This was one of the few locations and resorts that accomodated a Christmas family vaction with travellers coming from Edmonton and Kamloops. After reading the reviews I was a bit concerned with staying at the Fontan; however, all my worries were gone within the first hours of being there.
We didn't go with high expectations but were pleasantly surprised. The grounds were well kept, we never had to wait in line for seating, food, a beach towel or drinks. The food selection was good and there were a variety of activities to participate in such as beach volleyball or soccer. We were even lucky enough to release day old turtles, which hatched right beside the beach chairs, into the ocean! Rooms are clean but a bit older with a touch of a 'never dried out feeling / smell' (as you can get with some sea-side locations) and the older members of the group complained that the beds were too hard. The New Year's celebration was the best I've ever attended at a resort (and I've been at top-end, five star resorts for New Years). There are many locals at the hotel, which enhance the atmosphere and allow you to practice your basic Spanish. The biggest negative was getting a chair. Rude vacationers would go early to hoard chairs down at the beach and up by the pools and they would never show up all day to use them. At times we moved a towel that was covering two chairs to one and we found that others were kind enough to give up a chair here and there when you asked.
The beach is unbelievable, the sunsets are amazing, and its easy to find the positives of this little hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Fontan Ixtapa
- Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort