It was a last minute decision to take a trip and luckily we found David and Casa Viva!! Having never experienced such a total relaxed and interesting time, I will find it hard to capture everything that was so right in this perfect vacation. Outside of the main tourist area for a truly Mexican feel, but close enough if you need that tourist experience too. Physically, Casa Viva is a well-designed, open air, totally "green" resort with seperate sleeping cottages and a shared main kitchen/dining/pool/living area. The pool is fantastic, just a few yards from the beach offering spectacular views of the crashing surf, diving pelicans, and at night, a perfect view of the cloudless starry nights or spectacular evening lightning storms. The main table is elevated to allow viewing directly over the pool and there is an abundance of hammocks, swings, sofa and other sitting areas to fit all needs. Our cottage had it's own porch with a sofa and large swing if we wanted more privacy. Iguanas, smaller lizards, beautiful birds of all shapes and sizes enjoy the grounds too. Lush and plentiful vegetation and flowers abound (Aloe, bananas, cacti, etc, etc). Mentally, it is a total immersion into peace, tranquility and harmony. I was able to finish 5 novels, 2 historical essays, and do some much needed personal planning while lounging comfortably, guilt-free!! At night I slept more peacefully and fitfully than I have in decades. The beach is endless in both directions with no noise but the crashing surf and singing birds. Elvira cooked incredible authentic meals from scratch daily and Benito mixed the best Margaritas we have ever imbibed. We made friends with people at another nearby resort, ate there one night and had an overpriced "gourmet" meal of more americanized foods (sushi, pasta, piazza,etc). Bland!! We couldn't wait to get back to Elvira's cooking!! I can't say enough about this place and I welcome any and all questions for anyone lucky enough to find Casa Viva while planning their own vacation!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Viva is simple elegance and natural luxury. The spacious casitas (suites) and common area with pool and jacuzzi are spread across 80 meters of beachfront on your private cove between Troncones and Manzanillo. Private and reserved, breakfast is included, extra meals can be arranged with cook so you never leave the premise. Sleeps up to 16-20 comfortably, rent the entire property or just one Casita. ... more less
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