The most relaxing place on earth
Submitted: December 4, 2012
Stayed: April 2012
First of all, the Casa and location are amazing, the Casa is easily a multi-million dollar piece of property and is in the nicest part of the area. Every iota of the one acre lot has been landscaped; not necessarily with trees but alcoves, nooks and crannies that we have found are wonderful places to follow the sun, get out of the sun, and most of all, relax. There is also an infinity pool and outdoor jacuzzi. As I write this I’m finding it’s hard to really describe this place---to put it mildly EVERYTHING has been thought of and it is fun to choose which perfectly appointed part of the property will best match the sun’s position and our attitude/state of mind.
The energy here is that of complete relaxation; the house is located on the edge of a very sleepy village called El Cardonal. It would seem six or seven families from America decided to build on this gentle point around 2005, so the Casa is in the middle of other very nice seven figure homes on the edge of the Sea of Cortez on a white sandy beach. Each is gated and the Casa has its own care taker, Mino, who is subliminally present on the property tending the foliage, operating the grounds’ extensive accent lighting, water fountain, and pool and jacuzzi. His gentle singing or whistling announces if he will pass by, and he lives in another house on the property by the entrance. The house and grounds are also cleaned every day by Maria, who arrives mid-morning and tidies things up.
The Casa also has a full home entertainment system, including speakers throughout the house and outside, wireless internet, and a skype phone. Cell service doesn’t reach the Casa.
The people here are truly wonderful--everyone waves at you as they drive slowly by in their vehicles or ATVs, (even the Americans!) We have met locals, mostly Americans, and see them at the restaurant or in the area since we’ve been here. My ability to speak in Spanish is limited to non-existent, and I wish I’d paid more attention in high school, however, everyone seems to get by with gestures, limited Spanish words, and typically decent English. The Media Frenzy we are exposed to in America every day doesn’t seem to apply to these people. It all goes back to the relaxed attitude that seeps into your soul from the moment you arrive into El Cardonal.
There are a variety of dining opportunities; first the Casa has a beautiful, full kitchen with everything you could ask for if you’d like to cook yourself. Or, you can request a cate
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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