Book your room at Hotelito Desconocido Sanctuary Reserve & Spa

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Oceanfront eco-resort 1 hour, 40 minutes from the city

Pristine setting

Located 1 hour and 40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, this hotel adjoins a nature preserve, straddles an estuary, and fronts a pristine beach; a water-sports center offers canoes and rowboats.

Above the estuary

Hotel highlights include a rustic restaurant built on stilts over the estuary, an ultra-casual beach club, a spa offering massages and aromatherapy treatments, bird-watching opportunities, and horseback riding.

Back to nature

The 27 rooms have thatched roofs, beds with handcrafted frames and mosquito netting, premium bedding, and open-air showers, but no phones or TVs. Balconies face the ocean or estuary.

Hotelito Desconocido Sanctuary Reserve & Spa

All inclusive

Guests can book rooms at Hotelito Desconocido Sanctuary Reserve & Spa for a rate that is either for the room only or for all-inclusive. All-inclusive rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

At your hotel

Hotelito Desconocido Sanctuary Reserve & Spa may be short on electrical appliances, but it is long on other amenities on this 148 acre property. The waters sports center provides canoes, kayaks, catamaran sailboats, and rowboats. Tennis lessons and yoga classes are offered on site, and fishing is available nearby. Guests can also take cooking lessons, There is a swimming pool and shaded hammock area, plus horseback riding, bird watching, seeing the seasonal release of turtles into the wild, biking, and on some nights an evening bonfire.

For relaxation, guests lounge by the pool, read in the library, order room service, and play billiards. Guests can also visit the Spa Desconocido to use the temazcal (a type of pre-Hispanic sweat lodge), or have a massage, facial, body scrub, or aromatherapy or thalassotherapy treatment. In the evenings guests gather in one of on-site restaurants for dinner and drinks: El Diablito serves fusion cuisine, whereas El Nopalito, which has ocean and pool views, specializes in Mexican fare. Or visit the beach bar. The property also offers an Internet point. Transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta airport is available upon request (surcharge).

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Room service
  • Beach bar
  • Total number of rooms - 27
  • Library
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Spa services on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Garden
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Terrace
  • Free self parking
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
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Park your car

Free self parking

In your room

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Individually decorated
  • In-room safe
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Shared bathroom with sink in room
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium bedding
  • Balcony
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • In-room massage available
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
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Eat and drink

Guests of the hotel enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies each morning.

El Diablito - The hotel’s rustic main restaurant is built on stilts over the estuary and serves fusion cuisine for breakfast and dinner prepared with locally grown organic ingredients.

El Nopalito - The hotel’s alfresco beach venue features a palapa roof and wooden furniture. Serves Mexican cuisine for lunch, and tropical drinks are served daily.

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Guests can enjoy extensive white-sand beaches, a lagoon with rare birds, and a turtle sanctuary. Biologists may ask guests to help baby turtles safely make their way from nests to the sea, an unforgettable experience. The hotel has a saltwater pool with submerged hammocks. Other activities include lagoon fishing, kayaking tours, eco walks, horseback riding, and cooking classes — all available on property; surcharges may apply.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Complimentary bicycles on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
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  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Massages

The fine print for Hotelito Desconocido Sanctuary Reserve & Spa

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is noon

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No elevators

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 15 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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