"That was the first word out of our mouths as we stepped into Alma de Mar - it was palatial! After we booked it, my husband realized that he knew the owner, double lucky for us. Our stay was beyond our expectations - we kayaked in the lagoon for birdwatching with Luis, released baby turtles at Roberto's, had dinner at Martha's (the best place for dining as everyone said), enjoyed seafood pozole at La Mexicana, bought veges & fruit off the traveling produce truck, had home made tortillas personally made by Elie, fished off the rocks and in a panga with a capitan recommended by Roberto, had our daily sunset margaritas on the beach, relaxed in the hammock, body surfed, dipped in the pool, walked for miles on the beaches (yes - there are three of them to explore), shopped in Troncones, and went local riding the bus. We explored the llittle village of Majahua and found a tienda that supplied us with all our necessities. Our questions were answered and we were well cared for by Roberto and Elie. We spent every day happily fulfilling our selves with all the delights that we wanted to do and more! Time to explore, relax, read, cook fresh fish, experiment with the produce we bought, and fill the senses. Alma de Mar was an architectural dream with great attention to detail and comfort - I took beaucoup photos of the floors, steps, bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, patio, deck and rooms - inspirational. The top floor with its netted bed, cozy bathroom and outdoor panorama made for a relaxing time out. We loved the sense that we had found the true spirit of Mexico in the beauty of the people, the beaches, the food, the towns, and our lovely home away from home. Our stay was not long enough to take in all we wanted to do: stand up paddle board, try out more restaurants . . . We promised ourselves that we would have to come back again!"
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: February 25, 2015