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THE STUDIO UNIT
(Playa La Bonfil)
Plan de los Amates translates to "Under the Amates Trees". Cousin to
the Mulberry and the edible Fig tree, the Amates is a majestic giant that dots
the landscape throughout southern Mexico providing much appreciated shade. Their
dense and sturdily held canopy provides shelter for many magnificent species of
birds and small mammals.
The Village set
its roots over 80 years ago and has a current population of about 1500 people;
they all of course know or are related to each other. The Village is located 17
km south of Acapulco City. Acapulco airport is 5 km from the property and an
endless Pacific Beach (Playa La Bonfil) approximately 1 km away (click
here for map of neighbourhood).
was completed in 2005,
and includes 3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, a good sized swimming pool, air
conditioning, computer, printer, fax, TV, stereos, and all modern amenities. The architecture and furnishings are
best described as "Contemporary Rustic Mexican."
A studio apartment was completed in early 2006, on the 2nd floor of a utility building in a back corner of the property. It was intended to be for the owner's use when the Villa is occupied by guests. It is self-contained with kitchenette, bathroom, shower and air conditioning. On the 3rd floor is a sundeck with a washroom, shower and kitchenette area. The sundeck is intended for the use of all guests.
The Village is world reknowned (a slight exaggeration) as the birth place
Jorge Campos. He was arguably the world's premier soccer goalie during the 1980's and
90's, playing for the Mexican team in several world cup events. The Campos clan
were amongst the founders of The Village. Jorge's parents, and many many relatives remain in the village.
Within The Village there is a small open market,
convenience stores, snack bars and a medical clinic. There is also a dozen or so restaurants and crafts
at the beach. If this is not enough, the fast lane, (Acapulco) is just around the
Golf is available (pay as you play) at the Princess Fairmont Hotel, approximately 10km from The
Taxis are very reasonable - approximately $0.70 USD
The drivers will arrange pooling (up to 5 passengers) which can bring the cost
down to about
$0.15 USD per km per person.
Upon request, Mexican style breakfasts, lunches, and dinners can be prepared
by the housekeeper at a nominal cost. Alternatively grocery shopping can be
performed by the housekeeper.
Charter flights are available via "Air Transat", "Skyservice", and "Sunwings" from November through March, out of
Toronto and Montreal. Last minute discounts are usually available a week or
two before the departure date.
- Toronto Star Travel Section (March 24, 2005) [TEXT VERSION] [IMAGE VERSION]
- Ken Beattie: Author, TV Host ("Get Growing"), and all round Canadian horticultural guru.
Home: 1152 (744) 444 55 67
Erasmo (cell): 1152 (744) 174 0944
Toni: 1152 (744) 444 55 85
John: jlallyn600[@]gmail.com (remove [ ] around @)