Value Plus! Extra Value: Apple Exclusive: Free non-stop transfers. Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Sunscape Sun Kissed Wedding Package. Restrictions apply; see AppleBeachBrides.com. Honeymooners: Receive the Sunscape Sweet Escape Honeymoon Package complimentary when booking the designated room category or higher for a minimum of 7 nights (restrictions apply; see our website). Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay, Play & 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 six amazing first-class restaurants including a buffet, three 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 three a la carte 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
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
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
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
Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa:
Da Mario -
A la carte restaurant serving authentic Italian favorites such as antipasto, traditional pasta dishes, and salad bar. Adults and teens only. Casual elegance dress code.
Bluewater Grill -
A la carte restaurant featuring international cuisine and views of the Caribbean Sea. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Casual dress code.
Coco Cafe -
Coffees, teas, pastries, and deli snacks served throughout the day.
Barefoot Grill -
Poolside grill serving lunchtime snacks from noon to 6 p.m.
International buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Casual dress code.
A la carte restuarant featuring authentic mexican specialties. Open for dinner only. Casual dress code.
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 and music on property three times a week, showcasing local performers.
Explorer's Club & Core Zone (for teenagers)- Sandcastle Competitions, Arts & Crafts, Movie Nights, Theater with plays, Weekly Campout. Activities for tweens and teens including social media events, photography lessons, DJ classes and more.
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
272 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa to their friends and family
January 14-28/2016...we were a large group who couldn't ask for more. All the staff were so good at their job, very friendly and always smiling. The hotel was very clean everywhere, staff always working from morning until late at night.Resort activities were available all day long for those who wanted to participate. The beach was beautiful for a nice long walk, waves were high and gorgeous to watch. Playing in the ocean one had to be aware at all times but so much fun. Do go for a massage in one of the huts on the beach ..the best! Area is very safe, nice walking paths and restaurants and shops right across from hotels. This was our second trip to Ixtapa and we will be back.
We just returned from a great two week stay at the Sunscape. The first night our room was quite noisy as it was just over the lobby bar. We asked the next day if we could move to a quieter room and we were moved that day to the 21st floor which was great. Thank you Raul! Our Air Canada rep was very helpful and always said hello and asked how we were doing. Thank you Enrique! The food was very good, especially Blue Water Grill and DiMario, which was our favorite. We can't say enough about how excellent the staff was. I'm sorry I can't remember everyone's name but here are a few: Ambrosio and Patricia our beach waiters,Fernando the beach concierge, Aaron the waiter in Rendevous bar,Manuel our room cleaner,Tomas and Jesus at Bluewater Grill,Erick and Carlos at DiMario,and Alejandro at the Tequilla tasting. The location of the resort is perfect as you can just cross the street and there are a lot of shops and restraunts and it is very safe. We went to Ixtapa Island one day and had a wonderful lunch at Princess Rebecca resaurant. Thank you Bennie. We never had any trouble getting a lounge on the beach. We like the fact that you don't have to wear a bracelet or have towel cards or make dinner reservations. All in all a great vacation.
Pros and Cons
Mon Feb 01 09:41:37 EST 2016
- It is safe to go off the resort, we even took the public bus
- We were able to find chairs on the beach everyday
- Great water pressure in showers
- Nice little balconies
- Food was good - not always super hot but warm
- Clean Beach
- Friendly Staff
- Very cheap activities on the beach - one hour massages for $10 USD, Parasailing for $25 USD
- Free WiFi
- Beds were hard
- No free activities on beach provided (body boards, snorkel gear, kayaks, etc.)
- Not a lot of restaurants available and all but one had a dress code so very inconvenient when you are at the beach/pool area
- Snorkeling at Ixtapa Island was okay but cloudy and the guides would not let you near the coral unless you were with a guide...that's were all the fish were...
- Shows at night could improve
- Not many pool activities during the week
- VERY slow to clean the rooms and they took the towels out long before the rooms were serviced - for example - towels were taken out of the room at 9 am but the room was not clean and new towels replenished until about 4 pm
- Frank's was a great place to grab a pizza if you get a pizza craving
- City Bus is 90 pesos to get to Cinco de Mayo (street with all the little shops) and if you are into seeing culture make sure to hit the food market - we just asked were to go and locals were very friendly and helpful
- Lots of English speaking natives and frequent Americans/Canadians
- Make sure to book your tours through the resorts as a few people got ripped off purchasing from the streets/beaches
Mon Feb 01 03:00:54 EST 2016
Had a week January 23-30. Overall excellent. Food is good - breakfast is by far the best. Nice change of meals available. Franks across the street is awesome. Pizza - shrimp - well worth the trip for dinner. Beach is outstanding - and in perfect condition.
New AC units being installed that will help with room comfort. Golf is under $80.00 US so that's a deal. No CDN whiskey - but hey we made it lol.
100% hope we can get back in August for another week.
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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.
Recommended for GroupsThis oceanfront resort treats guests of all ages to an Unlimited-Fun getaway. Find an array of activities and fine cuisine on-site and nearby. A complimentary business center and 9,000 sq. ft. of flexible breakout rooms accommodate events of any size for memorable group functions.
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