Tesoro Ixtapa

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2019 Exceptional Values
Room upgrade (based on availability), bottle of wine, and guaranteed dinner reservation at specialty restaurants.

Enjoy a wonderful vacation of warmth and relaxation at Tesoro Ixtapa, an all-inclusive, beachfront resort located about 11 miles northwest of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport.

In the heart of a spectacular hotel strip along the shores of Del Palmar Bay, Tesoro Ixtapa lies within walking distance of fantastic restaurants, shopping, and nightlife attractions. Elegant and peaceful, the hotel invites guests to partake in just about every water sport available, including windsurfing, snorkeling, aqua aerobics, pool volleyball, water polo, sunfish sailing, and more.

Relax at the private beach club at the marina, or make your way down to Marina Ixtapa for a round of golf (fee). The little ones in your clan can enjoy supervised activities at the kids' club while you relax by the free-form pool.

Dine at Gaviatos for a casual poolside fare, or enjoy mouthwatering breakfast, lunch, and dinner la carte style and a spectacular cooking show to top off the experience. Lighting up the night is an outdoor theater beneath the stars, featuring shows for the entire family every evening.

Boasting 203 deluxe, air-conditioned rooms, the hotel welcomes guests to beautifully decorated quarters in a warm southwestern style with traditional Mexican colors. These fresh and comfortable interiors invite travelers to unwind and relax after an exciting afternoon at the beach.
This beachfront property is located in the heart of Ixtapa's hotel strip, right along the shores of Del Palmar Bay. Within easy walking distance you`ll find restaurants, shopping and nightlife, and it's a quick 25-minute drive from the airport.
Address: Blvd. Ixtapa s/n Lote 5, Zona Hotel
Ixtapa, Guerrero

Local Phone: 011 52 755 553 1
Toll Free Phone: 186699TESORO
Fax: 011-52-755-30790
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (5 minutes away)
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Swim-up Bar
In addition to the main pool, there is also a children`s pool.
Marina Ixtapa
The Marina Ixtapa is an 18-hole, Par 72 golf course designed by Robert Von Hagge. The 6,807 yard Dunes Style course features three kilometers of canals that snake their way though the course, creating a challenge for even the best of golfers.
Holes: 18
Caddy: Yes
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Elegant Mexican style architecture,this beautiful beachfront resorts enjoys a picture perfect location right in the heart of the hotel zone. The hotel has a private beach club at the marina, the Marina Ixtapa Golf Course is located just across the street, and children under 12 eat free. Beach: The hotel is situated along the shores of Bahia Del Palmar, where the alluring waters of the Pacificwill invite guests to enjoy just about every aquatic sport available. Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm
Total Rooms: 156
Year Opened: 1996 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No pets allowed.Springbreak Policy: Must be 20 years of age and $200.00 per person deposit. No quad occupancy . Some rooms w/mini bar-fee,
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:Complimentary
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
There are 3 Restaurants at Tesoro Ixtapa:
Maria's -
Gaviotas - Full service poolside snack bar.
Albatros - Buffet and a la carte style breakfast,lunch and dinner, show cooking.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Golf (across the street), Watersports, Tennis.
Children`s activities, games, painting, etc.
Applicable Ages: 12 and under

Children's Facilities
Babysitting Fee: $10.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Worst food I've ever had in Mexico in
Jan 30 2019
Will never do all inclusive again the food was horrible
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Wonderful visit to Ixtapa
dkswarner, Fairbanks, Alaska
Tue Feb 12 20:03:17 EST 2019
We had an ocean view room--It was excellent to view the beautiful sunsets. The room was big, the bed was comfortable and the staff was wonderful. Food was excellent, especially breakfast. We particularly enjoyed the fact that this hotel caters to Mexican visitors. We enjoyed interacting with the "locals". I wish I had learned Spanish!!

