Palm Valley Cabins, Mazatlan: Luxurious Glamping for Animal Lovers

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Mazatlán, Mexico is a seaside city known for its long Malecon (beachside boardwalk), lively Carnival, fresh seafood, miles of golden sand beach and an interesting Colonial historic center. It’s also one of the top spots for Mexican nationals to enjoy a beach getaway from the inland cities, especially during Semana Santa (Easter week).

This Pacific Coast city is fun, friendly and beautiful but one thing it is not generally known for is peace and quiet. Mexico is not a quiet country overall, but in Mazatlán there are also the sounds of the traditional Banda music on the beach and the music from the colorful Pulmonia taxis and Red Trucks filling the air along the Malecon.

So, when we discovered the very special (and peaceful) Palm Valley Cabins we knew we had to book a few nights during our Mazatlán stay.

Mini bar in each cabin
Mini bar in each cabin
Spacious bathrooms
Spacious bathrooms

What is Palm Valley Cabins?

Palm Valley Cabins is part luxury glamping retreat and part animal sanctuary…yes, you heard me correctly…it is also a sanctuary for rescued animals. But more on that later.

Where is Palm Valley Cabins?

lovely beach
Just a 15-minute walk to this lovely beach

Palm Valley Cabins is in the Cerritos area of Mazatlan. It is set back from the main road, far enough away from everything to be peaceful but just a short walk from a beautiful, quiet stretch of beach and the buses and taxis that take you to everything you need in Mazatlan.

The Story of Palm Valley Cabins

Goat peacock and bunny at Palm Valley Cabins
One big happy family
Llama and deer
The 3 amigos hanging out on one of the cabin decks

The owner of this Mazatlan glamping retreat originally used his property as a sanctuary for rescued animals. Then one cabin was built for guests to enjoy. When it became clear people loved the idea of staying there, another seven cabins were built.  

Guests at Palm Valley Cabins share the land with a multitude of sweet animals, many of which roam freely around the property creating a unique and magical place of peace and harmony.

One of two rescued baby tigers waiting to be rehomed
One of two rescued baby tigers waiting to be rehomed

Picture sitting on your deck with your morning coffee, listening to the birds and peacocks greet the day. Or enjoying a walk along the trails with goats, deer and ducks following along.

Some of the animals have large enclosures, like the pony, baby tigers and the gorgeous black jaguar. These animals were rescued from zoos or were pets that became too much to handle. They now have a loving and safe place until they can be rehomed in a larger sanctuary.

It’s so lovely to see all these creatures living together as friends. While there, we witnessed an unlikely trio of inseparable friends consisting of a Billy goat, a deer and a llama.

A Look at the Palm Valley Cabins

Palm Valley Cabins interior
Plenty of room to relax in the cabins

Each cabin is unique with fun names like Monkey Tree, The Duckhouse and Sky View. They all have a private deck with different views and come equipped with a super comfy king bed, living area, stocked mini-bar, smart TV and spacious bathroom.

We stayed in the Sky View which had a large deck with a peek-a-boo view of the ocean. Our cabin also had an amazing outdoor shower! Every evening, we enjoyed a peaceful nightcap on our deck before climbing into our luxurious bed and pulling closed the romantic white netting.

Palm Valley Cabins Amenities

Lovely pool area
Lovely pool area
Relaxing by the light of the fire, twinkle lights and stars
Relaxing by the light of the fire, twinkle lights and stars

The animals and trails are the star of this show but there is much more at Palm Valley Cabins. They also have a beautiful space below the cabins with a pool, deck, BBQ and fire pit. At night we sat around a real wood fire surrounded by trees lit with twinkling lights. There is also a hot tub for guests set in a more private area.

For meals, there is a food truck on site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner plus there are food delivery services to order from your favorite Mazatlan restaurant. One day we picked up a delicious chicken dinner from Puro Pollo just down the road and ate on our deck.

Final Thoughts

Friendly, happy animals
Friendly, happy animals
Palm Valley Cabins. Evenings spent on our deck
Evenings spent on our deck

If you’re looking for peaceful, unique, luxurious glamping-style accommodation in Mazatlan and you love animals and nature, Palm Valley Cabins is an amazing option at a very reasonable price.

A car is useful to have but it’s not essential. You can easily get a taxi to and from the cabins. We walked to the beach in about 15 minutes and on the main road, you can flag down buses heading to the Golden Zone or going north.

At the time of our stay, there was construction happening across from the property and the former dirt road leading to the cabins was being paved. This was a bit of an inconvenience but that will be short-lived, and it didn’t affect our experience much at all.