Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa


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2019 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: Apple Leisure Group Exclusive:
Free non-stop transfers.
Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Sunscape Sun Kissed Wedding Package complimentary when booking at least 7 nights in the required room category. 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 & 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 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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*Please request your honeymoon or anniversary package at time of booking. Not available during Christmas and New Years Eve. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Taxes and gratuity included. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Sun Kissed Wedding Package to receive both complimentary. To receive the package complimentary it is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding date. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in. Package is available to all guests when purchased at the selling price.
HOTEL LOCATION
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.
Address:
IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO
GRO

MX
Fax: 011-52-755-553-0126
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Shopping Mall Nearby (Cross the street.)
Pools
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.
Golf: NEARBY
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.
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No spring breakers
ROOM TYPES
FAMILY SUITE CONNECTING
In addition to the amenities listed above, all 40 Family Connecting rooms have 2 guaranteed connecting rooms - one with a king bed connecting to a room with 2 double beds. Private furnished balcony. All room have been redone with onyx, wicker & marble.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW
Features ocean front view with 2 double beds or 1 king bed with a private balcony. All rooms have been totally redone with a combination of onyx, wicker and marble. Theserooms are equipped with a large LCD TV, clock radio with stereo sound.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
FAMILY SUITE OCEANFRONT SUNCLB
In addition to the amenities listed above, all 10 Family Suites Ocean Front are oceanfront with a king bed, 1 sofa bed and 2 balconies and a living area. All rooms have been redone with a combination of onyx, wicker and marble.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW SUNCLUB
Rooms have an ocean view with a king or 2 double beds & the upgraded services & amenities of the Sun Club. In addition to the standard furnishing, rooms are located on the upper levels offering a breathtaking view of the Bahia del Palmar & Pacific Ocean.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
DELUXE PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW
Features partial ocean view with 2 double beds or 1 king bed with private furnished balconyl. All rooms have been totally redone with a combination of onyx, wicker and marble. These rooms have a large LCD TV, a clock radio with stereo sound.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
FAMILYSTE CONNECTING SUNCLUB
In addition to the amenities listed above, all 6 Family Connecting rooms are 2 guranteed connection rooms - one with a king conneting to a room with two double beds. Private furnished balcony.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
HONEYMOON SUITE SUN CLUB
In addition to the amenities listed above, all 10 Honeymoon Suites are ocean front with a king bed, two balconies with a breakfast table and a living area with a comfortable Bali bed. All suites have been redone with a combination of onyx, wicker, marble.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
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 -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 8 Restaurants at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa:
Kids Korner - Open from 12:00pm-6:00pm, it is an area next to The Snack Machine that kids can create or order their own drinks. Featuring special juices and fun colors, kids will love the options they are able to create including the "Tuttle Escape".
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.
The Snack Machine - Open from 12:00pm-6:00pm for lunch & 7:00pm-10:00pm for dinner, it serves a variety of grilled favorites and snack foods served from a fun, colorful food truck. Options included a classic hamburger, crazy nachos, chicken burrito and hot dogs.
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.
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.
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, Sunny's Place Splash Park(8:00am-8:00pm)water slides & sprinklers.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Outdoor theater, live nightly entertainment and music on property three times a week, showcasing local performers.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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 to 17
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $10 per hr/per kid
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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369 Recommend
369 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
My Winter Escape
John P, Toronto, Canada
Tue Apr 09 17:33:15 EDT 2019
Ixtapa is my favourite Mexican location due to 2 factors; the weather and the beach.This was my 47th visit to this beautiful Mexican paradise. I have stayed at 2 other hotels on the Ixtapa strip over the years (The Barcelo and The Fontan) but i have found that The Sunscape offers a more modern hotel after extensive renovation upgrades over the last few years. Keeping in mind that all of the hotels were built in the 1970's, visitors who are expecting a 5* marble hotel that you might find in Cancun or Playa Del Carmen will be disappointed however the town of Ixtapa is compact, safe for tourists and offers a relaxing location for your vacation. If you are looking for 5* cruise style food you will probably be disappointed. Ixtapa is a great place to enjoy your vacation if you leave your North American expections of a resort simular to what you would find at home and come with an open mind since you will be in another country. I spend 4 months (December thru March) at The Sunscape and I, for the most part, can always find something to eat on the buffet or at one of the other restaurants at the resort. Of course from time to time I go to other off site locations but i have never been sick eating at The Sunscape. I also do not sit around the pool and have numerous fruity sweet drinks all day or endless beers. The staff at The Sunscape are excellent. Some of the people I have know for years. My room, like many others is comfortable, the bath compared to other hotels is large and the A/C works just fine. You just have to close the drapes while you are at the pool to avoid the hot sun from beating into your room. I find the "extras" at this resort, like the Cafe bar and the Kids Corner is a great addition that other hotels do not offer. The Kids area was created to let the younger children enjoy their time as well as the parents. The 2 tennis courts which are shaded in the morning are in average condition but fine. The shows are OK. The spa is one of the best in Ixtapa. Overall the hotel is perfect for me as a "snowbird" to get away from the cold northern weather and enjoy the warmth of the Mexican sun. if you are looking for a 4* experience, you cannot go wrong with The Sunscape.

