Eden Loreto Mexico - Report

Old Feb 21st, 2000, 08:25 AM
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Eden Loreto Mexico - Report

Well Gang I just got back December 9th to the 16th, 1999

I had a surreal time

This resort can be described as a one-town get away resort. It should not be compared with Cancun or Acapulco.

Basically, this is a golfing resort or a relaxing resort.

As I went the first week of December 9th, the resort was only 50% full. The staff told me some weeks the resort gets party animals and some weeks early golf risers. This often affects the ambiance of the resort. I was allowed to switch rooms as many were empty.

And here are my ratings:

1. Hotel quality - Excellent quality - The hotel was very well run and the staff could not do enough for you. Particularly: The food was one of the best that I ever had at an all-inclusive resort. The specialty restaraunts: Italian and Mexican were outstanding. The service was superb.

The staff went out of the way to make you feel comfortable. The animation staff were always offering activities for you to do during the day.

As a veteran of 5 all-inclusives I was pleased with the hotel. The hot showers worked. And you had nmore towels then you needed.

Also, the staff were very generous with the premium licqour.

2. Golfing - I was told a good course. Not too crowded. One can get a caddy for $25 US I think - but this was not required. There is a free shuttle bus every half hour to the course.

3. Scenic - The hotel is in a lovely mountainous / desert region.

4. Scuba diving - A nice selection of dives. The water is plankton rich and supports a diverse marine life.

5. Loreto - a charming little town with no substantial poverty. One could walk through the town in 15 minutes. There was no significant shopping to mention. One historic church. One had to rent a cab $9 one way to reach the town or join an escorted tour to get to the town. Apparently there is one excellent seafood restaraunt.

6. Beach - Rather basic. A brown pebbly sand beach. (OK: I've seen substantially better). The hotel swimming pools were quite well kept up.

7. temperature. During the day it reached at most 78Farenheit. During the night it dipped top 62F. This was in December. But happily there was no rain.

8. There is a secluded area for clothing optional sunbathing and the hot tub was clothing optional also. The bar service at the clothing optional hotel leaves when you leave and is particularly noteworthy.

9. Other water sports- The deep sea fishing and availability of water sports like kayaking is another added bonus to this resort.

PS At any of the bars, ask to try a "Cookaracha": a warm shot of a few licqours that packs quite a blast.

10. Cash

ATM - There is one ATM/Bank in town

The bank in town is open Mexican hours - ie a siesta and not on Sundays

The ATM and bank will only dispense Mexican pesos

According to locals the ATM: Sometimes it works/ sometimes it does not - you have a 50-50 chance

You will have to take a cab to town $9 US each way

The resort will give you a cash advance in Mexican pesos for credit cards (I dont know for interac). Reasonable limit ~ $100 a day

The resort also changes travellers cheques into Mexican pesos.

The resort charges a nominal fee for this service (3% I think)

There is a safety deposit box at the hotel - you have to give them you credit card as a deposit

I always recommend a safety deposit box while travelling

If you loose the key - will cost $100 US to replace

This resort is a surreal restful vacation. If you need to refocus your vibes in the desert, and escape a stressful existence: this is the place to go.

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions


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