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La Casa Que Canta review: The house that sings in Zihuatanejo

Please only travel when it’s safe to do so.

It clings to a cliffside high above Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico.

And La Casa Que Canta – which means “the house that sings” – is as lovely as a Mozart melody.

La Casa Que Canta

La Casa Que Canta is a romantic hideaway carved into the Zihuatanejo cliffs
La Casa Que Canta is a romantic hideaway carved into the Zihuatanejo cliffs

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 love visiting Mexico and stayed at La Casa Que Canta after a busy time exploring the fairytale city of San Miguel de Allende and other Mexican colonial cities.

The hotel was just what we needed for rest and relaxation!

Recommended reading: The colonial cities in Mexico are a necklace of gems!

Suites

All the suites at La Casa Que Canta have gorgeous sea views
All the suites at La Casa Que Canta have gorgeous sea views

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.

La Casa Que Canta suites

You can choose from the following suite configurations:

Mexico Lindo Signature Suite: With a very large plunge pool and lounging terrace – 1,760 sq. ft.

Owner’s Luxury Pool Suite: The most private suite – 1,200 sq. ft

Master Pool Suites: Each of these 9 suites boast their own plunge pool – 1,100 to 1,750 sq. ft.

Deluxe Grand Suites: These 10 suites have spacious living room terraces – 785 to 1,280 sq. ft.

Terrace Suites: 4 Suites with thatched-roof terraces – 685 to 1,035 sq. ft

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.

Suite at La Casa Que Canta
Some of the suites have private plunge pools

And all suites 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 too, with organic soaps created by the hotel – we had sea views through the open window in our shower.

La Casa Que Canta
La Casa Que Canta is one of the most romantic hotels in Zihuatanejo

La Casa Que Canta villas

El Murmullo villa at La Casa Que Canta
El Murmullo villa at La Casa Que Canta

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.

Chill-out places

There are lots of intimate places to take in the views at La Casa Que Canta
There are lots of intimate places to relax and take in the views

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.

Beach at La Casa Que Canta

Playa La Ropa is a 2-minute walk away from La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo.
Playa La Ropa is a 2-minute walk away from La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo

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.

More beaches? Check out these other hot beaches in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa

Restaurant

Mar y Cielo is one of the best restaurants in Zihuatanejo
Mar y Cielo is one of the best restaurants in Zihuatanejo

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.

Breakfast with a view at La Casa Que Canta
Breakfast with a view at La Casa Que Canta

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.

Is shrimp on the menu?

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.

La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo

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Photo credits: 1 and 12 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Remaining photos La Casa Que Canta


About the authors:

Janice and George Mucalov

Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George are the owners and founders of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents.

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Michelle

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

That is such a lovely hotel and name! Some people are afraid to visit Mexico. I'm not. I love how beautiful the hotels are and all the fun events many of them schedule for their guests.

Janice and George

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

People shouldn't paint all of Mexico with the same "unsafe" brush. Many of the tourist areas like Cabo San Lucas, Zihuatanejo and Cancun are perfectly safe (so long as you take the same precautions you'd take traveling to other parts of the world).

Natasha

Friday 21st of February 2014

The photo of the flowers is gorgeous and I can just imagine how good those plunge pools would be! What a beautiful looking hotel.

Irene S. Levine

Friday 21st of February 2014

Looks like a beautiful place! Even the pictures tell a story~