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“Tranquility and Great Value”
Review of Casitas Tortugas

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Casitas Tortugas
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Tranquility and Great Value”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is my third visit to Sayulita but my first time at Casitas Tortugas. Marcelo, the owner, is a terrific host and treats his guests like friends. The casita was very clean and the property has been very well maintained. I liked it because I was travelling with my teenage daughters and it felt safe and also well equipped with surf boards, beach chairs and umbrellas. It's also only two blocks to the town center and also to the beach. The price is so reasonable - we will not hesitate to stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Wonderful experience made easier with our contact to Manager Marcello while sorting out our booking issues. Our casita was extremely comfortable, everything worked and the fans were A+ !
The location is ideal, close enough to the zocalo, stores and beaches, but removed enough from the street that we could enjoy some peace and quiet when the town gets noisy some w.e nights. The inner courtyard with the pond, turtles, bamboos, greenery, birds and iguanas , lounge chair and table made it a little haven for us.
We highly recommend this little jewel and we hope to return in the future. Jackie and Richard

Room Tip: Sorry, no fitness centre and no swimming pool
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Beautiful building in the local style of architecture featuring a charming garden populated with turtles, buddhas and iguanas. Rooms are small and efficient. Location is optimal -- steps away from the beach as well as the Plaza Principale, just far enough to not be too noisy (except maybe on Friday night).

Amazing value and all the necessities - wifi, filtered water, kitchenette, surf boards, beach toys...
Marcelo and Maria are kind and friendly hosts who go out of their way to make your stay a delight.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Geneviève N
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

A short walk from the town square and beach Casitas Tortugas has you covered.
The rooms are well appointed, comfortable and secure. The owner, Marcelo is a lovely man who made sure my stay was a memorable one.
If you're looking for a relaxing and competetively priced stay you can't go past this place.

I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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5 Thank Luke O
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Everett, Washington
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

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

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We just returned from our second stay at Casitas Tortugas. The owner, Marcelo, lives on premises and is always available to answer questions or help out. We've stayed there twice with our toddler and appreciate that the place is very safe and secure, and the pond with the turtles and fish is a great distraction (plus Marcelo gave us food to feed them every afternoon). He has a variety of beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and surf boards available to borrow. The location is ideal--a really short walk to beach and town, but most of the casitas face away from the street so there is very little street noise. A great value and a wonderful place to spend your vacation!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Sally W
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Arcata
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

My Teenage kids and I have visited Sayulita four times and love staying at Casita Tortugas. The casitas are simple yet beautiful, clean and comfortable. We love to sit outside by the turtle pond just watching the turtles and the iguanas in the trees overhead, playing cribbage and cards, or reading. The kitchens are set up perfectly for preparing meals at home (easy walk to get fresh tortillas and eggs in the mornings!) The town square and beach are just blocks away, so it is easy for everyone to come and go on our own schedules. Marcello is a delightful host - very welcoming and helpful in orienting you to Sayulita, and if you like to watch movies he has an amazing DVD collection to share. We couldn't imagine a better place to stay, and we will keep going back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank lesliemarie55
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Additional Information about Casitas Tortugas

Property: Casitas Tortugas
Address: Ninos Heroes 5, Sayulita 63734, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Sayulita
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 46 Speciality Lodging in Sayulita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
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 

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