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Awesome View, Authentic Charm, Tropical Fantasy

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

El Nido Magico is one of only four unique Punta Peñasco condominiums perched over Playa LaRopa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. There is so much to say about this newly remodeled property that it is difficult to know where to begin.

The view is spectacular! Perched 300 feet above the bay, El Nido Magico is one of the highest properties on La Ropa beach. From the terrace you will have a one hundred and eighty degree view from which you will see both breathtakingly beautiful sunrises and magnificent sunsets. Views are not just from the terrace but can be seen and are reflected from every room of the condo.

There is a modern fully equipped U.S. Style kitchen with breakfast nook. The bedroom is large with tons of closet space, dressing table and king size bed on a raised pedestal for even better views of the bay and ocean. The bathroom includes a handcrafted Talavera tile soaker tub and vanity.

There are two atriums. The garden atrium behind the bedroom has a hammock and is the perfect place for a siesta or good book. The other is behind the kitchen and is furnished with washer, dryer and clothes line for your wet suits. The atriums are both open and secure, allowing daytime breezes from the ocean and nighttime breezes from the mountains. There are ceiling fans in every room and a/c in the bedroom, but it very unlikely that you will ever need it.

Punta Peñasco’s four condos share a beautifully refurbished swimming pool and small garden, both very private and directly below our unit (#1). Other amenities include internet, printer, smart TV, and weekly cleaning. This is our home when we are in Zihuatanejo, so you will find everything you need to make your stay convenient, comfortable and carefree.

Your local host Eloisa will meet you when you arrive at El Nido Magico. She speaks perfect English and will be available to answer your immediate questions and help you in case of emergency. There is a comprehensive rental guide provided inside the condo for other details such as restaurant and shopping suggestions. In addition to Eloisa and Guillermo the maintenance man/gardner, we are always just an email or phone call away.

The walk up from the parking area is 80 steps and from the street below even more, so please keep this in mind when making your rental decision. If you can’t or don’t like climbing stairs, El Nido Magico is not for you. Sorry, but no children please.

More Details

Robert Weiss
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Robert Weiss

We met in Zihuatanejo where Delia was living in 1978, when Zihuatanejo was a sleepy fishing village of 6,000 people. We knew when we left that we would one-day return happily together. And so it was. While living in New Orleans which we love, Zihuatanejo became our home away from home ten years ago, and EL Nido Magico our special “nest” two years ago. Since purchasing, we have been remodeling and making it home. Now it is time for us to visit other parts of the world again.

Why Robert Weiss chose Playa La Ropa

We were very happy where we were living in Zihuatanejo and did not think that we would ever move -- until we took a friend's advice and walked up the 80 steps to El Nido Magico. From that moment on there was no going back. It was simply the most inspiringl view we had ever seen no matter the price and we knew that we could make this beautiful place our own.

What makes this condo unique

Friends staying at one of the four Punta Peñasco units shared last night that the view is so commanding and they are so happy here that it is hard to make themselves leave the hill for the enjoyments of the beaches, bars and restaurants. We agree.The views of the small fishing boats running out to sea in the morning and back in the evening, the ever-changing moods of the bay and skies as well as the ships in the distant Pacific shipping lanes never cease to fascinate. Even closer to home the birds of the day and night fly by just a few feet away, above the swaying palms, while the resident iguana suns himself on the brick wall. And then there is the house…. EVERY spot has a view or reflection. You look up and there is a reflection of the houses on the hills, the ocean and the bay – all wrapped in a gentle breeze and perfect temperature.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Playa La Ropa, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
  • The Bathroom has a Talavera soaking tub and shower, had held bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom has King size platform bed with ample closets, vanity area, and writing desk overlooking a spectacular view of Zihuatanejo Bay.
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Awesome View, Authentic Charm, Tropical Fantasy
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful home, fabulous location, gracious hosts, and a vacation more phenomenal than we imagined!

