Precosia O La Villa Luz

by ZihuaRx @, Tuesday, January 02, 2018, 22:00 (263 days ago)

Hi everyone. I realize it's late, but friends of ours just landed some less expensive flights to Zih. I bet both places are great, but for two people about to experience their first time in Zih (this Friday) would one place be better than the other. Gracias in advance. Once again Rob, thanks for this board.

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by EsBrian, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 10:04 (263 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

Villa Luz looks really nice, but Preciosa has one of the best views of the bay IMHO.

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by ZihuaRx @, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 14:37 (262 days ago) @ EsBrian

Thanks. How much of a walk is it up from La Ropa? I guess it is straight up from Patty's?

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by EsBrian, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 18:00 (262 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

Yeah, just up past the dolphins, turn left and up to the top of the hill. Less than 5 minutes, depending on how much you want to sweat!

The Catalina Hotel is right across the street. Sometimes we cheat and get a beer there so we can use their stairs. :-D

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by Pam in NJ ⌂ @, Morristown, NJ, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 15:47 (262 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

I have twice stayed at La Villa Luz. The villa is stunning and is in a great location, close to playa la ropa (entrance at Paty's & La Cantinita) The only downside I have is that since the house was originally built as a private residence, the rooms are on the smaller side. To get to the pool, you must navigate a somewhat narrow spiral staircase.

I have walked past Preciosa countless times - - although the views are probably amazing - - you've got to get up that hill first!!!

It really depends on what they want. View or easy access.

Good Luck!!

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by ZihuaRx @, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 17:37 (262 days ago) @ Pam in NJ

Thanks Pam. It is really appreciated.

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by connie, Wednesday, January 03, 2018, 22:30 (262 days ago) @ Pam in NJ

I am beginning to have mobility problems. I know Preciosa has an elevator. Can anyone tell me how far, if arriving by car or taxi, one has to walk to get to the elevator? Thanks.

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by Lalo @, Thursday, January 04, 2018, 02:51 (262 days ago) @ connie

At Preciosa there is a very steep driveway up to the parking lot. Once there you will need to climb a small set of stairs ( maybe six or seven stairs ) to get to the pool level where the elevator is. Then it is about a 15 meter walk to the elevator.

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by connie, Thursday, January 04, 2018, 15:55 (261 days ago) @ Lalo

Thanks, Lalo. We love where we are staying now, but it is 3 flights of stairs to our room. I've looked at Preciosa for a couple of years now, knowing the elevator was going to become a necessity in time.

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by opalnoir, Friday, January 05, 2018, 22:25 (260 days ago) @ connie

There's no comparison. The Preciosa has large terraces and usually 3 bedrooms with lots of space with fabulous views.
There are about 10 steps from where you are dropped in a car or taxi to the elevator.