PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Hotelito Desconocido, located along an
estuary here, offers packages for honeymooners and others looking
for a romantic hideaway.
There is no electricity at the property -- no televisions or
phones. The hotel uses solar power for all of its energy needs,
including solar-powered ceiling fans and solar panels and hot-water
holding tanks to heat water for showers and cooking.
At night, hundreds of candles light the rooms and restaurant,
and luminaires light pathways throughout the property.
According to the property, Hotelito was designed to resemble an
authentic Mexican fishing village, with a total of 24 guest rooms
and suites, called palafitos. The palafitos are in bungalows set on
stilts over the edge of the estuary.
Open-air bungalows feature wood floors, palapa roofs and bamboo
showers decorated with murals and antiques.
At the hotel's restaurant, El Cantarito's, the menu changes
daily, featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs from its organic
garden, local fishermen's daily catches, beef and poultry.
The property offers a four-night Honeymoon Package, starting at
$1,970 per couple through Sept. 30.
The plan includes horseback riding, turtle-nesting and
bird-watching tours; kayaking; windsurfing; sailing; meals;
round-trip airport transfers; a one-hour massage for two, and
Hotelito Desconocido also offers the four-night Independence
Program, which includes accommodations, all meals at the property's
restaurant, a bird-watching tour, horseback riding, canoeing,
kayaking, windsurfing, biking, hiking and airport transfers.
From July 1 to 31, rates for the Independence Program start at
$1,820 per room, double, for a Palafito room; $1,940 for a Palafito
beachfront room, and $2,200 for a Palafito suite.
For details or reservations, call (800) 851-1143 or visit www.hotelito.com.