Monte Uzulu: Hotel in San Agustinillo
Monte Uzulu is a charming hotel nestled in Oaxaca's lush 1,000-year-old jungle.
Located in San Agustinillo, a small fishing village and beach in the state of Oaxaca, the Monte Uzulu hotel opened its doors in 2020.
A collaboration between the architecture firm At-te and the design studio Taller Lu’um, Monte Uzulu is a contemporary hotel that highlights local craftsmanship and tradition. Monte Uzulu takes its name from the word gusulú, which means beginning in the region’s indigenous Zapotec language. The hotel is nestled in the jungle, on a sandy hill near the Pacific Ocean. A maximum number of trees were conserved during and after construction in order to have the least possible impact on the environment. Local and natural materials were used wherever possible, such as local wood, earth, and dried palm leaves, to keep the hotel “in balance with nature”. The walls are covered with pink plaster made up of soil, lime, and pigments mixed and coated by hand. The hotel consists of six rectangular spaces with thatched roofs, connected by stairs leading down to the jungle.
The hotel counts 11 suites with a minimalist and bohemian aesthetic. The decor features straw lamps and handcrafted basketry from Michoacán, wood furniture carved by Oaxacan carpenters, and cotton textiles from Teotitlán del Valle, paying tribute to Mexico’s handmade craftsmanship. Large openings and movable wooden panels provide natural ventilation and shade from the sunlight, and offer a panoramic view of the surrounding forest and the ocean. The bathrooms are lined with smooth concrete and filled with products made from biodegradable essential oils.
The Temporada restaurant serves fresh cuisine using seasonal organic ingredients from local producers.
Monte Uzulu is a unique and exclusive experience in total communion with nature.
We love Monte Uzulu for:
Minimalist and bohemian aesthetic
Immersion in nature
Double room from 120 € per night during low season.