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La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Acapulco, Mexico, North America
Camino Escénico
Playa la Ropa
Tel: 888 523 5050 (toll-free)
Tel: 52 755 555 7030's insider take:

La Casa Que Canta (The House That Sings) is crawling with lovebirds. There's good reason: The 25 cliffside suites have views of Zihuatanejo Bay and balconies that are perfect for sunset-watching, private plunge pools, and patios with white hammocks and cushioned loungers that invite snuggling. Each suite also has a pink marble bathroom, a complimentary minibar, and lots of folky-chic Mexican art. Pathways lead down the rocky cliff-side to an infinity pool, saltwater pool, spa, and gym—as well as to Playa la Ropa. Here sit two separate, superposh beachside villas, El Murmullo and El Ensueño, which come with private butlers, concierges, and chambermaids (Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Karl Lagerfeld have been among the occupants). In order to keep the general honeymoon-ness of the place intact, no children under 16 are allowed.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 89.1
  • Activities: 77.4
  • Design: 91.7
  • Food: 86.0
  • Location: 93.0
  • Rooms: 93.0
  • Service: 93.0
Adobe architecture at this multi-tiered resort above Playa La Ropa includes "beautifully appointed rooms with ocean views" named for traditional songs. White walls and tile floors frame enlarged terraces with flower arrangements and palm frond roofs. Mexican platters at the restaurant are "lovely with fresh fish," and the service is "helpful in a natural, unscripted way." Alas, "there isn't much to do."

(27 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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