Sunday, January 27, 2013

How Would You Like to Live at the Beach?





When we lived in Patzcuaro we were only a 3 hour drive from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Consequently we used to spend a fair amount of time there. Friends of ours had a house in Corazon de Durazno, where we also used to live, as well as a lovely condo in Ixtapa. We would frequently spend several days together at the beach and our friends decided that they would like to have a house there.

The condo was sold and construction began on a beautiful house that the two of them designed themselves. The lot is right across the street from the Ixtapa Golf Course. It is surrounded by jungle and alive with the sounds of macaws, flamingos, grackles and chachalacas. Huge iguanas peer down from the branches of ancient parota  trees and occasionally go for a swim in the pool.



A Private Jungle Oasis


Zihuatanejo is only about a 10 minute drive from Ixtapa and one of our favorite haunts there is Pati’s Bar. Sitting under an umbrella with our toes in the sand we gorged ourselves on avocadoes stuffed with plump shrimp and fresh yellowfin tuna salad. Often, if we were still there late in the afternoon, we would avail ourselves of 2 for 1 tropical drinks and watch the sun set over Playa La Ropa.


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Pati’s Bar, Zihuatanejo


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Playa La Ropa


About 30 minutes before you arrive in Ixtapa you will pass the exit to Tronconus. The pristine beach and huge rolling waves there are popular with surfers from all over the world. It is also a popular breeding ground for sea turtles, as I mentioned in a previous post,, in September of last year.




Unfortunately, right after the house was finished, circumstances beyond their control required our friends to leave Mexico and return to Hawaii. Their beautiful new home is now for sale at the incredible price of $199,000.00 US. You can view their website at the link below. If you are interested, you can contact them through their website, or me, by leaving a message at the end of the post.


  1. I do live at the beach. But it is a bit more primitie.

  2. Yes, that really is a beautiful house. If it were within my budget I would snap it up! Although I don't really want to live at the beach, I could sure deal with it part-time.