Ixtapa - Our Home Away from Home
We got back a week ago from paradise in Ixtapa (it truly is paradise)! This was our 6th vacation to Ixtapa, however, just our 1st time staying in a condo. Andrew and Joanne's 2 bedroom condo was perfect for us, as we brought our family with us this year. The Bay View Grand Residential was a perfect location for us to visit the Ixtapa restaurants and shops. We loved the entire BVG complex - the pools were gorgeous, and the restaurant by the pool was exceptional and very reasonably priced. The condo itself was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. The terrace is lovely and we spent most of our mornings drinking coffee there (overlooking the pools and the ocean). The condo is on the north side of the building so is perfect for sunsets and was quieter than the south side of the building. One morning we went for our usual walk on the beach and saw a baby sea turtle making it's way to the ocean. We couldn't believe it - something we're definitely not going to see in Michigan!
We love to snorkel so we always spend time at Las Gatas Beach in Zihuatanejo. It's an easy bus or taxi ride to the Zihuatanejo pier and a water taxi to Las Gatas Beach. Once we arrive we always go to El Arrecife restaurant to see Jose whom we have gotten to know over the years. He always provides the best service and the best grilled fish we have ever eaten. Two of our other favorite restaurants in Zihuatanejo are El Mare and Coconuts. The food and ambiance are spectacular. In Ixtapa, we love going to Emilio's (wonderful pizza and salads) and Momma Norma and Deborah's is good for any meal of the day.
The people from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo are so friendly and helpful. We always want to learn more Spanish before we go, however, if we don't, we never have a language barrier. There are so many people who speak English that it is always easy to communicate.
We only stayed in Ixtapa for a week this year so we were quite sad when we had to leave, but we are retired now and plan to spend the month of February next year in Andrew and Joanne's one bedroom condo at the Bay View Grand Marina. We can't wait!!
Thank you Andrew and Joanne for sharing your piece of paradise with us!
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Owner's Response: Bill, Sue,
What a great review! It is always nice to hear that we are not the only one's who love the people, culture and food in Ixtapa and Zihua. It is truly a remarkable place in the world not just for its natural beauty but also the people. Thanks for writing it so eloquently.
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