Situated on the sands of Mexico's Puerto Escondido, the Casona Sforza is a tranquil oceanfront hotel inspired by the area's rich heritage. The retreat's unique silhouette borrows from ancient techniques to form a series of varying arches. These curved volumes create dramatic vaulted ceilings on the interior for both private guest rooms and the farm-to-table restaurant. Its 11 suites are all afforded views of the Pacific, while warm, neutral palettes, furnishings made by local artisans, and woven hammocks create light, serene sanctuaries for guests. The complex overlooks a large circular pool that's just steps from the beach.
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