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Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico (ZIH)

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Based on 612 reviews
Located on the cliff side overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa blends into the natural beauty of the region.
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Ocean View Junior Suite with Private Pool - Room Only

Starting from
$288 $187
Per Adult Nightly
This amazing Ocean Front Junior Suite offers a private bedroom with a king size bed of pillow top mattress, a private bathroom with separate shower and toilet rooms, oversized double sinks and luxury bath amenities. The bedroom opens up to a private fully furnished terrace with its own private lounge pool and unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean.

Suite Amenities:
  • Master control for all lighting, TV and do not disturb sign, satellite TV,
  • FREE Wi-Fi,
  • Mini fridge with complementary soft drinks and water,
  • complimentary coffee and tea service,
  • bathrobes and slippers
  • Luxury furnishings,
  • Suites ranging from 540 - 680 sq ft,
  • Covered lounge pools can be heated upon request.
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Ocean View Junior Suite with Private Pool - All Inclusive

This amazing Ocean Front Junior Suite offers a private bedroom with a king size bed of pillow top mattress, a private bathroom with separate shower and toilet rooms, oversized double sinks and luxury bath amenities. The bedroom opens up to a private fully furnished terrace with its own private lounge pool and unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean.

Suite Amenities:
  • Master control for all lighting, TV and do not disturb sign, satellite TV,
  • FREE Wi-Fi,
  • Mini fridge with complementary soft drinks and water,
  • complimentary coffee and tea service,
  • bathrobes and slippers
  • Luxury furnishings,
  • Suites ranging from 540 - 680 sq ft,
  • Covered lounge pools can be heated upon request.
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Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa
Paseo Playa Linda, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico Guerrero


From the moment you arrive at this Mexico luxury hotel, you will be immersed in the Capella Ixtapa experience. An open-air reception area welcomes you and warm breezes from the Pacific soothe you immediately, transitioning you to the extraordinary adventure of a vacation at Capella Ixtapa.

On your way to your sophisticated, yet relaxed suite, you\'ll notice the wonderful intermingling of modern and traditional Mexican touches at Capella Ixtapa. The texture of handmade clay and stone meets sleek marble and polished hardwoods. This method of construction, honoring the vast heritage of our locale, while making a cosmopolitan statement of our very own, has become a Capella Resort trademark.

Why Stay Here

  • 5 Star All-Suite Luxury Beach Front Resort
  • Free In-Room Welcome Amenity
  • Free In-Room Mini bar with Sodas and Water
  • On-Site Spa
  • Secluded Private Beach front Location
  • Small, Luxury Resort with Only 59 Suites
  • Free Tequila Tasting
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-Site full service spa

Resort Details

The Capella Ixtapa Zihuatanejo hotel is a master-planned, oceanfront paradise, designed to protect the natural beauty of the environment while exposing guests to its splendor. Close to Capella Ixtapa is the Mexican town of Zihuatanejo. Unlike so much of Latin America, Zihuatanejo retains much of the culture of Mexico, as well as the practices and traditions dating back to the Aztec age.

Capella Ixtapa is easily reached via international airport travel (ZIH), and features high-speed, state-of-the-art telephone and internet connections; when guests come here, we encourage them to leave it all behind and soak in the wonders of the resort.

The accommodations at this luxury resort in Mexico open  guests up to a world of refinement. Each of the hotel suites feature a master bedroom, living area and a private terrace with plenty of space to take in the sights of coastal living. Some suites have secluded in a corner of the terrace an infinity edge plunge pool, ideal for romance or refreshment.

Inside your Ixtapa suite, relaxation is made easy, with a LCD television, and wireless LAN. The world outside can be easily accessed from your bedside touch panel control for lighting. Plus, guests have their own refreshment center: complimentary mineral waters and soft drinks allowing you to re-hydrate and renew.


Accommodation Details

All of the 59 suites at Capella Ixtapa face the Pacific, giving every guest at this luxury Mexico resort a spectacular view of the Pacific. From fine linen on your bed to the sun and the stars overhead, nothing has been overlooked when you stay at Capella Ixtapa.


Capella Ixtapa Suites offer:


  • Unique in-room welcome amenity
  • Flexible check-in and check-out times
  • Access to the spa and fitness center
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Bottled water and soft drinks in the refreshment center
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • 24-hour in-room dining and beverage service available
  • Special service of a Personal Assistant

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

Capella Ixtapa features casual and fine dining options with three on-site restaurants. Dine at the carefree poolside restaurant, or experience a modern interpretation of Mexican cuisine or simply relax and have your meals delivered to  your private terrace.

A Mares, located in the heart of the resort, will feature the best of modern Mexican cuisine from a variety of regions in Mexico.

The al-fresco Las Rocas restaurant will serve a bounty from the surrounding waters cooked on the spot with local fisherman`s catch of the day.

