fbVilla Escondida — Thermal
Accommodation
Private villas
Duration
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
Bahías de Huatulco International Airport (HUX)

All of the culture and adventure that Huatulco has to offer

"Friendly people, fabulous cuisine, perfect weather, and countless activities await you. Step out the back door onto the sand and take a stroll along the empty and pristine beach to the mouth of the Copalita River-an ecological sanctuary, experience an authentic local mud bath, ride the waves, watch the local fisherman, collect beautiful driftwood or simply soak up the sun and listen to the sounds of the sea."

The surf

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The elegant shores of Huatulco provide visitors with pristine waves for surf lovers. Located directly in front of the villa is one of Huatulco’s only surfing beaches, offering a year-round consistent beach break for all levels of surfing. For the surfing enthusiast, within a two-hour drive up or down the coast will reward you with many world-class surf spots.

The lodge

Let our friendly staff welcome you to your private beachfront vacation villa, the most luxurious in all of Huatulco. This hidden gem will comfortably accommodate up to ten people in four beautifully appointed bedroom suites.

Relax in either the indoor or outdoor living room; play on the beach or in the private infinity pool; enjoy the views from the numerous terraces; and dine in our open-air dining room on meals prepared for you by our chef.

You are able to gather together or find solitude in the common areas of the villa and then retreat to the privacy of your suite for some quiet time. No matter what you decide to do, Villa Escondida will have you feeling at home the moment you walk through the door.

Beaches

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Bahias de Huatulco, a series of nine bays stretching sixteen miles along Huatulco’s coastline. It boasts 36 beautiful beaches, the most central bay being Bahia de Santa Cruz. Excursions such as surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, fishing, and sunset cruises are some of the activities these exceptional beaches have to offer.

Gastronomy

Oaxacan cuisine has been rightfully selected as number one in Mexico during 2018. An exquisite mixture of seafood platters with the most traditional ingredients being the mole, fried grasshoppers and mezcal. Tradition, color, and culture are all passionately integrated, leaving you with a truly authentic experience.

Culture

With 16 different ethnic groups in Oaxaca overall, the cheerfulness of Huatulco can be felt in its colorful streets full of art, music, textiles, and original handicrafts. The area is notorious for intricately woven rugs, tapestries, and bags that have all been carefully handcrafted, giving guests a guaranteed selection of unique items to bring back home.

Jungle

Surrounded by the Sierra Madre Sur, Huatulco hides within a vast and vibrant deciduous jungle that offers endless opportunities for adventure. One of Huatulco’s most notable features is the incredible wildlife found throughout the region, home to more than 900 species of reptiles, birds, mammals, and amphibians.

Location

Getting there
Fly to Huatulco International Airport (HUX). From there, Villa Escondida is a quick 25-minute drive on beautifully manicured... read more

Villa Escondida

Leading trips since 2016
Delfino
Villa host
Delfino
Delfino

Villa Escondida and its surrounding community is a special place and we are committed to reducing our footprint on the planet and have several practices in place to minimize our impact.

We are passionate about hiring and buying local whenever possible. Our amazing staff members (Delfino, Rosa, Paulina, and Abi) all grew up here either down the street from the Villa or in the neighboring community of Copalita. Our chef buys produce locally sourced, our furniture in the Villa was made by local woodworkers/artisans, and even our house Mezcal is produced by a local Oaxacan family!

Sustainability

Huatulco was developed by FONATUR with a deep desire to protect its surrounding environment. Some efforts to ensure its sustainable future include reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, reducing waste, improving energy efficiency, and managing natural resources. In 2010 Huatulco received EarthCheck Platinum Certification; it is the only destination in the Americas to achieve this distinction.

Water consumption

Water is a precious resource in Huatulco as we often don’t receive rain for 6+ months! To reduce our water consumption, all rooms have low-flow water fixtures and dual flush toilets. We also change linens and towels every three days or upon request, which helps us to significantly reduce our consumption.

Energy consumption

We have eliminated the use of individual plastic bottles and instead utilize an in-house filtration system to provide filtered water for guests.

Recycling and organic waste

Our staff obtains an additional income thanks to the sale of bottles, cans and other recyclables collected and taken to the local recycling facility.

Organic waste is collected after each meal and repurposed into food for the La Bocana neighborhood chicken farmer.

Energy consumption

Villa Escondida is 100% powered with clean energy from Huatulco’s nearby wind electricity plant La Ventosa. In addition, the Villa has LED bulbs thought and our staff works closely with guests to help them reduce their energy consumption.

No single-use plastic

We have eliminated individual plastic bottles and instead utilize an in-house filtration system to provide filtered water for guests.

Green cleaning

When it comes to cleaning, we consider the total impact on both human health and the environment. We, therefore, utilize Ecolab cleaning products that have a low impact on the environment but never compromise safety or performance. These Ecolab products are also used for the prevention of Covid-19.

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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Questions?

What's included?
Accommodations, all staff services (housekeeping, cooking and laundry), chef at your disposal to cook 3 meals a day, snacks and drinks, pantry stocking and airport transfers for stays longer than 4 ni... read more
What's not included?
Flights, excursions, cost of groceries (food and beverages), gratuity for the staff.
How much should I tip?
We suggest a tip of $40/50 USD a day.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
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Instead of a travel agent, we connect you directly to the team on the ground for the answers you need.
Exclusive experiences
We have a roster of amazing, one-off trips in the works.
Each week brings something new to discover. We have a roster of amazing, one-off experiences in the works.