenever you wish to return to on a regular basis life, the charming slim streets of Guanjuato city centre are a brief drive away.

Casa Tiny 

Much less is extra at this lone stark-grey constructing close to a seashore and surrounded by scrubby timber clinging to the yellow sand. Austere, angular and stripped of visible distractions (even wifi), the tranquil house makes the wide-open view of nature exterior the home windows the star. With no neighbours, the non-public pool and seashore are yours alone. For every part else (together with meals), it’s essential to stroll 10 minutes to Lodge Escondido (and its surrounding Casa Wabi arts middle, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando) or taxi to close by Puerto Escondido, well-known for its lesser-developed, surf seashores on the coast of Oaxaca. Casa Tiny is designer magnificence that may make you are feeling like you’re sleeping in a museum artwork set up.

Cabins in the forest at Playa Viva in Mexico
The off-grid eco-luxury resort of Playa Viva is making a reputation for itself © Courtesy Picture

Playa Viva

The tiny city of Juluchuca, Guerrero will not be on the radar of most guests to Mexico however its off-the-grid “eco-luxury” resort is making a reputation for itself. Whereas Playa Viva is most well-known for its hyper-Instagrammable beachfront bamboo treehouse, its dedication to sustainability is cause sufficient to go to.

Along with providing (highly regarded) yoga lessons, Playa Viva operates a sustainable permaculture farm, organizes visitors to assist child sea turtles return to the ocean, and arranges journeys for visitors to city, the place they’ll volunteer in the identical group the place the resort’s staff reside. Word: many of the lodging are non-public bungalows and casitas so in case you’re set on reserving the treehouse, make sure to ebook properly upfront.

Tubo Hotel in Mexico
That is tobuhotel, in any other case known as Tube Lodge, the identify speaks for itself © Courtesy Picture


Simply 80 kilometers south of Mexico Metropolis sits the bohemian village of Tepoztlán, certainly one of Mexico Metropolis’s famed pueblos mágicos. The magical village is famend for its inventive power, mountain climbing, and wealthy Náhuatl custom, and is a well-liked weekend escape for Mexico Metropolis residents. Simply exterior the primary metropolis middle is tubohotel (Tube Lodge), a budget-friendly, backpacker paradise that’s precisely what it appears like: a lodge product of tubes. 

Cozy, glass-fronted rooms have been constructed inside monumental concrete tubes which are stacked up like pyramids. As tubes are stacked close by and on high of one another, the lodge’s occasional celebration environment works finest for heavy sleepers and vacationers with a very good set of ear plugs. Loos are shared and the wifi sign could or could not attain your tube. Communicate with the lodge workers about arranging a cooking class with the native movie star chef.

Quetzalcoatl's Nest north of Mexico City
Discover the psychedelic advanced of Nido del Quetzalcoatl Home (Quetzalcoatl’s Nest) close to Mexico Metropolis © Courtesy Picture

Nido del Quetzalcoatl Home

Simply north of Mexico Metropolis sits Nido del Quetzalcoatl (Quetzalcoatl’s Nest), named after the Mesoamerican feathered serpent deity. The psychedelic advanced contains 10 non-public flats scattered round 165,000 sq. ft of land, every with unimaginable views of the encompassing backyard and related to one another by means of a collection of tunnels. The surreal property is shut sufficient to Mexico Metropolis to be handy however eliminated sufficient that you simply’ll neglect there’s a sprawling metropolis subsequent door.

Quinta Actual Zacatecas

Constructed across the restored nineteenth century San Pedro bullfighting ring is the stylish Quinta Actual Zacatecas, strolling distance to must-see websites just like the Zacatecas Cathedral and El Edén mine. Rooms are spacious and its on-site restaurant, La Plaza, serves nice meals with a good higher view. The restaurant overlooks the ring and the centuries-old aqueduct that used to carry water into the town.

The lodge has added fashionable touches like stone fireplaces and marble baths, whereas showcasing parts of the unique construction. The internal courtyard and dramatic stone arches are particularly picturesque within the night, when illuminated by candlelight. 

Eco Tenting Valladolid

Lengthy a journey hub for visits to Chichén Itzá within the Yucatán, provincial Valladolid has cenotes and different Mayan experiences close by that appear to multiply the longer you keep. Simply exterior of city you’ll be able to sit back at an eco tenting grounds and sleep in transformed classic autos.

Within the gardens of Eco Tenting Vallodolid, you may discover combis with curtains, gentle planes, a treehouse, and a staff of vochos (VW Beetles), every a one-off: hot-pink with matching hammocks, as an upside mattress, or normal right into a barbecue. This venue is not about glitzy glamping, however a spot the place you’ll be able to compost, recycle and reuse every part, together with some charming VWs. 

The Seashell Home is a enjoyable cottage rental for a household, full with pool and minutes from Isla Mujeres’ beautiful seashores © Sean Mezzo / Seashell Home

Seashell Home

Resembling a cottage straight out of Alice in Wonderland, the Seashell House is an precise house for hire on Isla Mujeres, Cancun’s quieter neighbor throughout the water. The island has a way more relaxed vibe than Cancun and is thought for snorkeling, tranquil bike rides, and a small turtle sanctuary.

This nautically-themed house is nice for households and small teams. Although the primary Airbnb itemizing describes two rooms, a 3rd room is on the market.  The home sleeps as much as six folks, there’s a personal outside pool, and even a concierge subsequent door. It’s good sufficient that you could be not wish to go away, although the isla deserves exploration. Reserving this one-of-a-kind keep does require some pre-planning and adaptability, as it’s typically booked as much as six months upfront.