Hotelito Desconocido, Mexico: Eco Oasis & Luxury Escape – Living 360
Ambiance - 9.2
Location - 8.9
Service - 7.5
Dining - 7.9
Value - 8.5
This stunning hotel is an ecological oasis and luxury escape, rolled into one stunning masterpiece nestled delicately in an UNESCO nature preserve.
Award-winning Mexican Beach Hideaway
Located 70 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, in the heart of Costalegre, Jalisco, Hotelito Desconocido is an ecological oasis and luxury escape rolled, into one stunning masterpiece.
Nestled delicately in an UNESCO nature preserve, this award-winning Mexican beach hideaway has captured the hearts and imagination of luxury travelers and critics from all over the world. The breathtaking nature reserve that cocoons the property is bustling with local bird species and fauna, and takes as much care of the natural wealth of the resort as it does the guests.
Hotelito Desconocido has won awards from Trip Advisor, International Hotel Awards, Food and Travel and also Conde Nast.
The resort is made of twenty-seven individually decorated palafitos- stilt houses. These each have an extra large soaking tub, are decorated with candles (as there is no artificial light) and have one wall left exposed and open to the elements.
The rooms are perfect natural luxury. Each room has it’s own personality and name, chosen from the twenty-seven cards of the Mexican lottery. La Luna has rustic, exposed brickwork body with a straw roof, and is decorated with neutral, white linens, while La Sandia has a watermelon theme, with greens, reds and whites splashed around the room.
Each room comes with bathrobes, private veranda with sitting area, slippers, natural toiletries, fans, mini-fridge, mosquito netting and outlets for phone chargers. There is only one suite at this resort.
The resort is home to two of the most prestigious restaurants on the coast. El Diablito is the main restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from a menu designed by chef Felix Cabrera. It is a breezy and relaxed dining area in the daytime, and an intimate and romantic restaurant in the evening with music and candles. El Nopalito is the other restaurant, serving lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day in it’s colourful, carribean style poolside beach café. Both resaturants use organic ingredients that are locally sourced.
There are also bar areas in both of these restaurants should you just want a tequila cocktail during the daytime.
There is an endless list of things to do at this resort. You can explore the miles of untouched private beach, take a dip in one of the two pools, relax at the spa or challenge your partner to a game of tennis.
• Private beach
• Two swimming pools- one an infinity pool
• Organic garden
• Tennis courts
• TV lounge
• Wifi Area
• Yoga classes
• Farm with stables and farmyard
Children are welcome at the resort, however they are not provided for. Ages 4 and under can stay at no cost, ages 5 to 14 can stay with parents for a fee and 15 and over are considered adults.
The resort is extremely eco-friendly. It uses solar panels, rooms are made from natural materials and no motorized vehicles are on site. The resort considers itself to be 60% environmentally friendly.
From $560 per night per palifito