Jean Marie Butterlin sent me this San Clemente Palmazul Update.
Renovated Palmazul restaurant looking east.
Gary & Merri, Pascale and I met with Cristina the new manager at Palmazul.
We toured the hotel and must admit that we were quite impressed with the renovation. There is a new kitchen. The old kitchen has been added to the dining room area which makes it very nice. There is new furniture, an
infinity pool, new decking and new outside furniture, new bar.
All the rooms have been renovated with A/C, new wood trimmings; updated bathrooms. There is also a new paved parking lot, new entrance and showers when you come from the beach at the back entrance.
Cristina seems to be the best manager that they had and from what I have seen and from what our customers who stay there, she is super professional.
They have invested a bunch of money and also made more rooms available by transforming the 3rd floor apartment into three more rooms.
Vistazul also starts to look very nice, but still far from being finished!
We will have dinner together next week and will have more pictures.
Will see how much discount we can get for our clients on the tour.
On another note, I am negotiating with the owner of La Piedra directly some discounts for your subscribers. Jean Marie
Renovated Palmazul restaurant looking west.
Here are photos of our rental unit.
View from bedroom
The penthouse is on the top floor here at Palmazul and includes the swimming pool, tennis courts… and a spa.
The penthouse is right on the beach and is available for rent. These units are fully equipped for longer term stays… kitchen… with full size fridge.
Living room with a view…
two large private balconies…
with these views of the sunset.
Incredible beauty is good news.
There are still really low prices on Ecuador’s coast… incredible value to our way of thinking. This is one reason we love Ecuador as a place to beat inflation.. Yet the sun is about to set on the really best prices.
Here is a patio shot.
This is an ideal place to stay if you want to travel the coast and get to know this stretch of Ecuador’s coast from Manta to Canoa where a great deal of the beach expansion is now taking place. You can see below how tiny San Clemente is ideally placed between Manta and Canoa.
You can dine in the clubhouse overlooking Ecuador’s wonderful Pacific coast.
Dinner here is special too. You can visit this Ecuadorian fisherman when he brings in his fresh Pacific catch each day back to the hotel….where you can choose your meal. Few Ecuadorian coastal hotels offer this service. Wonderful Pacific fish, crabs and shrimp that are huge…like this….cooked at the hotel minutes after they are brought off the boat.
Or stroll into nearby Ecuadorian coastal town of San Clemente for dinner or lunch. The penthouse gives you miles of empty beach.
Here we look to the left .
And the right…more quiet Ecuadorian beach.
Let me hasten to add that it is the quiet that Merri and I love. San Clemente is NOT for those who want a bustling city.
San Clemente is a charming rustic, coastal village, 45 minutes north of the port city of Manta , almost exactly in the middle of Ecuador ’s coast.
This property is especially unique because…
The village is quite and leads to dead end road that serves…
this strip of the Pacific. The road runs only a mile or so and has speed bumps. The penthouse is on the beach and the mountain is behind so no one can build. No big project can come in a create a lot of noise.
Palmazul is perfectly located on a dead end road..enjoying proximity to town yet quiet as there is no through traffic. Transportation is also easy and fun…small motorcycles with a seat!
San Clemente is a perfect starting point for exploring Ecuador ’s coast…in the middle so you can reach the north or south of the coast in a hurry.
Yet in San Clemente, the days are full. You are welcome to join the local fishermen who ride this surf out for the day.
Fish from the jetties, stroll the beach, travel the coast, hike, horse ride, play tennis or just relax around the pool or on the beach.
Of course you can also work. Palmazul offers free wireless broadband for your laptop. Enjoy the peace and quiet of Ecuador ’s coast, but always stay in touch electronically with the rest of the world.
Your penthouse has the immediate sea view and private balcony so your comfort does not end when the sun sets. As dusk arrives so does the seas breeze…fresh into your room.
Cozy in your bed…
$135 per night
$750 per week
$1,200 per month.