Amaca Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
South Side, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Pros

  • Convenient Old Town/Romantic Zone location near bars and restaurants
  • Stylish rooftop lounge with dipping pool, bar, and views of Banderas Bay
  • Short walk to the beach, Playa Los Muertos
  • Stylish, minimal rooms with crisp duvets and hammocks
  • Freebies include parking and continental breakfast
  • Half the rooms have balconies, some with views of Banderas Bay
  • Adults-only hotel that caters to gay clientele
  • Flat-screen TVs offer channels in English and Spanish

Cons

  • No bathroom doors
  • Some balconies have ugly views of stone walls and power lines
  • Free Wi-Fi on first floor only
  • Steep hill location requires climbing stairs from the beach
  • Highway and city noise
  • Pool is very small and not heated

Bottom Line

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.

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 Scene

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.

 Location

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.

  • 20-minute drive to the Puerto Vallarta airport
  • 5-minute walk to Playa Los Muertos
  • 5-minute walk to the Old Town and restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, and nightclubs
  • 10-minute walk to Rio Cuale, separating Old Town from Downtown

 Rooms

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.

  • Standard rooms have full-size beds and no balconies
  • Deluxe rooms all have a balcony and hammock
  • Premium rooms offer a king bed and large balcony with hammock and ocean views
  • Wi-Fi is only available on the ground floor

 Features

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.

  • Scenic hillside location in the Olas Altas gay neighborhood
  • Close to Los Muertos Beach and Old Town
  • Rooftop lounge with spectacular views and dipping pool
  • Stylish minimal palette
  • Free parking

 Bottom Line

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.

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Address

  • Pino Suarez 583, Colonia Emiliano Zapata, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, JAL, MX

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Premium Room
  • Standard Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 22
Pool: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: South Side, Puerto Vallarta
Address: Pino Suarez 583, Colonia Emiliano Zapata, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, JAL, MX
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