I was leary of any establishment that had an unblemished 5 star rating from all reviewers and had to check it out myself. It is the real thing. The grounds are impeccable, the inn is warmly inviting, crisp, clean and delightfully appointed. The bedrooms are roomy, mattresses comfortable and the decorating details are a constant wonder. Innkeeper Bob and his professional staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Bob surprised us daily with a wholesome, healthy and hardy breakfast that changed daily and was a gastronomic experience. The Inn is a brisk 12 minute walk to the beach area and about the same to the local mercardo. A wide range of restaurants are easily accessible by foot although better choices and better prices are available in Zihua. The going rate is about 70 pesos for a one way taxi ride. This place is not suitable for families, folks that like the impersonal service of the big chains, feel special with a wrist band cinched on or have a passion for all you can eat cafeteria food. But if you want to chill out in a very serene environment, feel totally relaxed and enjoy comfort on multiple levels this is it. It is one special gem. We spent hours lounging about the refreshing pool and when we had had enough downtime would adventure into Zihua for some great food or cruise the local market bargaining for treasures. Most days the Owner would surprise us with special desserts like homemade icecream. I have travelled a fair bit both in Mexico and abroad and this place is one that I'd not only recommend but plan to visit again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Candiles Inn, an exclusive, intimate boutique, bed and breakfast for adults seeking relaxation,tranquility,and romance, is embraced by verdant tropical jungles and kissed by the sea. Located in the world class resort of Ixtapa, on Mexico's Gold Coast, Casa Candiles Inn lies between the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains and the Pacific Ocean,affording our guests the best of both venues. ... more less