I stayed at Bambu with my husband and three children this summer and loved every minute. My husband and I had the most gorgeous accommodations in the place, the spacious main cabana upstairs with two queen sized beds, both with lovely netting to protect you from the (nonexistent when we were there, even in rainy season) mosquitos, hammocks and luxurious terrace overlooking the ocean, which is steps away. The roofs are made of cane tied together and the whole place is open on all sides to the tropical breezes. My children had a cabana right on the beach, but it was much less charming, being on the first floor and dark during the day. It was also not open to the breezes at night. Despite the secret hideaway feel, Bambu has good wireless and we were able to stay in touch as much as we wanted. Bambu is not the most luxurious place at San Agustinillo. For that you would probably book at Punta Placer, down the beach a bit and more expensive. Bambu is scrupulously clean and charming, but not fancy. Most of the guests when we stayed were taking advantage of the clean, well-stocked communal kitchen to make their own meals - a big advantage if you are on a budget. The hammocks and comfy Adirondack style chairs on the beach had a bit of a worn vibe, but all is very pretty. What really made Bambu special was Memo, the guy who manages the place. He is a bear of a man, deeply warm to everyone. He grew up on the beach and knows the whole town. He taught my son to boogie board just because he asked, frolicking in the waves with him for hours. He was a font of knowledge about everything from tidal patterns to restaurants to masseuses (he lined us up some great massages). The only think that might make you look elsewhere in San Agustinillo is Bambu's location away from the bay part of the beach. Lodgings there have the advantage of fronting right on the safest part of the surf. Indeed, while we did swim right out in front of Bambu, more often we walked down the beach to the bay. It is just more pleasant to swim there because there is considerably less undertow and current. This was not a big deal - all is very close - but we might choose one of the bay front places next time just for that reason. Still, you get much more value at Bambu, and the cabana that we had must seriously be the very best place to sleep in San Agustinillo.
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- Also Known As:
- Bambu Hotel San Agustinillo
- Bambu San Agustinillo, Mexico - Oaxaca