We've just returned from our third trip to Casa Manana, staying in Casa VI this time. A 20 minute cab ride from the airport and we were at our home away from home ready to spend the next two weeks relaxing, eating great food, and enjoying the beach. We accomplished all of those goals with ease! The full kitchen in each unit allows you to choose to cook meals or enjoy the fantastic restaurants nearby. We chose to cook more this time...the opening of the new Mega grocery store just south of town made getting groceries an easier experience. It's a fantastic store with great selection of meat, seafood, vegetables and every you'd ever need. Try the whole grain bread from the bakery. A number of BBQs are available for guest use - we BBQd prawns, steaks (New York from Mega.. yumm) and hamburgers.
Beds and bathrooms are important to me, and none of the units at Casa Manana disappoint. Our king size bed was very comfortable, and the Mexican tile bathroom is beautiful and functional. The linens are nice, soft cottons that don't have that crunchy "hotel" feel. Towels are thick and soft, and lots of them.
There's lots to do in and around Casa Manana, if that's your pleasure. We had long walks every day, exploring the neighbourhoods, and walking along the beach. The local markets in Bucerias are fun and full of hidden gems. The Sunday market (under the bridge and across the highway) is home to a fruit vendor that is to die for. Cut up pineapple, mango, watermelon, papaya, drenched in lime juice and spiced with salt and chili. We now believe there is NO other way to eat fruit. Lots of activity to watch on the beach. The wind came up in the afternoon, and the kite boarders were a blast to watch. This beach is very swimmable... at different times you can play in the waves or swim in the very calm waters. We also really enjoy the pool that many of the casas open onto. No "closed at 9PM" rules here... if you feel like a quiet dip at 11PM it's there for you. The beachfront patio with palapas is a wonderful place to read a book, or socialize with your neighbours. Happy hour sometimes just happens! We were delighted to see that our fellow guests from last year were back for more, too.
This is a peaceful, restful place to holiday. From the first visit you too will feel this is your home away from home.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Manana Hotel Puerto Vallarta
- Casa Manana Puerto Vallarta