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Pool chair savers...your time is up!!

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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for Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Cabo San Lucas
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Pool chair savers...your time is up!!

This just might be the start of something good!!! Cruise ships start it...it might finally get to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo!! Thank you Carnival for doing this!


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Great Idea.

But in Ixtapa?

That ain't happening.



Fort Myers, Florida
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What does the job pay and do I have to furnish my own weapon?

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My husband and I quit staying in Ixtapa partially because of this problem. What we did the last time were stayed at the Dorado is when we got down to the pool, we just picked any chairs we wanted, 'saved' or not. We put the 'saved' items under the chair and sat there as long as we wanted. The 'owners' of the chairs never did show up and if they had, we would have moved to another chair. Maybe. It just irritated us enough that we gave up and decided to stay in Zih from that point on and will never go back to Ixtapa to stay.

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I have to say that was the case for us as well the one week we spent at the Dorado, years ago.

It was pretty pathetic to come down to the pool every morning for breakfast, just before 8 AM, and find every lounger saved but unoccupied.

We were forced to play the game and send down the early risers to save chairs too....but that shouldn't be necessary.

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ted you crack me up!

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Why would anyone spend money at any hotel/resort that does not have enough equipment of all types including beach/pool chairs is beyond me.

Much of the blame IMO can be put on Travel agents that continue to book/send there "customers" to such places. SHAME!

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Couldn't agree more. If I am a paying costumer at a hotel and saw lounge chairs reserved at 8 a.m. I would throw a fit. Stay in Zihuatanejo on La Ropa instead. I recently was in Palm Springs and they charged a resort fee of 25 dollars a day and didn't have enough lounge chairs available for my wife and I. I was very displeased.

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I hope you asked for your 25 clams back!

In Ixtapa it is not that they don't have a sufficient number of loungers, it is that they have an over abundance of rude people that "reserve" what they don't use, because "maybe" they might want to.

It's one of the things that I like about going back to the Las Brisas. They would be hard pressed to fill up all of the Palapas that they have down on the beach!


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I exclusively read TA when researching beach resort locations with this issue almost at the top of my list. I will not consciously go to a resort that 'most likely' won't have proper seating on the beach AND at the pool. I rule out fantastic sounding resorts due to this fact and don't look back.

In Los Cabos one time we saw one lady (at least she stayed on the beach 90% of the time with the 'saved' spots) reserve 3 separate palapas for her friends from 9am - 12:30pm when they finally arrived. We noticed as we were at the palapa right next to one of them. She even tried to be sneaky and moved stuff back and forth from one to the other so they didn't look exactly the same as people walked back and forth looking for spots to sit. It was a July and crushingly hot there and all people wanted was shade, but alas....

I also agree with Keith - Las Brisas has been our December booking the last couple of years as this is NEVER a problem there at either the beach or pool. The busiest I have seen the beach at Las Brisas in mid December still had around 20 palapas and seating for 150+ wide open. It is honestly more of a decision which empty seat you are selecting than where to find an empty seat! It might not be everyone's cup of tea at Las Brisas, but this fact and the weather in IXT/ZIH just allow for no worries when looking forward to my December vacation - and that is priceless to me.


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