Make Your Mandarina Surfing Easy
One & Only Mandarina is situated along a secluded, pristine pocket of Nayarit, where Pacific Ocean meets jungle, divided by powder white beaches. Surrounded by thousands of acres protected land as part of a state biosphere reserve, Mandarina offers guests an uninterrupted bond with nature, something so rare to find these days.
Choose How You Explore
Mandarina is your personal portal to adventure. Wander out of the emerald forest onto white-washed sands, where the house jetty curves into the ocean creating one of the most breathtaking swimmable beaches in Mexico. Let Tropicsurf load up the surfboards and take you on a surfing adventure, either by boat or by luxury vehicle, to find your perfect wave.
Surf in Paradise
Let Tropicsurf guide you through some of Nayarit’s most stunning and untouched coastline, littered with hidden breaks with next to no one around. Here, with a sense of discovery, the sky’s the limit as you explore with Tropicsurf’s surf guides who can help you ride the best wave of your life.
Waves at Mandarina
Imagine starting your surfing journey in a safe, secluded bay located just steps from your elegant Mexican abode. Within the crystal-clear waters of Mandarina’s custom-built marina you’ll find a protected sanctuary for you to learn the basics of surfing. Within no time, you’ll be experiencing the stoke of surfing as you glide along the properties gentle, rolling waves.
A Tropicsurf boat trip to the left-hand point along the coast encapsulates authentic Mexico in every sense. The high performance wave is best suited to experienced surfers, with fast and hollow sections as well as dreamy bowls to hone your rail game. However, thanks to its unique and stunning location, it also doubles as a stellar family excursion. Adjacent to the surf break you’ll find a scenic bay, perfect for snorkelling, stand up paddle or exploring the dense forest which hugs the shoreline. After you’ve surfed to your hearts content, enjoy fresh tacos and a cold cervesa at one of the traditional beachside restaurants.
Discover the Local Coastline
At Mandarina, discovering hidden gems with Tropicsurf is all part of the journey. With a mixture of point breaks, hidden bays and beach breaks that stretch for miles, there’s an endless array of possibilities to uncover. Located just 10 minutes of Mandarina lies the perfect location for beginner surfers as waves gently lap into the bay before reaching the sandy white shoreline. There are also some serious beach breaks, best reserved for experienced surfers and a left-hand point break where waves wrap and refract off the nearby headland, producing waves which will have your heart racing.
Resort at Mandarina
Experience the undisturbed, awe-inspiring natural setting of One&Only Mandarina. A hidden retreat in Riviera Nayarit, with palm-fringed sands, swimmable shores and an energetic environment crafted for reconnection. Stylish treehouses and clifftop villas with dramatic views, a stone’s throw from palm-fringed sands, swimmable shores and an energetic environment crafted for reconnection and chic, laid-back living.
The Flavours of Mexico
Through a series of immersive workshops feel connected to the flavours of Mexico and the natural beauty that surrounds. Learn about the natural wine movement, the art of preservation, how to make authentic tacos or let master mixologists take you on a journey of lesser known local spirits like Pulque and Sotol.
Ancient Wonders Await
Feel blown away exploring miles of nature trails, winding through the flatlands, forest and onto the beach. Here volcanic shelves meet pineapple fields, ancient artefacts, meandering estuaries and crystal shores. Whether opting for a gentle walk, challenging trail run or bike ride – let refreshing Mandarina air wash over you and feel invigorated.
Nature's Transformative Powers
Built completely in tune with the natural world, One&Only Mandarina is inspired by a respect for the restorative power of the nature. After a full day of adventure sink into complete relaxation in a mud bath, refresh in natural springs and unwind in saunas and steam rooms that look into the jungle. Walk away feeling soothed, energised and nurtured by the natural world.
Rooms at Mandarina
Luxury standalone chic treehouses and clifftop villas with Pacific Ocean, Sierra del Vallejo mountains and tropical rainforest views. Each room category is so unique with some concepts better suited to Tropicsurfers than others. We recommend speaking with our talented Travel Designers to ensure that your preferences are best matched.
Explore nature’s abundant wildlife and one-of-a-kind adventures from Mandarina's stylish, standalone clifftop resort villas where you will be taken care of by the resort's warm and friendly, private butlers. Enjoy large terraces, outdoor living and your own private plunge pool at all of One&Only's villas.
The finest and largest of all the clifftop villas, One&Only’s signature Villa Pacifico offers the pinnacle of resort living. With two bedrooms, a private swimming pool, plenty of entertaining and living spaces, this elegant 342sqm / 3,682sqft villa offers the perfect hideaway to celebrate, explore and rejuvenate.
