by Courtney Elko
Located in the hillside of Sayulita, there is no bad view at Villa Amor. The gorgeous ocean and Sayulita Beach sit at the bottom of the hill, offering guests panamaroic beach views from nearly any room. The extensive stone stairs to reach the guestrooms show off amazing handcrafted details through tiles and carvings — but they aren’t the easiest for children to climb, unfortunately. Teens will adore this hotel, however, especially for its close promixty to downtown Sayulita.
Many of the open-air rooms feature a kitchenette and private soaking pool on the balcony. Families can purchase snacks or groceries nearby or take advantage of the onsite restaurant or one of the many restaurants within walking distance. Yoga classes, paddleboards and bicycles are all included in your stay as well, making it an ideal hotel for families with teens.
Our Editor Loves
- Walk to the beach
- Complimentary bikes and paddleboards
- No TVs but free Wi-Fi
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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Each room is unique and features its own decor. Most of the studios and suites feature an open-air concept so guests can take full advantage of the oceanfront views from almost anywhere in the room or large terrace. However, some of the room terraces are not child-proof and could be dangerous for small children, so make sure to be specific as to what room you desire when booking. Make sure to inform the hotel you will be bringing children when booking so they can best accommodate you.
Air conditioning is provided in the rooms. There are no televisions in rooms, but there is complimentary Wi-Fi. Complimentary bottled water is provided throughout your stay. Cribs are available upon request for a small fee.
Best suited for couples, the studios feature a king bed, small dining a table, a couch and a kitchenette with a refrigerator all in the same room. The bathroom features a stand-up shower.
The one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites feature a large terrace area with a small, private pool on it. The kitchenette and living room area open up to the terrace, which overlooks the ocean. There is either one or two bathrooms in the suite depending on the number of bedrooms. Hammocks are situated on the terrace and mosquito nets cover the beds. The one-bedroom units can accommodate two guests, the two-bedroom can accommodate four guests and the three-bedroom suite can accommodate up to six guests.
I almost didn’t want to review Villa Amor as to keep it a secret.
This is one of the nicest place we been in some time. We came during the very busy of Dia de los Muertos but that really didn’t change how well we were received and treated. The staff are very accommodating, friendly and professional. Many thanks to Ricardo, Francisco and Eduardo for always seeing how they could be of service.
The hotel is located just a 5 minute walk to town. Once you’re in Sayulita there’s really non need for a car. If you’d like, you could rent a golf cart to get around.
In the other direction away from town, is a smallish beach called Playa del muertos...another 5 minute walk to this wonderful beach. If you get the picture that everything is very close you’re right.
Let’s talk about the hotel itself. Open air living area which is huge and ours had a plunge pool (not heated and not needed as it was a wonderful cool off from the hot day). The bedrooms are air conditioned. Bathroom is appropriately supplied with the normal amenities including a hair dryer. With some very few exceptions, there are many, many stairs leading to your villa. Pack light, not that you need much besides shorts, shirts and swim ware.
They property has two very nice pools in a jungle like atmosphere. Onsite massages for $35 USD per person per hour. There’s a restaurant immediately across the street not run by the hotel called Sí Señor. Good food and service but you’ll pay for the convenience. At times, that was our go to. Free reliable wifi throughout the property.
The staff at the hotel is always there to help you book anything from SUP to airport transportation.
As for the beach, etc, remember that you back up to a jungle like forest and you’ll get noseem bites at dusk which is to be expected.
We drank and brushed our teeth with bottled water, had drinks with ice from purified water and were generally careful about not eating foods that were not peeled or cooked. Hence, we didn’t get sick.
Of the more than half a dozen cities I’ve visited in Mexico, Sayulita is my favorite and look forward to returning to Villa Amor. It’s a little slice of heaven on earth.
The two photos attached...one is a view from our villa and the other is Playa del Muertos
Our daughter and son in law hosted their welcome party here at Villa Amor and several guests booked their stay here. It was a wonderful place and very "tree house" in that there is plenty of vegetation between the rooms - all located on a beautiful hill overlooking the ocean.
The pool area is wonderful and we coundn't be happier
The outdoor pools are small, but beautiful and surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas. There are small grassy areas near the pools as well, which are great for playing games. A grill is also available for guest use at the pool. The pool is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and pool towels are provided. Restrooms are also situated near the pools.
Complimentary bicycles are available for guest use.
The ocean and sand are located just down the hill, a short walk away from the guestrooms. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available on the beach for guest use. Paddleboards and boogie boards are also available for guest use at no additional charge.
Located at the base of the property steps from the sand, this open-air restaurant is open to the public. Guests can enjoy amazing oceanfront views while dining on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available from O Restaurant.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.
Complimentary but limited parking is available.
The hotel can arrange childcare with an outside agency.
The Best Time to Visit
Sayulita is busiest from about November through April. The summer months are hot and humid, but there are less crowds.
The Puerto Vallarta International Airport is located about an hour away from the resort. The hotel can arrange airport transportation that can also include a stop at the grocery store for no additional charge.
The hotel is located in the hillside and there are no elevators. The stone stairs can be steep at times depending how high up your room is but you can request a lower room. The hotel is located in the heart of Sayulita, making it easy to walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. Complimentary bikes are provided and golf carts are available to rent in town.
For Mom and Dad
Find your zen during one of the daily yoga classes that take place onsite every day.