Sustainable Boutique Hotel, Playa Icacos, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero (Mexico) view map
Huts
1 unit
2 guest capacity
3 nights minimum stay

Description of Glamping Units

Studio - sleeps up to 2 people and features 2 single beds that can form 1 king size bed, and a private bathroom on the lower level. The studio provides amazing views of the ocean.

Eco-Casita - sleeps up to 2 people and features a queen size bed (1 single bed can be included), and a spacious private bathroom. The space affords panoramic views of the surrounding ocean.

Deluxe Suite - sleeps up to 4 people, is family-friendly, and features a king size bed, 2 single beds,and a large porch, and also provides unobstructed views of the ocean.

Private Casita - sleeps up to 4 people, is family-friendly and features a king size bed, 2 single beds, a spacious private bathroom, and a large porch. This casita provides amazing views of the ocean.

Each room above has a lounge, desk/work area and closet. Beds are full canopy beds with mosquito netting. All accommodations also have a security safe and locally crafted, built-in furniture. A cooler can be requested from room service. Read More

Accommodation Amenities

  • Double bed
  • King bed
  • Kitchen
  • Linens provided
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Non smoking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Room service
  • Running water
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi
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Facilities

The Common Area: This area includes a kitchen, a dining room, a living area/lounge, a pool and a yoga deck, plus an outdoor theater for enjoying movies under the stars, and a group fire pit for cozy evenings and s'mores. It also includes the observatory, which is used as a sleeping porch or to get a massage. The hosts also offer workshops and seminars, company retreats and special family occasions. The communal area has Wi-Fi.

The Beach Club: The kitchen specializes in farm-to-table cuisine. The chef makes an effort to provide healthy and organic dishes based on indigenous recipes. The hosts have their own organic veggie and herbs garden, tended by farmers from local communities. Also, the kitchen offers free-range game and fish and grass-fed beef. Vegetarian cuisine is also available.

Game Room: This includes a playroom with games, art and music facilities for all ages.

The Concierge - This is your guide to all local activities and excursions including trips to Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa and beyond for scuba, fishing, surfing, or shopping; hiking in the mountains (including an extremely popular excursion on ATVs into the mountains to a family-run organic coffee and cocoa farm); and tour of the local community and its cottage industries, including organic basil farming and salt harvesting.

Other on-site amenities include: Room service, maid, transportation, storage, spa, yoga, pool, soaking tub, canoes, children's play area, restaurant seaside dining, and bar. The property is directly adjacent to a sea turtle sanctuary run entirely by local volunteers (more info on this below), who regularly bring the hatchlings to the hotel for guests to witness and participate in their release to their ocean home.

Sustainability: Construction materials use locally sustainable woods such as Bocote, Guapinol and bamboo. Other materials that are only sourced locally are palapa roof material (harvested on the property), hand-hewn faucets, fixtures, copper lights, plates, handmade wool blankets, and organic towels and sheets.

Renewable Energy Sources: On site, there is a Photovoltaic power generation facility featuring solar panels and all control electronics. The site is powered 100% by off-grid solar power. The only exception is gas for the stove and for refrigeration.

Regenerative Practices: The site operates in harmony with its environment and makes use of environmental technologies. The site is built to the highest environmental standards and pursues the nationally accredited LEED Certification for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The site actively runs on the principles of permaculture and develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained horticultural models that derive from natural ecosystems with view to building an increasingly self-sufficient settlement. They also practice water conservation, edible landscaping and recycling (up to 75% of the construction waste is recycled). Their goal is to revitalize and nurture local natural resources and the community.

Nature Preservation: The site has 160 acres of natural reserve to benefit nature and the ecosystem. They have founded a Turtle Sanctuary to protect turtles from predators and poachers, which is run by local volunteers that were trained by the Mexican government.

Archaeological Site: A remarkable archaeological find was discovered within the property. The site promotes initiatives that will research and restore this important site.

PROPERTY FACILITIES
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar/Pub
  • Body treatment
  • Childcare services
  • Deck or balcony
  • Dining room
  • Fire pit
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parasols
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shared game room
  • Spa
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Suitabilities

General
  • Couples
  • Events
  • Family-friendly
  • Groups
  • Honeymoons
  • No smoking
  • Weddings
  • Additional Information

    Rates include airport transfer, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks), all beverages (alcoholic beverages excluded), and daily yoga classes except on Sunday. Prices are based on double occupancy. There is an additional charge for adults and children beyond a total of two people in each room. Read More

    Location + Surroundings

    This luxury eco resort lies nestled between the stunning Sierra Madres and the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, amidst two estuaries, one created by the Juluchuca and the other by the Tuzal river. The 100% solar-powered eco-lodge opens up onto almost a mile of soft sand beaches intermingled with majestic dunes, lush wetlands and palm groves. All of this sits against a backdrop of luscious green hills, which are part of an archaeological site that belonged to the village of Xolochiuhvan and served as an agricultural terrace (part of the ancient civilizations of Olmec, Mayan, and later the Aztec civilizations). The site practices permaculture, flora and fauna preservation, and offers outdoor activities from hiking, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing to bird watching and kayaking. Read More

    Cancellation policy

    • If the guest cancels at least 15 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a 50% refund.
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    Services

    Massage/Spa Services: Trained experts will provide massages right on the beach. Additional spa services include facials and scrubs using locally harvested materials.

    Activities

    • Bird watching
    • Boating
    • Body treatments
    • Canoeing
    • City tours
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Kayaking
    • Massages
    • Meditation
    • Movie theater
    • Photography
    • Scuba diving
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing
    • Volleyball
    • Walking
    • Whale watching
    • Yoga

    Turtle Sanctuary: Help the local trained community, aka La Tortuga Viva, to participate in the protection of endangered sea turtles. You can join them in collecting and counting eggs, then get them back to the sanctuary to re-bury them safely where they will be safe from predators. You may also help collect the just-hatched turtles when they emerge from their shells, and take them to the beach for release to their ocean home, watching over them so predators won't find them.

    Estuary Expedition: By boat ("panga") or kayak, you can tour the estuary, past mangroves, nests of cranes and tropical wildlife. Bring your fishing line!

    Bird Watching: The estuary, the wetlands and oceanside are all home to thousands of bird species. A birder's paradise!

    Hiking: The property encompasses 120 acres of private land including dunes, beaches, wetlands and lush hills. Explore the trail that takes you from the mouth of the Juluchuca river up the watershed.

    Surfing: This area offers some of the best surf on Mexico's Pacific Coast. Local surfing instructors welcome all skill levels. Breaks include Escolleras, Playa Linda, La Saladita, the Ranch, Mahajua, Troncones, Playa Manzanillo, Juluchuca, La Barrita and Las Gatas. The site is adjacent to Playa Icacos, one of the few locations in Mexico that has pipelines.

    Snorkeling, Scuba, Spear Fishing: Snorkeling and scuba diving is possible in the ocean right in front of the site, and you can see lots of sea life. Local spear fisherman can show you how to make a catch. We also offer snorkeling and scuba excursions from Zihuatanejo Bay.

    Kayaking or "Panga": Get a kayak or panga (small boat), and explore the many lagoons near the site to discover native birds, amphibians and mangroves.

    Horseback Riding: Horses are available on site. There is also a pony available for kids.

    Excursions: These include outings to Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa and beyond for scuba, fishing, surfing or shopping; hiking in the mountains (including an extremely popular excursion on ATVs into the mountains to a family-run organic coffee and cocoa farm); and tour of the local community and its cottage industries, including coconut candy production, organic basil farming and salt harvesting.

    Yoga: Classes are offered daily in the observatory or by the pool.

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