The Terrace bar is tiered in 3 levels and located on the 3rd floor of the resort. The first level of the bar is climate controlled; both lower tiers are open air with the most stunning views. Accompanied by daily live music, the guests enjoy a variety of traditional drinks, including their first ``Capella Basil Margarita`` a very refreshing new type of Margarita. Botanas and Tapas are served in a variety of small plates, to ensure that you do not have to leave the great ambiance of the Terrace Bar.

  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • AAA 4-Diamond Resorts
  • Banquet Facility
  • Barber Shop
  • Beachfront
  • Complimentary Bathrobe and Slippers
  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Fine Dining
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Morning Paper
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Breakfast
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Honeymoon Amenities
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library / Video Library
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Massage Therapist
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Multiple Swimming Pools
  • On-Site Check In
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Pool Area Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Secured Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Shuttle To Airport (surcharge)
  • Spa Services
  • Valet Parking
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wedding Services
  • Widescreen TV
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 612 reviews
from Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Submitted on 07-05-2016
This resort is fantastic. The views from the penthouse suite were absolutely breathtaking. The entire staff was friendly, accommodating, and very professional. We never heard the word "No". Everyone always had a smile and it made us feel right at home. The food was fantastic. We ordered room service quite frequently since we spent most of our mornings until early afternoon in the plunge pool listening to music and resting in the hammock. At night, if we didn't roam around the resort, we would ad... Read more
from Temple, TX
Submitted on 14-05-2016
We just returned from our first trip to Capella Ixtapa. The resort is absolutely breathtaking and the service was incredible. This is our first time visiting Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo and we are sure we will return. We have visited Cancun several times (feel free to view my reviews of Le Blanc) and were delighted that we tried something new. The quality of the resort and service of the staff were absolutely world-class. The food is absolutely spectacular and everything is made to order. The foo... Read more
Submitted on 16-05-2016
Visited Capella Singapore before. But this is a completely different experience. This hotel does not provide you with the most extravagant feeling. But it is very relaxing. The environment is great. The villa is huge and the private pool is not too big but good enough for soothing effect. The room itself is very vintage/ classic. The drinks provided in the fridge (free of charge!) contains a big variety and very refreshing. Overall the experience is unforgettable.
Submitted on 22-05-2016
This was our first trip to Ixtapa Zihautenejo and this region is both touristic, in and around Ixtapa, and charmingly Mexican in Zihuatanejo. Having stayed at another Capella resort, we wanted to try this one, knowing the hotel would be exceptional based on this luxury brand. We weren't disappointed. Capella Ixtapa is a beautiful resort, set into the rock overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our room was at the top, complete with our own private patio, infinity pool, hammock, and inner suite. If you... Read more
from Houston
Submitted on 24-05-2016
I can't say enough about the staff. They were always nearby without intruding and always ready to accommodate any request. Great location if you are wanting a view to die for, right on a cliff overlooking a bay and the Pacific. Food was great and the rooms were awesome. Minibar is included in price and refilled daily, also had complementary guacamole and chips. Turndown service included chocolates. I don't need much more!. Not much in the surrounding area, but there is a nice bicycle/walk... Read more
from Salt Lake City, Utah
Submitted on 26-05-2016
Let me start off with the positives, and then I will explain the 3 star rating. The resort is beautiful, very well maintained and most of the staff couldn't be friendlier. The location and the views from the room were breathtaking. A nice little touch, was the complementary beers with guacamole in the afternoon!! Now for the negatives. The resort falls short in a couple of areas. First the pricing - this is a very expensive resort particularly for Mexico standards. And now the thing that really ... Read more
from sc
Submitted on 09-06-2016
Stayed here for 3 nights in a deluxe room on the 6th floor. The view of the ocean was great. Nice plunge pool. The room and bathroom were nice. Room is exactly as advertised on the website. Although the 5 o'clock beers and quac. are not advertised I had heard about this. We received this treat 1 out of the 3 nights we were there. I'm assuming you have to be in your room at 5:00 to get it, as we were out, but it would have been nice if they would have left it in the room. The room does have a sma... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 11-06-2016
Capella saved my husband's life on our honeymoon. My husband and I had 3 gorgeous days at this resort before his spleen ruptured unexpectedly. It was the worst moment of our lives - followed by the biggest acts of community I've ever experienced - and we will be forever grateful to the people of Capella. When I called the operator for a doctor, a doctor was sent immediately and an ambulance requested. The timeliness of their actions truly saved his life. The people at Capella found a private hos... Read more
