Sonrisa at Casa Pacifico in La Penita

1-3 guests 1-3 guests
1 bedroom 1 BR
1 bed 1 bed
1 bathroom 1 BA
  • 1/2 block to beach
  • Shared Pool
  • Walk everywhere
  • Private terrace for each unit
  • Quality mattresses and linens
  • Beach towels, chairs and coolers for guest use

Casa Pacifico in La Penita is a 30 minute drive north of Sayulita on the beautiful Riviera Nayarit coastline. Tired of the "walk to the beach" descriptions that are really several miles away? (I suppose I could walk to New York if I really wanted to!) This is a true walk to the beach property, located half a block from the beach - 100 steps (a few more if you're short!). Very calm beach at the northern end of Jaltemba Bay. La Penita is a true Mexican village slightly off the beaten track.

Welcome to Casa Pacífico in beautiful La Penita, Nayarit, Mexico. The property itself consists of two units surrounding a shared pool and garden. 

Casa de Sonrisas is a one bedroom one bath unit with a queen bed, and a great private terrace. Sit outside in the morning for coffee, or in the evening to watch the sunset while listening to the waves and catching the ocean breeze. Lots of windows for light and air. Private entrance to your second floor home! Casa de Sonrisas is suitable for two adults. There is a pull out sofa in the living room that could sleep 1-2 children. 

All linens and towels are supplied (including beach towels). Beach chairs and umbrellas also available for guests. I have tried to equip the home with everything you will need - basic spices, cooking oil, bottled water, etc.) but if there is anything else you require, just ask. Restaurants and shops a few blocks away either through town or a short walk down the beach. Close enough for convenience and all supplies, far enough away to be private and "non-touristy".

A short walk down the beach will take you to cafes and restaurants in minutes. Or you can purchase delicious tamales and tortillas from the street vendors and shops in the neighborhood. 

It's a short drive or cab ride to all the activities you may want, such as zip-lining, jet ski rentals, surfing, mountain villages, Compostela and Tepic, or even Puerto Vallarta if you need a high-end shopping fix. Be sure not to miss the local markets! Thursdays in La Penita year round, seasonally - Mondays in Guayabitos, Fridays in Sayulita, Saturdays in Lo de Marcos, Sundays in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Fresh produce, pastries, candied nuts and coffee as well as local artists displaying their creations - weaving, jewelry, Huichol art and more! This the perfect home base while you explore all that Riviera Nayarit has to offer: colonial buildings in nearby towns, surfing in Sayulita, jet-skiing, mountain drives, markets, ruins, hot springs, volcanos, and miles and miles of beach.

You can easily explore the other towns in the area -  Sayulita, San Pancho, Rincon de Guaybitos, Los Ayala, and Lo de Marcos. You will be about an hour from Playa las Tortugas and the turtle camp there. San Blas is another hour beyond. If you are looking for a posh resort with non stop entertainment, this is probably not the place for you. If, however, you are looking for a place to kick back and relax, away from the frenzied resorts, bask in the sun at either the beach or by the pool, and drink in the authentic culture, this is definitely your vacation spot.

In need of more space? Please take a look at our 2 bedroom Casa Alegria also located on the property. Or, rent the two units together for a total of 3 bedrooms, here. 

Please use the contact form to get in touch by email or phone, with any questions and to book your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Casa Pacifico!

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Pricing Details

Weekly rentals preferred. Rates are in US Dollars. 7 night minimum for Holidays, 4 night minumum otherwise. Please note for stays less than one week the nightly rate is $115. Please inquire about off season rates.

Casa de Sonrisas (1BR/1BA):
Weekly High Season rates: $700 USD per week / $115 USD per night (November - May)
Weekly Holiday rates: $800 (Christmas, New Year, Easter / Semana Santa) Weekly rentals only for Holidays

Cleaning Service included.

Payment Formats Accepted
Wire Transfer USA

etransfer (only available US bank to US bank)

17 reviews
Value for money
Total Score:
beautiful home & excellent location
The week I spent with family here was wonderful. The units are clean and well supplied. The owner left a book that offers suggestions for local eating spots, sightseeing, transportation and more. The beach is just down the block. It is clean and not terribly crowded. Beautiful sunsets.

The main part of town is just a few blocks walk, but if you are like me and find walking difficult, a taxi into town is only a couple of dollars.

