If you want a place to get away from it all - this is it. No hustle and bustle, no pesky merchants on the beach, just sun, surf, sand, and tons of coconut palms. There's no better beach in Mexico - the beach is amazingly clean, the surf is perfect for swimming, surfing, and boogie boarding, and as far as the stars - I've never seen so many. The community pool was immaculate and the community gardens throughout the development are gorgeous. And let's not forget the fantastic bird watching and wildlife, the nearby estuary, and the turtle preserve (and WHALE WATCHING!). Ask the manager about the possible hike/swim across the estuary and over the nearby spit to the sleepy coastal town of Platanitos for tacos and beer (I recommend the shrimp!).
The homes are equally beautiful -- I stayed in Casa Las Olas, beautiful beach front villa complete with a palapa to view the beach and setting sun from while enjoying a tasty beverage. Casa Las Olas was exceptionally clean and well stocked so we had everything we needed to create fabulous meals and enjoy evening leisure time. I highly recommend renting Casa Las Olas in Playa Las Tortugas - you won't regret it! I plan on returning every year if I can! Enjoy!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Playas Las Tortugas is an enclave of approximately 14 stylish homes that are individually owned and most are rented when the owner is not in residence. They are set in a working coconut plantation and feature all modern conveniences. They are located between the Pacific Ocean on the West, a bird filled fresh water estuary on the North, and the coconut plantation provides seclusion from the rest of the planet - a place to relax and commune with nature - away from the world's tourists!Rental options vary from a pair of roomy duplexes to multi-bedroom villas. Maid service is provided daily and our gardeners tend the grounds six days per week. Meal preparation is optional. All homes have air-conditioned bedrooms. Groups of homes can be rented for use by groups such as yoga clubs, business groups, and wedding parties. The palm lined beach extends for more than five miles and there are no other dwellings within miles of the beach. The large community pool is centrally located and comfortable.Some beach front villas have private pools/jacuzzi. Kayak rentals are available from the on-site Property Manager. Free WiFi is provided.Guests enjoy surfing, swimming, hiking,fishing, kayaking, horseback riding,relaxing, and massage. The Playa Las Tortugas property manager arranges any excursions desired, airport transportation, and the like. Small Mexican villages are frequently visited for day trips - especially on market days. These small farm towns have some signature Mexican restaurants and the six oceanfront restaurants at Platinitos can be reached in 20 minutes by kayaking across the estuary. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Playa Las Tortugas Hotel Riviera Nayarit