Submitted: March 4, 2008
Stayed: February 2008
We rented the Bungalow during the week of February 16th to the 23rd, 2008. Although we were so busy sight seeing that we didn't have much time to spend at the bungalow, we thorougly enjoyed it. From the lush grounds to the heated pool and most of all Hilda the cook. She was fantastic in preparing traditional Mexican breakfasts, and just a sweet as she could be. Although she only speaks mostly Spanish, and our Spanish is very limited, with the aid of a dictionary we managed quite well. If you are there for breakfast, ask her to make you Sopes. Not to be confused with Sopa which is Soup. Pronounced "sopay" they are wonderful. We only wish we would have been able to enjoy her lunches and dinners. There was just too much to see and do that we didn't have time to be at the bungalow through the day.
Our youngest daughter is living in Cuernavaca and is teaching at the Universidad Internacional. The bungalow was in good proximity to her home near the University.
If you go to Cuernavaca, look up Alfredo. He is an English speaking tour guide and can be found almost any day at the Palacio de Cortez on the Zocolo. He is a great person and a good friend. Has been the tour guide for the Stars of Hollywood. Quite an interesting fellow. He will take you to all of the local attractions
If you have never been to Cuernavaca, you will enjoy the people there. They are wonderful, friendly people. Just open your heart to them and they will do the same. They welcome you as if you were family. A wonderful place to visit with year round temps in the 80's. Plenty of places to see and lots to do. You really need at least two weeks to take it all in. Go and visit the Barancas in Cuernavaca, the Palacio de Cortez, the Xochicalco ruins and on the way back enjoy lunch at Cortez's Summer palace. Taxco for silver, take a 3 hour excursion to the ruins north of Mexico City, at Teotihuacan. Stroll the Zocolo and on Tuesday evenings listen to the Salsa music and watch the dancers. Go to Tres de Mayo for ceramics. Las Manianitas and La India Bonita are fantastic restaurants.
The bungalow although advertised as 1 1/2 baths, also includes a sink in each bedroom. We took our daughter and her husband with us, so the extra sinks came in handy. The rooms are large and each has a private balcony and tons of closet space.
This was our second trip to the city and we always love it. Don't miss out on this beautiful place.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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