Not what we were expecting.
nhlchik, Vancouver, Canada
Mon Jan 14 11:56:48 EST 2019
In all fairness we did get a tremendous deal on this vacation. If I had of paid full price, I would have been very upset. With that said, here is a little about our experience. We are Canadian. This was our fifth time in Mexico, (4th with our 7 year old), and on this vacation I was 5 months pregnant. This was NOT the typical "resort" experience that we have had on other places in Mexico, (PV, Cabo or Riviera Maya). Ixtapa itself and this hotel were "rustic"... We are quite used to there being a diverse blend of guests, and that the hotel staff speak both Spanish and English, (if not perfect English, enough to communicate). In this hotel, 95% of the guests were Mexican on stay-cations, which in itself was absolutely fine. Just meant that we didnt have the same, "where you from" conversations with other guests...which I like normally because you meet people from all over the world while on vacation. The problem was that with the vast majority of the guests being Spanish speaking, it seemed perfectly acceptable for the vast majority of the hotel staff to be Spanish speaking only. This presented complications, throughout our entire trip. I ordered a water, (and even said agua)...and was given a margarita. This was comical but also not, as I was 5 months pregnant. The other time the language barrier was entirely evident was with the evening entertainment. The shows were packed, and everyone seemed to be having a really good time, laughing and such. I just wish I knew I could understand what was going on. The dancing was good, but the rest of the shows, were all Spanish only. Disappointing for my 7 year old. Also, I had wanted to get a massage while I was there, but the spa ladies didnt speak a lick of english and I wasn't able to ask what products and techniques were pregnancy safe. Also very disappointing. The room was basic at best. There were parts of the wall that looked cracked, and there was rust around the sink. Most non-upgraded rooms are quite basic, but a little attention to the maintenance would go a long way. The AC was very loud and seemed like it might just quit at any second. It didn't quit, and kept the room cool enough, although barely. The one good thing about the AC being so loud was that it blocked out the sound of the raging after hours night club down the street which ran from 11:00pm - 5:00am from Thursday to Saturday. The food was okay at best. The only thing that saved me from going completely crazy was the a la carte restaurant. The food there was really good. Patzy, the hostess was AMAZING. She helped me to read the Spanish only menu and was great with my daughter. She was there every night we went and really made each dinner memorable. Best service we received on the whole trip. The buffet was really not great. There were at least 6 different dishes every night that had hotdogs in them. And they would call the hotdogs different things. One dish would be labeled 'sausage' in rice...with diced up hotdog. The next would say 'ham' and veggies...also hotdog...etc. Their pizza had hotdog on it, and the "ham" at the omelet station was also hotdog...The rest of the food was okay...at best. There is a Dominos up the street if you need some reprieve from the so-so dining at the buffet. But I really recommend making reservations in the morning for the a la carte. They take reservations up to three days in advance, in person only. We always got in, as long as I made the reservation after breakfast at the latest. There is only 1 pool at this resort and it was ok. No swim up bar. Pool was big enough to hold everyone who wanted to swim comfortably, and was open until after dark. This was really nice, as you could swim without the worry of getting a sunburn. There is security however that are very strict about the 100 rules in and around the pool however. No drinks in the pool. No food near the pool, (as in taking food from the snack bar back to your deck chair to eat). They were constantly giving people trouble for stuff. Never seen that before. There was a shallow kids pool - circular and about 5 feet across...packed with kids. Good thing my daughter knows how to swim well and was in the big pool. I would have been mortified if all she had was the kiddie pool. I never once had a waiter come take a drink order by the pool. Had to walk to the bar yourself every time. Also, no alcohol until 11:30. They were renovating a new snack bar while we were there. The reno itself was no bother, however the temporary snack bar left something to be desired. The new snack bar opened the day before we left, and it was amazing!! AC, lots of seating, inside and out. Great food selection and a bar. Best snack bar I have seen at any resort I've been to. No wet clothes allowed...possible downfall. Kids Club was small, but my daughter had fun. Teresa was AMAZING and spoke good English. My daughter was sad to have to leave her. If you dont want your little one swimming in the ocean without you, make sure to say so to the worker. They do trips down to the ocean as well as the pool. The ocean was beautiful. It was red flag every day however NOT the size of the red flag waves I saw in Cabo. Lots of people swimming and seemed safe. My daughter and husband went in a bunch and had a great time. There was always places to sit with shade, but the waiters were scarce. The town was nice, with shops that are great for all kinds of souvenirs. All within walking distance of the hotel. Nothing spectacular, but got some nice stuff to take home at reasonable prices. I would suggest bringing more Pesos than USD. When you ask how much, or looked at price tag, pesos dominated. If you asked for conversion to USD, it seemed they did math in their head. Of course, I have to do conversion from CAD to USD and then to Pesos....was confusing for me, and I am pretty sure I got hosed a couple of times. Live and learn. I highly recommend buying a big bottle of Mexican Vanilla while there. Great price compared to back home and excellent quality. You can take a city bus into Zihuatanejo, and its completely safe. Cheaper than a taxi, and the driver will give you change if you dont have exact fair...within reason. All drivers I met spoke little or no English, so be sure to ask for your specific destination, including town, prior to boarding. I made the mistake of asking if he went to the 'marina' meaning the Ixtapa Marina 5 minutes away. He said yes so I got on...and was taken 25 minutes to downtown Zihuatanejo...no marina. It was fine...just got rerouted a bit. Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa are NOT resort towns. In PV, Cabo and RM, you can find nice buildings and clean streets, so that it is obvious they have invested money into making the towns look good and appealing to tourists. This is not the case here. Hence why I said "rustic" at the beginning of my review. It was a bit of a shock from what I have experienced in other Mexican destinations. Usually there is a line between the "tourist zone" and the rest of the town which is usually impoverished. Here is was all one big town with shops, people begging, and Policia with machine guns all rolled into one. I held my daughter close, and would NOT go there at night. Otherwise was fine...just not what I was expecting. Playa La Ropa is by far the best beach in Zihuatanejo. Was 2 busses from the hotel, (about 40 minutes total). Easy to find and the beach was only 30 seconds from where you get off the bus. Amazing beach, calm water, restaurants with umbrellas all along the beach. We were happy to sit in the shade and order beers and virgin pina colada while my daughter played in the surf. Was a great afternoon. Also highly recommended is Ixtapa Island. You can take a city bus to Playa Linda. There is a beautiful public beach there. From here, you take a short water taxi to Ixtapa Island, (5 minute boat ride). The taxi will hold about 10 people and can be a little tricky to get in and out of. The waves can rock the boat substantially. There are men on the dock that will hold your hand and help you in. I was able to do it at 5 months pregnant, but was admittedly a little scared. The cost for the taxi is 50peso per person, for a return trip. Make sure to have small pesos to tip the men that help you in and out. All I had coming back was a 500bill and felt terrible that I didnt tip the man who helped me out of the boat. The island is spectacular!! It is quite long, but very narrow. You can walk across it in about 45 seconds. There are restaurants on both sides. One side is a bit choppier, with the water taxis coming in and other boat traffic. We went to the far side, and it was so calm my 7 year old played by herself in the surf. Barely any waves. There are also fish around your feet as you stand only ankle deep. Was really cool. The cost of snorkelling was reasonable. My husband and daughter went out, both first timers, and had a blast. Saw tons of tropical fish. The food, drink and service were all great. That coupled with the fact that there was shade and flushing toilets made for one happy pregnant lady!! Overall we made the most of the trip considering it wasn't exactly what we were expecting, however we would most likely not stay at this resort again.

