100% connected to earth, sun and sea. 100% green. Located in the Mexican jungle outside of Puerto Escundido, Hotel Terreste invites you to reconnect with the luxury nature. The property’s sustainable ethos and commitment to providing a sanctuary of rest and relaxation makes it an ideal getaway for rejuvenation and soaking in one’s surrounding through sophisticated simplicity. Our editor–at–large had a chat with co- founder Rafael Micha.
STEFANIE ZOE WARNCKE: What dish do I need to try in your restaurant during my stay?
RAFAEL MICHA: Our Chef Pamela Maudy recommends kidney tomato with ricotta cheese, mint and tamarind sauce or green papaya with shrimp salad with peanuts or bonito Tatar with hibiscus or day tacos with salad.
Beverages include chamomile elixir with cacao and ginger soda or house “salmoncito” cocktail.
STEFANIE ZOE WARNCKE: What was the inspiration for Terrestre?
RAFAEL MICHA: Ruins as would be left by earthlings discovered by aliens.
STEFANIE ZOE WARNCKE: What would be Terrestre’s soundtrack?
RAFAEL MICHA: DUNE by Hans Zimmer.
STEFANIE ZOE WARNCKE: What part of Terrestre are you continuously improving?
RAFAEL MICHA: Main saltwater pool.
STEFANIE ZOE WARNCKE: Tell us about your sustainability concepts.
RAFAEL MICHA: No electricity, only solar panels.
STEFANIE ZOE WARNCKE: If I wanted a flower bouquet in my Terrestre villa- how would it look like?
RAFAEL MICHA: Orchids which appoint the local /endemic flora.