We had a wonderful time at Las Brisas ( 14 and 11 yr old kids) and have to think hard to find a "complaint", other than 7 days is not long enough (especially when 2 are on a plane!) . We had some difficulty with the air conditioning...until the last day :))...when we turned it down all the way, but I guess we should have tried that sooner! The bed was not as comfy as ours at home---but what bed is? Overall, we found the resort to be very clean and the staff were helpful and friendly. Use of English varied, but we are in there country and should try to learn their language, just as we prefer here in Canada.
The food was very good with enough variety to ensure everyone can find something. The Mexicana al la carte was the best in our opinion---the avocado salad was wonderful! The other al la cartes were okay, but if we went back I would only go back to the Mexicana.
The layout and grounds were lovely and we enjoyed the walking involved to get from our room to the beaches and restaurants. The rooms are "sparsely" decorated as others have mentioned---but we were only in the room to shower, change and sleep so this is not an issue for me. We were in the "Stars" section and had a view of the bay and lobby area from our room. Some of the rooms were a bit further away, but there are carts to transport you wherever/whenever you want. We were able to take several routes to/from the areas. There were lots of iguanas, squirrels and birds. We found a large scorpion in our room after a rain----but were told that the small ones are more dangerous, and you are after all in a region with such creatures!
We spent almost all of our time on the snorkel beach as this was what interested our family; The beaches were never "crowded" and were peaceful. We had our own snorkel equipment, but you can borrow it from the shack. There was lots to see right off the shore! The towns were small and comfortable....the shop keepers are business people and eager to make a sale with a "special price"---welcome to Mexico! :)) A polite "no gracias" with a smile is all that is required.
We booked tours thru Signature, but next time I would like to make arrangements thru the local places. We went on the Coffee Mountain tour and enjoyed it...but we are coffee people! I do not recommend this for kids as mine would have preferred to be at the beach but we had a nice walk thru the mountain and it was cool in shade of the trees. We bought coffee hot from the roaster. We also went to the falls which is not far but takes a long time due to the road conditions--- the amount of time at the site is limited due to the nature of the tours, but it was quite something to see! You can crawl thru an opening and climb into a pool under the waterfall---then the guide showed a place to jump from a rock into a deep pool--a hit with the teens!--then there was the opportunity to swing from a rope into another (shallow pool). We were fed a very nice lunch-overall a good day!
Some of the other reviewers commented about being "isolated", but it is not hard to get to town and there are no beach peddlers and the area is very quiet. I like this and feel this is a wonderful spot for families looking for a quiet, relaxing beach vacation. We would return to this location without hesitation---and in fact need to go back to do more exploring on the ocean!!! The area is small and quaint and the perfect location for those who want a quiet, cultural experience. I hope the area does not become overly developed and "commercial".
The bus left for the airport very early so we took a taxi so we could enjoy some last minute beach time---definitely recommend this as an option. The airport is mostly open---the arrival area is not air conditioned, and the departures area is open with some shopping and a food place--once you go thru the gate you are in an air conditioned area with a small food kiosk that offers chips/pop and hotdogs.
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