Boca de Tomlatan is a tiny fishing village about 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. We arrived by the VIP van service Christina had arranged for us. Her staff helped ferry our luggage across the river and to our room, while her husband Don led us across the footbridge, and up the path and a long flight of stairs, to the lovely hacienda that is Casa La Ventana. We stayed in La Montana, which was just gorgeous: a large apartment with bedroom, bath, kitchen, living room, and a huge deck with a table, chairs, swinging hammock, overlooking the valley and the jungle mountains in the distance. We blended our own margaritas, cooked some of our own meals and ate out on the deck (Christina serves a wonderful breakfast each day). We took a hike to colamita one day, also walked down to the beach to sunbathe, and watch kids surf. There are several small restaurants and tiendas in town, so you don't need to go into Puerto Vallarta for anything unless you want to. It's a 30 minute ride by bus, and we did so several times for the fun of it, and the people watching, and the view of the coast. We also took the bus out to the Botanical Gardens for a party one night. Christina and Don are great hosts. We'd definitely consider coming back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Puerto Vallarta's South Shore in Boca de Tomatlan. This hotelito is tucked in steep jungled mountains and perched overlooking the river, the pueblo and the Boca Cove to the Bay of Banderas. Accommodations types include bed and breakfast guest quarters, one bedroom with kitchen and one guest quarter with two bedroom, two bath villa with grand balcony and great views. A great alternative to a crowded resort and an opportunity to experience real Mexico, enjoy hiking, kayaking, beach and relaxing. A new and private swimming pool and palapa lounge area was added in October, 2012. Wireless Internet provided. Coffee service delivered to your guest quarters each morning and breakfast can be served on your private balcony or in the Tree House, where views and lounging areas abound. Massage available by appointment and private catered dinner and events available in the Tree House. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa La Ventana Hotel Boca De Tomatlan