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)