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“Romantic Wedding”
Review of Casa Santa Cruz

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Casa Santa Cruz
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“Romantic Wedding”
Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

We had our honeymoon/wedding staying in the casa luna unit. It was beautiful! Love the view, hanging bed, efficient little kitchen, patio, little fire pit overlooking ocean. Small beach playa isabel so close. Also people of yelapa were wonderful. We swam out front, hiked to both waterfalls, went to marietta islands to snorkel and have lunch. El Manguito's is a must for dinner.

It was clean, cozy. Flush toilet, hot shower, kitchen, bottle water, there were some books, cards, everything we needed.

We will be back in nov 2012, and properly every year at least once.

  • Stayed November 2011
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

We spent 10 days in Yelapa in early Nov.  Casa Sol was our Swiss Family Robinson retreat.  Our children (3 and 5) loved exploring the house.  We had never been somewhere so exotic and our children acclimated -thrived even- in short order.  The jungle in our backyard and the ocean a stones throw from the living room (literally, our 5 year old tested it).  Did we have to get accustomed to the wildlife (mostly insects that did not bother us, except by virtue of being)?  Yes.  Was it closer to camping than resort living?  Yes (we had all the amenities we needed, hot water, full kitchen, electricity).  Was it the best family vacation we have had?  YES!

The people of Casa Santa Cruz and El Jardin were incredible.  We enjoyed happy hour meals at El Jardin several times and met the most wonderful people, both staff and other guests.  The town of Yelapa felt authentic, and it took us a few days to get comfortable, but once we did, life was a breeze and the people were very nice (the dogs in town were amazingly well adjusted).  The trail into town (10 minutes) was fun with creek crossings, ocean life and fireflies at night.  Playa Isabel was just outside our door and was a fine beach for swimming with our young children.  When we really wanted to get some serious beach lounging in we went to the main beach, but the sand was course and the surf was a bit harsh, it was also a bit of a walk including a river crossing (though we finally tried a water taxi from Isabel to the main beach and that made us feel like royalty).

We snorkeled right in front of the casa and fished off the rocks (with success nearly every time, which thrilled our 5 year old).  Carolyn at El Jardin arranged to have a panga pick us up on Playa Isabel so we could do more fishing.  Our goal was to catch fish of any sort.  Once on the boat we were told that we were going for Yellowfin Tuna!  We each caught one within a short distance from town and within an hour.  It was amazing, and if you ever cross paths with our son he will probably let you know about the Yellowfin tuna he caught that was, literally, as big as he was.  Wow!

We would love to return.  We would only recommend this trip to the adventurous type, but if you fit that description you will enjoy your stay at Casa Sol in Yelapa.  
 

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 8 November 2009

Yelapa is a magical place - simply stunning beauty, amazing people and wonderful scenery. It is a really simple place with lots of relaxation to be had. We stayed at Casa Sol right on the beach (http://yelapafun.com/) with the entire family (7 people) and it was perfect. We felt like Swiss Family Robinson. We could see whales and dolphins from the living room! The whale watching and excursions out fishing were so memorable, as were the quiet evenings strollling through the streets of the town of Yelapa. The food at the restaurants was so fresh and tasty too.

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Additional Information about Casa Santa Cruz

Property: Casa Santa Cruz
Address: Yelapa, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > Yelapa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Yelapa
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Sol is one of three casas in a grouping called Casas de Santa Cruz. Sol has four full or queen beds, a full kitchen, a full bathroom and a view that can't is spectacular. Directly on the water front, Sol looks out over the Bandaras Bay of the Pacific Ocean. ... more   less 
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Casa Santa Cruz Mexico/Yelapa

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