- Reviews: 671
Club Med Ixtapa: The Best Family Vacation in Ixtapa
I think this might be the best family spot in Ixtapa, with fun activities for all ages throughout the day and night. The resort is about 20 acres and features tennis, swimming pools, a nice beach and, of course, the usual Club Med circus activities. There are beautiful views of the Pacific ocean from a nice terrace, very good food and a pretty park-like setting.
The views from the terraces are great. The adult pool and children's pools are beautiful. Ocean activities include sailing and kayaking lessons and races, as well as snorkeling. Although the beach is public, it's relatively quiet and clean.
- Reviews: 16
Villa Mexicana: Best Buy on La Ropa Beach
This hotel is right on Playa La Ropa, just southwest of Zihuatanejo. It is a small hotel, only two stories high. It offers pretty good dining at its restaurant, La Dona Prudencia, it is a bit higher in price for dinner than other restaurants with equivalent food and service. Breakfast is good. There are two small swimming pools, shallow and designed more for children. The bar is above average, though I recommend buying drinks at happy hour (two for one) in the afternoon, because the drinks are a bit spendy. The service is very friendly, the front desk people are very helpful. This hotel is a good value - lowest priced hotel on Playa La Ropa . I stayed there two weeks last January and I am booked again for two weeks in January '05.
There is a great view of the sunset from this hotel, overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Please take note of these two drawbacks: The beds are hard - they are mattresses on cement pedestals. This is typical of most Mexican hotels. The second drawback is many rooms do not have balconies or patios. If your reservation is for "run of the house", you will likely get one of those rooms without a balcony or a patio. If you are away from your room all the time, it doesn't matter. If you like to sit on a balcony and watch the world go by, then you may have a problem. If you get one of these rooms, go to the front desk every day and ask if a room with a patio/balcony is available. Be polite. Do NOT offer a "tip" - the clerks will be offended. If a room with a patio or balcony becomes available, they will let you switch rooms. After those two drawbacks (three, if you wish to have a large, adult sized swimming pool), I have nothing but raves for this hotel. For the money, it is the best you will find. I don't mind the hard beds, I swim in the ocean and I am patient about getting a room with a patio/balcony, so I enjoy myself while there to the max. Clean, friendly and quiet. Yes, this is not a raunchy party hotel, it is more for romantic couples of all ages. Many families bring their children here, especially because of the safe, mild ocean. I recommend this hotel - if you are looking for a 4 or 5 star hotel, this might not be for you. It is, however, quite a bit better than a 3 star, close to a 4 star.
- Reviews: 203
Sol Melia Ixtapa: Sol Melia Ixtapa All inclusive!
This was an amazing place to stay and the package I got from AeroMexico made it ridiculously cheap!
I stayed there for 4 days and loved every minute of it! They have daytime programs for the children which enables the adults to get some time off..
The food is amazing! I needed to be wheeled back up to my room on most nights..
The Pina Coladas at the pool bar are a real treat on a hot day as well. I was drinking too many of them so I had mine "virgin" so I could enjoy the refreshing taste of pineapple and coconut..
The sunsets at night are well worth the visit...
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