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- Pepes Paradise Found-
Summer Prices- June i-November 15
Thanks you for your interest in Pepes. I am including an article from Travel
and Leisure magazine on Manzanillo which includes Pepes Hideaway.
Thought you might like to see the reviews Pepes Hideaway in Manzanillo is
getting from Trip Advisor.
The price of $55 US(plus 17%tax) per night is for one casita for one or two
people. Hot, high altitude Colima coffee is served in the morning .Minimum
two nights. Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal prices available.
A full Mexican breakfast including fresh orange juice, a selection of
tropical fruits,thick bacon,eggs dishes as you wish or try our special
"Salsa de Speedi" for Huevos Rancheros $10. per person
Bontanas for TWO include: Guacamole $5.00, Ensalada de Pepe $15( warm
grilled chicken breast over a crisp salad) Fresh Shrimp salad $20,and a true
coastal special, "Ceviche" ,from the sea in front of us $15.
Another option is our special comida served at about 5pm includes drinks,
hot fresh vegtable soup starter, grilled, white fish, home made ice cream,
coffee, and Brandy. Comida is very special at Pepes. $22.50 per person
Or, enjoy an evening meal at one of our local Restaurants!!!
Beer, Soft drinks, Bottled water, Tequila drinks available at reasonable
prices. A pitcher of our famous fresh frozen Margaritas $5. (six glasses)
A long realxiing massage from the talented hands of Rita adds to the
ambience of our jungle paradise. $25.
Enjoy the miles of flower filled walking streets , the private community
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settle the bill in cash. US Dollars, Pesos, Travel checks, or ask for our
Bank number to deposit funds in Mexico. Visa/MC required to ho;d the
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TRAVEL AND LEISURE ARTICLE ON MANZANILL0
Legend has it that when the galleons of Hernán Cortés first dropped anchor
in the shallows off Manzanillo, sailors saw fairies dancing in the moonlit
water. Nearly half a millennium later, visitors are still discovering the
allure of this seaside city ringed by an emerald rain forest and twin
Long a favorite among vacationing Mexicans, Manzanillo defies the common
prejudice that a commercial port and a world-class destination resort town
can't coexist. Pollution is kept in check by confining terminal operations
to the Laguna de San Pedrito, a self-cleansing marshland near the old city
center and miles from most hotels. There, white herons and pink flamingos
strut as giant orange cranes unload containers from ships that have traveled
from as far away as Russia. Meanwhile, out in the bays, scuba divers and
snorkelers explore the untouched sea world; along 10 miles of powdery
volcanic sand, sun worshipers soak up the rays, turning a blind eye to the
machinery of international commerce.
Some 7,000 hotel rooms have been constructed since Manzanillo's first resort
hotel, Las Hadas, opened in 1974. Without a cruise ship terminal or a major
shopping district, though, the city has never managed to attract the masses
like Puerto Vallarta or Acapulco. That may change soon. The state of Colima
recently commissioned José Luis Ezquerra, Manzanillo's most celebrated
architect, to remodel the city's tired commercial center in the Moorish
style of Las Hadas (which he also designed). Plans call for a malecón (pier)
lined with boutiques and restaurants, an upscale 300-room hotel, and a
cruise ship terminal capable of handling 25,000 passengers a year.
Although ground has yet to be broken for the terminal, the sleepy wharfside
plaza, with its gazebos and hibiscus topiary, has already been replanted.
All this means that the time to dance in the moonlight on the black and gold
sands of the playas is now—before the cruise ships drop anchor and those
mythical fairies decide to fandango off to a more deserted shore.
Where to Eat
La Toscana (Willy's) 3177 Blvd. Costero Miguel de la Madrid, Santiago;
52-314/333-2515; dinner for two $50. Ask any resident to name the best
restaurant in town, and you're sure to be told it's Willy's. What they won't
tell you is that the French bistro was destroyed by a rogue wave more than a
year ago. Instead of rebuilding, Jean François Laroche elected to round out
the menu at La Toscana, his Italian restaurant just up the beach, with a few
French favorites from his dearly departed establishment. Now the cuisine at
Toscana is mostly French, and everybody just calls it Willy's.
L'Recife Avda. Cerro del Cenicero, Santiago; 52-314/335-0900; dinner for two
$60. This month, you can watch the whale migration from a table in the
palapa, poised high above Playa L'Recife. Even if the rocky cliffside
location weren't so dramatic, the chateaubriand—stuffed with shrimp, wrapped
in bacon, and slathered in mango sauce—would be worth the half-hour drive
from the Santiago Peninsula. Do as the locals do and bring your swimsuit:
diners are invited to take their dessert between dips in the nearby
Los Delfines Avda. Vista Hermosa, Santiago Peninsula; 52-314/331-0101;
dinner for two $50. Exceptional seafood—most notably the deep-fried whole
red snapper—is served in a thatched pavilion that juts into the ocean like
the prow of a yacht. Request a table by the water, toss the fish head over
the rail, and watch the water churn as angelfish pick it clean.