Average Resort
Bonnie C, Fairview, Canada
Mon Apr 08 12:42:47 EDT 2019
All areas of the resort are very clean and the grounds are well kept. The rooms are pretty basic - unless you upgrade to the Honeymoon Suite as our friends did. Those rooms are substantially bigger, and have a spectacular view. I would also recommend upgrading to the Sun Club. The exclusive lounge has good food, premium liquor and is air conditioned. There is also a Sun Club area on the beach where the service is amazing - if you get Geovani! Service seemed to be hit & miss. The bartenders all seemed to enjoy their jobs and made pretty good drinks, but the waiters at the buffet and a la cartes were average. The food was lackluster at best and possibly contaminated at worst - 9 out of 10 of our group suffered from gastrointestinal issues throughout our stay. I would not stay here again based on the lack of variety and quality of food. However, I do have to say that the food at the Food Truck was very good. If you stay here - have the fish tacos! The beach is great for long walks or runs. The surf was quite strong when we were there and all of us who were brave enough to go out there got tumbled by the waves at some point. A scary feeling for sure - if you're not a strong swimmer, I'd stay out of the ocean especially right by this resort. And whatever you do - don't let go of your children!! There's a strong current there that tries to pull you back out to sea after the waves crash. They do have a great pool though and the kiddies area looked like fun for the little ones.

Incredible resort Sunscape Dorado Pacifico (Ixtapa)
MichelleS6940,
Sun Apr 07 10:09:17 EDT 2019
We have been to many resorts and Sunscape Dorado Pacifico (Ixta pa) is — by far — the best. The personal attention, the warmth, and the family feeling of: What can we do for you? Sunscape’s rules keep thing clean and orderly. The beds are comfortable, the food is excellent, and the activities are awesome. The Sunscape staff wants to work with you and treats you like family, not someone from whom they can just gain money. Our family was treated like part of their family. Jorge, Carlos, Francesca, and so many others were awesome. Apple Vacations is a tremendous company. We like it so much we are soon coming back We are hoping to be able to work out a deal in which we offer fun couples’ growth discussions each day. My husband and I own a counseling agency and have worked with couples for more 30 years and would love to do a series of fun exercises to enhance love. Whom do we talk to?

A Disappointing Experience
BCRuethers, Quesnel, Canada
Tue Apr 02 18:26:12 EDT 2019
We visited the resort from March 23 to 30, 2019. Pros: 1. Sun Club upgrade was worth it and the benefits were appreciated. 2. We booked the Honeymoon Suite and were on the 17th floor. Beautiful room with a gorgeous view. Very clean and the fridge was always restocked. Comfortable bed. 3. The beach is beautiful and great for walking. Lots of available chairs and palapas. Our beach waiter, Geovani provided excellent service - very friendly and personable. 4. The food truck for quick beach food was great. 5. The bicycle tour that the hotel provides was an excellent adventure although some of the bikes are in need of some repair and attention. Be sure to bring closed toe shoes in order to participate. 6. It was nice that they made an effort to provide some form of entertainment each evening. You can tell the team works hard. 7. The resort is in a good location. If you cross the street, there are a number of restaurants and stores. Cons: 1. We were a group of 10 and all of us had some kind of stomach issues during the trip. 2. No food service on the beach was disappointing. 3. This isn't the hotel's fault but the waves on this beach are extremely strong and dangerous at times. If you aren't paying attention, they really tumble you around. The black flag was up for multiple days during our stay which means no swimming. There is a lifeguard on the beach who is very good about getting swimmers out if the waves get really bad. 4. We tried to use room service once. After 1 1/2 hours of waiting, we gave up and it never did show up. 5. The food at the resort was less than impressive at most places. The food truck was the exception and was pretty good. We have been to Mexico many times but this was our first time to Ixtapa. Although we would return to this area, we would not return to this hotel and we would definitely try somewhere on a different beach where we could swim in the ocean. We are fairly strong, confident swimmers but we were very cautious in this water.

3 star at best
Suebeenime, Saskatchewan
Tue Apr 02 07:48:30 EDT 2019
I wasn't going to write a review on this resort, because I don't really know how to explain the disappointment. I do not like to complain about 'holidays' - it seems like such a first world problem, and it is! But for the money we spent, I really feel like we got jyped! Our check-in took 90 minutes! We arrived at the resort at 4:00 and weren't in our room until after 6. The best thing about this resort is its location - you are mere steps away from a fantastic beach and on the other side, you can walk into town by basically crossing the street. And we did that a lot - because the food (buffet) was SO bad! The morning breakfast buffet was okay - but after that, I can't even explain how bad the buffet was. The restaurants were better - but very limited menu, and VERY small portions. Very small! Again the beach was fantastic! The resort itself was so rundown and in such bad shape, we had to laugh. The air conditioner in our room had a mind of its own - sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. We had our fridge stocked twice in 7 days - and we had to beg for more coffee for our room. The towels were surprisingly luxurious as were the pillows and bed. But the decor, and the overall feel of this resort was blecchhh! 3 star at best. And the sunclub, or the people selling the timeshares there - SO annoying! they ruined our entire first day we were there with their incessant begging to come to their 'meeting'! I do have to give special mention to the spa - we had a full day at the spa - with the BEST massage ever! It was worth every penny and those girls were amazing. We highly recommend using the spa!



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