It clings to a cliffside high above Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico.
It’s also one of the most beautiful Mexican resorts with private pools.
Meet La Casa Que Canta.
The name means “the house that sings” – and this luxury boutique hotel in Zihuatanejo is as lovely as a Mozart melody!
La Casa Que Canta review
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. We 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!
La Casa Que Canta suites
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 accommodations
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.
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 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, the villas feature large infinity pools and come with 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.
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
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.
Playa La Ropa is one of the best beaches in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.
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?
If you’re wondering where to stay in Zihuatanejo, think La Casa Que Canta.
It’s one of the top Zihuatanejo hotels – and it really is a love song of a hotel.
Other La Casa Que Canta reviews also sing the praises of this hotel too.
La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo
Where else to vacay in Mexico?
Los Cabos | From scenic sunset sailing and golf to whale watching, there are lots of awesome things to do in Cabo San Lucas.
Puerto Vallarta | Sure, go to the beach. But don’t miss strolling the Puerto Vallarta boardwalk – you’ll love all the interesting sculptures!
Riviera Maya | One of the best reasons to visit the Mayan Riviera is to swim and snorkel in the beautiful Riviera Maya cenotes. They’re magical!
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Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George Mucalov are the publishers of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents. See About.
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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).
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~