Adam and Eve, allegedly civilization’s first honeymooners, had the right idea. They embarked on their marital journey in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by flora, fauna and the best of whatever else Mother Nature had to offer.
But just because their stay was interrupted by “unfortunate circumstances,” there’s no reason why you and your new groom shouldn’t indulge in your own Garden of Eden-type honeymoon. South of the Border, I have just the place for you ....
Hotelito Desconocido Sanctuary Reserve & Spa, Cruz de Loreto, Mexico –
Sprawling languidly along the champagne shores of Mexico’s Pacific coast, ringed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains some 60 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, this slice of paradise hugs a secluded estuary with one of the most important sea turtle and bird reserves in the region.
Powered by solar energy, at nightfall, the resort basks in the soft glow of candles and luminaries, paving the way to guestrooms tucked inside casitas found in old Mexican fishing villages. Romantic Palafitos (thatch-roofed bungalows) perched either on stilts around the estuary or plopped comfortably on Hotelito’s soft private beach provide privacy, with only the symphony of frogs, birds and cicadas interrupting your serenity. Think of this as camping out, with fine linens, gauzy netting draped seductively over you while you slumber and other alluring amenities.
Around every corner, lush vegetation and brilliant tropical flowers offer a peek at the powerful Pacific from the cozy vantage point of soft double hammocks or comfy chaises.
What’s unique: Bathrooms feature open-air bamboo showers, providing privacy while lending that “Garden of Eden” liberated feeling.
What’s cool: Slip into Hotelito’s spa and try the various treatments – blending ancient Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian rituals, combing all natural ingredients such as sea salt and essential oils. After exfoliating and revitalizing your entire body, finish up with a blissful massage that leaves you softened and refreshed.
What’s romantic: Canter on horseback at sunset along the virgin beaches, then savor a soothing massage “alfresco,” before floating by candlelight in a tepid salt-water pool, a frothy margarita – and your beloved - by your side.
What’s to do: Mountain biking, hiking, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, bird watching tours, and beach volleyball. June to January, participate in the sunset releases of baby sea turtles from the protected nesting area.
What’s to eat: Dine a la Robinson Crusoe in a tropical ambiente seated around typical equipal pigskin tables, beneath a soaring palapa roof, overlooking the emerald lagoon. Menus rotate daily but seafood; organically grown veggies and Mexican cuisine are leading palate pleasers. Try the Mahi Mahi Rafter in a banana lift for something truly delicious.
Visit: www.hotelito.com for more information or call:(800)851-1143.