The locals were extremely nice everywhere we went, and willing to help us with our limited Spanish skills.

We enjoyed a variety of local eateries, but also enjoyed preparing some of our own food in the well equipped kitchen.

There are many tours and sights close in the area, so you won’t have a problem finding things to see and do. You also can enjoy down time in the backyard gardens by the pool.
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Stayed: January, 2023
Can't wait to come back!
I have stayed at Casa Pacifico on two occasions. Both times the rooms and amenities were beyond my expectations. The host is very accommodating and very knowledgeable on the area. Our rooms were well stocked and clean. The linens and Towels were plush, soft and clean. It’s a Short walking distance to town and just a few houses down from the beach. We loved the local feel and not the packed resort atmosphere. We will definitely be back. Really enjoyed our stay.
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Stayed: August, 2022
Highly Recommend
Amazing place for some R&R. Amazing location just half a block from the beach and 4 minutes to the center of town. The house is super clean and nice!
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Stayed: July, 2022
10/10 Recommend
My stays ( five times) at Casa Pacifico have been wonderful. My most recent stay was no exception. Lissa has always gone beyond what is expected of a rental host with her professionalism, friendly hospitality, and willingness to help with questions about the area. I have also enjoyed some of Lissa’s fresh baked goods. The cinnamon rolls are to die for!! I have stayed in both her one bedroom and two bedroom units. Both are extremely comfortable and provide a great vacation home. I enjoy cooking and the kitchens have everything needed for making delicious meals. As well as the comfort of the units, Casa Pacifico’s location is excellent — walking distance to most anywhere you may want to go in the La Peñita area and it is truly about 100 steps to the beauty of the beach. I can’t say thank you enough to Lissa for helping to provide a place for me to enjoy some of the best days of my year — at Casa Pacifico in La Peñita Nayarit.
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Stayed: June, 2022
beautiful home & excellent location
The perfect place to relax. Lissa is also a great host and we hope to come back soon!
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Stayed: June, 2022
Everything was amazing!
Best vacation in a long time! Can’t wait to go back! Beautiful kind helpful people all over town! Clean comfy rooms, easy pool access. Totally affordable!
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Stayed: April, 2022
Stay here. You won't regret it.
Lissa’s place is beautiful just as shown on the pictures. Lissa is a great hostess! We cannot say enough good things about her. She’s always trying to make your experience the best. Stay here, you won’t regret it!
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Stayed: April, 2022
Amazing home & hosts
Lissa is an awesome host! Home-made bagels and coffee on arrival. The pool is essential when you want to get out of the heat. She offered great recommendations and the apartment was an exceptional home away from home. Our only note (nothing to do with Lissa!) is that the beach is a little too dirty. But the beautiful Lo De Marcos is just a 15 min drive south. AND if you're adventurers like us, you can drive about 1 hour 15 min north to Playa De Las Tortugas. We had 2 miles of beach all to ourselves! We'll definitely be back
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Stayed: April, 2022
Everything we needed and more!
The Sonrisa unit is roomy, spotlessly clean, and everything functions perfeclty. The queen size bed is very comfortable. It is stocked with everything you need, nice plushy towels, washcloths, toilet paper, water, a full kitchen, beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels. Comfortable sun beds beside a lovely pool for cooling down. A large terrace. Steps away from a lovely beach in a quaint neighbourhood not far from the Main Street of La Penita. Lissa is an excellent host. Very friendly, always available and very knowledgeable. We loved our stay here
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Stayed: December, 2020
Super Fun Vacation
My Sister-In-Law and I just had the best stay in La Penita at Casa Pacifico. The place was super nice and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed, bedrooms were comfy and Air Conditioned and the bathroom was nice and updated! Sitting by the pool in the hammock was a must and the close walk to the beach and stores was so fun to see the locals who were nice and welcoming. The food at the restaurants was Great. Lyssa was Super helpful and full of information about the surrounding area. A definite KEEPER!!
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Stayed: December, 2017
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Originally from Colorado, I decided to make a major change and moved to Mexico. I love the Nayarit coast and settled on La Penita, a small town slightly off the beaten track with a lovely, uncrowded beach. Come stay at either of the homes at Casa Pacifico and find out why Nayarit is so special.
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