Robin Scott

Casitas Maraika

  • Where:
  • 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.
Casitas Maraika Funky Design afoot everywhere you look.

Funky Design afoot everywhere you look.

Casitas Maraika Soothing view from bedroom.

Soothing view from bedroom.

Casitas Maraika Waking up to this.

Waking up to this.

Casitas Maraika Our crazy Mexican hosts and DJ’s.

Our crazy Mexican hosts and DJ’s.

Casitas Maraika The private beach.

The private beach.

Casitas Maraika ‘Helps you to see in the dark’ they said.

‘Helps you to see in the dark’ they said.

Casitas Maraika Damian, Ben, Robin.

Damian, Ben, Robin.

Casitas Maraika Gorgeous, rustic palapa style bedroom.

Gorgeous, rustic palapa style bedroom.

Casitas Maraika From above.

From above.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children


  • Price

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

  • Website

    Visit website

Casitas Maraika

Casitas Maraika

Playa del Caballo, Las Animas, 44500 Boca de Tomatlán, Mexico

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