For all of you Bachelor in Paradise fans, you’ll probably notice paradise looks just as idyllic this season as the last two; that’s because all three have been filmed at Playa Escondida, a resort located in Sayulita, a small, quaint, village, 40 minutes away from Puerto Vallarta.
Despite a small break from filming this past June due to a sex scandal (Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson) the production got back on track so that August 14 the first episode aired and we are loving every minute of it, all the romance and, admit it, the drama.
For those new to the show, these former bachelors and bachelorettes spend six weeks together in Mexico in an isolated romantic paradise and, over the course of the season, fall in love or go through renewed heartbreak. We will see twists, shocking surprises (some not so shocking, like Dean being always indecisive with the girls), unexpected guests and even some of the most unlikely relationships in Bachelor history. Talking about surprises, everyone’s favorite bartender, Jorge, dropped the bomb on us as he decided to stop pouring drinks to start riding horses—we don’t mind as long as he continues to pour his awesome personality on the show.
Now let’s talk a bit more of the location. A mile away from Sayulita, is one of the secret gems of the Riviera Nayarit coast, the exquisite, nature-inspired, organic wonderland that is the Playa Escondida resort (Playa Escondida meaning hidden beach in Spanish—you really can’t find it unless you have good instructions on how to get there.) Tell me, who wouldn’t love to stay in a dreamlike paradise-resort with its own private beach? So, if you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re on Bachelor in Paradise, you can book a room and hand out your own roses while staying at this resort.
According to the Playa Escondida website, there are 30 colorful casitas, rooms and villas, all unique. Most have amazing ocean views and private deck, some have a bar. You might want a jacuzzi (for an extra touch of romance) or just lounge chairs, an outdoor shower and hammock might swing it for you. All the rooms are rustic but luxurious and detailed with authentic Mexican handcraft, adding a touch of the richly diverse and colorful culture that this country offers us all.
The room rentals start at $165 per night. Now, don’t just listen to me, go and check it out yourself and find the ideal room where you want your romance to happen. Here is the link to their website, they have pictures and videos of each room, I guarantee you will fall in love with this place.