At Casa Lagarto, we try to make sure your vacation is everything you want it to be, and nothing you don't want it to be. Below is a short list of some of the services available; contact us if there's something you want, even if you don't see it here. You'll find that "This is not a problem" is the most common answer to your requests.
There are a ton of activities in which you can participate, from swimming at the beach to organized boat tours of a local mangrove jungle. Activities include:
Swimming and surfing
Fishing, both shore and deep (and REALLY DEEP) sea
Whale watching (seasonal)
Beach horse-back riding
Kayaking through the estuary
Massage (in our private, covered sea-side patio)
If any of these sound good to you, let us know, and we'll arrange it for you. It's also perfectly acceptable to just sit in the shade, watch the waves, and sip a tall, cool one...
We have a skilled massage therapist who will come to the Casa to provide you with a truly terrific massage in a private covered patio only a few feet from the surf. While she is not terribly proficient in English, she understands pretty well, and normally needs only a couple days notice to schedule. If you think you'd like a massage, just ask Robyn and she'll arrange it.
You can rent a car at the Puerto Vallarta airport, if you like. Driving to Casa Lagarto takes about two hours and is an easy drive along the coast, involving virtually no city driving. Or, we can arrange a pick-up at the airport and a return back there for less than the cost of renting a car for a week.You can also take the bus, which is what we usually do. Just ask us how.
We have satellite internet and a wireless network at the Casa. Most cell phones will work either on site, or at the corner, in front of the market (about 100 yards). You might want to check with your service provider to see what their policy is relative to calling from Mexico.
Truthfully, there's not much there, except a little market, several restaurants and a beach. No theaters, no Walmart. But, for many people, that's the beauty of it. You are totally away from the commercial hustle and bustle of the big resorts, and in your own little world.
Platanitos Beach, in all its glory. It gets a little more crowded on summer weekends. This is pretty much the village, too, except for the corner (literally) store.
Here is a link to weather averages for Puerto Vallarta, the airport into which you'll probably fly.
And a nice link to current weather in Puerto Vallarta
You'll want a link to the tidal charts for PV (as we call it). It'll be just about the same for Platanitos. It's the best site I found, but you have to monkey with it a bit. However, if the tides are important to you, then you'll probably already know how to use this site.
and, of course, a surf report:
One of the bedrooms. The other is above.
A crowded day at the beach...if you can stand the five-minute walk to get there.