from Mexico City, Mexico
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Amazing Hotel with outstanding service. A must! Had one of the best stays ever of any hotel we have been to. Spend a tad more and get the Deluxe room with terrace and small terrace pool. The views are awesome and the service not only impeccable but also kind,helpful and extremely attentive. No beach and Not for children nor teenagers. If your stay is more than 2-3 nights rent a car and visit Los Troncones beach,among many others. Food very good though wine list overpriced.
from waco
Submitted on 04-07-2016
My wife and I went to Capella for our 10 year anniversary. We were not disappointed. My sister and brother in law stayed there and recommended it. They pretty much exceeded our expectations. The food was amazing. I did not eat a bad meal there. The staff were so friendly and helpful. And the place is beautiful. We stayed on the 5th floor, call ahead to learn how the rooms are different. Floors 1-5 are identical, but the higher you are the better your view is. There are 2 types of rooms on those... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This hotel is really a great place to stay and rest, the service is outstanding, the rooms are clean and comfortable, everything is about service, was a surprise for me when in the restaurant I asked if the have POZOLE, Mexican local dish, they answer no but if I want the chef can prepared for me next day, I haven't see a service like this before, the people is warm, always asking to help the guest, all the staff is serviceable, the security guard, the receptionist, all of them are well trained.... Read more
from Austin, Texas, United States
Submitted on 26-07-2016
The resort was amazingly beautiful. I wanted a small, more quaint resort with views and air conditioning. You can't beat the views here and every single room has an amazing view and great outdoor area to relax and hang out. We had the deluxe ocean front room which I would highly recommend. We had them keep our pool warmed even during the day (it's not super warm) and it was the perfect temp. We left the resort a couple of times and I would recommend going to the market in the city. Don't go to t... Read more
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We have stayed at what was the Capella Pedregal in Cabo and now our first visit to Ixtapa. The hotel is pretty much what everyone has described, no beach access (fine with me), and amazing views from every place in the the hotel. If you have the opportunity to upgrade to one of the penthouse rooms, make sure you do it. Well worth the extra $. We spend one night in the Deluxe room but had seen the penthouse patio online and had to upgrade. We spent little time at the pool because it was so r... Read more
from Goleta, California
Submitted on 07-08-2016
We have just returned from one very restful week at the Capella in Ixtapa, Mexico. For our first vacation in Mexico we were happy to have discovered this hotel. The service was exceptional, the views and cliffside location very hard to beat, and the facilities first rate. What ultimately made this unique resort so memorable was the personal care and attention paid to guests by staff. Everyone is friendly, you are treated like familia and that is what sets it apart. For us this is what makes or ... Read more
Submitted on 11-08-2016
This hotel was great and superb after our experience in Las Brisas. Beautiful arquitechture, great service, incredible rooms and delicious food. We were a group of 15 people and they treated us like royalty. One night there was a problem with electricity and the city was working on fixing it. Two rooms didn't have any electricity from the generator and they opened 2 other rooms only for the night. They offered them to us, we didn't have to complain.
from Santa Barbara, California
Submitted on 17-08-2016
My partner and I just stayed at Capella for almost two weeks. What a great property! We ended up booking the Penthouse. The room was very spacious and the view from the terrace was amazing. The waves crashing on the rocks below, viewed from the plunge pool was mesmerizing. We went during the low season, so it was very hot and humid. Spent a most of my time in the plunge pool. I was going to have an issue with only one of the several restaurants open for dinner each night (because it was l... Read more
from Brisbane, Australia
Submitted on 22-08-2016
I can't say anything bad about this place. The room and view were AMAZING...each room has its own personal plunge pool so we never accessed the public pool; barely left the room really! the food was good, with every meal huge and full of fresh, local choices. the people working there were always accomodating and helpful. There were lots of mosquitos and they even provided repellant! We were given a personal attendant for our stay who helped us with anything we needed. She was great. It is the pe... Read more
from Santa Barbara, California
Submitted on 24-08-2016
We booked a last-minute reservation for a penthouse suite in Aug. 2016. ...Turned out to be low-season in Ixtapa (who knew?) so the penthouse suites were somewhat reasonably priced - about $520/night. Check sites on-line for this place because prices are wildly different (we saved over $3.5k). The hotel is very high-end and worth it. The rooms (not only our room, but we saw a regular room) are all beyond first class. All rooms face the ocean .. and in a perfect location so every room has a ... Read more
from British Columbia, Canada
Submitted on 30-08-2016
We loved this property and the private plunge pools. We usually like beachfront accommodation but loved this! Gorgeous rooms and extremely romantic... make sure you get the flowers on your bed! Staff was very good. Only downfall is price. I would love to return :)
from abu dhabi
Submitted on 05-09-2016
