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“Beatiful location with local cultural experience.”

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La Rosa de Las Barras
Ranked #175 of 437 Pacific Coast B&B and Inns
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
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“Beatiful location with local cultural experience.”
Reviewed June 17, 2010

This place is awesome, you get to stay in an amazing garden paradise on the beach in a tiny Mexican town with very few other tourists. There are stunning beaches, kayaking, mountain bikes, surfing, playing volleyball/baseball/soccer with the locals, or just strolling pleasantly about.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Ashlland, WI
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Reviewed March 28, 2010

I would highly recommend a visit to La Rosa in Barras de Piaxtla. The facility was comfortable and clean and the service that Gail provided to us was nothing less than 5 star.

Barras de Piaxtla is a quite fishing village north of Mazatlan. I found the people in the community to be very friendly and helpful. One should know at least some Spanish as very few in the community spoke English. The village is very quite and peaceful.

We were able to get what we needed at the tiendas and fresh tortillas that were hot when we purchased them. Fresh lobster is available and we did a bottom fishing trip that provided us with a great meal of fresh snapper.

We hope to return soon.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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London, Canada
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

We have been here twice, and both times Gail the owner, has taken wonderful care of us both times. When we were married she allowed our guests to check out later than usual since she had no reservations for that day and use all the equipment she had.

Gail arranged for her staff, on very short notice, to cook before, for, and clean up after the wedding, for a very reasonable charge.

We will be back, if we come to Mexico next year! Great place !

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Washington State
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Reviewed January 18, 2010

My family and I visited La Rosa over New Years. We rented the entire compound with several other families and had a relaxing, unforgettable getaway. The village of Las Barras is somewhat isolated and other than us and the proprietor Gail, appeared to be gringo free. Spanish is helpful. Aside from Gail, no one in town spoke English, but everyone was friendly and welcoming. The kitchen in the beach house was fantastic. We stocked up on some food in Mazatlan before heading up, but that was not really necessary (except for the booze - if you want anything besides Tecate Light). The tiny tienda a couple blocks away run by Lorie and Juan had great meats (fresh chorizo!), cheeses and produce, with a tortilleria next door. Local fishermen bring in lobster, shrimp and fish every morning and it's easy to get hooked up. Everything we ate there was fresh and local! There were several kids in our group between 1-10 years old and Las Barras felt like a very safe place for them to play and explore. We spent lots of time under our private beachside palapa watching the surf/boogieboarding, etc. The La Rosa compound is totally fenced in, so we had lots of privacy as we spent time in the beautiful gardens. There are spa services available (massage and pedicure) for prices that would be unbelievable in the US. All the houses and casitas are super cute - with comfortable beds, bathrooms and showers, minifridges, etc. If you can drag yourself off the beach or away from the gardens, take a kayaking trip to the estuary. Some of the dozens of bird species we saw were roseate spoonbill, ibis, caracara. and whisting duck. Warning - this is a small Mexican village - wandering around town you may encounter smells, garbage, ugly dogs etc. The power may flicker out. The dirt roads get interesting in the rainy season. There is no nightlife except what you create. No internet cafe. There is only one restaurant. If you really want to leave it all behind, you will love La Rosa.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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San Francisco
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Reviewed September 16, 2009

I found La Rosa on the internet and decided to give it a shot -- I want to travel outside of the cities, and this wound up being a perfect solution. Enough amenities to make it a comfortable retreat, yet enough isolation to make me feel like life really slowed down while I was there.

La Rosa itself was beautiful, and the owner was friendly and full of great suggestions of things to do -- I kayaked into an estuary, walked along beautiful stretches of untouched, undeveloped beaches, did some rock climbing, saw wildlife (even a flock of flamingos, which was very strange and beautiful), and ate very, very well.

I will be back as soon as finances and logistics allow!

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
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Mazatlan
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

Gail was good enough to let us use the entire resort for my marriage to Margarita a couple of years ago. We specified our menu and the food was great, to say the least. Evening walks on the beach looking at the stars, daytime playing in the ocean 100 meters from the front door. Wandering around talking to the local fishermen. I had friends fly in for the event from all over the U.S. and they all loved it. Unfortunately, don't have photos of anything but the wedding.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
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Iowa
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Reviewed September 4, 2009

My wife and I stayed at La Rosa in the Barras de Piaxtla several days at a time over a three week trip to the Mazatlan area in May. The accomodations are clean, comfortable, and quiet-unless you object to the constant soundt of the surf. Our casita had A/c with a refrigerator and microwave. Two buildings have full kitchens that can be reserved. Each casita is unique from the others. Located on a wide beach to the west of the resort, in the middle of an old, authentic, Mexican fishing village, a protected cove to the north, miles of incredible, mangrove lined channels to the east waiting for a kayaker, miles of dirt roads to discover and bike, La Rosa is an active travelor's paradise. If you prefer to relax and read, the peace and solitude will accomodate you easily. The locals are friendly, patient with your Spanish, and no beach vendors appear.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Rosa de Las Barras

Property: La Rosa de Las Barras
Address: Barras de Piaxtla, 82002, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #175 of 437 B&Bs / Inns in Pacific Coast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Rosa de Las Barras is an intimate beach front inn in the small fishing village of the Barras de Piaxtla, Sinaloa, Mexico, one hour north of Mazatlan. Come stay in our comfortable beach house, or one of our palapa roofed casitas with private bathrooms and air conditioning set in a beautiful tropical garden. Use our kayaks and bikes to explore the Meseta de Cacaxtla Environmental Protection Zone with its miles of empty beaches and estuaries. ... more   less 
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