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Hotel El Rinconcito
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

I had researched el rinconcito thoroughly prior to booking a 4 night stay with my husband, but was quite disappointed with our stay there. Mind you, Mayto itself is a marvelous beauty but El Rinconcito in my opinion is NOT well managed for guests and lacks basic tourist standards. Here is my experience.
We were paying $350 pesos per person/night for a very basic room with bathroom. Coffee was available only at 8am after which you either make your own if you had thought of bringing along a coffeemaker or kettle or you could get one in the next town 6 km away. You can purchase breakfast served at 11 am for 50 pesos consisting of eggs, beans and tortillas. Small serving, no second helpings. Dinner is at 7 pm and consists of beans, meat and a salad. 80 pesos, small serving no second helpings. the food was just okay and pretty bland. No desserts or starters. Between meals, you can buy snacks like chips and peanuts along with beer from the in-house store. Highly recommended to bring your own healthy snacks for pre breakfast if you wake up early otherwise you will be starving like we did. If you are a big eater, sharing a basket of 8 tortillas with 4-5 other people will not be sufficient, nor will the small servings.
Beds are springy and you get one pillow per person which is almost flat from usage. There is no key to lock your room upon exiting so keep that in mind. There is a private beach adjacent to the property along with the main beach which is beautiful. However, the owners do not maintain this area having broken chairs and no loungers. Within the main area where the rooms are located, they have lunch tables where guests congregate for meals and where one can laze around on the 2 lounge chairs if you are fortunate enough to get on one. There is also a pool table and a BBQ if you wish to use.
The sunsets are amazing and whilst doing that one evening we noticed fresh paw prints on the sand which were not of a dog or any other smaller animal, only to find out there to be a jaguar in the bushes by the secluded beach! The owners know of this but have neglected to caution guests or posts signs to that effect. So be warned. we found out from a previous guest there is a python lurking around as well.
Other than that we had a good time with guests and the owners come across as good people. However, they do tend to falsely promise things like certain traditional dishes, complentary drinks, etc which do not happen. Their bar drinks are watered down - almost no alcohol. And they do overcharge for their small servings of meals and store items, so bring whatever you can.
You can drive to El Rinconcito from PV, or take a bus to El Tuito and then change to the Mayto bus which I hear is non operational right now. You can also ask El Rinconcito to pick you up from El Tuito for $600p (50 US) per way or from PV for $1200p (100 US) per way. We drove by car and it took us a bit more than2 hours from PV. Had to drive slower on the unpaved roads leading to Mayto.
Disappointed with the way things are managed without finesse. I realize this is Mexico but if your business is catering to tourists, then set some standards. Charging for meals is okay, but for 80p, the meal should be filling and of substance, not just 2 strips of chicken over some beans and some salad! We will not recommend nor visit this place again as we were very, very disappointed.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor facing the beach - just a partial view though. Kitchen is on 2nd floor so it does get noisy. Bring your own healthy snacks and kettle/coffee maker if you like to drink coffee often.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank shelyjenkins
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

A very rustic, cool place to stay in remote Mexico. If you like getting off the path, surf fishing and remote beaches this is the place for you. My biggest problem was that I did not stay long enough, maybe next time! You will become part of an ever changing family as guests come and go, and still there are ares to unwind by yourself if needed. The hospitality is excellent and well worth the trip out.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank thedonald226
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Fernando and Marcella of Hotel El Rinconcito know how to bring people into their home, make them a part of their family, and provide the most wonderful care. For a small, family run establishment in the middle of nowhere, you could not find a more welcoming place.

The first time we met the family, we were staying at the Mayto Hotel, but ladies on the beach told us we had to stop by the Rinconcito even just for supper. We took them up on the idea and were hooked. The hotel was full, and everyone was sitting round the outdoor tables when we arrived. We were greeted and introduced to everyone, and then the fun began. Marcella provided an incredible meal, and we were treated as family by one and all at the table. After supper I was seranaded by Fernando as he rewrote the words to an old favourite as an ode to me. What fun.

The next year we arrived unexpectedly one day just before dinner and stayed a few days. We met people from the previous year, and also made new friends. One of the couples had been earlier in the year, and arrived with supper for everyone staying at the Hotel. It is that kind of place.

We will be in the area this year and plan on ending our time in Mexico with a few days reconnecting with the good folks at Hotel Rinconcito. I know it is not for everyone, but if you are looking for a truly wonderful experience with a good Mexican family, complete with wilderness and beauty this is one of my most treasured places to be.

Room Tip: The last time I went to this hotel was in February 2012. I'll be going again the end of November 2013. The bats and gheckos are wonderful.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sue_lovely
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

El Reconcito is exactly what a backpackers' hotel should be. The owners are extremely friendly, and create a convivial and informal atmosphere. Dinner is family style: you get what they're serving, and you're welcome to have a second serving. The little store is well-stocked, but for the most part you just help yourself and pay when convenient. Most nights, the guests eat and talk together. Prices are perhaps a third to a half what they are next door at the Mayto Hotel.

All that being said, El Reconcito is not for everyone. It's not fancy, to put it mildly, although it is clean. I wouldn't take a date here because there is not much privacy and little romance. The beach is incredible, of course, as the other reviews say, but for a couples trip you might want to pay a bit more and stay at Mayto. Also, the food at Mayto is certainly better.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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4  Thank Eastonlow
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We live for 6 months per year at nearby El Tuito and make many trips to Mayto. We love to stay at Hotel El Rinconcito. The atmosphere is warm & welcoming; we never know who we will meet when staying there---fisherman from NJ or local friends. Fernando & Maricela are excellent hosts that will prepare food for a party or breakfast for one. It is an undiscovered treat in Cabo Corrientes!
from a Former Kentuckian.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank mackeinmexico
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