VILLA VENTANA DEL MAR (visit our facebook page)
Enjoy a very private 3 bedroom vacation house overlooking exotic Zihuatanejo Bay in the gated community of Cerro del Vigia.
The top floor is an expansive open-air living area with a large sofa, dining table for 8, bar and full kitchen. The refrigerator produces purified ice and drinking water.
The dipping pool is perfect for cooling off and taking in the view. There is a powder room on the top floor which is equipped with a small safe. The washer and dryer are located one floor below the open-air living area.
Each bedroom has it own private bath which includes a large shower with a soothing rain shower head. If that is not tempting enough, the shower also has a spectacular view of the bay. Rooms are equipped with an I-pod stereo, HDTV and a small refrigerator and sink. All rooms have a comfortable king size bed and a twin bed/sofa. Each room has air conditioning and ceiling fans. Internet service is available at the business center within the community.
Visit this link to see a video of the house: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydqT3qZCbI0
CERRO DEL VIGIA AMENITIES
Cerro del Vigia has created a beautiful church on the top of the hill. Designed by one of the areas most prominent architects the church overlooks the bay, ocean and mountains with plenty of room and view for a post wedding party. It is a perfect setting for your wedding.
The church building is also the ideal setting those who are seeking a more profound experience and inner peace, or in need of a place to meditate and to unwind. This is truly a sanctuary for the soul.
Enjoy a tennis match or a game of paddle tennis well past the sunset, in the illuminated courts with premium synthetic turf.
Nearby via, a 10 to 15 minute walk or a 5 minute drive, is Playa la Ropa where one can enjoy fun little waves, para sailing, banana boat rides, wave runners, sailboats, skiing, wake boarding, and the popular sport of sitting on the beach with a cool drink while working on a tan! Also nearby is Las Gatas, a stunningly beautiful beach, accessible only by boat or walking. Excellent for snorkeling, swimming, surfing, or just plain relaxation.
Southern Mexico hosts some of the best waves in the world many within an hours drive from Villa Ventana del Mar. Explore on your own or contact a local surf guide and surf un-crowded warm water waves.
Visit this link to view a video of a local surf spot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6lVm7NWBuw
Enjoy unspoiled fishing in southern Mexico waters. Guides abound providing offshore and inshore trips for the serious angler as well as the beginner.http://www.fintastic.com/ixtapasportfishing/index.htm
June through December, you can be a turtle midwife on Playa La Ropa, helping protect endangered sea turtle eggs from predators. And you get to release the hatched babies into the sea. Also along La Ropa discover the crocodiles in the nearby lagoon and herons nesting in the mangrove canopy.
Southern Mexican food is a treat at all levels, from the street vendors to the four star restaurants all of which are available in Zihuatanejo. Within a 5 minute walk of Villa Ventana del Mar, is the five star Amuleto Restaurant (http://www.amuleto.net/).
Enjoy the Paseo del Pescador along Playa Principal. Fishermen tend to their wooden boats as their freshly caught snapper and tuna are snatched up by home cooks or restaurateurs.
Thursdays, people eat pozole, the tasty hominy stew garnished with chiles, tortillas, and limes, and sometimes served with shots of mescal.
At Villa Ventana del Mar, with its full kitchen, a cook can be available for hire and one can stay at home and enjoy a private evening or, you can "do it yourself." Whatever the choice you will enjoy the delicious mixtures and flavors of fresh food and vegetables; a true culinary delight. In town, "Commercial" is the good place for grocery shopping. It's a mixture of a grocery store and department store. Commerical is an excellent place to stock up on food and beverages.
The town of Zihuatanejo has all the flavor of old Mexico that one could ask for. There is plenty of shopping and dining options in town ranging from inexpensive to pricey. A visit to the basketball courts in town is a must. It's a great place to a watch some games or other local festivities. A boat ride around the bay and exploring the ocean waters outside the bay is a fun option.
Folk traditions abound at the crafts market, where bargaining is a must—for silver from Taxco, ceramics, wooden masks, and other art.
Near the town plaza, don't miss the small archaeological museum, and enjoy the the pre-Colombian collection.
Nearby Ixtapa is a area known for the spring break excitement with abundant famous and not-so-famous, clubs, bars and restaurants.
Four miles north of Zihuatanejo is Ixtapa, the made-for-tourism town with a high rise-hotel skyline and American-style malls. A few reasons to head there include two golf courses and an outdoor saltwater pool where you can swim with dolphins, who kiss you and pull you with their flippers. From the Ixtapa area beach Playa Linda, you can kayak (take a water taxi if you're lazing) over to delightful Isla Ixtapa. It has three beaches, where you can swim, snorkel, or nurse a long lunch under a palapa.
Cerro del Vigia is a gated gated community with 24-hour security including patrolling security guards who, are very vigilant.
THINK GREEN–LIVE GREEN
Cerro del Vigia also takes pride in being a green development. Indigenous plant and animal species are protected and preservation of habitat is strictly controlled. The development has four sophisticated water treatment facilities discharging clean water. During the building process of Villa Ventana del Mar, a free trade construction zone provided all benefits to the workers including health and retirement.
For more information in regards to the development, view the Cerro del Vigia site at: http://www.cerrodelvigia.com/
Here is a link to a short promo movie provided by the development: http://www.cerrodelvigia.com/virtualtour2.html
Consider Villa Ventana del Mar for your next vacation and enjoy all that Southern Mexico has to offer.
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