I chose Casa Tranquila because it was affordable, close to the beach and away from the big city. I was not looking for an American-style or gated hotel, We had personal contact with the owner who picked us up at the airport, showed us around Bucerias and oriented us to the local transportation, shops and restaurants and even helped us arrange a private tour. Casa Tranquila feels like a B&B, without the breakfast.
The swimming pool at Casa Tranquila is just perfect for a late evening or early morning swim. If you want sand and the ocean it is only a block away. We were able to prepare meals in our little kitchen but, most often got our morning coffee from Gringos book/coffee shop right there or walked around the corner for tacos or huevos from a local cafe. The staff are friendly and kind and made our stay very enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Tranquila is a half block from the beach that stretches for 15 miles... great for meandering, digging in your toes, and sunset watching. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the house... in fact, the whole town is within walking distance. When you are ready to visit downtown Puerto Vallarta we are only two blocks from the bus stop or you can rent one of our vehicles to explore on your own. We offer 5 apartments, what are called locally a "bungalow" with 1 bedroom, private bathroom and full kitchen that can be rented by the day or by the month. The bedrooms feature a double bed and ceiling fans, there is a foldout sofa bed in the livingroom, and your own patio with outdoor table for fresh air dining. The kitchen is fully equipped and we include a starter package of our own locally grown and roasted coffee from Cafe Superior. Lush tropical gardens surrounding the pool and patios encourage you to relax and enjoy paradise here at Casa Tranquila. We offer room service from our very own Gringo's Books and Coffee Shop to your patio or poolside. Enjoy a light breakfast, toasted bagels and home baked goodies whenever you like... a rich latte or a refreshing frozen mocha might be just what you need and we deliver. You can browse our bookshelves to your heart's content. We have a large selection to choose from in used books and new books by local authors. We will be happy to pick you up at the airport with a stop at the major grocery store and the bank on your way to Bucerias. If you like, we can stock your kitchen prior to your arrival. We can provide you with tours of the surrounding mountains, beaches, and towns as well as kayaking in the lagoon and bird watching. In the winter (November to March), whales come to play and give birth just off shore. We have conscientious, ecologically-concerned guides, in whatever size boat you prefer, to show you our abundant marine life. Joann is available for eclectic and intuitive healing massage in her studio here at Casa Tranquila. We can also arrange for a manicure, pedicure, rejuvenating facial, hair cut and color, and hair braiding at your convenience right here on your patio. Some pets are welcome or you can use ours. We know how important your hard-earned vacation is to you and we are dedicated to helping you in any way we can to make it the best vacation ever. Our goal is that you have a wonderful trip, see and do everything that you want to do... and go home happy and tell all your friends about us! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Tranquila Mexico/Bucerias