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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.

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Learn more about Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
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.

Fax: 011-52-755-553-0126
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
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..
Holes: 18
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
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
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 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
No spring breakers
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 -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
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 -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
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 -
Air Conditioning
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:
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.
Windows - International buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Casual dress code.
Tamarindo - A la carte restuarant featuring authentic mexican specialties. Open for dinner only. Casual dress code.
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.
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

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: $10 per hr/per kid
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

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121 Recommend
121 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa to their friends and family

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Not Worth It
Aza K, Los Angeles, California
Tue Jul 07 13:33:22 EDT 2015
This trip started off with 25 family and friends going to Ixtapa. Right when we checked in mine and my husbands room wasnt ready and they told us to come back in 45 min. It was 5:00 pm. One of the nights our room's electricity went out. We called front desk and they said they were sending someone over. After an hour and me having to go to our cousin's room to get ready they still hadnt shown up.we had to leave it like that and go to dinner. The elevators either were too slow or they werent working the whole 7 days we were there. They call it a "kid friendly hotel" but we couldnt go to 1 of the 3 restaurants with the one child that was with us which was 9 years old. So basically they refused service to 25 people because of the one child. Then we talked to them so much that they set a table for all of us outside which was nice. There is only 1 pool which means there are kids all over the place! I understand what a kid friendly hotel is but there were way to many kids for that pool. They were all over the place including all over the bar area. There were a majority of us sitting at the pool bar and all you see is kids jumping and spashing all over drinks and cigarretes. The beds were the most uncomfortable beds every. They are literally made of concrete. Every morning we woke up with a part of our body soar. The whole hotel is understaffed. They only have 1 barman for each of the three or 4 bars. The restaraunts had one waiter to serve all 25 people. It was ridiculous. The only plus' were that the beach was nice and clean and warm and our balcony had an amazing view. Whoever is considering this hotel... it is way to overrated for what they have to deliver. Definately not worth it! More>

Hotel's Staff helped us better than Family when my son had an accident
bigeyes2014, New York City, New York
Thu Jul 09 13:33:22 EDT 2015
Our little son, who is 2 years old (terrible two’s!) smashed his right middle finger in the bathroom’s door of our room, just 15 minutes after we arrived to the hotel. Blood came out and I was afraid he was losing the top of his finger. A room-waitress saw us running to the elevator, and when we arrived to the lobby many personnel were waiting for us to help. Gabriel, the life saver, saw the finger and recommended to bring Gavin to the hospital, because he needed X-Rays. The concierge manager, Diego Villalobos, offered himself to drive our car to Zihuatanejo. Diego took care of our daughter while my husband and I were with Gavin, and he drove us again to the hospital the day after. A security member (sorry that I don’t remember his name) helped us to change the bandage several times during our stay, and Diego helped us all the time for everyone to give us special attention. We want to congratulate to the General Manager Jesus Garcia and all the Hotel’s STAFF, because they were AWESOME, they are very professional. But specially we’d like to say that the professionalism of Diego Villalobos, his cares and attention, were OUTSTANDING. We'll go back to this hotel! People makes the difference. More>

Great honeymoon!
barefootsouljo, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Sat Jul 11 13:33:22 EDT 2015
We were just here July 19-26, 2015. We had a great honeymoon, thanks to everyone at this resort. Service was impeccable. Didn't have one single bad experience with the people. Simon the pool bartender was awesome, Alejandro with the entertainment crew, too! Maria helped us get settled in, even though we did get roped into listening to the "vacation membership" spiel, but when we said no firmly, we went along our way. The room was great! We had a fantastic view of the ocean and town/mountains from 2101. Working safe. All the elevators worked. The food was fantastic, we just wish that the other couple restaurants would have been opened, but understand we weren't there during peak season. We had zero waits to get in to any of the open restaurants, even though the resort seemed pretty full with lots of national vacationers. I wish I could remember the names of all the wait staff, everyone of them were great! The fiesta in the garden was fantastic! Amazing food, and show! The Entertainment crew work their butts off and make sure you have a great time. My hubby won the guacamole contest our first day there. His ego is huge now! Ha ha! We also participated in a volleyball tournament and had a fantastic time. I used the equipment in the gym, as I am currently training for a race this fall and didn't want to skip out a week. The equipment is great and fairly new. I was really happy to have it available. The only downers: The inevitable "towel game", which we played as well as to not miss out on chairs for the day. Luckily, I work out early in the morning so I was able to secure seats for us before breaky. In our defense, we did use them and not leave them vacant for hours and hours. The beds are hard, even with a pad on top, but I find that's pretty typical around most of Mexico and it doesn't affect me horribly. And finally, the kids in the pool bar. For most of the trip it wasn't an issue, but on the big busy day of Saturday it was horrible. We stood and waited for seats forever, and there were children in the majority of them. With parents letting them just play on them and signs clearly posted that it was an adult only area. We don't mind kids, and enjoyed having them around the other main areas, but this was the one area that we thought we would have a little respite from them. There are plenty of other pool area for them to play and not splash pool water in your drinks. It was really frustrating. Besides those, this was a fantastic trip and we would definitely recommend Sunscape to our friends! More>

Absolutely love it!
Brenda W, Kelowna, Canada
Mon Jul 13 13:33:22 EDT 2015
Absolutley love this resort. We have been twice can't wait till Feb/2016 so we can enjoy it again. We always do 2 weeks this time we are considering 3!! Staff is amazing. We love them all. Very clean, great food. Comfy beds. Need I say more!! We've been to many resorts in Mexico and enjoy this one the best. Can't wait to see our friends there again! Special hello to Felix and Antonio! More>

Fantastic time at the resort
Niko G, Los Angeles, California
Wed Jul 15 13:33:22 EDT 2015
The hotel is just flat out amazing. Big pool right next to the beach, friendly staff, very clean. The best part of our trip was spending time with the entertainment staff. They were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The aquatic show was really cool. Big shoutout to the Entertainment Team! My family loved the activities that the Entertainment Team offered. I really liked the icycle tour. My kids loved playing at Corezone. They had so much fun playing with the Entertainment Staff. Amazing hotel. Choosing a vacation? Come to Ixtapa Sunscape. More>

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