The founders of several ultra hip Mexican hotels have now created Hotel Azucar, named for the sugar cane grown in the Gulf state of Veracruz. The resort focuses on a stylish fusion with nature, minimalism and primitivism. It is a place of breathtaking natural beauty with 20 low-lying whitewashed palapas, (bungalows) each topped with a thatched roof and having a private terrace overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Shaped by curved walls, the white-on-white interiors are simple but elegant. There is an on-site spa and all the amenities you would desire including flat screen TVs and air conditioning. All this for 140.00 to 200.00 a night. Not bad at all.