Guest Comments



"I was invited by the sister of the groom and it was in fun-but-hard-to-pronounce Zihuatanejo, Mexico. The bride and groom chose this particular destination because they felt it's Mexico's best kept secret; they love the tropical surroundings and the quaint feel of the town. The closest friends, myself included, all stayed at this amazing house that the ceremony and party took place at as well. Cabin fever? No way, no how. The house can best be described as a luxurious tree house; everything was made out of wood, it spanned a whole cliff, hammocks and open air abound and an infinity pool overlooked the bay. It was, to say the least, fabulous.

The dinner was delish: frosty melon soup, Peruvian ceviche, pork tamales, red snapper machaca, and lots more. The dessert was just as lavish; the wedding cake was one layer mocha and chocolate, one layer mango and chocolate. As well, there was chocolate mousse, churros, and flaming Mexican coffee. And a candy bar! What fun for the little and big kids alike." Samantha
May 2009

Stunningly Superior

"I never write emails like this. When I plan either a vacation or an event, I feel that the people I am dealing with can and will perform in the manner they have promised, and that such performance, like all other work product, should not come as a shocking surprise. However, your location, your house and your staff are so stunningly superior to anything that I could have expected that I cannot let my appreciation and gratitude go unexpressed. I have planned a lot of venued family gatherings over the years, and have almost always been very pleased with the locations and facilities. However, as should be with these types of events, the actual gathering of the family has always been the cornerstone of the event. While the wedding of my daughter will always be foremost in my memories of this past week, it just seems inconceivable at this point that the event could have been anywhere else - the house so intertwined itself into the our lives and the experience. I know that when Zoraida returns from her honeymoon that she will be writing to thank you as well, but I wanted to tell you immediately how grateful I am to you and all others involved under your direction for the suggestions and assistance which led to a memorable time for all involved. Thank you again." Bill Travis
Father of the Bride
Los Angeles, CA USA
April 2008

Intimate, Elegant and Relaxed

"I'm not sure where to even begin - I guess thank you is the best place to start! Our wedding at Casa del Arbol was more wonderful then we ever hoped! The house and its views were a stunning backdrop and perfectly complimented the intimate, elegant, and relaxed atmosphere we envisioned. Our guests were thanking US throughout the night for sharing this magical place with them.

ALL the vendors were professional, on time, invisible yet present, and truly delightful. To quote our guests, "this is the wedding no one will ever forget." Our guests came to Zihua to celebrate our wedding, but I think each of them left personally touched and with their own beautiful memories.

The wedding of course was the pinnacle of our stay, but truly - the entire 4 days were unforgettable. Your staff is fantastic and always professional. I continuously marveled how immaculate they maintain the property - we didn't encounter a single insect, inside or out! We all felt completely at peace and everyone agreed we will be returning. Your home is an unforgettable, special place. The photos will be beautiful, but they cannot capture the property's true essence... Casa del Arbol is an experience in itself. You must visit to truly understand.

With that, thank you so much for all you have done to help coordinate our event and a huge thank you to your staff for our making us so comfortable and at ease from the moment we arrived. Jose and I cannot wait to return!" Jose and Arlette Chavez
Bride & Groom
San Francisco, CA USA
April 2008

Truly Spectacular

"Ryan and I just wanted to extend our thanks to you and the wonderful staff at Casa del Arbol. The house was a truly spectacular setting for our wedding and exceeded all of our expectations. The food that was prepared everyday was amazing. The wedding turned out beautiful. All the details came together nicely and the guests were in awe of the house and setting. Our stay at Casa del Arbol was a beautiful experience we will always remember. We hope to bring friends and family back to CDA for a future visit." Amy & Ryan Gruss
Bride & Groom
Brooklyn, NY USA
March 2008

The Perfect Place

"This email is to thank you for all that you did to make the event a memorable one. Family members and friends were all impressed with Casa del Arbol and the spectacular view! It was the perfect place. The flowers were beautiful and the dinner surprised many delicate palates. Casa del Arbol is truly a jewel! All the staff did a great job. They were very friendly." Gabriella & Dominique Mantelli
Bride & Groom
Oaxaca MX
December 2007


"Casa del Arbol is gorgeous at every turn with the views and the art. We couldn't have had a more perfect setting for our wedding and our celebration with friends and family. We certainly hope to return next year!" Alexandra Kole-Kegley
Manhatten Beach, CA USA
December 2006

Good for the Soul

"On November 11, 2006, we celebrated our wedding in Zihuatanejo. We could not have dreamed or imagined the day being more magical or perfect. From the moment we entered Casa del Arbol, we never once stopped smiling.

No words or pictures could ever capture the beauty of this magnificent home. It is a place unlike any that you will ever see. It is truly a treehouse; a house that celebrates the outdoors, the bay of Zihuatanejo and its native plants.

We were married on Playa la Ropa and continued our celebration at Casa del Arbol. Every guest gasped at how amazing the house was, and many expressed a need to return to Zihuatanejo just to stay at Casa Del Arbol.

The staff was wonderful, the home indescribable, and the stay was good for the soul. This experience brought strangers together and made them friends. We've never been more relaxed or at peace... it was an event that no one will ever forget... we've embraced the house as our own. We will return." Sarah & Mike Bird
Bride & Grooom
Denver, CO USA
November 2007

Indescribable Panoramic Views

"For five memorable days, Casa del Arbol was the setting for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding activities and their 45 guests. Everyday at Casa del Arbol was spent entertaining in the magnificent open air living room, gathering around the infinity pool or just simply relaxing and viewing the indescribable panoramic views of Z's harbor.

The setting couldn't have been more romantic - a most unique "Treehouse" designed from native woods, iron, rock, lush gardens, multiple fountains, bedrooms with beautiful views and ocean breezes, and a very professionally trained staff, making a wedding never to be forgotten. Casa del Arbol was the perfect place for Mike and Sarah to share 5 days of the most important time of their lives in a truly indefinable atmosphere with family and friends." Mary Jo & Bob Bird
Mother & Father of the Groom
Hilton Head Island, SC USA
November 2006