Club Intrawest - Zihuatanejo
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... drugs. I said no, and he told his colleague to...get lost (my California level of Spanish understood what he really told him).
Zihuatanejo is a lovely looking beach town; the inconspicuous version of it's twin on the other side of the bay - Ixtapa. I came in without any hostel reservations, so was prepared to sleep in el Burro for the night. But, just for giggles, I had a recommended hostel to check out. ...
... heat was getting to me, or too much sun. As the days all too briefly came to an end and my return to Stockholm came closer, I started getting more confused than ever, getting words muddled up and randomly mixing in Swedish with my English and Spanish.
Most of my last couple of months in Zihuatanejo I spent painting and preparing for an art exhibition at LOOT, an awesome "life-style shop" that not only sells cool surf-stuff, but also has ...
... the morning;Leaving San Miguel, we retraced our steps somewhat to spend a bit more time in the interior at Guanajuato (GTO, for short) where Joan had a place to stay with friends from the Spanish school in San Miguel. Before reaching GTO we made a couple of stops in Delores Hidalgo looking at some of the fine and colourful earthenware that is produced in this area. With very animated colors, I find this ...
... offering to him by having Joel puff away on the cigar and blow the smoke into my ear through a piece of paper rolled up into a cone. Then a song was gently sung by her to the spirit, in my ear.
Today I will be returning to make offerings of Mezcal... I'm not sure what to expect, I hope I won't have a mezcal marinated ear drum tonight! But I have faith in Lupita.
I'm actually writing this with a piece of tobacco leaf scrunched into my ear, ...
... I could imagine sweeping it clean, adorning it with pots and plants of my fancy, hanging a “love seat” from the roof to softly swing in, in the late afternoon, with my “bearded man of the sea”, sipping wine and talking about the days adventures).
We went round to the back, climbed into the back “sun-deck” where Cruz showed me the water-tank underneath the floor. The doors to the house were locked, but we could climb up on them ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Club Intrawest - Zihuatanejo
Wonderful resort-Location, Location, Location!!!!!!
My husband and I have been going to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo since 1992. We have stayed in both places for at least two to three weeks every year.
Club Intrawest was the best accomodations we have had
in either location. It was first class all the way and could find nothing that wasn't wonderful. We will be going back every year to Club Intrawest.
First the good things: The "vacation homes" are beautifully designed by the famed local architect, Mueller. He has designed many other homes and properties in Zihua. The furnishings are comfortable and the fabrics and art art well thought out and lovely. It is particularly nice to have the very useful kitchnette for snacks and drinks. As others have mentioned the dip pool and outdoor shower are very nice. The staff is generally friendly and helpful. You cannot find a nicer beach than La Ropa. A great place to swim with wonderful restaurants up and down the beach. We really liked Elvira's , La Perla and Crocodrillo's. Also the property is well cared for and beautifully landscaped.
Truly an amazing hotel. Wonderful service and absolutely beautiful villas. Location is right on Playa del Ropa - one of the best beaches in Zihua. There are a ton of restaurants where you can eat on the beach that are just an arm's throw from this property. Food was excellent athe property, drinks absolutely amazing. The property is not very kid friendly - no elevator or handicap ramp to the pool side or beach area. But it was still worthwile staying here. Kids club is free for children over 5. The villa was gorgeous. We had a two bedroom, three bath (we booked on Costco). All the villas face the ocean and the pool. The design is an open design with the living area partially outdoors. Each 1BR and bigger villa comes with a private dip pool. Staff was very friendly, really one of the best places we have stayed at. Just an absolutely wonderful place to stay.
We just came back from a five day stay at Club Intrawest. the hotel is magnificent, and has a great view!
My wife, son and I stayed here in Aug. We booked (in Janurary) "the best one bedroom vista suite you got" for 12 nights at $319.00+++ a night. This was a very special occaision of 20th anniversary, 50th birthday, and high grades in school. When we arrived we asked about paying more to upgrade to two bedroom for a little more privacy. We were put in a 2 bedroom vista suite that has not been made yet. It them took 3 hours to make the room ready. Upon entering the room we found it cave like and dark even with the lights on, the panoramic view was of the palm trees and the pool with a slight view of the bay, there were no accent rugs or throw rugs to stand on prior to getting into a clean bed so we used a beach towel by our bedsides. Even small sounds bounced off the naked walls and were very loud. No outside dining area or hammock as advertised.
We stayed at the Club Intrawest at Zihuatanejo in mid-February, 2005. The resort is absoutely beautiful, with great attention to detail in the decor and furnishings--very colorful and typically Mexican. The architecture is beautiful too. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite that had a huge terrace with an expansive ocean view that was incredible. The room was kept very clean by the housekeeping staff, who left flower petals and little towels arranged in the shape of swans or bunnies daily. The room has a sliding wall that can be closed to activate the air conditioning. We needed that at night. The temperature during our stay felt like it was in the 90's every day and was extremely humid. But during the day we left the wall open so the whole suite is open to the view, and at night we closed it. We had a "dip pool" (really the size of a hot tub, only not heated) on our balcony and two lounge chairs, and a breakfast nook . There were two bathrooms, one of which had an open-air style shower that looked out over the beach.
Our family ( 4 adults) stay at the club for ten days in February. This new resort is located right on Playa La Ropa. the rooms were large ( we had a Studio and a one bedroom ), well equipped, and with spectacuar views of the ocean and beach. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful with everything from restaurant recommendations to taxi rides. The pool area was great! The swim up bar was always staffed with friendly people. We used the pool bar for lunches , but had breakfast in our well equiped rooms. There is a breakfast buffet if you want to have your breakfast prepared. We found the club restaurant ( for dinner) to be lacking in overall vareity and quality for the prices charged. We often walked along the beach ( 15 minute walk) to Zihuatanejo where we found an abundance of places to eat in a wide price range. There are no elevators in the club as the open air design does not lend itself to anything but stairs. We did not find this to be a problem, however if you need assisstance the staff will move you and your luggage with a golf cart. Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the club and will be back in the future.
My family and I just returned from a weeks stay at the newly opened, Club Intrawest in Zihuatanejo on Mexico's Pacific coast. I have to say that the place is magnificent. I have stayed at Ritz- Carltons and Four Seasons in tropical places and I liked this resort as much or more. We had a 2 BR Villa with 3 baths which was very spacious, especially for a seven night stay. Keep in mind that The Ritz or Four Seasons are usually only a hotel room, or one BR suite, and the Club Intrawest locations are meant to be vacation homes. The staff, service, and amenities were very good. The location is close to the town center of the sleepy fishing village of Zihuatanajo, and resort town Ixtapa is just a 10 min taxi ride away.
Stayed at Club Intrawest 3 nights mid February. Spectacular hotel located on LaRopa beach. Checked in at short notice so only room available was a studio at $259 per night.
It is INCREDIBLE
We just returned from a week long stay at Club Intrawest - it was AMAZING. We had an incredible stay - the resort is right on the beach - the rooms - (we stayed in a 3 bedroom suite) - are magnificent. There are dipping pools in most of the rooms...outside. The views are breathtaking.
The staff is friendly and professional - I give Club Intrawest an A+ and will only stay there when I return to beautiful Zihuatanejo.