Let me start,without getting a backlash that no matter what you do,for some Canadian tourists,nothing is to good,but of course it will have to be free.There is not such a thing as a free ride...I question why is it that some of the reviewers did not book a trip at Capella/Ixtapa..for a week where you will pay about 3200 usd and you will not deal with kids,some rust in the rooms,no Interent in the room,you will deal however with the musty smell[you will get this no matter where will go considering the 100% humidity,unless you have a natural cross air ventilation system].Fontan does need a make over it is true,but the place is clean,the pools are well maintened and the personal has a smile on their face almost all day...try to do this at 33 C. It is a place favored by Mexican families[ and yes..there are maybe about 15 to 20 members in a family] but they are very well behaved,very gracious and will smile at you,unless you are too good to mingle with the crowds[See the Capella/Ixtapa reference].If it bothers you that the Mexicans, in their own country enjoy a vacation,maybe you should not travel, or try go to South Los Angeles,or again,try Capella.Not true that you need to be there at 6am to get a place by the pool.By 8.30/9 am plenty of places.It will get busy after that mainly during the weekend.We used to stay until 11am every day.The beach is very close.It is clean and well maintenend. Be careful ..the waves are big sometimes....obey the life guards.Do not play games with the ocean...you will be taken out in a few seconds.Beds are stiff,rooms are decent size.Food is decent[not a lot to brag about].Across the street some great restaurants: Lapalapa[100% mexican], Da Buffone[Italian], Frank's.Visit the Ixtapa Island by Playa Linda, about 13 pesos by bus, 50 pesos by cab. Zihuateneho is close[ about 7 km] ..the bus is 13 pesos, the cab 55 pesos.Stop by the Market in Zihua,or enjoy a great burger,or French dip at The Captain's Daughter located Downtown or Joe's[ great pizza and sandwiches] or Sirena Gorda right by the waterfront in Centro.
All in all a decent experience for a few days....not sure we will repeat the all inclusive experience....
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