Jungle Living: Mexico and Costa Rica
Twisting vines, fragrant blooms and dense, deep green backdrops make each of these properties feel like its own private paradise. As winter rolls in, lush outdoor living never looked or felt better than at these laid-back tropical escapes.
Exuberant, art-filled palapas made expressly for luxurious lounging soar above the Pacific at this architect-designed jewel. Outdoor living is the rule here, with warm patio walls in shades of ochre, terracotta, and gold flowing harmoniously into the teeming landscape.
A rustic stone cottage and its neighboring, two-story casita combine to create an intimate bohemian retreat outside Sayulita’s hip surfing scene. The wild garden overflowing with ferns and vines adds to the property’s off-the-beaten path allure, yet the popular white sands of the Riviera are but a quick walk away.
Breathtaking geometric structures meld with the pristine lines of the Oaxacan waterfront at this bold, sculptural home. Raw, open-sided buildings connected by wooden boardwalks provide an intentional encounter with unspoiled nature, and the home’s retractable wooden façades open directly onto the sand and surf.
Moroccan and Spanish design influences fill this vast, hacienda-style villa set in a lavish seaside garden. The home offers exclusive sophistication, with refined furnishings, manicured gardens, an infinity pool, and astounding views from every deck and window.
Wrap-around patios surround this trio of circular living spaces, offering 360-degree access to a working farm and mango orchard. Up close, flower-filled gardens and a sparkling pool curve gently around breezy, pillow strewn outdoor lounges, while the lush, fertile landscape stretches endlessly beyond.
Jungle living comes naturally at this tranquil lodge built in harmony with the surrounding tropical forest. Palm fronds and bamboo-lined pathways lead to handcrafted native teak houses hung with hammocks. The dense, Old Growth forest bordering the property gives the lodge an adventurous, Swiss Family Robinson vibe.
Accessible only by boat and lovingly created by BoutiqueHomes’ owners, this Vogue-recommended series of intimate, hand-hewn havens is nestled into a densely vegetated hillside with the Sierra Madres’ silhouette as a backdrop. Beyond the cozy, chic dwellings and the pool’s dramatic edge, breathtaking panoramic views frame the sparkling blue bay.
For more jungle living, explore our collection of vacation home rentals and small hotels here.