CASA IGUANA IS BEING REMODELED, IT WILL BE READY NOV. 30. SOON AFTER WE WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT PHOTOS. IT WILL HAVE A BIGGER, HEATED POOL, NEW BATHROOMS AND MORE.
A NEW RATE IS NOT SET YET. YOU CAN SEND AN INQUIRY FOR DATES AFTER NOV. 30 BUT WE WILL ONLY TAKE NEW BOOKINGS ONCE THE HOUSE IS READY. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
Punta el Custodio, vacation villa community
Nestled in the small fishing town of Platanitos, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, is a small, hidden paradise called Punta el Custodio. A private vacation community, built on the tip of a small peninsula on the Pacific coast.
It features 8 beautiful vacation rentals, and Casa Iguana is one of them. It is the perfect getaway if you want to spend your vacation in a romantic place, away from the noise and bustle of cities and tourists.
Availability, Rates, Amenities/Beds
When staying less than 7 nights:
3 nights minimum
7 nights minimum
Sat – Sat only
7 nights minimum
Sat – Sat only
To send an inquiry or book Casa Iguana, please fill out the form below.
You can pay for Casa Iguana by sending checks (no extra cost), through PayPal (plus a 4% payment fee) or through our listing on VRBO.com (between 4 and 10% on extra fees). More info about the booking process on our FAQ page.
In all 2 bedrooms
Mon-Fri 7:30 – 4
Sat 8 – 12
With meal plan Sun 8 – 12
Can be heated**
Bedroom 1 – King size
bedroom 2 – King + single bed
2-person kayak of the community, free to use
Longboards for rent, $10 USD/day
** Private Pool can be heated at an extra cost of $250 USD/wk.
Linen, (beach) towels, soap, shampoo, bottled water provided.
Washing machine/dryer, stereo, books, boogie boards and games available.
Perfect Villa to have a Relaxing Vacation!
A personal housekeeper, who is part of the staff, is included from Monday to Saturday to make your vacation the ultimate in relaxation. If you take our all-inclusive plan she comes Sundays too. Casa Iguana is amidst beautiful nature.
It offers a good location for activities like bird watching, surfing, fishing, playing in the ocean (we have a 2-person kayak) and paddle boarding into the estuary right next to us. After that, enjoy your drink at the pool, watching out over the Pacific!
Your getaway villa in Nayarit Mexico
Built underneath two large palapas, Casa Iguana feels like it belongs on a remote tropical island. It offers a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and the northern coastline.
Take a dip in your private pool, take a nap in a hammock swinging under the pergola, soak up some rays on a lounger, all in secluded, luxurious privacy. With a friendly staff nearby.
The small town called Platanitos is only half a mile away. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to the small town, which in fact is no more than the beach of Platanitos, with 9 fish restaurants and 2 very small stores with only a few items. Don’t expect anything fancy, it’s very local.
We recommend having Zarandeado at one of the restaurants at the beach. It’s a traditional way of grilling fish, which originated in Nayarit. The fish is often split in half from head to tail before it’s grilled over hot coals in a wood-fired oven.
Casa Iguana inquiry
Romantic Getaway in Nayarit
Casa Iguana features an open circular kitchen. A center island and breakfast bar ensures there is plenty of room to prepare and lay out a tasty spread. If you rather not bother with cooking, for an additional $230 USD per adult per week we offer a meal plan.
This includes 3 meals a day, snacks, juices, sodas, and beer. Only wine and liquor are not included. Children 5-12 half price, children under 5 for free. The staff will do all the shopping, your housekeeper will prepare your delicious Mexican meals!
Relax in our Mexican Paradise!
Multiple living areas provide everyone with plenty of personal space and ample choices for seating, relaxing and socializing. The outdoor living area features an oceanfront pool built into the terrace. This beautiful villa is cozy enough for an intimate getaway and big enough for a holiday with your family. Contact us to book your villa rental in Mexico!!
* The maximum number of guests for Casa Iguana is 4, we allow 1 person more if at least 1 of the 5 guests is 12 years or younger.
