Submitted: April 10, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
Just got back after spending 12 days in wonderful El Sargento! There were nine of us (4 adults, 5 kids) and we had more than enough room with renting the entire house.
Since this was the tail end of kiting season, the beach where the house sits was mostly abandoned during our time there. Well, except for the dolphins and whale and multitudes of fish and birds that hang out in the area.
We had a lot of fun cooking our own meals in the upstairs kitchen (all the groceries you will need are down at nearby Oscaritos), hanging out on the beach in the comfy beach chairs, kayaking, snorkeling, and enjoying the feeling of truly being away from it all.
The house faces almost due east, so the sunrises were absolutely spectacular - the sun rose right out of the water each morning. I meant to count the number of steps it takes to get down to the beach - but forgot - it's sooo close.
The house is clean and in good shape. The fans and the A/C units (when needed) kept us nice and cool inside when it was baking outside.
We had the guys at Palapas Ventana pick us up right in front of the house one morning to take us on an adventure over to the island that sits 10 miles off the beach. I HIGHLY recommend you look into this. We started the morning fishing crystal blue waters and pulling in several good sized yellow snapper (as well as a trumpet fish, needle fish, lady fish, and a skipjack tuna). We then hit an empty beach and did some amazing snorkeling. Our guide plucked scallops off the sea floor and we had the freshest ceviche you could ever get.
Depending on the tide, the beach can be just a titch rocky right out front - but you only need to walk a short way to find pure sandy access to the water if that's your cup of tea.
Everyone in the two towns - La Ventana (the one with the paved road) and El Sargento (the town with the dirt road) were extremely friendly and helpful. We tried out a bunch of the local restaurants and never had a bad meal. You're about six minutes (depending on the condition of the dirt road) from El Sargento and a total of 10 - 12 minutes from the main part of La Ventana.
We would definitely come back here and definitely recommend you consider staying here.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: So happy you had a great time. Hope to have you back.
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