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Casas Pura Vida vs. Hotel Nautilus

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Casas Pura Vida vs. Hotel Nautilus

Hi Everyone,

I tried to post this question in the general forum but with no avail, so I'll try here. I am trying to decide between Casas Pura Vida and Hotel Nautiuls. Am I right to assume that Casas Pura Vida is a bit outside of town and we would need to take the car to get anywhere in town? Is Hotel Nautilus better located in regards to being able to walk to places? Is either one better in regards to beach access? Thanks so much for any help!

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1. Re: Casas Pura Vida vs. Hotel Nautilus

Here is a link to a map that will pretty much answer any questions you may have:


Casas Pura Vida is on the beach, Nautilus is off the beach, probably about a 7 min. walk.

Casa Pura Vida is not quite on the 'outside of town', it is actually about 3/4 of the way through Santa Teresa from the Playa Carmen cruce (cross-road), everything kind of melds together.

Nautilus is probably closer to restaurants, stores etc, than Casas Pura Vida, but everything is very spread out in Santa Teresa, so you might want to consider some type of transportation if that is the deciding factor. You can rent bikes, quads or vehicles.

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2. Re: Casas Pura Vida vs. Hotel Nautilus

Thanks so much for your input. Since we will be traveling with a toddler, I am leaning towards Casas Pura Vida now because it seems as though it may be a little more comfortable for us all.. I was under the impression that this property was outside of town and it would be impossible for us to walk anywhere. Thanks again!

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