What a great place....as usual!
But WOW it was quiet....I know it is still low season but everyone told us it was quieter than usual at this time. I sure hope it picks up for everyone.
We stayed at La Casa Que Vel El Mar...google 'Marlin House'. Amazing place! Dee and Mike were wonderful gracious hosts...we arrived to fresh flowers in three rooms, a fridge stocked with beer and pop and even wine and tequila!
And what gorgeous views from their beautiful condo, just great. Two wonderful infinity pools and there is an elevator....and the climb down the stairs to the street is an easy one.
On our previous trips to the area we stayed at Ixtapa at the Dorado Pacifico, the Hotel Irma and the Brisas del Mar on Playa Madera. This was our first time staying on La Ropa and I could not decide if I liked it better than staying on Madera or not! Both have pros and cons. I was happy we decided on La Ropa for THIS trip, however, as there is fairly major street work going on on Adelita, though. But we still made it to La Casa Vieja for a great meal one night. The ribs and the conchinita pibil were as good as ever.
The pros of staying on La Ropa were the quiet and proximity to a better beach....but a major con was having to take taxis everywhere. The views are equally as great at both...although sunsets are better above La Ropa.
Other great meals besides La Casa Vieja were at Mi Chayito, Coconuts, Los Braseros, Mama Norma y Deborahs in Ixtapa, Nardos, the pizza place behind Bomberos at the top of the hill (thanks to a very nice Alaskan lady we met at Mi Chayito *wink*)...Il Mare (WOW!)...La Perla, Elviras...and more! Not a single bad meal.
Since the deep sea fishing was still iffy we decided to go inshore fishing up by Playa Linda....we had a great day with Francisco and Juan on the Huntress and caught many bonita (fun!), a couple of Sierra Mackeral and some chula..tok the fish to Isla Ixtapa where they made a wondeful ceviche and cooked up a bunch.
The guys went with Adolfo 'the rooster king' on the Dos Hermanos last Friday and caught 2 nice roosters and many BIG (30 pounds or so) Jack Crevalles, and had another great day.
Weather was PERFECT....about 30C for highs every day and maybe down to 20 C at night....just perfect. Sunny and clear and just a little breeze..... every single day the same....almost boringly perfect.
One new thing we did was head up to the Parthenon to explore and take photos.....very interesting!
We will be back! Not this year but soon.....we love Zihua.....it is a very special place. Come visit! The city is CLEAN and they are waitng for you. :)