Costalegre: 200 miles of beaches, capes, and bays along the Mexican Pacific Coast


Mexico’s central Pacific coast has long been dominated by Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita. While these destinations continue to introduce new offerings (with many developments coming in 2022), the destination to watch here is Costalegre.

Costalegre is a series of different beaches, capes, and bays of various sizes distributed alongside the Pacific Ocean on the western coastline of the Mexican state of Jalisco, between Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and Manzanillo, Colima.

Stretching for nearly 200 miles between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, this wild and rugged coastline has been on the map for luxury travelers in the know who have flocked to coastal jewels like Careyes and Cuixmala, among others. 

Costalegre map

Developers with keen eyes have had their sights on this coastline for years, with promises of a better highway, a new airport and luxury developments always in the chatter.

Financial setbacks and the pandemic, however, kept postponing these anticipated openings.

But 2022 may actually see rumors come to fruition with the opening of the Four Seasons Tamarindo, opening in April, as well as a new luxury development, Xala, which has already started opening in phases.

The Guadalajara Post