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“A Clean,Well-Lighted Place”
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Bungalows Conny
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Bungalows Conny
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in San Blas
Reviewed November 22, 2012

To use the title of a Ernest Hemingway short story, Bungalows Conny is indeed "a clean,well-lighted place." Over the last four years, I have for primarily birding purposes visited San Blas three times and without any regrets whatsoever have stayed at that 4 room establishment five-six nights each time. The first two times I stayed in a "standard" room while during my last visit I was in the smaller of the two bungalows. Located on a residential street less than ten minutes from the main plaza, I found it extremely convenient to access by walking all of San Blas.

The rooms be they the "standard" or the bungalow are exceedingly spacious, well-maintained with everything functioning as intended (including the much needed at times air conditioner and overhead fan), smartly decorated, well-lighted and immaculate. The large bathrooms with big modern showers have 'instant" hot water 24 hours a day with the towels being replaced daily.

The delightful bungalow that I stayed in met the definition of a "San Blas Bungalow" meaning that there was one room which had both the sleeping area and kitchen together which I found to be perfect for my needs; I believe the larger of the two bungalows has a separate sitting/kitchen area and a suite-like bathroom/sleeping area. The spotless kitchen is equipped with a standard-sized refrigerator, a four-burner range and oven, a microwave, a coffee maker, a five gallon container of bottled water which was immediately replaced when empty (thank goodness!) , and stocked more than adequately with plates/bowls, cutlery, pots and pans and utensils.

As mentioned by another reviewer, making arrangements to stay at Bungalow Conny's is a breeze as the American owner, Tom, unlike many of the other San Blas innkeepers that I initially attempted to deal with, actually returns email messages and quickly at that. I found Tom to be quite friendly, accessible and a source of a wealth of information about the area.

Since San Blas is truly one of the best birding locations in the world (plus has excellent relatively inexpensive seafood and antojitos/traditional Mexican snacks), I surely will be returning there again and again from my home base in Michoacan, Mexico. Moreover, since all of my experiences at Bungalows Conny have been exceedingly positive, I will give no thought to ever staying elsewhere when I sojourn to that "birders paradise."

Room Tip: Overall, I found the establishment to be exceedingly quiet and peaceful. However, the small bungalow...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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5  Thank Les S
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Reviewed April 27, 2010

didn't know what to expect but what a treat--clean, clean & clean! A gem in a quiet area, very close to the centre of town--5 mins walking. The courtyard was a quiet area where one could peacefully have their morning coffee or swim. Tom-- the owner is friendly, resourceful and willing to answer the most basic (typical tourist) questions. Recommend and plan to return.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank margaritaville13
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Reviewed January 4, 2010

This place is so awesome. It's slightly out of the way (about 20-25 min walk to beach; 10 min to main square) but we enjoyed the walk & the exercise. If you don't want the exercise, a taxi is cheap (20 pesos to beach). Our room was SPOTLESS. Really, really immaculate. And really nice, with tasteful decorations. It was huge, with two firm double beds, a TV, shelves, a table & chairs, a big window, a nice bathroom (with an enclosed shower stall and steaming hot water & good water pressure in the shower!). And it had wifi. And a clean pool.

The weird (not necessarily bad) part was that the owners/reception staff were nowhere to be seen. I called and made a reservation & was asked to just give my name (which is fairly normal). I arrived, said my name, and the cleaning staff showed us to our wonderful room. We didn't show a passport or fill anything out. Later, we wanted to know if we could stay one additional night and we repeatedly checked reception & no one was staffing it. Another guest showed us a bell to ring to get the owner to come downstairs. We asked for an additional night and he said, "Sure, no problem" without checking any book or recording anything. I told him we hadn't really checked in and he said, "Yeah, we're pretty casual here." Again, all of this was fine, just odd not to have to at least write my name down or anything. When we wanted to pay, we rang the bell, he appeared, and we gave him the money...a very fast & easy transaction.

The only other downside is that kids playing by the pool can be really noisy, but I'm especially intolerant of kids. Plus there are limited pool hours. This wasn't too big of a deal.

Overall, I highly recommend this place. For the price ($450 pesos/night) it's fantastic value.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank sillysarahc123
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Reviewed November 22, 2009

we stayed here for 4 days and were absolutely thrilled with the place. clean, hot water, ample room, not far from town square and english is the owner's first language. we had a great time birding and the taco stands are very good.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank prairiegal45
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Reviewed April 19, 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2015, traveled with family
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7  Thank LuisOmega
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Reviewed July 14, 2014
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Room Tip: Las habitaciones con aire acondicionado nuevo son miy silenciosas, las otras no tanto.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank chilaguas2
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Reviewed September 1, 2008
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  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled on business
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7  Thank elba_aida
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Address: Calle Chiapas 26 | Nayarit, San Blas 63742, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > San Blas
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in San Blas
Number of rooms: 342

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