There are lots of activities to keep you busy for a week (at least). The resort is nice and the surrounding area has much to offer. Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are great, each with something different to offer. We always felt safe.
The tuna fishing was incredible. I was so busy that I didn't golf, but the courses look great. The beach was not crowded and there were very few peddlers. The Ixtapa Island tour was not good value, but even that was an interesting diversion for most of a day.
The resort restaurants are a good value and the Mexican fiesta was good entertainment. The drinks at the pool bar were very weak and very expensive. Service was great, though.
Everything at the resort can be charged to your unit, which is very convenient. It's all computerized and there was no problem with the accounting upon checkout.
The staff is very friendly and helpful, which is always welcome.
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Sweet Home, Oregon
January 18, 2005
From journal Having a Blast in Ixtapa!
March 6, 2004
From journal Mexican Splendour
February 29, 2004
From journal Ixtapa for a week
December 31, 2002
From journal Paradise in the Pacific
Cissna Park, Illinois
November 6, 2002
The people here are from all over. We even met a couple from Montana. Everyone is very friendly and eager to help. The rooms are well-furnished though some wear-and-tear is evident. The full kitchen came with all the necessary utensils. The daily maid service included a different towel animal each day, decorated with beautiful local flowers. There is even a small grocery store onsite stocked with foodstuffs and various sundries. The resort offers a daily activity schedule if you care to join in. Everything from water aerobics to feeding the alligators!
For us, the biggest plus was the beauty and the laidback atmosphere of Ixtapa. We came for rest and relaxation and found an abundance of both!
From journal A Week in Paradise
September 3, 2002
From journal Cruising the Grenadine Islands
April 30, 2002
From journal Ixtapa, Mexico
London, United Kingdom
December 25, 2001
Not suitable if you''re allergic to church bells. The church is right next door. They don''t ring for services before 7.30am, but there is an automatic clock which rings every quarter-hour (quite quietly) right through the whole day and night. Identification of hours is idiosyncratic. Apart from that, the only noise is from occasional sea-birds, local kids playing a last game in the square, and cars which have lost their way.
From journal The last Phoenicians?