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“Relaxation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Rancho Perla Negra

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El Rancho Perla Negra
Carr. Cuyutlan-Manzanillo Km 5, Manzanillo 28200, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #3 of 20 Manzanillo B&B and Inns
new york
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Rancho Perla Negra is one of those little gems you don't really want to share with anyone else, lest it become popular. My wife and I stayed here for a couple days. What a beautiful place! The sunsets are to die for. Truly a place for real relaxation. David and Lorena were just super!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

We'd been travelling for 5 months and had just had 6 nights in Mexico City, so La Perla was the perfect place to wind down before heading back to snowy Canada. From the beginning, they went that bit extra; the manager, Lorena, came to meet us off the bus at 7am and, after we'd unloaded our bags and settled in, she took us around the mercado introducing us to some of the stallholders she knows. There is a well-equipped kitchen, and having breakfast, lunch or dinner on the terrace overlooking the ocean is a real treat. The terrace is a perfect temperature with a cool breeze off the ocean, no matter how hot it may be outside the shade of the terrace. I had a couple of snoozy afternoons in the hammock there, and there's also the pool if you really need to cool down. The terrace is also an absolutely perfect spot for a sundowner; ask David nicely and he'll mix you one of his margaritas. Careful: if you have more than a couple of these, don't make any plans for the next day! The rooms are nothing fancy but functional and clean with a fan or, as another reviewer says, it's quiet enough to just leave your window open at night. You'll need a car if you want to go a bit further afield although David and Lorena were so kind about giving us lifts on a couple of occasions including to the bus station to wish us a fond farewell. If we're ever Manzanillo way again, we'll definitely look up La Perla for more of the laid-back hospitality, and generally chilled atmosphere.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

David and Lorena provide a relaxing, friendly B&B with lots of advice on where to dine and activities to try. We came to Rancho Perla Negra to relax - what a great place we found!
The sunsets are absolutely stunning! During the day the ocean breezes provide a comfortable setting on the patio and by the pool. We loved the fact that we had a kitchen to cook in, our own refrigerator and a grill for our use. We mostly ate in and went to the mercado for our supplies. The rooms are clean, the beds are very comfortable, great oceans breezes cool the nights naturally - No AC needed - it is so quiet that you can sleep with the windows open every night.
I highly recommend the Rancho if you stay in the Manzanillo/Colima area.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canby Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

All I have to say is that I've never been disapointed in staying at ElRancho Perla Negra and that has been for over four years now. David you and your assistant manger lorena were the best that any one could ask for. You both were very attentive to our needs and enjoyed the conversation we had on the patio. You talk about relaxing if you wanted to be or off you could go to town and enjoy the night life and have a great dinner. You have a very safe place at the ranch,and at no mater what time we got back. My friend Alan came down to the ranch with me for the first time and we left our wives at home and he was so at awh with the beauty of the ranch and quiteness of it all. My friend had a great time and has said he will return to my paradise often. I don't know if that is a good thing for me or a bad call on my part for showing this part of manzanillo to him. Oh well we can't keep our friend away forever. Take care David and Lorena untill next year. Don & Alan

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roseburg
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

If you are looking for the real Mexico without the tourists or the traps to go with, then this is for you.
Just simple quite accommodations with great people, and the million dollar view all to yourself.
You can't beat the price with Dave as the most attending host, and Lorena there cooking up some killer authentic food. And the music there to set any mood you could want.

Dennis & Pam, Roseburg,OR

Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

Altho we are US Citizens who live in this wonderful country of Mexico, we like everyone else enjoy our vacations. Rancho Perla Negra is at the top of our favorites calling us to return time and again mostly in part of it's congenial host David who is always attentive to his guests wishes. The ambiance of this tranquil getaway will have you booking your next reservation before you depart.

  • Stayed March 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, WA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

My husband and I just returned from a 4 day stay at the Rancho. It was our first trip on our own since having kids, and this was just what we needed! We flew into Puerto Vallarta and then took a nice bus ride down to Manz. I would fly into Manz next time, but it was a great way to see the local life and backroads of the towns between PV and Manzanillo - something to do once in your life! Lorena picked us up at the bus station, stopped for 'authentico' enchiladas, and then on to the rancho where fab margaritas were waiting for us! We just enjoyed the quiet, the sun, read books - all poolside with the perfect ocean breeze accompanying us, not to mention David's excellent music on the patio! After two days of wonderful peace we asked David for a recommendation to be 'touristas' and he knew just where to take us! He really knows the entire area well, and once we described what we wanted to see he knew the place! He was happy to drive us, but we also took the city bus and a taxi that day just to experience the culture. It was a fabulous experience! Lorena was a great guide in old town Manzanillo. She took me to a real bakery one morning - way too cool - and to the "mercato" - just as cool! I loved this glimpse into real life and culture. I guess my favorite thing is that you could just hole up and be a hermit, venture near to experience real culture, go a bit farther and be a complete tourist (there's even a Starbucks to find in that area!) or find a perfect balance of all. The peace and quiet of the Ranco was always there to greet you! Last, don't miss the turtle sanctuary south of the Rancho - turtles, crocodiles, boas and blue herons await you!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Rancho Perla Negra

Address: Carr. Cuyutlan-Manzanillo Km 5, Manzanillo 28200, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Colima > Manzanillo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Manzanillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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