Villa Azalea is a small, 8 room property with an Organic Farm. The owners live onsite.
From the moment you arrive, it's a very personalized experience. The owner greeted us and her son, Santiago, took us on a tour of the property showing us all of the produce and vegetables grown on the grounds. You could even pick your own vegetables for your salad! The Mexican Mojitos were really tasty.
They have a small indoor pool that is zen-like with an open ceiling and an outdoor pool overlooking the river.
We stayed in a suite, which was not air conditioned. There is an outside door that opens up and looks out to the back of the villa and the river, and there are two ceiling fans (upstairs rooms have A/C). The toiletries were very nice.
The owner has a dog, Sasha, that is nice if you are missing your own dog/s.
There is a large shared space with artwork and movies, cards, and books for the guests to use.
All of the food is very fresh and it's organic. The owner really wanted us to enjoy her specialties. The jams in the morning are homemade and they sell them too. I was going to buy the Mango until the owner asked us to try the tomato jelly. It didn't taste at all like I expected. It was deliciously sweet, so that's what I brought home.
This is a great place for a group of friends to stay and spend some time together enjoying the grounds, the food, good company, massages, and a visit to the nearby botanical gardents.
It's located up in the mountains past Mismaloya and Boca de Tomatlan, but before El Tuito.
If you are looking for an intimate experience instead of a bustling All-Inclusive with loud pool music, and tons of people, give Villa Azalea a try. You can even do a day pass or Cooking Class if you prefer not to stay, but I would recommend it.