I stayed at Casa de las Palmas at the end of August 2015 with close friends. Friends from college, we were turning 40 in 2015 and a great friend of mine, whose dad is friends with the home owner, Mary, was turning 40 in August, so we booked the house to celebrate and vacation. I could not have dreamt of a better vacation. From the fishing and quads/side x side excursions to just enjoying and relaxing at the house we had an amazing vacation.
June, 2016, I just wrapped up my second vacation to Casa de Las Palmas with the same friends. Again, had an unbelievable time. The house/property is gorgeous. It's completely gated, so great for families with kids. Located on the beach, the ocean view from sunrise, through the day to sunset is.......well there are no words to describe.
The property itself is expertly manicured and maintained. The property has a beautiful pool and between the backyard (facing the ocean) and the pool, my friends and I spent much time just relaxing and enjoying our vacation. In addition, the ocean was as calm as a lake. Also, there is a band of rocks, close to shore that is great for snorkeling. Provided is snorkeling gear as well as 2 person kayaks and SUPs to enjoy the ocean. Throughout the days, depending on time of year, we observed, far out, whales, manta rays, bill fish, etc. jumping out of the water. Very cool to witness.
For excursions, Mary has great relationships with local businesses and can assist with making recommendations. Fishings been great and between the two trips. We landed Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Dorado and billfish. The snorkeling excursion Mary helped set up was also amazing. Her contact picked us up from the house and drove us to Cabo Pulmo, a spectacular snorkeling/diving reef. We saw a great variety of tropical fish, followed a school of 10's of thousands of Big Eyed Jack (indescribable experience), snorkeled with sea lions, and followed sea turtles. 4 snorkeling stops in all.
As for dining, not even a debate. Book Mary's chef. As foodies he exceeded all our expectations. We hired him for breakfast and dinner. We also brought him our fishing catch and he prepared out of this world sashimi.
Mary is simply awesome. She works tirelessy to ensure an amazing vacation. Living in Los Barilles, Mary has a finger on the pulse of the town. Essential for networking to provide the best excursions and be hands on to welcome guests to a beautiful home.
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