This was our third trip in arwo to Coz. Stayed at Park Royal and Reef club prior.
El Coz was superior ro either of these properties in quality and experience. We stayed with our kids, 8 and 11, from 4-14 to 4-21. Learned while there that the week of the 14th was one of the busiest; by the time we left the hotel was much less crowded.
The food was good, a bit repetitive, but you need to understand it's buffet food and not 5 star gourmet food. It fit the bill. Breakfast was great, and the fajitas for lunch were good too. The trick with the guacamole is to walk down to the pool bar and mix in some salsa to spice it up.
Drinks were good, no complaints about water-downed. If you are a rum drinker, ask for Anej'o and coke...8 yr old Bacardi bottled in Mexico.
Fresh bottled water in clean rooms every day. Friendly staff. Beach was fine, but I did not go in much as sea thimbles (small thimble sized jellyfish) were in. They are present from April to June in most parts of the Caribbean; I have a sensitivity to them that I won't bore you with.
We met some great people and had a good time.
Regarding the Watersports, the on site shop, Ocean Tours is great to deal with. See my man Antonio, he set me up with good diving far a few days with Scuba -Do, a half day fishing charter with a couple of good size Mahi to show for it, and a fun trip on the banana boat. You really don't need to look elsewhere, this is a great shop. The charter fishing boat is new and comfortable. One piece of advise, if you catch a good fish, don't get tempted to have it go to the taxidermist...Tony had indicated it really isn't a good idea, I did not listen, and long story short, the operation used is a shop out of Floriday that has a horrible reputation of add on costs for shipping, crating, handling costs, service charges...etc. I'm out a deposit of $575. That's my error and I'll learn from it. Maybe Tony can get me a discount fishing next time.........
Regarding the other threads and complaints about child proof locks, and room entry with babies in a room, come on people, get a life. This is mexico. Take precautions. Watch your kid. Ask for a first floor room. By all means, don't leave a baby and 2 yr old unattended in a hotel room anywhere! If you do, you deserve the worst. It's a shame people have to knock a decent property for their own numb-minding carelessness or expectations.
We will be going back to the El Coz, no doubt. Next time a little later, after the thimbles, and after I drop the 5 lbs I gained while there! Seriously, taking the viewpoint of a "realistic" trevelor, this is a nice property.
Oh yes, one last thing....don't make yourself nuts trying to get into the sit down restaraunt...it's only so-so. That's about the only real thing that could stand some improvement.
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