Has anyone stayed at Las Brisas Resort in Ixtapa recently? In exploring on the internet, it seems to beckon me. Looking for non-all-inclusive as would rather eat out and experience local culture, etc., and likely would save $ as well. I see it is apart from the town, how far though to walk or bus to restaurants in Ixtapa and/or Zihuat? How are the pools? I wasn't able to find out much on them. The beach? I did see that currents make swimming at that beach a little less than ideal. Is there gardens on the property?
Also would be interested in any other suggestions of Ixtapa/Zihuat. places to stay that would be of equal caliber. I'd like to pay under $200 per night, yet still have the best overall accomodation stay experience too.