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“Eco-tourist luxury in a charming village” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Majahua Hotel Selva

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Majahua Hotel Selva
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Sur de la Bahia de Chacala, Chacala, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Chacala
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“Eco-tourist luxury in a charming village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

Majahua is a small inn designed by a very creative architect. You can barely see it from the water, but the views from our room were spectacular! Staying at Majahua gives one both a jungle and beach experience. The staff is warm and gracious, and Happy Hour with Jose made for our most happy memories!
Just be prepared for some uphill walking. But it is so worth it - everywhere there are private terraces to gaze out on the blue water, sip a drink, or just read a book. The wildlife just parades by.

  • Liked — Great breakfast and privacy of our room and terrace
  • Disliked — the hard bed
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2006

My husband stayed here for one night in March as a side trip from Puerto Vallarta. We were traveling with my in-laws and decided to take a night for just us in the middle of the our vacation. It is certainly off the beaten path and we enjoyed a relaxing and wonderful stay. We stayed in what I can best describe as a "treetop" room, with open windows to the treetops and the beach below. It was beautifully and simply decorated. If you want to hear the waves crashing on the beach and feel the breeze as you fall asleep this is the place to do it. There is electricity, but candles are also provided in the rooms which gives the place a nice romantic feel. Our outdoor shower also had a view of the beach. The staff were helpful and attentive, bringing us bottled water and towels when we arrived.

Even though we were warned that the town/village of Chacala closes early at night, we were a little surprised that we were some of last people eating dinner in a beachfront restaurant at 6pm. For those who want to eat later, you can arrange to eat at the hotel. We had breakfast in the morning, which had a variety of choices. I had a mexican omlette and my husband had pancakes.

The beach was fine enough--we were there over a Mexican holiday weekend, so it was absolutely packed with local families who were camping for a few days. There are no lounge chairs or umbrellas to rent, per se, as at many other tourist oriented beaches, and no real shade on the beach, which was a bit of a problem for my fair skinned husband. Other than lie on the beach, read or walk along the small cove, there is not much to do in the town or the area (the town is a bit of a drive from the highway). That was exactly what we were looking for, but its not a place with tons of activities. I think you can arrange to rent the hot tub for an hour or so, which we did not do, but looked very nice. they can also arrange for massages, etc.

All in all, it was a lovely and relaxing break for us from PV. It was one of the unique and beautiful places I have stayed.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sur de la Bahia de Chacala, Chacala, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Chacala
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Chacala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Majahua is located by the sea at the south end of Chacala bay built into the flank of the hill. It has magnificent views of the ocean being within a few steps from the sandy beach. In its construction, a mindful effort was made to disturb the natural environment as little as possible.Colored in tones of ochre so that they blend into the terrain;the rooms are constructed so as to follow and fit into the natural inclines of the terrain.Majahua is situated on about 2.5 acres,an exclusive setting for its six guest quarters, their terraces, our restaurant,the Gallery of the Jungle, and an intimate, splendid spa.The jungle-like forest surrounding the buildings has been preserved.The guest quarters provide guests with an ideal place for resting, reading, writing, or meditating without interruptions.Their design is playful and arty, reflecting the whimsy of their creators. ... more   less 
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Majahua Hotel Chacala

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