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El Alquimista Yoga & Spa
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

With its relaxing location near the west end of the beach, El Alquimista is slightly isolated from the more populous parts of Zipolite. This makes for a much more laid-back experience than staying at, say, Hotel Nude. That being said, a short walk down the beach leads one right to the aforementioned hotel, and it's just a slightly longer walk by road. From there it's just a few steps to the heart of the city, so despite the quiet and isolation of El Alquimista, everything you want is nearby.
The hotel itself is nice, if a bit sparse. Our room (#17, should you be interested) was located right above the restaurant. There was a small balcony, which was the perfect size for two people to sit and relax. The room looked right out onto the ocean, and had sliding doors to the balcony, as well as sliding screens. I opened the doors right when we got there, and we didn't close them the whole week, just left the screens. There was an air conditioner in the room, but we didn't use it, as the breeze off of the water was sufficient. The room had a king size bed with mosquito netting, a nicely sized daybed off to the side, two sling-back chairs (which we moved to the balcony), and a small wardrobe. True, there wasn't much room to hang any clothes, but this isn't exactly a town where you'll need formal wear, so we didn't have an issue. The bathroom is a nice size, if a bit rustic, and we had no complaints.
Service is decent, but for the most part they leave you alone. After our third day, the cleaning staff must have figured out that we spent most of our time on the balcony, and brought in two more chairs and put them out there, which impressed us. The restaurant staff is decent, but significantly more attentive in the afternoons and evenings than in the mornings. Prices are reasonable, and the food quality is spectacular. For the record, best coffee I've ever had, bar none.
On our first morning there, after having fallen asleep to the sound of the ocean, we were awoken by the sunrise. It comes up in full view of the bed, and you can watch it from there. Sure, you could close the curtains, but why? Every morning, I got up to watch the sun come up; every day, it was slightly different. Then, sit on the balcony and read, go down to the beach and relax, walk into the town, wander into the ocean, whatever. This was, without question, the most relaxed either my wife or I have ever been.
We had originally planned to stay at Hotel Nude, but our travel dates changed and we couldn't get a room there. We did hang out there a bit, and felt that El Alquimista was a better overall choice. Nude is nice, don't get me wrong, but it's a bit more lively, and the views aren't quite as nice. (Okay, the views of people might be nicer at Nude, but you get my meaning...) Honestly, we'll be staying here for sure when we go back to Zipolite.

Room Tip: Get a room as close to the water as you can.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We had two very relaxed days here at Alquimista and enjoyed our stay a lot.
The Cabanas at the beach offered a nice view, were clean and offered a nice view.
The staff was friendly and helped us out with every question and the best things was the beautiful chillout area on the beach that gives you a bit of shade :)

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Travel l
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Having had a very memorable meal in El Alquimista in 2010, we decided to stay there during our recent visit to Zipolite. The service was okay - no efforts were made to show us the grounds, the guy just pointed from behind his desk. The tiny cabaña had an extra small double bed with a net that did nothing to prevent the mosquitoes from eating us alive while we slept, a small table with chair, two small, triangular shaped shelving units (an odd shape to put things in), tiny bathroom with no door, nor division between the shower and toilet. The space had little room for luggage (we had two carry ons and two backpacks) but it had a lovely balcony with two lounge chairs and a hammock. The hotel is located on the west end of the beach, perfect for those looking for a quiet retreat. It has a small swimming pool, spa, daily yoga (at an additional cost), and small restaurant. We ate there once - the experience was nothing spectacular this time. The best part of our stay were the toiletries provided - all local, organic, delicious smelling products and the hammock. We least enjoyed the tiny bed and the temperature changes in the cabaña - hot at night and cold in the morning.

Room Tip: Splurge on the rooms with larger bed and air conditioning. Bring flashlight.
Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Great place to unwind . Nice rooms with great views. The massage and yoga classes are awesome. Very secure day and night. They will arrange transportation to and from the airport and anywhere else. Highly recommend especially if it is your first time to Zipolite. Plenty of close by restaurants. Don't hesitate to roam the streets of town day or night for a real eye opening experience. A flashlight at night will make you feel more secure.Have fun!

Room Tip: We had a king room#18. Lots of room to stretch out and relax
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Really really good place go stay with your couple, room amazing, a doc with the nudist concept of the zone, private if you like so, depends on you, food above the average, good service, just the pool was under maintenance and nobody advice that, beach almost private, and you can buy really good stuff with local people that pass by

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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