Casitas Tortugas

1-2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
1BR Low Season $60/nt High Season $60/nt Holiday $90/nt Current Special ---
  • Peaceful and safe setting
  • Eco-friendly environment
  • Close to town and beach
  • Walking distance to everything
  • Well kept facilities
  • Iguanas, birds, turtles and more

Casitas Tortugas in Sayulita is tucked away in one of Sayulita’s charming neighborhoods on the south side, and offers you tranquility and nature while being conveniently located only 2 blocks from the center of town and 2 block from the main beach and surf break. Choose to relax in the tucked away Casitas Tortugas nature sanctuary or venture outside and be in the center of town, at the beach, or on the surf break, in a matter of minutes.

Each tastefully decorated casita offers a double bed, a kitchenette, a full bath, and a small living area. The casitas were designed with fresh air in mind, each one opens to the beautiful Sayulita breezes and the beautiful jungle setting. The Casitas also come equipped with ceiling fans, a TV, and a DVD player, now two of the casitas have AC, ask about it, specially during the low Summer season.

If your idea of a Sayulita vacation is relaxing in a tranquil, non smoking, eco-friendly environment, surrounded by tropical jungle and wild life, and enjoying peaceful days in a natural setting, please come join us at Casitas Tortugas.

Nature lovers, photographers, and bird watchers will enjoy spending the day with the large Iguana family that lives and feeds in the back yard, the charming turtles and fish that live in the large pond, and the many birds that come by for visits.

Casitas Tortugas consist of four attached one bedroom casitas, a jungle penthouse that can sleep three and a 3BR apartment. We are happy to rent the casitas separately, or to a larger group traveling to Sayulita together, as we can accommodate up to 17 guests.

If you are interested in renting other units on our property, please check: 

Casitas Tortugas 2BR Penthouse

Casitas Tortugas is an ideal place for retreats, workshops, groups renting all the units for any kind of special event. About 17 people can be accomodated between the 6 apartments. 

Additional amenities include: Surf board racks, movies that can be watched in your room, high speed internet & cable TV, ongoing yoga classes on the yoga patio, massage available on request

Please use the contact form to get in touch, by email or phone, with any questions and to request a reservation.

Our family welcomes you to our eco-friendly sanctuary to enjoy a tranquil setting surrounded by nature.

  • A/C
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrella
  • Boogie Boards
  • Filtered water
  • Garden
  • Gated
  • Housekeeping-occasional
  • Kid Friendly
  • Verified
  • Staff
  • TV-satellite
  • View-garden
  • View-jungle
  • WiFi

Pricing Details

Please write me a note for availability, I will personally answer all of your questions as fast as possible.

Rates are in US Dollars

1BR Casitas: $45US a night, low season/ $55 US a night, high season /$90/night Holiday

Ask about availability for large groups up to 17 people.

There will be a charge of $15 US a night for every additional guest.

High season: November through May

Low season: June through October


Christmas/New Year holidays: Dec 21 through Jan 3

Thanksgiving week: Nov. 24 through Nov 30

50% non-refundable deposit at time of booking, balance due in cash upon arrival.

Deposits will be refunded only if dates are re-rented, minus $100 US procesing fee.

We are now using Pay Pal if you prefer to pay with a credit card. Just let us know and we will send you the payment request from the Pay Pal account. A 3% fee will be added to cover PayPal fees.

There is a 3 night minimum stay for all of the apartments.

Check in after 2 PM

Check out by 12 Noon

We can offer some long term deals during the low season, ask us!

Payment Formats Accepted
Wire Transfer USA
Wire Transfer Canada
Wire Transfer Mexico

PayPal is always a good option for people wanting to use a credit or debit card, 3% will be added to cover fees. Direct deposit to an account at Bank of America, or use Zelle, or a regular money transfer or a check to a Bank address I will provide to send checks. Canadians can e/transfer using Interac to an email I will provide, or PayPal.

