Submitted: February 18, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
My wife, 3 kids (ages 7, 5, and 3), and parents had an absolutely amazing vacation at Casa Tia Tita over Christmas break. Having spent some time studying in Costa Rica back in college, I was anxious to go back to Central America, but also wanted to have a more unique experience, instead of staying at a hotel or resort. With a little research and web-surfing on VRBO, El Salvador and Casa Tia Tita looked like a great fit.
At first I was a little nervous to bring our family to El Salvador, considering some travel advisories listed by the US government. However, Gordon was quick to answer any questions and even had a number of former guests e-mail me personally, with reassurances of the safety of the area. I really appreciated that.
Upon arrival, we were so glad that we had chosen to stay at this beautiful property. The grounds are manicured, full of tropical plants, numerous coconut palms, and the relaxing sounds of the ocean. We loved having the outdoor living space, whether reading books in the many hammocks, swimming in the pool, or relaxing with beverages and taking in the breathtaking ocean views and sunsets from the gazebo. Although we did not feel adventurous enough to take to a surfboard, the shallow and warm waters of the beach provided some great boogie-boarding, even for our young kids.
However, what truly put this property over the top was the amazing staff on site. Rosi’s meals were delicious, Morena took wonderful care of the casita, and Mario was a wonderful guide and travel-companion on our drives to town and our couple day-trips to Juayua and Cerro Verde. In fact, we were honored that Mario made his first trip to Cerro Verde with us, on his birthday no less! Thanks to a refresher on my college Spanish, we were able to have a number of great conversations and it truly enriched the experience to be able to communicate with all of them. They are some of the kindest people you could meet and take great care of the guests.
As you can tell, we had a fantastic stay at Casa Tia Tita and hope to get back to El Salvador some day. If you are interested in a relaxing tropical oasis, far away from big hotels and resorts, this is the place for you!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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