We spent 4 nights at Casa Obelisco and enjoyed it greatly. The property is very nice, exceptionally clean, and in a quiet location very close to the beach. The proprietors John and Judi are great hosts and excellent guides as you seek to explore the region. Breakfast is served daily and we had four wonderful and different breakfasts - it was something we looked forward to each day. John and Judi are so kind and accessible - they even left their apartment open so we could watch the Super Bowl on their couch. We immediately felt at home!
The location is at the very end of the beach in San Pancho and it's only a one minute walk to the quiet sands. It's well-known that the San Pancho beach is not a great swimming beach - the waves were reasonably big when we were there and it is said to have dangerous rip tides. It is, however, an awesome beach as it's nearly empty and devoid of high-rises and beach vendors. You can walk the length of the beach and see nobody at times. It also is a prime location for seeing sunsets. The town is quiet and cute with a surprising number of good restaurants. John and Judi can steer you towards many good options, depending upon your preferences. We did spend three days in Sayulita after leaving San Pancho, and we also liked the experience there. It's more touristy and a little busier/louder but we still really enjoyed getting to explore and see more of the region.
Our only wish was that the wifi range was extended to get more reliable service in the rooms and by the pool. Admittedly, we didn't really need to be online, but sometimes it's nice to catch up on work emails while lying by the pool. Of note, the pool is great - heated, plenty of sun and shaded areas, with a small bar (where we had excellent fresh guacamole and chips). They have plenty of comfy lounge chairs so you're never fighting to get a good seat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Obelisco is only 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. Sandy beach and palms rustling, lounge poolside or have a massage in our garden. Located in San Francisco Mexico (San Pancho) also known as Vallarta Nayarit: a perfect small fishing village with wonderful restaurants. Here, time stands still; rejuvenate in elegance and beauty. Enjoy snorkeling, scuba, horseback riding, hiking and surfing. Casa Obelisco is an oceanfront Mediterranean style villa and B&B with four guest suites, swim-up bar and poolside palapa kitchen including a rooftop lounge. A great setting for events and weddings. ... more less