Barcelo Ixtapa

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Just four miles from the quaint fishing village of Zihuatanejo, the dramatic design of the Barcelo Ixtapa Beach Resort complements the natural beauty of the landscape, with over 300 spacious, air-conditioned rooms housed within twin 12-story towers that rise gracefully above the sea and a sun-filled solarium.

For the sports enthusiast, this laid-back resort is located directly across from The Palma Real, an 18-hole, par-72 golf course with 6,898 yards designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and also offers complimentary tennis on four courts as well as a fully equipped fitness center.

Bring your appetite to one of the four restaurants, both buffet and a la carte that will cater to any palate. For the night owls, enjoy a dance and a drink at the Lobby Bar with live entertainment or cut a rug at the Sanca Bar Nightclub.

You can kick off your shoes, sink your toes in the sand and relax completely at the all-inclusive Barcelo Ixtapa Resort.

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Learn more about Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
Barcelo Ixtapa Resort is a sports-lover's paradise and a vacationer's dream. Nestled between emerald mountains and the blue Pacific Ocean, on a beautiful palm-lined beach, just four miles from the quaint fishing village of Zihuatanejo.

Local Phone: 52-755-55-52000
Fax: 011-52-755-32-438
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 3

Swim-up Bar
There is a beachfront swimming pool with a swim-up bar. There is a children's pool.
Palma Real Marina Ixtapa
The Palma Real is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with 6,898 yards designed by Robert TrentJones, Jr. The Marina Ixtapa is an 18-hole, Par 72 golf course designed by Robert VonHagge.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Varies
Cart Fee: Varies
Club Rental Fees: VARIES
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Court Fee: Free
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
The Barceló Ixtapa Beach hotel is located in the heart Ixtapa, right on the beachfront of Palmar beach, one of the most attraattractive destinations Mexico offers its tourists. This is the ideal place for a family vacation, to organize successful business trips, romantic weddings and also to experience an uforgettable honeymoon. Enjoy 398 rooms located just a few steps from the see, where you will find everything you need. Beach: The resort borders a beautiful stretch of palm-lined beachfront. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 398
Year Opened: 1983 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No Spring Breakers
King or 2 doubles, Lounge with 2 sofa beds, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Ocean-view, King or 2 doubles, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar, DVD, cordless phone. Premium Club inclusions.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Two double beds, Living room and 1 sofa bed, Bathroom, Satellite TV, Room safe, Hairdryer, Coffee maker, Iron/ironing board, Mini-bar.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Enjoy this grand scale and relaxing location overlooking the golf course & the sea. King bed, Plasma screen TV, DVD, Bathroom with jacuzzi, Living room, Dining room, Safe, Coffee maker, Mini-bar, Cordless phone.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Ocean-view, King or 2 doubles, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
King or 2 doubles, Lounge with 2 sofa beds, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
One king bed. Ocean view. Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar, DVD, Cordless phone. Premium Club inclusions. Club Premium amenities.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Barcelo Ixtapa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-24 hour room service
There are 5 Restaurants at Barcelo Ixtapa:
Kyoto - Enjoy our magnificent sushi bar in a welcoming and intimate environment, inspired by Japanese culture.
La Palapa - Delicious buffet next to the pool with an ocean-view.
Caracol - Poolside snakc bar with refreshing beverages and lite bites and swim-up bar.
Veranda - Infomal breakfast and dinner buffet in the open atrium lobby.
Don Quijote - Excellent gourmet Spanish specialties surrounded by the sounds of soft music.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
The daily activities schedule features games, arts and crafts, Spanish classes and much more.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Theme night shows, discotheque, live music in the Lobby Bar.
There is a children's program offering an array of activities.
Applicable Ages: 5 to 12 years old.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 2995reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Food choices and room set up
Apr 15 2017
THe food service was very ad in the buffett, if you enjoy eating lunch meat and a few fruit choices you are i luck. The food warmers did nt heat food our meals were always cold and there was not much to choice from, the pasta was always just a little warm if there was chicken it was just the thighs with legs, The snack bar food was always warm and good, also the breakfast becasue you could order eggs the way you wanted and knew they were hot, the bacon, sausae and other stuff was always maybe luck warm
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Spring Break 2017
Apr 05 2017
I enjoyed the Barcelo during our vacation. The staff was excellent in all areas of the hotel, restaurants, bars, front desk, Premium Lounge, Bellman and maid service. Honestly, the hotel is a little tired and needs some refreshing. Access to town (ixtapa) was great and we felt very safe walking at anytime. I also enjoyed the size of the resort because it was small enough to meet other at the resort. Overall, I would stay at the Barelo again but make sure the price is reasonable and commensurate with the quality.
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Barcelo Ixtapa
Randy B.
Mar 16 2017
I was amazed at how poor the food quality and selection was. It was marginally ok. We ate out a lot because of the poor quality. The buffet did not offer much for variety from day to day. The restaurant menu was very small with few selections. The hotel and ground was very clean and staff members were amazing. The room needed a few small things like more complete replenishing of things in the room like wash clothes and lotions, etc. There were some small maintenance things that should have been fixed long before we got there. So there were some good things and some bad things about the hotel. The food issue was a real deal breaker for me. I won't likely return simply because of that.
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great service
Feb 27 2017
Although the hotel rooms need some updates the staff are fantastic and food choices were very nice.
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Forth stay at Barcelo Ixtapa was yet another great stay, and excellent treatment. Great weather.
Feb 23 2017
We love the Barcelo in Ixtapa. The hotel is safe, clean and the staff is always kind and attentive. Food is very good for an all inclusive, better than others I have tried. Sushi Bar Kyoto was very good as well. Pools are clean and well maintained. Ocean is incredible and clean with soft sand, great for long walks. We will return for sure. I highly recommend this location for its weather, warm ocean and hotel layout.
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Another great vacation at Ixtapa Barcelo Hotel
Feb 01 2017
This is our 12th year at this Hotel which makes our opinion obvious - we love staying there. The staff is so very friendly and our needs are taken care of well so that we have a relaxing vacation each year.
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Jan 31 2017
Just a couple things that we didn't like about our stay. The beds in our room were literally like sleeping on the floor. They were hard as a rock. When you are staying somewhere for 7 nights you really want a comfy bed after a long day at the pool/beach, etc... I guess we could've upgraded for $350 more to get a better bed but you would think all the rooms should have somewhat comfortable beds. Also we didn't like that there wasn't a bar that you could just go to at night. If you sat outside you had to wait for a waiter to come by and take your order but there were so many people that it took awhile to get the drink. The waiters were awesome but if there was a designated bar I think it would've helped. Also it's fun to hang out at the bar at night after dinner. Other than those two things the resort was awesome. The workers were all very friendly.
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Jan 31 2017
Did not get ocenview room, nor resort discount
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Great visit
Jan 24 2016
This was our second time at this resort. Our last trip there was probably about eight years ago. We found the room very clean and much to our liking. The staff was great!!! They were very accommodating and always ready to serve us. If I had to point out one negative item, it would have to be the "Towel People". Even though the rules were posted concerning reserving places by the pools by placing a towel over a lounge, there was plenty of this going on. But, this was a practice by the guests and not by the resort staff. We have seen wider selections of food at the breakfast buffet, but his was ample. I would recommend that the staff ensure that the food was maintained at a hotter temperature. Often, the food was at room temp. Overall, I would rate it a great trip and a great visit!!!!
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assigned plane seats
Mar 19 2014
I was very disappointed that we did not get our assigned seats on the flight home.
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Just Excellent!
Mar 18 2014
The Barcelo was amazing! I would highly recommend to anyone!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
The Best Of Ixtapa Resort
howardvandmariat2018, Brownwood, Texas
Wed Jan 17 14:10:53 EST 2018
Great service, great consideration for our needs, great people and great generosity. The culinary experience was one to remember. The cleanliness of the common areas such as the restaurants was superb. The Capucchino machine was great always ready due to the gentleman that took care of it. Thank you to all.

