We stayed for the week of Feb 17-24 2013. We first of all upgraded our room to a suite which was great! They have a loft upstairs with another full washroom which was so ideal for my husband and I trying to get ready to go out in the evenings. Honestly I had never heard of Ixtapa before we pulled it up and saw the cost of it on Aircanada Vacations...1 week all inclusive from Whitehorse Yukon Territory Canada $1250.00 per person. Cheap Cheap Cheap (we pay $600.00 from Whitehorse to Calgary AB just so we can catch a flight out of the country) Ixtapa is absoloutly gorgeous and not completely commercialized is what I liked the most about it. Staying at the Fontan we were close to all the shops and if our feet were sore one day and we wanted to get to the other end of the strip we jumped on a bus which run every couple minutes or atleast it seemed that way. The buses I will admit were flippin crazy but we arrived everywhere safe for a fee of about 7 pesos (0.70 cents) . The beach in front of the Fontan is beautiful and they have parasailing along the beach which we all did for another meesly $30 US. After a couple tequilas its not even scary just rather a beautiful peaceful sightseeing tour in the clouds..lol. I read quite a few reviews in here and I was alittle worried but we didnt go expecting a 5 star, but we did get that for service most definately. We had brought toys and small gifts from the dollar store for our chambermaid and to distribute to the small children in Zihuatanejo. It was life altering let me tell you, lots of poverty in Zihuatanejo. Those kids face lit up like you wouldnt believe, it was amazing. We did a few tours such as the town tour of Zihuatanejo and visited the museums and a brick making factory in the countryside. We also went to swim with the dolphins and that was pretty amazing seeing none of us had done that before. Ixtapa Island was something we decided to do on our last full day and WOW we wished we had done it at the beginning because we would have liked to go back again. When you get to the beach that you catch the boat to Ixtapa Island there are tonnes of crocodiles and iguanas in an enclosure . You catch a water taxi over to the island. We treated ourselves to couples massage for another whooping $20 US Each and did some snorkeling. Get there early cause it fills up by about 11am. I loved this hotel because quite honestly the price we paid for our whole trip (1250 each) it was like we got the hotel and food free so we had breakfast and lunch at the hotel and ventured out and tried dinner at all the restaurants. So cheap for meals compared to what we pay up here in the great north. Already going to rebook for next February but this time 2 weeks!!!
PS - dont get cocky with the bar tenders because our hubbies did one night and they added a little extra to our hubbies drinks, which they called Mexican brandy and we ended up almost taking them to the hospital (absoloutly drugged and puking for hours) be careful. When we go back we will buy our own Vodka at duty free so we ensure this never happens again. We didnt let this ruin our trip or our view on the hotel itself but please do be careful.
Oh Yah one last thing...the fishing was amazing, this is me with my sailfish on the boat "The bloody hook"
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- Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort