Staying in a beachfront casita on your next vacation can be a great experience, especially if you love waking up to beautiful sunrises. Like any type of accommodation, though, it's important to ask questions about the room and area so you're thoroughly prepared for any issues that may develop. Here are two things to discuss with the booking agent when making a reservation for a beachfront casita.
How is the Casita Accessed?
One important thing you need to know how the casita is accessed. Can you drive to it from the main road? Do you have to take a special path? Is the only way to get there is my boat? While it may be nice and romantic to stay in a secluded area where the only way in or out is by traveling across a lake, this can actually result in a number of problems, particularly if someone in your party has medical concerns.
Thus, take a moment to find out how you get to the casita so you can plan accordingly. If the road to the room is fairly rugged, then you'll want to rent a sturdy vehicle that can make the trip back and forth, for instance.
What Amenities are Included?
Another thing you want to inquire about is what amenities does the room contain. Is there a television or radio? A kitchenette? Is breakfast at the main hotel included with the rental? This is especially important to ask if your coming to the area from another country, as what's normal in your home area may not be standard in the host country.
For instance, it may be absolutely unheard of for a hotel to not have air conditioning and heating units in the room. However, the same can't be said for lodging facilities in Mexico. Some casitas may have air conditioning, while others just have fans. This can make a big difference in your comfort when staying in these little houses, so you need to be prepared to make appropriate adjustments (e.g. ensure there's plenty of ice water around).
The booking agent will typically know what's available at the facility. However, you can usually also get information about amenities online at the facility's website or from review sites like Trip Advisor.
For more information about staying in a casita or to book one for your next vacation, contact a travel coordinator or the facility you want to stay at directly.