When Gary posted to Facebook that we were on a road trip, my brother-in-law Mike responded ‘you are on a boat how can you be on a road trip?’ We needed provisions that we couldn’t find in the small markets here. So we threw some clothes in a backpack, took the water taxi to the land taxi, and headed out 25 miles away to Manzanillo. We wanted to check out the anchorages here as well, so we asked the driver to take us to Las Hadas Golf Resort and Marina. We were hoping to get a room there for the night and we are so glad we did! Bolivian billionaire Don Antenor Patiño hired José Luis Ezquerra, a famous Spanish architect, to create a fairytale resort. After 10 years of construction, Patiño’s dream was realized when the resort opened in 1974 as Las Hadas or ‘The Fairies’. The white washed buildings are on multiple levels tucked in to a hill overlooking the bay. Walking along the cobbled paths passing turrets and towers you have the sense of being in a fairytale. Hollywood soon discovered the beauty of Las Hadas. In 1979 the movie “10” starring Bo Derek and Dudley Moore was filmed here.
This resort is just beautiful! But I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.