Activities and Experiences
Las Alamandas offers almost every imaginable recreational activity and experience, satisfying those who love nature and luxury equally.
The resort, located within its own 1,500-acre nature reserve with four unspoiled beaches, fresh-water lagoons and rocky coves, is a unique property that offers everything from sports and water activities to bird watching – all in its serene nature preserve.
Las Alamandas resort’s most unique and incomparable feature is its four private beaches. It’s most peoples daydream to spend a day on a private beach where the only footsteps in the sand are their own. At Las Alamandas guests can enjoy privacy and comfort on their very own beach, swim in the warm Pacific Ocean, surf or boogie board, jog or horseback ride along the sand. Spend an afternoon on the beach enjoying a private picnic and indulge on delicacies and favorite drinks. Las Alamandas’ scenic and diverse coastline offers guests the opportunity to enjoy spectacular sunsets and amazing ocean views –Lookout Point is unsurpassed for romantic cocktails at sunset! The property’s eco reserve is ideal for kayaking on the lagoons that are home to a large variety of birds or scenic boat rides on the Rio San Nicolas. A short trip to nearby Bird Island is another magnificent adventure where guests can enjoy a fine-white-sand beach, snorkel in the warm, crystal-clear turquoise water filled with colorful fish, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and view numerous birds.
- Picnic setup costs $50 USD, not including meals or beverages
- Lookout Point set up is $50 USD
- Horseback riding is complimentary for one hour; additional hours are $15 USD
- Kayaks, doubles and singles, for use on the lagoons are $25 USD per hour
- Rio San Nicolas boat excursions are $50 USD per hour
- Fishing excursions for red snapper, sea bass and more can be arranged for an additional charge
Horseback Riding is a signature experience and most desired activity at Las Alamandas. Guests can enjoy long rides along the pristine beaches or the endless private trails of the resort. Mountain biking ranges from leisurely rides along gentle paths, to more extensive and challenging trails in the hills. Joggers also can opt for either a path offering an extensive workout or a more leisurely pace on a private trail. The tennis court is available day and night. Half basketball court, Ping-Pong, bocce court, croquet and lawn chess, and a fully equipped gym are just some of the additional activities available to guests. Las Alamandas’ friendly and well-equipped kids club is also an ideal place for families with small children to spend some quality time. Nearby is El Tamarindo Golf Course, a masterpiece designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and David Flemming, where guests can play a round of golf along a dramatic coastline on one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world.
Nothing defines Las Alamandas more than its exquisite natural setting and abundance of wildlife – and the jewel in the crown is the extraordinary variety of birds that can be seen here, living in their natural habitat. Las Alamandas is a paradise for bird lovers because it is like an enormous open-air aviary. Las Alamandas is located in an undeveloped region of Mexico known as the Costalegre where 270 different species of birds have been identified, notably many rare and colorful tropical ones.
Black Ibis, Osprey, Barn Swallows, American Coot, American Crestel, Nothern Jacana and numerous others roost in the trees and gather on the banks of the lagoons and the river, the Rio San Nicolas. Occasionally, rare and exotic birds visit such as Pink Flamingos and Roseate Spoonbills. Great Brown Pelicans fly a few feet above the Pacific fishing for their next meal, Frigate Birds swoop in expansive circles overhead, Blue-Footed Boobies and Brown Boobies do their legendary mating dance, and Thicket Tinamous announce their presence with their hauntingly sweet call. Islets that dot the coast are bustling rookeries for thousands of birds.
To bring this natural spectacle into full view for guests, Las Alamandas offers personalized bird-viewing excursions conducted by local biologist Marisela Lazareno, a leading expert on the regional bird life. Ms. Lazarena developed her expertise studying, researching and helping preserve the biodiversity of the region, working with universities, ecological organizations and eco-tourism programs. The bird-viewing excursions are individually planned for each guest to meet their personal expectations and preferences. On the excursions, guests may hike forest trails, visit sweet-water lagoons and sail to island rookeries.
On the private trails and waterways of Las Alamandas, guests can focus their binoculars on a San Blas Jay, Red-Breated Chat, Mexican Parrotlet, Golden Vireo, Sinaloa Wren or Orange-Breasted Bunting, as well as perhaps spot a wild boar, white-tail coati, deer, badger or giant sea turtle laying eggs in the sand (where they will be protected through Las Alamandas’ successful Turtle Protection Program). The opportunity to experience inspiring, one-of-a-kind, bird-viewing excursions at a luxurious hideaway on the Mexican Pacific is one of the unique features that set Las Alamandas
Las Alamandas’ stylish Boutique offers wide range of chic resort wear, swim wear and accessories like bags and hats. Guests may also shop for a wonderful selection of artisanal arts and crafts, jewelry and small gifts created by some of Mexico’s most talented artisans.