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
A truly unique experience. Staff is top quality and locution is beautiful and somewhat away from the “beaten path”. We enjoyed every minute. While a bit remote, it is well worth it and a 5 minute walk puts you either in the little village or an awesome restaurant
Very beautiful! Everyone is so nice and personable. Made some new friends and will be back for sure! Makes you feel very at home when you are there. I didn’t want to leave and only went to the city one time
Cachi has out done himself!! What a beautiful property. My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Wether we were relaxing poolside, fishing, chatting with the staff, and much much more. The food prepared by Irma was outstanding every time. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make you feel apart of the Villa Lala family
We loved our stay
My fiance and I wanted to plan a trip to Mexico before we get married in August and we found Villa Lala through a groupon deal. We noticed it was about 40 minutes south of the airport and we were a little hesitant to be too far from the main town in Puerto Vallarta, but we also don't like being too close to the touristy areas. This spot was absolutely PERFECT for us and we are already thinking about planning another trip to Villa Lala soon! Our last day in Mexico we went up to Puerto Vallarta and the people from there were very surprised we were staying in Boca De Tomatlan. They said it's a place where the locals go to get away! The property is unbelievable and the staff made us feel like we were at home. They prepared a dinner for us the last night (which was amazing) and they surprised us with heart shaped flowers on our bed. It was so sweet and the staff was so nice and thoughtful. There is a small beach walking distance from Villa Lala that we enjoyed going to. We had some of the best chile relleno down there. The beaches that you can only get to by boat are way closer to get to by being at villa lala then being up in Puerto Vallarta. We can't say enough great things about this place and we HIGHLY recommend it!
I love this place. We were on a budget and found this on Groupon. Never been to Mexico and a bit nervous. I didn’t want to ruin our first try by just going anywhere. So, I purchased and picked Puerto Vallarta! I am so happy about all of it. The place was more than I could ask for. The people, oh man we fell in love with the people. From our pick up driver from the Airport, to Irma, Luz, Karen and the owner Cachi! Lovely people. We took a hike and discovered private beaches and a new fav Las Animas! Everyone was friendly and PV is sooo clean!! We walked most of the time, too. La Kliff dor dinner- for to experience it! The staff went ALL OUT on our last night. All out! I really appreciate them and love them so much. I highly recommend for couples who just wants some time alone.