Fall in love with Mascota Jalisco, a town brimming with authentic Mexican culture and stunning views. When you listen to what guests had to say about their stay at our lakefront resort in Mascota Jalisco Mexico, you’ll find inspiration for your vacation and more.
Wow. We were basically day tripping from Sayulita and saw the signs for this place and were headed there for a meal (Mascota? not so much to recommend it). That was some drive out there on a cobblestone road. Did it in a two wheel drive economy (but don't tell Thrifty -was a bit tetchy at times).
So we roll up to this place and we find a fully manicured lake with horse cart path around the whole thing. The entire scene was incredible. Individual cabanos overlooking the lake, private balconies, a four poster jacuzzi in my room? I was pretty sure I was going to spot a unicorn coming out of the woods. That place was filled with honeymooners, I think we may have been the only English speakers there. Good sign.
So I live in HI, and this resort would have been like $700 night, was just over $200, pretty stunning in and of itself and surprise, that was the actual price they charged! Not plus this take and plus this fee, etc. The food was fantastic in the restaurants, limited menu so we got to try most of it.
Free bikes, kayaks, paddleboard, fishing poles (we caught 13 small base, fun), nature walk guides. There was a game room with pool table, TV bar, poker table.
On the other side of the lake an open air chapel that you could have a wedding with 300 guests at. Stunning. Another building that could host a reception. Read another review here that complained about a two night stay and wedding for $600? Clearly, they didn't go, but frankly, their dumb. What an outstanding value that would have been. If you are looking for one of a kind destination wedding this place would be fantastic. Took us about 3 hours to get there from Sayulita, tourist pace. Pretty cool drive out too.
Definitely off the beaten path for Americans. I kinda like ti that way, you probably shouldn't go. :)
If you love nature, Sierra Lago is for you! You won't be hearing any traffic or noise here. In fact, the only thing you'll be listening is to birds chirping, because up here is all nature! The cabins are rustic and cozy, the food is very good and lots of activities to do such as paddle boating, kayaking, tennis, horse back riding around the lake, hang out in the pool or play room etc. This is a super special retreat for those seeking peace and quiet.
This resort on a high mountain lake is naturally beautiful and the way it has been developed and maintained only adds to its attractiveness. There are water sports, horse back riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, and pampering. . . but the best part is the quiet serenity of the entire area. Getting there on the one-lane cobblestone "road" is not for the faint of heart. Our only disappointment was the caliber of the restaurant food...the atmosphere was wonderful but the food was expensive and not up to the rest of the resort. Almost no English is spoken by the staff.
We live in Puerto Vallarta. We were given a one night stay at Sierra Lago resort as a gift. We are lucky, we have really nice friends that happen to be GREAT gift givers. We were clueless about this part of Mexico. We'd been to San Sebastian, and, although it was pretty and a pleasant change of scene from PV, overall it was a giant snore for us. So, when we got the gift certificate to Sierra Lago, it was nice, but we weren't expecting much. Boy, were we ever wrong! The drive up is an experience in itself. I'd recommend a 4 wheel drive. It's not "necessary", but, it's not a bad idea. The resort is owned and managed by the same group that has Garza Blanca, here in PV. A class act. It is absolutely STUNNING! We really felt like we were in the Alps. It is a manicured alpine garden with casitas spread out overlooking the pristine lake. Each casita has a king bed, terrace, jacuzzi and fireplace. There are 2 restaurants (one for breakfast and lunch, one for dinner and drinks). There are all kinds of activities, horseback riding, a carriage ride, paddle boats and paddle boards, tennis, hiking, swimming, fishing, and RELAXING! At night they have bonfires, karaoke,and star gazing. I think we were the only Gringos there. It's mainly wealthy Mexicans from Guadalajara. It took us a little over 2 hours to drive up (it WASN'T straight up...trust me!) and due east of PV. The food is good, the restaurant service was spotty, but, who cares? It's a slice of Heaven in Mexico! We are taking friends and going back for Christmas day and night. I can't imagine they won't be just as blown away as we were! Rosy, the GM, is the only one that really speaks English. She is a DOLL! THANK YOU Rosy! I'd recommend you ask her ALL ABOUT the day and evening activities...otherwise, you'll miss out.
I live in Puerto Vallarta and this is the exact location a beach worshiper needs to getaway from it all. The cabins are stunning, the lake is gorgeous and all the activities are so much fun and add to the ambiance of being in the mountains. The staff are incredible, the food delicious and the views are breathtaking. I thank Cupocity.com for helping me find this treasure in the mountains of Mascota.
What a beautiful place to visit! Peaceful and relaxing! We stayed in Sierra Lago for one night in April. The weather was perfect! We didn't do all inclusive. Dinner was fantastic - spent about MX $1000 for four people ( steak, two chicken dinners and fish staffed with seafood!)
Breakfast was OK.
Bikes and paddle boats are included, and we had a blast! Next day we went horse riding ( not included, but very affordable).
Most of the staff doesn't speak English, but we didn't have problems.
The grounds are beautifully maintained and a lot of art sculptures. Very quiet and peaceful. We were there Monday and Tuesday and just a few other people were in the resort.
It is not far from Puerto Vallarta - about three hours drive.
I would go there again. Very romantic place for a couple.
We had an opportunity to get away from Puerto Vallarta for a quiet, tranquil weekend. Enjoyed the drive up from PV. Fascinated by the changing scenery and the ever-expanding views of Mascota's valley setting as we made our way up the winding road over the rim of the crater.
Although neither of us are native speakers, we had fun puzzling over the choices on the menu (went all-inclusive). Although food choices were limited and 'simple country fare' it was very, very good. And the service was excellent.
