Robin Scott

Casitas Maraika

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

by: Robin Scott

  • Why

    Celebration with burners from NY and Mexico City's finest.

  • When

    NYE 2017

  • Who

    Cream of the Mayan warriors and cosmic gang from New York...20 of us in total.

Highs + Lows

  • While most are familiar with more mellow Atlantic Ocean Mexican beaches like Tulum, the Pacific gives a rawer, more real experience.

  • Being a 30 minute boat ride from the nearest road, one really has the feeling of being totally disconnected from the chaos.

  • The owner and staff are a motley beautiful bunch, very hospitable, look forward to lots of laughs over Mezcal.

  • Visits from flashy groups in large boats can be beneficial or negative depending on who rolls up that day.

: 49/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Cabana’s in the jungle with some recent luxury villa style spaces.

  • Vibe

    Super laid back, jungle chic.

  • Location

    30 mins by boat into the jungle from Puerto Vallarta. No roads so you're really off the beaten path here.

  • Rooms

    15 Cabanas, which generally sleep three.

  • Music

    Eclectic psychedelic rock, always something to get the hips moving.

  • Year Opened

    5 years ago.

  • Designed By

    Calos Cole

  • Pool/Gym

    No pool or gym but sizable ocean right in front.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, super fresh local seafood catches, pastas and ceviches.

  • Bar

    Yes with fantastic collection of local mezcal’s as well as some very interesting local brews.

  • Minibar

    No mini bar.

  • Wifi

    Yes and Yes.

  • Children


  • Price

    Mid-range but with current dollar / peso exchange pretty damn affordable.

In the Area


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