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Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa

Paseo Punta Ixtapa s/n Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta 40880 Mexico
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#2 of 24 hotels in Ixtapa
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4.8
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4.9
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4.8
Value
4.5
2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Tucked into a dramatic cliffside setting between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by a lush, tropical forest, Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa is one of the most romantic and exclusive 5-star resorts in Mexico. With spectacular Pacific Ocean views, our 59 suites cascade down a cliff toward the sea, each boasting airy oceanfront terraces and individual plunge pools thoughtfully positioned out of sight from other suites. ​Ranked by Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards as #1 ‘Resort Hotels in Mexico 2020’ and #38 of ‘The Top 100 Hotels in the World 2020’ this unforgettably secluded and private Ixtapa resort caters to the world’s most discerning travelers with gourmet dining in four captivating environments, an award-winning spa and fitness facility, beach wedding locations and more. ​At every moment of your stay, your dedicated Personal Assistant is available to see to any request, from extra towels for your room to arranging a cooking class with a professional chef or a full day of exhilarating activities and excursions in Ixtapa. Come find the 5-star Mexico vacation of your dreams at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa, where getting away from it all reveals a bounty of unsurpassed beauty.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Bicycle tours
Kids stay free
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Paseo Punta Ixtapa s/n Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta 40880 Mexico
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Lexi007 wrote a review Apr 5
San Diego, California2 contributions
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This place is paradise ! This was our second time going. We are trying to go yearly. Definitely a favorite. Everything is top notch , from the staff, food, spa and of course the views. Beds are so comfy. I keep forgetting to ask what pillows they use cause I want to order some for myself. Do yourself a favor and book a massage. They are amazing and professional quality. They know what they are doing. You won’t want to leave this place. Absolutely perfection.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa, we are very pleased to know that you spend a great time with us. On behalf of all our staff, we want to thank you for staying with us and for giving us the opportunity to serve you for the second time. Some of our pillows are from Pacific Coast: https://www.pacificcoast.com/; and other from Master Pillows Alsim: https://alsim.com.mx/product/master-pillow-alsim-la-almohada-perfecta-100-pluma-y-down-natural-80-20/ We hope the information is useful to you, and hope to have the opportunity to host you next year.
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OnAir616550 wrote a review Aug 2022
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I traveled with my husband and our teenage daughter, and I simply can't say enough about this magical place. Built into a seaside cliff, the hotel is one with nature and offers mesmerizing view of the Pacific. Our room was spacious and lovely, with a marvelous bed and a terrific walk-in shower. Not to mention a private patio with a personal plunge pool. We loved the luxurious poolside cabanas that offered respite from the Mexican sunshine--with music piped in, ceiling fans, plugs for charging devices. There is no detail they haven't considered. The soul of any resort is in the people who make it hum, and Cala de Mar's staff is superb. Gracious, friendly,, and genuine...they are consummate professionals providing an unparalleled experience for guests. My husband did a Mezcal testing, which he thoroughly enjoyed. My daughter and I took a Mexican cooking class, which was informative, fun, and full of overwhelmingly delicious food. While the class is for 2, the food they make (and offer to students) could easily serve 6. My daughter and I also indulged in spa services--what an absolute delight. Top-class professional service delivered in a pristine and breathtaking environment. The only part of me week I did NOT love was when I saw this beautiful place in our rearview mirror as we headed to the airport yesterday. Thanks to the glorious staff of Cala de Mar for a marvelous and memorable vacation.We loved every moment of it.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 26, 2022
Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience. Our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your constructive critics. We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Cala de Mar Resort & Spa with us and Tripadvisor readers. Thank you to stayed at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa!