** The private pool can be heated (recommended from December 20th – beginning of March), at an extra cost of $250 USD per week.
Read the Reviews
We felt really fortunate to have found this gem! The location on a cliff overlooking crashing waves is amazing. And to the south you have an almost deserted white sandy beach with near perfect surf!
The food plan was great but make sure to walk to Platanitos at least once to enjoy the freshly grilled fish Sarandeado. Delicious! If you are coming here to surf make sure to bring all gear. There are only a few soft top long boards available.
If you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs, otherwise the waves crashing onto the rocks below your bedroom will keep you up! Casa Iguana worked perfectly for our family of 5 and our stay here will be unforgettable!
Peter W. December 2017
Such a cool place. Unbelievable Views
We stayed here with our family for a week. The drive from Puerto Vallarta was worth it. The open air layout with the crashing ocean just below the house was spectacular.
The peninsula the house sits on is really unique. Amazing but very different views to the north, the west, and the south. Our housekeeper was great. The property manager, Ismael was very helpful.
Temperatures in late January were a very comfortable 75º during the day and a bit chilly 58º at night – perfect sleeping weather to the sounds of the waves striking the rocks below. The only downsides (but not enough to keep us from coming back) were that the pool was not heated at all and was too cold to use.
If it were heated, we would have spent lots of time in it gazing at the stars at night. Also, we didn’t use the meal plan and discovered that there are really no decent restaurants closer than a 25 minute drive. The beach restaurants we tried just below the neighborhood ranged from terrible to just OK. Overall it was a fantastic stay.
Tom E. February 2017
Relax and play far from tourist thoroughfare
We had a wonderful time in Platanitos–and Casa Iguana played a huge role in making it just right. The villa is every bit as lovely as it looks in the photos–with two great bedrooms open to the ocean breezes and sounds.
The dipping pool and surrounding patio is a perfect place from which to take in the sunset, read a book, play games, or just lounge. Having daily meals prepared by Sophia–but being able to eat them at your leisure in your home-away-from-home is now setting the vacation bar quite high.
Ismael and the staff were all attentive and helpful throughout. We (family of four with kids 10 and 13) surfed every day at Playa Tortugas–we rented surfboards in Sayulita at WildMex–and also benefited from some great instructors from there as well.
It was fun to kayak up the estuary, and explore the beach. We took a couple outings to nearby towns, but nothing more is needed than relaxing on the property. The place seems to attract owners and visitors that are outdoorsy and hospitable, so we were not lacking for socializing either. We hope to be back!
Visitor 2NY May 2016
Fabulous vacation in paradise
As a group of 9 adults, ages 27 to 64 , staying in Casa Iguana and Voz del Mar all agreed that the accommodation was superior and the ocean front setting spectacular. Each property had its own private plunge pool with unobstructed ocean views.
Customer service from Airport Pickup to in-house maids was exceptional. Our maids in both properties were excellent cooks and treated us to the best authentic Mexican food using fresh local produce and seafood. We took trips to the Crocodile hatchery, San Blas and Waterfall hike, all of which were guided by the friendly and knowledgeable on site staff. Best holiday ever! Will definitely return.
Mary February 2016
A special place
Our family of four (11 and 13 year old kids) loved our stay at Casa Iguana. The house is artistically designed and integrated with the natural surroundings in an incredibly beautiful setting.
Everyone we interacted with, from booking with Michel to the daily cook Lydia, was fantastic.
The walk to the pool and beach were easy and relaxing in such a safe, beautiful environment. (Don’t miss the turtle reserve on the beach below!)
We loved that every house was different and yet lovely in its own way. The only drawback for us was the many bug bites we got even while using bug spray etc.
Iguana doesn’t have windows and doors that close up completely – it’s designed for indoor outdoor living. Although this is a wonderful concept for a tropical vacation, it was not ideal for us.
We are perhaps more prone to bites than others and it is hopefully an anomaly but I thought I should mention it. In our case it was the price you pay for such a unique, authentic set up like this one. Overall we would highly recommend any of the homes at Punta Custudio!
Barbara D. December 2016