Are you a Bachelor Nation fan? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay at the exact hotel where Bachelor in Paradise is filmed? Well, I’m giving you the inside scoop on my stay at the Playa Escondida in Sayulita, Mexico and sharing 12 Bachelor in Paradise hotel secrets!
Bachelor in Paradise Hotel Secrets!
Fun facts that you didn’t know about the Bachelor in Paradise hotel! I’m back from my epic girl’s weekend at the Playa Escondida in Sayulita, Mexico. As a Bachelor Nation SUPERFAN, I partnered with Evexia Travel to plan this bucket list vacation. Since contestants aren’t allowed their phones or any access to technology or social media on the show, you rarely get an inside look at the hotel! So I’m filling you in on TWELVE Bachelor in Paradise hotel secrets that I discovered while staying here!
You can stay here!
Most people don’t know that Playa Escondida is a boutique hotel that you can stay at! The show only films for about a month in June so for the remainder of the year, it’s a normal, working hotel! They do pride themselves as being a secluded romantic resort so children and groups of people aren’t encouraged.
It’s hard to find.
The location is perfect for secluded stays, which was probably a huge draw for the studio. A long cobblestone driveway will snake you through the jungle and a security guard will stop you before arriving at the hotel. So if you were looking to sneak a peek at the resort, you won’t be able to unless you have a hotel reservation.
Filming is only a month.
Filming takes place in the month of June. The entire hotel is shut down and only crew and a few select employees are allowed on-site during production. There aren’t any hotels close by so if you’re hoping to stay close by and catch a glimpse, you won’t be able to!
Décor is brought in.
Sadly, the beautiful Mexican décor that you see in the show, is not part of the hotel. The show brings in the canopy beach beds, tables, and couches that you often see in the show. Individual tables are all removed to encourage group seating. The brightly coloured blankets, pillows, and garlands are all brought in and removed after filming.
The Crabs aren’t taking over.
During the late spring/summer months, the crabs are all over the beach. If you vacation during the winter months, you may see a few tiny crabs running on the sand but they will not bother you. The ocean is consistently rough here and large waves make it difficult to swim.
Rooms are all open-air.
The cast stays in the rooms located right on the beach. The girls stay in the Luna Penthouse and the boys stay in the Ixchel Penthouse. The bunk beds are brought in strictly for the show as the rooms typically fit only a king or queen bed. The hotel is all open-air and really embraces the natural elements. There are lots of nooks and crannies to sneak away to.
There are also more “treehouse” type rooms located deeper in the jungle but they are not used in production.
Air Conditioning is off.
A few rooms do have air conditioning although not for the taping of the show! You can get a virtual tour of each room on the website and see which offer it as an amenity. During the show, contestants stay in rooms that do not have air conditioning as the show wants to encourage them to be mingling by the pool, not enjoying the cool air in their rooms.
Boom Boom Room
You may have heard the show’s guests refer to the Boom Boom Room. It is a room where two guests can spend the night without others. It also has a major draw: air conditioning! If you’re looking to stay in this room, try booking Sol 1 or Sol 2!
Rose Ceremony Palapa.
Rose ceremonies are conducted in the large palapa at the end of the resort. It is an empty palapa used for yoga when the show is not in production. But still a great place for photos or a drink overlooking the ocean.
You can drink at the “Wells Bar”.
Sadly, Wells doesn’t work here year-round. But the bar does exist and will likely be your favourite spot on the property, especially during sunsets. You may find Juan while you’re there, who you might recognize from the show. Maybe he’ll even tell you a few secrets!
The food is delicious.
The food is really good here! You can order from the exact same menu that you see people eating on Bachelor in Paradise plus, it’s really affordable. I highly recommend the green juice smoothies, quesadillas, pizzas, and guacamole!
It’s humid AF!
Playa Escondida’s location that blends both beach and lush jungle, makes the air HUMID. If you’re vacationing there in hopes of looking fabulous, well you’re in for some bad hair days. Bring your hairspray!
Bachelor in Paradise Intro Spoof!
We couldn’t come all the way to the beaches of Paradise without creating our own Pursuing Pretty in Paradise intro! This video was directed, produced and edited by me! I’m also available for group bookings. 😉 And if you’re looking for a professional to organize a trip for you to Playa Escondida, contact Julia from Evexia Travel.