Re: Puerta del Mar

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Escrito por Craig Scheiner desde ( el día sábado, 17 de marzo, 2007 a las 16:40:28 horas :

En respuesta a: Puerta del Mar escrito por Steve in Carolina desde ( el día viernes, 16 de marzo, 2007 a las 10:12:53 horas :

We've stayed at Puerta del Mar the last two years. You can see a couple of pictures of it on this page of our website.

It is a small Mexican run resort, about 50 rooms, six stories. Four stars it is not. It is at the backside of the Ixtapa market area, about three blocks from the Barcelo and public beach access. This is more like a Mexican resort you would find on La Ropa or Madera, like the Irma or Sotovento. It is not like the American/Canadian timeshares that line the Ixtapa beach. The grounds remind me of Hawaii.

The people who work there are very friendly and since the resort is small you will get to know them and they you. Matilda Vargas is the manager. She speaks English. Moise is the desk manager and speaks mas e manos English.

The building is around 30 years old and things may or may not work - like the elevator. The bar and restaurant are more like some of the stairs only hotels on La Ropa, minimal. They will have what you want to drink and the food is OK, but the ambience is more like you might expect in a non-tourist area. We usually lounged by the pool until mid-afternoon then headed to Zihua for dinner.

The apartments are spacious but not luxurious. There's a double hot plate, microwave and refer in the kitchen. Each bedroom and the livingroom has its own air conditioning unit. It can be noisy. The view from the fifth and sixth stories overlooking the canopy looking east is wonderful. Birds and butterflies all over the place.

The pool area is very pleasant and inviting and peaceful. It is a good, safe place for kids. There are no loudspeakers and pool volleyball games. the clientel is about 75% Mexican and 25% American.

We go there because the timeshare scene has grown old for us. They are all pretty much the same. You have to be ready for something more like the real Mexico to enjoy it.


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