"What a wonderful find! We visit Mexico frequently, but this was our first visit to the Todos Santos area. So glad that we chose to stay at Casablanca in the neighboring beach town of El Pescadero. From the backdrop of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, to the desert, to the white sands and deep blue Pacific ocean- stunning! The drive from the airport takes about an hour and is on a new highway. After reaching El Pescadero, you'll take dirt roads from the highway to the beachfront and Casablanca. The roads are wide and well-traveled by locals. Our travel plans were last minute, so previous bookings meant we had to be flexible and stay our first night in the upstairs south wing and the rest of our stay in the west wing. It was fun to experience both rentals. Specifics about each spot are described in the website, but basically, they are both awesome places to stay! Spotless, super comfortable, thoughtfully appointed. The south wing is bigger, with a "living room" area, a panoramic view of the ocean on one side and the Sierra Laguna mountains on the other, and a wide comfortable balcony for gazing at the water, whales, etc. A large window right next to the bed looks out to sea. The west wing is smaller, but still gracious with a large, inviting bathroom. You can see the ocean from inside the room, but you'll probably spend most of your time on the very large private terrace watching the waves break while lazing on the outside bed! Casablanca is on a wide, long, white sandy beach that is most often empty. A popular surfing and swimming beach, Cerritos, is a few minutes away. There is a restaurant (takes credit cards) on the beach there. There are quite a few great places to eat. Carlitos was a real treat! You can order from the menu or ask him to serve you what he feels is the best in his kitchen that day. He's pricey and only takes cash, so be prepared, but the food was heavenly and the epicurean adventure was worth every peso! The restaurant at Rancho El Pescadero is situated in their vegetable garden. In addition to the offerings from their wood fire oven (meats, fish, pizzas) they serve these perfect, freshly picked from their garden veggies. They take credit cards and are in walking distance (if you're a walker) to Casablanca.
Julie, Casablanca owner, is so easy to work with- timely responses, thoughtful, reliable, knowledgeable, available if you need her but giving you privacy otherwise, fun, and interesting...a wise innkeeper!"
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: April 15, 2015