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El Palmar Beach &Tennis Resort

Esmerelda #2 | Corner of Esmerelda y Zafiro, Melaque 48980, Mexico
El Palmar Beach &Tennis Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed for the first time at El Palmar for January and February and it was fantastic. It is very peaceful and quiet in the charming village of Melaque. The top floor rooms have fantastic views and are very spacious, although the second floor rooms are all nice too. Katharine, Leo and Gladys took great care of us... all in... More 

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Chemainus, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had a great vacation at El Palmar, stayed January and Feb this year as well as last and booked for 2016. As a woman travelling solo it is the most secure place that you could find anywhere. John and Dr. Rosa make you feel like family and Katherine is there for all your wants and needs. If you don't... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Spent 5 weeks here in Jan/Feb and was extremely pleased with our accommodations. The "Casa" is gorgeous with a great swimming pool and wonderful BBQ area where the bi-weekly potluck dinners were held. John, Rosa, Katherine and staff have a great way of fostering a sense of "Familia" amongst the guests. Daily housekeeping and fresh bread rolls (Bolio) are delivered... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed at el Palmar for the eighth time in eleven years of travelling to Mexico-there is a reason for continuing to return to el Palmar, it is a blast! These words come to mind: Sunshine, clean rooms, great site, tennis, bikes, friends, camaraderie, pot luck, restaurants, bollios, Oso & Gatoito--and, "feels like home...." John, Rosa, Kathy and staff continue... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had a great time at El Palmar. As advertised, the tennis, and the hospitality were all amazing, but what we weren't expecting was that we were right next door to the best part of the beach. Quiet, beautiful, and endlessly relaxing. We would definitely go back!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was our first trip to Melaque and the El Palmar resort but it won't be our last. The hotel/resort is small enough to feel warm and inviting but big enough to feel like you are escaping it all. We are not tennis players so had the pool all to ourselves while the others played tennis each day! Rosa, John,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We spent a glorious vacation at El Palmar Beach & Tennis Resort. As avid tennis players, we knew that we would get the chance to play each day on the clay courts in Cihuatlan surrounded by banana groves and vines of passion fruit. What we did not expect was the warm friendship John, Rosa and Katherine provided which imbued the... More 

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Richardson, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

El Palmar provided a nice, spacious two bedroom condo with a good view of the Pacific. The condo was clean and the bread delivered was very good. The pots and pans had seen better days as had the linens, pillows and bath mats/towels. All need to be replaced at this price point. Not a fancy area -- RV parks and... More 

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love Melaque, a small and authentic Mexican costal village with no chain restaurants, no chain hotels and no chain stores but an abundance of beauty and charm. El Palmar is perfect in that setting El Palmar is a small, family owned hotel with great beauty and charm. Perhaps the best of all is that the on-site owners are wonderful... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Finally after many delays, El Palmar become home for one month stay,John and his wife Dr.Rosa are one of kind hosts. Their hospitality was first class, top notch, top drawer,having a Doctor right there was priceless. This courtyard retreat of 10 units or so was so relaxing and quiet and secure.No need to lock your doors..(great views from the top... More 

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