Jun 28, 2003, 6:17 PM
Post #8 of 15
Hi again Raya,
Re: [Uncle Donnie] B&B in Jacotepeg
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I decided to post this publicly since some others might be interested.
I drove over to check out the things you asked about and here are some answers.
Posada del Pescador
Miguel Arana 611
(on the highway into town from Chapala, just up from the PEMEX)
Reservations (387) 763-2245
Fax (387) 763-0028
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (I'd suggest Spanish on this one)
Mario Gonzales, Gerente General
Room rate: $3500 pesos (they figure the exchange rate at 10 to 1 so figure US $350.00) per week for two people.
Jacuzzi suites are available for a bit more. An adequate supply of hot water will not be a problem
The room(s) I checked had a living/dining area with a built-in sofa, two wood chairs with leather seats and backs, and matching footstools; a side table and lamp; a square dining table with four wooden chairs, and a pueblo-style corner fireplace. The bedroom had a king-size bed, a dresser on which sat a color TV hooked up for satellite service, two nightstands with lamps, and a large closet, and a full glass wall overlooking the garden. There were nice drapes in case you don't care to be the view for other clients.
In the hallway was a bathroom with sink and shower.
The kitchen (a separate room) had a refrigerator, a four-burner stove, sink and counter, and an individual water heater for the unit (no sharing hot water with the other guests). Dishes, utensils, and cookware are kept in storage until you check in. There's lots of room and good privacy in case you need an occasional break from each other.
There is a swimming pool with a nice rock waterfall at one end, many outdoor seating areas, both in the shade of the trees or the arched terraces, or in the sun, and outdoor furniture (plastic). The grounds are beautifully landscaped and very well maintained. Several nice large shade trees also. There are fountains around the area, and there a nice sized community room with a fireplace if you decide to throw a party for your new friends.
Check-in time is 3, out by 12.
There's a coin-operated pay phone in the lobby. You see those from time to time. No phone in the room.
Town (the plaza) is 6/10ths of a mile away; An ATM is a bit over 5/10ths;
and a number of tiendas, street eateries, and even a tuxedo rental place begin to show up about 3/10ths of a mile from the gate. Internet service is available close to the plaza, as well as right above the plaza.
I recommend Gil's Pizza on the plaza and Tom's Texas BBQ at the stoplight on the way out of town. Turn left at the plaza (there's only one left turn and you HAVE to take it), drive (or walk) until you get to the stoplight in front of the Comision Federal de Electricidad (it's maybe 4/10ths of a mile from the plaza, on your right, can't miss it) where you'll turn right and head on to the intersection with the Guad highway. It may be a couple of miles but I stopped in for a take-out of brisket and sausage and was in homeboy heaven in the dining room that evening.
Bicycles: there's a shop close to the Posada (3/10ths of a mile, look left) but he doesn't rent. You can buy one for 850 pesos. Tom suggested that you ask one of the locals who post on this forum if they'd loan you one or two for the time you're down here. You could ride the bus to where they live and then take the protected ciclopista on back to Joco without fear of getting run over.
Anybody want to loan these folks a pair of bicycles in August? Post it here or privatize that response.
Y'all have a good visit, regardless of where you decide to stay. It's all good!