I moved about 20 years ago to Zihuatanejo with the idea of living by the ocean to enjoy the wonders of this warm weather year round. It took me a couple years to find my spot. It was in 1999 on a Sunday trip to Barra de Potosí with my dad and oldest son that I found it. It was hard to resist to the beauty of the beach, the shade of a hundred palm trees and a wonderful view to the rock islands of Los Morros de Potosí. Finally, I had my piece of paradise to build my adobe house. I had been playing with the design in my brain for a long time so, it only took 10 months to build it. It had to be adobe since it reminded me of my childhood's home in Mexico City. It's one of the few houses made in this material on the beach. It keeps the rooms cooler and the building blends in with the sand. Your eyes always focus on nature and easily spot birds, iguanas, lizards, frogs, squirrels, whales... The long stretch of beach is great for walks or jogging. You can swim almost every month of the year except for September and some days in October during the hurricane season. Most likely you will find me hoping from one chair to another enjoying a smoke and a good book but I invite you to venture out or just relax on a hammock or rocking chair waiting for sunset.
Playa Calli is truly a special place that once found should never be lost. I started coming here many years ago to get away from the hustle and bustle of my busy life. It has become my oasis in the horizon when it is time to recharge. It is the perfect place to leave your worries behind, unwind and recharge the mind, body and soul. Grab a hammock and a book and just escape!
I love my daily walks on the magnificent beach where sometimes the only mammals you will see may be a local dog stopping to say Hola! or if you are really lucky seeing one of the phenomenal whales that plays in the bay. Honestly, there are no words to describe the gift that Mother Nature puts on nightly with her sunsets!
Playa Calli is an intimate bed and breakfast where you will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. The breakfasts are always superb with fresh fruits, juices and eggs and a variety of toast. I recommend huevos rancheros. The dinners are always a highlight of the stay usually with fresh fish and vegetables. The company is always enjoyable. And if you are not a fish lover, they will prepare some delightful chicken, pasta or Mexican dish. Just let them know.
One of the things that makes Playa Calli so special is the fact that there are no tvs or music available to interrupt the sounds of the beach and the variety of birds that sing their song.
Recent additions are new beds with yummy linens that make getting out of bed a struggle. The view, the service and the hammocks are always beyond my expectations!
Definitely check out the Lagoon and the wonderful birds that call it their home. The restaurants down the way offer a nice afternoon snack or you can go fishing, snorkeling or kayaking. Myself? I am happiest grabbing a hammock, reading a book and counting the waves.
You will leave Playa Calli refreshed and dreaming of your next stay! I hope you love it here as much as me. I do believe that it is one of the greatest gifts of my life!