Villa Mexicana Zihuatanejo

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2018 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: American breakfast daily, per adult (valid January 2-March 23, 2018; April 1-December 14, 2018).

Nestled on La Ropa Beach, one of the loveliest beaches in Zihuatanejo, is the calm and tranquil Villa Mexicana Zihuatanejo, located about eight miles northwest of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport.

At this quaint beachfront villa, adventurers can take part in scuba diving, deep sea fishing, and a variety of other exciting watersports nearby. Play a round of golf at a nearby course or get your feet wet at the glistening, adults-only infinity pool. Enjoy the sunset bar, lounge, and private beach, while the little ones have great fun at Villa Pandilla kids' club.

Taste Mexican cooking at its finest at Doña Prudencia Restaurant for a delicious array of tempting international cuisine, fresh seafood, and regional gourmet Mexican dishes. Known for their delicious breakfasts, the restaurant features an exciting menu, lovely beachside view, and exquisite haute cuisine. For finger-lickin' fun, have your waiter prepare a basket of sweet, crispy shrimp basted in a mouthwatering coconut batter.
This beachfront property is located in the main hotel area of Zihuatanejo on La Ropa Beach, just 15 minutes away from the town of Ixtapa and 20 minutes away from the airport.

Local Phone: 011 52 55 900013
Fax: 011-52-755-43776
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is an outdoor swimming pool with a children`s section.
Marina Golf Course - Ixtapa Palma Real - Ixtapa
The Marina Ixtapa is an 18-hole, Par 72 golf course designed by Robert Von Hagge. The Palma Real is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with 6,898 yards designed by Robert TrentJones, Jr.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Football court
Villa Mexicana Zihuatanejo is a quaint beachfront villa resort featuring a Mexican ambiance along with a variety of activities for the active vacationer. A total of 62 air-conditioned rooms are housed within low-rise villas. Resort features include tempting local and international cuisine, room service from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, the Sunset Bar, a Beach Club, a selection of water sports including deep sea fishing, and a sundries shop. Beach: Hotel Villa Mexicana is located on "Playa la Ropa," one of the most beautiful beaches of ZihuatanejoBay, with calm and tranquil waters, perfect for swimming and water sports. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 1:00 pm
Total Rooms: 62
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
No Spring Breakers
Guestroom includes two double beds and a fully-equipped bathroom with a shower. Other amenities include a safe box, cable television, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Guestroom features two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom, and a private balcony with amazing ocean views. Room also includes a safe box, cable television, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
There are 1 Restaurants at Villa Mexicana Zihuatanejo:
Dona Prodencia - The Dona Prodencia Restaurant and Bar is located right on the beach, and features a tempting selection of Mexican and International cuisine.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Water sports (at an additional charge).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Ixtapa nightlife is just 15 minutes away.
Villa Pandilla Kid's Club

