To Infinity and Beyond: Mexican Infinity Pools that are Out of This World

By María José Bricio,

Time to swim into the sky – or at least get some heads turning as if you are.

Set a scene befitting of the lifestyle influencer you envy to send back to your pals at home. Dive into the magic of these infinity pools in Mexico and soak in the pure luxury of this optical illusion!

 

Resorts by Pinnacle 220, Puerto Vallarta

A luxury apartment in the heart of Puerto Vallarta? Coming right up! Resorts by Pinnacle 220 is finished off with an infinity pool casting a 360° view of Vallarta from this rooftop spot. Best yet, this pool also has built-in sun loungers where you can take a nap without ever leaving the water.

 

Resorts by Pinnacle 220 unites the best of two worlds: the independence of staying in an apartment while enjoying the comforts of a luxury hotel. There are one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with kitchens and a balcony with a BBQ, perfect for group cooking sessions.

Puerto Vallarta Resorts by Pinnacle 220 headboard bed

This pet-friendly apartment-hotel has a range of luxury facilities, maid service, security, and even a concierge ready with activity and excursion recommendations.

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Costa Baja Resort, La Paz

Costa Baja is the perfect hotel for discovering La Paz and exploring all the treasures of the Mar de Cortes. This hotel has a stunning infinity pool that seems to merge with the horizon and has become a destination in itself for La Paz visitors.

 

The rooms are elegant and eco-friendly, with touches of wood and woven textiles that brighten the atmosphere. We highly recommend guests to visit the onsite Spirit Spa, a complete wellness centre with aromatherapy, Reiki and steam detox treatments.

La Paz Costabaja Resort spa infinity pool loungers covered shade

In addition to the hotel, the Costa Baja resort has its own marina and golf course. There are also six restaurants that play off coastal ingredients and specialize in seafood, fish and sushi. Lastly, when you go to La Paz don’t miss the chance to take a tour to see the whales, sea lions and dolphins that live in the area.

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Hotel Encanto, Acapulco

This trendy hotel in Acapulco has one of the most original infinity pools in Mexico – one that you need to see (and swim in) to believe! The best part is that its mountain top location boasts the best views of Acapulco.

 

Encanto is a minimalist hotel that was designed around sustainable technology. The minute you step foot in the lobby, your problems seem to fade away, replaced by a feeling of pure relaxation.

Acapulco Hotel Encanto Infinity Pool couple looking out

Rooms are decorated almost completely in white with large windows that keep them cool and bright. Most rooms have their own balcony and private swimming pool. To make your trip even more special, there’s nothing quite like a dinner at the Origen restaurant, which is part of the hotel and serves delectable seafood dishes dreamed up by Chef Monica Patiño.

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Grand Hyatt Hotel, Playa del Carmen

The three infinity pools at this hotel seem like a dream come true, with a simple and elegant design that blends perfectly with the turquoise sea. The Grand Hyatt is one of the newest hotels in Playa del Carmen and is already gaining popularity for its facilities and atmosphere.

 

In addition to the swimming pools, the hotel has a beach club with sun loungers and roofed Bali beds, perfect for all day lounging. Right next to the hotel’s beach is the famous Mamitas Beach Club, which welcomes a cool crowd of partiers from all over the world.

Playa del Carmen Grand Hyatt hotel spa open roof hot tub cave

The Grand Hyatt is the perfect blend of luxury and modernity, but it also emphasizes the unique personality of Playa del Carmen. Check the hotel’s event calendar for art exhibitions, organic markets, concerts and the odd gourmet pop-up taco stand.

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La Casa que Canta, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Named by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the most romantic hotels in the world in 2016, La Casa que Canta (Spanish for The House that Sings) will serenade all of your senses. The proof is in the beautiful infinity pool, which looks out to the sea, begging for a dip.  Further up the hotel’s sleeve of surprises is a large saltwater pool as well as outdoor Jacuzzis and private pools in some of the suites.

 

This hotel is built on a rocky cliff, a postcard trademark of Zihuatanejo. The hotel’s own soundtrack plays out with each guestroom being named after a Mexican song. Your stay at La Casa que Canta will be carefully serviced by complimentary beverages, delivery of tropical fruits to your room, twice-daily maid service, and a bed decorated with flowers upon your arrival.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo La Casa que Canta pool on cliff

The hotel restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine with seafood twists. Some of the dishes recommended by the chef include grilled octopus, fish wrapped in a banana leaf and the seafood pozole. This restaurant is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner with an ocean view and the twinkling of candlelight.

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Hyatt Ziva Hotel, Puerto Vallarta

If you’re staying the week at the Hyatt Ziva, you could pretty much choose to dip into a new pool each day. That’s because we’re talking five infinity pools, a large outdoor Jacuzzi and private pools in some of the rooms. But that’s not all as the hotel beats their competition with their swim up rooms with access to a semi-private swimming pool directly from your patio.

 

The Hyatt Ziva Hotel is located at the very south tip of Vallarta, surrounded by jungle and mountains. This part of the bay has unparalleled views and largely uncrowded beaches. As an all-inclusive resortyou may find it hard to find a reason to leave during your stay with four à la carte restaurants, a large international buffet and snack carts offering fresh fruit, popsicles, shaved ice and juice.

Puerto Vallarta Hyatt Ziva infinity pool loungers at the beach

The spacious and chic hotel rooms are worthy of a magazine spread and water lovers are going to fall hard for the bathrooms with rain showers, tubs and premium amenities. Drinks also get the luxe treatment at the hotel with four themed bars and a tequila sommelier who can guide you to the right drink for your palette.

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Banyan Tree Cabo Marques, Acapulco

Speaking of spectacular pools, the Banyan Tree hotel in Acapulco takes the cake. Its infinity pool has one heck of an impressive view with its vanishing edge leaning over a cliff! Don’t miss the sunsets from this pool – they are simply unbeatable.

 

If you don’t want to share the pool with anyone else, treat yourself to one of the villas with private infinity pools.The Asian origin of the Banyan Tree chain is visible in every detail of the rooms. There is no shortage of flowers in the tub, aromatherapy kits and kimonos to ease you into some deep relaxation.

Acapulco Banyan Tree Cabo Marques cliff infinity pool villa couple

Treat yourself further with a visit to the hotel spa where you can be pampered in nothing less than bubbly Cava!

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Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun

If you’re looking to set things to ‘Party Mode’ from the moment you take off, the answer is the Hard Rock Cancun. Every corner of this hotel was designed with entertainment in mind, with its huge infinity pool shaped like a lagoon with waterfalls and multiple levels stealing the show.

 

In addition to the main pool, there are other water features like the pool with toys for children and two Jacuzzis on top of the building. At the Hard Rock all food and drinks are included, including 24-hour room service. Your only job is to choose from all the available options.

Cancun Hard Rock Hotel pool evening

The rooms are modern and equipped with cutting-edge technology. The interiors radiate energy with their vibrant colours uplifted by elegant but daring decoration. Bring out your rocker side by trying out the electric guitars offered by the hotel with a TV class in your room to help you learn some chords… or just practice some air guitar.

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Do you know of other otherworldly hotels with infinity pools in Mexico? We want to hear!

This article was originally written for Room5 Mexico.