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My advice is not to go for the Easter holiday.

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Or for at least two to three weeks after the Easter holiday. It takes that long for the locals to get the beaches clean again.

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We are at the beach now in a place called Playa Grande Condos just outside of Cihuatlan, Jalisco.  No noise, no trash, no crowds, just perfect conditions every day.  We've been coming here for years.  Costs under a thousand to rent a 2BR condo for a week.  Check out goplaygrande.com for more information.  This is a serious get away from it all vacation spot.  We have to go this week because that is when our Oaxaca college students are out for spring break.

 

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3 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

We are at the beach now in a place called Playa Grande Condos just outside of Cihuatlan, Jalisco.  No noise, no trash, no crowds, just perfect conditions every day.  We've been coming here for years.  Costs under a thousand to rent a 2BR condo for a week.  Check out goplaygrande.com for more information.  This is a serious get away from it all vacation spot.  We have to go this week because that is when our Oaxaca college students are out for spring break.

 

Do you drive there? Not all inclusive is it? 

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Agree about all inclusives. Way too many folks worried about "Getting their money's worth". Stampedes at the restaurants and the bars, no thanks. Towels placed on pool chairs at 6 AM for an afternoon visit and intoxicated people everywhere since it's "included" and already paid for.

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2 hours ago, happyjillin said:

Are there oyster vendors on the beach and if so can you have your drinks served there?

None of the above.  We were out on the beach this morning.  Maybe 4 other people as far as one could see in either direction.

There is one condo here, period, the one we are staying in.  63 units.  Otherwise a few obviously pricey houses and a lot of open beach front.  \

Restaurants in Barra de Navidad, 30 minutes north or at Hotel Isla Navidad, 15 minutes, fancy and pricey.  

As I wrote, this is a serious get away from it all and almost everyone beach vacation.

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On 3/29/2021 at 11:28 AM, Mainecoons said:

None of the above.  We were out on the beach this morning.  Maybe 4 other people as far as one could see in either direction.

There is one condo here, period, the one we are staying in.  63 units.  Otherwise a few obviously pricey houses and a lot of open beach front.  \

Restaurants in Barra de Navidad, 30 minutes north or at Hotel Isla Navidad, 15 minutes, fancy and pricey.  

As I wrote, this is a serious get away from it all and almost everyone beach vacation.

 

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No one bedroom units.

Supposedly there is one restaurant a couple minutes up the beach, we are going to check it out today.  Otherwise you go to Melaque/Barra, 20 minutes.  This place is in the boonies I am not exaggerating.

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Last year I did extensive research on Mexican friendly small hotels in Michoacan south of Manzanillo and within about a 5 hr. drive because we were going to cab it. I have an extensive file.

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On 3/31/2021 at 10:20 AM, gringal said:

"In the boonies" sounds like a fine place for family getaways...for more than two people.

Not a lot of families at Playa Grande.  They seem to prefer the busier places in that area.  Also these condos aren't really big enough for large families, most are 2BR.  

To answer your question about restaurants, there are restaurants in Colimilla and they were open this weekend.  15 minutes.  Also the Gran Hotel Isla Navidad, several restaurants, elegant but not cheap.  Also 15 minutes.  20 minutes to Barra de Navidad, lots of restaurants.

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the place is.... CANCUN... :)

 

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1 hour ago, virgo lady said:

Yep, just ask anyone from Texas, great place to go during a power outage too.    🤣🤣

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On 4/4/2021 at 9:00 AM, Mainecoons said:

Also these condos aren't really big enough for large families, most are 2BR.  

Seriously? In my experience, the average Mexican doesn't have the same concept of adequate personal space or privacy that Americans or Canadians do. The more the merrier. A friend of mine found that his vacation rental home, that sleeps 6, and was booked for 6, had 17 people staying in it. They'll sleep 5 to a bed or just in a bedroll on the floor.

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