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Liznavarriaga1987 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Most warming service ever, followed by the most stunning suites and views, trully unbeatable. Get to saw whales, the spa is insanely gorgeous, exclusive suites with gigantic plunge pulls, delicious affordable and genuine local sea food cuisine. It was so hard to say goodbye.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Liz, We are very thankful for your visit and your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay and had a unique time. Hope to have you here again soon! Best Regards,
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Comfort & Adventure wrote a review Mar 2024
Los Angeles, California25 contributions15 helpful votes
My husband and I spent three nights here, and we loved it! We enjoyed the spacious room, bathroom and terrace, complete with a refreshing plunge pool. We could not get enough of the expansive & breathtaking sea view (whale sightings throughout the day) from our room - from both the private terrace and the bed - or the guacamole & chips, fresh papaya and signature lemon & floral-scent that wafted throughout the resort. In the three days & nights we were at the resort, we didn't leave the place. There was no need to go into town or take any excursions, although the resort has a lot of interesting activities to try, if you're so inclined, including water sports, boat trips, archeological site tours, cooking classes, bikes for guests to use, and more. If you're looking for a place to disconnect and recharge, Cala de Mar is a great choice. Worth mentioning: The entire staff is incredibly sweet and accommodating. The meandering pathways are lovely & atmospheric, but people with mobility considerations need to be aware of potential challenges. Food is good, although the menu rarely changes. Seafood is fresh. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The entrances to the rooms/suites from the corridors lock, but the sliding doors from the terrace to the actual bedrooms do not lock. There are no curtains or blinds on the sliding glass doors, so if you need complete darkness in the morning to sleep in, bring a mask to wear.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We are very thankful for your visit. We appreciate the time you took writing your warm and very detailed review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our guest happiness and to satisfy their requests are the most important thing for us. We are going to follow up on your comment so we can improve our meals. On behalf of all the staff, thank you for your stay and we hope to have you here again soon
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HaggardBurns wrote a review Mar 2024
HaggardBurns7 contributions4 helpful votes
Cala de Mar exceeded my expectations in every way! I will be going back again to indulge in the views, the pools, the food,the whale watching, and the quiet solitude lent by the design of the resort and the geographiucal location along the coastline.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded Mar 7, 2024
Dear guest, We are very thankful for your visit and your warm review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had a unique time. Hope to have you here again soon! Best regards,
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Wanda F wrote a review Mar 2024
Calgary9 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff at the Cala de Mar are so genuinely warm and friendly. Our room was very spacious and the view of the cliffs and ocean were breath taking. This is a very private and intimate setting with all the comforts one could ask for. We'll definitely be back again. Thank you everyone there.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Mar 3, 2024
Dear Ms. Wanda, We are very thankful for your visit and your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay and our resort. On behalf of all the staff, thank you for preferring Cala de Mar. We hope to have you here again soon. Best Regards,
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Nina K wrote a review Feb 2024
31 contributions12 helpful votes
Very nice hotel. The servers are very nice. On mexico time so no one is in a rush. Eric was the best!!! Avocado toast was amazing as well as the raw fish. Ceviche was hit or miss. Good wine and burgers! The terrace had live music one night that was killer! Rooms are large and spacious. Wish we had an uncovered pool in the middle. HVAC works great but bathroom has not ac. Not far from the hotel. No beach to walk on swim in there but the pool is amazing. I would go back for sure just wish I could walk on the sand and get in the water. We went with two other couples that love it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Feb 23, 2024
Dear guest, We are very thankful for your visit and your warm and accurate review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had a great time. Hope to have you here again soon! Best regards,
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Sarah B wrote a review Feb 2024
39 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful place with fantastic service and attention to detail. We stayed here for 6 nights and did not want to leave. Our room and its view was parallel to none. From our plunge pool, we saw whales jumping and tail slapping near the out-jutting rocks. This magical experience brought tears to our eyes! When we made a request for water, coffee, room service - anything, it arrived immediately. There was always more than enough towels, water and room service. Little bites and gifts at turn down service were delightful. Room decoration amenities were thoughtful. They were very well organized in terms of check out costs. Every hotel staff person was friendly and made us feel cared for. The tram/elevator that traversed the resorts' levels was surprising and gave a beautiful view. You might get a little lost among the staircases while you're here, but you'll figure it out! The massages at spa were amazing - maybe the best I've ever had. I think my masseuse's name was Lotty or something similar? The 'hydrospa' service is for using the locker room and it's hot tub, perhaps not worth the additional cost though we had good privacy and waters and tea. Cooking class with Oscar was fun and informative. Loved the beer service too! Only thing I wasn't blown away by was the food. There were some good bites, but it was costly for what you get. The American Express free breakfast is limited to two dish selection: chilaquiles, and eggs + toast + beans. Seafood market seemed a bit overpriced. Terrace was good. The local inexpensive restaurants off-resort were worth the cab price. Overall, highly recommend and will very likely come here again. Thank you so much to everyone who made this place special for us!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Feb 22, 2024
