Great winter trips in the West
In the mood for ocean views?
In the mood for ocean views? Craving a day at the beach, some pampering, or an offbeat adventure? One of these 20 places under $200 should be just the ticket.
Near Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Another day in eco paradise:
The Swiss Family Robinson would have loved Playa Viva
, which just opened on an endless, empty beach an hour south of the Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa tourist-plex.
Two thatched casitas, set on stilts to catch the ocean breezes, house a total of five barely enclosed rooms, with a third open-air casita serving as pool- and clubhouse.
Pretty much everything is reclaimed, sustainable, organic, or solar-powered, adding up to a major dose of peace and quiet. From $295 U.S., including room, all meals, airport transfers, yoga classes, and unlimited beer and organic tequila; 650/292-0432. - Christine Ryan
Click here to see mention in Sunset Magazine.