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“The location is in front of the Mermejita...”
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El copal
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Mazunte
2 reviews
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“The location is in front of the Mermejita...”
Reviewed 3 July 2010

The location is in front of the Mermejita Beach, near of Mazunte, Zipolite and Ventanilla Beach in wich 7 of the 8 spices of sea turtles arrive to make their nests. I did love my 2 weeks there. The place it's wounderfull, you never are going to regret. Things they you have to know, they have dry toilest which it don't use wather, the shawer it's just perfect, you can do it the old Mexican way( which consist in fill a litle tub and pour wather whit a half coconut ) or whit regular shawer. The cabins have a fan and mosquito net and also give you mosquito repellent that it's made in the comunity call Mazunte.

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Reviewed 19 April 2010

I stayed at El Copal with my partner and friends for 4 nights and 5 days. I highly recommend it: food is fresh and fantastic, much better than other places we ate in Mazunte and down the coast. Bedrooms are clean and a hammock and table means we could hang out there if we wanted, though we spent most of our time on the terrace, lounging on sofas and watching the waves below. If you like birds, you can see pelicans, hawks and vultures from the terrace - amazing! The owners and staff were really friendly and helpful. This is much more than a hotel, its a way to share in Carl and Nadia's vision of free trade and eco- responsible tourism.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

We found that piece of paradise on our way to see the stunning sunset at La Punta Cometa, the southernmost point of Oaxaca.
Everything from the cabanas, home cooked meals, desert beach nearby, was a delight.
Owners are friendly and gracious people.
Breakfasts are relatively expensive for what you get but are worth the try.
If you have chance go and try the little Café at la Posada del Arquitecto on the next beach down south. Best espresso coffee, adventurous guacamole and all kinds of fresh fruits smoothies at a very cheap price.
Nous reviendrons!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2010

The most extraordinary place to stay if you're looking for a quiet and romantic spot. Leave your computer and cell phone behind and just relax and enjoy the sound of the sea crashing against the beach. On top of everything, excellent service from the owners & amazing food.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Mexico City
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Reviewed 7 January 2010

We loved El Copal, we loved everything about it.
The reason why I picked this place was because of its environmentally friendliness (solar energy, composting toilets, local materials, etc), but we were very surprised as soon as we got there.

Our cabaña had a lovely view to the ocean, where we actually saw whales one morning. The rooms are clean, comfortable and very private. And the open air shower is pretty cool.
We also liked that the hotel is not situated _in_ the little town of Mazunte, which means that you're at once removed from the bustle and yet it's only a short walk to go into town.
The thing we loved the most about El Copal, though? The food and the staff. Their chef is a member of Slow Food and he plans the menu for each night, all really delicious. It's a fixed menu, but you can tell them your preferences (in our case vegetarian).
We just loved it, we want to go back every year.
Nadia, Karl and Lucía, thanks for a wonderful stay!

P.S. Bring cash, no credit card terminals at El Copal and no atms at Mazunte

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Pena
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Reviewed 9 December 2009

For Thanksgiving my in laws, all 18 of them, and I went to El Copal. At first I was a little uneasy with the whole eco-friendly hotel idea since I have small children. As we arrived, all my fears were put to rest. What a beautiful place. The hotel itself is perfectly done and decorated in a simple yet traditional manner. I have never liked the mega hotel type of vacations and if that is what you are looking for, El Copal is not for you. If you are looking for a clean and refreshing vacation, with good food, many alternate daily outings, sprinkled with adventure and healthy fun, than this is paradise for you, your frineds and family! The young couple that own the hotel went above and beyond our expectations with a romantic bonfire on the beach, delicious meals, pre-trip advice and an ever-ready smile that demonstrated their passion and commitment to El Copal and its guests. As for the "Eco-friendlyness" of the hotel, it was good to see that you can have a good time while saving the planet and slightly feeling the difference. I highly recommend El Copal!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2009

Here you can learn that not everything you are used to in a hotel is really necessary. Although some tricky to get there, once you arrive you will immediatly feel the relaxation this place brings. From the nicely appointed rooms (palapas) with amazing views, to the very good food offered you will not miss the aircondition and other commodities that are taken for given in other beach hotels.
Be prepared to relax and enjoy a unique experience.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: El copal
Address: Calle de Panteon S/N | Playa Mermejita, Mazunte, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Mazunte
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Mazunte
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — El copal 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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El Copal Mazunte, Mexico - Oaxaca

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