Casa Manana

Casa Manana

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Casa Manana is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Puerto Vallarta, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Close to some of Puerto Vallarta's most popular landmarks, such as The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe (1.6 mi) and Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk (2.7 mi), Casa Manana Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

Rooms at Casa Manana provide a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

You can also enjoy a pool while staying at Casa Manana. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Casa Manana Hotel.

Travellers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to Cafe des Artistes, La Leche, or Pipi's. Otherwise, you may want to check out a French restaurant such as Cafe des Artistes, Barrio Bistro, or La Cigale.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Mirador de La Cruz (0.8 mi), which is a popular Puerto Vallarta attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the resort.

Enjoy your stay in Puerto Vallarta!

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snora wrote a review Apr 2005
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have stayed at Casa Manana a couple of times now and have been thoroughly impressed with this property. We will continue to stay at this estate when we visit Mexico because of its beauty, comforts, and the feeling that we are treated as family before, during and after our visits. The atmosphere of Casa Manana is beyond explanation. It consists of several casas and casitas and offers several options and price ranges for the wouldbe visitors. This walled estate is situated in a quiet area of Bucerias right on the beach and is close to many quality restaraunts that offer a variety of cuisines to fit any budget. The gorgeous pool and patio area is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers great serenity. The white, sandy beach is just a few seconds away via a couple of walkways that pass through a large palapa area with palm trees that in itself is a great place to sun, watch for whales and dolphins, read a book or just to have a cold drink and socialize with other guests. The beach and shoreline are gently sloped and the water is shallow with waves good enough for boogie boarding and safe enough for kids. Casa Manana is very well maintained and the staff takes great pride in keeping the property clean, secure and well manicured. The owners, Mike and Vivienne, are "hands-on" folk and are consistently concerned with the comfort and satisfaction of all the guests. They are friendly and warm and understand what it takes to make travelers feel right at home. If you need information on the local scene they are experts and are well connected within the community. The casas are all equipped with any utensil needed to prepare any meal. There are even a couple of Weber barbeques and mesquite charcoal available to grill fresh fish and shrimp that are available daily at the nearby fish stores. Casa Manana even employs a local food specialist, Leonarda, who will come in to your casa and for a very reasonable price prepare a delicious Mexican meal that is absolutely wonderful. Mike and Vivienne and their crew of workers make Casa Manana a place to dream about. The only negative aspect about staying at Casa Manana is leaving......... it's tough to leave "Paradise Perfecto"!

