Travelers of all kinds enjoy the paradise resort cities of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. What visitors love the most about these two incredible beach towns is that they are so different, yet they are only 6.5 kilometers apart, that is only 4 miles if you don’t know the difference! Here is a little history on the two beach towns:
Once upon a time Ixtapa was a coconut plantation, but now boasts the ultimate, luxury Mexican getaway with high-rise hotels, all-inclusive resorts, air-conditioned restaurants and upscale shopping. Enough elegance to make people want to retire in this luxurious town.
On a completely different note Zihuatanejo was a quiet little fishing village and a backpackers hotspot. Today Zihuatanejo offers winding streets including galleries and folk art shops, small boutique hotels and palapa-style seafood restaurants serving the best catch of the day. “Zihua”, as locals would call it, has a laid-back vibe and picturesque scenery of rocky cliffs, sand and sea.
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Are you traveling to this gorgeous paradise soon? I have 3 hotels in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that you should definitely check out. They will truly mesmerize you!
Perched on a cliffside overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay, the tiny Amuleto Boutique Hotel tops the area’s list of nicer, more exclusive boutique hotels. Amuleto has sweeping incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. As an intimate boutique hotel, the rooms feature elegance mixed with tropical decor and ocean view terraces. With an outdoor, small gourmet restaurant and luxurious infinity pool, the hotel is an elegant getaway from the towering all-inclusive hotels of the neighboring town of Ixtapa. With no TV’s or Alarm Clocks, Amuleto sweeps you away to a Mexican tropical escape. All six rooms are unique, the hotel provides high-end amenities like outdoor garden showers, minibars, and private plunge pools in some.
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Another hotel on a rocky hill that is perched above the mighty Pacific is Capella Ixtapa. This posh hotel has traditional Mexican touches of textured handmade clay and stone meeting sleek marble and polished hardwoods fill the cliffside getaway. They offer their guest 59 suites that face the ocean with open terraces to enjoy the view, not to mention the privacy from the other guest. Capella Ixtapa is located miles from the tourist crowds allowing guest to get away from the stress and tension the other all-inclusive resorts can bring on a traveler. Their amenities are top notch as well. Capella is well-known for giving each guest the “Capella Experience” with complimentary services including; personal Assistant Services, flexible check-in and check-out times, WiFi, and an in-room bar. Did I mention the private plunge pools in some rooms?
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Viceroy Zihuatanejo, formerly known as The Tides Zihuatanejo, is known for luxury and it’s spot on one of Mexico’s most premier beaches, Playa La Ropa. Offering its guest cool waterfalls and captivating lagoons, this adobe-inspired beach resort is a travelers dream. The resort prides itself as being one of the most romantic hideaways in Zihuatanejo. Surrounded by gardens of bougainvillea and hibiscus, this 47-room resort blends the casual romance of the coveted beachfront lifestyle with seclusion from the outside world. The hotel features eleven rooms and thirty five suites residing amidst luxuriant tropical gardens. Viceroy Zihuatanejo’s accommodations offer all the essential modern and deluxe amenities to ensure supreme comfort. This includes; flat screen TVs, air conditioning and ceiling fans, safe deposit boxes to protect your passport and valuables, hairdryers, robes, slippers, plush beach towels and much more. The DVD players are available upon request, but who would need a DVD player when you’re in paradise?
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