It takes guts
Let me tell you a Secret, Ixtapa is the place to be, it is one of Mexico’s best kept secrets, mostly unknown to most people, it used to be a Small Fishing town, and still has this small town ambiance. It has been less affected by the Economic Downturn and a very safe place to visit, most people are Mexican Tourists from the center of Mexico. Although harder to get via Land from Morelia and the Center of Mexico, flying into the small newly remodeled Airport and doing the 15-25 minute drive to your hotel is a breeze. There is not a lot of night life action going on, but the Señor Frogs, will go the distance with its sister property in Cabo San Lucas.
It is very refreshing when a Property owner has the guts to take over their property from a Professional Spanish Operator and then open a new Premium “Grand” property, the traditional Family oriented Azul, has now an upscale Cousin Grand Azul. Do not be deceived by the name as part of the Cruz Azul Family (Cement & Soccer Team), operation is run by Family members who are very Professional & Proactive, they are looking to offer the best possible “Grand” experience not be found elsewhere in the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa Location, it is Adult Couples Only. The Agave Specialty Restaurant will compete with Mexico’s City’s Trendies restaurants; do not miss the Lettuce Salad with Chipotle Dressing, the Robalo, or the Coconut Flan. The Asian Restaurant serves up to date Fusion Asian/Mexican, Sushi is OK but main courses are not to be missed. The Lobby Bar is huge has a lot of LCD’s and you can play Pool, nice. If you want to Party you may want to scoot over to the Sister Hotel’s Azul for their Sea Breeze Lounge directly on the Sea, you almost Partying over the Sea, felt more like a Cruise Ship Night Club. Too bad it closes at 1 a.m. it is still a Family oriented Hotel.
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