29 reviews
Value for money
Total Score:
Best place to stay in Sayulita!
I had the pleasure of spending my first month in Sayulita at Casitas Tortugas. The room was clean, well decorated, and had everything that I could have needed. The location is ideal - just blocks from the beach and the plaza. Because the casitas are back from the street the noise from downtown is less than you might expect. Be sure to take a yoga class while you are there and pet the adorable cats! Marcelo is always a delight to chat with and went above and beyond more times than once. OH and the bed is SO comfortable. I can honestly say that the experience at Casitas Tortugas was a big factor in my decision to stay longer! I can not recommend this place enough! It is perfect and you are lucky if you grab a room at this gem of a place!
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Stayed: October, 2020
Wonderful home and host!
Beautiful casita, great location just 3 minutes from the center of town. Marcelo is super friendly and helpful.
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Stayed: September, 2020
Location + Comfort
This is a great rental. Amazing location, two small blocks to the beach and also to the main Plaza. So many awesome things to see around. Close, but not quite in the center of it all. Marcelo was very helpful prior to arrival. The bed was super comfy. Location, location, location. The place has everything you need.
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Stayed: March, 2020
10/10 Recommend
This vacation rental exceeded my expectations. The room was exactly as it looks in the pictures, the location is the best, and Marcelo was very helpful and helped me find the things I needed around town (including a good doctor I needed on my first day in town!). Wi-fi was pretty reliable and I was able to conduct video calls for work from my room, although it did cut out on the odd occasion. Thanks for a wonderful stay and I hope to be back!
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Stayed: March, 2020
Wonderful experience
Everything exceeded my expectations. The property was exactly as it looks in the pictures, the location is beyond perfect, and Marcelo was super helpful and helped me find the things I needed around town (including a good doctor I needed on my first day in town!). Wi-fi was quite decent and I was able to conduct video calls for work from my room. Thanks for a wonderful stay and I hope to be back!
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Stayed: March, 2020
Everything was perfect
This was perfect for me. Good location, surprisingly quiet, lovely garden area. Lots of extras, little cute kitchen area. the bed was very comfortable and the shower had hot water.
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Stayed: February, 2020
Loved the location
This was the perfect rental for me. Great location, peaceful & quiet, lovely garden area. Lots of extras, little cute kitchen area. the bed was very comfortable and the shower had hot water.
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Stayed: February, 2020
Stay here :)
Casitas Tortugas is located just a few blocks from the center of town. It was very close to all the restaurants, shops, and the beach ( just 2 blocks away!), but far enough away that it was quiet at night for sleeping. Carlos was very quick to respond and accommodating! I would definitely recommend his place to any guests traveling to Sayulita!
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Stayed: January, 2020
Great location, great host
Great location and the host is super accommodating and communicative!
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Stayed: January, 2020
Congenial, accomodating owner, great deal
As suggested by the description, the unit was built and finished to a reasonably high standard. I can’t personally compare to any other rentals but the price also seemed like a screaming deal considering the location and size of the space (separate sitting area and kitchen, spacious bathroom adjoining the bedroom).

If I had a complaint, it would be that the unit doesn’t get a ton of natural light, and is a bit dark. This probably helps keep it cool in warmer months but in January it was less inviting.

Super walkable to the beach and shopping. Street parking was always available nearby (can’t say the same for all areas of Sayulita.
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Stayed: January, 2020
Marcelo in Sayulita Mexico
Bio Please mention SayulitaLife
I was born and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina until 1987, when, because of the unstable political situation, I moved with my wife-to-be, to Santa Barbara, California. I lived there for 15 years, working as a finish carpenter and contractor, something I really loved doing. After many years of fixing, building and remodeling other people's houses, it became my dream to create my own place, and a home-based business started to form. While living in Santa Barbara, we took beach vacations, with my wife and children, along the Riviera Nayarit, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. One afternoon we met a lady who asked us to go for a ride with her to Sayulita. It was the first time I went into that charming town. I had an instant connection, and the feeling that Sayulita was the place for us to materialize our dreams. Asking around I found a small house two blocks from the main beach, and two blocks from the town square. It was a great location and I bought the house the following day! In 2002 I finally moved to Sayulita with my children. The very next day people were knocking at my door, asking me to become their contractor and to be in charge of building their houses. Speaking both English and Spanish fluently, and possessing knowledge about construction with American standards of quality and craftsmanship, made me very sought after in the region. After I had finished the construction of my casitas, I added another unit, the 2.5 bedroom suite, situated above my own house in the front part of the property.
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