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Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a true paradise in Riviera Nayarit. Beautiful views and sunsets and a very private place to enjoy the beach and pool. We saw dolphins in front the hotel two days in a row!!!
Excellent service by Mayte and her sister.
We go to San Pancho once a year, and we always stay at Bungalows Lydia.

Room Tip: Best Views
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Surfer1369
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

My fiance and I visited Bungalows Lydia after I heard about this lovely place from a cousin who lives in the area.
First off the reservation process was a bit concerning as I had to contact the hotel directly to confirm my booking was all good after not receiving a confirmation immediately after requesting the booking. That was sorted out within a couple of days.

When we arrived to San Pancho in taxi from PVR I could only tell the taxi to follow the signs to the hotel. After about 20 minutes of driving in the jungle we managed to find the hotel.
Upon arrival we were directed to our room without what you might considered a standard check-in process (credit card authorization, payments, license). We were immediately intrigued.

We had a five night stay in the Panoram and it was absolutely spectacular. The hotel is chill, very quiet, and often times the management is no where to be found. It's also a hike from town and we often found it difficult to get a taxi back to the hotel after a certain time. Next time we'll rent a golf card.

Be prepared for the noise of waves (beautiful), a long walk down the steps to the secluded beach, and spotty wifi. It will also be helpful to stock up on groceries one in town. The hotel and the immediate area offers nothing of the sort.

The two sisters who manage the hotel are lovely and when we did find them around they were very responsive to our requests (water jug refill, taxi, excursions).

I was hesitant to write the review so as to keep the place a secret but I felt I should praise this lovely gem. Not many places like this left.

Room Tip: Spotty wifi, if you stay more than two nights I recommend a car or golf cart rental. This hotel offers only the very basics.
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Andrea E
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Have been there almost every March for 10 years. Beautiful place in a nice little town. Long climb down to the beach. An outdoor pavilion and kitchen makes it unnecessary to go into town to dine. Hotel staff are excllent.

Room Tip: You need a rental car to get into town. There are taxis but a car is handy.
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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2  Thank jamescgraves
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We give 4 stars primarily for the location, beauty, and cleanliness of the grounds.

The location cannot be beat if you appreciate simplicity, peace, and natural beauty. The accommodations are charming, traditional, and very basic.

We do not give 5 stars because we had no hot water, the hot tub was cold, and it was not always possible to find management. The kitchen was stocked with the very basic cookware, salt, and olive oil. When you stop for groceries, consider picking up some seasonings and a few gallons of drinking water. Cellular service and wifi are very spotty.

All this being said, we would return to Bungalows Lydia for the spectacular vistas, pristine, isolated beaches, gorgeous sunsets and star gazing to write home about.

The hosts, Maria and Lydia were charming and friendly, but not always available.

The walk to town is fascinating, (we saw many beautiful butterflies walking through this tropical jungle) and takes at least 30 minutes.

We recommend you bring your own pillow. Seriously.

Maria contacted Alejandro Perla of Lo De Perla Jungle Orchid Garden (see the poster by the modem) and he picked us up and took us on an unforgettable tour of his land.

We recommend La Perla restaurant on the beach and La Chalupa restaurant (open air and spartan) in town for excellent shrimp and huachinango.

The waves crashing into the rocks was a constant, and sometimes you could feel the vibrations of that in bed. Which for us wqs pretty awe-inspiring.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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2  Thank 326Laura1212
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel (bungalows-suites) is located in an awesome spot. Although very austere it is clean and comfortable, the beach front views are beautiful with great sunsets and the most remarkable thing is the beach: Almost virginal, and unvisited, with powerful swimming-friendly waves (not suitable for surfing due to massive rocks) is a great place to stay and enjoy. There is not any restaurant service, you should provide yourself of a nice bunch of groceries, San Pancho stores are at least 12 minutes away by car.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
3  Thank Paula S
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