Our 3 generation family loves the comfortable old-charm villas set amid lush tropical gardens. It was our 3rd time but my first in the loft bedroom. Each morning I opened my eyes to a soft glowing sunrise spreading its magic over the crashing surf and swaying palms! Didn't even have to lift my head off the pillow!
Being a runner, I make some of my own meals, especially breakfast, but like to eat under the authentic, thatched-roof cabanas, still enjoying the ocean and gardens.
While there, I ran the Gran Maraton Pacifico, all 26.2 miles, 42.2K. It was my 13th, but my hottest ever! Had to walk the hottest stretch. Luckily the last 13k were on the lovely Malecon, where the seaside breeze helped me pick up the pace and run it in strong. Back at El Rancho I walked straight into the pool to speed up my recovery! No problem walking up the stairs to Lupita's Restaurant for an excellent recovery meal.
The Malecon is my favourite run (but required a bus ride), but we all ran or walked to Cerritos Point almost daily, about 8K return. We often went down on the sidewalk and back via the beach, stopping off at Punta Bruja to watch the surfers! Even saw a stand-up paddle-boarder one day. Sigh. Would so love to do it all over again next December!