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Located across the street from the beach, however there is a free shuttle that runs every few minutes to the beach. The Hacienda has its own private beach area, but it is small and can get crowded. Clients going to this hotel should know what an excellent spa it has! It's tranquil, peaceful, and beautiful. It even has an authentic "Mexican sauna". The rooms are quaint and cute, and the hotel is built in an old Spanish style (courtyard in the middle.) The pool is a fair size. This hotel offers both all-inclusive and European plan packages. The Hacienda Hotel is a good, authentic Mexico 3 star hotel.

This colonial-flavoured hotel is located just one block from the beach, where guests enjoy access to a private beach club with open bar and snacks, towels, lounge chairs, beach activities and watersports. It also features an authentic, Aztec inspired spa. The Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel, Spa & Beach Club offers great value and low-key hospitality.
Location: 1 block from the beach, 15 minutes from downtown, 10 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Erin S : San Diego, California

Massive potential but falls very short on service, food & amenities. 1. Service: upon arrival we were asked to pay 'up front' - odd, but basically she requested even before we sat down? The receptionist was not overly welcoming & I had to drill her on what was available, etc. most questions were answered with a no. No room service, can only eat dinner from 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Not huge deal but it all set a tone of lackluster customer service.2. Food: we were warned by friends in advance that the food isn't good. They were right. We had a lunch - frozen fish with cold veggies & boiled chicken with Brussels sprouts. Not the best.... At all. The next day we tried breakfast - it was cold by the time it came. They have zero idea or staff who know how to create resort food. It is quite unbelievable considering the effort that has gone into the resort in other areas.3. Amenities: the bed was like cement covered with a sheet. The worst we have ever encountered in the world. Scalding hot water or ice cold were the only options in the room. The gas fireplace was cut off by the staff at 8am - and believe me....it's still needed then! It barely warmed the room (in The hot season) They would bang on the door at 10pm to deliver cookies....so nice... But with a two year old...maybe not such a nice idea? Our two year old fell off the 3 foot unguarded drop between floors - thank god he was ok...but they had ZERO medical supply - no Tylenol....nothing. Please bring medical supplies - should you need something on an emergency it's a 35 minute drive to Mascota. Positive - the room was very cozy Mexican cabin. The grounds were beautiful. The ground staff were very nice. The horses were the healthiest we have seen anywhere. It's very tranquil and special area.In our opinion - this facility could be 5 star with better trained reception, a chef and new beds. I'd be up there every weekend if I could eat & sleep comfortably. In the end....the receptionist didn't ask us how we liked our stay, is your baby ok?, or a thank you for coming... We Just paid our final ancillary items and left. I don't think we will be back.....unfortunately.

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Peace and tranquility

What a beautiful place to visit! Peaceful and relaxing! We stayed in Sierra Lago for one night in April. The weather was perfect! We didn't do all inclusive. Dinner was fantastic - spent about MX $1000 for four people ( steak, two chicken dinners and fish staffed with seafood!) Breakfast was OK. Bikes and paddle boats are included, and we had a blast! Next day we went horse riding ( not included, but very affordable). Most of the staff doesn't speak English, but we didn't have problems.The grounds are beautifully maintained and a lot of art sculptures. Very quiet and peaceful. We were there Monday and Tuesday and just a few other people were in the resort.It is not far from Puerto Vallarta - about three hours drive. I would go there again. Very romantic place for a couple.

  • Mexican_Fanatic100 : Mexico
Mexican Magic

I live in Puerto Vallarta and this is the exact location a beach worshiper needs to getaway from it all. The cabins are stunning, the lake is gorgeous and all the activities are so much fun and add to the ambiance of being in the mountains. The staff are incredible, the food delicious and the views are breathtaking. I thank Cupocity.com for helping me find this treasure in the mountains of Mascota.

