Ixtapa is a popular beach resort town on the Mexican Pacific coast. Crescent-shaped lovely sandy El Palmar Beach is lined with a large number of hotels, bars, and restaurants and the area is popularly known as the Hotel District. Most hotels and resorts in Ixtapa overlook the ocean and surrounded by lush tropical greenery. They range from all-inclusive luxury resorts to relaxed family apartment hotels. Many hotels have direct access to the beach, one or more swimming pools, own restaurants and bars, and daily entertainment. Most of the hotels in Ixtapa are decorated in warm Mexican colors with traditional details such as hand-made tiles and local art.

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1.Pacifica Resort Ixtapa

Pacifica Resort Ixtapa
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Pacifica Resort is a laid-back, all-inclusive resort in downtown Ixtapa with direct access to two spectacular beaches: Vista Hermosa and El Palmar. Ixtapa Golf Course, Marina Ixtapa, and Magic World Aquapark are also just a short drive away. The resort has 18 comfortable suites and apartments with their own kitchens, dining rooms, separate living rooms with fireplaces, luxury bathrooms, and patios with spectacular views of the ocean. All units have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players. Guests enjoy a free shuttle to the beach or golf course, a spa, a pool, a gym, and five restaurants and cafes, including a romantic beachfront bar and a terrace restaurant.

Paseo de la Colina S/N, Vista Hermosa, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-55-25-00

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2.Club Med Ixtapa Pacific

Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
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Club Med Ixtapa Pacific is an all-inclusive hacienda-style resort stretched between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is located a short trip from the diving paradise and beaches of Isla Ixtapa and a short drive from Marina Ixtapa Golf Club. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed and have private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers. Some rooms have balconies and mini-bars and/or views of the ocean. Suites have separate living rooms and free Wi-Fi. All meals are included and there are great options. There are also three bars, a spa, three outdoor pools, and a gym. Guests looking for more action can play tennis, basketball, volleyball, paddleboard, and more.

Playa Quieta S/N, Zona Hotelera Segunda, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-55-10-00

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3.Las Brisas Ixtapa

Las Brisas Ixtapa
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Las Brisas Ixtapa is an architectural masterpiece, painted in vivid traditional Mexican terracotta colors, providing a startling contrast to the lush greenery of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains in the background. The hotel has its own private beach and is located a short drive from the Delfiniti Ixtapa dolphinarium. All 416 rooms are modern and sleek, with separate sitting areas and nicely furnished terraces overlooking the ocean. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, mini-bars, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers. Club rooms have free breakfast and suites have separate living rooms and hot tubs. The larger two-bedroom suites have their own private pool. Kids under the age of 6 stay for free. Guests enjoy three bars, six restaurants, outdoor pools, two golf courses, a gym, and a kids' club. The upper floors of the hotel are reserved for couples only.

Playa, Vista Hermosa s/n, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-53-21-21

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4.Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa
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Sunscape Dorado Pacifico is an all-inclusive upscale beachfront resort located a short drive from Ixtapa’s Marina Ixtapa Golf Club and the Museo Arqueológico de la Costa Grande. The resort’s rooms are decorated in the traditional Mexican style with tiled floors and blue and white accents. All rooms are air conditioned, have furnished terraces or balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers. Club rooms also have private lounge access and upgraded minibars. Guests enjoy five restaurants, four bars including one that is swim-up, an outdoor theatre, a spa, an outdoor pool, a gym, a and kids’ club with a pool and waterslides.

Paseo de Ixtapa S/N Lote 3-A, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, 40884 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: 866-786-7227

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5.Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center

Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center
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Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center is a modern, all-inclusive beachfront resort located about 15 km from the Museo Arqueológico de la Costa Grande, famous Playa Coral, and Isla Ixtapa. The modern rooms have magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean as well as desks, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Suites have furnished private balconies, a steam room, whirlpool tubs, fully equipped kitchenettes, and separate living spaces. Guests enjoy the use of six diverse restaurants including a pizzeria, three poolside bars, a nightclub, a lobby bar, an outdoor theatre, three lounges with bars, and a kiddie club. There is regular entertainment for adults and kids, making this resort perfect for families.

Paseo Punta Ixtapa Lote 2, Zona Hotelera II, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-55-00-00

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6.Barcelo Ixtapa Beach All Inclusive

Barcelo Ixtapa Beach All Inclusive
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Barcelo Ixtapa Beach is a relaxed all-inclusive (optional) beachfront hotel on popular Palmer Beach. It is located on the western coast of Mexico, a short drive to the Marina Ixtapa and Isla Ixtapa. The cozy, comfortable rooms and suites have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and mini-bars. Upgraded units have balconies overlooking the ocean, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks. Suites have separate sitting areas and some have an additional bathroom. Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast, several diverse restaurants, four bars, three outdoor pools, a hot tub, a spa, two tennis courts, a gym, a volleyball court, and kids' clubs. The Cascada Bar is a popular spot for a sunset drink.

Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa S/N, Zona Hotelera, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-55-20-00

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7.Hotel Emporio Ixtapa

Hotel Emporio Ixtapa
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Hotel Emporio is located on Ixtapa’s magnificent Palmar Bay, with direct access to the private sandy beach – beautiful Playa El Palmar. The hotel is close to all Ixtapa’s best attractions, such as dolphins at Delfiniti Ixtapa theme park. The rooms are bright and spacious, with modern, comfortable furniture and have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, safes, mini-bars, and coffeemakers. Most rooms have a beautiful view of the mountains and upgraded rooms have a view of the ocean. Suites have separate living areas. Guests enjoy a bar, three restaurants –two of them buffet-style – a private area on the beach, a spa, a hot tub, a gym, and an outdoor pool surrounded by stately palm trees and loungers. The hotel’s pool bar offers snacks, drinks, and service right on the beach.

Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa s/n, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, 40884 Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-55-08-00

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8.Park Royal Ixtapa

Park Royal Ixtapa
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Located right on Ixtapa’s most famous Palmar Beach on Mexico’s Pacific Ocean coast, Park Royal is an informal all-inclusive family-friendly hotel a short drive from Ixtapa Golf Course and the Museo Arqueológico de la Costa Grande. The bright, streamlined rooms have traditional Mexican tiled floors, free Wi-Fi, cable TVs, safes, balconies or terraces, and luxury marble and granite bathrooms. Some rooms have spectacular ocean views. Guests enjoy three restaurants, four bars, a snack bar, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a kids’ club, and a range of activities. They can take Spanish lessons, cooking classes, go fishing, parasailing, and boating. They can also visit the charming traditional village of Zihuatanejo or take a short stroll to the nearby shopping center and marina.

Blvd. Ixtapa, Lote 5-A Zona Hotelera S/N, 40884 Ixtapa, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-55-05-50

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9.Posada Real Ixtapa

Posada Real Ixtapa
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Located on palm-fringed shores of the Pacific Ocean with direct access to the Ixtapa beach, Posada Real is a family-friendly beach resort only a short walk from the Delfiniti Ixtapa and a short boat ride to Isla Ixtapa. The rooms are spacious and bright, with colorful decor, air conditioning, free Wi-fi, satellite TV, tea and coffeemakers, safes, and private bathrooms. Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast and parking, two restaurants – one indoor and one outdoor – two swimming pools, two bars – one a poolside thatched-roof gazebo – a business center, a kids’ playground, a ping-pong table, and a practice putting green. There is a popular bar on the hotel’s private section of Ixtapa Beach.

Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa S/N, Zona Hotelera, 40884 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-53-17-45

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10.Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort

Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort
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Just a few steps from El Palmar Beach, one of the most magnificent beaches on Mexico's Pacific Coast, Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort is an all-inclusive, beachfront hotel not far from the picturesque Campo de Golf Ixtapa. The rooms are spacious and airy, with modern comfortable furniture, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and views of the garden or the ocean. Guests enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel’s Real Palapa restaurant and dinner at the Miramar restaurant. There are also four bars, an outdoor pool, a gym, a spa offering massage, and live entertainment, indoor and outdoor. There is also a kids’ club and the hotel can arrange bike tours upon request.

Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa S/N, Fontán Ixtapa, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-53-16-66

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11.Ixtapa Palace Resort

Ixtapa Palace Resort
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Ixtapa Palace Resort is an apartment hotel located on a sprawling, beautifully landscaped property about a 10-minute walk from El Palmar Beach on Ixtapa Bay, less than a mile from Ixtapa Marina, 5 km from Highway 200 and 11 km from the Archaeological Museum of the Costa Grande. All apartments have kitchenettes, dining areas, one to three bedrooms, cable TV, and separate living rooms. The hotel has an Italian restaurant, a nightclub and two bars – one in the lobby and one by the pool. There are three indoor pools, a hot tub, a spa, tennis and racquetball courts, waterslides, mini-golf, and a kids’ play area.

Paseo de las Garzas, Paseo del Rincon, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-53-13-59

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12.Krystal Ixtapa

Krystal Ixtapa
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Krystal Ixtapa is an upscale beachfront hotel in the center of Ixtapa's hotel district, about 2 km from Campo de Golf Ixtapa and 10 km from the Museo Arqueológico de la Costa Grande. The rooms are bright and spacious and have lovely marble floors, balconies, free Wi-Fi, TVs, and wonderful ocean views. Suites have separate living areas and coffeemakers and upgraded suites have fully equipped kitchens. The guests enjoy three restaurants, including one Moroccan and one seafood restaurant in the open air. There is also a nightclub, two bars, a lagoon-style swimming pool, a sundeck, waterslides, and a kids’ club. The hotel also has its own private beach.

Blvd. Paseo Ixtapa Lote 4 y 4 A, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-55-05-10

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13.Puerta Del Mar Hotel

Puerta Del Mar Hotel
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Puerta del Mar is a large, relaxed all-suite hotel with interesting architecture that offers ocean views to as many units as possible. It is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden with stately palm trees and is located about 8 km from Playa Coral and a divers’ paradise on Isla Ixtapa. The suites have many traditional Mexican touches, such as brightly colored hand-made tiles and warm colors. The suites have all modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, large patios, kitchenettes, living areas, and TVs. The guests enjoy an onsite restaurant, a bar, a sundeck with cozy lounge chairs, two lagoon-style swimming pools, waterslides, a gym, a sauna, a hot tub, and a kids’ playground.

Paseo de las Gaviotas s/n, Zona Hotelera, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-53-20-45

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14.Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive

Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive
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Qualton Club is an all-inclusive beachfront resort located on 15 acres of magnificent tropical gardens in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. It is an only 5-minute walk from Playa Linda and water taxis to Isla Ixtapa and it’s 9 km from Ixtapa Golf Course. The rooms are spacious and informal and have satellite TV, air conditioning, private bathrooms, and balconies or terraces. The guests enjoy a buffet-style restaurant, a small snack bar, a nightclub, two bars, a private beach, two outdoor swimming pools with one for adults only with a swim-up bar, a kids' club, tennis and volleyball courts, live entertainment, kayaking, and bike tours.

Carretera Escenica s/n, Playa Linda Ixtapa, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro, Mexico, Phone: +52-75-55-52-00-02

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14 Best Ixtapa, Mexico Hotels