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El Alquimista

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Domicilio Conocido S/N, Colonia Roca Blanca | Fin de Playa, Zipolite, Mexico
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel El Alquimista for 5 nights in mid-Feb ($77). The hotel is located at the base and up the side of the rocky headland at the west end of Zipolite beach. It consists of a number of cabañas scattered among the palm trees on the beach, a beachfront restaurant and bar, several 2-story building housing the... More

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Spent a week in this real paradise and I cannot wait to go back. From the minute you arrive, you are transported into another world. Time seems to have turned back decades from every other vacation spot we know. And we've always gravitated towards non-touristy places -- spent many years going to tulum. But this is tulum many, many years... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

This place is absolutely magical! I loved everything about it. Walking in, you are immediately absorbed by the mystical arrangement of discreet bungalows embedded in a jungle of palm trees and Bugambilias. The beach is idillic for both lounging and surfing. The staff feels like family and the food in the restaurant is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This place is a must dining stop while staying in this area. The food and service is as good as any top restaurant anywhere you may have traveled. Our host treated us to a great experience from beginning to end. My wife and I were treated to fresh and unique variations of salads and mains that were delicious. It is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic cool place in Zipolite. Right on the beach means waking up to the sound of the waves. The restaurant is really good especially the killer desserts! Daniela and David at the reception are very friendly and helpful. We booked to stay for 3 days but ended up staying for 5 days. The hotel was definitely the most relaxing place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

In my opinion, is the best place to stay and eat in Zipolite. The cabins are great and clean, the food is amazing, and they have a perfect taste in music. The people is very nice, and you can practice yoga every day. You just can't miss this place.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Agree with Nuria M that Posada Mexico's food is worth a look if you seek variety but El-Alquimista's food is a notch or two better at both breakfast and dinner. It is well managed and service was observant and attentive when you needed some and absent when you didn't. David and Paola at reception were on the ball. Anda, who... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Amazing spacious cabanas on the beach, friendly staff, relaxing pool and a restaurant serving some of the best food I have eaten whilst traveling threw Mexico. A strong recommendation for anyone traveling threw Zipolite.

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We just spent a week at El Alquimista and it was the most relaxing experience. The rooms are clean and airy, the pool is perfect, the restaurant delicious and reasonably priced. Service all around is A+. We also took yoga classes and they were fantastic. I just wish there were more umbrellas or shaded areas by the pool, but that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This was my third time to stay at El Alquamista. The hotel property is beautiful and the views are amazing. It is close to everything in Zipolite: restaurants, nightlife, etc. The property is located on the west end of the beach and is secluded. The hotel staff is gracious, kind, and friendly. The atmosphere is very relaxed and laid-back. The... More

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Address: Domicilio Conocido S/N, Colonia Roca Blanca | Fin de Playa, Zipolite, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Zipolite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Alquimista 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Cabanas El Alquimista Hotel Oaxaca

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