Just spent 5 nts in March at Natura Cabana with my college age daughter. The resort is gorgeous and well maintained. The cabanas are like a combination Gilligan's Island/Flintsone structures made from stucco/stone/palm trees.
The grounds are lovely and very peaceful. The private beach is wonderful and the ocean is beautiful and lots of fun to play in. Be sure to walk in front of the resort in front of the breakfast/lunch restaurant through a tree lined path and then out to the ocean. You can walk probably a good hour along a fantastic stretch of beach. Along this stretch are surfing and kite surfing schools. This beach is great and fun to watch the surfers. Some of the beach chairs have seen better days.
The food is terrific as is the staff in both restaurants. Everything was fresh and very tasty.
We enjoyed a wonderful massage beachside and a facial. Both were lovely and affordable.
The yoga space is great - hearing the ocean and feeling the breeze while practicing adds another level of peace to your practice. The teacher is very knowledgeable and on the athletic side but I'd say it would be accessible to most yogis.
Our room, Laja, was toward the back of the resort so we did get some noise from deliveries and workers coming and going. We also didn't have a cozy porch like most of the other bungalows. A small table would be great up there. A little dresser in the room would be nice. The closet doors didn't slide well so we just worked out of our suitcases on the floor. That was fine for us. We did not have hot showers even though we turned on the heat. Since we spent our days at the beach a coolish shower was ok. Our fan was a bit noisy but you wouldn't want to go without.
We took a cab into Caberete 2 x and really enjoyed ourselves. The beach area right off the main drag is fun and there are many restaurants and bars to choose from. The first night we ate at Gordito's Fresh Mex. since it was rated so high. Wasn't impressed. From there we walked into town. A little scary walk since we didn't know the area-lots of mopeds and not a lot of sidewalk. Just stay on your toes and it is fine to make that walk. We found the beach area which is like night and day from the street. Went to Pasta e Vino for a pitcher of wonderful mojitos! Went back for dinner a couple nights later. Great view, great service, and great food.
I don't think I'd want to drive there. Crazy! Lots of moped type vehicles.
We had our cab driver stop at the market on the way to resort to get water, beer, wine, and snacks. There is a mini fridge in the room.
A lovely place that I hope to visit again.
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