Doug & Sandy
Fairbanks, Alaska
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happycamper15 wrote a review May 2006
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Casa Manana in May 2006. If you want some peace and quiet outside of PV, try Bucerias. We are in our 30s and wanted some adventure and culture on our vacation, and not the thumping nightclub atmosphere of the PV all-inclusives. Casa Manana was a perfect base for our daytrips as it provided all of the creature comforts that we needed after busy days. It is ideal for couples but is also very kid-friendly, you just won't find the goup activities for kids here. Casa Manana is a beachfont property with 6 or 7 Casita apartments. Their website is a good resource and is accurate in all descriptions. Each apartment has a full kitchen and the grounds are safe, quiet, and beautiful. The Casitas are fully stocked so you can bring you own groceries. We prepared fresh fruit breaksfasts at home and then kept snacks and beer for each day. Dinner was usually at one of the small eateries nearby. The staff are discreet but helpful, and they have a cook available to make some excellent homecooked meals for you in your own kitchen at great prices. The pool is an excellent place to meet the other guests, much more intimate and friendly than at a larger resort complex. Within 24 hours of arrival we had met everybody else at the Casa and we were going out for group tours and meals each day. The beach is good, better than PV. The beaches seem to get better as you head north out of PV. The village is a 5 minute walk along the beach or the quiet street from the Casa. Bucerias is friendly and has all the shops and services that you will need. There are a couple of great little restaurants and shops within 2 blocks of the Casa too. You don't need a car here as you can walk to everything around Bucerias. There are frequent buses to Punta Mita or Sayulita for a day trip, and the PV buses run every 10 minutes and cost 10 pesos. After sampling many locations and resorts around PV, we think that this will be our regular base for our frequent trips to this area.
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Getaway16469 wrote a review Feb 2006
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was truly wonder ful. We enjoyed our stay all the way through. the town is perfect and the ocean is perfect for swimming. When we went we imediantly wanted to go back.
The staff were frendly and were helpful. The pool was salt water but that was great because you floated better.
The bedrooms were air conditioned while the great room was open to reccive the crisp ocean breeses. the beds were comfy and large. The water was safe to drink but there was a large dispenser in the pantry any way.
We loved the whole trip and plan to go back. NNn
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Date of stay: August 2005
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5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dlategan wrote a review Jun 2022
Amarillo, Texas
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at CM many times, I no longer feel safe or comfortable there! During our last visit we were robbed, they sneaked in past a sleeping guest to the safe. The property has multiple unsecured entrances from the beach and road.Beware
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cathyvancouver wrote a review Mar 2013
Vancouver B.C.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here Feb. 2013 for the first time, and it will not be our last. Every thing about it was amazing. Great beach, wonderful pool...so close to many great restaurants. Great hosts Mike and Vivienne made us feel so welcome.
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Date of stay: February 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yuvia J wrote a review Aug 2011
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Since we book it starts the bad cordination of the management and the "concierge" girl.
We booked four nights in casa num.1 and they told us, one day before we arrived from US,that the owner booked the last two nights before us and must changed our plans and stay the two nights in a diferent house(num.2).
We accepted because one day before we havent another choice.
In spite of that we try the enjoy, and in fact the beach and the pool was pretty nice until the last day...
One of our bags with all the videogames of my sons was missing.
We talked with miss Norma,the concierge because she also is in charge of the cleaning job in the houses.
Se arrived with her boyfriend who doesnt work there, and they told us that it was a mistake and that they doesnt knows anything about the stolen bag.
The fact was that Norma cleaned a day before the house while we were out of the house and we arrived late and my boys doesnt play at that time.
It was horrible and rude the way that Norma treated us and we talked with the owner by phone and she cash me back my money but this Miss Norma still work there. Be very carefully because shes the only one there and she will always bring her boyfriend to defend herself.
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Date of stay: July 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Laurie C wrote a review Jul 2007
Yelm, Washington
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My family of three girls, husband & myself stayed in Casa #7 during June 07'. The first thing I'd like to say to anyone who is looking for a "resort feel" or wants to be in the middle of beach vendor central, please go elsewhere! This is a charming property at the end of the dirt road, and surrounded by other homes on a nice stretch of beach. Across the street and down a block is a little tienda that has all the necessary items for you to get through the week without driving to the overcrowded Walmart.
We bought bread & sandwich making stuff there as well as pancakes for breakfast during the week. The casa has most everything you will need to enjoy your stay. Boogie boards, pool foaties, condiments, extra towels, even a first aid kit under the sink. The beach is lovely, not too many people, very few vendors (except Alex & his silver), and appropriate for children to swim in. My kids are easy to please, this place suited all our needs as they were either in the pool, or the ocean. If you came for the AC and the TV, then you chose the wrong spot. Although there is a TV in Casa #7 we rarely turned it on. The AC units are only in the bedrooms, and they weren't blowing arctic cold.
Leonarda is a wonderful cook, and the experience was so much better having her cook, serve & and clean for us!

