Welcome to Ixtapa, a peaceful resort town on the Mexican Riviera that is known for its beautiful beaches and stunning spots to take a swim. Located in the Mexican state of Guerrero along the Pacific Coast, Ixtapa also offers the opportunity to swim with dolphins and cliff dive off the granite rocks of Los Morros de Potosí, as well as the chance to enjoy a variety of water sports, fishing excursions, championship golf, horseback rides on the beach and so much more. Here are the top luxury stays in all of Ixtapa.
Tucked into a dramatic cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the exclusive five-star Cala de Mar Resort & Spa is a secluded and romantic retreat that consistently ranks among the top hotels in the world. Each of the 59 suites boast airy oceanfront terraces and individual plunge pools. Upon arrival, your dedicated personal assistant is on hand at every request; whether it’s reserving a choice table at one of the four gourmet restaurants onsite, booking a wellness day at the award-winning spa or arranging a full-day itinerary to explore the surrounding tropical forest, it’s easy to see why Cala de Mar is one of the best resorts in all of Mexico.
Architect Ricardo Legorreta designed this colorful, pyramid-shaped beachside resort in such a way that every room—ranging from a deluxe room to a three-bedroom presidential suite with a private pool—has its very own private terrace with a fantastic ocean view. Hotel Las Brisas‘ six restaurants and bars leave no shortage of culinary options, from authentic Mexican, Italian and international fare that will please every palate. Amenities include a private beach, four outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and two golf courses that are less than five minutes from the hotel.
Lo Sereno is one of the newest boutique design hotels in the area that sits directly on a three-mile stretch of the stunning Troncones Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The intimate 10-room property highlights handcrafted pieces by local artists along with a beachfront common space that has a restaurant, bar and a glittering rooftop infinity pool.
Located right on El Palmar Beach in Ixtapa, Barceló Ixtapa Beach Resort is a family-friendly all-inclusive resort with picture perfect ocean views. You won’t have to go far to find fun and relaxation, including two swimming pools, a kids’ pool and dedicated kids’ programs, three tennis courts, a soccer field, a spa, and seven restaurants to choose from.