La Casa Que Canta – Adults only
What We Love
- The large infinity pool, with peerless ocean views
- A Clarins spa featuring novel Mexican-inspired treatments
- Dining al fresco and under the stars
- The huge selection of tequilas in the lounge bar
What To Know
- The resort is adults-only (guests must be 16 or over)
- Reservations are recommended for the spa
- The hotel reserves the right to turn down large groups like bachelor and bachelorette parties
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Stay in whitewashed rooms featuring Mexican handicrafts and wooden shuttered doors that open onto the bay, or upgrade to one of 11 Pool Suites, each offering a plunge pool-with-a-view. The hotel also offers private residences that include a staff and personal chef. On-site diversions include Mexican cooking classes with chef Antonio, a fitness center in a tranquil garden setting and shopping for regional Mexican arts and crafts at the boutique. In the Clarins Spa, meanwhile, experience a menu that features Mexican treatments like the “Nopal anti-cellulite wrap,” using aloe from the agave plant to soothe and tone.
In the Area
Zihuatanejo is known for its deep sea fishing, and several operators can arrange a day out on the water: Ixtapa Sport Fishing can help you bag Marlin, tuna, sailfish, in season. If simply admiring marine life is more your speed, sign up with Carlos Scuba on Las Gatas beach, for an underwater adventure. Back on dry land, hit the Mercado de Artesania to stock up on handicrafts from around the country before sampling some of the town’s best tacos al pastor at family-run joint Los Braseros.
How to Get There
My husband and I have just returned home after spending a week at the lovely La Casa Que Canta in Zihuatanejo. Each year we travel somewhere warm and tropical in early December for a break from the cold, dark weather in Portland and we always like to try new places. However, on this trip we were so pleased with all aspects of this charming place that it’s likely we will return again.
Our room was large and comfortable with an ocean view with a private patio. The bathroom was spacious and modern. The hotel has their own special soaps and body gel which we both loved.
The hotel has a fantastic view, gorgeous gardens, with a variety of patios for lounging. We especially enjoyed the salt water pool and the staff would bring us ice water with lemon all day long.
The hotel is also steps away from Playa La Ropa where we body surfed when the waves were big enough and rented stand-up paddles boards when the ocean was calm. All other beach activities are available and the staff was eager to help with arrangements.
Breakfast was included with our package and there were many delicious choices available. The lime pancakes and poached eggs Veracruz were fantastic and the staff made sure that we had the recipes to take home with us. We ate lunch poolside on many days and also snacked on the fresh fruit that was brought to our room daily. We enjoyed dinner at the hotel’s restaurant one night where my husband enjoyed a whole fish, locally caught.
Because we like variety and to explore new destinations, we dined out of the hotel all the other nights. Nearby boutique hotels offer fine dining experiences (Espuma and Tentaciones were terrific) and there are also inexpensive options in town less than a mile away. We walked to every restaurant and felt safe wherever we went. The hotel is on a steep hill, which didn’t trouble us but may be tough for some people. If so, taxis were readily available and inexpensive.
The entire staff was kind and helpful, the environment was serene. Now we’ve returned home relaxed and content after a week at La Casa Que Canta. We really loved it.
I can’t say enough about this place. It’s pure bliss. From the moment you walk in, life slows down a bit. Stunning views. Amazing and attentive staff. The grounds are breathtaking. We were there for 7 days and are already looking at dates to return. Laura, Irving, Patty.....thank you for taking such good care of us. The negative reviews on here are unfortunate. We met people that were on their 15th visit. Lots of regulars.
What an incredible experience. We stayed in one of the villas this time (Villa de la Roca), but in previous years have stayed in hotel rooms.
The view from the rock at Villa de la Roca is stunning.
Every day we walked up to the hotel for lime pancakes at the restaurant, then went down to the ocean pool for the afternoon. We lay on the canopy beds outside, with the linen curtains down so we didn't get sunburned, and drank daiquiris and micheladas by the pool.
This is one of the most beautiful, special, and romantic places we've ever been.
This is one of the most luxurious, relaxing, refreshing, reinvigorating places I've ever been. I just returned from my third vacation there and I'm planning on a fourth. I think perhaps what makes this such an incomparable and worthwhile experience is the space. The hotel only has 25 rooms so you'll never feel overwhelmed. Want to spend all day by the saltwater pool, reading in an outdoor bed, someone bringing you the best guacamole and daiquiris you've ever had? It's easy to do. And because there are so few people there, because they're all adults often mesmerized by their own romances, it always feels like you have the entire hotel to yourself.
If you need an escape, If you need sun and water, if you want to truly unwind, this is the place to be!
And because of the way the hotel is designed every room is unique, with an unparalleled view of the bay and the coast. Every evening we were treated to the most amazing sunsets i've ever seen! Go! Go! Go!
La casa que canta
Though “the house” does not actually sing, you probably will when you vacation at this unique establishment. LCQC is a superbly imagined and attentively managed environment that nourishes each aspect of your being. Owner Jacques Baldassari, with his collaborator Yvonne, have scoured Mexico seeking local crafts of distinctive character to conjure up a timeless cultural awareness, recipes to alert your tongue, vistas offered by architecture that constantly reframes and refreshes what is seen. Pools of all sizes and shapes – not to mention the Sea of Cortez – invite you to languorous or vigorous emersion, or to deep sea fishing. The staff is warm, skilled, and -- what is immediately sensed -- it is dedicated. What you obviously need, and also what you may not have realized you would like, is cared for graciously. Not only the constantly shifting vistas are enticing, but the small details of the architectural design – patterns of pebbles, shells, native stone, tile – have been lovingly cared for, in the same way each guest is.
Although I have certainly tried, it is not possible to sweepingly suggest or explicitly detail what a pleasure it is to be at La casa. So there is only reasonable path: readers of this review should go there themselves. They will not be disappointed.