Ruins of old house or hotel on walk to Las Gatas

by Mikey, Friday, December 28, 2018, 15:59 (237 days ago)

I would like to hear the story of this building that has been ruins for years. It’s at the base of the hill as you walk the path towards Las Gatas from Playa La Ropa. I’ve walked up the first 4 flights of steps to where the narrow gauge tracks end. Clearly this was the means of getting supplies, and maybe people, in and out of the place.

Was it once a hotel called something del Rey? Do any photos exist? And how did it come to be in its present state? When was its heyday? It was probably rather grand in its day.

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Capricho del Rey

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, December 28, 2018, 18:30 (237 days ago) @ Mikey

Wouldn't you know that question's been asked here a time or two. I only had drinks there once or twice about 44 years ago when it first opened. Here's probably the best version of the Capricho del Rey's history.

Re: Capricho del Rey - Laura 11:10:19 04/05/2007

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Capricho del Rey

by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Friday, December 28, 2018, 20:21 (237 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Did she write more? The 2nd installment says to be continued and the actual demise seems to be missing.

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Capricho del Rey

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, December 28, 2018, 20:50 (237 days ago) @ allen

Did she write more? The 2nd installment says to be continued and the actual demise seems to be missing.

Re: Capricho del Rey...from Laura - Laura 04:21:57 04/14/2007

Capricho del Rey

by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Friday, December 28, 2018, 20:55 (237 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Link does not seem to work.

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Capricho del Rey

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, December 28, 2018, 21:17 (237 days ago) @ allen

Link does not seem to work.

Please try again, Allen.

Capricho del Rey

by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Friday, December 28, 2018, 21:21 (237 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks, that worked. Still says more to come though.

Capricho del Rey

by Julian, Saturday, December 29, 2018, 10:35 (237 days ago) @ allen

Fascinating story . Laura is an amazing story teller . I’m sure she’s crazy busy this time of year but I’d love to hear more . I’d love for her to write a book someday on her own adventures . She’s an amazing person .

Capricho del Rey

by Mikey, Tuesday, January 01, 2019, 21:13 (233 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thank you to everyone who responded to my original message. I bought Alice Adams book today on Amazon.

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Ruins of old house or hotel on walk to Las Gatas

by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Saturday, December 29, 2018, 10:16 (237 days ago) @ Mikey

There is a book titled “Mexico: some travels and travelers there” by Alice Adams. It’s available used through Amazon and our library has it. She has a very good account of the the building and the story of the owner. Well worth the read.

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Ruins of old house or hotel on walk to Las Gatas

by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Monday, December 31, 2018, 12:30 (235 days ago) @ Fran

IIRC, the story is mentioned in Owen's book as well.

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IIRC?

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, December 31, 2018, 13:02 (234 days ago) @ Curly!

IIRC, the story is mentioned in Owen's book as well.

Never seen that abbreviation before, but I'm gonna guess it stands for "If I Recall Correctly". Am I close? Something they teach in Texting 101?
:bluesbros:

IIRC?

by Altona Stu @, Altona, Manitoba, Monday, December 31, 2018, 13:08 (234 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yes.

IIRC?

by Mikey, Tuesday, January 01, 2019, 09:25 (234 days ago) @ Altona Stu

Altona? Really? I grew up in Beausejour! Left in 1968 never to return.

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by Altona Stu @, Altona, Manitoba, Tuesday, January 01, 2019, 10:42 (234 days ago) @ Mikey

Yes, really! At least part of the time.

IIRC?

by HolyMole, Monday, December 31, 2018, 13:15 (234 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

IIRC, the story is mentioned in Owen's book as well.


Never seen that abbreviation before, but I'm gonna guess it stands for "If I Recall Correctly". Am I close? Something they teach in Texting 101?
:bluesbros:

Shades of KR/Average Joe ?

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Ruins of old house or hotel on walk to Las Gatas

by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Monday, December 31, 2018, 18:36 (234 days ago) @ Curly!

The chapters Alice Adams gives to Zihuatanejo are just such a wonderful slice of time. Not all glossy pretty (for sure) but very good. She stopped coming to Zihuatanejo in about 1988. So she is writing about a certain time. And if you are a Catalina person, especially an old time Catalina person, it’s delicious. Just saying, Catalina people. I enjoy reading rereading it when I am lonesome.

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Ruins of old house or hotel on walk to Las Gatas

by seattlejim, Tuesday, January 08, 2019, 17:43 (226 days ago) @ Fran

Thank you for posting this story, I would truly appreciate anyone that may have picked up some of the old stories around the Sotavento from the days when a few famous and infamous folks would hang out and the wild parties they had. I also always wondered what happened to all of the photos that adorned the walls of that place we enjoyed looking at them (I sure hope someone has them in a safe place and will publish them at some point). If those walls could speak I am sure we would all pull up a chair and listen. I miss that place terribly, thank god the Catalina has some of the old staff and those memories for now we continue to enjoy and truly appreciate..

Many thanks to this post..cheers