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 325reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Nov 10 2017
Great staff, great location, great food...plan on going back year after year if possible.
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Villa Mexicana 2017
Mar 13 2017
Villa Mexicana is a lovely hotel on Playa La Ropa, one of the most fantastic beaches in México. The staff are extremely friendly and go out of their way to be helpful, just as we have learned to expect in Zihuatanejo. There was only one downside to our entire stay, and that was the free frinks from noon to 10:30 p.m. daily, which was included in our and obviously many fellow guests' packages. It attracted what my wife and I referred to as the middle-aged spring break crowd. Beginning early in the afternoon and continuing on until at least dinner time (sometimes well after) the revelers would be feeling their alcohol and it would be loud, loud in the main pool area and sometimes under the large gazebo-palapa near the restaurant. We are not teetotalers by any means, yet we felt as if we could just as well have been at Cancún some days. We have chosen to vacation in Zihuatanejo to get away from noise and all-inclusives, and this year's experience sometimes came close to both. I hope the management of AppleVacations and Villa Mexicana will take the free drinks feature off their packages next year.
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We had a good time
Jan 19 2017
We had a good time at area and hotel
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My trip to Villa Mexicana in Zihuatanejo Mexico
Mar 14 2016
Very disppointed with Appel Vacations, I had requested a ocean view room 5 months prior to arrival and did not get one. I was told by the hotel manager that is wasn't request by Apple vac. The hotel finally gave me one two days later. At check out I was informed that I had to pay a $20.00 per nite upcharge. I would have paid this when I booked with Apple prior if I have known. If I ever go through Apple Vac again to, I would need to be assured this would happen and get the room I requested
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villa mexicana
Mar 10 2016
affordable hotel situated right on the best beach - La Ropa. Many good eating spots in Zihuatanejo with $4.00 cab rides each way. The hotel staff is excellent and deserve praise for their efforts. Jose Luis is a very helpful person whether he is working the front desk or kitchen duties. But he is just one example of the friendly staff at Villa Mexicana. Will return to this hotel in the future.
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Feb 11 2016
This was my 25th trip with Apple and I am always so pleased with the simplicity of an Apple Vacation. The price was very good and the direct flights with no luggage fees is such an advantage.
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Hotel Villa Mexicana
Dec 12 2015
When wanting the best of Playa La Ropa in Zihuatanejo choose Hotel Villa Mexicana. T excels in friendliness, service, comfort, and beach. Once you stay, you leave knowing you will return and be greeted by guests you met last year. That says more than words.
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Zihuatanejo is still my favorite
Apr 24 2014
The location on La Ropa beach is fabulous. We paid $20/night extra for the ocean view-- more than worth it. The breakfast very good. Even during busy Semana Santa (Easter week) we enjoyed the ambiance. Villa Mexicana is a bit plain on the outside but comfy enough on the inside. Maid service was excellent.
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We would go again
Mar 26 2014
The Villa Mexicana Zihuatanejo is pretty much as described by TripAdvisor. Nothing fancy, but very nice. We had to pay an up-charge of $20/day for an Ocean View room. Rated most things as good, but in the end rated the experience as excellent. The included breakfast was good and very handy. Nice location on La Ropa Beach. Beds were firm but comfortable for us. No refrigerator in the room is our biggest complaint. We would go again next time in Zihuatanejo, and that will probably be soon.
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hotel Villa Mexicana
Mar 17 2014
The flight and hotel were excellent. We would recommend the Villa Mexicana and were very happy with the choice. We will certainly return.
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Villa Mexicana is a small, quiet and comfortable place to stay
Mar 10 2014
We have been staying at Villa mexicana for 12 years, took two years off in early 2000's when they were renovating the place. We absolutely love the hotel, it is small and fairly quite and there are so many repeat customers that is is like a family reunion there every year! It is located in a prime spot on Playa la Ropa with easy access to shops, restaraunts and transportation. We will continue to go back and stay there.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Nice place on the beach
mmosterfeld, Perham, Minnesota
Wed Feb 14 18:58:15 EST 2018
Friendly staff, lots of beach chairs, multiple pools, free drinks (if you opt for that with your reservation), clean rooms and just steps away from the beach/ocean. The front desk folks were always helpful with arranging our taxis and gave great recommendations for the local restaurants. We would stay here again

Another great experience
MinnesotaTraveldude, Minnesota
Fri Feb 09 04:37:17 EST 2018
Once again, we were very pleased with our stay this year. We came back for 10 days this time and still were not ready to leave this extraordinary location. The staff is top notch and the hotel is always clean and well managed. It is important to note that this is a great place to just get away and not have to deal with stress. This is not a place to bring kids or young adults who are used to the party scene, loud music, water activities, etc. It is also not for those looking for big fancy rooms and lots of amenities. Thank you to the staff who know how to create the perfect atmosphere! I just want to comment that the soft music that they were playing at times is fine, it was not intrusive to us. The drink plan is also very appreciated and the hours of service for the plan are perfect as well. We were treated to excellent food and service at the restaurant at the hotel and those along the beach and in town. Already making plans to return next year, and looking forward to seeing all the new friends we made there again.

