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Hotelito Desconocido

Tomatlan, Mexico

A wonderfully romantic and authentically Mexican boutique hotel in a fabulously remote lagoon setting, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains in Jalisco, Hotelito Desconocido is a perfect honeymoon escape.

Hotelito Desconocido is closed for renovations until further notice. Please speak to our Latin America specialists for alternatives in Mexico and beyond.

At a Glance

  • Wonderfully romantic hideaway on the Pacific coast

  • Incredible natural setting in a protected lagoon area

  • Superb spa and two inventive restaurants serving organic food

  • Wide range of activities offered by the hotel

  • Best in the winter months from November to May


Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Hotelito Desconocido


Hotelito Desconocido has 28 rooms and suites in thatched palafitos, reminiscent of a Mexican fishing village. Each room is uniquely designed, cleverly incorporating Mexican art and local furnishings into every detail. The style is very eclectic, and mixes found objects such as bicycles and guitars with a barefoot luxury minimalism.

The atmosphere is very peaceful and a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life. At night the resort is lit entirely by candlelight. There are also two superb restaurants, and much of the food served in the restaurant is organic and home-grown. If you wish, cookery classes may be taken with the hotel chef.

The resort is surrounded by over 60 km of white sandy beaches, a lagoon, crystal clear waterways, gardens, palm trees and fruit trees. In this magical setting, declared a UNESCO a reserve for birds, you can happily while away your hours spotting pelicans, herons and frigate birds, or head down to the beach to see turtle eggs hatching.

Activities range from the more energetic such as horseback riding, biking, windsurfing, kayaking and catamaran sailing to the more contemplative such as yoga-meditation, or fishing from a boat, the beach or the lake. There is a relaxing open-air spa and pool area, and the spa offers thalassotherapy treatments, bubble beds, geysers, a temazcal sweat lodge, waterfalls, therapeutic massages and facials.


There are 28 palafitos and rooms, which are all uniquely designed, and which differ mainly in their location, being lagoon view, lagoon and ocean view, or beachfront.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Hoteito Desconocido. However, there are no facilities available for them at the hotel except for babysitting which can be arranged upon request.


Hotelito Desconocido has a spa, swimming pool, two restaurants, a bar and tennis courts for you to enjoy.


Free Activities : Swimming pool, turtle watching (in season), bird watching, tennis, kayaking, mountain biking

Paid Activities : Spa, horseback riding, windsurfing, sailing, hiking, volley ball, cookery classes, quad bikes

Location & Directions

Tomatlan, Mexico

60 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, and 3 miles from Cruz de Loreto, along the Costa Alegre in Jalisco.

When to go

The rainy summer season lasts from June to October, when it can be very hot and humid. The best month to visit is November, when the surrounding countryside is verdant after the summer rains. January and February is whale-watching season. Come between November and March to see nesting and hatching turtles, from December to March if you want to watch dolphins and whales, or in April to spot giant manta rays.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Hotelito Desconocido

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