Casa Velas is a great small hotel that offers a romantic getaway without kids & crowds. Their sister hotel (Velas Vallarta) is CRAZY. Hundreds of kids & people. Velas Vallarta has 600 rooms as to Casa Velas Boutique Hotel 60 suites with pool/jacazzuis in your room & NO KIDS. The one thing that sold us about Casa Velas is that the hotel offers guests a private beach house to be used by Casa Velas guests ONLY!!!! So you get the best of both worlds the privacy on the beach & at your hotel. The only thing is that Velas Vallarta guests are always trying to sneak in to the CASA VELAS BEACH HOUSE. But If your looking for a quite place, something away from the normal population of vacationers at a very reasonable price Casa velas is for you. Their food and serivce was GREAT. A cab can take you to the city in 7 minutes. The city does get over populated with day vistors from the many cruises that stop for day shopping. So the drive is well worth it when you enjoy the return back home from shopping in the city.