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#276076 - 04/10/08 09:26 AM Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort
NHtopcat Offline
Has anyone stayed at either of these places? Are they safe, clean, bug free? Is the beach decent in front of them?

#276084 - 04/10/08 09:52 AM Re: Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort [Re: NHtopcat]
suecate Offline
We have always dived with Patojo's at the Tides and they are very nice people. I know that they have expanded. Though I have never stayed there I would not hesitate to.

#276091 - 04/10/08 10:05 AM Re: Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort [Re: NHtopcat]
Hon Offline
Since there is a beach road in front of both Casa Caracol and the Tides, there is virtually no beach in front of either. The snorkeling and swimming off Patojo's pier are fairly good.

Have a look here


to see the location of both places. Zoom out to see the relationship to town, the cut, etc.
Newfoundlanders are the only people in heaven who want to go home.

#276113 - 04/10/08 11:01 AM Re: Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort [Re: Hon]
suecate Offline
great hammocks to watch the surf

#276120 - 04/10/08 11:25 AM Re: Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort [Re: suecate]
Phil Offline
I'll have what Hons drinking if that's Virtually no beach!!!!!!!

Second thoughts, maybe not, if thats what it does to you.....

#276121 - 04/10/08 11:44 AM Re: Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort [Re: Phil]
cakelee Offline
Either place would be a good choice, although we liked Casa Caracol's living room/kitchen area to hang out together. We stayed in July 06. There is a beach "road," but the beach area is lovely. Unfortunately, I didn't charge my camera batteries, so I only got one picture of the beach area during a storm. I think the picture below it is of Patojo's dock.


Phil is a gracious host (once you get past the British humor? wink ), and he checks in on guests periodically, so that sounds like a good service for your group. And, unless it has changed, Casa Caracol guests get to swim at the Tides.

#276122 - 04/10/08 11:58 AM Re: Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort [Re: Hon]
NHtopcat Offline
Thank you so much for that map feature it will really help the families get comfortable with this trip!

#276123 - 04/10/08 11:59 AM Re: Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort [Re: cakelee]
Hon Offline
Sorry Phil. I love the Boca del Rio area and think Casa Caracol is in a great location.

Here is a picture taken on the beach a few steps north of Casa Caracol. I'll leave it up to the original poster to decide if it's 'decent'.

Newfoundlanders are the only people in heaven who want to go home.

#276144 - 04/10/08 01:05 PM Re: Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort [Re: Hon]
SimonB Offline
Ummm, that's no where near Casa Caracol, it's right in front of my place.

#276153 - 04/10/08 01:28 PM Re: Casa Caracol and Tide Beach Resort [Re: SimonB]
Hon Offline
You're right of course Simon. It's about half a kilometer south of the area in question. I either need to drink more or give it up all together.

I will stand by the picture as a fair representation of what the road and beach area is like in front of Casa Caracol though.
Newfoundlanders are the only people in heaven who want to go home.

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