Discover the unspoiled beauty of Southern California’s coastline at Alila Marea. Engage your senses and calm your spirit in a tranquil sanctuary situated atop seaside bluffs with stunning views just steps from the sand. Whether you cruise down the historic Highway 101, explore nearby San Diego or enjoy the property’s direct access to Ponto Beach, Alila Marea is the perfect catalyst for exploration set in the quintessential coastal town of Encinitas.
Southern California Soul
Alila Marea combines understated elegance with coastal views from nearly every guestroom.
Designed to emulate the surrounding coastal bluff, beach, and ocean, the resort is framed by natural stone, warm woods, and clean lines for a tranquil retreat with a sublime backdrop.
Laidback Coastal Scene
Live the fabled California dream of sun, sand and surf at Alila Marea.
Surf the best breaks in Southern California, hike the surrounding coastal wetland of Batiquitos Lagoon, and discover an eclectic mingling of sidewalk cafés, boutiques, and art galleries amidst the relaxed beach-town vibes of Encinitas.
Take in beach-inspired artwork within our walls or discover more culture just beyond our doors.
Large-scale pieces by our “artist in residence”, Aaron Chang, inspire contemplation, while surfboard wall panels by local board shaper Brian Szymanski infuse The Pocket with beachside energy. Venture to Encinitas’ main street to catch a show at La Paloma Theatre, a century-old Spanish Colonial Revival style theater or explore the San Diego Botanic Garden.
Taste of the Coast
Culinary program visionary, Top Chef and Iron Chef , Claudette Zepeda, a San Diego native, is inspired by the region’s unique cultural influences.
At our fine dining restaurant VAGA, taste modern dishes crafted with the finest local and sustainably sourced ingredients, while our surf-inspired hangout The Pocket serves tacos and tostadas with craft cocktails. At Coffee Box, grab a pick-me-up from popular Encinitas roaster Lofty Coffee.
Focus on Sustainability
We take great pride in making mindful choices and treading as lightly as possible on our local environment.
Taking inspiration from the surrounding locale, Alila Marea seamlessly blends into the bluffs with natural materials and native plants in an innovative expression of eco-design with a sustainable focus.