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My wife and I decided to go on one last tennis vacation before my long needed shoulder surgery, and this trip was absolutely perfect. We got so much tennis in, even my wife, who plays every day, was sore on the day we left.
This was my second visit to El Palmar and I'll definitely be back. John and the rest of the team continue to go above and beyond and Melaque remains a paradise. If you're looking for a beautiful hotel, with a low-key vibe and great hospitality...More
El Palmar is so well tended and comfortable - everyone feels like family there. The tennis is a big draw for us, but we'd go even if we weren't playing tennis. The rooms are arranged to open out onto either the ground floor patio or...More
Spent my 60th Birthday with friends at El Palmar. Two other couples came along for the fun...( not tennis players- there is something for everyone)..I spent my Birthday on the Clay. Nice way to turn 60...We have stayed with our hosts John and his wife,...More
Everything in my previous review in 2011 holds true, this is still our favorite winter get-away.
What keeps us returning to El Palmar is the feeling of coming home. The hotel is small enough that there are always returning guests that you know from previous...More
John drives the van down on in the morning, leaving about 815. There are 6 red clay courts, and they are located about 10-15 minutes south of the hotel.. Some of my family Road in the van, the others took a car. I think the... More
John drives the van down on in the morning, leaving about 815. There are 6 red clay courts, and they are located about 10-15 minutes south of the hotel.. Some of my family Road in the van, the others took a car. I think the courts would be available at other times, but John would be the one to answer that question. They are not on site.
The beach was very nice, but I don't remember seeing any chairs. We either stretched out a towel or were in the water. The hotel is located across the street from the beach, which is about one minute from the hotel front door