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“In 12 years of winter Caribbean trips, this is the 1st one we are returning to.” 5 of 5 stars
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Lazaro Cardenas #36, La Penita de Jaltemba, Mexico   |  
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Mackenzie, B. C.
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“In 12 years of winter Caribbean trips, this is the 1st one we are returning to.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Listen to Linda and Bob's tips, they are right on the mark. La Penita is the least North Amercanized town we have visited in the Caribbean. The locals are friendly and welcoming. Lots of great walking in the area. Not a hub of high tech. If your needs are simple try it out.
It is a small, cozy hotel/apartment building. Very secure, great plumbing, hot water, close enough to the ocean for anyone, great sunsets and interesting neighborhood.
I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Saskatchewan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

We have stayed several times over the last 8 years at the Casita and have recommended it to friends who have stayed also. Everybody loves the Casita and the little town of La Penita. Bob and Linda are more than just hotel owners, they are "hands on" contributors to the community also and know everything there is to make your stay enjoyable. The units at the Casita are comfortable, equiped with everything you need, spotless and lack for nothing. The grounds and pool area are beautiful and the BBQ's for use by the guests are a nice bonus. We look forward to our next trip to Casita de la Penita and the area.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trail, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

The hosts are most helpful and welcoming. English speaking , and Canadian as well. Villa is located close to town . Able to walk alot , or take a taxi to many outlying areas.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

We have returned to Bob & Linda's 5 times. We love the hospitality Bob and Linda provide and the atmosphere of being in a real Mexican town.. The rooms are comfortable and have everything you need for your own food prep but between LaPenita and Guayabitos there is no shortage of excellent places to satisfy your Mexican palate.. This quaint little Casita is steps from the beach, and steps from the town square where the weekly market takes place. A morning walk for our fresh fruit and fresh bread and we're greeted by various store owners getting ready for the business day, it is a very friendly town. Bob and LInda share their wealth of knowledge of the area and been more than helpful in organizing parties and tours for us and the people we were travelling with. From the Casita we've enjoyed tours where we took in whale watching, successful fishing, (then bbq'd the fish at the Casita!), hiking, zip-lining and just exploring new beaches. Highly recommend if you enjoy getting to know your hosts and the town you are in, quiet afternoons on the beach, and beautiful sunsets!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

I have stayed at the Casita three times in the past five years. The first time with a friend, the second time I returned with my family and the third time I came with a large group of friends. Each time, the Gibbs offered us a safe haven and home base from which we were able to explore the friendly, authentic town of La Penita and the surrounding area. The accomodations, located across the road from the ocean were impeccably maintained. The beds were comfortable, the kitchens well stocked and we regularly took advantage of the bbq on the patio. The courtyard and pool were a lovely place to unwind after a day of exploration. We made great use of the Casita's beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards in the water, just steps away from the Casita door. It was great to lay in bed in the morning and hear the ocean, the church bells and smell the bread baking in the nearby bakery. The Gibbs offered a wealth of suggestions on where to go, what to see, and what to eat as well as making arrangements for day trips and transportation when we required it. It was their friendly attention, laughter and genuine love for their slice of paradise that made returning home at the end of a day of adventures feel like we were returning to a home away from home. I encourage anyone who wants to experience the real Mexico from a safe haven to plan their next stay at La Casita de la Penita!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasitadelaPenita, Owner at Casita de La Penita, responded to this review, June 22, 2010
We would like to thankyou for putting such wonderful, positive thoughts about our place on Trip Advisor. Hopefully others will read this and decide to give the Casita and the town of La Penita a chance for their winter vacation......Bob & Linda
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Additional Information about Casita de La Penita

Address: Lazaro Cardenas #36, La Penita de Jaltemba, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > La Penita de Jaltemba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in La Penita de Jaltemba
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Casita De La Penita La Penita De Jaltemba, Mexico - Nayarit

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