3 Best Hotels in Mascota, Puerto Vallarta

Mesón de Santa Elena

$$ | Av. Hidalgo 155, 46900, Mexico

Beautiful rooms in this converted 19th-century house have lovely old tile floors, beige cotton drapes covering huge windows, rag-rolled walls, and wonderful tile floors and sinks. The dining room has old-fashioned cupboards, and there are dining tables inside and out on two patios festooned with flowers and large potted plants. Second-floor rooms have views of fields and mountains to the west.

Pros

  • Restaurants nearby
  • Two blocks from the town square
  • Feels like you're a guest in someone's home

Cons

  • Unreliable Internet
  • Road noise
  • Somewhat pricey
Av. Hidalgo 155, 46900, Mexico
388-386–0313
hotel Details
15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Rancho La Esmeralda

$$ | Calle Salvador Chavez 47, 46900, Mexico

Catering to small groups and family outings, this ranch-style lodging near the entrance to town also accepts individual travelers. All interiors are pine-wood simple, with ceiling beams and tile roofs, and plain furnishings. The villas have kitchens, and most have a porch and fireplace; many sport a king-size bed. This working ranch offers horseback riding and also rents bicycles and ATVs. Because most guests are Guadalajarans on weekends, prices are discounted 20% Sunday through Thursday.

Pros

  • Newer construction
  • Fireplaces and king-size beds
  • Swimming pool

Cons

  • 10-minute drive from town center
  • Bumpy cobblestoned entry road
  • Pool may lack maintenance
Calle Salvador Chavez 47, 46900, Mexico
388-386–0953
hotel Details
17 rooms

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Sierra Lago Resort and Spa

$$$$ | Domicilio Conocido, Lago Juanacatlán, 46935, Mexico

An hour north of Mascota, this lodge of knotty pine is a tranquil lakeside retreat. Sail or kayak or just read a book in the steamy hot tub. The spa isn’t as expansive as those in some of Sierra Lago’s Villa Group sister properties, but it does have massage, a steam room, and an outdoor hot tub. If you choose the all-inclusive plan, drinks are included, as are activities like horseback riding, kayaking, and mountain biking. There’s also fishing, and, if he has time, the chef will cook up your freshly caught fish.

Pros

  • Beautiful scenery and mountain air
  • Activities included in all-inclusive room rate
  • Good food

Cons

  • No phone in room
  • Somewhat isolated
  • Difficult driving to reach the hotel
Domicilio Conocido, Lago Juanacatlán, 46935, Mexico
855-704--7344-in U.S. and Canada
hotel Details
24 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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