this review is a year late being posted, however must be posted. one of my daughters and a girlfriend stayed here in 2012 and being young and single Marcelo took them under his wing and kept an eye on them as well as did many of the locals.
one year ago my wife and I were staying at a very large time share resort in Puerto Vallarta. We wanted to meet Marcelo in person as he had become almost like family so we flew in a day early, However with it being the Easter holiday we could not find a single place to stay and Marcelo was completely full as well. So Marcelo offered his spare bedroom to us for the night. This is a testament to Marcelo's integrity and willingness to do what ever it takes to ensure his guest and friends have a pleasant visit. people come as guests, and if they let him, leave as lifelong friends. We enjoyed our one day stay with Marcelo more than the whole week at the large EXPENSIVE resort in Puerto Vallarta.
We highly recommend you experience Marcelo's Casitas Tortugas and the small town of Sayulita. You will not find a huge nightlife here, but a fun relaxing vacation.
Puerto Vallarta is just a short 3/4 to 1 hour cab ride. Although for a fun experience take the local bus and meet many of Mexico's friendly people
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked like a hidden gem behind the owner's home, at just two blocks from the beach and two from the Town Square, Casitas Tortugas exudes peace and tranquility. Upon arrival you will be greeted by family members who will guide you along a meandering path to your casita, your home away from home. BEAUTY:From the furnishings in each of the tastefully decorated casitas, to the owner's desire to impart his dream to you, Casitas Tortugas invites you to reacquaint yourself with beauty. NATURE:Nestled beside a jungle canopy with windows overlooking a fresh water pond, Casitas Tortugas tempts you to experience nature first hand. Iguanas, exotic birds, various species of fish and turtles, nature is just outside your door. Convenient and safe location, just two blocks from the beach and two from the town square. ... more less