June 18, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Capella Ixtapa in Ixtapa, Mexico

Waves crash on giant boulders at the base of Capella Ixtapa, a secluded retreat nestled in acacia-filled cliffs about 20 minutes from Zihuatanejo. The open-air design of the villas and restaurants, where guests can dine on red-snapper ceviche with a panoramic view of the ocean it came from, integrates nature into all of its elements. Infinity pools take center stage here, as well as spa treatments in rustic surroundings.

Watch the daybreak sky turn pink over island blips on the Pacific. Get lost on forest paths before finding your way to a white daybed overlooking the shore below. Join a local guide on a tour of Petatlán, learning about Mexican traditions, tasting medicinal herbs, and swimming in a lush lagoon. Watch the sunset. The signature basil margaritas flow freely.

Location of Capella Ixtapa

Capella Ixtapa
Paseo Punta Ixtapa S/N Zona Hotelera II Playa Lind
Ixtapa, Mexico

Nearest Airport: ZIH

Amenities for Capella Ixtapa

  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • Private Beach
  • WiFi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Live Entertainment
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Private Pools
  • Activities
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pilates
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Yoga
  • Surfing
  • Bird Watching
  • Nearby
  • Golf

Reviews for Capella Ixtapa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Seeking a get-away for just my wife and me, we decided to visit somewhere we'd never been but in a country we love visiting and settled on this smaller resort area on the Pacific. My wife was a little concerned because she heard Ixtapa was "high rises and touristy" and wondered if we might want to stay in Zihua. From the moment we arrived on the property she repeatedly said, "You were right!" (A phrase every husband loves to hear and rarely does.) A great way to start a vacation for just the two of us. Where to begin? The staff - highly personalized attention while also providing all the space we could desire. The amenities - this company seems to have thought of everything -- every time we look for something , we find it .... from the extra towels at our own personal pool on our deck, to the waters brought to us when not even requested when at one of the main pools, to a place to store luggage out of the way .... this is no doubt a 5-star experience in a location that doesn't necessarily do 5-star well. The restaurant and bar ... magnificent and a surprise .... where else can you go point to the variety of fish you want grilled that were caught earlier in the day (my wife had octupus, red snapper and scallops; I had marlin and shrimp). And then there are the little things -- small but excellent fitness center, Coronas, salsa and guacamole delivered unrequested every day at 5ish .... a happy hour in the room while dressing for dinner, candles at night on our private veranda when returning from dinner, oh, and how could I forget the spa! It may have been the best massage ever! My wife is one of those "on the go" people .... other than the fitness center in the morning and dinner at night, we rarely leave our little piece of heaven overlooking the Pacific and crashing waves on the rocks as we sit on our patio or swim in our own infinity pool ... I could keep going. This place is amazing! Every couple owes it to themselves to aspire to this type of vacation. While all the staff are superb, I feel I must mention some by name ... Juan Pablo, the general manager who escorted us to our room the first night and encourages excellence in his staff, Connie, the concierge/personal assistant, who contacted us before we arrived and goes the extra mile to make all arrangements, Miguel and Alex at the bar, like your own neighborhood bar but in paradise. Francisco, Felix, and Benito at the Seafood Market. The housekeeping staff, the other waiters, Cruz at the entrance. All excellent, all remember your name and all want to make your stay perfect in every way. My wife and I have had the privelege of staying in some of the finest hotels in the world. We will stay nowhere else when returning to Ixtapa/Zihua. I should say, my wife was right about one thing: Ixtapa has many high rises and appears touristy. But Capella is north of Ixtapa by several miles and in a world all its own. This is the best of the best!

LSWiese - Lexington, Virginia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from 11 glorious days at Capella. Everything was perfect! Beautiful location, architecture and details. Wonderful, attentive and very friendly staff. The rooms are gorgeous with ocean direct ocean views, plunge pools and large dressing rooms/baths. We went to sleep every night listening to the waves crashing on the rocks below. It doesn't get any better than this and we have stayed in outstanding hotels all over the world. Small, boutique hotel; quiet and very romantic. At times we felt we had the entire hotel to ourselves. The manager, Philipp Real, the personal assistant, Connie, and the entire staff worked hard to ensure our stay was the best possible. We rode bikes every day from the hotel to the nature reserve over the famous bike paths that go for miles; swam in the infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean; had wonderful food and had drinks watching the most beautiful sunsets. We enjoyed every day; it was so relaxing and pleasant. Could have stayed for months and definitely plan on returning. We looked at every highly rated hotel in Ixtapa/Zuatanejo and decided this was the best resort for a couple who want a relaxing, quiet vacation in a beautiful setting with very attentive staff. Thank you for making our vacation the best possible!

shustak2017 - San Diego, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Capella back in February for a quick 4-day get away. The worst part was the fact that you had to leave. The service and staff were utterly the best we've had in Mexico. Everyone was friendly & and hit that happy medium of checking-in/giving you your space. We stayed in an infinity pool suite and it was identical to the pictures they provide on line. Super clean. Plenty of room along with enough privacy to enjoy yourself/sunbathe. I wish I could say more that others haven't already but I simply can not. The food is fantastic. The services are next to none. The staff is more than friendly and always attentive. The only *and I mean only* complaint we had was that they cooking class was more of a sit and watch than an interactive class. This had nothing to do this the instructor, though. He was very polite, funny and extremely knowledgeable. We frequently take cooking classes so our thoughts might be a little skewed. This criticism is small potatoes compared to how wonderful Capella was. To the Capella team, I sincerely want to thank you for making my wife & I's stay truly wonderful. We have a rule to never visit the same place twice and I can assure you that your resort will be our exception.

JEHSRB - Houston, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel has a beautiful setting and every room gives new meaning to the terms ocean view or ocean front. The views are incomparable and the private pool a luxury. The rooms are generous and well defined and the bathroom was spacious with soft lighting and a great shower. For breakfast you could go to the lovely open air restaurant or have room service, I tried and liked both. The food was wonderful and the service amazing, Everyone was so helpful and so friendly. I chose this resort to disconnect and unwind and it worked perfectly for me. I hope to return every year for a warm weather vacation in this fabulous resort.

Nancykay2015 - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This is a great hotel, stunning views it seems from every room and vantage point . We loved our room on the 5th floor. We had plenty of sun for most of the day . We asked for a pool umbrella on our own deck and they happily provided it. The staff is great , service is good. It seemed there were only a handful of guests at the hotel, we saw very few people except at dinner . The spa treatments were well done and the staff was attentive . There are only a few choices for food but all that we had here was great quality. We had room service many times and it was always delivered quickly and as ordered. We dined at the fresh fish market 3 nights . That was a great experience, lots of fresh fish choices , well prepared , amazing views and excellent service . Only two issues for us during our stay. The hotel emailed asking if we needed a ride from the airport . They said for 90.00 they would arrange a car. We took them up on it only to find out they had a cab for us . No idea what the normal fair would be but 90.00 seemed pretty steep. Typically when we travel and a hotel arranges a cAr it is not a cab . I guess we saved waiting in a short line at the cab stand . Ultimately no big deal. The big deal is internet service . The hotel provides it for free but it's terrible . Constantly being booted off, prompts to enter your password over and over. I was trying to keep work flowing while gone and downloading documents was a huge challenge . You might as well forget trying to download a magazine on your iPad, their bandwidth is just atrocious . This is the one thing that would make us reconsider coming back . Unfortunately I have to be able to download and sign documents while traveling and this internet issue sucked up lots of my time when it shouldn't have. All in all a great experience . I would highly recommend the hotel just beware of an super irritating wifi system or bring your own global hotspot. We will most likely be back again


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