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
The owner and staff are just amazing. This hotel was just absolutely amazing. Upgrade to the pent house.. you will not regrets it. The chef was amazing and the staff went above and beyond to make our time there one we will never forget. Terrific food, great anniversary celebration done by the team and all outdoor items needed to snorkel right there. If you are looking to go off the grid and be completely spoiled.. stay at this amazing site.
My husband and I stayed here again for 4 nights (too short!!). It’s even better than last year. This is our happy place and so perfect to relax, reconnect and enjoy the sun.
The staff goes above and beyond to ensure your happiness. They cater to your needs and wants. All the employees really care about you and make sure you’re taken care of.
Breakfast is served daily with a large menu and fresh juice and coffee. Lunch and dinner are available if you decide to stay at the Villa. They have a new amazing chef, Sandra, who made whatever we wanted for lunch. The for our last romantic dinner she surprised us with the best 3 course meal with a creative dessert that looked like a potted plant! Check out my pics!
Oh they also surprised us and decorated our room one night when we were at dinner!
We can’t wait to return next year to see everyone! Heaven on earth!
This little piece of paradise was magical. Highly recommend a stay here. Cachi and his staff are awesome!
We caught the water taxi here to points south. Also did the jungle hike to Las Animas which we recommend. Wear sturdy shoes, nice beaches along the way. We caught the water taxi back to Boca de Tomatlan.
This was the most romantic getaway imaginable. Our stay was perfect and the staff took great notice and care to see to every small detail. The room was amazing - Cachi, the owner, is an architect, and the residences are stunning. The food was delicious and very fairly priced. The hotel is tucked away in a little inlet - perfect if you want a private, romantic trip to paradise.
Villa Lala is a quaint, boutique hotel. I loved the privacy, scenery, food and the staff. I would highly recommend the Love Nest or Jungle Nest accommodations for a real romantic treat but there isn't a bad room there. Le Kliff restaurant is a 5 minute walk away with fabulous food and scenery (beach wear is not permitted). The owner, Cachi, is fantastic and has a real passion for making sure that his guests feel pampered.