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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 Puerto Vallarta 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.

Spa Services
“El Mundo de la Salud” (World of Health) primitive-luxury spa offers enjoyable spa treatments. Our therapists´ staff are highly qualified and are experienced massage practitioners. Please feel free to discuss with them any questions regarding techniques or preferences at the Spa.


We are departing very happy from the grand experience we had a Hotelito. We thank you for having made our honeymoon incredible experience. The staff hospitality is wonderful and we really felt like part of the group. We hope to spend another 30 "honeymoons" with you.
—Chela and Felipe Otero - Chihuahua, MEX

Our honeymoon here was more than we could imagine. The sea, the sun, the stars and the birds are spectacular, and the people are so warm-they took such good care of us.
—Josh and Lesli - Washington, D.C.

There aren´t places on earth that are like Hotelito. Truly a paradise, we had a lovely time and pray to return.
—Ellen and Dan Noonan - Durango, CO


"This is a new concept of luxury-a place in the middle of the jungle with a safe, healthy atmosphere and good, simple food. Other hotels let us work, but Hotelito lets us dream."
—Hunter Drohojowska-Philip, Architechtural Digest.

"The ecology-minded Hotelito Desconocido proves that you can protect the environment in style,"
—Richard Alleman, Travel & Leisure.

"A resort that combines luxury with love for the environment" ...
—New York Times.

31 accommodations
Pristine unspoiled beach
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Mountain bike
Kayak, windsurf, hobie wave
Baby turtles liberation (June to December)
Fishing tours

Complimentary wireless internet is available in the reception area. This area also has a computer that guests may use if they need it.

Wine & Dine:
A traditional Mexican kitchen prepares regional specialties with an emphasis on fresh fish and seafood, as well as prime beef and poultry. Food is prepared with ingredients from the hotel´s organic garden, as well as the daily catch of local fishermen.

Lunch and cocktails are served at Hotelito´s beach club, El Nopalito, an oasis overlooking 40 miles of unspoiled beach.

Family travel:
Amenities: cribs, extra beds, baby-sitting ($), children´s meal plan on request.

Activities ($): Games and sports equipment, bird tours, snorkeling, one pony, kayaks, catamarans.

56 miles or 2 hours approx. south of Puerto Vallarta along Carr. 200 Sur. At km. 90 you will pass the villages of San Rafael and Tequezquite, and at km. 130 you will make a right turn. After 100 meters, you will come to the hotel´s office. 3 hours from the Manzanillo airport.

General Manager:
Baptiste J.D. Lormand

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The Costalegre is a remote, pristine paradise that links Puerto Vallarta with Barra de Navidad and Manzanillo. This 133 mile (212 km) stretch along the Mexican Pacific offers unspoiled tropical jungle, mountains, mango, papaya and coconut plantations, hidden beaches, bays and lagoons filled with exotic water birds, tiny fishing villages and a few very exclusive luxury hotels.