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Nestled in La Peñita, a real Mexican village, not a flashy resort town, your home at Casa Pacífico will immerse you in the true flavor of Mexico. Warm neighbors, rich history and culture, an unsurpassed climate will make your stay memorable….perhaps life changing.

Tired of the “walk to everything” descriptions? I could walk across the country if I really wanted to. Casa Pacífico is truly a walk-to-the-beach home. Stand in the street in front of the house, turn to your right, and the Pacific Ocean beckons you — 100 steps away. In addition, there are several cafes in the neighborhood as well as small markets. 6 blocks will take you to the center of La Peñita where you will find shops, markets, banks, restaurants and bars – just about anything you need.

A full kitchen allows you to eat in whenever you like but you are still close to many of the outstanding cafes and restaurants. A short walk down the beach will take you to town in minutes for more eateries. Or purchase tamales, tortillas, fruits and vegetables from the street vendors in the neighborhood.

This is the perfect home base while you explore all that Riviera Nayarit has to offer: colonial buildings in nearby towns, surfing in Sayulita, jet-skiing, snorkeling, mountain drives, markets, eco-excursions, and miles and miles of beach. You can easily explore the other towns in the area – San Pancho, Rincón de Guaybitos, Los Ayala, Lo de Marcos, and Chacala. You will be about an hour from Playa las Tortugas and the turtle camp there. San Blas is another hour beyond.

The neighborhood provides a realness that is often missing in the resort areas. If you are looking for a vacation where entertainment is provided for you and there is a fiesta by the pool every night, this is probably not the place for you. If, however, you are looking for the true Mexico, wonderful people, a quiet beach, and unique activities to fill your days, La Peñita awaits!

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About the owner...


I fell in love with Mexico when I was 14. I don’t know if it was the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco or the temples of Teotihuacan. But at some point on that trip I fell hopelessly, completely in love with this country. I was enamored with the sites, sounds and flavors of Mexico. The people. Full of laughter. Devoted to family. Shy glances and chuckles as we extranjeros maul their beautiful, lyrical language. And yet, as long as we try, they gently correct. And giggle.


Mexico is a land rich in culture, a variety of eco-systems, and so much history. I'm a native of Colorado and have traveled all over the world. I kept returning to Mexico and usually stayed in rental homes so as to be a part of the community. I finally decided I needed a Mexican home of my own. After a career in an office, the openness of the beach and the Pacific appealed to me. When I retired, I chose La Peñita as my new home.

Since I live here as well, I am available should you need anything. I'll leave you alone if you want, but am here if you need assistance or recommendations.

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