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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 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.
Villa Del Angel-Acapulco is 40 minutes from Acapulco, north on the highway to Zihuatanajo. Nestled right on the beach with about 50 ft. of sparkling, clean sand between its spacious palapa-covered patio and the thundering surf of the Pacific Ocean , it truly affords a peaceful getaway from a hectic urban life.
Villa Del Angel is located between the two small towns of Pie de la Questa and Barra de Coycua. And one and a half hours by taxi from the Acapulco airport. ( $40-$60 USD)
Walking on the beach, you may encounter someone on horseback, or occasionally one or two couples …no one else. You truly have the beach to yourself.
There are two guest rooms, one with two double beds, and the other with a king size bed. Both have air conditioning, floor fans, satellite TV and private bathrooms. There is also a full kitchen and living room for the guests to use.
AND, if this isn’t enough…the Casa comes with a full time cook. Her name is ALMA. She lives in a cassita in the front of the house with her husband Gerrado, and their daughter Paulina. Alma will accompany you on a short taxi ride to the local super market in the nearby town, where you will find anything you want/need. They also have beer, wine and liquor available.
Alma will prepare charcoal broiled stakes on the grill outside under the palapa, or a wonderful Mexican meal, served at a table on the patio overlooking the ocean.
The Casa has a security fence across the patio facing the beach. It also has a high wall surrounding the property. At night “LaGuera” (pronounced La Werra) meaning “Blondie” in Spanish, the four legged guard, is ever vigilant! No man or beast dare come near the property with LaGuera on alert !!
The gardens surrounding the Casa are lush and tropical. And the grass is so green it looks like it was just lifted from a golf course !
As is often the case….My time at Casa Del Angel seemed all to short and I look forward to returning soon.
You may read more about Villa Del Angel-Acapulco by copying and pasting the following:
There you will also find rates and availability.
Tlacotalpan, often called the “PEARL OF THE PAPALOAPAN” is peaceful today, holding its breath for the upcoming CANDELARIA FESTIVAL..beginning on January 31st.
I have not posted for a couple months…sorry ! Here are a couple new photos. And I`ll be back in a couple weeks.
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.
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 “.
These 10 benches, adorned with hand made TALAVERA tiles , were a gift to the City of Tlacotalpan be the Presidente (mayor) , Sr. Francisco Novoa, in 1944.
They were originally installed along a pedestrian walk between the Zocalo (main town square) and a smaller square some 4 blocks away. When the walk was converted to be used by the auto, the benches were moved to their present location of PARQUE HIDALGO.
Each bench depicts a different scene of Tlacotalpan. They were designed and executed by the Mexican artist German Rogerio, in Puebla, Mexico. Puebla is famous for its Talavera Ware. Dishes, decorative items and tiles.
The initials JMP can also be found on the tiles, but no one knows what or who they stand for..
Here are some pictures of the benches, and the Talavera tiles
Miss “CHI-CHI” … 9 years old, and Sr. “CHAVO” … 7 years old, rode across Mexico from Oaxaca with me, in the back seat of the moving van, some five and a half years ago.
With all the toads/frogs, creepy-crawly bugs and birds everywhere they looked, ( the savannas start just a block and a half away from the casa), they adapted to this new…HOT & HUMID climate (after cool Oaxaca) right away. Not like me…it took about a year. I will admit that at first I thought I had made a big mistake. Arriving on July 4TH, the temps were in the high 90°s and the humidity was around 80%. Now it seems like I have always lived here. And no fungus between my toes !!——yet.
CHI-CHI has had many suitors, but being spayed, will have nothing to do with them and sends them on their way whenever they dare to enter her territory. After all these years, she still only tolerates CHAVO being around !
As for CHAVO, being neutered, he gets out there and has his go at fighting with the interlopers, and holds his own, tho I am sure he doesn’t quite know why!!
Chavo loves one and all, as long as they have time to stop and say hello and give him a good rub. As for CHI-CHI, she would just as soon no one come close and will keep her distance, no matter who it is…even me most of the time. So independent.
I am sure I have too many pictures of these guys, but if you are a cat person, you understand. Here are a few I am sharing today.
I forgot to mention, they do get bent out of shape when guests are traveling with their dogs..which are always welcome…but they have the jungle garden, and a few high places to perch if need be. And those dogs never stay for more than a few days. Well, except for ANDREW…he was here a couple months. They got used to each other ! I think !!
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and please share your thoughts. ADIOS, Bill
Tuesday afternoon, Marni and I took a boat tour on the Papaloapan River. Tlacotalpan sits on the banks of this large river,as it meanders on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, at Alvardo, Veracruz. This river, in the old days, before the railroads came to Mexico, was a major deep water port for large sea-going vessels. They would come up the river to Tlacotalpan and load their cargo of sugar cane, cotton and cocoa, that was exported to Europe, The Caribbean and The United States.