  • 5 of 5

When my sister decided to get married in Zihuatanejo, we had The good fortune of selecting Robert and Delia's home in Playa La Ropa. The view is every bit as spectacular as described, and the town is even lovelier than I could have imagined. Every meal was amazing, every person we met was incredibly friendly, and the weather was perfect. I could go on and on and on, suffice to say we will be back. Muchos gracías Roberto y Delia. ¡Estamos muy agradecidos de haber estado aqui!

Wolf & Patrice ❤️

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wolf & Patrice - Thanks so much for the lovely review, We are so happy that you loved and enjoyed our home and that you found Zihuatanejo as special as we do. You were fanatastix guests and we'd love to host you again any time
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Gorgeous view; great location; unique and comfortable space!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this fully equipped and comfortable property. The traditional décor and artwork created a unique and charming "home away from home" that we will always remember. The short walk down to La Ropa beach provided access to good restaurants, long walks on soft sand, yoga classes, massage treatments, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling and swimming. The return hike up the hill provided a good work-out often followed by a dip in the pool. We walked to town and back numerous times and taxis were easily accessible as required. The hosts were very good to deal with, and Eloisa, the local property manager, was very responsive to any questions that we had and ensured that our arrival and departure were easy.

  • Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine - Thank you so much for your kind review. We are always happy when we have guests who stay as long as you and enjoy our home as much as we do. We agree with you about Eloisa. She has never let us or any of our guests down in the many years she has acted as our property manager. Your suggestion of an additional umbrella for our balcony is a good one and we will take care of that asap. Thank you for taking the time to so considerately add to our history of hosting people in our beloved Zihuatanejo.
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Comfort and charm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at El Nido Magico for five nights. We could not have been more pleased with this lovely, comfortable apartment high above Zihua bay. The views are breathtaking, especially at sunset. The apartment is well appointed; bed is comfortable, kitchen extremely well equipped and while you can turn on the air conditioning we found it unnecessary as the fans and the natural movement of air keeps the place pleasantly cool. We loved the art and music collection. It’s obvious that the owners cherish this part of the world. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: 7-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Radojka, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay in our home. It always makes us happy to know that guests have enjoyed the special magic of our little piece of paradise. It is particularly rewarding to know that you loved the sunsets and appreciated the wonderful breezes which make the hillside so comfortable.The art and music are a reflection of the things we like and sharing those things with others is a pleasure. We hope that you will visit us in the future, and thanks again for your thoughtful note. Rob & Delia
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  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described. We had a wonderful stay. Spectacular view. Fully equipped comfortable space. Felt very private and quiet. We would return for sure. Rob was very responsive to any questions and Eloisa was available to help with any on-site needs.

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It delivers!

  • 5 of 5

Great view; very quite; short walk to the beach and a choice of restaurants; car useful for shopping. Host was very helpful.

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Nido Magico lived up to its name!

  • 5 of 5

I can say nothing but good things about this property. Beautifully decorated with Mexican decor throughout Amazing views of the bay. So close to the beach that you can walk and in ten minutes you are there. You have your own private pool. The property is cared for on a daily basis. There are numerous restaurants in the area within walking distance and taxis are readily available at the bottom of the hill. Full kitchen, washer/dryer, balcony with view and patio furniture, weekly maid service. Don't hesitate about the rental fee since it is totally worth it! There is only one drawback and that is there are numerous stairs to climb (over 60) to get to the rental. There are handrails for part of the climb but definitely not wheel chair or "elderly" friendly. My husband and I are 70 and 75 and we were able to manage the climb by stopping several times on the way up. If you feel that you could deal with that, do not hesitate as everything else is like a dream! You will not regret it!!

  • Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Restaurant La Perla
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marina Ixtapa, Palma Real,
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Il Mare
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Playa La Ropa

Zihuatanejo has so much to offer. Beautiful beaches and lagoons, surfing, snorkeling and all related beach activity. Wonderful seafood available in many local restaurants and a terrific town square right on the Playa Principal where there is often food and entertainment. Lovely small villages within a half hour drive include Troncones, La Saladita, and Barra de Potosi,all of which have great surfing. Our local sunset cruise catamaran Picante shows you Zihuatanejo from the water at a magical time of day.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Playa La Ropa, Mexican Riviera

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4 night minimum stay

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Damage Deposit C$454.05

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