Hotel Las PalmasZihuatanejo, Mexico
Stretching out over Playa Blanca as the sun warms the golden sands and azure waters of Mexico's Pacific Coast, the Hotel Las Palmas lights up as a tropical paradise as you wake to serenity. Located along a 9-mile stretch of beach in quiet Zihuatanejo, this fabulous boutique hotel offers ten thatched-roof suites that welcome you with a simple elegance and natural beauty. Flowing modern Mexican design meets quiet village style, with sliding doors opening to the private terrace and garden, and an enticing hammock. Deep, rich woods contrast with the pure whites of the walls and your plush bed, creating a bright, inviting space that embraces contemporary comfort as well as the coastal ambiance. With no technological distractions, save for an iPod station to play your favorite music, you will find complete peace, quiet, and comfort at Hotel Las Palmas.
Follow the delicious scent of fresh brewed coffee to a perfect breakfast at Agua Restaurant, where local and American cuisine will start your day right, then head out for a day of exciting adventure or complete relaxation. Find a perfect spot on Playa Blanca to stretch out under the sun, splashing in the waves to cool off, or head out for a champagne cruise that will leave you in complete bliss. Play a leisurely morning round of golf at Club de Golf Marina Ixtapa or Club de Golf Palma Real, then stroll down to Playa La Ropa for an afternoon of gliding through the waves on a jet ski or aboard a parasail. Kayak and snorkel through the crystalline tranquil waters of the Mangrove Lagoon in Barra de Potosi, at the end of Playa Blanca, and head out for a full day scuba adventure at 35 reef sites nearby. Hike and ride mountain bikes through lush mountain trails, or take a guided ecotour, and horseback ride along the beach later that day as the sun sets over the coast. With the stars coming out on your first night in paradise relax at the bar and sip a cocktail, or one of the many fine tequilas available, and sink into the warm comforts of Mexico and Hotel Las Palmas.