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Hacienda San Angel - part 4

I swear, this is my last post on the Hacienda San Angel. There were so many gorgeous bedrooms in the villas that I had to share them with you too. Plus, one of my favourite and somewhat unusual perks of the hacienda is after the jump.



I had read on the website that the owner Janice was an animal lover and rescued strays (she is treasurer and one of the founders of the SPCA Puerto Vallarta), and that there were several dogs hanging around the Hacienda. My husband and I really missed our 7 cats so it made me feel so at home to have animals nearby. Janice has I think 9 dogs - mostly small white poodle/bichon type dogs because during a brief convo I had with her she explained that she's allergic. She brings them to the Hacienda every day and the roam the premises and most are really friendly. The day I spoke with her one little black dog that was wandering around was adopted (photo #3 below - not a good photo but the only one I took). :-) Poncho was my favourite (photo #2) and I always went looking for him when we happened to be in the main section of the hacienda where they spend their time. I was really stoked to meet someone like Janice in Mexico who really cares about stray animals because there were SO MANY homeless dogs and cats and not many people there seems to care - we even saw a dog get kicked in the head by some arsehole. So in honour of Janice's devotion to helping strays, I wanted to mention this and share some photos of the dogs I got to spend time with.

(The candelabra above located at the front entrance to the hotel and restaurant was lit every night, and holds a donation box for the SPCA)

Reader Comments (13)

Oh, I love this place even more now. Knowing the owner is devoted to animals and that her dogs roam the property makes me happy. Yay!

17 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD of dogland

Kim just amazing. The furniture...works of art! The puppies, so cute and so many need homes!

Art by Karena

17 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarena

Hello Kim! I have seen this hotel from the outside... and had no idea how pretty it was on the inside! Wow! How beautiful! I would LOVE to shoot a wedding there! Thanks for sharing! :)

17 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Wow that's a lot of photos of one hotel.
I have stayed in nice hotels but I have never been allowed to see all the rooms on the property, prtty cool.
I hope the dogs get adopted.

17 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

lovely photos, once again...my favourite...the gorgeous blue tiles in the bath!! xx meenal

that candelabra is incredible!

Don't stop, don't stop! I just love the photos x

17 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Your blog is amazing! Is inspiring, thanks for this!

17 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanaĆ­na Lemos

A few years ago my husband and I stayed at the Hacienda San Angel. It was in the off-season so for a few days we almost had the place to ourselves. I'll never forget the quality of the bed linens at that place and the amazing furnishings all arranged with exquisite taste. However, I was traumatized by the huge quantities of stray animals on the streets of P.V. They are everywhere and their suffering is apalling. This, to me, is one of the most heartbreaking things to watch. I was almost in tears the whole time I was there. I have witnessed this in a few countries I have visited and I will never go back.

17 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonicaE

We didn't really see too many stray dogs during our trip. There were a bunch of stray cats behind the hacienda, a few dogs here and there, but then they seemed to often have collars on them - like their owners let them roam around maybe? But Sayulita is pretty bad for stray dogs. Although none of the strays we saw looked like they were starving (thankfully).

17 Mar 2011 | Registered CommenterKiM

That bed linen is so white !! I don't think mine is that white even when I get it out of the packaging.

17 Mar 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlea

Thanks very inspiring

17 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlathon

Goodness, every single bedroom is just gorgeous. I adore all of the antique beds.

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