i've been wanting to return to Zihautanejo for years so I was excited when my husband and I decided to take an 8-day vacation there.
My first visit' was 30 years ago so needless to say I had to research. I checked on the general area, the town of Zihautanejo, what beach we might enjoy most, and a place to stay that would be comfortable, simple but charming - we didn't need fancy.
When I came across the Loma website, it seemed like such a lovely place to be when not on the beach or out sightseeing, and of course, it had a full bathroom. I saw beautiful landscaping and a spacious outside covered patio for relaxing with a book. It was located near Playa La Ropa so we decided to make contact and move ahead with the arrangements..
I should have went with my gut instinct after making initial contact with the owner and run the other way. She was beyond unfriendly. Each time I spoke to her she was cold, curt and somehwat rude.
My reward for dealing with such an unpleasant person was going to be a beautiful spot in Zihuat. - NOT!!
The entire place has not been properly maintained in quite a while and only what's needed to continue to bring in some kind of income is done.
- Unit #3/4 was old and ugly. We found a scorpion on top of the bed canopy. A large mouse ran across the floor as i came from the bathroom in the middle of the night.
- Unit #2 was not as ugly. The wood bedframe was being eaten up by termites and was disinigrating. There were piles of termite crap under and around our mattress and on the floor. There was a very alive and irritated scorpion in the shower with me that could have been serious trouble. Rodents were obvious there also. The vines of the plant all over the roof were growing thru the tiles and hanging 2-3 feet overhead.
The back of the building is where your outside patio "lounge area" is located and it overlooks an overgrown vacant lot covered in garbage, debris, and broken glass. That is your view. Did I mention that THIS IS WHERE YOUR SHOWER IS LOCATED!? Outside facing the empty lot is where the shower part of the full bathroom is located.
There was not a single piece of furniture that you could comfortably sit much less relax in.
There are many lovely places to stay on or near Playa La Ropa, which I believe is the best place to be. It's a great bay with a protected surf. There were great places to eat and drink along the beach. The spot I enjoyed most was Rossi's Restaurant. They had great drinks, shrimp cocktails, homemade chips w/guacamole in addition to there regular meals. It was a great place to pull up a lounge chair and hang out.
Zihautanejo is a great place with a lot of friendly people. It definitely won't be my last visit but never will i do business with the owner of Casa Luna/Bungalows Loma.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Loma Bungalows Hotel Playa La Ropa
- Casa Loma Hotel