I stayed at Casa Tranquila recently and had an incredibly comfortable stay. The staff, the location, the pool, and THE BOOKSTORE made my stay delightful. The location is great. It is close to the beach, to the buses, to good restaurants, art galleries, body work spas, and especially the original plaza of Bucerias. The bookstore with all those walls of summer reads was heaven - books by the pool, yes, yes, yes!!!! And the coffee, which is locally grown and roasted, is wonderful.
It was hot and humid - but I knew that was part of the journey when one visits in the summer. And there is a lovely patio with tables as well as pool side chairs and lounges for sitting in the heat of the day. And I was in one of the un-airconditioned rooms! I had fans and cross-ventilation. I also sat outside on the lovely balcony when it was hot.
The staff was so helpful and so welcoming. I can't imagine being better cared for. Joann and Patricia are extremely welcoming and have a long history with the community. Pati and Lucida were kind and and caring also.
I had great excursions - snorkeling, sightseeing, museums. I enjoy taking the local buses, and the taxis were cheap on those days when I'd had too many early morning libations. Puerto Vallarta is close enough for a day-evening trip and far enough away to avoid the intense commercialism. Las Islas Marietas are also a great day trip - with water that makes you feel like you're flying rather than swimming.
I have recommended Casa Tranquila to friends. I recommend it to anyone who reads this also.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Tranquila is a half block from the beach that stretches for 15 miles... great for meandering, digging in your toes, and sunset watching. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the house... in fact, the whole town is within walking distance. When you are ready to visit downtown Puerto Vallarta we are only two blocks from the bus stop or you can rent one of our vehicles to explore on your own. We offer 5 apartments, what are called locally a "bungalow" with 1 bedroom, private bathroom and full kitchen that can be rented by the day or by the month. The bedrooms feature a double bed and ceiling fans, there is a foldout sofa bed in the livingroom, and your own patio with outdoor table for fresh air dining. The kitchen is fully equipped and we include a starter package of our own locally grown and roasted coffee from Cafe Superior. Lush tropical gardens surrounding the pool and patios encourage you to relax and enjoy paradise here at Casa Tranquila. We offer room service from our very own Gringo's Books and Coffee Shop to your patio or poolside. Enjoy a light breakfast, toasted bagels and home baked goodies whenever you like... a rich latte or a refreshing frozen mocha might be just what you need and we deliver. You can browse our bookshelves to your heart's content. We have a large selection to choose from in used books and new books by local authors. We will be happy to pick you up at the airport with a stop at the major grocery store and the bank on your way to Bucerias. If you like, we can stock your kitchen prior to your arrival. We can provide you with tours of the surrounding mountains, beaches, and towns as well as kayaking in the lagoon and bird watching. In the winter (November to March), whales come to play and give birth just off shore. We have conscientious, ecologically-concerned guides, in whatever size boat you prefer, to show you our abundant marine life. Joann is available for eclectic and intuitive healing massage in her studio here at Casa Tranquila. We can also arrange for a manicure, pedicure, rejuvenating facial, hair cut and color, and hair braiding at your convenience right here on your patio. Some pets are welcome or you can use ours. We know how important your hard-earned vacation is to you and we are dedicated to helping you in any way we can to make it the best vacation ever. Our goal is that you have a wonderful trip, see and do everything that you want to do... and go home happy and tell all your friends about us! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Tranquila Bucerias, Mexico - Riviera Nayarit