Veracruz, Oaxaca + The South

Hotels in Veracruz, Oaxaca + The South

Acclaimed hotelier Carlos Couturier—part of the team who helped create Mexico’s Habita and Deseo hotels—is breaking new ground with Azúcar, a three-hour drive from Veracruz.

The bare-bones hotel serves simple food and drink.

Originally a Dominican convent built in 1576, the Camino Real is filled with history. Bougainvillea spills over the cloister archways; a stone basin where nuns once laundered their habits is now a courtyard fountain.

A cooperative of eight villages located in the forested Sierra Norte region outside of Oaxaca. Reserve accommodations and guide services through their Oaxaca office.

In the town of Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific coast, the 12 cliff-top bungalows overlook a cove with the area’s prettiest beach, Playa Carrizalillo. Villas have curved Spanish-style roofs, but each is unique: some have exposed stone walls, others come with dark, polished cement floors.

A 17th-century hacienda that was once owned by Harvard University, this boutique property exudes a baroque air: stained-glass windows and heavy oak furniture.