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The path from the bluff down to the beach.These rocks make for great wave-watching and there is a shady nook in the morning.
Private room in nature lodge

Cabaña Ecológica La Tortuga (the tortoise)

Cabaña Ecológica La Tortuga (the tortoise)

6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath

Juan and Estela's cabañas lie in a beautiful grove on a sandy bluff overlooking the beach just south of Tehualmixtle, a small fishing village in the middle of nowhere. It has no electricity--just water, a clay outdoor stove, and 'tranquilidad.' It is well off the dirt road, so no road dust or noise--unless you count the sound of the waves. And Juan and Estela are natural hosts, deeply rooted in and knowledgeable about the land and incredibly caring and friendly.


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House Rules

Check-in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
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10 Reviews

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Candida & Nigel
April 2018
This is an outstanding place for nature lover and adventurers and the host hospitality is incredible. For long stay lack of electricity might be an issue and we did prefer the other cabana called the sea gal.

Carie User Profile
February 2018
Ah, ok, I have stayed at all three of Juan and Esthella's cabins and given this important question a lot of thought and I really have concluded that this one has the best sunset view in the world (the cabin 'la gabiota' has the second best). Not to mention just lolling in a hammo…

Don User Profile
January 2018
Great spot for rustic vacation.

Emily User Profile
November 2017
This place is in a beautiful, completely secluded (bring food and water!) area. I literally spent 18 hours sittjng in the hammock enjoying the views. No swimming here, but if you have a car, you can easily get to swimming beaches!

Louise User Profile
May 2017
A very nice place to stay with an amazing view, I would definitively recommand this place to anyone looking for a peaceful hotel ! Moreover Juan and his wife are very welcoming :)

Emalu User Profile
April 2017
If you are considering staying at El Buque... stop considering and just book! I have nothing but praise for the hosts (who will become some of your favourite people on earth) and the cabins (luxurious in their simplicity, gorgeously constructed, unparalleled location and privacy)…

Artemisa User Profile
April 2017
Excellent place! Amazing view! Ideal for a relaxing days away from everything. The best thing is to be able to have breakfast on the terrace of your cabin overviewing the sea. The hosts are very friendly and warm, they will be there for whatever you need. We loved talking to them…

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45 Reviews
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Juan and Estela are warm, caring and have the gift of creating a peaceful and happy environment. They are deeply rooted in the local community and very knowledgeable about plants and animals of the region. Juan built the cabañas using traditional methods: daub and wattle usin…
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