Veiled by swaying palms with unspoiled views of the Pacific Ocean, Villa Cumaru creates an intimate environment of privacy and seclusion. Completely immersed in the emerald canopy, this 218sqm / 2,341sqft one-bedroom space stylishly blends the indoors with the outdoors with sparkling private pool, inviting jacuzzi, large terrace and dining pod that create a special sense of occasion. Feel faraway and reconnect with those you love, sharing your private theatre into the breathtaking natural world.
Experience Mandarina’s most exquisite two-story, three-bedroom expansive hideaway with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Tucked away yet standing proud at the top of the hilltop, experience a whole new level of grandeur. Spread across multiple floors to frame the stunning surroundings, with private cinema, wine cellar, spa, gym, living and dining room and glorious infinity pool, it’s tempting to never leave at all.
Families at Mandarina
Explore amidst the trees in a 42,000 square foot playground like no other. From jungle tree houses, to hanging bridges and slides, climbing walls and nature trails, this tree village inspires the imagination to run wild, fulfilling childhood dreams. Here, children feel like mini explorers, venturing through treehouses, unearthing ancient artefacts and learning about local wildlife at the insectary and butterfly farm.
Learn some new arts and crafts or get competitive with your friends and siblings over great games and sports. A day at KidsOnly is always filled with adventure and exploration. Outside of the kids club you can enjoy horseback riding at the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian club, cooking classes and many other activities for the whole family.
Rather than treating experiences as singular in nature, everything’s been designed to flow cohesively to offer guests a unique and transformative stay. Eight diverse restaurants, two beach clubs, a farm to table restaurant, immersive workshops connecting you to the flavours of Mexico and a celebrity chef’s touch make for a mouth-watering culinary experience. Step outdoors and you’ll find zip lining and ropes courses, a polo & equestrian club with horse-back trail riding, miles of hiking and biking trails, sailing, stand up paddle, surfing, diving and fishing.
Executive Chef Olivier Deboise brings to life an ethos at the heart of One&Only Mandarina, of drawing guests consciously closer to the surrounding natural environment and all that it gives us in terms of ingredients, flavours and inspiration. Carao features high-altitude dining by award-winning celebrity chef Enrique Olvera, showcasing an artistic twist on authentic Mexican ingredients. At Alma, you’re able to sample seasonal Pan-American and Mediterranean cuisine. Indulge all your senses at once with fresh catch of the day and seafood at the Jetty Beach Club.
Mandarina sets a world first by proudly featuring global skincare brand Tata Harper, renowned for award-winning natural and non-toxic products. Be transported faraway both physically and mentally with spa treatments and alternative therapies inspired by the natural world and absorb yourself in a world of ancient healing practices, drawing on the power of the natural surroundings.
The most seamless way to begin your Mandarina journey is by a private jet. Upon arrival, allow Tropicsurf to organise a luxury yacht and senior surf guide to help you find and ride the wave of your life along the Riviera Nayarit coastline. In terms of experts, we have a great network of videographers, nutritionists, experience makers, breathing coaches and more that are available upon request. To top it off, Tropicsurf can offer exclusive deals on the resort's crown jewel, Villa One, which soars two stories with panoramic views of Nayarit's wild and alive jungle, the Pacific Ocean and beyond.
Tropicsurf’s expert guide is positioned year-round at Mandarina. If you’re a newcomer to surfing, flat water lagoon lessons can be taken within the calm waters found inside Mandarina’s jetty where you’ll learn surfing’s fundamentals. Once your confidence builds, you’re able to take a ride on a traditional fishing boat (Panga) to several beginner waves nearby. And for more experienced surfers, join Tropicsurf on a guided adventure exploring your way along the stunning coastline of Nayarit in search of your perfect wave.
One&Only Mandarina is set upon a rare undeveloped coastline along the Riviera Nayarit. This region is open to swell from a variety of swell directions, with the Northern Winter (November-March) being arguably the best time of year thanks to long period NW swells fetching from Hawaii. Summer is however a great time to visit this region as crowds are thinner, and South swells from seasonal hurricanes originating deep in the South West Pacific send swells that light up the area.
Tropicsurf has partnered with Firewire Surfboards to offer cutting edge eco-friendly boards for guests. Avoid the troubles of airline travels & fees while wrestling your own board. Simply contact Tropicsurf in advance and reserve the board of your choice. At Mandarina we offer some performance shortboards for ripping the left point, a nice fish, novelty fun boards for smaller days at the beach breaks and a quiver of sleek longboards ideal for the point breaks in the region.
Carretera Federal Libre 200 Tepic-Puerto Vallarta, El Monteón, Municipio de Compostela, Nayarit, C.P. 63724, Mexico