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“Lovely Place To Unwind in Zihua”
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Villas del Palmar
Edinburg, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Place To Unwind in Zihua”
Reviewed January 4, 2010

My husband and I loved this villa in Zihua during Christmas vacation. Once you enter the gates, it's surprisingly cool around the lush garden and rock pool. We had Villa 1a, upstairs which consisted of two floors - one with a king-bed, double-bed, a patio with a hammock overlooking the pool, and another patio with a couple of chairs overlooking the street. Upstairs was an open-air kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, bar, dinette, 2 twin beds, ceiling fan and great bird-watching views. Everything is made with natural materials - the floor is marble with little fossil imprints, the bed frame is made of palm tree trunks, the closet doors are bamboo, stucco walls, palapa roof. Just lovely.
There is A/C in the bedroom which we didn't even need at night. We stayed cool with just the ceiling fan. Some meowing sounds woke us up in the morning which turned out to be birds that sound just like cats. There was some street noise and music from the neighborhood but I have ear plugs just in case. Ruben, our host, will go to great lengths to make people comfortable. He hired a welder to stop the metal grates outside from rattling whenever cars passed over it!
There's not a lot of hot water in the shower but you don't really need it because you are usually trying to cool off from the day's heat outside! We are used to warm climates being from South Texas but this tropical heat can be brutal. I can't imagine the heat during the summer months. Seriously, take a siesta or a dip in the pool during the heat of the day.
We went to every restaurant Ruben recommended and loved each one! Kau-Kan, Il Mare are both down the street, Jungle Pizza is right next door, El Mango and Pancake House are in El Centro, and Cafe Chuleto is on Playa Principal.
Go to the super mercado for drinks, snacks and breakfast items.
Villa del Palmar is about a 5-minute walk down the street from Playa La Ropa. Use the chairs at Paty's beach shack and order drinks and snacks there.
Visit the new El Refugio ecological park outside of town and ride the chicken bus there! Practice your Spanish but most everyone speaks English anyway.
Although not a luxury place by any means, Villa del Palmar was just our kind of place -- unpretentious, laid-back, comfortable, clean and very relaxing -- just what we needed. And we have a new amigo in Mexico!
See http://dinabwilson.blogspot.com/ for what to do in Zihua!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Washington State
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9 reviews
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Reviewed November 21, 2009

My daughter, a friend and I stayed in October to attend a wedding on La Ropa. Ruben and his staff were super friendly, and we loved the jungle vegetation, birds and poolside setting. It's not glamorous and doesn't have the views of the condos up on the hill, but we loved the relaxed, jungle vibe and Mexican feel of the villas.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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USA
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2009

This is a wonderful, comfortable and relaxed place to spend your vacation. Great place for kids and adults alike, with a beautiful, lush garden, a lovely pool and tasteful and comfortable rooms. It's very close to the beach and next to a great Pizza place (Jungle pizza). The owner, Ruben is a great host and wonderful person: he and his staff will make every effort to make you comfortable; his tips of restaurants and places to visit are invariably excellent.
I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Italy
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5 reviews
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Reviewed June 16, 2009

VERY friendly owner Ruben, even picked us up at the airport, always helpful with great advice on favourite restaurants,excellent fresh fish, try CHULETO and best beaches.
We loved the relaxed feeling at this place, surrounded by beautiful flowers and palms.The villas are huge, cleand and daily maid service included.
Just a short 10 minute walk to the best beach La Ropa and taxis and buses almost every 2 minutes.
We definitely suggest this Villas and Rubens deserves it all.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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toronto
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Reviewed April 29, 2009

Lovely small compound, beautiful pool and surroundings. Privacy, only six units so family style feel. Indulgent feel without indulgent prices. Foliage and flowers are magnificent. Handy to beach and transportation to town. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Upper2

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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minneapolis
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8 reviews
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Reviewed April 14, 2009

After returning from Villas del Palmar, I felt very relaxed and pleased with our 10 day stay. Ruben, the owner, was the best host of any vacation spot I've ever traveled to. He was happy to drive my husband and I to and from the airport, and, take us into town on an almost daily basis.
The pebble pool absolutely knocked my socks off! I spent entire days swimming or lounging around it.
La Ropa beach is a quick 5 minute walk from the Villas, it's the cleanest beach I've every been to throughout my travels in Mexico. There's a restaurant right on the beach called Pati's, don't miss out on her daily 2 for 1 Happy hour specials from 5-7.
Overall, Villas del Palmar offered great service, easy access to the beach, and great happy hour drink specials. Everything I needed for a perfect vacation.

I'm looking forward to a return trip to Villas del Palmar.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Avalon
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Reviewed April 6, 2009

We love the relaxed feeling at this place. The owner, Ruben is very friendly and so helpful. You definitely feel welcomed when you walk through the gate.

The villas is small and intimate and we love the huge pool.

The location to the beach is perfect and requires just a short 10 minute walk to get to.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villas del Palmar
Address: Paseo La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Zihuatanejo
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These six exclusive villas are ensconced in the heart of a palm grove and surrounded by tropical growth, where you will be able to enjoy the most excellent vacation interlude while still being within a short 4 or 5 minute walk from popular La Ropa Beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. ... more   less 

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