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“Amazing views and staff!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Posada Arigalan

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Hotel Posada Arigalan
Ranked #3 of 14 Mazunte B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing views and staff!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Amazing hotel. Definitely enjoyed our stay here and will be coming back again in the near future. Conveniently located right between both beaches with breathtaking views of the ocean from the rooms. Make it a habit to get up and watch the sun rise- you wont be disappointed! Even did some whale watching from the hammocks. Rose was very helpful and accommodating and definitely made the stay worth while. Cant wait to come again!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank erinjosephy10
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

Rose is the heart of Posada Arigalan, caring, helpful, and dedicated to make your stay comfortable. If you are looking to escape from normal tourist traps, enjoy nature, quietness, and a perfect view of the ocean, this is the place. Very comfortable and simple setting with the joy of a small bathing pool to cool down from the humid hot weather of August.

Room Tip: If you visit in summer, make sure you have a cooling down pool.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roberto K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

Our family recently stayed at hotel Ariglan for several weeks and even after the hurricane Carlotta's devastating wrath in the area, it was inviting, comfortable and so enjoyable. We met many lovely people from all over and of course Rose is the perfect hostess! She is so knowledgable and helpful and gives so much of herself that we fell in love with all aspects of this paradise she calls home! Thanks for sharing Rose and we will come back again!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lalallll
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chicago, il
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

I would recommend POSADA ARIGALAN to travelers who are looking for a bit more comfort than backpacker accomodation and are willing to spend a bit more but would still like to stay within a moderate budget. Arigalan is your basic, modest but nice, small, Mexican hotel type of place- but the AC, terraces, large room size, refrigerator, lock box for valuables all added greatly to our comfort. Staff were nice. It was on the same hilltop as Casa Pan de Miel and Zoa and presumably shares the same view but is the most economical of the three.
We reserved for the basic king room with AC, but were moved (upgraded) to the suite with large terrace due to construction of more accomodations going on at the property. We never heard any noise, glad to say.
Firstly, considering how ungodly hot it was in this area in May (and all months but May is one of the worst), I am so glad we chose Posada Arigalan for the air conditioning! I'm a hot climate loving person but sleeping in AC was a godsend in Mazunte!
Secondly, the views are every bit as great as stated!
Tips:
*Be careful on the uneven steep stairs leading down from the hotel to SA beach!
*Bring bug spray, especially if you want to enjoy your terrace in the evening.
*If you're on San Agustinillo beach, one of the best of the beach restaurants is Mexico Que Lindo y Que Rico (an Arigalan staff recommendation). You can get good breakfast lunch or dinner there. We tried several restaurants in Mazunte and SA (it is fairly easy walk to everything) and overall I was rather disappointed in the area restaurants compared to Huatulco and other places on Pacific coast (excepting Que Rico y Que Lindo).
*I would recommend Mazunte/San Agustinillo to young travelers who are looking for a good backpacker/international scene, or to somewhat adventurous middle aged travelers who like laid back, quiet beach destinations.
*I would recommend these beaches to folks who are comfortable with somewhat strong waves.
*We thought San Agustinillo a prettier more quiet beach, but it is more of a beach than a town. The restaurants (all right on the beach) tended to close at 6PM (cause low season?) so it was necessary to go to Mazunte for dinner, which is a little more of a town and more happening. So we tended to hang at SA all day(at Que Rico), and Mazunte in evening.
*Bring whatever cash you will need as it is a pain and a waste of money to cab it to Pochutla to nearest ATM.

I would definately like to return to the area some day and choose Posada Arigalan for my stay. I think i would ideally stay part of the time in Huatulco for the tastier food and variety of beaches, and part of the time in Mazunte/SA for the get away from it all feel.

Room Tip: Consider springing for the King suite- room was spacious and terrace huge. Definately get a room wi...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank pairofloafers
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Buffalo, New York
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90 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

I really liked Posada Arigalan. The room I had was thoughtfully designed to provide comfort and style in a simple way that doesn't detract or make you forget about the place you came to visit. It had a small porch with two wooden chairs and a table, a full-sized bed, wooden drawers, cement shelves and mirrors. The shower, sink and toilet are separated from the rest of the room by a small wall that provides just enough privacy and doesn't make the room look too small.

I noticed too that the room is designed to have good cross-ventilation, however, there was no breeze! The room was not as hot as it was outside, but you would think that you would have a great breeze on such a great location at the top of a hill overlooking the ocean. I assume the overwhelming heat in Mazunte that day was the result of the hurricane that passed only 10 days earlier, which destroyed most of the vegetation and thatch roofs on site and the rest of the area. Maybe when things get back to normal, it will be as airy as I suspect it should have been. At least, the owner and her staff were definitely working hard to clean and repair the grounds.

Anyway, service was good and friendly; and location-wise, it was an easy walk into town. I would definitely consider staying here again if I return to Mazunte.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ana H
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Dallas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

Posada Arigalan has been such a haven for me over the years, with it's breathtaking views, clean rooms, friendly staff and great location. And her yoga space overlooking the Pacific is the perfect place to practice yoga each morning with its continuous, gentle sea breeze. The hotel's charm and character are unlike any other posada in Mazunte - mostly thanks to the warm-hearted owner, Rose. Rose and her staff are tireless in their efforts to ensure a pleasant experience for each and every guest. If I return to Mazunte in the near future, it will be mainly to visit my Pacific paradise, Arigalan.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank singingsquirrel712
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

I stayed at Rose's, Posada Arigalan, last year for a month. At night, I fell asleep to the waves and in the morning I awoke to see the sunrise over the ocean. Every room has a spectacular view. I stayed in one of the affordable cabins as I was taking a month long course at nearby Agama, which is a five minute walk. Over my cabana, there was a beautiful covered roof deck with hammocks. It was a peaceful place to do yoga or read or chat. The beach is a short walk away. And the staff were attentive and lovely and friendly. I felt safe and cared for :) Thank you to Rose and Marcela and Estaban my stay in Mazunte was absolutely fabulous. THANK YOU!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank lasulo
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Property: Hotel Posada Arigalan
Address: Cerrada del Museo de La Tortuga, Mazunte 70700, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Mazunte
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mazunte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arigalan is located in Mazunte located on the southern most tip of Oaxaca, Mexico. 3 suites and 4 mid size rooms 1 apartment 1 family room and 3 cozy cabana to pick from, Arigalan sits high between two beautiful beaches Playla Mazunte and Playa San Agustinillo with spectacular views of Playa San Agustinillo. Here you will enjoy total peace and tranquility. The local population is descended from the Zipotec Indians of ancient times. This dialect can be heard spoken by local residents. ... more   less 
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Hotel Posada Arigalan Mazunte, Mexico - Oaxaca

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