We stayed at the Fontan January 21 for 2 weeks and overall it was very good for the price that we paid. Most people that feel negative about the resort are forgetting that it's a Mexican resort and therefore there will be Mexicans and Mexican food. For an all inclusive the food was quite good, better than we expected. The quality of the alcohol was not good at all though but what can you expect for the price? There was only one lobby area and the bar was not open till 5p there and it was not too big so that was a drawback is that there was no other places to hang out in the evening if you were not wanting to go off the resort. The service at the hotel was very good, the staff are awesome.
The hotel is on a great spot on the beach and the beach is gourgeous. Nice silky brown sand and nice waves to watch. During the week the hotel was fairly quiet with non Mexican tourists and then on the weekend it was quite busy with the Mexican tourist and the hotel hope to sell some vacation time shares to them, We never once were approached by the salesman at the hotel so that was great. In town you were asked but not aggresive like other areas of Mexico.
The weather is awesome there, we are used to going to Huatulco as we love the weather and Ixtapa weather is very similar.
We booked a fishing trip off Gustavo on the beach and caught 4 black tuna and 4 mackeral, it was a good day.
There are many shops, restaurants and bars behind the resort zone ( the beach has only a few hotels and lovely condo building on it), beer is very reasonable ranging from $1 and up but the hard alcohol is expenive - $7-8 a shot! There's a couple access points to the beach and no bars and restaurants on it therefore mainly condo/hotel residants on the beach so that is nice too. We do like to go to bars on the beach and you would have to go to Zihuatinao for that. There are a lot of cabs and a lot of buses that go in so would be easy to get to. We were too relaxed for that!
If you do not want to be in a hotel with a lot of Mexican tourists then this hotel is not for you. One week at the hotel would be fine and 2 weeks if you plan to go off and out and about. If you plan to park yourself than 2 weeks would be long re the lack of places to hang out and the quality of the booze.
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Fontan Ixtapa
- Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort