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“La Paloma -- The Best in Melaque”

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La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Patricio
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“La Paloma -- The Best in Melaque”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Just returned from a wonderful 4-night stay at La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat over New Years. This place is a GEM! WOW... it takes no time at all to feel included and like you are part of thee family. My friend and I were the only Americans and everyone else was friendly Canadians. The amazing part about this place is that people (guests) have been coming there for years and years... oftentimes during the same holiday period.... so even the guests knew each other.

The rooms are gorgeous! Each room is unique, comfortable and well-appointed.

The pool is big and inviting. The beach is RIGHT there. All guests gather each night by the pool for happy hour and to watch the sunset.

Kyla and Antonio care for the place and are two of the nicest people you will meet on your entire journey.

Recommend: Book early as many guests often reserve a stay at La Paloma for 2, 3, sometimes even 4-weeks.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat is a gem!!! Large and well appointed accommodations, it is an ideal place for a get away with a partner, friend, wedding party or yoga retreat!Antonio is a super host at poolside with his drinks and great cooking and his Manager wife, Kyla is right behind ensuring your stay is happy.
Love this resort, it's location and it's vibe - great place to stay in Melaque!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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West Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat is where we had our recent Yoga Retreat. It was amazing, the space was sooo special for all of us. The rooms are very sweet and I loved cooking meals every night in our room. The pool is one of the best pools I have every swam in. The beach is located in front of the resort. We started our day with a walk on the beach and our continental breakfast was ready for us when we returned. I didn't leave the resort very often, because I loved the feeling of relaxation just sitting in the hamick or just sitting on the lounge chairs. I loved the sounds of the waves which put me to sleep every night. I highly recommend the resort.

Room Tip: If you love the sounds of waves pick the front of the resort.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

If you desire a quiet private, yet friendly environment
In a lush green, and colourful location,
All the while, feeling safe and secure,
Providing stress and anxiety cures,
Warm and loving pets to keep you amused,
The roar of strong crashing waves,
And the faint sound of music faves,
Then La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat is for you!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

We have stayed at La Paloma for many many years, ususally for three or four weeks and we have never been dissappointed. It is in a spectacular location of Melaque with a short walk to town for groceries and several restaurants. We have NEVER had a bad meal in Melaque and the people are very warm and friendly. As a hotelier, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend La Paloma to anyone wishing to visit this area. Don't miss Restaurant Ava for great food, dancing and sports on screen. Cheers!

Room Tip: Any room is great!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

We have been going to La Paloma for 10 years now and it never disappoints. 15 beautifully appointed suites with cooking facilities... Some bigger or better views than others but all clean and comfortable. Very quiet, mostly for older couples or singles who want peace and walks on the beach, not a party place although there are many good places to eat within walking distance and lots of help from English speaking manager. Art studio on the property for those interested in painting. Lovely pool and lounging areas. A bit more expensive than some other places but worth it for the tranquility and peace of mind.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stockton, California
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

The wallpaper on my cell phone is a photo that I took from studio 14 at the La Paloma Oceanside Retreat. It makes me smile. Our 7 day stay during the week of March 9th was problematic for only one reason: it was far too short.

Studio 14 is very spacious, and the living/kitchen room, bedroom and bathroom are all comfortable. The view is fantastic. Not obvious in the pictures found on the La Paloma's website is the fact that there are many windows opening onto the pool/beach view, including those in the bedroom. Unique among the studios, the living area has a huge sectional sofa, and it will easily sleep a 3rd person. Our adult son occupied that space happily, as he joined us on a break from his two jobs and an opportunity to surf in Mexico. This leads to thoughts about the staff. Kyla and Antonio were extremely helpful in describing places to explore, and with just about anything one needs. Kyla's brother, the bartender across the road at Maya, a great tapas restaurant, is the local surfing expert. Our son had a trip to remember, making friends with Germain, and using his advice to find the very best spots to surf.

La Paloma's atmosphere is relaxing, with well-tended gardens and a beautiful pool. The common eating area is very comfortable. The continental breakfast, which is more than just toast, includes fruit and fresh squeezed orange juice. The bread for the toast, by the way, is delicious. You can, for a small fee, have a variety of protein-filled breakfast dishes fixed for you by Isabella.

We happened to be in San Patricio during the week before Dia de San Patricio. Parades were a part of every day and night, and the zocalo was full of mellow residents of all ages on the night of the exciting burning of the huge firework bull.

Summarizing, La Paloma is a very comfortable, friendly place to stay in a 'non-resorty' town. There are plenty of really good, reasonably priced restaurants to enjoy. We only wish that we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Property: La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat
Address: Avenida Las Cabanas 13, San Patricio 48980, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > San Patricio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Patricio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the picturesque seaside town of Melaque, the beauty and serenity of old Mexico lives on. Here at La Paloma, an intimate resort, culture and traditional hospitality combine with modern technology and the singular artistic vision of its owners. Conveniently located a couple of blocks from the town square and shopping, yet when you step through the gate, you're miles away from the world outside in a safe, secure, garden paradise. Each of the 14 different rooms have their own uniqueness with wonderful views and amenities designed for your comfort. We are not your average hotel... We are your Home away from Home. ... more   less 
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