There is NOTHING like sleeping with the breezes coming in from the ocean, and the sound of the waves crashing in on the rocks all night!
We just loved Casa Roca from the moment we walked in the door! Also enjoyed the crowing of the rooster that lives next door. Wonderful house. Spectacular views of the ocean. The pool and hammock on the first floor deck are great, the hot tub jaqcuzzi on the second level deck is great; both with the wind and the view and the sound of the crashing surf.
The area is populated with locals and is very calming and relaxing. You really get a "local" feel for this wonderful island, one that is different than the other areas; one we think is not to be missed. And being that close to the ocean on the more natural and rugged eastern side of the island is a must in our opinion. Also, it's a one minute walk to the mango Cafe, our absolute favorite place to eat all 3 meals on the island!
We took Jimbo's tour in his pickup truck right when we arrived and it was the smartest thing we did; gave us a great feel for the entire island and where we wanted to go.
It's in a perfect location on the island, sort of right in he middle. So you can get away from the throngs of people and the noise of the more touristy end of the island, but close enough to easily visit all parts of the island with a golf cart or by cab. The golf cart we rented for the week is perfect and strongly recommended.
My wife and I also had massages by a woman who comes to the house. What a way to get a massage, on the deck in the warmth from the sun and with those lovely breezes off the ocean and the relaxing surf sounds. We highly recommend this.
We visited some fancy hotels near the big beaches with their sterile, modern rooms that felt like you were in Las Vegas or New York -- not our cup of tea. Cafe Roca Caribe is all it's advertised to be and more!
Tom Rush/Nora Whiteman
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly remodeled Casa Roca Caribe offers guests the opportunity to experience the charm of a very quiet Mexican colonia as well as unsurpassed views of the Caribbean. A 5 minute taxi ride brings you to downtown and the world class beaches. Local restaurants and a grocery store are a block or two away. The multi-hued turquoise colors of the matchless Caribbean await you on your back terrace when you enjoy your vacation at Casa Roca Caribe.The house can be rented as separate units: The Main Pool Level, the Upper Jacuzzi Level, or the entire house that includes both levels. Each level has it’s own separate, private entrance.The property is on a very quiet dead-end residential street just down from the Church of Guadalupe, a block from the world famous Mango Cafe and on the cliff overlooking the magnificent Caribbean.Each level has a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living room, dining room and a large terrace with spectacular views. The Main Pool Level has 2 bedrooms, the large master bedroom with one with king bed and the guest room with optional 2 twin beds or 1 king bed plus an oversized bathroom. The Upper Jacuzzi Level has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the large master bedroom with king bed and the guest room with optional 2 twin beds or 1 king bed.Casa Roca Caribe provides a relaxing and enjoyable vacation for up to 6 people per level. ... more less