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The health benefits of returning and living in nature are known to reduce stress, improve breathing and cognitive clarity and generally it just makes people happier. This was the goal when Jaime Sánchez Mohar, an architect, artist and healer founded Aldea Bamboo in San Pancho in 2017.
The lodge is located in the jungle of San Pancho. An area filled with trees, big palms and an endless flow of birds. The ocean is close enough that from the cabins guests can hear the sound of the waves and the beach is only a two-minute walk away.
Guests aren’t completely cut off though and the main town is only 15 minutes away by foot or 5 minutes by car. San Pancho is a beautiful town with restaurants, stores and a range of its own historic attractions.
There are three units, styled in an eco-chic fashion to establish a better connection with nature and all of them are made from natural materials like bamboo, wood and palm. The cabins are on stilts to avoid ground damage and to allow animals to pass underneath, hence the feelings of being in a treehouse and part of the jungle itself.
The site is designed in an octagon, taken from sacred geometry patterns that create a peaceful and healing environment. The design of the cabins, which includes a big terrace with Acapulco chairs and an outdoor table, have been thoughtfully arranged for the contemplation of the surroundings i.e. the trees, the palms and the different birds that live in the jungle. The result is a natural, romantic and cosy cabin.
WHAT CAN GUESTS EXPECT?
To get the most out of staying at Aldea Bamboo guests need to feel as comfortable as possible so that they can completely relax. To achieve this the relationship between staff and guest has to be looked after. During their stay staff are attentive to their guest’s needs and always ready to help but the personable approach extends well beyond that. Preferably, the guests arrive with a friendship already created.
The moment a guest books in, they are sent a greeting with information on what they will need while they are here. Guests are also given a personalized welcome so that they can ask any questions and also get some recommendations on where to go and what to do in San Pancho.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
Before coming to Aldea Bamboo guests are recommended to go into town to the store and buy their groceries. A delicious vegan breakfast is prepared in the morning but if guests want something for lunch or dinner, they have to bring it themselves. For last-minute items the town is not far away though.
Also, as this is an ecological project, they have dry toilets with a humanure system that uses wood chips to cover waste and works perfectly well and produces natural fertilizer for the trees.
This year, they will be opening a jacuzzi that will be placed beneath the trees and palms. Adding an additional touch of luxury for their guests and couples. What could be cooler than a hot tub in a jungle?
PRICE: $140 U.S. /night
ADDRESS: Clavelinas 226, San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 0052 3112584613 / cell 0052 3221933016