The Casa Niños experience is nothing short of amazing and spectacular. I went with a friend for a 4 day weekend just to get away from the daily grind. With 3 floors and multiple bedrooms (plus a gorgeous rooftop patio), there was plenty of private and communal space. The entire property itself was private and secure yet was accessible to both the main road and the beach (mere steps).
For our first day we stayed local, planned our excursions through Felipe, and enjoyed the local fare and amenities (restaurants, beach, downtown culture).
We went zip lining on the 2nd day (8am departure; 4pm return). I highly recommend it. Zip line through the lush vegetation across the bay and finish with a tequila tour on the way down. That night we ventured into Viejo Vallarta for a nice dinner and to explore the night life (great time for the 21-35 crowd). Taxi ride is not long at all and very reasonable.
On our 3rd day we headed up north to Sayulita for casual day of surfing and fish tacos. Beautiful little town and worth an exploration.
The 4th day was marked for a cross bay/island hopping snorkel tour. Very enjoyable. Again ~4pm return time. The evening was reserved for a very nice Bucerias restaurant.
Day 5 (departure day) began with breakfast at Karen's, continued with some midday beach time, and ended with relaxation time on the rooftop palapa, a great place to spend any down time.
Casa Niños was accessible to anything and everything. The property was tip top. The service (Felipe) was top notch, as he always checked in on us and the property and made sure that we had anything we could ever want or need. The local/area distractions and fare was superb. Overall, the vacation experience was exactly what was needed. I highly recommend this property. A+