Half way between the town centre and La Paz in easy distance of Martiánez beach, shopping centre and swimming pool complex. On a small hill, the steps up from town are just enough to provide your daily holiday exercise.
Studios and one or two bedroom apartments are modern and tastefully furnished. Walls and ceilings are white with soft furnishings in warm terracotta, reds and mustards and have as much floor and closet space as even designer label obsessed teenage girls can fill. Spacious balconies look out over three sides or onto the central plaza; my favourites are in building eight overlooking the barranco (ravine) where you can enjoy the tranquillity and the tropical vegetation, but they come at the price of an early morning call from the resident cockerel.
The apartments are in a series of white, four storey buildings with traditional wooden balconies laid out around a large central plaza with swimming pools and leisure and sports facilities. Free WiFi in reception.
Eating and drinking
Kitchens are equipped with everything you need for full self catering. The on site restaurant provides a good range of standard International menus and snacks and a pleasant covered terrace on which to enjoy them. Head into Puerto for a huge choice of eateries and for a treat, try nearby Tucan, one of the best restaurants in town.
The swimming pool is quite small for the number of apartments, as are the sunbathing terraces, but with Lago Martiánez swimming pool complex so close, most guests head there instead. Bodies beautiful have a small gym in which to pump iron while the more genteel have a green on which to bowl.
A friendly, family-oriented atmosphere with multi-lingual staff who treat guests as friends.
Who stays there
In winter, guests are mainly British and some German families; Spanish predominate at weekends and in summer.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
Pros & Cons
- 4* quality for 3* prices
- Location unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems