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Pariaso Del Mar is wonderful! Love this property. We have been to El Magote several times and enjoy the water taxi and all of the employees at Pariaso Del Mar very much. They cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable. They are friendly and seem to enjoy their jobs.
Some issues with the condo....We were never contacted by the property manager until we emailed her the day before we were to arrive. She gave us the code but told us she would be out of town. No check in process really.
The sheets were so old they were pilled and coarse. They really need to be replaced! 1 roll of toilet paper in each bathroom. No extras left. I have never stayed at a property where I had to purchase toilet paper. Half the remotes had no batteries and various light bulbs were out. Sorry not buying light bulbs or batteries. :( We enjoyed the place but did not feel that the condo had been prepared adequately for our arrival. Clean just not checked thoroughly.
Rooms were very nicely decorated. If you are traveling with small children, there were many toys and such.
The place was great, befs comfy, highly recommended staying here!
unit I will give an overview of the resort and this particular unit as well as some pros and cons.
The facility is very nice and was quite empty during our visit. People said that it was at the beginning of the high season and would get quite busy. They are in the midst of building several of the units, so construction noise and lots of dust was always there during the day. The restaurant was very good and reasonable, and all staff members were extremely nice and helpful. Although there is no official office, the sales office was reasonably helpful and allowed us to use the phone and print out return boarding passes.
The facility has been there for over 10 years and shows it in some places. Owners we talked to from the condos and the casitas said that it has changed ownership three times due to financial issues and they hoped this current one would last. We did use the bicycles several times to ride around the area and it is a great addition. Unfortunately due to the beach environment, they are rusted in some places making adjustment for the seat and handlebars impossible. A little maintenance would go a long way, to help this.
When we arrived at the airport and asked a taxi to take us there they had never heard of the resort, even though it is the only one on El Magote (peninsula) and clearly visible form everywhere on the Malecon in La Paz. It made no sense to us. Getting groceries is a bit of a hassle, even though they have a very, very small store at the resort, you have to get it to the boat dock and transfer it over to El Magote then van it over to your condo. I would think future plans should include a small market. The dive operators did pick us up at the resort dock, which made things way more convenient.
Although I did not have time to play golf, it looked very nice and playable with at this time of year very few people playing. The beach on the bay side is really not a white sandy beach nor particularly clear water. This is also where the whale sharks are and can be seen from a high vantage point. The other side closest to La Paz is more mangroves.
We did scuba dive and snorkel a couple of days and found it somewhat underwhelming. Visibility was moderate at best and coral pretty sparse. There were reasonable numbers of fish, but little variety. Whale sharks were the big draw and well worth the effort
The unit itself was in I think the best location in the center of the complex and on the ground floor, so getting in and out to the pool and resta