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“Gorgeous villa, beautiful beach, great time!” We just spent a wonderful week at Casa Malinche, so I wanted to rave about it a little bit. We really couldn't believe our luck to be staying somewhere so beautiful!
We arrived at night, which meant very slow driving but was totally doable, and Luiz (the caretaker) had turned the lights on so we could spot the property. He gave us a quick helpful tour, and then left us to our devices - ie wandering around the 3 levels and lying in every hammock.
The view of the ocean in the morning blew our minds, and we took many morning beach walks. You can climb around the rocky point to see thousands of crabs and schools of fish, and there are always a dozen or so pelicans diving for food in the bay. Remanzo was quiet even in the high season, and the swimming is amazing! Not too cold, a nice wave but no undertow or riptide. There are sting rays, but you just shuffle your feet to scare them off and we never had a problem.
San Juan del Sur is 15 - 20 minutes away, and we had fun shopping at the local mercado, the fish market at the end of the harbour, and eating at a couple of the beach-side touristy restaurants. We ate mostly at Malinche though because we loved it there and the cooking facilities are great (charcoal grill). We had a sunset swim every evening, a few beers on the beach, and then maybe a bonfire and romp with some of the local dogs.
I highly recommend this place for travellers who like their independence and want an easy place to feel at home.