Hotel Escondido is a design-lover’s oasis on the Mexican Coast

Hotel Escondido

A palm-thatched Design Hotel on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is the ultimate hideaway, as Celeste Mitchell discovers over a mezcal margarita and Oaxacan delicacies. 

We’ve been on the road about half an hour when Google Maps catches up to the discreet sign on the roadside. A narrow sandy road takes us off the highway and weaves us towards the coast; spiny cacti puncture the landscape. We roll pass coconut palms with cows grazing underneath and fields of papaya trees hanging heavy with the fleshy fruit.

In the distance, a line of palapa roofs rise above the shimmer of the horizon and my anticipation builds for the 24 hours to come. 

On this virgin stretch of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Hotel Escondido is the palm-thatched hideaway you never knew existed. Here, 16 bungalows sit side by side within the gnarled and seemingly hostile vegetation; paths passing by eight-foot cacti. This is a place to kick your shoes off on arrival and leave them off.

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