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“Friendly, Charming Los Cocos” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Decameron Los Cocos
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Retorno Las Palmas S/N, Rincon de Guayabitos 63727, Mexico   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
St. Albert, Canada
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“Friendly, Charming Los Cocos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

Food. It is beyond me how ANYONE can complain about the food at this resort. What on earth do these people eat at home to complain about this food?? I was amazed & impressed at every single meal. There is tons of choice & selection to suit anyone. We went to both the A la Carte restaurants, but had we stuck to the regular buffet every day, that would have suited us fine too. The buffets have theme nights, such as Italian, Mexican, BBQ, etc, so there is always something different. The complaints about the wine are valid though. The red tasted like rancid vinegar. Couldn’t drink it at all. The white was barely better. Couldn’t drink it either.

Beds. The beds were very comfortable. We had a great night’s sleep every night without exception. The beds were firm, but no more than those in most of our homes. Firm beds are the norm & are what is recommended. I would rather a firm bed than a soft, saggy one.

Rooms & Buildings. We were in the Los Cocos 4 building, which along with Los Cocos 3, I think are the best locations. Unless you have kids…. Then definitely check out the buildings 1, 2 & 5. Buildings 4 & 3 are quieter. The others are closer to the beach, the noise, the activities, the restaurants, etc. Los Cocos 4 has a good vibe for people in their 40’s & up. There’s a good fun crowd that hangs out by the pool & by the bar at this building. This area seems to pull in pretty much 100% Canadians.
We had very little water pressure in the shower in our room, but no one else we spoke to had this problem. So, I guess it’s hit & miss. As mentioned by so many others, our room as well was super clean. We upgraded (for a very reasonable price) to a superior room, which simply gave us a more spacious room.

Beach. Wonderful. No big scary waves or undertows, like you see in most resorts on the Pacific Ocean. This resort is tucked away in a bay, so good, safe swimming. The complaints regarding the noise of the activities staff and their megaphones (actually, they’re mics) is probably pretty true. The activities staff very excitedly & very loudly use their mics during their activities. It is not ALL day long, but it is ON & OFF all day long. The noise, along with all the vendors (including tons of food vendors) gives the beach a bit of a Carnival atmosphere. It’s kind of fun, but for a break from it, you can always go to the quiet private beach. The private beach has a building with a bar & bathroom and a restaurant area where the lunch is served. Like any resort, there are never enough beach chairs. This is never an issue with us, as we much prefer to put our towels directly onto the sand & lay on our towels. Living in a cold, Northern, beach-less area, it’s a treat to have the chance lay directly on a towel on the sand. There are lots of fun activities going on at the beach, i.e., Salsa dance lessons, aqua fit, beach volleyball, contests, etc. The staff try so hard to get Canadians to join in. As a whole, Canadians seem to be reserved & hesitant to get up there, join the activities & have some fun!

Temperature. Although it was nice & warm during the day (Mar 5 – 12), it did cool down in the evening quite a bit. Bring long pants & a sweater or jacket. At around 5:00pm, the sun went down behind a mountain & it cooled down significantly at that time. Because of that, unfortunately, you won’t see any sunsets.

Clientele. I’d say approx 75% Mexicans to 25% Canadians (mostly from the 4 Western provinces). Strangely, no Americans at all. In fact, at all the activities & shows, the activities staff constantly refer to their Mexican & Canadian guests, but never made any mention of Americans. If you can brush up on some basic Spanish, you will be able to converse at least a little with the Mexican crowd, who often speak at least a little English.

Staff. The staff speak English ranging from fluently bilingual to barely at all. But the efforts everyone makes in attempting to understand each other is mucho fun! I have very basic Spanish & have a Spanish-English electronic translator, so had no problems at any time. The staff are amazing. They are so smart, funny, happy, charming, warm & friendly. They are infectious & their happy disposition & good humour will rub off on you! Guaranteed!

Night Shows. There are shows every night. We went to 3 of them. Oh my goodness, do these young people ever work hard! They are extremely athletic & put on fantastic, energetic & physical shows. The costumes, dances & choreography are amazing. We were very impressed with the caliber of these shows at a 3 star resort. Check them out!

Check out. Our flight left P.V. at the ridiculous hour of 2:45 am. Our bus left the hotel at 11:00 pm to take us to the airport. On the bright side, we had the whole day to continue our holiday. We booked a courtesy room for ½ hr to shower, from 6:30 – 7:00. Everyone seemed to agree that this arrangement worked out very well.

Bring. Bring Kleenex, an alarm clock, pen & paper, shampoo & conditioner and body lotion. Nothing is provided at this resort (nor in fact at the 4 star resort we went to last year).

