Casa Mango is great. This place is very nice with a resort-like garden and swimming pool. You will get a few little lizards from the yard in your room, but this is part of the experience. Casa Mango has a few small studio apartments that are really great but also at least one larger apartment and a guest house in the back by the pool. the quality of the construction is very well made and they even have a safe for passports and belongings inside the rooms.
Casa Mango is located in Pro Cab, which is supposed to be a very "IN" place to buy property and build new houses. Guest Houses like Casa Mango are no exception. Its a beautiful short walk, bike, moped ride, or car ride to the main beach in Cabarete. walking distance is about 7 minutes. i did it because i ran out of coca cola. its very quick and easy to go back and forth. Pro Cab is also safe. it has a gate and guard. so normally you will only see other residents, vacationers and cleaning women or yard care takers in the neighborhood. it really is a neighborhood that is formed on the back side by a small river marsh. it is quiet and you will not hear any traffic from the Cabarete main street. When i was there Sylvia was a fantastic host. Sylvia is a very beautiful girl from Sweden "i think" and i remember that she road her bicycle for exercise. however she had a small accident with a moped while biking while i was there. luckily, with a little cream, and 2 weeks of relaxing at the beach it was alright. There is a very good pizza place next to Cana Tropical, where you might catch her. Maybe because of the 2 for 1 special on Tuesdasys. or because of friends.
In comparison, Casa Mango is one kind of experience you can have. you get your own place and its not like in a tower of hotel rooms. I can definitely recommend it.
If you get hot you can jump in the pool. Or walk to to beach in Cabarete. Lots of Kite Surfing as you already know!
*also, this is a hello to Sylvia and thanks for the nice vacation! R
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our guesthouse is nestled in a very safe and private residential area of Cabarete. If it is a quiet, peaceful environment you are looking for, then Casa Mango is the place for you. Located only a short walk from the beach, downtown, and plenty of restaurants and bars. Spend the day at the beach, or relax around the pool under a warm blanket of sun and let all your worries melt away.. ... more less