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Mexico, Zihuatanejo El Murmullo

Perched on a peninsula with amazing views across Zihuatanejo Bay

This four bedroom suite is spread over three floors with elevator access and covers an area of 1,022 square metres. Each of the generously proportioned suites has its own terrace and plunge pool. El Murmullo is in the grounds of sister SLH property La Casa Que Canta, so you can make full use of their excellent spa and restaurants. However if you prefer privacy, the library with television, private chef, private pools, outdoor living and dining area make this the perfect retreat. … And then there is that view, making a sundowner on the terrace a must.  more...

Zihuatanejo Bay, and El Murmullo in particular, is all about relaxation, emphasised in no better way than the outdoor space of each suite, with all four having terraces and pools. That being said, Mexico is all about a gathering of friends and family and the villa is perfect for this with its own outdoor dining pavilion and indoor dining room.

As well as the gorgeous weather with the region boasting 340 days of clear skies and sunny days every year, food is another fundamental part of the local culture. Zihuatenejo is a colourful fishing town, so a walk down what is known as the Fishing Passage is highly recommended, where you can see fisherman taking out the catch of the day and the produce makes it from sea to chef to plate in a matter of minutes. You must try fish or shrimp Tiritas, which is seafood usually prepared with green chilli, red onion, coriander and lime juice. In the evening, you might want to top this off with a Mezcalini cocktail – a combination of Mezcal and Martini but with many variations from local bars – some have basil syrup, jalapeño syrup, pretty much all have lime and all are always served with a smile.

If sun and food are key features of the area, then two others have to be sea and sand. The famous beaches have soft sand and transparent waters surrounded by beautiful green hills. If you go to Las Gatas, take a snorkel and mask as there are some excellent spots just off the beach. You can walk to Playa Manzanillo, but far better to hire a boat which your concierge will be happy to arrange. La Ropa is right by your villa, stretches for almost 3 kilometres and with its usual gentle waves, is generally perfect for swimming.

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Sleeps
4 suites / up to 8 people
Price from
USD 23,930 for 7 nights
Open Seasons
All year
  • Family friendly
  • By The Beach
  • Private Pool
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Location



La Ropa beach overlooking
Zihuatanejo Bay. 13 kilometres
from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
International Airport.

Camino Escéncio a Playa La Ropa,
Zihuatenejo 40880,
Mexico.

Recommendations

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  • Best local fine dining restaurant – If you want something close to your villa, try Mar & Cielo restaurant at La Casa Que Canta http://www.lacasaquecanta.com/cuisine.php
  • Best casual restaurant – Bistro del Mar at La Madera beach. Good location right by the beach and a great selection of local specialities including the simple but taste tingling mango tachos http://www.bistrodelmar.com/
  • Best restaurant for lunch – La Terraza restaurant at La Casa Que Canta http://www.lacasaquecanta.com/cuisine.php, good location, excellent food and service.
  • Best patisserie – This area does not really have a strong patisserie tradition, but if you have a sweet tooth then try the fresh fruit non-alcoholic cocktails.
  • Best place for a sundowner – The terrace of your villa with friends and family – great view, great company
  • Best local bar – Bandidos Bar http://www.bandidosdezihua.com/ or Luz de luna Bar at La Casa Que Canta http://www.lacasaquecanta.com/bar.php
  • Best nightclub – This is not really a nighclub sort of a place, but the bars in Zihua often have live music. There are a few more places with dance floors in Ixtapa about 10 kilometres up the coast, but few want to go beyond the lovely relaxed atmosphere of Zihuatanejo Bay.
  • Best place for a picnic – Las Gatas or Manzanillo beach. If you go to Las Gatas, take a snorkel and mask as there are some excellent spots just off the beach. You can walk to Playa Manzanillo, but far better to hire a boat which your concierge will be happy to arrange.
  • Notable local cultural events, festivals or celebrations – Guitar festival – dubbed as ‘Strings, Sand and Sunsets’, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival held in March is well worth a visit http://www.zihuafest.info/venues-schedule/. The fishing in the area is very good and you can charter a boat or if you are really keen watch out for one of the many small fising tournaments.
  • Must see – The conservation efforts to protect the population of sea turtles, particularly Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle but also some Leatherback and Hawksbill, is a feature of the area. Playa Blanca is one of the main areas where the baby turtles are released and is a great thing to watch and support.
  • Must do – Barra de Potosi, for kayak and bird watching, located at the southern end of the vast Playa Larga.
  • Must try – You must try fish or shrimp Tiritas, which is seafood usually prepared with green chilli, red onion, coriander (cilantro) and lime juice. Top this off with a Mezcalini cocktail – a combination of Mezcal and Martini but with many variations from local bars – some have basil syrup, jalapeño syrup and pretty much all have lime
  • Hidden secret – Not hidden, but actually quite the opposite – people watching in Zihuatanejo Bay. Walk along the playa towards the small marina and there are many cafes and boutiques to entice you. Pick your spot and watch the gentle amble of people pass by. From morning to night there is always something to see and do.
  • Best time to visit for the weather – Winter and Spring, December to March
  • Best time to visit to avoid the crowds – September to November

Rooms

Senorita Sonrisa (Junior Suite)
Located on the second floor, offering balcony and private terrace with ocean view, its décor includes a collection of Mexican crafts as well as beautiful objects from contemporary Mexican artists. Facilities included terrace with plunge pool, table, chairs and sun loungers; King Size bed, desk, walk-in dressing room, in-room safe, television, complimentary wireless internet access; bathroom with sink, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes and beach bags. Services also include complimentary refreshment replenished daily, fresh fruit daily, films and iPads on request. Room size: 75 square metres.

Serenata Surena (Junior Suite)
Located on the second floor, offering balcony and private terrace with ocean view, its décor includes a collection of Mexican crafts as well as beautiful objects from contemporary Mexican artists. Facilities included terrace with plunge pool, table, chairs and sun loungers; King Size bed, desk, walk-in dressing room, in-room safe, television, complimentary wireless internet access; bathroom with sink, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes and beach bags. Services also include complimentary refreshment replenished daily, fresh fruit daily, films and iPads on request. Room size: 75 square metres.

Sueno Guajiro (Garden Suite)
Located on the ground floor, this suite is surrounded by the garden, has an ocean view balcony, living area, private terrace with plunge pool, its décor includes a collection of Mexican crafts as well as beautiful objects from contemporary Mexican artists. Facilities included terrace with plunge pool, table, chairs and sun loungers; King Size bed, desk, walk-in dressing room, in-room safe, television, complimentary wireless internet access; bathroom with sink, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes and beach bags. Services also include complimentary refreshment replenished daily, fresh fruit daily, films and iPads on request. Room size: 110 square metres.

Senora Tentacion (Penthouse Suite)
Located in the highest part of the villa, it is the ideal setting to contemplate the majestic Zihuatanejo Bay with its stunning 180 degree views, in an environment of complete privacy. Facilities included terrace with plunge pool, table, chairs and sun loungers; King Size bed, desk, walk-in dressing room, in-room safe, television, complimentary wireless internet access; bathroom with sink, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes and beach bags. Services also include complimentary refreshment replenished daily, fresh fruit daily, films and iPads on request. Room size: 116 square metres.

Services & Facilities

Services

Services

  • Butler service
  • Concierge service
  • Private chef
  • Room service
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding service

Facilities

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Kitchen for professional or guest use
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Private garden
  • Private pool – each suite has one
  • Private terrace