Bungalows Lydia may be in one of the most picturesque, perfect settings I've seen. The Panorama suite has a balcony that overlooks the ocean; the infinity pool is perfect for watching the sunset; and the two beaches accessible from the property are quiet and private. I'd go back every year now that I know about it, especially as it is only an hour's drive from PVR.
Bungalows Lydia is an anti-resort. If you enjoy rustic accommodations in a gorgeous natural setting, and want to unplug, you will love this. But if you prefer super modern amenities and luxury service levels, this probably won't be for you. It is completely self-serve (we picked up a bunch of groceries and bottled water in town and cooked breakfast and dinner each day), and it's a little like living outdoors. If you leave the door open without the screen, insects or lizards will get inside; and there is no air conditioning, so on a warm day you have to rely on the breeze (or pool) to cool down.
It is true that the staff can be a bit hard to track down for requests, but we appreciated the privacy and there was nothing so urgent that this was an issue. It is also true that it is preferable to have a rental car, as the management advises when they confirm your booking by email.
We enjoyed the simplicity of watching for dolphins and flying fish; whipping up homemade margaritas in the blender and of cooking dinner in the small outdoor kitchen; and of listening to the waves below. On balance, this is a place I will remember for a long time for all the right reasons.
- Also Known As:
- Bungalows Lydia Hotel San Pancho