Exceptional Values! Extra Value: Apple Exclusive: Free non-stop transfers. Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Sunscape Sun Kissed Wedding Package. Restrictions apply; see AppleBeachBrides.com. Honeymoon: Receive the "Sunscape Sweet Escape Honeymoon Package" complimentary when booking the required room category for a minimum of 7 nights (restrictions apply). Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay, Play, and Eat Free during select dates.
Vacations at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa are anything but ordinary. Day and night, the fun never stops for families, singles, and couples. Sunscape's world of Unlimited-Fun® gives you one of nature's most pristine beaches, 24-hour room service, top-shelf spirits, daily refreshed mini-bar, and spectacular ocean views, all while experiencing the special feeling of being welcomed as a most honored guest.
Fun in the sun awaits at the beach and pools. Fabulous a la carte restaurants and tropical drinks are all part of your escape. The resort features a luxurious tropical atrium, outdoor theater, pool with two waterslides, spa with world-class amenities, Explorer's Club for kids, and Core Zone for teenagers. Fantastic golfing, shopping and nightlife are all nearby.
Enjoy eight amazing first-class restaurants including a buffet, five a la carte options, a grill and a cafe, each offering a unique experience and flare. Be tempted by tasty international and island specialties and four bars serving unlimited premium beverages.
The first-class spa features a massage and facial center with hydrotherapy rooms, soothing signature treatments, couples treatment rooms, oceanfront massage options, and brand name products, all built specifically for your relaxation and comfort. The state-of-the-art fitness center provides a full range of cardio-conditioning activity and exercise equipment including weights, treadmills, life-cycles, and step machines.
The Sunscape Dorado is located right in the center of the golden sands of El Palmar Beach, only 10 minutes drive from Zihuatanejo and 20 minutes from the International airport.
Barber / Beauty Salon
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Shopping Mall Nearby
(Cross the street.)
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1
The resort offers a long winding swimming pool with swim-up bar and a children's pool with two slides.
Palma Real- 5 minutes away.
The Palma Real is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with 6,898 yards designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr..
Green Fees: Fee requred.
Cart Fee: Fee required.
Caddy: Mandatory if cart is not used.
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
The Sunscape Dorado is a modern high rise resort located directly on the golden sands of El Palmar Beach. The resort features a luxurious tropical atrium.
Sunscape features eight gourmet restaurants, four bars (including Music Lounge), outdoor theater, pool with two waterslides, spa with worl-class amenities and Explorer's Club for kids.
Beach: The property is nestled along an extensive stretch of golden sand beach.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 285
Year Opened: 1982
No spring breakers
SUITE OCEAN FRONT FAMILY
King bed, Queen size sofa bed, Private balcony or terrace, CD/DVD player, Radio alarm clock with ipod dock, Coffee maker, Hair dryer, Telephone, Saellite TV, Wifi (fee required).
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW
King or 2 doubles, Private balcony or terrace, Shwower, CD/DVD player, Radio alarm with ipod dock, Coffee maker, Hair dryer, Telephone, Room safe, Satellite TV, Wifi (fee required).
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
DEAL OF THE DAY NONREFUNDABLE
Other Amenities -
DELUXE PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW
King or 2 doubles, Private balcony or terrace, Shower CD/DVD player, Radio alarm clock with ipod dock, Coffee maker, Hair dryer, Telephone, Room safe, Satellite TV, Wifi (fee required).
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 8 Restaurants at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa:
Authentic Mexican cuisine.
Da Mario -
Authentic Italian cuisine.
Bluewater Grill -
Grilled steak restaurant.
Coco Cafe -
Coffees, teas and pastries served daily.
Barefoot Grill -
Grilled snacks served poolside
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Sunscape offers a wide variety of beach, land and water activities throughout each day including: pool with 2 waterslides, 2 lit tennis courts, ping pong, beach volleyball, fooseball
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Outdoor theater, live nightly entertainment.
Explorer's Club & Core Zone (for teenagers)- Sandcastle Competitions, Arts & Crafts, Movie Nights, Theater with plays, Weekly Campout.
Applicable Ages: 3 to 12 & 13-17
Program Fees: Complimentary
Babysitting Fee: $10 per hr/per kid
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
121 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa to their friends and family
Sunscape is trying to market itself as a step up in luxury from the average all-inclusives. There are no bracelets to wear but you do need to provide your room number when seated for meals etc...
Sunscape is trying to market itself as a step up in luxury from the average all-inclusives. There are no bracelets to wear but you do need to provide your room number when seated for meals etc. They have a good selection of food and restaurants and no reservations are needed nor do they take them so it is first come first served at the a la carte restaurants.
Service is better than any all-inclusive I have been to and the bartenders really hustle. They had premium liquor the first half of the week but ran out and did not seem to replenish but the local brands they were using were fine.
