When our flight home from Zihuatanejo was canceled due to mechanical issues we were worried about where US Airways would put us up for the night in Ixtapa. We were tired, just wanted to get home, and didn't want to spend the night in some Ixtapa dive.
But, when we checked in to Sunscape Dorado Pacifico, we and the kids (14, 16, 18) were thrilled! Waterslides, a location right on the beach, trampoline with bungies for doing flips, and wii games on a giant outdoor screen. My husband and I enjoyed the all-inclusive meals and drinks, free wi-fi, and free morning lattes.
The beach is pristine, with beautiful waves, clear water, and views of the islands off the coast. We had the dinner and breakfast buffets that were full of ok choices, though not "gourmet" by any standards. The all-inclusive food and drinks were hassle-free.
We took a quick walk from the hotel to a few stores, just to see Ixtapa at night. Looked like fun, with a large market lit up and full of people. Coming from sleepy Zihuatanejo, it looked way more action-packed.
The beds were pretty hard, the decor a little "dated" (think Florida in the 80s), and the food was only so-so. But if you want a fun family hotel with lots of stuff for young and old, the Sunscape Dorado fits the bill.
And, if it's a free night from US Airways, even better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The resort offers families, couples and singles an Unlimited-Fun® escape. Each of the 285 guest rooms and suites, located in the 11-story tower, offers a private, furnished balcony with stunning ocean views.The Unlimited-Fun®, vibrant getaway begins with one shimmering pools with two waterslides and a swim-up bar, an Explorer’s Club with a playground, gourmet restaurants, relaxing bars serving premium brands and tons of daily activities. Ideally situated just 10 minutes away from the town of Zihuatanejo, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy fantastic golfing, shopping and nightlife for all ages and interests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa Hotel Ixtapa
- Hotel Dorado Pacifico
- Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa