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.
Las Brisas was the first Resort built in Huatulco, previously a Club Med. The resort was snuggled amoungst the mountains in Tangolunda Bay. The resort has three fantastic beaches and is spread out over a 55 acre piece of shoreline. We arrived in the dark and were shuttled off into the darkness on a mini bus that seated 9 people comfortably to our room way up on the hill overlooking the entire resort. We upgraded to an ocean view balcony Jr Suite for just over $65 CAD per night. Our room had a fantastic view of the bay and looked straight out into the Pacific Ocean. The Resort featured two morning buffets and one buffet for lunch and supper. Over at the main bar there was a snack bar that operated daily from 1:00-5:00. The food at the resort was nothing special as far as taste and quality and the buffet items were very repetitious. The Resort had 5 A La Carte Resturants, Mexican, Arabian, Pergola, Mediterranean and The Solarium. Steak in Huatulco was very thin and resembled a Bonanza steak for any Canadians out there. Bar service was a hit and a miss as after supper everyone was funneled into the Main Bar area as the rest of the bars at the resort were closed. This made for some very loud and crazy evenings as children cried and screamed as their parents tried to have a couple drinks before bed. The best part of the resort were the staff, they were friendly and accomodating and deserved every peso they earned. A SPECIAL shout out to Saul at the Solarium. Saul took very good care of us at the New Years Party and became our favorite as we visited the Solarium twice during our 14 day stay. When you needed a drink "Better call Saul". The resort was spread out and although walking was easy the main for of transportation was the shuttle buses that were always a phone call away. One of the Drivers who really took care of us was Nelson, He was always happy and liked to fool around with the girls. We had a few issues with the concierge as we tried to book a couples massage and were double booked, when we tried to reschedule there were no other times in the two weeks we were there. All in all the resort was clean and had great beaches, the food was below average and the lack of a quiet spot for an evening drink made for a pretty long somewhat boring two weeks. We did end up traveling to the local town La Crucecita a few evenings and sat a local bar and enjoyed the local entertainment. The town was very safe and had many options for food. The best meals of the trip were eaten at La Crema Bar. The pizza was exceptional, I will review La Crema in a separate review.
Our family's recent trip to Huatulco was nothing short of amazing. We've been to lots of resorts in lots of beautiful countries - with our two young kids and without - but Las Brisas Huatulco goes down in the books as one of our all-time favourites. If you're an average traveller who a) is looking for a heavenly escape from the everyday (and frigid Canadian winters in our case) and who b) reads some TripAdvisor reviews and thinks "who are these people and what made them this unreasonable and irrational?", thenthis is the place for you. It boasts unbeatable weather (you'll see shirts in town that say "no bad days" and it's legit), a beautiful location (where the desert meets a calm ocean Bay in the midst of authentic, small-town Mexico), a clean, well-appointed and modernized resort (for all you mattress and bedding gurus, you'll sleep like a baby), superbly friendly staff (they try their hardest to use and improve their English and they're appreciative of you doing the same with your Spanish), tasty food and drink options (awesome quality and variety) and access to an abundance of activities (available directly on the resort as well as through tour providers that take you offsite).Quite literally, the only thing I'd say is that guests with mobility issues could find the picturesque resort grounds daunting with the steep inclines and high number of stairs as the entire property is nestled in a hilly utopia. However, drivers are at the ready to take you wherever you need to go in what seems like an endless supply of resort-owned vehicles. All you have to do is wait for one at any pickup location. You can also pick up a phone in your room or at any one of many telephones at outdoor points around the resort and they're in front of you and ready to whisk you where you want to go in a matter of minutes. And do you know what? We ran into multiple guests who were enjoying a repeat visit there. I'm not talking one or two visits, but 11, 23 and 30. It's truly a hidden gem - so much so that I considered taking a pass on writing this review so we can keep it to ourselves during what I'm confident will become our family's favourite vacation tradition.
