Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort
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... stage by other city officials who helped plan and coordinate the weekend. Saturday we helped friends(Juan, Nick, Roger and Mac) who own a business there "Cuyutlan Realty" decorate their entry for the parade. Their mission was to throw as many beads and balls out to the crowd as possible. They had positioned 4 boys out front to clear their way but at one point they had to get out and clear a ...
... travelers. Its ½ block from the beach so just qualifies under our maximum distance requirement. Rodrico is very nice and knows a lot about the area, like the trail to the light house. A small group of us hiked it yesterday. Great views up and down the coast, plus back into the bay of Zihuatanejo.
This morning we were up early (holiday time) and off to go snorkeling with Pechuga. Those of you up on your Spanish will wonder about the name "Chicken Breast" ...
... Police at numerous places like the toll booths we often went through. The vigilante objective of dealing with local crime syndicates seems to be paying off as there has been capture or killing of some major crime figures recently. As a gringo tourist we do not figure as a target and feel quite secure in the midst of this.
The masked men of the second incident which was the most intimidating were saying "welcome,
welcome". So it is hard ...
... to the warmth of the Pacific Coast on a prop plane. When we arrived, we looked through an open door and we could see our smiling, dapper and relaxed-looking friends, Pat and Gail from Washington State. So exciting. It has been 2 years since we last saw them, so it was a real treat to meet up with them again. And they were dressed in beachtime pink and yellow - not in the drabby colours of Ontario at this time of the year!
We only brought two ...
... and I was rapt. I’m making good progress on my Spanish and will be writing a blog entry soon about helping out with the construction of a new classroom at Micah and Zola’s school. Micah and Zola love school and are speaking a lot of Spanish. It is fun to listen to them play with their friends in Spanish. They have great accents. In fact, Micah and I have been amusing ourselves and our family by talking to each other with bad American accents. Mooey ...
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Time Of My Life
I went to Club Maeva at the very beginning of this year and I have never had that much fun in my life. The people I met were amazing, both from Mexico and Canada. We spent the day on the beautiful beach and nights drinking and dancing in the clubs. The "maevamigos" made it so much fun. I couldn't believe how much energy they had and how they kept everyone going. The shows were good, except maybe the fashion show, but hey, you have to advertise somehow, right? The food was good...a little repetitive but very good. It was nice to have the Italian restaurant there just to mix things up a little. I have read a couple bad reviews on Club Maeva but I have to disagree. If you are going to Mexico, definetly look in it, you wont regret it.
Dont go there please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i recently returned from a manzanillo and stayed at club maeva and had the worst experience of my life. Not only did i not get my moneys worth but the place is a slump. The front desk area was also rude and very unhelpful. Please do not go to this dump.........
I spent two weeks at Club Maeva with my wife and children 13, 11. The food was quite good, almost like homemade. Buffet style, but lots of waiters around to get drinks for you, clear tables etc. The a la carte restaurant also had good food.
A so-so place for singles
I was recently at Club Maeva and found the place to be very good IF you were with a family with children OR as a couple. As a single young adult, I found the place to be overrun with teenagers on holiday with parents who could care less that their children were drunk and allowed into the 'adult only' disco. The entertainment staff were very friendly, but again, seemed more interested in 'playing'(both sports and 'after hours activities') with the young 14-17 year old girls. Someone actually got fired for 'spending too much time' with a young teen girl.
Final thoughts: good for a family holiday...not great for young singles who are actually of-age to do what they choose and not suffer consequences.
A Wonderful Experience!
Hi!....Im a student in British Columbia and I wanted to tell
all you adventurers that Club Maeva is the place to be...Its a 4 star Resort but honestly I think It should have a higher rating because I got more than I expected! Its situated right on Santiago Bay and is surrounded by beautiful scenery and perfect weather. The food was great (a good variety for those of you who are afraid to dive into the concept Mexican food) and the service my family and I recieved was awesome! Our villa was cleaned every day and we had no problems. There are 2 restaurants sitting right beside the gigantic pool on the resort and there is a bar and restaurant on the beach. I honestly had an excellent experience and I hope I have the chance to go back again....so, all in all, give it a try!
THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN SENT TO THE TOUR OPERATOR WE USED AS WELL AS SEVERAL OTHERS
My boyfriend and I went to Club Maeva during the third week of February 2002. We had a great time, as this was our first vacation together and our first time down south.
I have just returned from a week at Maeva, and have never been so happy to be home. The resort was not at all maintained well from broken chairs around the pool area,garbage scattered about, poor maid service, rooms and pool contained black mold,no food availble from 11am-1pm,items disappearing from rooms,lack of security,and poor management. I had the most terrifying experience while there. One evening wnen I was returning to my room I was followed by a male who hid every time I looked behind me as I could here footsteps. After some time he jumped out and asked what room I was in and is I had a boyfriend waiting for me,to make a long story short he chased me to my room where I made it to safely. I did notify the management of this situation and was basically brushed off as I was not physically hurt. No apology just a million excuses. There is much better out there then Maeva. I did meet alot of great people who also left the week with the same impression I WON'T BE BACK!
Club Maeva(Manzanillo)offers something for everyone.
IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!
I went to Club Maeva in March 2001. It was amazing, i had such a fun fun time!! The people there are so nice. There beach is so cool! And the rooms are really cool, when i was there i was put in a room, and i turns out one of the friends that i made there were in the room beside me! If you make friends you will have an amazing time, and you won't want to say the bad words "Buh-Bye!"
I would go back there in a second!! I don't know if anything will every be as good as my march break was!!