Between Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, and surrounded by lush, tropical forests lies Capella Ixtapa, a secluded, romantic and exclusive resort whose location is so private it’s like sharing a well-kept secret. Set alongside a stunning rock cliff with endless views of the breathtaking azure blue ocean, Capella Ixtapa offers its guests a hideaway setting that belies the wealth of attractions just minutes away.
The Nahauatl dialect word ‘Ixtapa’ means “the white place” in reference to the pristine white sands of the area. Once a coconut plantation close to the quaint fishing village of Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa is now an intimately modern, environmentally-friendly resort area ideal for travelers who prefer small, secluded destinations to bustling cities and major destinations.
Check In: Paseo Playa Linda in Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico. 877-296-8889, capellahotels.com
Check Out: Capella Ixtapa extends over Don Juan beach, a small stretch of the Pacific coastline, and offers guests the utmost privacy in a stunning environment. Each of the 59 guestrooms cascade down a cliff towards the sea, boasting breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Each guestroom features a large, private outdoor terrace and an individual plunge pool thoughtfully positioned out of sight from other suites to ensure privacy.
Don’t Miss: The Spa at Capella Ixtapa is the region’s only spa, wellness and fitness facility, featuring 6,000-square feet of interior space overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In addition, peaceful, exotic outside treatment environments provide the ultimate in pampering and rejuvenation. Each guest is treated to a traditional foot cleanse after being escorted to one of six indoor treatment rooms or the outdoor massage area. In addition to a wide selection of beauty treatments, massages and therapies, a yoga and Pilates deck and fitness area is located at the top of the resort, providing spectacular Pacific Ocean views.
(rates start at US$533 per night)
• Three or Five nights accommodations
• Daily American Breakfast
• Welcome amenity
• A couple’s spa treatment in the spa of the resort awarded as best Spa in Mexico in 2013
• Spa lunch and cocktail in upon arrival at our spa facilities
• Romantic turndown amenity
• A private dinner with wine in your hotel suite
• Roundtrip airport transfers from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo airport (ZIH)
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Always a Bridesmaid Columnist, Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of and copyright Capella Ixtapa.
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