Las Brisas Huatulco
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The Las Brisas Huatulco sits on an narrow peninsula over looking Tangolunda Bay. The views from this resort are amazing. The Las Brisas is a great 4 star option for couples and families because of its great value, it often times has very good vacation package prices. However, if the Dreams Huatulco is available at a similar price, that would be a better hotel option. The Las Brisas is located on a hill and doesn't have elevators, so if mobility is an issue, this hotel might not be a good choice. Still a great resort and definitely recommended.
Featuring four beaches and the most stylish accommodations in Huatulco, the Las Brisas is a delightful self-contained retreat set on 50 acres. Snorkel in the clear waters above the coral reef facing the hotel, enjoy tennis, squash, or the best gym in the area, or feast at four restaurants. Golf is less than ten minutes away. Las Brisas has all the features and amenities you need to make your all inclusive Huatulco vacation perfect.
Location: Beachfront at Tangolunda Bay, 3 minutes from Tangolunda Golf Course, 10 minutes from the town of La Crucesita, 30 minutes from the airport.
In fairness, I would give Las Brisas 3.5.As an all-inclusive vacation, it underwhelmed in some aspects and exceeded expectations in others. The hotel is older but very well kept. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are very nice with incredible views. As a former Club-Med, the hotel looked like it used to cater to vacationers interested in sports activities like tennis, volleyball, soccer and so forth. However, now most of those sports areas are empty, unused. The staff are are very pleasant; the service overall was good.The hotel is popular with Mexican families, which is a nice change from the Cancun side mega-resorts filled with obnoxious spring breakers. It's a quiet, laid back vibe here. There are, of course, a handful of all-inclusive vacationers from Canada but if you are expecting that faux poshness of many other Mexican resort areas, you will find Las Brisas disappointing. The food was really mediocre. The buffet was edible but the same recycled dishes were available day in / day out. The a la carte restaurants were rarely open and when available, the service really needed improvement. In fact, the food tasted like it was prepared at the buffet, then walked over to the restaurant. If you are staying at Las Brisas, taxis are cheap, so go into town for dinner. There is only one bar open in the evening and it is NOT party town. The hotel's entertainment is Mexico resort circa 1995.BUT...the beach is ah-mazing!! Like the nicest I have ever been to in Mexico. Definitely the nicest in the Huatulco resort area. But, here is the rub: it's basically a private beach for the hotel not accessible any other way except via Las Brisas (or by boat). Water is calm, clear and clean. Sandy underfoot and great for families. Spectacular.If you are there for the beach, it is easy to overlook all the underwhelming aspects of this hotel. However, if you are here for the hotel (bars, food, pools, amenities) you will wish you were elsewhere.
This was our second trip to Las Brisas, and it was amazing. The last time we visited was December, so it was very busy. This time it was June, so there were a lot less people. That said, the resort was beautiful and well run, the people friendly and generous, and we loved it. Our only complaint was the food: I guess because it's the slower season, they had fewer restaurants open, which was fine, except we were given wrong information as to what was open, and more than once showed up to eat at what turned out to be a closed restaurant. The food got a little repetitive, but I didn't travel there for the food, so it didn't bother us. We will definitely be back.
