What We Love
- A secluded villa on the Pacific, with your choice of four spacious suites – includes breakfastScouting for dolphins, snorkeling among colorful fish and wandering among parrots and iguanas
- Staying in a suite – one of only four at the Villa
- Dining on aromatic fruits, organic vegetables and herbs at the bayfront sunset terrace, in a palapa
- Heading to Puerto Vallarta for a day at the shops and clubs
What To Know
- This super small Puerto Vallarta boutique is adult-only
- Get ready to commune with nature; located in the Sierra Madres, you'll likely get acquainted with hummingbirds, parrots, iguanas, pelicans, stingrays, and dolphins
- Need space for meditation? Head to the zen garden
- The Palapa Terrace & Bar serves fresh herbs, fruits and veggies straight from the property's organic garden
Escape to la la land at the Puerto Vallarta-area Villa Lala, which may well have you wondering if you’re awake or dreaming. TripAdvisor reviewers frequently liken this boutique getaway to paradise, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s private, first of all – there are a total of four suites, open to adults only, set in the quiet, remote space between Sierra Madre Occidental mountains and the protected bay of Boca de Tomatlán. You’ll feel as if you have the beach, the organic garden and the Zen Garden and its pond almost completely to yourself.
Then, there are the impossibly exotic flora and fauna you’ll find within these gardens and waters. There’s plenty of sea life in the bay, including whales in winter, dolphins and stingrays; the organic and Zen gardens collectively hold coconut palms, mango trees, pineapple plants, prickly-pear cacti, parrots, pelicans, armadillos and iguanas. Also discover a heated infinity pool, a private dock, a sand terrace and a bayfront sunset terrace and palapa bar. Who said isolation wasn’t splendid?
This property has just four accommodations, all of them suites, each showing off its own layout and personality. They begin at 290 square feet and all dress their plush premium mattresses in 1,800-thread-count Egyptian-cotton sheets.On the ground floor, the 290-square-foot Garden Terrace Junior suite holds a queen bed and small terrace; it offers direct access to the garden and pool area, as well as other ground-floor facilities such as the living room, dining room and palapa terrace. Up the grand staircase, you’ll find the 215-square-foot Garden View Junior suite. This cozy, private abode also holds a queen bed and overlooks the garden and jungle, with a fitted mosquito screen to allow the fresh air and sounds of nature in. The highlight of this space is the gorgeous sunset view. On the same floor, you’ll find the capacious Master suite, which measures 540 square feet and boasts beautiful mountain and ocean views (which you can admire right from your king-sized bed). The most luxurious option of all is the 750-square-foot, open-plan Master suite plus. Also on the second floor and with a king bed, this sumptuous space has its own terrace and a prime location which affords it gorgeous views. The upscale bathroom includes a shower, jacuzzi tub, bidet and double vanity.
The palapa terrace is where food and drinks are served at Villa Lala, with ingredients from the organic garden, whenever possible. (That is, unless you request a romantic, torch- and candlelit dinner on the beach, under the stars.) Sample aromatic fruits, like papaya, prickly pear and pineapple; organic vegetables, like tomatoes and peppers; and fresh seasonings, like rosemary, mint, garlic and basil. Pair them with a glass of wine and a beautiful sunset view, if you come in the evening. If on a special diet, be sure to inform the staff, and they’ll happily accommodate your restrictions.
Villa Lala sits between the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental range and the protected bay at Boca de Tomatlan, which stingrays and dolphins are known to visit, as well as whales in winter. Spend your days snorkeling among colorful fish, or exploring the walking trails and lush gardens, where parrots, iguanas, raccoons, hummingbirds and butterflies dwell. You can also take a siesta in the hammock, soak in the heated bayfront infinity pool or enjoy one of the kayaks at the marina. For a change of scenery – if you can manage to tear yourself away – Puerto Vallarta is within a 45-minute drive.
How to Get There
My wife set a night for us at Villa Lala and from the pictures, I thought it would be ok... Turned out to be absolutely amazing!!! We had the lover’s nest, which is the highest suite in the resort and it was incredible. The room is huge and all the little details are wonderful. The view from the balcony, the shower and the outside pool is like a postcard. The front desk staff is very helpful and courteous as well as the kitchen staff. You will not regret it !!!
We had an amazing vacation! From the privacy of the hotel to the amazing views it couldn't have been any better. The staff is incredible, easiest vacation I've ever had to plan. They handled all dinner reservations and excursions and arranged transportation whenever we wanted to go out somewhere. Food is amazing (mango margaritas were the best I've ever had!). We can't say enough good things about this place. We will be back!
Words cannot explain how memorable, magical, and seamless the staff at Villa Lala made our experience, but I'm going to try my best to convey.
It started with the optional private transportation from the airport to the Villa where we were greeted with a smile, fresh beer, and cool, scented towels to refresh.
When we arrived to the property, I was immediately blown away as the photos do this place no justice, and how often are we disappointed with the opposite? After given a full tour we decided to upgrade from the Jr Suite to the Master Suite Plus as the view is unmatchable. Everything's so private and intimate, the staff is professional, attentive and the owner/architect was present throughout making sure we were comfortable. Most importantly, they make you feel like family, given full range of the home (kitchen, beautiful gardens with Zen waterfalls, private beach, infinity pool) and property. There is a private chef that always make the food to order so no more continental breakfast as they serve you fresh fruit from their garden alongside anything you order from their menu, prepared right in their kitchen.
Keep in mind you're experiencing all of this with the soothing sound of the ocean constantly playing in the background and views for days.
It's unlike anything else!
I could seriously go on and on about how amazing this place is but you wouldn't understand until you experience it on your own. Do yourself a favor and skip out on the large resort atmosphere and treat yourself to Villa Lala Boutique Hotel. You'll become addicted just like we did!
Thank you Chachi and Alba, and all the staff!