This place is a little different, but I really liked sleeping under the stars on a hanging bed, listening to the waves. I did actually feel a tiny nauseous the next morning, but not bad at all. For me it was more about the experience of sleeping under the stars on a hanging bed than anything. The cafe sits overlooking the ocean on a cliff, which is nice in the morning. I thought the coffee and granola was really good. The staff were fine, not rude, but not overly pleasant. They provided me with what I needed and asked for (clean sheets and blanket). Yes make sure you have your own lock to lock up your bag, since there is no room essentially under the stars. I enjoyed my stay here and would return. I met some nice people travelers in the cafe, if you're solo. I would also check out other spots to see if anything is comparable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Posada del Arquitecto was born in the early 90s, when Mazunte was still a wild, virtually uninhabited beach. There were no access roads at that time. In 1989, Guido, the Architect, who was already familiar with this stretch of the Oaxacan coast, discovered an amazing spot lost in time, Mazunte, where he fell in love with this virgin beach and decided to build himself a house. Many friends from around the world wanted to visit this incredible place, and soon they began to show up. Inhabitable accommodations were required for their comfort. Thus began the evolution, almost spontaneously, of the Posada, starting with a few rustic palapas and cabañas that were built with local natural materials, experimenting with the principles of bio-architecture, while discovering, adapting, and developing the traditional construction techniques in this region – an entertaining and fascinating game for an architect. In 1997, Hurricane Paulina caused severe damage in this part of Mexico, destroying much of the Posada and necessitating repairs and reconstruction. The first cabañas were thus transformed into more solid, safe and comfortable structures, while preserving the minimalist style that utilizes the area’s natural, living materials. The overgrown hill that was the setting for the Posada’s earliest rustic palapas gradually became a garden. With the passage of time and the collaboration of old and new allies, the Posada del Arquitecto has become less spartan and much more comfortable, without losing the relaxed spirit of a big home where friends are always welcome. We keep striving to respect our surroundings, which is why the cabañas are built in harmony with the original natural elements of this place. Please help us to protect and preserve the living plants and animals you encounter during your stay. Today the Posada del Arquitecto offers its guests/friends a multifaceted experience, including yoga, massage, an impressive view of the bay from the cabañas, and free Wi-Fi connections. The beach is so close that the rhythm of breaking waves will become the soundtrack for your stay.We hope that you enjoy your time with us. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Posada Del Arquitecto Hotel Mazunte