Beautiful weather !
Tour280195, Beausejour, Canada
Wed Jan 09 11:58:18 EST 2019
Only complaint was children in adult pool, some accompanied by parents, some not, using steps into pool as seats , then not being considerate enough to move out of way when other guests were trying to get in and out of pool.Very rude ! There was a children's pool for their use. This issue needs to be addressed and enforced by pool security .

Awesome stay @ Tesoro
Miaallison, Ventura, California
Wed Jan 02 12:22:20 EST 2019
Our stay at Tesoro was awesome. We go to Ixtapa every year and this trip was great. The staff, the installations, the food, the night show and we loved the animation crew by pool. High FIVE to Marco, Adan, Delia and Chava they were fun and made us feel at home enjoying the games, the pool, the music. Thank you for making our vacation more fun!!!! Keep up with the good work.

No A/C in common areas - at all. A/C in the room was barely functioning on full blast
_stse85, Mexico City, Mexico
Thu Jul 26 12:00:24 EDT 2018
This hotel looked nice, but in reality, was a big disappointment. It was super crowded, no air conditioning in the common areas, including lobby and restaurants. The small shops did have functioning a/c. The food was very limited, even the restaurant where reservations were necessary did not have everything even listed on the limited menu. The staff was very nice, but spoke little to no English. The elevators were slow and very busy. Even the drinks were not good, we learned that when ordering (a pina colada) you had to specify to add Rum. Which they did, by pouring a miniscule amount on top of the drink so your first sip is the rum, and you think you are getting more than you are. The pool was awesome. Biggest negatives were the food and drinks and the heat...

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