The jungle lodge is beautiful! Such a peaceful place. We stayed in Casita Pumita which was ideal for two couples (or a family of 4 or 5). The kitchen was great for fixing simple meals and the outdoor eating area (and rooftop deck!) were absolutely perfect for evenings eating ceviche, drinking margaritas, and pondering the meaning of life by candlelight. Tamara, Judy, and el Tigre were the most wonderful hosts you could ask for and we spent many hours with them kayaking, paddleboarding, doing yoga, hanging out on the beach, and dancing in the streets for New Years. The five mile "jungle loop" became our daily run and place of solace as it offered hidden beaches, gorgeous ridge-top vistas, fresh avocados and limes, strange ruins, and lots of stories about the history of the area. The beach is a five minute walk down a primitive dirt path and town is an hours hilly walk away. We didn't have a car, so we walked to town and back every day, carting groceries in our backpacks. Worked great for us, but maybe not ideal for everyone (car rentals from Puerta Vallarta are pretty cheap). Note that the pool is quite small and great for a cooling off dip, but not much else. Not that you need it with the ocean so close. And we would definitely recommend taking guided kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding trips with the Tailwind folks (plus you get to see some of the surrounding towns that you likely wouldn't otherwise experience). Diva Tours picked us up from the airport in PV and delivered us directly to the Lodge for $160 for two couples, round trip (I think you could probably negotiate for a bit cheaper). We stayed in town (San Pancho) for our last two nights (Tailwind was booked and we reserved late) and while the convenience was nice, we really missed the peace of the jungle. Overall Tailwind was an awesome place to stay and the Jacobi family is phenomenal. Highly recommended.
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