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Bungalows Solecito
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Perfect! We were wanting a place on the beach, walking barefoot, a pool for plunging after playing in the surf, huge rooms, a huge bed, fans, stone lined shower, a full kitchen with outdoor dining on our own veranda - and we found it at Bungalows Solecito! A wide open beach with a fifteen mile stretch of sand to explore, water of perfect temperature, and lovely grounds for relaxation. Blanca and Manuel were perfect hosts and the staff kept the place immaculate. We fixed most of our meals during our five day stay, but did treat ourselves to a delicious breakfast and excellent dinner prepared by the house chef served outdoors under the palms. The value for the price is incomparable. We'll be back!

Room Tip: The bungalows are worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Solecito Bungalows is located in the pueblito of Barra de Potosi, about 12k south of Zihuatanejo on the Mexican Pacific coast. We arrived there with just a recommendation of the area but no idea of the hotels there. We chose Solecito Bungalows because it was a great deal and the photos looked nice.

The reality was so much better. The Bungalows are built facing the bay of Barra de Potosi, and are beautifully landscaped and kept immaculately. The owner Blanca is a force of nature, and is always ready to help you whenever you need her. The pool is clean and a decent size, but the real attraction is the Pacific ocean which unlike in Zihuat and Ixtapa was calm and warm to swim in over the first two weeks of Jan.

The food is excellent, cooked by the highly competent Abel, and Juanita provides great massages at a very reasonable price.

Walk 20 mins up the beach and you'll reach four or five simple fish restaurants serving really great fish right on the shore.

I would highly recommend the hotel and area, but you do need to be aware that there is barely any nightlife. It's very quiet and the majority of people that we met were retirees from the States and Canada. Having said that, all we wanted was to relax, swim, sleep and read so it was perfect for us.

Room Tip: Pay a bit more and get a bungalow that is located right on the beach front
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

My husband and I were happy from the moment we stepped onto the gorgeous grounds (immaculately kept) of Bungalows Solecito until the moment that the real world forced us to leave this paradise. Blanca and Manuel couldn't be kinder or more accommodating--they put their hearts and souls into this place, and you sure do feel their devotion and integrity. We were there for a week in mid-December and the temperatures were high/hot. The daytime temps of low-90s didn't bother me at all, with the delightful breeze off the ocean, but the 70s during the night made it challenging to sleep. But I loved the sound of the crashing waves, the big full moon overhead. One morning I got up at 6 a.m. to watch the moon set. Astonishing. Equally as fun and stunningly beautiful--kayaking in the lagoon. Birds everywhere! We both enjoyed the easy walk to the enramadas for lunch and found it rather enjoyable to go to Z for a meal or two, but I truly believe next time we'll buy groceries in the city, head to Solecito and stay put, except for the kayaking excursion. The pool is perfect, the bungalows are charming and clean, the massages on the beach a superb treat. . .why would we leave? Especially if the chef is there cooking fish to perfection. We are most eager to see you again, Blanca and Manuel!

Room Tip: We stayed in #2, not right on the ocean, but certainly close enough and very private.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are looking for a tranquil yet comfortable beach bungalow on a beautiful beach, you might try staying in Barra de Potosi, a 30 minute drive south of Zihuatanejo. The area is a natural wonder. We stayed at Bungalows Solecito with its gorgeous grounds and luscious swimming pool, we felt like were in a 5 star luxury boutique hotel for the rich and famous. It's a hidden gem in an unspoilt beach area next to a small fishing village and a beautiful lagoon.

Room Tip: If you like being right on the beach ask for those two bungalows. All Bungalows have views and are s...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We did not stay in this hotel on our recent trip to Barra de Potosi, but we did get a complete tour of the property by the gracious owner Blanca. The property is impeccably maintained and the accommodations are in individual bungalows nestled under the shade of palms. The prices quoted us for the rooms make them a great value for the area. The rooms had more amenities than the private home we rented just down the beach.

We did eat twice in the beautiful restaurant beside the pool. They have a real chef who knows how to serve up wonderful Mexican meals from soups and salads to entrees to desserts. We live in Mexico and rarely have such good food outside Mexico City. The owner Blanca is a terrific hostess in the restaurant.

We plan to stay at this hotel on our next visit to Barra de Potosi.

Room Tip: The one bedroom units are closest to the beach, although all bungalows have beach views and wave sou...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Blanca and Manuel couldn't be more accommodating. They just hired a new chef whom we found excellent!
This was our third visit and its better every year!
If you like to sleep with the sound of surf and awake to the chatter of birds and have miles of pristine beach to walk; sample the waves or laze in the pool, this is what you're looking for.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We spent the last week of December at Solecito and had a wonderful vacation. The grounds are beautiful, our bungalow was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Contrary to what a few reviews have said, because of the site layout, it doesn't really matter what bungalow you have because all have good sight lines to the ocean. Blanca and Manuel were really gracious hosts - they struck a nice balance between being available and checking if all was well versus letting us enjoy the beauty and quiet of their beautiful place on Playa Blanca (which if you don't know, is a fantastic beach). They have recently brought on a new chef, Abel, and we enjoyed some of the best meals we have ever eaten anywhere thanks to his expertise. All in all, it was a wonderful, relaxing, rejuvenating week in paradise.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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4  Thank maggie303
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Address: Playa Blanca 54 | Barra de Potosi, Barra de Potosi, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo > Barra de Potosi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Barra de Potosi
Price Range: $110 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best beach cottages in the Pacific Ocean.Where you can still enjoy the swim at the ocean, and eat at the fishermans restaurants within walking distance ... more   less 
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