Villa Del Mar offers a true tropical getaway!
Four bedroom BEACHFRONT Villa in a stand of coconut palms and tropical gardens on 5 miles of pristine undeveloped beach. A protected sea turtle nesting habitat, our soft sand beach is perfect for swimming and is considered one of the best surfing spots on the coast. Canoes and sea kayaks are provided for exploring the adjacent estuary and to view migratory sea birds and other wildlife. Longboard-style surfboards and boogie boards are also provided.
The villa features hand-crafted Mexican furnishings and Central American artifacts, showcased under a soaring 20 foot palapa ceiling, creating an ambiance that reflects the villa's serene setting. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped. Each of the four bedrooms opens to a beach facing patio.
SUMMER IS PRIME TURTLE NESTING SEASON. SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL SUMMER RATES!
REVIEWS: Environmentally Friendly: “I have the privilege of experiencing a working sea-turtle camp firsthand because I am staying at Playa Las Tortugas, a charming, ecologically minded property on an otherwise uninhabited stretch of pristine beach. Next to a tidal estuary lined with mangroves—where I spend a glorious afternoon in a canoe, spotting roseate spoonbills and great blue herons,among other bird species—this property demonstrates the value of conscientious development.” Alaska Airlines Magazine
“A residential development dedicated to environmentally conscious living”. ~ Robb Report Vacation Homes .........
“Each day, I would ride a boogie board in the perfect surf, kayak the pristine estuary that borders the property, do a little birding or horseback riding, and tour by car and foot the scenic Sierra mountains. Then, about 9 p.m. each of the three nights I was there, I’d walk a few hundred yards from my villa to the research station. There, I worked alongside trained staff, spotting nesting turtles, then digging up the eggs for incubation......” The Washington Post March 5, 2006
Villa Del Mar is located on the beautiful Nayarit coast, a scenic hour and a half drive north of Puerto Vallarta at Playa Las Tortugas. “Riviera Nayarit' is largely undeveloped and is being carefully planned to ensure the natural resources are protected. Our 5 mile stretch of pristine undeveloped beach is designated as a protected sea turtle nesting habitat, where, in season, guests can witness this magical nightly event or take part in nighttime baby turtle releases! Our adjacent natural salt water estuary is home to thousands of migratory birds and other wildlife. The nearby villages reflect the spirit of Mexico's charm, where locals farm the rich soils for the produce and tropical fruits they sell at local markets and roadside stands, as well as markets displaying locally made handicrafts. Nearby excursions include a spectacular waterfall, Indian ruins, and a wildlife river boat ride.
Other Activities: sea kayaking, activities at nearby turtle conservation camp
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