Price Band: $$$
Tags: Beach, romantic, family friendly, secluded
Price Band: $$$
Tags: Beach, romantic, family friendly, secluded
In a nutshell:
Colorful casitas on the hillside above the beach Playa Rosa, some with plunge pools, many with breathtaking views of the Costa Careyes coastline. Secluded and peaceful, activities such as fishing, snorkeling, golf and horse back riding can be arranged nearby. Rental car recommended.
This enchanting collection of brightly colored little houses is nestled on a bluff overlooking Playa la Rosa, one of the prettiest beaches in the Careyes region. Each Casita is self-contained, with a kitchen and dining area as well as from one to three bedrooms and bathrooms.
The big attraction of each property is the expansive terrace and outdoor living space that is typical of Careyes style. Stunning vistas are gained from almost every angle.
A series of steps leads down to the beach, where there is also a charming restaurant just steps from the ocean. A small funicular is also available to transport guests part of the way to the bottom. There are a few other restaurants within driving distance too.
This picturesque and unspoiled coastline can be explored best by car, but vehicle rental is not mandatory for those who just want to relax away from the crowds and enjoy the tranquility and exceptional views. It’s also possible to combine a stay at the Casitas de las Flores with a visit to one of the other secluded hideaways on the Costa Alegre.
Since each casita has a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of living space, they are ideal for families. The complex does not have a swimming pool, but this sheltered cove usually provides good bathing conditions.
The Casitas are located about 90 minutes from Manzanillo airport and a scenic 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Puerto Vallarta. Private transfers can be arranged on request.
Each casita in the development is unique, but they all share a similar style and common amenities. Bedrooms are air-conditioned, whilst the living spaces, which extend out onto the terrace without dividing walls, are fan-cooled. Kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare simple meals, although there are several restaurants nearby and many guests prefer not to cook. Daily maid service is included in the rate, and concierge service is also provided.
The One bedroom Casitas are ideal for a couple. They don’t have plunge pools, but the large terrace is an idyllic place to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views. The Honeymoon Casita has an additional small bedroom that would be ideal for a child or for triple occupancy. There are also Two bedroom casitas with a plunge pool, and one Three Bedroom casita is occasionally available.
Summary of room facilities
Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, kitchen, terrace
One bedroom casita
Bedroom with king or queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, indoor-outdoor living area, terrace with ocean views
Bedroom with king or queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, indoor-outdoor living area, ocean view terrace with plunge pool
Two bedroom casita
Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and indoor-outdoor living area, ocean view terrace with plunge pool
These brightly decorated and tropically themed little houses offer a spacious and indulgent alternative to a hotel room for two people. The living area extends out onto the terrace without any dividing walls or doors, so that you can enjoy the sea air whilst relaxing on the sofa or even in the kitchen.
This casita has a spacious air-conditioned bedroom with a king bed and television. There is ample storage space. Here guests can wake each morning with an ocean view. The bathroom has a low tub and a shower. It’s possible to see the bright blue sky and the ocean reflected in the mirror, so there is truly an ocean view from every room in this casita!
Each casita has a kitchen equipped with dishes and utensils. There are grocery stores within driving distance of the casitas. From the dining table guests can enjoy far reaching views. This is a spectacular setting for a romantic dinner for two – better than most ocean front restaurants and so much more private!
The Honeymoon Casita offers the ultimate accommodation for a couple at the Casitas de las Flores. It has breathtaking views from a lofty position overlooking the Pacific Ocean. To take advantage of the vistas, the large terrace is furnished with sun chairs, a hammock, and a large sofa.
The casita has an infinity plunge pool, from which guests can watch the yachts and sail boats in the bay. This terrace also provides a spectacular setting for a romantic meal for two and a shady place to enjoy a pre-dinner margarita.
The large kitchen has plenty of space to store cold beverages and to mix up your favorite cocktails. Honeymooners have been known to rarely leave their rooms here!
The romantic master bedroom has a king bed that faces directly towards the ocean. It has an ensuite bathroom with a shower. The casita is very private, so you can leave the shutters open at night and wake to this world-class view each morning. This casita also has a second bedroom with a double bed and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Casitas with two bedrooms are also available at the Casitas de las Flores. These casitas have the signature indoor-outdoor living spaces that take advantage of the wonderful climate and spectacular views. Different combinations of beds are available – most master bedrooms have a king bed, but the second bedroom can have two twins, two doubles or one large bed. The Two bedroom casitas enjoy a private plunge pool overlooking the ocean.
The Playa Rosa restaurant is located directly below the Casitas de las Flores, and is one of the nicest ocean front restaurants that we’ve found. It is indepently owned and operated, and is popular with local residents as well as with guests at the Casitas.
A wide choice of dishes are available, with the emphasis on fish and seafood. This is also the perfect setting for a cool beer or a margarita.
Playa Rosa is a beautiful, palm fringed beach that lies just below the Casitas de las Flores. This sheltered bay offers good swimming conditions and clear water. The beach is generally quiet and peaceful.
We highly recommend taking a boat tour to the neighboring bays where you can discover other beautiful beaches like Playa Rosa. With dense palm groves and dramatic cliffs, this is one of the most picturesque coastlines in Mexico.
The closest airport is Manzanillo, about 90 minutes (50 miles) away by road.
Puerto Vallarta airport is about 2 hours 30 minutes away by road (100 miles).
Follow signs to the Careyes hotel and the Casitas de las Flores from the highway #200 at km 53.5.