We stayed at Playa Escondida during spring break 2009 with our almost 9 and almost 13 year old children. (They discourage to bring children, however, it is really a perfect property for all kids over toddler age and there are always playmates - the owner's children!)
The property itself is just as described by the other guests, beautiful pool and restaurant area, good food (better than most places in town), rustic charm, incredible beach - albeit with rougher sea. We stayed in the Casita since it had a loft where the kids could sleep very comfortably. A word of caution: if you are a light sleeper, Casita and Cabana may not be for you (or only with ear plugs). While it is relatively quiet in the evening it gets really loud in the morning around 6 or 6:30 AM when the staff start to arrive in their trucks and on their motorcycles (and with them unfortunately a big smell of gasoline which wafts right into the open walled Casita), twice during our stay we were also abruptly awaken by the scream of the wild turkeys in the jungle. Those two aspects were the only negatives during our stay, but I'd choose a different room if I'd go again. I can also recommend a massage in the lovely open air "spa area", it was one of the better massages I had at a resort. I also tried the yoga lesson at the beach with a couple of friends but if you have done yoga before this lesson is to skip. We ventured out into town every other day (the kids took surfing lessons, Sayulita beach is perfect for beginners) but were always happy to return to the peaceful Playa Escondida. When in town go to Sayulita Fish Taco and Restaurant - great food at extremely reasonable prices, afterward grab dessert at the main plaza with the pie lady who sells cakes and flans, one more delicious than the next, for a couple of dollars per piece. There is also a new Italian restaurant on the main plaza opened by a guy from Perugia which was pretty decent (but a tad pricier than most). Don't miss the beautiful gallery La Hamaca and haggling at the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate experience with nature in eco-chic comfort on a private jungle-beach. Playa Escondida is a secluded private resort, nested in a beachfront setting surrounded by hills covered with jungle. We feature 30 unique rooms, perfectly integrated with the natural surroundings. Playa Escondida is located one mile from the quaint fishing village and colorful surfer enclave, Sayulita, on the Riviera Nayarit...and a world away from anywhere else. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Playa Escondida Sayulita
- Playa Escondida Hotel Sayulita