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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 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

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Its an amazing place, everything is so beautiful-and peaceful. Excellence service. Its a perfect place to relax, and enjoy the peace. You will definitely love it and will want to return. The best resort I have ever been.

Antonio D - Monterrey, Mexico

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This is our third trip to Cala De Mar (used to be called Cappella ). Its under new management and Javier has made some nice improvements. I was happy to see that most of the wonderful & dedicated staff is still here but a few key changes were made. Alain is now the head chef and my husband and I got to know him when we took his cooking class that starts w a trip to the local market w him to pick the freshest ingredients that we then cooked together. This is a wonderful way to experience the local markets and enjoy the best food. We learned a lot about Mexican cuisine and I'll be trying to use what I learned and make it back home. My husband is recovering from surgery due to cancer of the esophagus & stomach. This can make eating for him difficult. We chose to return to this hotel b/c of the care & dedication the staff has to its guests. There are 3 restaurants here but if you are at 1 restaurant but feel like eating something from 1 of the other menus they are happy to make it for you. Even something not on any menu they are happy to whip it up and then come out to visit you to see how you enjoyed the meal. It is sometimes easy to get pulled into the low prices of the "all inclusive " hotels but there is nothing that can beat a truly dedicated staff that wants to make your stay memorable. It was my husbands birthday and due to his recent battle w cancer we decided to return to our favorite hotel. Karla & Nadia helped to plan Our celebration w balloons and a cake made out of flower pedals and candles to decorate our room and a special dinner that night. I want to thank the waite staff who remembered our names & favorite drinks and even helped me choose foods b/ c they were aware of my food allergies. Pablo Lewis Daniel Pedro and Felix.. my favorite waiter...always met us w a smile. Miguel made the best Sangrias. Jamie was the fastest waiter always running around. Chef Barbara made us several special dishes and would come and visit to make sure it was exactly what we wished for. But the things that make this hotel our favorite is in the little details... when we arrived in our room a small welcome sample plater of favorite ceviches (dips &a chips) was waiting for us. Flip flops for us to keep & little amenities that are very thoughtful chosen (a loofah was my favorite). At 5 pm every day guacamole & chips are delivered to your room along w the drink of your choice from water to Coronas. One of my favorite things about this hotel and the reason I originally chose it is the private plunge pool in every room. You literally never have to leave your room if you didn't want to w 24 hr room service and your own pool & deck.. what more could you ask for ! Of course the more is a massage! The spa at this hotel has a steam room, sauna, & jacuzzi all to be enjoyed both before and after your massage or treatment. I enjoyed 2 massages by Adrian and felt like a new woman when I left. It was exactly what I needed. I recommend you bring binoculars to look out at the passing boats & see what fish is jumping out of the water as you cool your self in your pool. BTW there is a main pool w cabanas and lounge chairs and restaurant service if you prefer. But to me nothing beats going night swimming in your heated pool as you look out at the stars. As a Mom I feel I must mention this is NOT a place for kids. This is meant as a romantic get a way although there were a few very young babies I saw at breakfast. Another thing I must add is there is no true beach at this hotel... not to swim in. We did walk down to the beach and go exploring around all the rocks. The are several beaches near this hotel that the staff is happy to send you to. But my husband and I prefer our pool. Over all If you are looking for a quiet romantic get a way w a staff that is truly dedicated to your needs this is the best place to come. We have already made our reservations to return next year !

Erika M - Staten Island, New York

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