Fun in the Sun:)
Cheryl T, Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
Sat Jan 27 19:07:16 EST 2018
This is my 4th visit to the Villa Mexicanna in 5 years - I simply love it! The staff is amazing - they are always working - cleaning - serving - it is a great place to spend a 'not to fancy' holiday. Perhaps because I've 'made friends' with many of the January 'regulars' I find it very accomodating- i suspect this helps with any holiday! The weather seems to always cooperate. The beach is so nice and cleaned-up in the morning ---- all the way along the 1 mile long beach - where we go for a lovely walk morning and night - the mexican people are very helpful. ( you can eat in the VM or in any one of many eateries,,,,, same goes for those great messages - which I highly recommend!) We travel with SunWing and therefor get our flight and hotel in one pkt. Indeed the addition of 'free' alcohol is of no value and I'm a 2 drink maximum per day (if that) - I do love the nice cold water that is available though.... We'll be back! - oh - great pools, ocean is just a few steps off the grounds.... love the sun, water and great people!

Some good points - some not so good
bohemianparrothead, midwest
Wed Jan 17 10:54:36 EST 2018
The good points: LOCATION! I simply can not imagine a better location for those wanting the quieter La Ropa area. VM is toward the north end of the beach and about as close to said beach as you can possibly be! You can go from neck-deep in the ocean to your room in about two minutes! 5 minute walk to the snorkeling/swimming area at the north end (I dubbed pelican rock...) of the beach. 15 minute walk (or less) to the south end of the beach; about fifteen more minutes to hike all the way to Las Gatas (which, is an enjoyable jaunt!). THE STAFF: An almost 100% perfect score on friendliness. VALUE: In spite of their recent move to a quasi-AI (All Inclusive) and even if you don't consume copious amounts of alcohol, I think VM is a good value. There were enough items on their breakfast menu (that was/is included in the new AI rate) to not get 'bored' in a week's time. The not so good points: CONCRETE BEDS: I think I understand the construction/conditions dilemma of the area and why concrete is used for just about everything, including the beds. If they put a better grade mattress on those hard slabs, sleeping comfort might be tolerable for those folks that don't care for "firm" (like me, and my wife...). Lumped in this category, I'd also mention overall quality of the rooms and resort in general - there was nothing really glaringly bad, but there are a lot of nicks - shall I say. Again, most all is very passable and I know they work very hard (yada, yada...), but this is mid-range at best. As I stated above - I think it is a good value. AI : This covers a range of 'stuff' for me... Not only do I try not to stay at AI's, I don't care for the whole concept and the kind of conditions I think it tends to foster or create. I don't drink alcohol at all (my wife barely imbibes...) - so - not much "value" there for us. The alcohol selection included in their AI offering is pretty limited and not higher end booze/beer (understatement...). If you understand this and have the right expectation, then fine. One observation I would offer the boozers - be prepared to play another AI game. The one party pack that was there when we first arrived (they left after 3 days and in retrospect weren't really that loud or obnoxious...) seemed to have great success getting their massive orders promptly filled. I also observed them tipping $500 pesos (that's about $25 USD) more than once. The staff, whom, again, are very friendly, are very much on "island" time (or whatever you call it in Mexico...). If you go up to the bar to try and move things along, you will quite often be told, very nicely, "Oh, I will bring that right out to you!" - 30 minutes or so later, if at all, here's your coke... Just sayin'... My all-time favorite AI game - the " chair " game. I have done battle with the best, around the globe, but the conditions here were formidable! Hopefully my picture gets uploaded alright - 0630 (that's AM) and almost every single chair is "reserved". In addition to the AI mentality, I think there's the "there are no stinkin' rules!" affect here. This is THE reason we would not come back to VM. The chair game was in full effect EVERY single day... In the end, and it may not sound like it with my sarcasm, we really enjoyed our stay at VM and Zihua; I think we were very lucky to have found anything in the area on such relatively short notice (didn't really look/book until Nov 2017 for mid-Jan 2018). Depending on what someone was looking for, I'd certainly recommend both Zihua and/or VM for a holiday.

No longer inviting.
DWilder810, Pineville, Louisiana
Tue Jan 16 07:48:31 EST 2018
We have been to Villa Mexicana many times and really loved it. Was preparing to make reservations for this year (13 family members) and discovered that the hotel has become non-smoking. Since we do have a couple of family members that smoke, this will no longer be our destination. Too bad, we really liked it there.

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