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Awesome View, Authentic Charm, Tropical Fantasy

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

El Nido Magico is one of only four unique Punta Peñasco condominiums perched over Playa LaRopa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. There is so much to say about this newly remodeled property that it is difficult to know where to begin.

The view is spectacular! Perched 300 feet above the bay, El Nido Magico is one of the highest properties on La Ropa beach. From the terrace you will have a one hundred and eighty degree view from which you will see both breathtakingly beautiful sunrises and magnificent sunsets. Views are not just from the terrace but can be seen and are reflected from every room of the condo.

There is a modern fully equipped U.S. Style kitchen with breakfast nook. The bedroom is large with tons of closet space, dressing table and king size bed on a raised pedestal for even better views of the bay and ocean. The bathroom includes a handcrafted Talavera tile soaker tub and vanity.

There are two atriums. The garden atrium behind the bedroom has a hammock and is the perfect place for a siesta or good book. The other is behind the kitchen and is furnished with washer, dryer and clothes line for your wet suits. The atriums are both open and secure, allowing daytime breezes from the ocean and nighttime breezes from the mountains. There are ceiling fans in every room and a/c in the bedroom, but it very unlikely that you will ever need it.

Punta Peñasco’s four condos share a beautifully refurbished swimming pool and small garden, both very private and directly below our unit (#1). Other amenities include internet, printer, smart TV, and weekly cleaning. This is our home when we are in Zihuatanejo, so you will find everything you need to make your stay convenient, comfortable and carefree.

Your local host Eloisa will meet you when you arrive at El Nido Magico. She speaks perfect English and will be available to answer your immediate questions and help you in case of emergency. There is a comprehensive rental guide provided inside the condo for other details such as restaurant and shopping suggestions. In addition to Eloisa and Guillermo the maintenance man/gardner, we are always just an email or phone call away.

The walk up from the parking area is 80 steps and from the street below even more, so please keep this in mind when making your rental decision. If you can’t or don’t like climbing stairs, El Nido Magico is not for you. Sorry, but no children please.

More Details

Robert Weiss
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Robert Weiss

We met in Zihuatanejo where Delia was living in 1978, when Zihuatanejo was a sleepy fishing village of 6,000 people. We knew when we left that we would one-day return happily together. And so it was. While living in New Orleans which we love, Zihuatanejo became our home away from home ten years ago, and EL Nido Magico our special “nest” two years ago. Since purchasing, we have been remodeling and making it home. Now it is time for us to visit other parts of the world again.

Why Robert Weiss chose Playa La Ropa

We were very happy where we were living in Zihuatanejo and did not think that we would ever move -- until we took a friend's advice and walked up the 80 steps to El Nido Magico. From that moment on there was no going back. It was simply the most inspiringl view we had ever seen no matter the price and we knew that we could make this beautiful place our own.

What makes this condo unique

Friends staying at one of the four Punta Peñasco units shared last night that the view is so commanding and they are so happy here that it is hard to make themselves leave the hill for the enjoyments of the beaches, bars and restaurants. We agree.The views of the small fishing boats running out to sea in the morning and back in the evening, the ever-changing moods of the bay and skies as well as the ships in the distant Pacific shipping lanes never cease to fascinate. Even closer to home the birds of the day and night fly by just a few feet away, above the swaying palms, while the resident iguana suns himself on the brick wall. And then there is the house…. EVERY spot has a view or reflection. You look up and there is a reflection of the houses on the hills, the ocean and the bay – all wrapped in a gentle breeze and perfect temperature.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Restaurant La Perla
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marina Ixtapa, Palma Real,
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Il Mare
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Playa La Ropa

Zihuatanejo has so much to offer. Beautiful beaches and lagoons, surfing, snorkeling and all related beach activity. Wonderful seafood available in many local restaurants and a terrific town square right on the Playa Principal where there is often food and entertainment. Lovely small villages within a half hour drive include Troncones, La Saladita, and Barra de Potosi,all of which have great surfing. Our local sunset cruise catamaran Picante shows you Zihuatanejo from the water at a magical time of day.


Playa La Ropa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
  • The Bathroom has a Talavera soaking tub and shower, had held bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom has King size platform bed with ample closets, vanity area, and writing desk overlooking a spectacular view of Zihuatanejo Bay.
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful home, fabulous location, gracious hosts, and a vacation more phenomenal than we imagined!

  • 5 of 5

When my sister decided to get married in Zihuatanejo, we had The good fortune of selecting Robert and Delia's home in Playa La Ropa. The view is every bit as spectacular as described, and the town is even lovelier than I could have imagined. Every meal was amazing, every person we met was incredibly friendly, and the weather was perfect. I could go on and on and on, suffice to say we will be back. Muchos gracías Roberto y Delia. ¡Estamos muy agradecidos de haber estado aqui!

