What We Love
- With just 12 suites, the vibe is intimate and personalized
- Delicious seasonal farm-to-table fare in rooftop La Azotea restaurant, and gourmet Tuna Blanca by Cafe des Artistes del Mar
- Located beachside on El Anclote, a spot known for its consistent surf breaks
What To Know
- On-site restaurant closes during off season
- Small town means limited access to shopping and just a few restaurants
- One-hour taxi drive from Puerto Vallarta’s airport
- A 11.9 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In Punta Mita’s chilled-out surf town of Anclote, a town you’d miss in a blink of an eye, the boutique Hotel Cinco stands between the ocean waves and the mountainous jungle. On one of the region’s most consistent breaks, El Anclote, this hotel is a spot for surfers to hang 10 before breakfast, for foodies to try fresh local seafood from celebrated chef Thierry Blouet, and for everyone else to get off the beaten path in elegant style. It’s hip without attitude and has a polished, warm atmosphere that’s classically Mexican.
Bed & Bath
Among the hotel’s 12 units, Signature Suites offer both two- and three-bedroom oceanfront accommodations with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a living room and a washer/dryer. All are individually designed, with beautiful plush leather sofas, marble floors, wooden tables and scented candles throughout. Terraces stretch from the master bedroom into the living room (in some) and pffers morning views of a pink-painted sky and handsome surfers bobbing on the waves. Starfish Suites are smaller but have all the same home comforts.
On the ground level, there’s a lap pool generally occupied by families with children, while the infinity pool on the hotel’s roof is reserved for adults only. The alfresco farm-to-table restaurant, La Azotea, shares the rooftop space, serving simple breakfasts and lunches of tropical fruit and fresh fish. The hotel’s real foodie destination, however, is beachside Tuna Blanca by Cafe des Artistes del Mar, a gourmet farm-to-table spot with a seafood-heavy menu that’s deserving of the consistently high praise. The beachside setting means water sports and outdoor activities abound. Paddleboards are readily available, boating is at your fingertips, and there are numerous surf schools. There’s also a small but sufficient gym that has state-of-the-art cardio equipment, and a single-room spa — though you can opt for massage treatments on the roof.
In the Area
Jump in and take a surf lesson from one of the many nearby schools. Beginners welcome. Then, after getting your fill of the waves, book a zipline adventure in the nearby adventure park. Nature lovers should take a boat ride through the mangroves at La Tovara National Park and spot birds, turtles and alligators, while culture buffs can make the two-hour drive to the historic town of San Blas and check out the untouched beach of Las Islitas.