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"We spent 4 week at this condo and enjoyed every minute. The open view and casual Mexican feel made it relaxing and enjoyable. As I'm learning Spanish I had many opportunities to converse with the locals as some smaller restaurants had waiters who didn't speak English, as well as Zihua being a vacation destination for Mexicans. On Avenida Adelante amongst the numerous restaurants there was a small rock band on Sat. nights who sang in English but could not speak it. A large gathering of tourists would expand into the street singing and dancing until 10pm when the group would TRY to quit. A few more tips encouraged another song or two.
We found there were great well-marked cycle paths in Ixtapa, one of which took us to Playa Linda - 9 or so K. We rented pretty decent bicycles in Ixtapa and discovered there were no restaurants open to the public as it's mainly all-inclusive resorts. We found a spot for a refreshing break at the marina. At one spot the new cycle path was interrupted for a few yards by the old cobble stone path until the new one resumed.
Playa Linda is easily reached by local buses, 12 pesos, and is where you take a water taxis to Isla Ixtapa for beaches, swimming, snorkeling, etc. We were advised to get off the taxis at the 2nd beach and walk about 200 yards across the island to coral beaches for good snorkeling. All 3 beaches have restaurants where the chair rental is included with food or drinks.
We found most everything we needed - Banks, market, bus stop for Ixtapa, on Avenida Benito Juarez and found Scotiabank most convenient and secure. We tried most of the restaurants recommended by our hosts and were not disappointed.
The manager of the codo is Carmen, who speaks excellent English. She is a wealth of information on how to get wherever you wish to go, where to catch buses, etc. She arranges for additional water, and repairs if needed. The two cleaning ladies came promptly at the arranged date and did a good they spoke no English. The pool was always clean and was adequate size for the 8-10 people who enjoyed a late afternoon dip. There was a security guard every evening and, I believe, throughout the night. Mostly it was very friendly Jose Miguel, who spoke convenient English and enjoyed a little chat each time we passed.
Each of our three married children and spouses spent a week with us, totally enjoying the whole experience, including watching the stars from there very comfortable bed.
We would all go again."
Guest: Ted and PaulineDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 25, 2015
"Rascal is a wonderful place, so peaceful. The noise of the waves puts one to sleep at night and during the day, there is an enormous beach, just a short distance away, for walking and swimming. My cousin and I have been to Troncones many times and have always been happy there. The house is simple and beautiful."
Guest: Osborn E.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: July 1, 2015
"This was our second trip to Zihua with our best friends from Minnesota and our first stay at Casa Blanca, La Casa Que Vie al Mar. Sally's place was fantastic. Everything was just like the pictures and descriptions and perfect for two couples. We really enjoyed the infinity pools and meeting all the other vacationers that were staying at the complex. Fantastic sunset views from the unit and the open air style was awesome. The site manager Eliezer was awesome and our check-in/out process was seamless. We loved the location close to La Ropa Beach, with an easy walk down for a beachside meal or cab into town. The walk back up to the unit was just the right amount of effort we needed to feel like were getting some level of exercise during our week of fun! We will be back. Thanks Sally."
Guest: Julie H.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
"La Chula is a very upscale, 5 star condo. My wife and I had a wonderful time there. The view of La Ropa Beach from our balcony was awesome. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a very comfortable family room area, and the place was very nicely decorated. Would love to go there again someday. Thanks to the owner Jeff, who was very responsive via e-mail and made sure to ask us if everything was to our liking during our stay. There is also ample information at the condo on good restaurants to eat at and fun activities to do. All in all, a great vacation!"
Guest: Mike and MaryDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 27, 2015