"We spent a summer weekend at Villa Paraiso and couldn't have been more delighted. Set in a secluded, secure, gated spot just a couple miles up the coast from Acapulco city center, the house is built into a hillside overlooking a quiet cove with stunning views of the bluffs, ocean and beach below. A safe, private path provides access to the nearly empty beach. Lots of exotic tropical birds, spectacular sunsets, and the occasional small fishing boat to watch from the enormous and well-appointed terraces (one covered, one open). An attractive, curved swimming pool and a jacuzzi are nice amenities. Plenty of ceiling fans to keep the air moving on hot summer days, and our bedroom was comfortably air-conditioned.
The staff of three people (cook, caretaker and housekeeper) are friendly and helpful, and were patient with my poor Spanish. We were without a car so we relied on them to call us safe, inexpensive taxis to take us into town, which always arrived on time exactly as promised. Anita's cooking is something to be savored (I'll tell ya, the woman can MAKE a quesadilla, and then there's her guacamole); and the local ingredients she uses (seafood in particular) are exquisite.
Hosts Judith and Eduardo happened to be in town the weekend we were there, and they were friendly and gracious with their hospitality throughout our stay. Eduardo even took part of his Saturday to show us around Acapulco, take us to see the famous cliff divers, and clue us into his favorite place to eat tamales.
As a side note, we arrived from Mexico City and departed Acapulco by bus. The nonstop Diamante service from bus line Estrella de Oro is highly recommended for comfort, safety, amenities, on-time performance, and cost.
All-in-all, highly recommended."
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 28, 2015