We arrived Jan. 23 and departed Feb.5. The resort is just like in the photos, although dated, it was clean and well kept. The architecture is amazing. It's a painting contractor's dream come true; paint everything white. Our room was spacious and clean, had a bit of an odour from the bathroom, but kept the exhaust fan on and no problems. The his and her sinks were a nice touch. We upgraded to the Brisas Beach Club, which i think was worth it as we had a fare cut from Transat so it only cost us $10.00 more.We had 4 geckos in our room, 3 babies and a honker about 6 inches long, the wife was squemish at first but kinda got over it. Los Delphines, excellent food, except for the buffet night. A friend and i had the homemade mushroom soup, which would have been excellent except for too much salt in the broth. Delphines is beside the ocean and It was very entertaining watching the small sharks thrashing about chasing their meals.We never had a bad meal there. Their pasta and soups are very good. Legazpi was hit and miss. One night it was awesome, the next time was not good. The Linguine was way overcooked as was the shrimp. You could pull the whole thing out of your bowl with a fork. Other than that, the ambience was very good. The Mexican theme night and supper in the plaza was very good The beach restaurant had smaller food items, but was never bad. We had breakfast served to us in our room one morning out on our patio and that was a very nice touch. Marten was quite the character as was Efrain at the pool bar. Can't imagine working at a resort for 30 years, but hey, you're in Mexico and they have bills to pay and family to support. Some of the younger staff were a little miffed if you didn't tip them, but once they saw how Efrain worked, they would quickly change their attitude. The snorkeling was good at the resort as well on the tour. Got to investigate a ship sunk in 1959. Pretty cool. Went on the catamaran tour, interesting and relaxing.We have friends that live in Barra and were going to take 2 taxis but Jesus at the front hooked us up with Rolando who took us to Barra in his Suburban. Turned out to be the best thing we did instead of the 2 taxi thingy. Rolando speaks very good English and we learned a lot from him about the culture and ways of life there. We stopped at a jalapeno plantation, got to pull them right off the plants and try them out. Also showed us the banana plantation right across the road. He explained everything in detail about the cycles of the plants. Very interesting. Then he took us up to La Manzanilla checked out the crocs, some pretty big boys there, then down to the beach for a couple of cerveza. Rolando also hooked us up for fishing and that was pretty darn good, caught 19 Bonitos and our first mate made us Cerviche and Chechime right on the boat while we were fishing. Both are a raw fish salad but you could not tell it was raw. We met some people from Harris,SK. who wanted to go fishing so i hooked them up with Jesus and Rolando and they had a blast, caught 4 Mahi Mahi and cooked one up at the resort. And poor us, the day in between us fishing and the Harris boys and girls fishing, the guys on the same boat caught a huge Marlin and sailfish. If anyone has an interest in doing different things than what the resort tours offer, PM me and i'll give you more info. This resort is not for the party animal types but is a nice relaxing resort. Many thanks to Guillermo, head of activities for playing a CD i burnt and playing it at the pool. Had lots of compliments from the people around the pool. He is quite the character. And many thanks to Abierto for busting his butt at the Piano lounge as we sat outside every evening. Not used to glass windows at a Mexican resort, everything is usually wide open. One word of caution for anyone with toddlers staying in the Brisas beach Club rooms; there is no fencing around your patio and some of the edging around it is only 6 inches high so be careful. There is a lot of walking and climbing stairs at this resort but we knew that before we went and there is a shuttle to pick you up or drop you off if needed. I think we needed it 12 out of the 14 nights we were there! Some of the staff don't speak very good English, but then i don't speak very good Spanish either, so i find this entertaining, not a handicap. Special thanks to Santana at the front, you made mi esposa's night!
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