As the Capella Ixtapa is a potential honeymoon or romantic getaway destination, I wanted to try to write a somewhat objective review to help others decided if this is the place for them. As the review title says, your satisfaction will probably hinge on what you expect and what bothers you. For example, when we stayed in early August: -One pool was out of commission -The restaurants were not open every day (this seems to be the case all the time based on other reviews) -The funicular elevator w... Read more
from Dahlonega, Georgia
Submitted on 08-09-2016
This was the second Capella Resort my husband and I have stayed in, the first being Capella St. Lucia. Capella Ixtapa was just as wonderful. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. We stayed in the Presidential Suite and it was fabulous. Our room was very spacious and clean and the view was unbeatable. We had our own private pool that the staff would heat for us upon request. We took the margarita class with Miguel and he taught us so much about tequila and how to make the perfect margari... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 13-09-2016
My husband and I ended up at Capella Ixtapa after our original honeymoon hotel canceled on us 5 weeks out. We were wary about our unexpected last minute change to Capella but are now glad it happened! I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else on our honeymoon. The staff makes you feel welcomed and special from the moment you step out of the cab at the resort. We were there in the low season so the resort was not nearly at capacity however we never felt that we received less than superb treatme... Read more
from Mexico
Submitted on 27-09-2016
I booked my trip directly with the hotel, not via any other agency or tripadvisor sort of app. But I needed to review. This place is a haven! My husband and I had not been able to go on vacation in a bit over 7 years. We were looking for a peaceful place and a place that allowed us privacy and our own rythms. I was a little afraid that the pictures were "overselling" the place, as they seemed too good to be true. We were blown away by the reality, though. The service, the staff, the views, the... Read more
from College Station, Texas
Submitted on 28-10-2016
My husband and I actually got married at Capella Ixtapa three years ago. Since neither one of our families were there for the wedding, we decided to take both sets of our parents there for dinner one night, while we were staying in Zihuatanejo. The resort itself is absolutely amazing, with spectacular views of the ocean and beautiful hotel grounds. The service here is top notch. We ate at the Seaside Market, where everything they serve was caught that day, so there's not a "set" menu. Bas... Read more
from New Lenox, United States
Submitted on 31-10-2016
We visited this hotel on a lark in January of 2014. It was absolutely the best vacation we have ever had! From the check in process, to the hotel staff, right down to the maintenance crews were so happy and helpful. The rooms are unbelievable, with ocean views that take your breath away. The plunge pool is a great addition and makes it so comfortable that you almost don't want to leave your room. We vacationed in St. Lucia this past year and decided to try the Capella resort there, to see if it... Read more
from Bend, Oregon
Submitted on 11-11-2016
The hotel, amenities and customer service at Cappela were at a level that my husband and I have experienced only a handful of times in our travels. Their attention to detail and personalized service was exceptional. Connie, our personal assistant was professional and personable throughout our visit but also even prior since she contacted me via email days days before our arrival and arranged our transportation. When she was off duty, her co-worker Cruz was extremely helpful. My only disappoi... Read more
Submitted on 13-11-2016
We are just about to leave Capella Ixtapa and really don't want to, that should tell you everything. First some background. My wife and I spend the last six days enjoying our honeymoon here. We both are professionals working 50+ hours a week in LA and needed a good break as well as some personal time. Capella was perfect for this. We never left the resort and hardly left our room. On arrival we were greeted by several staff including Connie our personal assistant. Connie was fantastic as are a... Read more
from chehalis
Submitted on 17-11-2016
This place is first class all the way. We were escorted into our room and the wifi was free, the snacks and waters were also included. The room was amazing with a private pool with a view of he ocean. It was so relaxing and private. About a 5 minute taxi ride to town.
from Santa Rosa, California
Submitted on 25-11-2016
We were sent to this hotel in Ixtapa by our regular hotel that we stay at in Zihuatanejo, due to an overbooking. It was a pleasant surprise!!! Equally as nice as our hotel but no beach front : ( The staff was amazing - everyone of them!!! And everything was beautiful here!!! Special thanks to Connie, Phillipe and Galvino!
Submitted on 28-11-2016
Having been to Cabo and Cancun several times (and tried many of those locations best hotels, and frankly got tired of paying the cartel room rates there) we decided to try Ixtapa, and the Capella there... This hotel is easily a match for those in other (more expensive) locations. Perched on a hillside, the hotel has a beautiful view of the ocean, and the bay it sits within, getting sun pretty much all day (SW facing). Only 25 minutes from the airport by limo, we chose their penthouse room (o... Read more
from Mesa, Arizona
Submitted on 04-12-2016
Having worked in the travel industry for 35+ years and explored 5 continents I am not easy to impress BUT our stay at Capella Ixtapa was unparalleled. The setting is magnificent & the service phenomenal. The property manager, Phillip Real and his staff - Juan Pablo Arciniega & Connie Ochoa were outstanding. They anticipated our every need and surpassed all of our expectations. If you want to experience Paradise this is the place to go! Thank you for the trip of a a lifetime... We plan on going b... Read more