Villa Vera is a unique beauty that needs lots of explaination. First, the downsides. The location is fairly remote, on the outskirts of Ziha bay. There is very limited ammenities that include around 21 rooms, one small but beutiful pool, a small restaurant and a little bar. There is no sand beach, (or much else inside of a 15 minute walk) and it's not a great spot for kids. Finally, you really need to take a cab to most places. With that said, the hotel is a beautiful little gem that grows on you daily. When I first arrived (late Feb 2005) at the Villa, I thought it was funky and I was a little disappointed. However, after a couple of days; I started to appreciate what makes this place special. It's intimate with a very friendly, helpful staff. The hotel gives off a very real, authentic "cultural" feel that many hotels in Mexico lack. The grounds are very well groomed once you walk the private brick road/path into the town of Zihua, but you cannot tell looking out your hotel room. The rooms are above average but I highly recommend getting one with a balcony which are limited to about 15 rooms. Walking into town is an easy 15 minute downhill stroll, and returning is really not that difficult by foot. However, you will sweat comming back and the night walk can be a bit creepy. If you want to be near La Playa Ropa, this place is not for you. You cannot walk there, but you can take a cab for about $5 bucks and takes about 10 minutes. La playa Ropa is somewhat overrated anyway-- the real charm is in downtown Zihua. My wife and I usually walked down into Zihua and took a cab back to the hotel for about $2 bucks. The real beauty of the Villa Vera Puerto Mio is found within the views. The pool view of the bay is spectacular and the room views are mostly awesome. The restaurant is above average with top-notch views. The (very) rocky beach on the property had a very creepy vibe to it and the access gate was locked anyway. It doesn't get a lot of sun throughout the day and nobody is there---plus the road/path is a steep workout on the return trip. All in all, the Villa Vera is a very authentic sleeping beauty with nice rooms and a great value. Not for everyone but certainly for the romantic getaway. Once you get used to the isolation and the system of taxis/ 15 minute walks, the things that make this place beatiful start to shine through.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Soak in the stunning scenery of Zihuatanejo Bay in Ixtapa, Mexico at WorldMark Zihuatanejo. You'll find paradise in this pacific coast retreat with spacious one-bedroom suites featuring kind-size beds, scenic bay views, private balconies, and wireless Internet access (fee applicable). Escape to Ixtapa pleasures in this intimate seaside hideaway with breathtaking coastal vistas. The resort is situated on 30 tropical acres and offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and bar with a meal plan option, concierge, room service, laundry facilities, business center, 24-hour front desk and onsite car rental. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Vera Puerto Mio Hotel Zihuatanejo
- Hotel Vera Puerto Mio