We Loved Ixtapa!!
MBGuy, Manitoba
Tue Jan 16 13:50:01 EST 2018
We stayed for seven days at the Barcelo Ixtapa from Jan 8-15, 2018. This was our first trip to this area of Mexico. We have stayed a number of times on the Riviera Maya side and have also been to Huatulco. We found the Barcelo Ixtapa, for the most part, to be excellent. The beach was one of the best we have had at a resort, the grounds were beautiful, and the service was amazing. There were only two negatives I would point out. First, the rooms are a little "tired" and need of renovation. The ròms and especially the bathrooms, are small. Second, during the time that we were there, they were shooting promotional material and shut down the pool area and restaurants a number of times. Obviously this will not be done often but when you have paid full price and are only there for a week, it would have been appreciated if the resort recognised the impact on its guests.

Ixtapa stay
diamondm397, Saskatchewan, Canada
Fri Jan 12 12:11:11 EST 2018
Good for dollar value. Beach is amazing. Not too many vendors on the beach. Would have travelled a little bit later specifically right after all the kids should go back to school. We went to ixtapa island and that was amazing as well. Would definitely go back to Ixtapa.

Another great vacation at the Barcelo.
tyro32, Medford, Oregon
Mon Jan 08 13:28:28 EST 2018
My Fiance' and I stayed at the Barcelo from Nov 27 to Dec 9th. This is the 4th or 5th time at the Barcelo and they continue to impress me. The food is good with a wide variety accessible numerous hours of the day. The room (7th floor) was perfect for views of the property and the beach. The air conditioner worked very well and we fell in love with the pillows in the room - we didn't spend much time in the room. The pool, specifically the swim-up bar was awesome. Ullyses was on top of making the perfect drinks and having them ready before we could swim up to the bar. The life guards (Michael being one of them) were on top of keeping the swim-up bar area free of children and limiting horse play around the bar area. We felt very safe walking around Ixtapa for shopping and off site eating. The area is very clean and the people were very friendly. If you are not into big crowds, plan your excursions on the weekends. This is the time the resort fills up with local vacationers. I have nothing bad to say about the Ixtapa Barcelo.

Los cuartos
Jose N, Portland, Oregon
Thu Jan 04 12:18:44 EST 2018
The beds were too hard so everytime you slept on it your back would hurt the day after a nd then they didnt make the beds on one occasion even when we put the card on the door so they could clean but overall we like barcelo

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