For a tennis addicted single woman looking for a safe, intimate place to stay over the Christmas holiday I couldn't have dreamed for anything better. John and Rosa are the perfect hosts.
This is a great B&B style place in the Villa Olbergon, San Patricio, Melaque part of Mexico about a half hour north of the Manzanillo airport. Tennis everyday and lots of time to absorb Mexico.
I have been fortunate to be able to bring groups of tennis players from Victoria to El Palmar for 7 days of great tennis and relaxing fun in the sun many times over, hosted and managed by John and Rosa Lapointe. Everyone, whether they are novice or experienced players enjoy tennis each day, we are driven there (a quick 15 min drive), given lessons/introductory clinics and play tennis for a at least two hours each morning with each other and some of the locals. For those who love the game and want to have an ultimate tennis holiday, El Palmar is perfect.
Thank you so so much for lightening my day by coming home to find these pictures. What a great shot at the Ceviche bar. My photos are not great at all and need a better camera. They are all too distant. Then Barry has sent on ones of my serves and of us. It is wonderful, and yes, had to wait a long time for them to chug out of my computer.
Was it a dream? Could it be possible that only 2 weeks ago I was lazing in your pool, trundling along to the tennis courts, eating those delicious bananas, the morning Smoothies, the shrimp etc etc. It was all so wonderful, so relaxing, the foods, so so good. Thank you all for making it that way for us. I will never forget particularly the kindness of Fergie and Paco on my first 2 days feeding me, seeing the wreck I was!! Thank you.
We really had the best time with you. It was perfect for us as we so love to play tennis and every day came another variation, sometimes very low key and sometimes very high key, like doubles with Martin, Fergie and Osvaldo or Mario!! Hey, I never played with you John! Then my change of serve, and wish I'd had more time to practice.
My trip back was very good (except for going through with 3 bananas and had to go through Agricultural X ray etc!! I offerred them the bananas too) and made my connections OK. I have only played once the day after my return and was quite jet lagged and worked every day since except for Sunday, yesterday.
I miss you all, had such a great time , and Barry and I really want to return possibly in November. Thank you for everything and sending such great pictures. I think your place is so great! My tan is already fading!
Wish I could return!
We flew into Puerta Villarta, rented a car, and enjoyed the drive to melaque. We found plenty of good places to eat, and enjoyed the lovely beach and the morning tennis. We loved our spacious and beautiful Suite; the rooms were clean and spacious, the furniture comfortable, and the bed divine. The weather was great, and we will definitely be back.