What a fantastic choice for our 2013 holiday! The property is well situated on a hill summit with incredible views of both the ocean and the town of Manzanillo. Picture a growing storm of billowing grey clouds moving in from the north, bolts of lightening seeking distant peaks contrasted with the colorful sunset over the Pacific in shades of blue, purple, orange, pink and red. Watching the New Year's Eve celebration from the Condo Bella Vista balcony we saw basketball sized candle flame powered "balloons" rise above the city glowing softly as they drifted in the breeze. For our family of four adults (parents and two children) the Condo Bella Vista was as much an attraction as the beach, the surrounding communities and the night clubs. It was a comfortable home to return to after a day of exploring or sampling restaurant cuisine. For home cooked meals the kitchen provided a convenience for four people with different tastes in food. The expansive layout of the property allowed privacy and escape when each of us sought solitude.
Owner Jack was professional in his administration of the property and assisted us when asked about some specific logistics. The condominium management were helpful and the woman who cleans the property twice a week knows what clean is!
I do suggest that if guests are arriving by their own car that directions be available from some landmark in Manzanillo to assist finding the property.
If you are concerned about not being located directly on the beach, don't be. There are multiple beach locations to check out depending upon the type of activity you want. Don't miss beach town of Barra de Navidad about 40K north. Laid back and friendly, good food and "bar" kiosks along the walkway. They got surf too! A distinct difference from Manzanillo.
Thanks Jack and Condo Bella Vista for helping us enjoy a wonderful family vacation.