Trip of a Lifetime
Submitted: February 25, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
We just returned from a 2 week vacation at Casa Blanca in the little village of Lo de Marcos. We have been to Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Rincon de Guayabitos, and this place is a little piece of paradise.
The Casa is large with an open concept. The space was clean and tastefully decorated. The bedrooms large, with ceiling fans. Three bathrooms, with plenty of space. The kitchen is very well-stocked and there is an extensive library with games and books. The pool is mostly shaded until 3 pm or so , and the hot tub turned on for the evening or earlier upon request. From the deck we saw whales in the ocean daily. (hint:take binoculars) The drive way is in a nutshell, a major workout! It is long and steep!
The beach is down the driveway, and about a block away. Most days the waves were strong, but fun to play in! The beach is very quiet, with 2 palapa restaurants near the area where swimming was the best.
Lo De Marcos is an amazing little Mexican town.It took about 10 minutes for us to walk to the main shopping area, and we walked home in the dark several times -never feeling unsafe) We attended several community events/fundraisers: tasting ribs, fish tacos, pizza , tamales, chimichungas , flan and margaritas from local restaurants. There was entertainment and music in the square which we were attended and met locals as well as long term tourists. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Groceries were easy to buy: fresh fish, meat, produce, soda, beer and wine... There was a local bakery where you could walk in and see the hearth oven and pastries being made and baked and buy on the spot. A cute little coffee shop downtown for our mochas and lattes, and several juice stands.
There are a handful of restaurants in town to try for supper as well. La Luna (italian ) and Arciellas were our favorites.
Bill and Mary are the onsite caretakers who live behind the casa in their own casita. They were amazingly helpful and always friendly.
We were 2 families with total of 4 kids. (6-9 yrs) I would not recommend younger children staying there as the drop offs from pool and deck are big, and with the hike up the driveway, they would not manage. It worked very well for us , with lots of space for playing and relaxing.
It was a fantastic vacation and we will be back! Thanks so much Bill and Mary.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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