They do not have a timeshare push, but they do have a travel club plan they are selling with the same speal - spend 90 minutes listening and earn $125 towards excursions or candlelight dinner on the beach.
I would recommend Sunscape. Rooms are clean and the showers are huge, all stone and nicely done. All rooms have some sort of ocean view. The upgraded rooms have more ocean view. The rooms on the south side have the nightly entertainment area beneath them but that is usually done by 10:30. The rooms on the north side hear the night club across the road at night. The rooms/floors start at 10 and go to 21(no floor 13) and the first few floors have palm trees blocking the beach/ocean view. Need to be on 4th or above to be above them. The waves can be heard from all rooms.
The service really is a step up in all areas and you can tell the staff takes pride in their work and your satisfaction.
They have 24x7 room service with no charge and no charge for box lunches ordered for day excursions. I have been at other places that have charged extra for these and usually only offered room service until 11pm.
All in all I believe it is a good value for the price. I found no negatives. One out of the four elevators was out of service for a couple hours one day, but was repaired promptly.
Clients do play the save the chair games at the pool and I saw folks out there at 5:30AM to reserve the 'best' areas. The resort folks claim that is not allowed, but reality is that it does.
There was a whale in the bay one night showing off for about 20 minutes on Jan 25 about 5PM.
Our stay was Jan 19-26, 2015.
Resort with great service
idajimmi, boise, id
Sun Jan 25 18:08:01 EST 2015
This was our 3rd visit to the resort, it is a smaller resort with excellent staff, waiters are very attentive and are there to please you. My special thanks go to Alicia in the restaurant and Raymond...
This was our 3rd visit to the resort, it is a smaller resort with excellent staff, waiters are very attentive and are there to please you. My special thanks go to Alicia in the restaurant and Raymond at the beach bar. The rooms are dated but very clean, everything was spotless. We had a minor injury and the hotel staff promptly supplied us with emergency items. Our breakfast was at the buffet restaurant with a large variety of food. Lunches and dinner was at the oceanside restaurants with menus to pick from. As I mentioned in a previous review, the drinks are great and not "watered down". We love this resort and will be back.
TraciLee1970, Kaukauna, Wisconsin
Mon Jan 19 16:51:30 EST 2015
We just came back from a vacation on January 16th. When we were there they were putting the railings on the slide and whirlpool 3 days of no use. The food was ok but the Mexican night was awful the...
We just came back from a vacation on January 16th. When we were there they were putting the railings on the slide and whirlpool 3 days of no use. The food was ok but the Mexican night was awful the best was cotton candy. We like the Italian but got up and left after 2 1/2 hours of not being done with service. The restaurant by the pool was the best. Need more of a selection for breakfast. the grill had good burgers but need a place to sit. Also need some seating outside to just relax our room was clean but we were by the air conditioner so no opening the door to hear the waves. Rambo was great! in the entertainment area. Also our bartender Carlo was great at the pool bar. I like how small it is and not many steps. Love the new lounge chairs too.
Mon Jan 19 16:10:36 EST 2015
Smaller resort with a great Staff . Common areas are well maintained. Entertainment staff is great. Thanks Rambo for setting up the bigscreen and opening the Bar for the Packer vs. Dallas game...
Smaller resort with a great Staff . Common areas are well maintained. Entertainment staff is great. Thanks Rambo for setting up the bigscreen and opening the Bar for the Packer vs. Dallas game. Rooms are average. The only negative is the food. The buffet is fine but could use more variety. The specialty restaurants are hit and miss. Overall would come back again .
Nice Resort on a great beach
Mon Jan 19 15:36:58 EST 2015
Stayed from Jan 11 thru 18...check in was quick and room was a large family style ocean suite on the 5th floor.We thought that overall the food to be good, bar service top notch,and attitude of...
Stayed from Jan 11 thru 18...check in was quick and room was a large family style ocean suite on the 5th floor.We thought that overall the food to be good, bar service top notch,and attitude of workers was excellent.The hotel has persons in the lobby with orange shirts looking to invite anyone to attend a presentaion for their "vacation club"....dont bother stopping or you will hear their pitch until you have to be rude and walk away from them! It is obvious they get a good commision or they would not be so agressive...this is the only negative that we found during our stay. The resort is small but well laid out.During the day the music at the pool is kept at a low volume and is only turned up for water aerobics...most of the other guests were in the 40-65 year age group along with a few familys with children...one of the most pleasant & mellow groups we have ever encountered!...especially the always super friendly Canadians ay....the beach is long and wonderful to take long walks on...their are huts with massage tables farther down--great prices compared to hotel spa!...would return in the future if we come back to Ixtapa.
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Recommended for Family VacationsTwo kids 12 and under stay, play, and eat free during select dates. Hotel offers the Explorer’s Kids club.
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