Beautiful beaches and wonderful area for snorkeling, kayaks and catamarans at the hotel.The food was a good level for an all inclusive. The rooms were sparse but the beds very good.We should have transferred our money to pesos at the hotel - lost a lot in the exchange rate trading in Canada.The airport appears very small when we arrived but there are a few shops and a restaurant available prior to leaving.Our main issues were with some of the staff. A few wonderful people stood out as very hard working and we were very appreciative. We always bring money for tips to let everyone know how glad we are for their help in making our trip special.Some examples of why we will not return;1. Toilet overflowed, we phoned for fixing, it was fixed but the water that overflowed (1/2 the washroom) was not mopped up. Overflow was in a ‘Brisas Beach Club Deluxe’ room.2. Though we paid full price for 3 in our room, the room supplies were for only 2 constantly.3. I started to dread going to the Mexican restaurant breakfast spot since the hostess continually tried to sit us at the back of the restaurant, in the sun. I would say no which was followed by a huff and we were escorted to the front (view area) where usually 1-3 tables were set, vacant and in the shade.4. Main Buffet same issue – i.e. my Son and I were told insistently to sit in the chairs in front of a service station though others were available – not continuously worth the fight.5. Our last night we realized there were Spanish coffees available - never offered to us at anytime, sure we can live without them but it was obviously set up for offering.6. Overall the attitude seemed to be that we were tolerated tourists - what a disappointment after a year of saving and so looking forward to visiting.
Lucky for us, my husband and I spent a week here when Toronto was freezing cold.Here are the good and not so good about this place:-- they were the first resort built in Huatulco in the 80’s, they claimed the cliff side so we could enjoy the amazing view today- even at full capacity we didn’t feel the place crowded; there were 3 beaches, 3 pools and more than enough space to explore- our junior suite was over 700 sq ft, we had a very spacious bedroom, bathroom, living room and terrace- the furniture was modern and simple, the marble floor was a big step up from ceramic tiles- there were many creatures that visited us every day: iguanas, squirrels, bunnies, a variety of birds. At the snorkeling beach we saw not many fishes but good enough for practice - imported brands were served at the bar with no extra charge - Wi-Fi connection was not bad, I could stream videos in our room- though some were not fluent in English, the staff was friendly and helpful, always a smile on their face- the boutique carried a good variety of swim wear and gear at reasonable prices. The weekly street market at the lower level also sold souvenir at good prices - we joined the 3-excursion package: city tour, snorkeling, coffee plantation and culture (lunch provided); total cost was US$105 per person. Good value.- need brighter and more light installations in our room- you could wait for the shuttle, they run often, sometime you could flag one without placing an order. But the steps could be a chore if you don’t want the exercise- the specialty restaurants were disappointing, none were up to par. We tried four and ended up at the buffet every time. The buffet was adequate with many selections, but it was like eating your aunt’s home cooking, not nearly as good as mom’s, and obviously not gourmet. All in all we had a wonderful time, we were in Las Brisas Acapulco a few years ago, we can trust this group, and hope to be back in Mexico sooner than later.
When we booked Las Brisas, it was based on having the most swimmable beaches on Tangulada Bay. We were expecting an older resort and some limitations but were very pleasantly surprised.Check in, although there were many of us, was a breeze. We had planned to upgrade on arrival and the receptionist suggested we wait until the next day as we would have more options. As soon as we were checked in we were shuttled to our room. Our room very much exceeded expectations. Our room (Nimbus in Nubes) was spacious, completely renovated, and had stunning views. We decided to not upgrade although we didn't have a balcony. The duration of the week our room was neat as a pin and well stocked with fresh towels and drinks in the fridge. The only issue we had is one day our air conditioner started leaking into our bathroom and it was promptly fixed.Many reviews talk of the hills and stairs in this resort and there is no denying that you can get your workout. That said, we walked most places and when we did take the trolley, we never waited longer than a couple minutes. Take your time to walk around, we found many lookouts and quiet spaces that aren't on the map.The food/drinks:my husband and I enjoyed the food. There was always a great selection, many different stations, and many Mexican options in the buffet at breakfast and lunch. We are the Mexican a la carte and the Kasbah a la Carte. The Mexican was exceptional and the Kasbah was good. We were supposed to eat at the Solarium but every person we spoke to that ate there said it was not good so we cancelled our reservation. Drinks were also good, all were made to order, no mixes. The margarita on the rocks were great!Beaches/pool:we spent most of our time at the snorkel beach as the sand was softest there and we liked the snorkelling. We spent a day at the main beach but found that at certain times it had quite a shelf that could be hard to step up on. The water was always calm and very swimmable. We walked down pst the Barcelo and Dreams and found the beaches there to be very steep and corse.The only pool we spent time at was the adults only. There is no animation and it's very calm and quiet. It was a nice way to end a hot day on the beach.The entertainment: we caught a few of the shows in the evening. Some were better than others. It was pretty standard entertainment. The resort offers daily programming including yoga, Spanish lessons, water aerobics, bird watching, etc all which take place around the resort.The employees at Las Brisas are exceptional. Kind and helpful even when I was butchering the Spanish language. I didn't feel the service was any different whether we tipped or not. A very wonderful and welcoming group. We definitely plan on returning!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- 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
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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