Trip report:La excursion de las cinco abuelas

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Escrito por Patti desde ( el día lunes, 07 de febrero, 2005 a las 15:53:18 horas :

On Jan 26, our plane from MN arrived on time in Zihua.We were greeted with enthusiasm by the passport guy because he saw the stamp from Acapulco in my passport.Lots of smiles,muy biens.Minutes later we were short changed ten dollars for the "big taxi" from the airport.Immediately we decided that Nancy would no longer be the keeper of the "kitty" for our common expenses.
We stayed at Villas San Sebastian for 10 days.We picked this from the info on this web site. We were not disappointed! It is located above La Ropa beach across the street from the dolphin fountain.The bus stop and taxis are right outside the door. and the beach is an easy three block walk down the hill.The villas consist of nine units.We stayed in #2 which was on the third level, with 2bedrooms, 2baths,outdoor kitchen fuuly equipped, large terrace with the most spectacular view of the bay. the sunrises and sunsets began and ended our day with beauty. Many of the residents were repeats, one guy from a cruise ship stopped by just to say hello to Luis Valle Rodriguez the manager. we had daily maid service, they even washed our dishes! Luis and his staff made dinner reservations for us, answered all our questions,and were so helpful and friendly. The grounds are full of flowering shrubs, window boxes. There is a great pool, perfect for water volleyball in the late afternoon with the other guests. We met people from alaska, oregon, canada and new york, and colorado.Some of them were involved in the sailboat events and the fundraising for the indian school on the weekend.Liz Davis, a jewelry maker, brought beads for the school children to make bracelets which would be sold for 100 pesos at one of the sailing events. the kids made over 70 braclets.Another guest bought item at the action at Rick's bar that began the sailing festivities.We certainly bought our share.La Ropa beach is perfect, long ,sandy clear water great for for swiming.Never saw one piece of seaweed.We would camp out each day in front of La Perla.The first day they charged us for the umbrellas but after that we just paid the tab at the end of the day for the drinks and food.The only gringo food I had was a order of fries one day,they were better than home.More later about resturants, excursions.

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