Trip Advisor Reviews
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.
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.
Apr 11, 2017Reviewed by CtMaya
We have been going to Mazatlan for many years and have always wanted to stay here. The perfect opportunity arose when our flight from the Northeast was cancelled and we were forced to extend our vacation for 3 days. El Sol La Vida has a 3 night minimum so it was just meant to be. Linda and Ray are terrific hosts, friendly and easy going and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them. We have known their lovely daughter for several years who owns the cafe right next door which we have frequented many times (outstanding food and live music 3 times a week!). This beachfront accommodation is beautifully decorated with all the amenities one would need. The delicious breakfasts were a feast and were different each day. All in all, we enjoyed the entire experience and would recommend this to anyone looking for an unbeatable beachfront view, long walks on the beach, relaxation and beautiful surroundings.