"Spent 10 days here and will do it again, its a quiet and beautiful place with a beautiful view! This is the first time we have stayed in Zihuat, the prior 9 stays have been in Ixtapa with only day and dinner trips to Zihuat. I was a little concerned about changing my vacation routine and I did miss the convenience of the Ixtapa hotels but glad we did it...plenty of room for 3 couples (6 adults). The pool area was quiet and not crowded, didn't have to get up at 5am to 'mark' your chairs at the pool. I had both knees scoped this past year so only went to the beach twice, a 10 min safe walk and you are on La Ropa Beach. Don Francisco, Ophelia and Jesus (night security) took very good care of us, we felt welcome and safe the entire time...we did lock up and used some common sense in our daily ventures but have always been comfortable in the downtown Zihuat area. The one big key to our great week was having Don Francisco line up Rafael Blanco de Aquino, our 'almost 24/7', english speaking, taxi driver. Rafael went way 'up and beyond' in the taxi service, took us shopping, to the market for fresh produce, mini tours as we went from point A to B and was always 15 minutes early on scheduled trips. We went golfing 5 times, Rafael was there at 6:30 am for our 6:45 departure. FIND HIM when you are there, he'll make all the differance in a good vs a fantastic vacation! (And he is a Minnesota Twins/Vikings fan plus he is now our Best Friend in Zihuat.) Tip him well, treat him right, he is a great guy and you'll have a new best friend when you leave too!
The Deck on the villa is huge, always some sun and always some shade to sit in, we spent as much time outside as inside. The inside was very clean, nice and comfortable as well. Opelia was available every other day for cleaning service which was 'extra but very reasonable' and worth it. Bring your own beach towels, make sure you have a phone that will work in Mexico...a key to calling Rafael for taxi. The only things missing that we suggested Don Francisco... put in are WiFi, a CD player and a small safe like you'll find in hotels. Even without those we'd still go back...it was that good!"
Guest: Lou L.
Date of Stay: March 2014
Review Submitted: March 26, 2014