It's a real plus being able to communicate with the locals, although they do speak some English, you will most definitely get quality information if you attempt to converse with them in their own language! After a 10 minute converstation with Jose down the beach at Claudio's, I was able to drive to Punta de Mita and find a panga to rent for $50. We boated to the Islas Marietas and snorkeled for 2 hours, the going rate further up the beach was $75 a person!
If you don't mind walking around town you will find a number of interesting places to stop and buy little gifts, maybe have a cerveza, or just take in the real Mexico feel by chatting with the locals.
There may be a couple of things that some people find disconcerting. On the 3rd day of our stay I witnessed a Mexican family pull out their cooler & umbrella and play in the waves most the day, at the end of the day they asked to come up and wash off at the Casa Manana's outdoor shower, all 10 of them. I personally did not have a problem with that, it was incredibly hot & muggy and I totally understood the need to rinse off. I noticed other guests were less thrilled about this. They were very cordial and thanked us graciously.
Secondly, the outlaying area is not flashy or fancy, there are terrible roads, trash, and always construction going on somewhere, don't let this ruin your trip! There are many areas in Mexico that are like this, but it does not define the Casa Manana itself. The grounds are cared for meticulously and the staff are always willing to help with anything you need whether it be locating a doctor/pharmacy, or just cutting a peice of Aloe for your sunburn.
We never had a problem with the water,(drinking water is provided), the crabs come out at night...and occasionally you'll find one in the pool in the morning, my kids loved playing with the little creatures every night. The gecko's will find their way into Casa 7 b/c of its open palapa type roof structure, they're perfectly harmless, and the lizards lounge around the roof most of the days. If this bothers you, then you may want to check out a hotel in PV.
If you are looking for a place far away, but not too far from the beaten path, want to spend your time between the pool & the beach, and can handle being pampered by Leonarda & the rest staff at Casa Manana, then this is the place for you :)
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Date of stay: June 2007
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hannibal_l wrote a review Jun 2007
America
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Casa Manana was recommended by a friend and then we checked it out on the www. We stayed in two different suites while were there in August (mom, dad, grandma, and 2 kids). One was the big 2-bedroom suite downstairs and the second one was upstairs. The latter is nicer but the former one has better access to the street. We were surprised that the suites were not air conditioned. The bedrooms have what are essentially window units, so we spent most of our time in there, watching tv. The kitchens were big but lots of bugs (and a couple of crabs). We also had a crab in the shower.

There is a water bottle in the kitchen, so that was nice. We cooked in the bbq one night and that worked out pretty good. There was construction going on with a new set of suites by the pool, so it was basically not useable unless you wanted a bunch of construction workers staring at you. There was also construction going on just south of us, so we had lots of machinery noise all day. I am pretty hardy, but the girls were very disappointed. We are used to 4-5 star joints and this was more "roughing" it than we thought it would be based on the website. We were told not to even brush our teeth with the tap water, so we had to buy bottled water just to brush our teeth.

There was supposed to be wireless internet there but it only worked intermittently. We also lost water for a couple of days. Not fun when you can't shower off the sweat/sand from being on the beach.

The best part was having access to essentially a private beach. There are really no private beaches in PVR, and a couple of times, we had some locals join us on the beach. But, for the most part, we were pretty much on our own. We had a great time in the water. We had our own Casa Manana boogie boards, and that was GREAT. The waves that time of year are pretty tame but every 5 minutes or so, we got a big one that was pretty exciting.

Sadly, the living conditions were such that we just didn't enjoy the trip as much as we expected. We loved PVR and are going back next year, but we will be staying at Los Flamingos, just a little south of Casa Manana.

A couple of tips: We were told not to rent a car but to take taxis and the bus. You are crazy to take the bus, I think, and a cab was pretty expensive (and small). I ended up taking a cab back to the airport and renting a car. What freedom! Having the car allowed us to be able to go visit PVR a couple of times and travel to and from our excursions. The best part, though, was to be able to go to WalMart so we could stock up. The local grocery stores just didn't work for us... Sorry if this sounds snobby. The car was the best buy of the trip.

Also, if you have kids and a little dough, I recommend doing the dolphins trainer for a day program just south of Casa M. My girls thought it was the highlight of the trip. DO NOT do the night time dinner/show program (I forget what it is called but you will see the ads when you get there). The show is really lame and the food is just okay. You take a boat to get there and the place is interesting, but it is dark, so you can't see much. There are no lights there - it is lit only by torches. We went back a couple of days later for a scuba trip (highly recommended) and THAT was much better. We discovered the flea market in Bucerias on the last day (could have used some directions but the employees were not around much). The flea market was pretty fun. Got some good/fun buys.

