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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 1 day ago

I felt compelled to write only my second review for Trip Advisor, for this wonderful property. The property spills down the side of a cliff to the Pacific Ocean over seven levels. There are a lot of stairs, but also an elevator and funicular should you need them. We stayed in one of the penthouse suites, and it was beyond luxurious. The entry door to the suite opens to an expansive outdoor living area, complete with plunge pool, loungers and shaded sofas. The view as the entry door was first opened for us was breathtaking (but within the first day we realized that this is the view enjoyed by almost every space at the resort). From the outdoor living area, we moved into the large, air-conditioned bedroom area and then the very well sized bath and dressing area. As we enjoyed the resort over our 6 nights, we came to really appreciate the various dining venues. We ate meals at everyone of the restaurants and thought the food was very, very good at each. I enjoyed the fitness center most mornings, and we frequented the pool area most afternoons. My wife enjoyed several spa appointments and a private yoga class. We also left the property for breakfast at Carmelita's and dinner at la Perla in Zihuatenejo. While we enjoyed the food at both places, it was always wonderful to return to the resort. While the property and the facilities, themselves, are extraordinary, it is the staff of the resort that defines the culture and secures its reputation. The staff at Cala de Mar are, without exception, among the best that I have encounter in my travels. I want to mention some in particular, but feel bad that I didn't get the names of the housekeeping staff. That is, in no small part, because they were so unobtrusive and efficient at their work. I have no such excuse for forgetting the names of the staff of the seafood restaurant, who were so pleasant and helpful. But here goes my personal shoutouts: Cruz and Davino-These are the first smiling faces that you see when you arrive and return to the property, as well as first thing in the morning. They really set the tone for the resort, and make it feel like your home. Karla- This is a very competent and efficient personal assistant, who engages you prior to arrival to attend to any special requests and reservations, and is always available during your stay to meet any needs that arise. Francisco- He is the man at the pool who keeps you in the shade or sun, as you desire, and delivers food and beverages as well as complimentary popsicles. When things get busy, he is ably assisted by Jaime. Pedro, Daniel and Manuel- These guys make the Terrace Bar a "must stop" every day for tapas or beverages. When we were there, they were also serving the Amare restaurant menu, and did a great job. A really welcoming and friendly staff. Letty- My wife insisted that I recognize Letty as the master of all spa services. My wife said that she gave extraordinary massages and that she could work at any 5 star spa in a major US city with her skills. Pilar- We recognize that yoga instructor, Pilar, is a contractor for the resort, but wanted to mention how expertly talented she is as an instructor. Though my wife had never attended a yoga class and is recovering from bi-lateral knee replacements, she wanted to get some private instruction to gauge whether she could participate in this activity. Pilar is well-versed in the accomodations that will allow my wife to enjoy yoga's mental and physical benefits. My wife left the class feeling relaxed, confident and looser. I end with the complimentary guacamole and beer that arrives at your room around 5:30 everyday. You can't imagine how much you will look forward to it! A really great place. You can't go wrong

gtc708 - Chicago, Illinois

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

This is a nice little hotel with beautiful rooms. They have a great view and a private pool. The food was very good and the staff very friendly. The spa installations are good but the massages itself just ok. Overall this is a nice hotel where you’ll have peace and time to relax and have a pleasant vacation.

gij0048 - Mexico City, Mexico

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just came back from a week at Cala de Mar and it was a wonderful experience. The pictures tell an honest story; this is a lovely property that is in excellent shape. The hotel sits on hills that plunge to a rocky inlet on the bay. The rooms are nicely decorated and spacious, with a large walk-in closet and dressing room/bath suite, a plunge pool and an outdoor sitting area. The staff is genuinely friendly and professional, they really want to make sure you have a great time. If you like a busy hotel with lots of activities, this is not your place, although there is a serviceable gym, this is a place to go, enjoy the privacy and relax. Bonus: we saw whales and dolphins from the main pool deck twice during our visit. Our only criticism was the food service: breakfast was fine and lunch was OK, but we were not impressed with the dinner dining option, which were serviceable but mediocre. We ended up going into Ixtapa for dinners instead.

StephenSelbst - Old Greenwich, Connecticut

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our fifth trip to Cala de Mar (formerly Capella) and we were not disappointed. As always the views, privacy, service and food is exceptional. We did feel that they were a bit short staffed and the weekend we stayed over there was a wedding and reception taking place for about 80 people. Service level was a bit disjointed but nothing too serious. We ate at all three restaurants while there and had room service for lunch most days and all the food was delicious. If you are looking to just relax and unwind from your routine, this is the place to go. The resort manager and the entire staff will make your stay a memorable one..

507tasker - Houston, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Stunning resort with top notch service and delicious food. The views are beautiful (we even saw some dolphins and whales). It's very quiet and serene, which is exactly what we were seeking. We'll definitely be back.

mjz_kc - Kansas City

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