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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.

Exceptional Value!
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 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.

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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:
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.
Coco Cafe - Coffees, teas, pastries, and deli snacks served throughout the day.
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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272 Recommend
272 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa to their friends and family

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Great family place
minnie999, Medicine Hat, Canada
Tue May 03 12:37:27 EDT 2016
The Sunscape Dorado is a very nice resort but very small as in there is no open green spaces just resort after resort. The one restaurant Blue Water has very good food and wonderful service by the staff but the buffet was not very good. Entertainment every evening was good, they try very hard to keep everyone busy during the day but the pool is very small so it was crowded most of the time. Pool chairs were hard to find as everyone put towel on them and disappear. No security band when you check in so not sure where all the people came from just made you wonder if they just came off the beach as the weekend was just packed. I guess it's not a bad resort but we have been to large ones and the beauty of Mexico didn't show in Ixtapa More>

Great trip!
Hilary B,
Tue May 03 07:18:22 EDT 2016
My friends and I stayed at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa for one week in April 2016. We travelled with Sunwing and they did a fantastic job of accommodating us during our stay. To begin with, I would 100% recommend Ixtapa over Puerto Vallarta if you are planning on staying on the west coast. The water is warmer, more clear, and fun to swim in. The beaches are absolutely pristine with far less people trying to sell you timeshares etc. The Sunscape Dorado Pacifico was perfect for our stay. It was clean, well maintained, and the food was delicious. Make sure not to miss the house-made tortilla chips with fresh salsa and guacamole at the Bluewater Grill for lunch. The staff are fantastic!! Antonio and Ramundo were two of our favorite drink staff and Jesus and Alejandro from the entertainment team were hilarious and very friendly. Daily beach volleyball was one of our favorite activities. The rooms were very clean and the fridge was restocked daily with pop, water, and beer. I think all of the rooms have at least a partial ocean view which was fantastic. We had a room on the side of the building and we still had a great view of the beach! The only downside (very very minor) was that there was no champagne or sparkling wine which meant no mimosas! I think it's safe to say that when no champagne is your biggest complaint, it is a pretty amazing resort. We had an incredible trip and I would come back in a heartbeat. More>

Happy Anniversary To Us
Nerfbar, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mon May 02 15:54:07 EDT 2016
For our 25th we booked this resort thru Apple Travel. It was our first trip to the West Coast of Mexico. The area is just beautiful with the mountains framing the coastline. We learned from some of the locals that Ixtapa was developed specifically for the tourist industry and it shows it. The infer structure is fantastic. The city is well laid out and easy to get around in. Arriving at the resort was another pleasant surprise. The grounds are clean and well groomed while the lobby sparkles. We had booked the Sunscape Club upgrade and were greeted by Ricardo for our smooth as glass registration process. I recommend this perk. Our room was on the 16th (actually the 6th) floor with a fantastic view of the ocean and the beach. The room has a king bed and a daybed as well as a small table and chairs and a nice veranda for sitting and watching the sunset or sunrise or just sunning and chilling. Over the next 7 days we spent each evening after dinner at the Sunscape Lounge visiting with other guests and enjoying the perks. Elizabeth and Ricardo, the Guest Services folks in the Lounge are fantastic folks, easy to talk to, eager to assist in any way and very friendly. The staff in general were all very friendly, eager to please and assist, all in clean pressed uniforms. A real treat to interact with. The food on a whole was good, well seasoned, well cooked and tasty. My only complaint about the food would be - there needs to be more variety as for the most part the choices are somewhat limited. The wait staff was over the top friendly and quick to respond to any request. The entertainment was generally good and the staff very enthusiastic. The music was loud at times, especially in the evenings when us old people were maybe going to sleep early! We spent one morning fishing with Juilo and caught 11 fish in a couple of hours. If you enjoy fishing I suggest Juilo's Tours in ZIhuatanejo. Another day was spent touring (walking tour) of Zihuatanejo. I highly recommend this activity. This quiet little fishing village is just delightful to visit. For our 25th we toured Ixtapa and ate a delightful dinner at Deborah's Restaurant. Never once did we ever feel we were in any kind of danger. In all, we had a great time and recommend this location and area for your next trip. More>

Cara T,
Mon May 02 05:38:57 EDT 2016
The staff were just so sweet! We were sad to leave mainly because of them. The food was great! Da Mario was amazing ! The water show was awesome and the beach and view were to die for. Definitely will be back! The only thing was that the weekends -starting Thursday/Friday- got really busy with locals and lots of kids. It was almost too small of a resort for all of the people there. The pool and lounge chairs were always way too busy. Also the buffet got really busy in the morning because usually only one open. People would hog lounge chairs for the day and not even use them. So that was annoying. More>

It is a pleasure....!
Rstan50, Calgary, Canada
Sat Apr 30 16:59:30 EDT 2016
Our third time to Sunscape Ixtapa, and as before, this place redefines service. I don't know how they do it, but they actually make you feel as though it is a pleasure to serve you. The cheerful and warm atmosphere was like coming home. Raul went out of his way to individually look after us at the front desk, and you have to meet Sandra at the concierge, Raymondo's Strawberry/Bannana/Coconut smoothies on the beach, Liz, Johana, Vicente, Antonio, Benito at the Windows buffet, Sunset dinner in Blue water overlooking the beach (try their Sunscape salad). Hector, the beach lifeguard, allowed us in the ocean most of the time, and we spent hours a day boogie boarding and wrestling the waves. Beach cabanas are not reserved, and it was easy getting one at the front. I know during spring break this is harder to do. We always ask for a room on the North side due to Noise from the town, however I don't believe there are king beds on that side. Our beds had added foam tops which were perfect, not sure they all do. We are not club members, and once they understood we were not interested, they respected it. We look for pampering, relaxation and great food on our winter escape, and while I am sure you can find fancier facilities and we missed the king bed, this place fits us perfect and we find the people, ambience and setting irresistible. Hats off to the Sunscape team. More>

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