Clinging to a cliffside high above Mexico’s Zihuatanejo Bay, La Casa Que Canta – which means “the house that sings” – is as lovely as a Mozart melody.
La Casa Que Canta
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the 5-star boutique hotel in Zihuatanejo completed a 4-year renovation in 2018.
Romance is at the heart of this adults-only property. At turn-down, fresh petals are sprinkled on your bed as flower art, and candles are lit in the bathroom.
We stayed at La Casa Que Canta after a busy time exploring the fairytale city of San Miguel de Allende and some other Mexican colonial cities – and the hotel was just what we needed for rest and relaxation.
All of the hotels’ 25 spacious suites were redesigned in the recent renovation. Eleven suites have private plunge pools.
The suites are housed in three multi-tiered adobe buildings that look as if they popped right out of Architectural Digest. Stone paths flow like rivers up and down steps and over little bridges connecting the buildings.
No matter which suite you book, however, they all have terraces overlooking the sea – at night, you can see the twinkling lights of Zihuatanejo town across the bay.
And they all come with terracotta tile floors, louvered wood windows, Mexican folk art, complimentary mini bar and fresh fruit replenished daily, Nespresso coffee machine and super comfy king-size beds with white lace-edged pillows.
Bathrooms are luxurious, with organic soaps created by the hotel – we had sea views through the open window in our shower.
La Casa Que Canta villas
The hotel also has two ultra-luxe private villas just steps away from La Casa Que Canta – El Murmullo and El Ensueno. Accommodating eight guests each, they feature large infinity pools and private chefs.
They’re ideal if traveling with a group and you want the conveniences of home, but with access to all of the hotel’s amenities.
Pools and beach
Couples like sunning in hideaway nooks and crannies around the two swimming pools.
The freshwater infinity pool up top is a stunner, but we preferred the saltwater pool lower down, just above the sea, where palm trees offer natural shade and the surf crashes against the rocks below.
At sunset, we liked to walk two minutes down a public path to Playa La Ropa, and walk along the beach’s half-mile stretch of soft powdery sand.
The hotel’s alfresco Mar y Cielo restaurant juts out over a rocky point and has stunning views of the sea.
No additives are used in the food preparation.
The kitchen supports fair-trade products and bakes its own bread.
At night, Mar y Cielo is a top-rated spot in Zihuatanejo for waterfront dining by candlelight.
Salsa is prepared tableside on a molcajete. Must try: The whole red snapper in lemon caper butter.
La Casa Que Canta review: Bottom line?
Simply put, La Casa Que Canta – one of the top Zihuatanejo hotels – really is a love song of a hotel.
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Photos 3 and 12 are © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Remaining photos are courtesy La Casa Que Canta