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Casa De La Luz/Casa De Huespedes

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Studio apartment The 2nd floor studio has direct access from the street, through the garden. It sleeps up to 5 people –2 double beds and a single “roll away” bed . Air conditioning, WIFI, cable TV

Hotel Casa De La Luz / Casa De Huespedes

We have a newly remolded room at Hotel Casa De La Luz/Casa De Huespedes in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz.

With pending rentals in a week, we had a crew come in and work from 7am to /7pm for 5 days. And believe it or not…we completed the task on time! No small feat here in Mexico.

Here are a couple pictures of the finished room:


Hotel Casa De La Luz--Tlacotalpan, Veracruz

The Tropical/Jungle Garden at Casa De La Luz


Hotel Casa De La Luz in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz is a charming “GUEST HOUSE” with an apartment, and 2 rooms to rent by the day, week, or month.

Hotel Casa De La Luz is filled with original paintings, photographs, wonderful pottery and a vibrant representation of the ARTESANIA ( folk arts and crafts ) of Mexico.

The brilliant paint colors used in Hotel Casa De La Luz are a rich visual complement to the lush tropical garden. In this garden there are always a wide verity of plants and orchids in bloom year round.

Here is the web site link:   http://www.casadelaluz-mexico.com

Also you may click on these link dates on the right side of the page to read in more detail about Hotel Casa De La Luz, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of TLACOTALPAN, VERACRUZ MEXICO.

Thank you for taking the time to read more about Casa De La Luz, and Tlacotalpan, Veracruz.

Click on the below listed link dates at the right of this page to read in more detail about Hotel Casa De La Luz and Tlacotalpan.

CLICK ON :  April 2009–January 2009–July, August, and September 2008.

New Photos in my IMAGEKIND gallery: NaturesBounty


I have up- loaded some new photos to my Imagekind gallery. NaturesBounty.

Copy & paste this link and take a look—


Fro Bill's Imagekind gallery..NaturesBounty

From Bill's Imagekind gallery..NaturesBounty

Pink Crown of Thorns

Pink Crown of Thorns

Misty Rain

Misty Rain

These and other new additions may be found at Imagekind
SEE YOU THERE ! —– Bill Pandolf


New Camera–More New Photos


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Casa De La Luz / Casa De Huespedes / new photos

Just a couple shots of Casa De La Luz / Casa De Huespedes as seen through the lens of my new Camera. The Panasonic LUMIX  DMC-FZ28.With an instruction manuel consisting of 158 pages…I guess it will be awhile before I really know what the heck I’m doing !

Casa De La Luz---Tlacotalpan, Veracruz Mexico

Casa De La Luz---Tlacotalpan, Veracruz Mexico

Casa De La Luz-at a glance

Casa De La Luz-at a glance

Garden Enterance

Garden Enterance


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 ..in 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 “.