Our little cabin overlooking the lake was small and cozy. We thrilled at watching the night star show, and soaked in the absolute quiet and clean air, listening only to the sounds of nature at night.
What could have been a forty minute walk around the paved path along the lake turned into a four-hour plus adventure seeing and photographing many plants, birds and flowers. Each day on our walk we saw something new to appreciate.
The many different types of flora and fauna living in the micro-environments of the volcanic crater setting of this resort give rise to fascination and wonder.
We really enjoyed our stay, and hope to return again, perhaps in the spring of the year, next time.
We found this place by accident a few years back. Just made our second trip. This time we took advantage of the all inclusive package. Surprise again, all drinks were included, full bar, mexican beers and wines. We were a little nervous as some of the review suggested that the food had gone downhill. Maybe they hit a bad day but our experience was fantastic, maybe even better than the first time. Selection is limited, but at least on choice in most categories. I have mixed feeling about reviewing this place with 5 stars again because I really like that there is not any Americans in the place, so if you are an American you really shouldn't go....
Thank god it is hard to get to, 3 hours drive from Puerto Vallarta, 4 wheel drive for the last 16km is recommended, but we did it without (bottomed out a few times).
My only suggestion to management is ceiling fans to make a summer trip a little more comfortable at night.
Our experience went on both ways:
1.- Getting there, we drove form Guadalajara to Mascota safe road with nice views took us around 3 hours, once in Mascota follow the signs there is a 20 minutes of a road with tire footprints passing along small communities and some farms, then will take you 25 minutes driving uphill on a one way road, following the signals, we did not feel insecure at any time; but in some moment my wife ask me where are we going??
Note: the road is not convenient for sport cars is more for SUVs or so, even with a sedan you can go through but driving slowly and carefully.
2.- once we get to the gate everything changes ,very polite security guard receive us, ask us for your last name and invite us to enter to the property, once there you continue driving until get to the reception building, meantime we saw some of the cabins, the lake and some of the recreational areas, at reception they had everything ready and prepared, all the cabins have name of trees or flower plants, in our case we were installed at the Fresno (ash tree ) cabin, quite comfortable king size bed, shower and bath tub inside the room, as well chimney with TV there, I shall mention there is no phone signal there, the room has WiFi but with limited broadband, at the main places as restaurants the broadband is a lot better.
The place is all inclusive not fancy but good enough breakfast from 8:00 to 11:00 am, Lunch from 14:30 to 17:00 pm, and dinner from 20:00 to 23:00 pm; meantime bar opens at the tempered water swimming pull from 12:00 to 17:00 at the Terrace (Main Restaurant ) from 14:00 to 23:00 pm, and at the game cabin (place with poll table, bar, and different games to play) from 17:00 to 23:00 pm.
All the cabins have lake view and the hills surrounding it, later we learn it was a volcanic crater but now if gorgeous, and very relax place to be, there are bikes, horses to ride through the road which goes around the lake good for runners (3 kilometres length ) you can take the boats, Kayaks or paddle board, they ask you to wear a life saver vest, due the low temperatures on the lake they do not recommend you to swim there.
Meals well served with local town taste, but well presented, the waitress are very eager and willing to attend your needs, the spa well equipped and not so expensive 80 minutes hot rocks massage cost around 65 usd.
And down to 40 USD depending on your preferences, they have a couple of external hot tub Jacuzzi which are great.
Finally we stay there three days/two nights and enjoy the place our company and all the services offered, certainly without a hesitation I will be back but looking to stay at least three nights the next time.
I went to this place with my family las week, which is the so called "Semana Santa" a kind of religious celebration, and it was much more better than I expected. The shacks are comfortable (no AC needed) the facilities are in great shape and the atmosphere of the location is just saying "relax", what an amazing place. You can have a 30 mins horse ride, go fishing in the natural lake, do some biking (although it is better to bring your own bike, the ones in the hotel are not in very good shape) and just chill in the games room. There is only one thing I would point out, the road to get to the place is not the best, if you can take a SUV or pick up truck, it will be much better. This is not stated in the web page of the resort. Also, maybe a simple training to the person in charge of the telescope would help to enhance the experience. Out of this, everything else is amazing. We got the all inclusive package, and food, drinks, activities are just as good as you could expect. Bit pricey, but in my opinion, it really worth it. Good thing they have WiFi because there is not cell phone reception.
Great place to spend some quite time. Beautiful nature, good food , horse back ridding, lake. Cabañas are nicely equiped. Bathtub is great. Little bit hard to get there but worth it. Will definitely come back.
We had an excellent weekend at Sierra Lago! The staff were all very helpful and friendly, the beds were comfortable, and the amenities were great. We enjoyed bike rides around the lake, checking out the horses, swimming, hot tubbing, hikes, walks, kayaks, games, and just generally enjoyed the quiet too! This is a wonderful place if you want to slow down and be taken care of.
As a family with young children, our only adjustment was really trying to make it to bed time with that late of a lunch and dinner. We knew ahead of time, though, and made the most of it. The food was excellent a couple meals and "just good" the others. I think the small menu would get boring if you stay more than 2-3 nights, and the "kids menu" is bland without really any fruit or vegetable options. It was a bit tricky to get enough potable water in our cabin, but, again, you can just plan ahead. Those were the negatives we experienced.
Like everyone says, the drive is slow and rough for the last 8km, with the 10km before that slow but not as bumpy or turny. But it's an adventure! And it feels really nice to know you are actually "getting away." Again, just know ahead of time and make the most of it. We saw plenty of low-clearance vehicles in the parking lot but were happy to be driving our small SUV.
We would highly recommend staying here a few days and nights either as a family or as a couple, hey, alone would be very lovely too.