My husband and I are beyond happy that we chose Villas Rana Verde to celebrate our small wedding for 60 in Sayulita, Mexico. We rented the entire estate and had our family and close friends stay for the whole week. It was an absolute dream! There was so much to explore. Every day we enjoyed the beautiful grounds and clean air-conditioned casas, 3 pools, breathtaking views of the ocean, amazing sunsets, and gorgeous landscape that was second to none. We felt close to nature, waking up and going to sleep with the sound of the waves, birds, and the surrounding jungle. It’s true as everyone says, with all the villas you feel great to be together, but you also feel a sense of privacy within your villa, especially with your own pool and kitchen. We loved this. The beds were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were so fun to get ready and even shower in with the colorful tiles, hot water, and strong water pressure. There were always fresh, clean towels and beach towels available. The decor of the villas and kitchens was a reminder of where we were–a festive town filled with color, warmth, heart, and soul. There was so much attention to detail put in every single room, it was fun to visit everyone and see what art and colors they had in their unique spaces. Barry the owner lives next door and is very down to earth and easy to talk to. He was very quick to respond to emails and answer all questions and requests we had regarding our stay and the wedding. He made us feel welcome and was always happy to offer tips if and when we ran into him, but he really let us do our own thing overall. It was nice to see him in town socializing with other locals. His staff includes Chuy who does daily maintenance of the landscaping (I can tell he puts a lot of love into his work!), and the sweet Lucia, who with her family not only did housekeeping but cooked for our wedding. The food was outta control! This was the best authentic homemade Mexican cuisine I’ve had. Chile Rellenos, ceviche, empanadas, steak, shrimp, and the best tortillas, beans, rice, guacamole, and flan made from scratch! The guests were impressed by their cooking and we definitely ate the rest of the leftovers the next day. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the food and how fresh everything was.
We had our ceremony at the beach down the hill from the estate, which was perfect. We hired a shuttle for taking elders down and up the hill even though it was close, but also found many people were happy to walk it. The picturesque walkway to the beach is very lush and beautiful. My mom made it her ritual to get up every morning and walk there as it was very peaceful and private compared to the beach in the main town. The palapa area was such a crowd pleaser for our reception. Here we ate and drank as we watched the sunset and danced all night. I know we were probably loud but we never got any complaints ;) I did my research and I honestly think Villas Rana Verde is the best place on the block, even without it being right on the beach. It’s nice to be away from the riff-raff of town, but still close enough if you want it! A golf cart is key here and the estate has parking for 12 golf carts! There’s a variety of closeby restaurants just down the hill, beachfront or not. Barry is an honest, humble guy who provides work to a wonderful family. Together they all make Villas Rana Verde a dream for many. I’d like to think of this as my second home now as it has officially become our happy place with so many precious memories shared with all the special people in our life. There should be no hesitation when considering this place for your event or vacation. Many thanks to Barry, Lucia & Family, and Chuy for their warm hospitality. We’ll be back!!
Experienced: January, 2018