My husband and I just returned from another 2 weeks at the Castillo and loved it just as much as ever. This was our 5th trip to Huatulco and 3rd time at the Castillo. We have also been to other hotels on Tangolunda Bay.
The service, the staff, the location, the fact that it was probably 80% Mexican visitors and 20% North Americans made it even more delightful for us as we always attempt to speak some Spanish, but at our age (over 70) our language-holding memory is Not Good!
We always ask for a second floor room overlooking the street, and as usual we were very happy with it. We don't often turn on the air conditioning, but this time it was much warmer in the room. It's always interesting to watch the goings-on over the balcony and even get a glimpse of the cruise ship when it's at dock.
The clean hotel pool is quiet during the day, but came alive in the evenings, mostly with Mexican families. The pool at the beach club was great for a swim after relaxing in the sun or sitting under a palapa during the day.
Don't miss having a great coffee at The Cafe Huatulco in the centre of Santa Cruz, or at the Terra Cotta cafe in La Crucetita, and watch the activity on the streets.
The 10-12 mins walk to beach club was our morning exercise, with a cheery "Hola, como estas?" from the gardener en route along the road. You can also take a bus ride, outside the hotel, into La Crucecita, for 3 pesos!! although the cabs are only 25 pesos, but we always enjoyed the bus ride and the passengers.
We met a number of Canadians who were staying at the hotel for 1, 2, or 3 months, and we're seriously thinking of doing just that next winter. The temperatures in Huatulco are perfect for an extended winter stay.
This hotel is not luxurious, in fact it could be termed a little "tired", but it is clean, has a great atmosphere, the food is good, the staff are super and we couldn't have been more happy than if we had stayed in a 5-star hotel.
Oh ... and the beds were just to our liking - not too hard, nor too soft!
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