  • Robert B :
The "Alps" in Mexico

We live in Puerto Vallarta. We were given a one night stay at Sierra Lago resort as a gift. We are lucky, we have really nice friends that happen to be GREAT gift givers. We were clueless about this part of Mexico. We'd been to San Sebastian, and, although it was pretty and a pleasant change of scene from PV, overall it was a giant snore for us. So, when we got the gift certificate to Sierra Lago, it was nice, but we weren't expecting much. Boy, were we ever wrong! The drive up is an experience in itself. I'd recommend a 4 wheel drive. It's not "necessary", but, it's not a bad idea. The resort is owned and managed by the same group that has Garza Blanca, here in PV. A class act. It is absolutely STUNNING! We really felt like we were in the Alps. It is a manicured alpine garden with casitas spread out overlooking the pristine lake. Each casita has a king bed, terrace, jacuzzi and fireplace. There are 2 restaurants (one for breakfast and lunch, one for dinner and drinks). There are all kinds of activities, horseback riding, a carriage ride, paddle boats and paddle boards, tennis, hiking, swimming, fishing, and RELAXING! At night they have bonfires, karaoke,and star gazing. I think we were the only Gringos there. It's mainly wealthy Mexicans from Guadalajara. It took us a little over 2 hours to drive up (it WASN'T straight up...trust me!) and due east of PV. The food is good, the restaurant service was spotty, but, who cares? It's a slice of Heaven in Mexico! We are taking friends and going back for Christmas day and night. I can't imagine they won't be just as blown away as we were! Rosy, the GM, is the only one that really speaks English. She is a DOLL! THANK YOU Rosy! I'd recommend you ask her ALL ABOUT the day and evening activities...otherwise, you'll miss out.

  • Greg C :
Birthday dissapointment

The resort is beautiful but you must really want to walk a lot depending on which cabin they put you in. I mean really really really want to walk a lot. We came to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and drove in from Puerto Vallarta. Be prepared for a 3.5 hour drive across some of the most pothole filled highway I have ever seen, think asteroid scene from the first Star Wars. Our room was cozy but very cold. There was a big group there on some sort of loud and drunken team building retreat and caring for the two of us seemed to be an afterthought. We arrived at 6pm and had to choose between walking 1.6 kilometers round trip in the cold for a drink just to walk back to the only restaurant on the property or waiting 2 hours for the restaurant to open so that we could try to order off a menu while 40 corporate folks devoured a buffet. We had to beg them to "allow" us to go at 7:30 to have a drink and order from a menu before the corporate mob arrived. After some cajoling they finally agreed. The food seemed to be of good quality but the prep and presentation was sophomoric at best. I tried to include a video of our breakfast which was anything but relaxing due to the overdriven speaker by our table which played dance music they were blaring for the corporate group outside while the resort's employees ate the remaining buffet that had been provided for the group before we came in to eat. The food was mediocre for the expensive prices they charged, but then again, you had no where else to go unless you want drive 45 mins to Mascota so they had you. They did nothing to anticipate our needs and required that we come up with our own creative solutions to feel comfortable. I would not return considering the drive to get there and the price to quality of the food.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

This hotel is available as All Inclusive plan and European plan (no meals). All Inclusive plan includes:

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am to 1am)
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Boogie Boards
  • Waterpolo
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer
  • Daily activities
  • Wedding Package
  • 155 rooms in four 2 or 4-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (Mediterranean, Mexican), dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 3 Bars including Beach bar and Pool bar
  • Room service (fee)
  • Large Pool with lounge chairs
  • Whirlpool
  • Beach Club
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Body treatments and massage services (fee)
  • Safety deposit box at reception (fee)
  • Laundry services (fee)
  • Internet (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Balcony in most rooms
  • Max occupancy 4 persons

Kids Deals - Available, please inquire for details.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club. Babysitting upon availability (fee).

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Wedding and Spa Packages - Are available. Inquire for details.

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  • Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel Spa & Beach Club
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Sierra Lago Resort & Spa
Lago de Juanacatlan, Mascota 46900 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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