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
We had an absolutely phenomenonal stay at Villa Lala. It’s hard to know where to start, even. The grounds are gorgeous. Everything is hand-crafted and incredibly elegant and special. The folks at Cachi’s are so kind and so helpful, going out of their way to share insider info about how to get around and what to see in PV. They booked us an unforgettable snorkeling trip, helped us get reservations at some amazing restaurants, and were so welcoming. We did not want to leave. This place is just paradise. I do not think there can be a more beautiful spot. Also, can we talk about the fresh sour-guava margaritas made from fruit they pulled off the tree five minutes before? Start to finish, the trip was a dream. Go, go, go to Villa Lala!!!
Oh words are so hard to put to this hotel because this is a hotel meant to be felt and experienced not explained! The grounds themselves are breathtaking. On entry they greet you as and trust me it's genuine. Every one of the staff members truly care and believe in the magic of this gorgeous place. They are mostly all bilangual but if you know Spanish or some Spanish I reccomend using it as you are in Mexico. The food is phenomenal! Honestly no reason to leave the hotel at all. The only reason we went into town was to pick up some medication for a cough. Honestly you can skip any excursions and just enjoy the hotel. Breakfast beyond the continental and lunch are additional but you will see no prices for anything. I loved this because you just order what you want with a private chef. At one point we didn't know what we wanted but asked for something light and filling and the chef hit the nail on the head. On this type of vacation money shouldn't be a thought when you are enjoying this beauty but all food and drink are reasonable anywhere from $20-80 per couple depending on how elaborate your meal is. And honestly its not worth it to try and save some money to take a cab $$ to town and pay for something else. Your time is money and the convience and quality can't be beat here. You can eat anywhere on the grounds as well as room service wich we preferred. They have a little food door for room service so you don't have to put any clothes on or have any interaction in case you are having intimate time with your loved one. We stayed in the Love Nest and there is no other way to do it in my opinion! We saw the other rooms on curiosity to save money for a longer trip next time but decided we would rather do 3 days in the Love Nest than a week in any other room. They have a private jacuzzi and infinity pool in your room. The shower has rock formation for intimate showering with your partner. The large bed is raised high to a breath taking view and like sleeping on a cloud. We had a romantic dinner on the water and they set it up beautifully with tiki torches and roses. The staff are simply amazing. Catchi had checked on us several times and at one point I was a little chilly and asked for a shall or blanket to cover my shoulders and they improvised with fabric. The very next meal Catchi brought down a beautiful shall. He had gone to Town just to get that for us so we could enjoy our meals in comfort. This has become our romatic vacation spot and it holds a very special place for us. I recommend packing a light jacket for dinner (the waves bring in a breeze), lots of cash as the only ATM in town may be out and if you go to the town/beaches nearby they are cash only, some new intimate toys, massage oils or games for you and your partner, a bottle of your preferred wine/champagne in case they don't have it (30 min drive for an international selection) and a small speaker for music (The TV has a very small selection for music). Other keywords: Romatic, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Birthday, LGBT+ Friendly, Private, Fine Dining, Bilangual, Infinity Pool, Sunset, Sunrise, Private Beach, Small, Intimate, Adults Only, The Best Trip of Your Life! <3
We’ve stayed twice now and can not wait to come back next year. It really is something special. Each room is beautiful. The staff is great. Food is great. It’s a perfect escape from the busy world of Puerta Vallarta.
Yes, you read that right... there’s a pool in the tree house, and as if it were meant to be there. The views are stunning and the hammocks are plentiful. Impossible not to de-stress at Villa Lala. We’ll be back for our third time soon.
We loved staying at Villa LaLa. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was wonderful and the views are breath taking! The whole experience was kind of like staying with your wealthy uncle that you don't know very well. The hotel is 20-25 minutes from downtown PV, which is great for my husband and I because we don't like crowds, but were a 5-10 minute walk from nearby Boca Tomatlan (spelling?) which has the water taxes to the more secluded beaches in PV, which was a welcomed bonus. We would definitely stay here again!