I spent months researching where to vacation. Finally picked Ixtapa. Spent weeks obsessing about where to stay. Like many of you I read hundreds of reviews. I have traveled quite a bit in the past. My traveling companion has not traveled.
The best part was the weather. It was amazing every day.
The property is located on a great section of the beach.
The place needs work, we did notice that improvements were trying to made daily.
We had a pool view room which I would recommend. With the pool views you can also see the ocean. Our balcony was big enough for two chairs and a table. We used it daily.
The service and food was ok at best. We did tip frequently. Did not notice any better service than those who never tipped. The best meal we had was Wednesday night on the beach. The beef, pork and chicken was grilled and it was good. We met a lot of people who come here yearly and most go off sight to eat every night.
The place is over run with locals on the weekends, which I did read about on here. It was impossible to get a chair by the pool unless you were down there by 6am. All were reserved with towels, kids toys, etc. The disappointing part was that no one was using the reserved chairs.
Get a massage they are $15.00 for an hour. We went two times. Walk about 1/2 mile down the beach to the right of the property. Hut 1 and 21 were both great.
After reading so much about Carlos I did seek him out right away. He is a great guy. Works the right side of the beach.
Beware of beach vendors we did get ripped off on jewelry claiming it was silver. It wasn't but I still love it and will wear it a lot.
Oh almost forgot if you venture off sight look out for the Azul grand people. They usually wear bright blue shirts. These people are ruthless. Avoid them at all cost unless you want to be stranded at their property. Looking for your own cab to get out of there.
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- Also Known As:
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