I have been fortunate to be able to bring groups of tennis players from Victoria to El Palmar for 7 days of great tennis and relaxing fun in the sun many times over, hosted and managed by John and Rosa Lapointe. Everyone, whether they are novice or experienced players enjoy tennis each day, we are driven there (a quick 15 min drive), given lessons/introductory clinics and play tennis for a at least two hours each morning with each other and some of the locals. For those who love the game and want to have an ultimate tennis holiday, El Palmar is perfect.
There are 4 clay courts nearby and El Patlmar's owner takes guests there and back by van for drop-in tennis matches. Melaque is not a luxury resort town which makes it a wonderful place to visit.
Locals are friendly, helpful and honest, so it's safe to walk the streets day or night. What a wonderful setting for tennis - I love playing on those red-clay courts! My wife was thrilled with the beautiful accommodation.
Highly recommended! Tennis every morning on 4 beautiful red clay courts - who could ask for more! El Palmar is very laid back and relaxed, and the price is right!
Thank you so so much for lightening my day by coming home to find these pictures. What a great shot at the Ceviche bar. My photos are not great at all and need a better camera. They are all too distant. Then Barry has sent on ones of my serves and of us. It is wonderful, and yes, had to wait a long time for them to chug out of my computer.
Was it a dream? Could it be possible that only 2 weeks ago I was lazing in your pool, trundling along to the tennis courts, eating those delicious bananas, the morning Smoothies, the shrimp etc etc. It was all so wonderful, so relaxing, the foods, so so good. Thank you all for making it that way for us. I will never forget particularly the kindness of Fergie and Paco on my first 2 days feeding me, seeing the wreck I was!! Thank you.
We really had the best time with you. It was perfect for us as we so love to play tennis and every day came another variation, sometimes very low key and sometimes very high key, like doubles with Martin, Fergie and Osvaldo or Mario!! Hey, I never played with you John! Then my change of serve, and wish I'd had more time to practice.
My trip back was very good (except for going through with 3 bananas and had to go through Agricultural X ray etc!! I offerred them the bananas too) and made my connections OK. I have only played once the day after my return and was quite jet lagged and worked every day since except for Sunday, yesterday.
I miss you all, had such a great time , and Barry and I really want to return possibly in November. Thank you for everything and sending such great pictures. I think your place is so great! My tan is already fading!
Wish I could return!