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A boutique hotel with rooftop dipping pool and lounge offering tequila-inspired cocktails
The Amaca Hotel is located in a lively neighborhood of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, nightclubs, and art galleries -- yet it also offers its own scene. The outstanding feature of the hotel is its rooftop lounge, called the Azul Agave Sky Lounge, with plush seating spread over two levels and gorgeous views of Banderas Bay. A stylish, minimalist palette echoes in the rooftop lounge from the guest rooms below. This boutique hotel is adults only, giving the rooftop a sophisticated edge over other hotels where families are welcome.
On a steep hill 5 minutes from the beach in the Olas Altas gay neighborhood
Located south of Old Town, the Amaca Hotel is located on a steep hill behind the local beach called Playa Los Muertos. This neighborhood, Olas Altas, is also known as the Romantic Zone. The hotel is a short walk from the beach, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
Basic but stylish rooms with white walls, hammocks, and walk-in showers
The Amaca Hotel has 22 guest rooms that fall into three categories: standard, deluxe, and premium. Rooms have beach-inspired decor and all are light-colored and breezy with traditional tile floors. Rooms have comfortable beds with crisp white duvets and flat-screen TVs with English and Spanish channels. Bathrooms have whimsical touches like interesting mirrors and are equipped with Forest Essential toiletries and large walk-in showers. Half the rooms in the Amaca Hotel contain balconies, some with ocean views.
An adults-only hotel with rooftop dipping pool, lounge, and bar with views of Banderas Bay
The Amaca Hotel is a small, boutique property that offers appealing features -- especially for adults. The rooftop dipping pool is a kids-free environment with incredible views of the Olas Altas neighborhood and Banderas Bay below. The rooftop also has a lounge, the Azul Agave Sky Lounge, serving a variety of specialty tequila-based cocktails. In the rooms, hammocks provide a unique spot to relax.
A boutique, adults-only option in the gay Olas Altas neighborhood, the Amaca Hotel is decorated in traditional Mexican style with bright white walls, peeping palm fronds, and tile floors. The outstanding feature here is a rooftop lounge and small pool area with sweeping views of Banderas Bay below. While the 22 rooms offer hammocks, balconies, and walk-in showers, some guests complain about a lack of free Wi-Fi and the absence of bathroom doors.