Private 11 acre Ocean/Beach Front Retreat - Perfect for 2 in a Natural Paradise
Pool / Spa
Children not allowed
Parties/events allowed - Must Request Event Booking Separately Must Request Event Booking Separately
No smoking - Smoking is only permitted in outdoor areasSmoking is only permitted in outdoor areas
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
A Quiet Paradise
We had a lovely visit to Mar al Cielo. Jodi and Raul were very attentive to all our wants and needs with great professionalism. We loved the peaceful nature of the property. From the colourful tropical birds that came to visit while we enjoyed our morning coffee (a local roast provided by Jodi...thanks!) to the whales and dolphins that entertained us while at the Palapa lounge, the experience was exotic, yet still felt like home...we didn't want to leave! The lush jungle landscape took our breath away...200 year old palms with a canopy of florals reaching to the sky. From the architecture to the walking trails, it is obvious that much thought went into the creation of this magnificent retreat. Dinners by Carlos (served by Jodi) are exceptional. The walk to town or the beach is a great workout (even the path from the Palapa lounge to the cottage has a good incline!) and will ensure that, in spite of the spectacular food, you don't put on any pounds. :) Tranquility at its finest. We look forward to our next visit to Mar al Cielo!
Best vacation ever.
It's hard to describe how much we enjoyed the stay at Mar al Cielo. The main thoughts running through our heads were "this is more than 5/5" and "there's no way any other place we go could live up to this".
It's beautiful. It was so nice we ended up spending the majority of our 5 days wandering in the jungle, sitting on the beach, or hanging out in the palapa. It's hard to describe how amazing it is. Pictures get closer but still don't do it justice unfortunately.
In terms of guest experience it was perfect. Jodi and Carlos (and Raul) do a perfect job of making you feel welcome and cared for and also manage to give you maximum privacy. All the information provided before like what to bring, what not to bring, etc was very useful. They had a lot there as well like a cooler, umbrella, beach chairs and towels for our day at the beach. Some binoculars for looking at the animals. Kitchens with all the equipment you need. Flashlights on the night stand. Containers / cups for clean water next to the sinks for convenience. Things like that really made it easy to relax and enjoy the stay.
Awesome place, 6/5 - 11/10.
My husband and I spend three magical days at Mar al Cielo. We both agreed that it was, hands down, our favorite of ALL the hotels and vacation rentals we have stayed in. The view is amazing, the space is totally private yet open to the air, view, and surrounding jungle. The bed is very comfortable, the Palapa Lounge living room is peaceful (and the perfect spot for yoga and meditation). I highly recommend, as other reviewers did, to have Jodi and Carlos prepare some meals for you - the food was delicious and healthy. (I am still trying to recreate the jicima hors d'ouvre recipe at home - it was perfect with a margarita!)
I will say that the hike down to the beach is a little steep, but we were totally prepared for that, and it was SO worth it. The beach is private and pristine!!
Jodi was an excellent communicator- she thought of everything that someone might need, including a cell phone to use while there, a complete guide book, excellent birding tips!
We debated renting a car ahead of time, but once we were there, we only left once to check out the town of Lo de Marcos, which could have easily been done by taxi.
We are sure that we will return! Thank you Jodi and Carlos for a wonderful stay.
It was by far the most amazing experience of our lives. Quiet & Peaceful, Truely Paradise!
This place is like poetry yet I am at a loss for words, Solitude, Peace Comfort ~ so much more than we expected. Incredible views, sounds of nature like music to the soul all night long , a peaceful lullaby. The view leaves you speechless. Sunrise viewing from your bed, Sunset from multiple places on property will blow your mind.
Secluded beach front shades in the early hours with afternoon sun ~ healing land, every step is an adventure.
Healing body mind soul.
We walked the trails daily & saw many varieties of birds, praying mantis’, crabs, lizards, and more, so delightful
We are very thankful for the hosts who are willing to share their paradise, we will be back for sure.
Carlos & Jodi are great special people who put together amazing meals that we are now only dreaming about.
Forever Thankful for such a wonderful experience!
Incredible time in paradise
Jodi and Carlos have truly created a paradise at Mar a Cielo. My boyfriend and I came down from the PNW to escape the cold and felt lucky to have stumbled upon Jodi and Carlos' little slice of heaven. The property is immaculate and filled with loving little touches - chairs facing perfect views with binoculars at the ready, comfy couches and hammocks to relax and read in, and a full kit of chairs, cooler, and umbrella for you perfect beach set-up. We also took advantage of Carlos's incredible cooking, which featured local products and herbs from their garden. The whole experience was simply magical.
A couple of things we learned from our trip: don't rent a car! There are a couple of options for transportation in Lo de Marcos and taxis are easily arranged. Bring your hiking shoes! The bungalow and palapa are great to hang out in, but the property offers great trails too. Definitely have Jodi/Carlos make you a few meals. So glad we took advantage of that! And finally, get out and check the surrounding areas and Lo de Marcos. We loved the markets and local beach restaurants in town.
Thank you Jodi and Carlos!
Perfect Privacy, Secluded Beaches, 2km Private Jungle Trails, Incredible Whale Watching from Every View, Stunning 180degree Ocean View with Year-round Sunset, World Class Bird Watching, Professional Bird Guide Available, Yoga, Professional Yoga Instructor Available, On-site Massage, Cooking with the Freshest Local Ingredients or Delicious Mexican Fusion Dishes prepared just for you, Visit Traditional Local Markets, Turtle Release Expeditions, Snorkel Gear Available