How do you get a four star rating in a three star hotelito? Add Fernando! I have this theory - all Fernandos are guapo. Born and raised in Yelapa, speaks fluent English and understands the importance of excellent customer service, a fine chef with amiable character and yes, handsome. Really I hate this guy! : )
MiraMar is a work in progress. Fernando and Kendra are adding two additional units this season so you will see construction but comes to a halt in high season, so nice is not an issue. Presently there are two units directly on the bahia with killer views. Casita Manta Ray is a one bedroom unit with kitchen and nice terrace. And yes, sure enough I saw leopard rays on my second morning there. I would describe the furnishings as "Early Fernando".
Casita Palmita is one floor up with brand new terrazo. Two bedrooms with capacity for a large family. Two bunk beds and a king size bed in one room and queen size in the other. Very spacious split level with kitchen, dining and living area on bottome level.
The longer I stayed in Yelapa (six weeks and counting) during August and September the more I appreciated windows and screens. The majority of accomodations in Yelapa - I would say 90% are open air. I like to get my bug bites while hiking not while sleeping. Plus when it rains you are going to get wet. So I really appreciate knowing I will get a good night's sleep, not get wet from wind and rain.
MiraMar offers many tours including fishing, snorkeling and boating to remote places like Dos Marietas. Is worth the price you pay especially if Fernando prepares a tasty ceviche from your catch of the day. Provecho!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At MiraMar we offer great service including top rated houses and activities as well as event planning. As one of the founding families, we know what Yelapa has to offer and we have made our services a step above the rest. We aren't a resort. Yelapa is remote, quaint, charming. Today there are still no roads into town, and the only way to get here is by boat. If adventure travel is your thing, come escape with us. ... more less