This place if great if you don't mind roughing it a little and you want to just hang out on the beach all day (some folks like that, I know). But, you really are in the middle of no where on a dirt road. We never felt comfortable there - it certainly did not have that "resort" feel.
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Date of stay: August 2006
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Flyer33313 wrote a review May 2006
Denver, CO
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Agreed that this is one of the most beautiful hotels in the small little beach towns between Mazatlan and PV, but don't make the mistake of staying here. We spent one night based on the rave reviews received on this site and ended up sick for the next four days after.

Upon checking out the rooms prior to renting, we had noticed the over-powering scent of some sort of ammonia mix. We attributed this initially to a zealous cleaning staff, which is partially true as the place was quite clean; however, we found out the true reason after our dip in the ocean when we came back to take a shower. We ended up smelling far worse after the shower than when we went it and the smell was that of septic. Had trouble sleeping because of the stink of our own skin after that shower.

Tried the shower again the following morning with exact same results. After checking out of the hotel, we ended up talking to some wonderful Americans who have lived not half a mile up the road on the bluff you can see from the beach in front of Casa Manana. When we told them of our concerns about the water there at the hotel, they mentioned that the hotel has had problems for years, especially during the rainy season, of septic back-up.

To be fair, we did see that they used bottled water in the hotel restaraunt, but it certainly was not worth being sick for four days out of our seven day vacation because of a couple sewer showers.

On our way back up the coast, we stayed at the hotel El Delfin, which is newer and actually even a bit cheaper. Not nearly the quaintness that Casa Manana offers, but a cute pool and courtyard again do not make up for losing three to four days of fun in the Mexican sun.
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Date of stay: May 2006
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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novembertraveller wrote a review Apr 2007
Alberta, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just spent one wonderful week in Casa I. There were eight of us and we found it quite spacious. It is located right on the beach in Bucerias between the Royal Decameron and the town square.
On one side of our Casa we had the beach and on the other side we had the pool. Casa I is the original house and is decorated very old Mexican. Two nights we had the Leonarda cook for us, she spent hours preparing food and it was well worth it. The estate was quiet, but yet we enjoyed meeting the other guests that stayed there. Mike and Vivienne made us feel very welcome from the time that we arrived until we left.
There are so many great restaurants in Bucerias, Sandrinas, Mark's, Meson Bay, just to name a few. We were looking for a change from the all inclusive scene and were very satisfied with our choice. Casa Manana is paradise!
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Date of stay: April 2007
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Answer from Fitzsidu
Edmonton, Canada74 contributions23 helpful votes
The price varies depending on which casa you choose - from a small room to large suite - go to the Casa Manana web site - take the virtual tour and check the prices for the Casa you prefer!
Answer from Fitzsidu
Edmonton, Canada74 contributions23 helpful votes
Yes - air conditioned if required!
KiogaKelly wrote a tip Nov 2018
Wichita, Kansas8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the beach are more but well worth it. I would go during the non high times"
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Fitzsidu wrote a tip Dec 2016
Edmonton, Canada74 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All are good - several open directly onto beachfront."
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Gloria C wrote a tip Aug 2016
Seattle, Washington6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good choices on the rooms, can see them all on line."
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jimlarsen2016 wrote a tip Apr 2016
Santa Rosa, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Communicate directly with the owners so they know your needs."
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treegirl1969 wrote a tip Apr 2015
Seattle, Washington24 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All of the casas are different but all are lovely. You can choose by size or budget and you will not be disappointed."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Manana
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Manana?
Nearby attractions include Nomad Family Photo Group (0.7 km), Martinez Jewelry (1.1 km), and Rafael Velazquez (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Manana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Manana?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Casa Manana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Manana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bonito Kitchen & Bar, Mariscos Tino's El Pitillal, and Basilio Comer & Beber.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Manana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Manana?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church (1.2 km).
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