Wolf & Patrice ❤️

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wolf & Patrice - Thanks so much for the lovely review, We are so happy that you loved and enjoyed our home and that you found Zihuatanejo as special as we do. You were fanatastix guests and we'd love to host you again any time
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El Nido Magico lived up to its name!

  • 5 of 5

I can say nothing but good things about this property. Beautifully decorated with Mexican decor throughout Amazing views of the bay. So close to the beach that you can walk and in ten minutes you are there. You have your own private pool. The property is cared for on a daily basis. There are numerous restaurants in the area within walking distance and taxis are readily available at the bottom of the hill. Full kitchen, washer/dryer, balcony with view and patio furniture, weekly maid service. Don't hesitate about the rental fee since it is totally worth it! There is only one drawback and that is there are numerous stairs to climb (over 60) to get to the rental. There are handrails for part of the climb but definitely not wheel chair or "elderly" friendly. My husband and I are 70 and 75 and we were able to manage the climb by stopping several times on the way up. If you feel that you could deal with that, do not hesitate as everything else is like a dream! You will not regret it!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolutely beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

It's an incredible place with a fabulous view. Thanks to the owners, Rob and Delia for their magical "nest" and for so kindly walking us through the process of the rental (first time condo renters) and taking the time to meet us over the phone prior our vacation. The condo has all you need for a great time: a good pantry, a well-stocked kitchen, clean water, laundry and bathroom supplies, linens, beach towels, and a great groundskeeper. It also has an incredible music library and CD player. The highlight of our day were the sunsets: blender drinks in hand, a dip in the pool, all while listening to the music of New Orleans. We were also grateful to Eloisa, the property manager, who provided us with some good advice and was more than accommodating if we needed anything. As others have said in previous reviews, the hike up is strenuous but worth it. But if you can't walk the hill after enjoying the beach during the day, you can also grab a cab (yes, we were sometimes that lazy) up the driveway for a mere 40 pesos.

The condo is also so close to many fabulous restaurants and the beach. It's only a 15 minute walk to both downtown Zihua or the Commercial Mexicana, the big grocery store. But make sure you're adventurous and get your produce and meat in the Central Market. You can pick up other staples at the grocery store including wine, beer and spirits.

Enjoy!!! We hated leaving.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zihuatanejo Paraiso

  • 5 of 5

El Nido Magico was indeed a magical experience! The unit is exactly as described on the site with a view that is fantastic! The unit is clean and nicely decorated with local folk art and is well appointed--extra sheets, bathroom towels and beach towels. The kitchen has everything you need and extra touches include a supply of bottled water and fresh fruit upon arrival.

Location is great, a very short walk to the beach and to the bus stop. The climb back up at the end of the day is a good work out so we kept the fridge stocked with cerveza as a reward!

The owner was great to work with, very prompt in replying to messages and the on site manager Eloisa was wonderful. We would highly recommend this property!

Zihuatanejo itself was a discovery for us. Many people we met were return visitors and we can see why!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That you so much for the great review. We love to hear when our guests "get it" and enjoy our home as much as we do. We think that Zihuatanejo is a magical place as much today as it was 30 years ago when we first discovered it. Truly hope that you come and share it all again in the future. Thanks again from Delia and myself taking the time to write.
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Wow! Breathtaking view!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect getaway to a tropical paradise! We were amazed when we reached the condo in Zihuatanejo! The place was spacious, airy and impeccably decorated. The terrace was a perfect place for morning coffee or an afternoon sundowner where you could watch the boats in the bay, the birds soaring above and the adventurous para-sailors. It was a quick walk down to La Playa Ropa and the condo pool was welcoming during those hot afternoons. The first contact with the owners provided us with invaluable information and perfect recommendations of restaurants, shopping, beaches and other excursions.. We were also contacted by the owners upon our return to make sure everything was in order and how our trip was. The on-site property manager, Eloisa, was another invaluable source of information. We would highly recommend this condo and will definitely return! Loved it!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic getaway....

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from one of the best vacations ever. El Nido Magico is wonderful. For travelers who want privacy, view, and a beautiful environment, this is a great spot. We truly enjoyed the authenticity of the unit. The details in the lighting and artwork made our time in the unit very enjoyable. We like to cook breakfast, make our own coffee and relax in the mornings. To my surprise, we had all that we needed in the way of kitchen items. Our mornings were spent watching the sunrise over the mountain, and enjoying the balcony with our coffee and music.

Getting back and forth to the beach and town was a breeze. A short walk down the drive (a little steep, but no big deal) and we were a five minute walk to the beach. If going to town, there was almost always a taxi within a minute or two. We enjoyed the best food we have ever had in Mexico....hands down.

We will definitely return to this wonderful sanctuary.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.