A 25 room eco-boutique hotel, located south of Puerto
Vallarta in Costa Alegre, Jalisco
Hotelito Desconocido invites
guests to do nothing other than take in the magic of this
singular place. It’s easy to disconnect here – in fact it’s
mandatory, with no phones, no neighboring restaurants,
nightclubs, or shopping – only delicious tranquility for
those in search of seclusion. With a generous dash of the
creative, this Hotelito is a conscious respite in an overly
revved up world.
Hotelito’s aim is that you the
guest rest, relax, unwind, and totally turn off.
Nestled on a wetland
estuary between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific
Ocean, Hotelito is located in one of the most important sea
turtle and bird reserves in México, 60 miles South Puerto
More than 150 species of birds live on the land and the
estuary surrounding Hotelito. Rowboat tours take you deeper
into wooded areas teeming with an impressive variety of land
and water birds.
Beginning each July, sea turtles make their way to
Hotelito's beach to lay their eggs. In this safe place,
under the watchful eye of our staff biologist, you have the
opportunity to witness the eggs hatching and the baby
turtles scrambling over the beach toward the ocean. Nature
here is as it was intended - alive, thriving, and free!
de Mismaloya” was declared a sanctuary for marine turtles in
October of 1986. Since the moment when the Hotelito
Desconocido was built in this area, it has supported a
program to protect the olive Ridgley turtles that come to
nest along the beach. Every year, biologist from different
states of México comes here to run the program. What they do
is to patrol the beach in order to collect the eggs laid by
the females and to protect the female until she goes back to
the sea. The eggs are buried again in a nursery to protect
them from predator and pouching, until they hatch. Every
year thousand of hatchlings are released at Hotelito
Desconocido, hopping that at least one of a hundred will
come back again to continue with the miracle of life. You
are invited to share in this remarkable experience that is
Imaging camping with
luxury linens, gauzy netting draped seductively over the
bed, and the romance of candles everywhere. With a
symphony performed by cicadas,
birds and the Ocean, you will know this is no ordinary
getaway; this is a place where you increase your sensibility
to new sensations.
This uncommon resort has been
constructed in the style of an old Mexican fishing village.
Accommodations are in “Palafitos,” bungalows of indigenous
construction, built on stilts over the edge of the estuary
that surrounds the main group of structures.
The décor of each "Palafito" has
been modeled after the Mexican lottery, a type of bingo game
that uses images rather than numbers. Bathrooms have bamboo
showers that provide privacy while giving the feeling of
extending out into the garden.
There is no electricity; candles
provide illumination at night, and solar-powered ceiling
fans provide optional in-room cooling. Cleverly disguised
solar panels and hot water holding tanks are located outside
each room, where water for showers is stored until needed.
On the lagoon side of Hotelito,
there are three “Palafito
Each spacious and private Master Suite is approximately 800
sq. feet, has estuary, beach and ocean view. The decoration
of the Master Suites is tastefully appointed with Mexican
antiques. Master Suites have king size beds draped
with hand made gauze canopy, large bathrooms with oversized
open-air showers, terraces and private docks with rowboat.
At the lagoon, there are also
and five individual “Palafito
found in larger villas. Twelve additional (including one
Beach Front –Nopalito”
are located across the estuary on Hotelito's private beach.
Palafito Beach Front is located on the beach over the sand,
facing the Pacific Ocean. Aside you have an infinite
extension of unspoiled virgin beach. You can not sleep
closer to the beach without camping out. Each "Nopalito"
bungalow is styled in Hotelito's own unique manner, filled
with genuine Mexican artwork and details. Sensuous daybeds,
mosquito nets, and oversized bathrooms complete these
oceanfront cabañas. The Nopalitos have one king bed or one
or two queen beds. There is one “Palafito
Suite” on the beach with private outdoor living area.
Wood floors and palapa roofs
perfectly compliment the decorative details – each
color-splashed interior is unique, detailed with hand
painted murals and whimsical antique curios that are
unmistakably and memorably Mexican.
Amenities include tepezcohuite
soaps, shampoos and body lotion made from natural extracts.
These products are biodegradable. “Gavanes” (Bathrobes) are
available for use during your stay. All our rooms are
provided with bottle of water, running water is not
Hotelito have put
together some pretty cool activities that are the ideal
compliment to the Hotelito experience:
“Mundo de Salud” Spa
Guided horseback riding
Lagoon bird watching (by
Water sports: Rowboats,
canoes and windsurf board
Sea turtle liberations will
take place just before sunset, on days when eggs hatch.
Sea turtle preserve tour
(July through December)
“El Mundo de la Salud”
(World of Health) primitive-luxury SPA offers a full range
of massages and SPA treatments designed to relax, invigorate
and heal, complemented with yoga and stretching classes.
The staff of therapists is
highly qualified, experienced massage practitioners, which
would be glad to assist you in a natural environment.
Appointments are made directly al the Hotel.
Steam bath, natural jacuzzi with
cold water showers, area for specialized massages and
Types of Services:
is an ancient art, which uses aromatic blends of natural
essential oils to calm one's physical, mental and
This classic full-body
massage uses oils and gentle circular strokes to achieve
increased circulation and all-over relaxation.
A pressure-point massage to
balance and restore the flow of energy throughout the
A pressure-point massage of
the feet, designed to improve circulation, release
stress and relax the entire body.
Mud bath treatment:
Legendary for its powerful
therapeutic properties, this mud stimulates metabolic
functions and soothes and rejuvenates the skin and body.
This is an ancient
energizing technique, with roots from French Polynesia
that uses all natural ingredients of sea salt, natural
and essential oils. It first removes dead skin cells and
as well toxins to revitalize your body, ending with a
relaxing massage that leaves your body softened and
Stone therapy (Hot rock massage and
It is a multifaceted
technique designed to benefit client and therapist at
once. The therapeutic potential of this treatment goes
beyond measure. Provides a deep warm and nurturing
massage that is applied with soft, round and warm river
rocks alternated with soothing cold marble stones that
bring relief to inflamed sore muscles. The physiological
benefits of alternating heat and cold to the body have
long been scientifically and medically proven.
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