Read our REVIEWS, then save big by using VRBO to rent directly from the owner! (You will not find these discounts on the PlayaLasTortugas website!) We will also provide savings on excursions, transport, and watersports (surfboards, paddleboards, & kayaks).
ROMANCE SPECIAL - let me know that there will only be two guests requiring use of just one bedroom. I will discount $30 per night on winter rates and $20 per night on summer rates. (Sorry, no discounts for Christmas & New Years weeks,)
Villa Reyes at Playa Las Tortugas - a secluded oceanfront community on a gorgeous beach near Platinitos. An upscale tropical paradise on Mexico’s Pacific shore. Entrée Magazine summed up the picturesque setting: ..... “ a gorgeous, coconut-producing plantation, an 1100-acre estuary teeming with exotic birds and a turtle camp protecting the endangered olive ridleys ..“
Villa Reyes beckons you to the travel experience of a lifetime in our private 3000 square feet home. 2000 sq ft of this is air conditioned: the two bedrooms on the first floor and the dining and living areas on the second floor. The third floor provides 1000 square feet of open deck - equipped with a wet bar, palm covered palapa, "full size" outdoor day bed, dining table, and lounge chairs. Our community averages 300 sunny days per year.!
You will enjoy privacy and tranquility ... with ocean views and the sounds of waves from both king size bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room and from the rooftop deck. The pristine beach is just a leisurely 3-minute stroll through colorful tropical flowers, foliage, and coconut palms. Only yards further up the beach is the mangrove-lined, fresh water estuary where you can kayak among 125 species of exotic birds, including the resident pelicans and roseate spoonbills.
Canoe or swim across the estuary for lunch at one of Platanitos’ six sand floored, oceanfront restaurants. Enjoy a walk or a barefooted run on our 5 miles of uninhabited sand beach that is lined with palm trees and goes on as far as the eye can see. The ocean waves are great for boogie boards, surfers, and ocean kayaks. The large community pool and the new 65 ft lap pool are just steps from Villa Reyes and are favorites of our guests. Volunteering to help the Turtle Camp preserve the endangered sea turtle population is a popular guest activity. Even small children can participate in the release of hatchlings - sometimes as many as 1,000 in one evening.
Villa Reyes is one of only two Tortugas rentals that offer air conditioning in all rooms – a special benefit when the mid-day temperatures heat up. A clothes washer and dryer are located in the Villa and the staff will gladly do your laundry. The kitchen is equipped with full size appliances and bottled water is supplied. Bath and bedroom linens are provided. Beach towels also!
The Villa has 2 king size beds. Both spacious bedrooms have full baths, including large tiled showers. Each bedroom opens to a covered lanai. The large closets are adequate for a long term stay. (A hairdryer is provided in each bathroom.) Air mattresses are also available and a "Pack and Play" are available for children. Our roof-top day bed has custom insect screening and perfect ocean/pool views. This bed can provide 'starry, starry nights' for the adventuresome.
Highchairs are available. Close parental supervision is needed for children on the rooftop deck, near stairs, and in the water. Childcare can be arranged by our staff.
There is daily maid and garden service to ensure your Villa and the grounds are in top condition for your enjoyment. The gardener will assist with kayaks, getting wood for beach bonfires, and getting coconuts for guest consumption.
The dining room table seats eight. The dining room table and computer desk are well positioned to retain the ocean views while you relax to use the home's WiFi or just read a book.
There are two additional dining areas – one on the second floor balcony and one on the rooftop. (For those of you who would like to leave the cooking to us, we can arrange affordable/authentic Mexican meals prepared in your Villa by our wonderful cooks.)
The den has a flat screen TV/DVD player for free NETFLIX movies. It adjoins the kitchen and provides great ocean views/sounds. Books, board games and playing cards are provided. Colorful Mexican tiles and tasteful accent pottery throughout the house will add to your enjoyment.
To reach Playa Las Tortugas, guests will travel 70 miles north from the Puerto Vallarta airport. Good roads will take you by mountain passages, small villages, roadside fruit stands, and the scenes become progressively more rural in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit. By the time you turn west toward the ocean, you will see major farming which produces tons of pineapples, large herds of cattle, and huge mango orchards. Arrival at Playa Las Tortugas before sunset is recommended to avoid bikes and stray cattle that could be on the roadways.
This area from Puerta Vallarta to Playa Las Tortugas has a great reputation for traveler safety and cordial citizenry. Top security firms have found Puerto Vallarto and the Riviera Nayarit among the safest tourist destinations in the world.
The weather in Riviera Nayarit is widely recognized as some of the best on the Planet. Average year-round temperatures range from highs of 80 to 85 degrees to lows of 60 to 70 degrees. Most rain occurs from July through September and even then, most rain occurs at night or during pre-dawn thundershowers. Much of the year is characterized by deep blue skies and ocean breezes.
There are multiple options for transport from the airport. Many guests choose to rent a car from companies like Gecko Car Rentals (they pick up and return you to the airport/they include insurance in the rental price). Some guests use bus/taxi transportation. We also offer a private airport shuttle that will stop for lunch and grocery shopping in Puerto Vallarta. (Our staff can also provide provide next day delivery of grocery items you may have forgotten.)
A Washington Post reporter called Playa Las Tortugas his "Shangri-La", the place I could recommend without reservation or caveat.” Our secluded beach community will indeed take you back to the 'old Mexico'.
To complement this tropical paradise, the well-appointed Villa Reyes will provide comfort, privacy, serenity and memories to last a lifetime. (For optimum privacy, remember that Villa Reyes is a free-standing dwelling ... not a duplex nor a condominium.)