This hotel is very special. We flew to Vallarta and were picked at the airport by the pre arranged transportation. The 2 hour plus drive is great, tropical forest, lush landscape. We arrived and we promptly received by Irene and José. We reserved ocean front cabins, yarda away from the magnificent Pacific. Every cabin is different and is huge and with a special touch. You can shower in a cascade like almost outdoor superb way. The pool is wonderful with hammocks inside. The beach is pristine and the "estero" a bird sanctuary. Service is perhaps the best we have experienced, personal and discreet, yet efficient. It is as good as a Banyan Tree, yet much more personal and friendly, more authentic. The included meals (all of them) are top notch, alcohilic beverages have a fair price. The spa is great, Paty is friendly and professional. Its ecological approach is unique and authentic. It ranks as a world class boutique hotel. We are definitely going back. Dont mind the safety warnings f the US Dept, which are paranoid. Perhaps they should publicize the crime rate in DC before seeing the straw in others eyes.