Published Aug 16, 2006 - (Updated Dec 19, 2012)
In a world where pure simple pleasures like delicious tranquility and the enjoyment of thriving nature are at a premium, this unconventional eco-luxury hideaway less than two hours south of PV is a welcome breath of fresh air.
Rustically romantic and environmentally respectful, you’ll find no fancy shops to browse. But you will find peace of mind, rejuvenation, 150 different birds and a wide sandy beach stretching 40 miles along an unspoiled coast.
Modeled on an indigenous fishing village, you can stay on either the beach or estuary in your choice of 24 unique accommodations — the funky thatched-roof bungalows on stilts called palafitos evoking an exotic South Seas mood. What a privilege to get back to such sensory-soothing basics! Wonderful bedding, solar-powered ceiling fans and hot water, open-air showers, dining by candlelight at water’s edge and so much more.
Service is attentive yet relaxed, a raised flag summoning room service. And the meals are extraordinary, home grown and home cooked using abuela’s tried and true Mexican recipes. There are two restaurants: Nopalito on the beach near the pool for lunch, and the quaint Cantarito Bar and Restaurant with its fantastic view for breakfast and dinner. Menus change daily, the food plentiful, fresh, and centered around seafood and organic fruits and vegetables.
A variety of healthy activities revitalize body, mind and spirit. Explore the secrets of the estuary and fish for red snapper in brightly colored rowboats, canoes and kayaks. Bike, horseback ride, swim and windsurf. Take a catamaran ride, a bird watching tour, or guide turtles to the sea in this federally protected sanctuary. And the pampering possibilities at the Mundo de Salud Spa include a full range of massages and spa treatments, yoga and stretch classes.
Intelligent sustainability is the good life at Hotelito Desconocido (Unknown Little Hotel), sophisticated guests returning to their everyday worlds more centered and revitalized than they ever imagined possible. For more information call (322) 221-2277.