KOALA BUNGALOWS offers the best value for money at the lake with a room for $1,000.00 daily and bungalows from $1,300.00 pesos The camping fee is around $130.00 pesos per person per night and a R.V. site for two persons is $300.00 per night.

LA LAGUNA DE SANTA MARIA DEL ORO near Tepic, Nayarit, is one of the many quiet, unspoilt and exceptionally beautiful locations that an adventurous and nature loving traveller may visit while in Mexico.The area offers a welcome variation from the much visited beaches and huge tourist complexes of the nearby Riviera Nayarit. A visit of a day or two can provide a relaxing break while travelling between Tepic, Nayarit, and Guadalajara, Jalisco. Popular activities include hiking, birding, fishing, kayaking and swimming.


Visit the waterfalls at El Real

You may visit two spectacular waterfalls situated within a 15 minute drive from here.

Rent kayaks to explore the lake

The lake is ideal for swimming, kayaking or fishing for bass and perch. We have some kayaks for rent.

Enjoy a meal at our restaurant, La Mojarra de Samao

Enjoy a tasty meal in our lakeside restaurant while contemplating the beautiful lake





Bungalow, maximum 4 persons

$1,300.00 daily

Room, maximum 4 persons

$1,000.00 daily

House, maximum 5 persons

$1,600.00 to $1,800.00 daily

Camping per person per night

$110.00 and $150.00 at lakeside.

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If you require a booking or more information in order to make a reservation please let us know how many persons are in your group and the dates you would like to reserve. We will reply as soon as possible (usually within a few hours) Please ask for our RESERVATION POLICY.

No smoking inside the lodgings. No noise after 10 pm. Please leave the lodging with the plates and cutlery clean.

Christopher & Amelia


How to get here

From the highway or autopista Guadalajara - Tepic, take the turnoff for Santa Maria del Oro. Drive through the town, past the lookout and continue on the winding road to the lake, turn left on arrival to the lake. You will find us at about 300 meters.If you are arriving by public transport, you may take a collective taxi (combi) from Tepic to Santa Maria del Oro and then take another combi to the lake.

Christopher & Amelia