After the doom and gloom reviews over Christmas we were a bit apprehensive about going but had a good time. Just to be clear we have been at 12 different hotels in Mexico and a like number in Cuba and the islands. The hotel is older and is showing its age, needs some cosmetic touch ups, but it was clean, friendly, well kept, in an excellent location and the food was fine.
Its all a function of your expectations and what you pay, if you pay 5 or 4 star prices you will be disappointed, set yourself for a older less flashy place around a 3/4.
From Fri to Sun noon local families flock in, knowing this we ate out across the road for Fri and Sat and took a day trip on Sat. Don't get me wrong Mexican families are great, really into their kids and are for the most part well behaved. We were still able to get sun chairs at 2PM on sat. In visiting other hotels on the strip they also invite locals in to help keep the place open.
The level of tourism in Ixtapa is down particularly from the US, but Ixtapa is a great place, safe and quiet.
So keep what you pay down and you will be fine. BTW I slept fine, the beds were not that hard and as to the drinks just say 'poquito mas' and they will keep pouring.
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Fontan Ixtapa
- Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort