At the time, I had just retired, and my wife and I were looking for a small,quiet, place to spend a week or two in Mexico, as we were planning to meet our relations in Mexico for the first time. We could have not found a better oasis in all of the world than the week that we spent at this posada. If you are the "party hardy" type, do not come. If you are semi-retired, a young family. a couple in love-then please come. The Posada has much to offer, as they are very friendly and helpfull. Yes, we have read the reviews, and we offer the following advice: The rooms are of good value, accept the fact that you are in Mexico. as far as dampness and humidity go. The "American Style breakfest " is excellent, as they offer you a menu in Spanish/English, eat what you want. Lunch can be arrange for a minimal cost. Yes, There is a small problem for dinner, but that can be readily handled by taking a five/ten- sorry I'm old, walk to the north, or failing that, a ten minute taxi ride further up the road for some of the finest food in all of Mexico. Safety in this area is excellent, as the posada is across the street from one of the entrances to the Naval base. Inside the base is an ATM at the PX, or for the rest of us Canucks, the Canex. Most of the guards speak English better than we do, but you have to practise your Spanish, at least to the point of giving them a laugh. Now on to transportation in the area. The local, 6 peso bus, is very good, safe, and obviously inexpensive. Just stand by the curb in the direction that you plan to travel, and they will pick you up. My wife, as one of those , that makes friends with everyone, enjoyed these trips, especially with the young children, but she learned a lesson, "donot sit at the back of the bus'. much to the delight of the young passengers when they passed over a big bump in the road. Next, are Taxis, and they can be rented for the hour, or the day, much cheaper than any price offered by a tour company. The food, the water, we have never had a problem with; just use "common sense". If you really want to have a grand tour of Jalisco/Colima, then we would suggest landing in Puerto Vallarta, spend a couple of Days, take the "Primero Autobus" to Manazanillo and spend at least a week there. Then with the ETN autobus to Guadalajara after passing by the Volcano near Colima. But your two weeks, should have been expanded to four. I am sorry, but there is so much to see, and most of Mexico is safe, the rooms are good, the food is great, and the people are very friendly. My Wife says "fair warning" stay away from the local bakeries, between the breads, the rolls, the chocolates, the flans,beware!!!! Go to Mexico with an open mind, and enjoy. P.S. we have been to Japan, Indonesia, Cuba, and Europe. If you are cut out of our cloth, then you will really enjoy la posada rosa and their staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique seaside inn located directly on the best swimming and snorkeling beach in Manzanillo. American owners since 1960. Great fresh-water pool, cocktail & snack bar, rustic atmosphere. Complete breakfasts included in rates. 23 rooms and all with a view of the ocean. Diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding and tours to other attractions in the area arranged at the inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Posada Manzanillo
- La Posada Hotel