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Escrito por S2B desde 188.8.131.52 (cache-dtc-ac20.proxy.aol.com) el día martes, 23 de marzo, 2004 a las 16:35:27 horas :
En respuesta a: Tucanes good or bad? escrito por Jon L from MN desde 184.108.40.206 (pmpres1a-202.rconnect.com) el día martes, 23 de marzo, 2004 a las 12:13:24 horas :
We vacation at Casa Tucanes with both our immediate and extended families.
The upper floor of the Villa is lovely for a couple, while the second floor is perfect for a family of four. Both together gives plenty of space for an extended family to enjoy 'open door' type living on both floors, yet with privacy. The property is priced fairly, and the added bonus of having a kitchenette for breakfasts or meals at the Casa rather than out, is a plus for us.
The new pool at Casa Tucanes is beautiful and clean, the garden around it is lovely and spacious. The sound of the fountain in the small garden is sweet.
The walk to La Ropa beach is not onerous (even for our yougest who was three years old the first time we went) and the walk past tiendas, construction, and restaurants, adds to the 'local flavor' of the experience.
There is some traffic noise (mostly first thing in the morning) you can hear from the Villa, and at times there is a donkey braying quite frequently from the hills, again, for us both add to the local flavor, though it can bother some visitors.
Could it be that up higher, in the Villa, there are fewer mosquitos? We don't find that they bother us much at night.
We tend to feel that this is 'our casa' and so do not have a problem asking for another water bottle, or for any other items that need to be replaced (and the hosts are always gracious and accomodating), we enjoy the extra experience of conversing in Spanish and are more relaxed about the little details.
It is a simple and elegant Mexican style Casa that may not be for everyone, howevever, it's ambiance has suited us very well for four years already...and the countdown has started for the next visit...