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Hotelito Desconocido, which means “little unknown hotel,” recently opened its doors after completing a $10 million renovation and expansion project. Hotelito Desconocido is located along the Costalegre in middle of a nature reserve in the heart of Jalisco, about 60 miles from Puerto Vallarta.
As part of the renovation project, Hotelito replaced its original 24 bungalows with 26 individual larger “palafittes” and one presidential suite, designed with artisanal Mexican decor and hand-carved furnishings. Each palafitte evokes the spirit of one of the Mexican lottery cards, with symbols and folklore reflected in each bungalow. All bungalows feature an outdoor Vichy shower, stone and mosaic soaking tubs and a large terrace offering views of the rivers, mountains and sea.
Hotelito Desconocido has also introduced the Presidential, a set of three palafittes located on their own island and overlooking the lagoon and the sea. The Presidential features its own sauna, heated and private Jacuzzi, stone bathtub, living room and a dining room, a private infinity pool with chromatherapy, a minibar and 24-hour butler service. Guests in the Presidential also have the option to have private dinners prepared by their own chefs.
Hotelito Desconocido’s Spa Solecito offers thalassotherapy treatments, as well as a series of regional rituals, including a Maya-inspired Temazcal, which is similar to a Native American sweat lodge.
The hotel has enhanced its eco-friendly practices with the use of solar and wind power and by relying on candlelight in the evening. Additionally, Hotelito supports sustainable projects within the community of Cruz de Loreto, which is dependent on farming and commerce.
Rates for Hotelito Desconocido start at $425 per night, based on double occupancy. Rates include all meals, non-alcoholic beverages and use of kayaks.