Context: My wife and I went to Las Brisas in Hualtulco for the first time June 2017 for 3 days. We had never been to the area before and went for a getaway. We're relatively young in our mid-late twenties. We read good reviews prior to going and did some research on stuff-to-do. We like all-inclusive so went under this package.Overall Impression: Las Brisas is a large, sprawling, resort approximately 20 min taxi ride from the airport. It's primary clientele are mostly Mexican nationals with their family's on vacation. It's great for those on a budget - the food is decent, alcohol is plentiful, and there are 3 different beaches, pools, and a variety of water sports such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, catamaran sailing, and snorkeling. However, overall we left Las Brisas disappointed. It's not efficient to use the golf cart system in the resort and thus we were left hiking 152 steps one-way to the beach everyday - not bad but it takes a while to get from place-to-place in this resort - plan 10 - 15 min walk with large elevation changes up-and-down stairs. The hotel definitely mis-advertises its 4th "beach" aka Secret beach. It's not a beach per say but a rocky cove - you can't swim there unless you want to step on sea urchins or get slammed on rocks. We really wanted to do all the water sports, especially my wife, but only were able to do kayaking because 1. the people who run the water sports are very disorganized and 2. the staff are very careful regarding swim/water sport conditions - to the point where if the water is slightly choppy they will run a black flag which essentially shuts down all snorkeling and water sports activities. There is a guy on staff who runs a jet ski from the Tornillo beach for $25 US and we regret not doing it the first day because we were told he would come back at 9am the following days and he never showed up. In regards to the staff and customer service -most staff are friendly and nice. We did encounter some staff who weren't helpful or who came across as being miffed when asked for drinks, or for help, but this did not happen often. In terms of alcohol (the most important part) there are 4 bars - only the main bar is open past 5pm. Negra Modelo & Modelo are on draft for beer - other beer is extra $ (like Corona), you get house red or white wine, local liquors - if you want Jack Daniels or name brand liquor its extra $. I felt like the alcohol was watered down but that just me. I know my tolerance - and drinking 3 large tequila shots which normally would make me feel buzzed would barely do anything - I had to drink a lot just to get a buzz. Food wise - there is a large selection of food. I did get stomach sick the last day at the hotel, not sure if it was simply from the veal I had at the Mediterranean restaurant or from just eating a lot of rich food. There are tons of kids running around the place - which is good and bad. Pools close at 8pm which is way too early! Also the resort only provides 2 large water bottles in your fridge everyday they stock in the afternoon, if you want more water you constantly have to be going to the bar to get small water bottles. My wife and I both agree we won't be returning to Las Brisas. It's a nice place for families and those wanting to get some nice beaches on a budget but its not for us. We'll pay a little more next time to ensure we get what we want. Pros: clean & nice room, 3 beaches offers diversity and they are pretty nice, decent food and plenty of cheap alcoholCons: Lots of kids, some unfriendly/lazy staff, Pools close at 8pm, not all staff speaks English (downside only if you don't speak Spanish), lots of hiking & stairs to get around resort, Hotel mis advertises beaches, disorganized water sports, overall a lot of little rules and regulations
My husband and I were in Huatulco for a week in March, 2017 and stayed at Las Brisas. We booked with Transat and came from Canada. The resort is really quite big and spread out, which worried me a bit, but it was actually easy to navigate. It gives lots of opportunity to explore while trying to find a path to your room, or the beach or a restaurant. There are amazing gardens and paths if you get lost, and lots of great birds, butterflies and lizards along the way. Also, lots of stairs to work off some beer calories. However, if you can't or don't want to do the stairs, they have little motorized carts that come around once every 5 or so minutes to take you to your room. We really never had to wait long for one (except on check out when we all needed them at the same time- check out early to avoid a wait- though we still weren't late catching our bus). Check in and check out was fast and efficient. The rooms are arranged in clusters around the resort and seem to be based on height ("sea" was closer to the beach, "mountains" are higher up and "stars" are the highest, up on the cliffs. Estrellas "Stars" was where we were and was WAYYY at the top of the resort and quite high up, stair wise. The room was awesome. Some have balconies, some don't. Ours was a window that did open and had a screen and overlooked one of the bays. Fantastic view. The room was clean and modern. Beds were hard, but I've never had a comfy bed anywhere in the Caribbean. Bathroom was nice with a good shower. Mini fridge stocked a bit thinly on beer but sometimes if you leave a tip in the fridge, they'll give you a bit extra. There are numerous beaches at the resort. There were LOTS of palapas and loungers, so no need to be that guy that takes a lounger at 6am and doesn't come back until noon.... you know who you are. We came here mostly for the reviews about the snorkeling, so we mainly stayed at the one across from the main buffet restaurant. There are two incredible snorkeling areas. One is a bit deeper, with a sandy bottom and puffer fish and a few stingrays that are pretty common to see. Further down, near the Mexican restaurant, there is a very shallow reef. It changes a lot with the tide coming in and out (i think morning was best when we were there) and unfortunately there were lots of red and yellow flags when we were there. It's an absolutely stunning reef with so many fish, eels, urchins, crabs, and coral. Absolutely stunning, and mostly easy to swim around. Some only waist deep. A lot of people were complaining about the red flags and going in anyway. The problem I found is that if the current is strong and the tide is low, it wouldn't be hard to be sucked into a chunk of coral and be injured. We only swam if it was yellow flag (or green). There are jellyfish. They had the blue flag up a few times, and we ran into some on an off resort snorkel trip. None of the stings were bad, but I did run into a couple when there wasn't a flag up on one day. Just make sure you're always aware and watching- it is the ocean after all. And PLEASE, don't feed the fish or make the puffer fish puff. It's their home and it makes them sick. In order for people to enjoy this special reef for years, please respect it and keep it safe.
