Casa De La Luz~Vacation Rental~Casa De Huespedes~Tlacotalpan


Welcome to casadelaluz…My home and vacation rental property in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz Mexico. In Spanish: Casa De Huespedes.


This is Bill Pandolf..( billdelaluz my photography work )..A retired American, and your host here at the Casa.

Having lived in Mexico for over 10 years, and over 5 years here in Tlacotalpan, I try to bring together the colors and style of Mexican Gulf Coast living, with the amenities and personal service enjoyed by the seasoned traveler.


Casadelaluz is located in the small port/fishing village of Tlacotalpan, on the banks of the Papaloapan River, 15 kilometers from the Gulf of Mexico. And 80 kilometers south of the Port of Veracruz.  You can read more about the history of this once thriving port and what brings it into the 21 century as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE in another posting on this blog.

You will also find links on this blog to the casadelaluz-mexico website, and photo tours of the Casa and Tlacotalpan in ” flicker ” and “webshots “. Just click on the links and then use your back button to return to this blog page.


Rentals :

Casadelaluz has a fully furnished apartment on the second floor, with a screened patio, overlooking a tropical garden. Including a full kitchen with pots & pans, glassware, plates, and utensils.-A microwave, blender, and a toaster, among other things. The all-tiled bath has a glass block wall to allow in plenty of natural light. The main room has an antique French wardrobe, table and six chairs, two double beds, satellite TV, a ceiling fan, floor fan, and original paintings on the walls. Looking through the three sets of all-glass French doors, you see the patio with wicker chairs, and a marble topped table—the perfect place to sit and observe the many birds in the garden while having a morning cup of coffee, or an afternoon of reading and planning the next days activities.  And if you are up early in the morning, watching the beautiful Tlacotalpan sunrise above the coconut palms swaying in the distance.

The Casa also has a large room, with private bath, two single beds, satellite TV, and a ceiling fan. There is also a set of French doors and floor to ceiling window, looking on to a small screened patio next to the garden. There are two chairs and a table on the patio where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee, which is provided by the Casa.

The Casa has a second, smaller room with a double bed, no TV, a floor fan and the bathroom is shared with me. This room also has French doors opening onto the screened garden patio, where you will find coffee in the mornings. All three units come with AIR CONDITIONING and they have street access through the garden.


During my five plus years of living here in Tlacotalpan, I have done some research on the history of the town and the surrounding area, and offer a walking / orientation tour of the town. Starting in the Zocalo, pointing out good places to eat, where to hire a boat to view the town from the river, as well as other points of interest such as museums, the opera house, the central market and a well stocked grocery store. And, oh yes, lets not forget the cantina where the famous Tlacotalpaño, Agustin Lara used to drink and regale his friends. I am also happy to arrange ECO tours on horseback, and boating tours of the Mangrove swamps and waterways, where you will see many birds, plants and wild animals. I can also help you plan day trips to the Tuxtlas Mountain towns of Santiago, and San Andres…and on to the Lake town of Catemaco…a lake formed in the creator of an extinct volcano. There is also a day trip to the beach town on Monte Pio.


As fishing is a major occupation here, the seafood from the Gulf and the River is fresh and abundant. Many kinds of fish, blue crab, and shrimp…it doesn’t get much better.


With bicycles and horseback being predominant forms of transportation, you will experience the friendly, outgoing, and always willing to stop and talk, attitudes of the people of the slow paced and beautiful Caribbean style town.

Tlacotalpan and CasaDeLaLuz is the place to come for a family holiday, a couples getaway, and a nature lovers dream come true. A place where artists and writers can come to let their creativity flow.


I am always willing to answer any questions you might have and can be contacted through E-MAIL by going to the casadelaluz website and clicking on the link provided.  Come and visit …    ” LET YOUR STRESS DOWN “.



5 responses to “Casa De La Luz~Vacation Rental~Casa De Huespedes~Tlacotalpan

  1. We had the chance to meet this wonderful person called Bill, and we took from Tlacotalpan something more than a couple of great pictures and wonderfull experiences. We have a wonderfull friendship now, Bill is the perfect host for an earthly paradise. Everything it´s clean and cousy… you just got to be there to see it for yourself, there´s no better place to stay at Tlacotalpan.

  2. Ricardo, Thank you for your kind words. You are so funny…that word, again ! HA HA…”cousy”..where you ever learned to use “cosy”, it just makes me laugh ! Its such a little used word, at least for me, in English. I love it !
    Right on !! Thanks again, and say” hi” to Anais for me.

  3. Hi Bill,
    Your place sounds great and I would stay there for our vacation except my family needs something on the beach. We live in SM de Allende and are hoping to go to Veracruz for a Christmas vacation. Know of any homes or condos for rent on the beach? Almost everything I saw was hotels….

  4. Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for the comments, and I have to tell you,—-I have been trying to find an agency for 3 years that handels vacation rentals in Veracruz…NOTHING—
    I knew of 1 apartment, and just checked and the site is gone ! Have you been looking in BOCA DEL RIO….(tho, I just checked briefly )..there are at least 30 high rise condos along the beach there. Its like a little Miami Beach. Maybe a realtor .? Also you might contact: he lives in Veracruz and has a wealth of info.
    Sorry, I was of little help.

  5. Wow : you have made my day, Billdela Luz !
    When I was young (…) I lived in Minatitlan, Ver. and I am contemplating to go back there on next year (36 years after !! ) with my two (French) sons and their spouses. I am now checking on your website.
    Hasta muy pronto !

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