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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Platanitos reviews

  • Had a fabulous time

    "We loved our stay at Villa Pacifica, the view, beach, surfing the waves and staff were amazing too. Opt to have the house chef, she was a great cook and very accommodating."
    Guest: Paul S. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 8, 2017
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  • A Slice of Paradise

    "I am very tempted to give Casa Juanita a terrible review if only to keep this gem all to ourselves;) This vacation, by consensus, was our favorite vacation ever! The very nice pictures on the listing just don't do justice to the beauty of this place. Javier the property manager was amazing. Anything you could want or need he could get and get quickly. For instance, the air conditioner in the master bedroom was broken. It took approximately one hour for Javier to get someone out to replace it. Javier even made Costco runs for us. We opted to have a cook for two meals a day. Ceci, our cook, made delicious Mexican meals using fresh local produce and seafood. Her sister Christy, cleaned our rooms and did our laundry. The gardener Joaquin was great he kept the place immaculate and even made a box fort for our kids. And, let me say that the rates for meals and cleaning and gardening were extremely reasonable. The beach is private so when Chacala's main beach is brimming with holiday vacationers, Chacalita's beach was not. The house has all the beach amenities you could want... chairs for the entire group and beach towels. The beach club and pool has delicious reasonably priced drinks and snacks. The pool is a nice change of pace from the beach. I cannot recommend Casa Juanita highly enough. It was a magical vacation."
    Guest: Josh W. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 5, 2017
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  • Great beach house with local Mexican vibe

    "We had an amazing holiday at the Chacala Beach house. As two families we wanted the convenience of an all inclusive on the beach but with flexibility for food and excursions. We found it ALL for kids 3-13 years old with interests ranging form boogie boarding, sand castle building, swimming, fishing, hiking, volley ball, and just hanging out. Location - right on a beautiful beach (nicer than Sayulita's) with amazing sunsets and unlike most other houses in Chalcala, just outside the compound gates are groceries, tortilla-ria, juice bar, surfer pizza (they deliver!) - everything you need. All of the locals are really friendly without being pushy and accommodate those without Spanish with friendly smiles. We ran a tab with the restaurant next door to have nachos and beverages delivered in the afternoon, breakfast buffet and great dinners at affordable prices and they take credit cards, otherwise bring pesos. Or choose to eat in and the owners insist you let Claudia, the daily housekeeper, do ALL of the dishes. House - right on the beach with great sunset view and we felt very safe and comfortable with the indoor and outdoor layout. Beds are comfortable, rooms are spacious and each have an en-suite . Sleeping arrangements are flexible, but each bedroom opens and locks to the outdoor compound area. So, with young children who need night access to their parents the casita is perfect with 1 bedroom, plenty of sleeping space for 3 children and a kitchen. Main Kitchen is small but comfortable, outdoor dinning space is great, good lounge chairs, but no couch or lounge zone inside. We loved that the house came with beach towels, boogie boards, beach toys and private palapas on the beach. Activities - we did excursions every other day including hiking the local volcano, fishing with Roberto (caught 3 yellow fin tuna in 2 hours!), hike to petroglyphs, local market day at la Penita and a great trip to San Blas to take a river tour to see crocodiles, birds, turtles followed by a swim - all were fun for all ages and very chill. Transportation - as a group of 9 we highly recommend contacting Trini's Shuttle Service. Juan met us at the airport, took us on all the excursions on our time and had lots of local knowledge and advice including great inexpensive restaurants and all without the "tour" feel. The convenience was amazing and the cost was less than renting cars / van. Fun village, great beach and plenty to do - without the hassles of crowded all-inclusives."
    Guest: Alison C. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
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  • Five-star stay at Casa Babina

    "As a retired editor for travel and lifestyles for such publications as Resorts & Great Hotels, I found Casa Babina to be one of the most beautiful tropical properties I have ever visited. With dramatic 360° views of the Pacific Ocean, Sierra Madre Mountains, lush gardens, and the village of Aticama, this hilltop retreat is a feast for the eyes and senses. From my private covered terrace I loved looking at the long stretch of Matanchen Bay, especially on Sundays when the locals take to the beach, and the circling frigate birds. It’s a short walk to the beach where you can eat al fresco at seaside restaurants that serve fresh fish, oysters, shrimp, and lobsters. Stroll through the traditional village where you’ll meet the friendly locals. Be sure to visit the fascinating archaeological museum and the lending library. What you won’t find are bars and nightclubs. However, if that’s on your agenda, head to the little fishing town of San Blas, which is 15 minutes away. Trilby is a most gracious hostess who will give you complete privacy if you prefer or include you in local activities such a visit to the local farmer’s market or pizza night at quaint Casa Manana hotel. Having lived in Aticama since 2001, Trilby can arrange sightseeing tours such as bird-watching, whale-watching, waterfall hikes, crocodile farm, deep-sea fishing, horse-back riding, and more. I plan on coming back to Casa Babina every year! Denise"
    Guest: Dietje Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 1, 2017
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