OK...This is the furthest south my husband has ever been. I have been to New Zealand, but this is the furthest South in Mexico I've ever been. That being said..WE HAD A BLAST!! The hotel is a huge property, so if you like to walk and there are uphills, you'll love it. But they do have golf carts that will take you anywhere you want to go. We were up on the Mountain rooms. We stayed right by the GM's house. Met him a couple times and he was very very nice and helpful. The staff is always very nice and helpful. We mostly stayed on the each while Mart'in and Roberto delivered Coronas all day long. El Mexican Restaurant is very good as is Solarium. Solarium has steak when you need some "american" food and you like sitting outside looking at the ocean. We spent 7 days and it was well worth it. We went into the city 1 day to do some shopping, other than that, we pretty much stayed at the hotel. Rooms are clean and beautiful. Room service is great! We didn't spend the money on "tours". Although we wanted to go the pyramids, it happened to rain the day we wanted to go, so we didn't. They are a 6 hour drive overnight stay to see them. If you like fishing, DO NOT schedule a trip prior to arriving. There are capitanos all over and it's so much cheaper and they totally know where to catch the best fish. If you like to just lay on the beach, which is what we did, it's the best for that too! 3 different pools and an Adult Only pool. We mostly spend time at the beach. They have Rec leaders to take care of the kids and keep them entertained. All in all, we would go back. We went in June and it was really hot until it rained and we were in the water when it rained and it was amazing!! If we were to go back, we'd pick Jan - Apr. then entire state of Oaxaca and city of Huatulco is the safest and cleanest in all of Mexico.Enjoy! Have a Corona for me!
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails, house wine with meals 11 am to 11 pm)
- Table Tennis
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- *1hr per person/per day. 18 years minimum age.
- 484 rooms in four 3 storey buildings
- 3 restaurants: Main buffet & a la carte restaurants, dress code in effect
- 2 bars
- Snack bar
- 4 pools, including children's pool
- 12 tennis courts
- 3 squash courts
- 18 hole golf course (fee)
- Fitness centre
- Soccer, basketball and volleyball courts
- Massages (fee)
- Table Tennis
- Meeting facilities
Oceanview Deluxe Rooms include:
- 1 king or 2 queen beds
- Satellite TV
- Ceiling fan
- In-room safe
- Mini-bar (2 soft drinks, 2 beers, and 1 bottled water)
- Hair Dryer
- Max occ. 4 persons or 3 adults
Oceanview Junior Suites include:
- Same amenities as above but with 1 king bed
- Separate living/dining area
- Private balcony or terrace
Brisas Beach Club Suites include:
- Same amenities as Deluxe Room
- Plus deluxe amenities including bathrobe and slippers
- Concierge service
- Use of an exclusive lounge for private breakfasts, snacks and cocktails
Kids Deal - Kids 2-6 Stay, Play & Eat FREE at Las Brisas when sharing a room with 2 adults. Just pay a special airfare. Kids 7-12 pay special kids price.
For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 6-11, Babysitting (fee).
Golf Bonus - Receive a 30% discount off green fees at Tangolonda Golf course (arrange & pay locally).
Honeymooners - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine in their room. Request at tiime of booking. Marriage Certificate required upon check-in.
Early Booking Bonus - Las Brisas hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Las Brisas HuatulcoHuatulco,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Bahia Tangolunda Lote 1, Huatulco 70989 Mexico
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