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The small village of Platanitos, just an hour and a half drive north of Sayulita, is where you can escape to a differrent world, with unspoiled beaches, palapa roof restaruants and upscale vacation rentals in a secure, gated location with amenities galore. The village of Platanitos is very small, with a few beach restaurants and a small tienda.
Punta el Custodio A secure gated and beautiful community, Punta el Custodio is a beautiful point of land with ocean and an estuary surrounding just outside the tiny village of Platanitos. Once you pass through the gates, you will be amazed at the impeccable cobblestone lanes, lush tropical landscaping and tropial homes that will be the highlight of your vacation. Every home is different, many have private swimming pools, plus there is a beautiful and enourmous community pool overlooking the ocean guarded by an ancient and enourmous higuera tree.
One thing you will enjoy here at Punta al Custodio in Platanitos is privacy and solitude. Each home is landscaped with lush tropical plantings to provide ultimate beauty and privacy. You will hear no roosters, barking dogs, or nightclubs here. Life is simpler, slower, and the beauty of nature surrounding will soothe the senses.
There are some truly beautiful Vacation Rentals in this secure, gated community, where you will find peace, tranquility, and stunning natural beauty all around you. Most of the homes in this community come with a housekeeper and chef, which makes your vacation truly special. This family friendly villa has a heated pool right off the living room and is a favorite of families with kids - Check out Casa Colibri, a 4 bedroom, 5 bath home here. Located within the same gated community is Casa Sonrisa, a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home overlooking the surf point. Check it out here.
At nearby Playa las Tortugas You can Canoe, Kayak, or swim across the estuary for lunch at one of Platanitos' sand floored, oceanfront restaurants. Walking or running barefoot on the nearly uninhabited 5 miles of pristine beach is a beautiful experience, lined with palm trees as far as the eye can see. Boogie boarding surfing and ocean kayaking are also great fun.
Interested in making Platanitos your vacation escape or forever home? How about a coconut palm covered island, surrounded on three sides by a 1200 acre ecological reserve, and with a Pacific Ocean beach facing the setting sun and a secluded surf break! Isla Tortuga at Platanitos could be the perfect spot for your dream vacation home or eco retreat.