Colorful, Tropical Sunsets Are Always In Season

Our beach and homes, January 2008
Our beach and homes, January 2008Casa Luna, Playa Las TortugasView to the beach from living areas and terracesComfortable, sunny bedrooms with terracesHaving a cool drink at the poolTraditional talavera tile in sunny kitchenKayak surfing and boogie boarding in the wavesBathrooms in each bedroom suite, plus 1/2 bathAerial photo of Playa Las Tortugas and PlatanitosCasa Luna dining area, adjacent terracesBaby sea turtle ready to releaseWalking to the beach through the palmsCanoeing and bird watching in the estuaryGoing for an evening swim at the poolSunrise over the estuaryMeasuring an adult female sea turtleJust before sunset, through the palms

From $214 / night

Playa Las Tortugas, Nayarit, Mexico
Colorful, Tropical Sunsets Are Always In Season
2 bedrooms
6 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $235 - $260
Per week: $1,500 - $2,495
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Playa Las Tortugas vacation home rental
'Each day, I would ride a boogie board in the perfect surf, kayak the pristine estuary that borders the property, do a little birding or horseback riding, and tour by car and foot the scenic Sierra mountains. Then, about 9 p.m. each of the three nights I was there, I 'd walk a few hundred yards from my villa to the research station. There, I worked alongside trained staff, spotting nesting turtles, then digging up the eggs for incubation ... The Washington Post

The lovely, vine-draped, "Casa Luna" (Moon House) at Playa Las Tortugas offers a wonderful tropical experience.

Playa Las Tortugas lies on the west coast of Mexico just 70 miles north of Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas, in a setting with miles of sandy beach on our west and hundreds of acres of mangrove estuary on our east, nesting habitat for sea turtles and more than 125 species of birds.

Your scenic drive north through areas of old-growth jungle which border the coast is simply spectacular. Before arriving you might select a variety of fresh fruits and coconut products in stands along the road. Optionally we can arrange for transportation for you to and from the airport, and meals prepared by our wonderful cooks can be arranged.

Our Casa Luna is the perfect spot for those interested in visiting a quiet area amidst great natural beauty; for being away from crowds and traffic of the resort beaches in a cleaner environment; where you can enjoy one of the most favorable climates in the world; and, a place that your children and families will enjoy visiting.

Arriving you'll find each of the two large bedroom suites, decorated with rustic furnishings from the artisan community of "Tonalÿ, has a view directly down through the rows of the coconut palm grove and gardens to the beach. The suites are complemented with colorfully tiled bathrooms in the "Puebla" and "Dolores Hidalgo" talavera tradition. King-sized beds, desks, and access from each bedroom to the beckoning gardens, pool, and ocean help to make your visit enjoyable.

The main floor is comprised of living room, dining area, a well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, breakfast bar, and a half-bath, designed with comfort in mind. Take the opportunity to enjoy a traditional meal prepared by one of our cooking staff, or make yourself at home in our complete kitchen.

Individual shaded terraces, with that "big blue" Pacific ocean view, connect to the living and dining areas providing a nice space for a relaxed breakfast or afternoon nap.

Up above you'll find a peaceful terrace that spans the entire rooftop, with its own woven-palm shade "palapa". This is a fabulous spot for enjoying the sounds and views of the ocean and estuary, sunbathing, and grilling lunch or dinner. Add a margarita or piña colada and every element is in place for the perfect tropical vacation.

Adriana Ortiz

Area Information
Our entire state of Nayarit area enjoys one of the most favorable climates in the world. Average daily year- round temperatures range from highs of 80-85 degrees (perfect beach weather) to lows of 60-70 degrees (perfect sleeping weather).

Swim year round, but consider packing a light sweater for the evenings in the winter months. Rain, when it falls, generally occurs between June and September as night-time or pre-dawn thundershowers.

You can visit small typical Mexican villages, enjoy fresh fish and other local seafood at small rustic beachfront restaurants, tour a tropical river and waterfalls, see historic San Blas, and drive up through the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains to colonial Tepic where crafts of the Huichol Indians are found.

Playa Las Tortugas has kilometers of uncrowded, clean sand beach, and a number of activities both on property and nearby such as Surfing, Wave Kayaking, Boogie Boarding, Fishing, and Shelling, Canoeing, Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Walking or Running on Miles of warm Sand Beach, and Sea Turtle Conservation activities (during season) at the Sea Turtle Conservation Camp.

Frequently there is one festival or another in small towns within an hour of our location. There are a number of excursions you might take, with or without a guide.

Playa Las Tortugas is located on a section of coastline which is nesting habitat of several species of sea turtle in the beautiful state of Nayarit, Mexico 70 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) International Airport and about 50 miles west of Tepic, the colonial capital of Nayarit.

We are happy to arrange transportation for you in our private shuttle, you may rent a car and drive your self which a large number of our guests do, or if you'd like to be more adventurous you may decide to come by bus and local taxi. We can send you details on the numerous car rental companies, or instructions on which buses and local taxis to take including approximate costs.

It's quite easy to find your way from the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) International Airport to Playa Las Tortugas, and the roads are normally well-maintained. Your valid driver's license is accepted in Mexico, and the driving rules are virtually the same as most countries. Write us for a copy of detailed driving instructions and a map. Your scenic drive north from the airport takes less than 2 hours and goes through areas of old-growth jungle and coastal hills.

' ... a gorgeous, coconut-producing plantation, an 1,100-acre estuary teeming with exotic birds and a turtle camp protecting the endangered olive ridleys ... stylishly designed villas for rent to vacationers or for sale ... Entree Magazine

Visit us to enjoy miles of warm sand beach at Playa Las Tortugas!

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 08 2017 May 31 2017 $260 $260 $1,650 - -
Jun 01 2017 Sep 30 2017 $235 $235 $1,500 - -
Oct 01 2017 Dec 16 2017 $260 $260 $1,650 - -
Dec 17 2017 Jan 07 2018 - - $2,495 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 0%
Deposits: Security Deposit of $350 required. Couples Rate Regular Season (Oct - May) ... $1375/wk or $220/night for couples (max. 2 guests) Couples Rate Summer Season (Jun - Sep) ...... Sea Turtle Nesting Special Rate $1250/week or $200/night for couples (max. 2 guests).......... Please remember that our villas are "Non-Smoking" and that your security deposit may be forfeited in its entirety if you choose to smoke inside of the home. ..........A 50% deposit will confirm your reservation.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Final Payment: A 50% deposit will confirm your reservation. The balance is to be received 45 days prior to arrival........... A deposit is required against damages........... Cancellations and Refunds: All rental deposits are 100% refundable until 45 days from the reservation arrival date. Within less than 45 days of arrival deposits except deposits against damage are not refundable unless the property can be re-rented for the dates canceled.
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