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“Simply great”
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OceanoMar
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Mazunte
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 23, 2014

What a lovely place. We had a fantastic stay. The location is perfect, the views from the bungalows are beautiful and the staff are top class - always keen to help with a big smile on their faces. Simply great.
I feel this hotel is quietly making a name for itself. Won't be long until word hits the streets about their amazing pizzas too.
I can't compliment it enough. Well done Barbara & Co. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our week-long stay at Oceano Mar. The room and facilities were very clean, the staff was extremely nice and helpful, and the property is beautiful. The views from our room as well as from the pool and restaurant were spectacular. We enjoyed watching the ocean while having our morning coffee, and on a few occasions observed the wildlife-- schools of dolphins, manta rays, and the tropical birds. Waking up to the sounds of the birds and the ocean waves crashing onto Mermejita Beach was quite peaceful. The terraced gardens and variety of plants throughout the property are amazing. This hotel is on a quiet hillside away from the noise and nightlife of the town, but it is a ten-minute walk if you need to go to the store, etc. If you want to visit Mermejita Beach it is only a five-minute walk down the hill from the hotel. This is a more private beach and far less busy than San Agustinillo or Rinconcito, but there are still a couple places to grab a bite of food and a beer. If you prefer not to leave the property you really don't need to as there is a restaurant, bar, pool, and laundry service on site, but the area is quite safe at all times of day should you wish to get out and about.

We were there in the last week of April, which is the low season. It was hot during the day (high 90s), and very warm at night (mid-80s). We found that taking a late-night swim or a cold shower right before getting into bed helped cool us down. We did not need to use the mosquito net and never had any bites in our room, but it's a good idea to have some repellent because there were times when it was needed elsewhere and in town.

Some local attractions we really enjoyed: the natural soap/cosmetics factory in Mazunte, the turtle aquarium in Mazunte, the crocodile lagoon in Ventanilla, freeing baby sea turtles in Ventanilla, and swimming at the cascades in the nearby mountains.

One small heads-up: just be aware that there are crabs that live on land, which means you may encounter one. We laugh about it now, but one night I woke up and hanging above me in the mosquito net was a red crab. We later learned from talking to staff that they like to climb the mosquito nets. Anyway-- they are nothing to be afraid of, it just caught us by surprise. We sandwiched it between two big hats and let it go outside.

Overall we really enjoyed our trip and our adventures each day, but it was so nice to come home to our lovely, peaceful hotel each night. We will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Oh, paradise on the Pacific coast of Mexico, how well you treated us during our three-day stay! Oceanomar is situated on a hilltop with a view onto the ocean, looking out over an evergreen forest. Once you arrive, you will not want to leave.

First thing in the morning, you will be eased out of bed by the subtle chirping of tropical birds and the faraway sounds of crashing waves. How do you wake up best? With a dip in the pool, the scent of an excellent espresso, or perhaps a breakfast of your choosing on the terrace? Oceanomar gives you options as simple or elaborate as you'd like them to be, and appeals to all your senses.

Once you're up, before the sun gets too hot, take a few hours to walk down to Mazunte or San Augustinillo, explore the beaches and the local food, and perhaps experience sunset at Punta Cometa. Otherwise, spend your day lounging poolside, and get to know the friendly and knowledgeable staff, who can chat with you in English, Italian, Spanish or French.

In the evening, enjoy a drink at the hotel bar and move onto the trattoria, which serves authentic pizza, tiramisù and other delicious fares. You'd think you were in an Apuglian beachtown were it not for the palm trees you see, the discreet Spanish you hear mingling with Italian, and the superb piña colada you're sipping on.

When you're comfortably stretched out in the hammock, under the thatched roof of your balcony, you might find yourself reflecting upon your day. If you don't feel like going out, you retreat to your room, which feels luxurious and is complete with a delightful shower, and you fall asleep instantly in complete peace and darkness.

In the morning, you do it all again -- and remember you can stay for five more weeks if you want to, or until your cash runs out. Because they don't take credit cards. It's that wonderful.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Without doubt the best place to stay in Mazunte. Everything about OceanoMar has been thought out so well - the rooms are lovely, the food is superb (best pizza on the pacific coast), the setting is gorgeous and the staff couldn't be nicer. It was starting to get pretty hot when we were there, so it was great to have the pool, you could sit in there all day watching the sea. Thank you so much, we had a lovely stay and I'm sure we'll be back!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

NOthing but the sound of the waves.
This place was the only place that we found available. We were lucky.
The place is fantastic, and the owners so friendly.
It is not an excellent just because they would not accept credit or debit cards.
If this is not an issue, for you, don´t hesitate to come.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

My partner and I stayed in Mazunte/San augustinillo for about 6 weeks and stayed in several hotels... Some on the beach some off the beach... The oceanomar is the nicest place in the whole area in our opinion. The staff are wonderful the architecture and finishes are just perfect and the Italian food is delicious.. There is a gorgeous pool with a panoramic view of the ocean. If you are lucky you can see whales swim past in the ocean below. The only reason we left is because they were prebooked and they still let us come and use their pool for free because we liked it so much... Don't bother staying anywhere else in Mazunte! We loved it!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you're looking for paradise, look nu further. Beautiful place, super friendly staff, great views. Rooms are huge. Italian cook makes the best pizzas on the coast. Tip: choose one of the upper level rooms.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about OceanoMar

Address: Camino a Playa Mermejita, Mazunte 70946, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Mazunte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Mazunte
Price Range: $94 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — OceanoMar 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
OceanoMar is a little resort located very close to playa Mermejita beach, it has a welcoming round pool with a children's area. This forms a true oasis of peace surrounded by lush vegetation where you can enjoy the scents of nature, sea breezes and an exceptional view of the ocean. Sun beds are available for your comfort, where you can lay and enjoy your favorite drinks by the pool, freshening up from the tropical sun. Our Typical Mexican Bar, with a lovely view of the open Mermejita beach, offers moments of relaxation and peace through an area with free Wi-Fi and Internet access. The bar service provides a wide selection of aperitifs, cocktails and modern classics, prepared with passion and imagination, served until late at night, as well as coffee products of traditional Italian tastes and flavors, and various snacks. Here you can also have a tasty Italian pizza, cooked in a wood-burning oven. Feel totally relaxed: surrounded by nature, enchanted by the beauty of the scenery... Feel the power and the soothing rhythm of the ocean's waves and enjoy our beautiful beaches... Fall asleep under the quiet charm of starry nights and wake up to the music of birdsong... Get captured by the magnetism of this area, sacred since ancient times... You will experience the delight of an unforgettable vacation! ... more   less 
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