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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English first
Victoria, BC
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

We enjoyed 14 days of pure sunshine, but cool in the evenings. The highlite of our 2 week Mexican vacation in Cocos 1 was sharing our dinner table with a lovely Mexican family of Grandma, Grandpa, son, daughter and 2 grandsons. One grandson spoke very good English and acted as our interpreter - such a lovely experience and we even got hugs when we left.
We didn't realize we had lost our camera the previous night until an employee came up to us and insisted we had lost it. They spotted us by thru looking at our camera pictures and then finding us the next morning in the restaurant! Now how honest is that? Thank you Guadaloupe.
The waiter, Juan Carlos, was exceptional. Aside from being the most attentive waiter, he even took us via taxi to the ATM in LaPenita to change our money.
This is not a 5 star resort, but the friendliness, cleanliness, beachfront, etc make up for the other 2 stars!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelowna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

We were there for a week in February and this was the second time staying at Los Cocos in two years. A friend travelled with us and we also met relatives there and we stayed in separate buildings. We stayed in Cocos 3 which is away from the beach but still close proximity to the restaurants, bar and beach area. Our room was spacious, fairly quiet and clean. No issues with not having hot water, only problem we had on occasion was getting into our room as locks are old but not a big deal. Staff got us in right away until we figured out just the right way to jiggle the key. Odd enough the room had two beds with one being fairly comfortable and the other like sleeping on a pallet. Fortunately we had a choice.

Our friend stayed in a very nice spacious room in Cocos 4 which does have a separate pool, bar and restaurant. It is quieter but aways away from the beach action if that is what you want.

Our relatives stayed in cocos 2 and the room was smaller, it was definetly noisier but where the action was. We stayed in Cocos 4 two years ago and I would be happy in either Cocos 3 or 4 if we went back again.

I can't really comment on the food too much as except for breakfasts we ate out a lot as it is so inexpensive and the food is so good in the beach bars or restaurants. Just ask a friendly Canadian on the beach where they would recommend to go. We went to Juan's for fabulous burgers, yes hamburger and also ribs and steaks one evening. Drinks up and down the beach, approximately 90 cents Canadian most places for bottled beer. Mateja's, Tonite's, hope I'm spelling these right and my favourite, Hinde & Jaime in La Penita near the Market , the best Margarita's, Diablo shrimp and so on.

To sum it up if you want to go to a resort and just laze around the pool I wouldn't come here. You wouldn't enjoy it, the pools are small, no swim up bars but the beach is great.
That's where we spent most of our time. If you can get a great deal to this resort and want to experience the town and cuisine in the local bars and restaurants and mix in with the locals and Mexican tourists and long term Canucks this is the place for you.

I could go on and on about Guayabitos but if you want more info or have any questions please contact me.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

This is the second time I have stayed at Decameron Los Cocos. As most other reviews of this all inclusive state, "This hotel is not for everyone but it is a great bang for your buck!"
The staff is absolutely wonderful. They are so appreciative of you being there and will do anything for you. Whether it is the cleaning staff, the waiters/waitresses, the activities team or the locals.
It is definately not 'high class' and if you want to stay somewhere with 98% Canadians this is not the place. I would say the majority are Mexican families on vacation. I speak abit of Spanish so I am able to get to know alot of people and they definately make the holiday much more enjoyable.
The food is about an 8 out of 10 as far as I am concerned. Nothing fancy but totally enjoyable. The beds are hard but I personally like that. It is abit noisy during the day with all of the activities going on but if you go to their beach club for the day it is very quiet and relaxing.
This year was about 10 degress cooler at night than last year and the water was cooler also. But the days were warm and sunny. I am looking forward to returning.
And if you like to get a FABULOUS massage while on vacation ask for Lando; he doesn't work for the hotel but he gives either a chair or table massage right on the beach by the hotel for about $25 for 45-50 minutes. You will want to bring him home with you.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Penticton, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

This was our 2nd trip to Mexico and 1st time to Guayabitos. I absolutely loved this place, the service was fantastic from the bellhops and housekeeping to the bar and restaurant staff. We stayed in Cocos 1 and yes, there was a lot of noise from the kids around the pool there, but if I wanted peace and quiet, I would have just stayed home locked up in my bedroom.

The food was decent enough, always managed to find something palatable at the buffets each day. Reservations at the steak house and mexican buffet did fill up quickly each day, but if you manage to get there by 7am you will most likely get a spot. The rooms were nothing fancy, but plenty of hot water and had good water pressure on the 4th floor in Cocos 1.

Tips were always graciously received, but the quality of service did not change if you didn't happen to tip on a particular occasion.

The nightly shows were pretty entertaining, don't expect Las Vegas quality and keep in mind the majority of their clientele are Mexican tourists so they are usually speaking Spanish, but they do repeat most everything in English for the benefit of the anglophones staying there. I would definitely go back, but if you are looking for peace and quiet, this is probably not the place for you.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashcroft BC Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

This particular Resort Hotel really measures up, the rooms were spotless, the help friendly, the food really quite good, the beaches beautiful. I couldn't find anything to complain about........the very best part is the blue collar atmosphere, bereft of any pretentions on the part of the Resort or the large contingent of Canadians that patronize the Resort. I certainly recommend this as a safe and pleasant Resort Hotel Complex.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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naicam
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

Just came back from beautiful Guayabitos, hotel is old but very clean food good for 1 week, al lacarte La Bamba is great food good steaks. Staff are all very friendly and willing to help right away no mexican time here they take care of you immediately . About the only complaints I have are the pools could stand to be heated and they are in desperate need of new beach chairs very hard. When you go remember this is a 3 star resort so don't expect it to even come close to five star. The rooms are nothing special but very clean the beds are comfortable not to hard as many mexican beds. There are many eating places up town with excellent food ( shrimp, lobster, steak etc.) very good prices.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Retorno Las Palmas S/N, Rincon de Guayabitos 63727, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Rincon de Guayabitos
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Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Rincon de Guayabitos
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Decameron Los Cocos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 240
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