Dear Ms. Sarah, We are very thankful for your visit. We appreciate the time you took writing your warm and very detailed review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our guest happiness and to satisfy their requests are the most important thing for us. We are going to follow up on your comment so we can improve our meals. On behalf of all the staff, thank you for your stay and we hope to have you here again soon. Best Regards,
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Violetjvm wrote a review Feb 2024
Dallas, Texas112 contributions48 helpful votes
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What an amazing place I ended up booking this reservation at the beginning of January. Getting it booked was easy, and a few days before arrival, everything was confirmed via email by hotel staff, and an itinerary was emailed to us before arrival. I could set up for spa day tequila tasting, along with other tours, in advance, and the pricing in pesos was attached at the time of making a reservation if one was needed. The seafood market was the only place that required a reservation. I was also able to schedule airport pickup in advance with two different options for transportation type. Arriving at the airport to locate the driver was easy. It was a very short ride to the hotel, about 30-35min. There was not a lot of traffic and just an overall very smooth ride. Arriving at the hotel and checking in less than 5 minutes, after check-in, we were given a quick mini tour of the basic amenities at the hotel. There was also an adorable library whenever you wanted to cool down with a beautiful view. They would have coffee, fruits, water, and snacks throughout the day as we had to walk through to get to our room The view is fantastic, and our room was great, not to mention the pool, which I loved, and the sound at night is very relaxing. The room was comfortable. The pillows were more on the thin side but comfortable. The refrigerator was to keep stuff cool. We did ask for ice, and they brought us a cooler, which made it convenient to stick our water and drinks in that. They do stalk up the refrigerator daily while you are a guest. The day's highlight was the beer with guacamole and chips, which I enjoyed the guacamole and chips daily whenever they would leave the room for us. Outside seating was very comfortable. You could lounge out or stay in the shade, but I love how private it was. There were three different places to eat, and we enjoyed the food at all 3. I mean, everything was delicious. It seemed to be a lot busier on the weekend. But the staff was so accommodating, and the menu had so much delicious food on it that I wanted to eat. Overall, Ulysses made it even better. He was a great bartender with a great sense of humor, and his drink selection was delicious. He recommended drinks. Everything was delicious. If you do decide to visit the hotel, you must have him do the Mango Margarita with Tajín on the rim 😋 Also, the towels are so thick and big 💜
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ulysses best bartender. Reserve fresh seafood market in advance
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Responded Feb 22, 2024
Dear Ms. Violet, We are very thankful for your visit. We appreciate the time you took writing your warm, perfect and very detailed review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had a unique time. Our guest happiness and to satisfy their requests are the most important thing for us. On behalf of all the staff, thank you for your preference and we hope to serve you again soon. Best regards,
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tatianaguerrer0 wrote a review Feb 2024
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I went for a fam trip and the experience was great as all the services that the hotel provide, the amenities, their spa is awesome, we had a culinary experience I like living the experience of going at the market to buy the food and vegetables as the cooking class and the chef was great and also we had the tour bike ride it was really good going back up the hill it can be a bit of a challenge but we all did it and Fernando was really patience and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Feb 16, 2024
Dear Ms. Tatiana, We are very thankful for your visit and your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay and had a good time. Hope to have you here again soon! Best Regards,
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PRICE RANGE
$381 - $525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
capella ixtapa hotel ixtapa, capella ixtapa zihuatanejo, capella ixtapa hotel zihuatanejo
LOCATION
MexicoPacific CoastGuerreroZihuatanejo de AzuetaIxtapa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
59
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa
Which popular attractions are close to Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa?
Nearby attractions include Ciclopista de Ixtapa (1.2 miles), Playa El Palmar (4.6 miles), and Isla Ixtapa (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Faro, Restaurante Condimento Hotel Emporio Ixtapa, and The General's Sports Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa have airport transportation?
Yes, Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.