Thanks to its perfect location on the west coast of southern Mexico, Ixtapa is one of the most delightful places on the planet to watch the sunset. The soft sand invites lucky visitors to relax, lay back and enjoy the moment. Average high temperatures in the mid-80s make Ixtapa a premier vacation spot, keeping Ixtapa hotels busy year-round. The crystal blue Pacific water is perfect for diving, boating, and for swimming with dolphins, and it's common to see people here calmly riding horses on the beach. Ixtapa is popular with sport fishing enthusiasts who come to catch blue marlin, yellow fin tuna and sailfish. Travelers looking to experience Mexico’s rich history and cultural diversity have several options near Ixtapa. The cobblestone streets of Zihuatanejo are only 10-minutes away. There, local artisans and fishermen sell their wares in the market, and calm coral inlets offer excellent snorkeling. A half-hour away, the 3,000-year old ruins of Xihuacan offer visitors a chance to explore a recently excavated, 45-foot-tall Mayan pyramid.
Barceló Ixtapa hotel
For those seeking to simply relax in this paradise, no Ixtapa resorts can compare to the 5-star Barceló Ixtapa. This luxurious hotel is located along scenic Playa de Palmar, offering a one-of-a-kind beachfront destination for weddings, honeymoons, family vacations and business retreats. Barceló Ixtapa offers rooms with beautiful ocean views, lively bars, international restaurants, multiple buffets, and lively, nightly entertainment. Imagine exercising at the pool in the morning, swimming in the ocean in the afternoon, relaxing in the U-Spa in the evening, and then ending the night with a live show in the theater. No other Ixtapa hotels offer such a wide range of exciting amenities. Best of all, Barceló Ixtapa features the Barceló All Inclusive Package. All inclusive guests are welcomed with a cocktail and receive snacks at the poolside restaurant, buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners, complimentary restocking of their in-room mini-bar, free towels and umbrellas at the beach and the pool, complimentary kid's club access for children aged 5 to 12, access to the tennis courts and fully-equipped gym, and complimentary access to nightly live entertainment.