Nahual Eco Hostel

Hostel in Playa Las Lajas

With ranchos (small house-like buildings) and attractive cabins, this fun, Italian-run place is the best bargain lodging in Las Lajas. It sits across the road from the beach in a leafy garden and is 100% chemical free. There are six rooms, including a dorm, and an open-air guest kitchen. The mostly vegan cafe serves organic food, homemade pasta and fish.

According to indigenous folklore a nahual is a person who has the power to transform either spiritually or physically into an animal, most commonly a jaguar or puma.