Hamburguesia Juanito's Blvd. Costero Miguel de la Madrid, km 14, Santiago;
52-314/333-1388; lunch for two $10. Expat John Corey's hideaway acts as
Manzanillo's unofficial American Embassy. Here, Yankees watch football on
ESPN, check their e-mail, or savor a burger and curiously sweet fries (a
result of the high starch content in Mexican potatoes), while speaking in
their native tongue.
Restaurante Chantilly 60 Blvd. Francisco Madero, El Centro; 52-314/332-0194;
lunch for two $9. Don't let the name or the greasy-spoon ambience fool you:
the fare is pure Mexican, the dollar enchiladas are muy auténtico, and the
tables are always packed. And since Chantilly is directly across the street
from the Palacio Municipal, you just might find yourself sharing a table
with Manzanillo's mayor.
Where to Stay
Las Hadas Golf Resort & Marina Avda. Vista Hermosa, Santiago Peninsula;
888/559-4329 or 52-314/331-0101; www.brisas.com.mx; doubles from $247. Its
whitewashed towers and minarets glow in the sun, waterfalls trickle in nooks
along cobbled walkways, and bougainvillea blossoms cast shadows in the
lagoon-like pool. The 234 guest rooms at Manzanillo's most prestigious
resort have marble floors, stucco ceilings, and ocean-view terraces.
Casa Arabia La Punta, Santiago Peninsula; 503/460-2643; www.casaarabia.com;
doubles from $550, four-night minimum. You won't find Casa Arabia in any
guidebook or, for that matter, in the local phone book. This villa with four
guest rooms, in the gated community of La Punta, delivers the ultimate in
luxury (including a chef, butler, and concierge) and privacy. No wonder
Julia Roberts came here to unwind before last year's Academy Awards.
Kármina Palace 13 Avda. Vista Hermosa, Santiago Peninsula; 877/527-6462 or
52-314/334-1313; www.karminapalace.com; doubles from $215, all-inclusive.
Each expansive suite is designed with wall-to-wall marble, a sunken living
room, and a bathroom that has a deep tub and a walk-in shower. The only
downside to this resort: the restaurant. After 11 p.m., the refined Carioca
is transformed into a raucous open-air disco.
Hotel Colonial 100 Avda. México, El Centro; 52-314/332-1080; doubles from
$44. Manzanillo's oldest—and probably least expensive—hotel. Constructed
around a courtyard restaurant in the heart of the business district, it has
three levels of adobe adorned with hand-painted tiles and stained-glass
Pepe's Hideaway firstname.lastname@example.org
Eccentric gray-haired, pony tailed surfer Pepe Telaraña owns Manzanillo's
most unusual inn in the gated community of LaPunta, an assortment of palapas
scattered about a two-acre wedge of jungle. Complete with tropical birds and
monkeys and a crashing surf to lull you to sleep
Each of the seven primitive huts on stilts comes with modern amenities: a
king-sized bed, electricity, running water, and a sunken tub. There's even a
swimming pool, spa, and thatched dining pavilion. Pepe's Hideaway,
52-314/333-0616; http://www.pepeshideaway.com doubles $300, all-inclusive.
What to Do
Although most visitors are content to simply recline in the powdery sand or
soak in the 80-degree ocean, Manzanillo has plenty of pursuits for active
Lucky anglers can reel in their own marlin on a sportfishing expedition with
Flota Amarilla (52-314/332-1031; five-hour trips from $195) or Ocean Pacific
Adventures (52-314/335-0605; five-hour trips from $200).
The water is clear up to 60 feet, and there's plenty to see beneath the
waves. Susan Dearing, one of the most experienced dive operators on Mexico's
Pacific coast, and the owner of Underworld Scuba (Plaza Pacífico, Santiago;
52-314/333-0642; two-hour snorkeling trips from $38, including gear;
three-hour dives from $76), organizes excursions to the best spots. The
company also leads half-day hikes ($55, including lunch) to a swimming hole
at the base of a 100-foot waterfall and to the cloud forest in the foothills
of the Sierra Madre.
Often cited as one of the world's 100 best courses, La Mantarraya
(52-314/331-0101, ext. 3702; $96) at Las Hadas is also one of the most
Manzanillo might not offer much in the way of upscale boutiques, but it does
have a resident fashion designer. Paco Silva (Plaza Pacífico, Santiago;
52-314/332-1659) embroiders his couture designs with sequins the way Seurat
painted with dots—meaning, the more the better.
To get a feel for the real Manzanillo, spend an afternoon in El Centro, the
lively business district. Stall after stall along Avenida México is stocked
with baskets of grain, religious statues, kitchen appliances, fabric—every
conceivable thing, it seems, except bona fide souvenirs. At the indoor
market on Avenida 5 de Mayo (between Guerrero and Cuauhtémoc), tables are
piled high with mangoes, limes, papayas, bananas, spices, and layers of
fresh snapper and giant shrimp. All of El Centro shuts down at two
o'clock—siesta. Those who don't venture to their brightly painted houses in
the hills spend the afternoon in the plaza sipping cups of tuba (coconut
palm juice sprinkled with peanuts). A keyboard player livens up the Bar
Social (across from the main square), a jam-packed 1950's cantina, until 4
p.m., when the city goes back to work.
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