Vacation begins as you enter the foyer of Casa Tortuga; the beautiful Caribbean Sea announces it’s presence thru the glass windows and doors of the living area. Enjoy the fresh, free flowing 2 story open concept with its tropical flair of spacious living/terrace areas. Both master suites on the 2nd level have large in suite bathrooms with sunken bathtubs along with separate private balconies to relax and embrace your Caribbean paradise. Inspired by the many Sea Turtles whose homing instincts return them to Playa del Secreto to burrow into the white sand and lay their eggs. Witness the nesting process and hatching, as the baby sea turtles return to the sea. Services and amenities include private house staff, concierge, security, wireless internet; massage and babysitting available. The kitchen is complete for your own cooking needs. However, to truly enjoy your vacation; request the services of our on site Chef. All you need is a Bathing Suit. Enjoy Resort amenities without the Resort
From the moment we arrived we were in awe at how the pictures on the website did not do the villa justice! The location was perfect, the layout was spacious and comfortable. It was clean and very well maintained and having the cleaning staff come in each day – and actually cleaned, not just tidy up – was a fabulous touch. We were not messy guests, just tracked in a lot of sand no matter how hard we tried not to! We did not get a chance to meet the owner but Mauricio, the Villa Manager, is a sweetheart.
The security guard in the Palapa was very helpful and understood English enough to have our transportation needs met as we did not rent a vehicle. A roundtrip taxi to Puerto Morales or Playa del Carmen ran about $50 USD on the average - more or less depending on the number of passengers.
We had dinner reservations at Alux (Aloosh) in Playa one evening. It was wonderful and would definitely return again. A ‘must see’ establishment if you have never been there. We also purchased the four-day meal plan in the Palapa. The food and service were superb! Rafael the chef and Russell the waiter took very good care of us!
The only concern throughout the whole experience of planning, booking and arriving for this trip was early on, trying to contact email@example.com to get some questions answered. Once Mauricio got involved, it was never an issue!
As for Hacienda del Secreto overall – we are already planning to book again next year, if they will have us!
We recently stayed at Casa Tortuga as we do just about every year for the last 10 years. It is a perfect family retreat that is centrally located for everything in the Riviera Maya. The home is always well maintained and stocked. The beach is secure and very private, yet you are close enough to shopping, restaurants, and all the golf and eco resort excursions you will be able to fit in your vacation time. I highly recommend Casa Tortuga to anyone.
I have had the pleasure of staying at Casa Sarita on many occasions, and the accommodations, staff, location, and service have always far exceeded my expectations. The villa is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out, and lounging in the infinity pool looking out over the beach and crystal clear Caribbean water is an experience beyond words. I have always felt safe there and have appreciated all the “inside scoop” regarding dining, activities, etc. from Doy, who has owned and managed the property for many years, If you’re looking for a little slice of heaven, I recommend Casa Sarita – you will not be disappointed. Cathy Anderson
Playa del Secreto is synonymous with paradise! When looking for a beach front vacation destination, Casa Sarita in Playa del Secreto is a must-stay vacation spot! No one can compare to Doy and her staff in making your vacation a little piece of Heaven. The villa is beautifully decorated, the meals are scrumptious, the grounds are gorgeous, the hot tub evokes serenity. Once outside, the infinity pool overlooks the turquoise blue Caribbean and sandy beaches - it is a breath-taking view. Every attention is paid to detail; every wish is accommodated. Although there is no need to go anywhere, Doy is wonderful at making suggestions of places to go, things to do and see. I have vacationed here several times; every time I have to leave, I can't wait to go back. Re-entry into the real world is a harsh reality after staying at Casa Sarita!
This villa is everything that is said to be. Very well taken care of, owner makes you feel at home and is very helpful with anything you would like to do. I would highly recommend this to anyone. It is the most relaxing vacation we take every year!
I have had the pleasure of staying at Casa Sarita on many occasions, and the accommodations, staff, location, and service have always far exceeded my expectations. The villa is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out, and lounging in the infinity pool looking out over the beach and crystal clear Caribbean water is an experience beyond words. I have always felt safe there and have appreciated all the “inside scoop” regarding dining, activities, etc. from Doy, who has owned and managed the property for many years, If you’re looking for a little slice of heaven, I recommend Casa Sarita – you will not be disappointed.
Playa del Secreto means 'Secret Beach' in Spanish. Wild mangrove and freshwater pools attract beautiful birds, and healthy reef is home to spectacular tropical Caribbean sea life. Casa Tortuga is located in the heart of this magnificent historical and geographical area known as the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is the stretch of beach front that runs from Cancun to Tulum. All within a 5 minute to 45 minute max drive from the villa you can explore more beaches/cenotes and caves, Mayan ruins, eco parks, jungle tours, diving/snorkeling/fishing, zoo, 9 championship golf courses, shopping, fine & local dining and nightlife. Airport is 20 minutes away, Playa del Carmen is 15 minutes away, Puerto Morelos is 7 minutes away, Tulum Mayan Ruins is 45 minutes away, Cancun Hotel Zone 35 minutes away. Cozumel is 15 minutes by car then 30 minutes by Ferry, Isla Mujeres is 40 minutes away then 30 minutes by Ferry or........ You can simply stay put at Casa Tortuga and let our staff pamper and serve you!
Other Activities: para-sailing, wave runners
Additional Charge per extra guest is $250 for the week with a maximum of two extra guests.
All Rental Rates include: A courtesy Arrival Cocktail, Daily Maid Service 7 days a week except on major holidays such as Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and Easter Sunday (maid service after 5:00 pm has an additional charge and must be arranged in advance),
Courtesy Turn Down Service Each Evening w/ Mints on Pillows,