Hotel Castillo Huatulco
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We got an overnight bus from Oaxaca to Huatulco, not the best. Very uncomfortable and got NO SLEEP, was cheap tho' and it got us there in an air conditioned state. Arrived at the hotel which had a room so we could check in straight away, plus we both looked like drug addicts and they would have wanted us out of the lobby. Had a little nap, then …
... and I learned more than I thought possible about Mescal (beware the worms - ground or whole). But for me, the highlight was a visit to a store where Amanda was weaving, on a giant, ramshackle loom, great, colourful fabric. I could have watched for hours. But I didn't, and we spent the rest of the afternoon wandering through the picture perfect little ...
... the main industry and source of employment for the area residents. As usual, we chose the tour because it offered the best chance to sample the local cuisine. Omar, our tour guide was very excited that there were Canadians on board since he lived in Toronto for 9 years. He seemed to be happy to talk about his years in Canada, much to the chagrin of the American passengers, who all happened to be sitting at the back of the van. Huge bougainvillaea (thank-you Annette, my ...
... Needless to say he had his work cut out for him. We then moved over to playa tornillo. Fernando said no swimming, at least at this beach the jellyfish weren't washed ashore. Eventually you were allowed in the water, but there were tiny jellyfish there, but supposedly didn't sting. Andy went out and snorkel led. I stayed and laid on the beach. The kids went to the ...
... of beach at Teacapan where we ran apparently stretches on for 30 km. In La Placita, we biked along the beach for 8 km, spying only a few local families digging for clams. Sayulita and Puerto Escodido are the surfing hotspots, but we saw many deserted beaches along the coastal hiway that easily rivalled them for great surf.
1. Boogie boarding – AKA Surfing for Seniors
We were introduced to boogie boarding by friends Tom & Sue, and had so much ...
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I am a rather seasoned traveller who normally does not book an all-inclusive vacation but since it was only $100 more than flight only my husband and I decided to take a chance with the mind set that if the food 'sucked' that we would just dine out. Since we never spend a significant amount of time in our room, accomodations have never been an issue - we have always found a room where the owners have taken pride in their ownership. To put it bluntly we were extremely disappointed in this facility. At the very best this is a very limited 'all-inclusive' facility. Breakfast was adequate with fresh fruit and mexican fare. There was no lunch offered at the hotel - you had to have lunch at the beach club, but you could not order anything until 1:oo, and if you were hungry before then you would either have to pay for the food or you would have to travel some distance to purchase food as there were no other options within the near vicinity. The beach club itself was quite nice, the sand incredible (just brushes off - like very small polished pebbles), the waves were fun but could be very dangerous - not a place to have small children in the ocean, but there is a pool so that is a good thing. The beach club closes at 5 pm so no watching sunsets from there (another strike). Dinner was disgusting - very Mexican (which we normally enjoy), but this was excrutiatingly 'budget'. I'm not even sure where to begin to describe dinners, besides unedible. Thank goodness La Crucecita is only a $2 ride away - but still food was certainly not wonderful there either, unless you are prepared to spend lots of money.
If you like small hotels with personal service come here
We came back from Huatulco February 13. I was a little apprehensive about staying at a hotel with only 133 rooms. It turned out to be the best. Staff was very attentive. Rooms were clean and bedding was changed every day. Pool area and grounds were kept up beautifully. Some might find the absence of a beach a problem, but they had a free shuttle to a beach club that had all the ammenities. Plenty of chairs at beach and pool. No one put down towels early am and left seats unattended. Would definitely go back.
If you want a smaller all inclusive as a base for exploring in a really nice clean, friendly, and safe area then Huatulco is for you. The Castillo aka Costa Club is located in the small port of Santa Cruz, nice restaurants on the water and a great little coffee place in the square, prices reasonable and the food is good. A short walk to the main town or 16 peso cab ride. Food at the hotel is OK, and bar space limited, but everything is very clean.
My wife and I had our November Mayan trip cancelled so we booked Huatulco instead. We saw a deal on this 2-star hotel and took a chance. What a pleasant surprise the Castillo Hotel Huatulco was. This place is clean, air conditioned, excellent mexican cuisine and friendly staff and safe. It is on the harbour but the Beach Club is a 10 minute walk, 3 minute shuttle. Upside this is a quiet hacienda style hotel with mexican style buffet food, good food. The downside [for some] is the hotel bar is open only from 330 pm to 1030 pm. The Beach Club bar from 10:30 am to 530 pm and there is no stocked fridge.
Just returned from our second time at the Hotel Castillo. We went four years ago and enjoyed the ambience and services of the hotel. This year we were glad to use this hotel again. It has a Mexican flavour, very relaxing. Love the beach club, the pool and restaurant at the beach. Food and service were good, the beach was calm this trip, swam every day. The staff were all very helpful and made our holiday enjoyable. Overall a nice Mexican stay which we prefer to the big international chains.
Ten of us went to Huatulco for the first time. We all loved the little towns and the weather.Beautiful scenery and beaches.
Great Spot and Great Value
This place was great!!!...Clean and colorful with friendly staff and good location...Situated in the non-resort area of Huatulco but is across from the beach as well as the marina, shopping, restaurants and a karaoke bar and cool night club...The hotel offered free continental breakfast and food was better than decent...There is an outdoor pool and rooftop deck for adults only with a bar and jacuzzi and opportunities to book a massage...Very nice!!!...Free beach shuttle to a nice and not too crowded beach spot with its own beach club, next to the FABULOUS Xquenda Spa (VERY HIGHLY RECCOMENDED)...Would definitely return!!!
Hôtel génial, super pour le prix
Cet hôtel est génial ! Il est propre, coloré, bien situé et le personnel est sympa... Il n'est pas dans la zone des clubs de vacances de Huatulco mais la plage et la marina ne sont pas loin, ainsi que les magasins, les restaurants, un bar karaoké et une boîte très cool... Le petit déjeuner est gratuit et la qualité de la nourriture est plus que correcte... Il y a une piscine extérieure et une terrasse sur le toit réservée aux adultes avec un bar, un jacuzzi, et on peut réserver un massage...Super ! La navette pour aller à la plage est gratuite ; celle-ci est jolie, pas trop surpeuplée et ils ont même leur propre club, juste à côté du Xquenda Spa qui est fa-bu-leux (formellement recommandé)...
J'y retournerai, oui, et comment !