Isla for the holidays in Casa M!

Happy Holidays to our friends of all religions!

Happy Holidays to our friends of all religions!


Dec 1-26!

Casa M on the south end. Sleeps 6-8 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths The rate is $595 per night (includes all taxes)  $386.75 a night Dec 2-Dec 17th


EMAIL ME TODAY to reserve this property!


I was surprised when I looked back at our facebook page and realized we have been doing this for 5 years now!  Javi and I are anticipating this season being even busier than the last.  Our short HGTV cameo on the episode of Beachfront Bargain Hunt with Ashley and Todd really gave us a kick last year.  We were also recently interviewed for an International Living magazine story.
What is it?dinnertainment Collage
Dinnertainment is a unique and authentic Mexican meal/ musical experience that is more than just a meal.  We customize the event and the menu for the group, but generally the framework stays the same and consists of Margaritas or Mojitos, appetizers, salad, dinner, dessert and live music. Most of the time it ends with the whole group singing along and playing maracas with Javi playing.  Check out the photos on our Facebookpage and Like the page while you are there.  :)  Last week we incorporated La Banda Sin Nombre and a salsa lesson with a professional dance teacher.  Next week, we are celebrating a birthday.  We have done cooking classes and other celebrations as well.
We now offer two ways to enjoy  with either
  1. a private Dinnertainment experience or
  2. by joining a group in our Dinnertainment Soirées.
How much does it cost?
The cost is $60 per person and includes all shopping, cost of food, planning, prep, serving (complimentary margarita, guac, pico, shrimp ceviche, roasted corn/red pepper salsa, gourmet salad, meat and 2 sides, dessert and enough for left overs), clean up and live entertainment.  Do the math.  It’s a good deal given it is more than just dinner.  (*Lobster extra)
Contact me at  or through our website for details.
NEW starting this month, we will be offering an option of “Dinnertainment Soirée” events.  These are great for groups that are less thasoiree oct dates promon 6 people that want to join in a group or just want to meet and mingle with other island visitors or are staying in hotels or small apartments and condos and may not have the facilities to host a private event.  The private Dinnertainment experience is for groups of 6 or more and available in private villas with a full kitchen.
October starts with our Soirees at Casa de los Suenos.  Reservations required.

Do you simply want to visit Isla or is your quest to EXPLORE Isla?Scavengerhunt

Scavenger Hunts have been around for gazillions of years!  What a better way to see the island than through a guided experience that can be personalized to fit your group.  We are just starting on this page, but check back often for more hunts.

Everyone knows that cruising aimlessly on a golf cart in paradise can be great fun.  But when you are looking for a little more, scavenger hunts can be just the solution.

Have kids?  It is difficult to understand how anyone could be bored on Isla, but sometimes kids need some loose structure. Our kid-friendly versions can help entertain your children and give them focus. More will be added in the coming weeks.

Visiting Isla for a special occasion?  We can help create a custom game just for your group.

Our motto is that Isla should be experienced.  Let our Scavenger Hunts help.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SCAVENGER HUNTS (*even more to be added soon!)

What do you think of the new and improved site?


What’s new?

LOGO: We have a new logo using the same color scheme as before.  Don’t you love how those colors just pop on the dark grey background?  This logo also compliments are sister site,

BETTER SEARCHING: While we are still working on this feature, you will be able to search properties based on the specifics that are important to you like price or island location.  Until we get this feature completed, you can still access the properties under the properties link in the top menu.

MORE PROPERTIES:  We have combined all three sites into one!  Now you can access all properties, regardless of budget in one place.

What’s the same?

Working with us!  We offer more than just a reservation.  It is our mission that Isla is a place where you experience more and make memories that last a life time.  That means every detail from getting to the island and experiencing the culture to the fullest!  We look forward to hearing from you.

A little salt air, salt water in the hair… who doesn’t want that?!  It soothes our soul.  We dream about Playa Norte and those warm Caribbean breezes.



Too much salt from the beach is one thing, but too much salt in the diet is another.  For the last couple of weeks, I have been working really hard to successfully complete a 21 Day Fix Challenge.  I am determined to make a change in my health and fitness.  My dad had a heart attack at 47 and so did his father.   I am 47 and this has been on my mind a lot lately.


Easy Skinny Life’s Healthy Mexican Dish


Eating healthy on the island is not always easy.  Not only due to temptations, but it is easy to be in vacation mode.  Late night tacos after Javi finishes at Fayne’s used to haunt me!  I felt so guilty for eating that late but those tasty tacos were so yummy.  Just the smell as you walk by on Hidalgo.  Can you smell it?


Exercising is also different for me living on the island.  My comfort zone is a nice gym with air conditioning and new shiny equipment.   Gym Tonic has been my only experience with a gym on Isla and its fine, just different than I am used to.   I have great friends who meet me for walks and workouts at the south point.  There are also Zumba classes, yoga classes (which I really love), Salsa Dancing classes and other opportunities.  I have never been successful at DVD workouts alone at home, but something has clicked for me this time.   The 21 Day Fix plan has really been a good fit.  The workouts are challenging, but a quick 30 minutes and nothing crazy.  I feel successful because they are consistent.  Every day for 21 days.


Do you continue your work out
when you are on Isla?


I decided to do a little survey of 2 questions and wrap it up in a nice little give away just as a thank you for answering my questions.



time for a giveaway

If you don’t mind helping me with my research, I would love to enter you into the raffle of:





  1. 1 FREE 24 hour Golf Cart rental of a regular golf cart and a
  2. 2015 Caribe on Canvas calendar that I would be happy to mail to you.

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