December 14, 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 3 days ago

We had an exceptional stay at Cala de Mar Resort and Spa at Ixtapa. The ocean view from the hotel is breathtaking. Looks like the trip to wonderland. The staff is exceptionally friendly and profesional. You feel like at home, total privacy with great attention from all the staff. The hotel is located on an ocean facing rock oriented directly south, with sun all day long. Somehow you never get tired of sun, you find shade everywhere and if do you feel hot you find the pool or well air conditioned spaces indoor. Food is exceptionally good, fresh catch from the pacific for dinner at the terrace was our favorite. It is the most luxurious and best managed place in the region by far. The area is a hidden treasure for affluent Mexican people, still not much discovered by foreign guests. An hour flight from Mexico City with many international connections to nearby Ixtapa Airport (ZIH). The place is perfectly safe, people in the area very friendly and welcoming.

Andrew D - Beijing

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there to celebrate our first aniversary. Everything was perfect, since the first email Karla, the concierge, sent me to ask if we were celebrating anything in particular...I told her it was our first aniversary. We had a wonderful surprise when we walked in to the room and everything was decorated wonderfully! Juan Carlos welcomed us as soon as we got out of the taxi and showed us every detail of the hotel. Karla helped me arranged a surprise for my husband: a romatic and private dinner in our room, it was magical! The staff at the restaurant even helped me entertained my Husband while Karla and her team were decorating everything in our room. I do not have enough words to thank all the team at Capella Ixtapa for these wonderful days. Totally recomend it. Food is great, service is out of this world, worth every peso I paid. DO VISIT CAPELLA IXTAPA!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

Wonderful all around service and boutique hotel. I travel a lot around the world and this place hits all the boxes. Incredible location on side of a cliff. All rooms face the ocean. Every room has a personal pool and outstanding views. Service was a 10 top to bottom. Greeting from bell hop and front desk was A+, housekeeping was a 10 with them coming in 2 x day to tidy up. Restaurant service a 10. Room service fast and good. Bonus at 5pm if you are in your room after your 1st day of arrival, you get 2 small beers with guacamole and pico and chips, YUM. Just call the up every morning to heat your pool if you want it warmed. Wi-Fi was great in my room. Everything was a 10 here. Come her to fall in love with Ixtapa.

jimles7 - Princeton, Kentucky

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

My husband and I recently stayed at the Capella for a week. We both enjoyed our stay but don't think that it deserves five stars as it was not a nearly flawless experience. The hotel may have better service outside of low season though. Here's a rundown of the pros and cons: Pros: - Beautiful rooms with stunning views and a plunge pool that can be heated upon request (great for an evening dip) - Helpful and friendly staff (for the most part) - Two great pools with good poolside service - An ideal choice for couples looking to unwind and just hang out at the hotel the whole time Cons: - Basic service issues: asking for plates and napkins and never getting them; the poolside waiter disappearing for periods of time (possibly due to a large group but I think the hotel should have been staffed better) - There were only two restaurants open (one for breakfast and lunch and another for dinner) during our stay. They were both OK and somewhat pricey. The lack of variety got old. - The housekeeping staff does a great job but no one seems to have told them about the "do not disturb" setting - no matter if we pressed that for our room, they'd still ring the bell repeatedly and come in. - Asked for the 60 minute manicure at the spa, for some reason only got the 30 minute one. It was terrible. Cuticles cut so my fingers bled, poor job filing and painting the nails. - As it was low season, the second pool was not open We did speak to the staff at the beginning of the stay about some of these issues and we were told the GM would speak to us about our experience and they would make it up to us. The GM did introduce himself but didn't address our complaints and the hotel did nothing to make it up to us. Taxis to Zihua are 210 pesos each way and to Ixtapa, 130. Try and venture off site for better food. As I said, this is a great place to just do nothing but be prepared to pay high prices.

Rina M

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

I have traveled to 6 continents and have never before been inclined to write a review. I often read Trip Advisor posts and think to myself, "How did this reviewer come to know every staff member's name?" Well, ladies and gentleman, here is my first official TA review about how much we loved Capella Ixtapa. The staff here was so welcoming, warm, helpful, and hospitable. They greeted us by name. Connie and Nadia helped us plan activities before our arrival and were able to make suggestions of activities we didn't know were even options. Chef Ita took us to the local market and offered a personal cooking class for us! The service staff was so friendly and allowed us to repeatedly and clumsily fumble through our Spanish since we wanted to practice. When one member of our group fell ill, the entire hotel staff sprung into action and quickly helped offer all the aid we could need, checked in on us, and helped us reschedule our activities planned for that day. I don't need to tell you about the incredibly beautiful design of the hotel or the incredible views, but you will still be in awe when you arrive-- I promise! The food was delicious and service top notch. We really felt cared for and loved the local influences in the hotel's design, food, and hospitality. If this is what Capella offers at all their properties, they have found a loyal patron. Thanks for making our visit to Ixtapa so delightful.

Sarah F - Denver, Colorado

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