I purchased an all inclusive fishing/lodging package that included meals. I was under the impression that the food was served from the menu that is shown on the hotel web sight which also shows information for their sister hotels that they own in Los Barriles. Come to find out, this menu is for their parent hotel the Palma de Cortez next door and when I was booking, no one bothered to mention this to me even when I questioned them on some of the item choices on the menu.
Their were no choices for the menu at Playa Del Sol, only what they decided to have for each dinner and the quality and taste of the food was way below par. My fishing partner and myself couldn't eat it. The breakfast was adequate but they used some form of butter/margarine???? that they cooked everything in and also gave you to spread on your pancakes or French toast. It had a terrible taste and ruined the meals. The lunches provided for the fishing boat were O.K. at best.
The fishing boat captain spoke very poor English and didn't tell us we would have to run over 20 miles just to get bait to fish for rooster fish north of Los Barriles and he couldn't seem to find any of them anyway.. We decided to try for Bottom fish and it was embarrassing to watch him try to catch one for us. He had no clue how to do it. He only had gear to catch marlin, which we caught several each but we lost a whole day trying to locate roosterfish, jack cravelle, etc. If he would have been able to explain to us what we were up against, we would have fished for stripped marlin instead.
Also, if you stay in Los Barriles, transportation for the 60 mile drive is $80.00 each person !!!!
Better to rent a car and cheaper.
Obviously, we wont be back.
fishcrzy, auburn washington
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Expedia, Travelocity and Hotwire so you can book your Playa del Sol reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.