"OMG! The Most Relaxing Vacation We Ever Had"

Mar 8, 2017Reviewed by drmarkathompson

We came super stressed but from the moment we were greeted by Linda and Ray our worries were swept away. The property is right on a very private beach. The full breakfasts were amazing. The food at Surfs Up Cafe(on the property) was fantastic and prepared by Leanne their daughter. The restaurant also provided some great entertainment. After most vacations in the past, we were eager to get back home - not this time! We wanted to stay more than 8 days and will be back. Mark and Joanne.

"A Perfect Place to Relax...."

Jul 23, 2017Reviewed by Roberto3250

It's kind of hard for me to write an impartial review, as Ray (and his wife Linda) are living the life that I would like to live....but I'll do my best! We always try to schedule the last few days of our vacation somewhere where we can just relax, and recharge a bit from the first portion of our vacation. El Sol La Vida totally fit the bill...secluded, away from the hustle and bustle, private and extremely beautiful. Ray and Linda, the hosts, are great; and living the life that we all should aspire to! I bet Ray hasn't put on a pair of long pants for years! If you're looking for a place to jet ski, parasail, zip line, etc., this isn't probably isn't the place (although Ray could and would most likely arrange it for you). But if you are looking for total relaxation, peace tranquility....or somewhere to just hide out; this is the place for you. The other reviews were accurate as far as food, rooms, etc., so I'll stop here.... Anyway, visit El Sol La Vida; you won't be disappointed.

Like Having Your Own Beach House


El Sol La Vida was wonderful - found the reviews on Trip Advisor to be spot on. We liked the rural setting right on the beach. Only 4 rooms & had beach/pool/jacuzzi to ourselves! The huge breakfasts prepared for us each morning made it so we really didn’t need anymore food until we were ready to go out for an early supper. Our B & B host took us on our our own private day tour of a couple of colonial towns in the hills outside of Mazatlan, to a gorgeous restaurant in the countryside, and to an agave farm/tequila distillery. Delightful! Taxis were cheap & plentiful, plus our B & B host was more than willing to run us into the nearby beach town of Cerritos, which also had some restaurants/bars. Ray & Linda have a perfect balance of being available for advice or a chat, and then providing some space so you can enjoy the gorgeous view and curl up with your book under one of the palapas. Your clients who enjoy being a bit independent, would like this place.

April 2019


“We stayed at El Sol La Vida the 9-18 of February and loved every minute. Our hosts, Ray and Linda, were very attentive and helpful. Their B & B is immaculate, and was a warm and welcoming place to relax, read and soak up the sun. Awesome daily breakfasts!”


Feb 2019