I've been making my annual pilgrimage to La Ventana for 12 years now, and the last 9 of them have been spent at Casa Verde. I was with them when they opened their doors for their first season, and it was love at first stay. There is truly something magical about Casa Verde on so many levels.
On an aesthetic level, David and Alia have created a lush, tropical oasis that exudes peace and tranquility. Not only are the colorful flowers and shrubs lovely to look at, but they have been meticulously placed so as to create natural wind blocks where one can nap in a hammock or quietly soak in the sun, while watching hummingbirds play. The rooms (and I have stayed in all of them) are also tastefully decorated in a manner that immediately invites relaxation. Even the teepees are nothing short of a childhood dream.
On a personal level, it would be impossible not to notice the intensely familial atmosphere that David and Alia have engendered. They are truly caring and genuine people who make you feel as though you are part of the family from the moment you arrive. This familial vibe permeates everything and everyone around them, from their staff to their guests. And as a result, I've formed unique friendships with other guests nearly each and every year that I have visited, some of which have lasted for years.
Finally, on a practical level in terms of activities like kiting, paddle boarding, kayaking, etc. the location is perfect. They are right on the beach (and smack in the middle of the beach) in a great launching/landing spot free of rocks and sea urchins. The location is so incredibly central - sort of right in the middle of everywhere you want to be - which comes in handy at night too in terms of walking to restaurants, bars, and local parties. They are also home to the most popular morning, rooftop yoga in town. People come from all over Ventana to do morning yoga at Casa Verde - it's awesome to be staying there and to be able to roll right out of bed to participate!
I think it's fairly obvious that this is my home away from home when I'm in La Ventana, and it always will be. I would never think of staying anywhere else, and each year just gets better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a boutique hotel in the heart of La Ventana. Perfectly positioned beside the best kite launch beach in town, Casa Verde is the ideal base for your vacation. While we are located central to everything, within our walls, you will find a secluded oasis - the perfect spot to rest after a long day of adventuring. We pride ourselves on a high level of guest service and personalized attention to detail. If you are looking for something specific, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. We treat our guests as if they are guests in our own home and are dedicated to creating memorable experiences every time. We're looking forward to welcoming you to the Baja soon! ... more less