Villa Mexicana Zihuatanejo

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2019 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: American breakfast daily per adult (valid 1/02-4/16; 4/21-12/19/19). Unlimited domestic beverages (12pm-10:30pm; maximum of 2 kids 12 & under per room).

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 Dońa 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 55 900...
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
Room with a king size bed or 2 double beds, telephone, cable TV, safety deposit box, AC, with garden or pool room.
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 351reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Wonderful Hotel
Jan 25 2019
We enjoy staying at the Villa. We love being on La Ropa! I do wish the hotel offered to choose if you want the drink package included because I would prefer to pay less and skip the drink package but other than that there are no complaints.
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
nice beachfront hotel
Terry2028, Vancouver, BC
Fri Mar 08 08:12:31 EST 2019
I just came back from a 9 day stay at this hotel. Upon checking in, my impression was bad but things changed pretty quickly. At check in, they give you a threadbare towel and an old tv remote and make you sign a waver that you will be charged hundreds if they are lost, it seemed excessive. The " courtyard " room they showed me to was awful Beware, don't stay in a courtyard room. Firstly, the only window was the sliding patio door, but there is no patio!!. This door opened up to the narrow passageway. There is no way you could have any privacy and still have daylight or fresh air. The room stank of bo and strong disinfectant, I couldn't breath. I paid the upgrade for an oceanfront room. This room was much better with an actual terrace with 2 plastic chairs on it. The rooms themselves are very basic. The bathroom was a little rundown with rusty shower head but it worked. Lots of hot water. There are no closets or dressers for your clothing but there are lots of cubbyholes and surfaces to stack your stuff on. The real draw of this place is the location. It is right at beach level. The beach is gorgeous, the pool is nice and everything is maintained beautifully. It is very clean. ( having said that, one warning... dont use the little foot baths to clean the sand off your feet... I picked up a terrible case of athletes foot from them) Another draw is the staff, they are lovely. They seemed to be very sincere people who really want you to like their town and their beautiful beach. The restaurant is good, though it is quite pricey. I had their special shrimp-kabob dinner one night. It was one skewer with 6 shrimps and a small serving of pasta.... it was almost $30 US. All in all, I would go back, it is a fairly inexpensive beach hotel in a beautiful, somewhat low key part of Mexico.

Beach, beach beach
Gary G, Santa Barbara, California
Sun Mar 03 14:41:29 EST 2019
Beach, beach, beach. Nice sand 150' to the water and three swimming pools on the grounds. Hotel faces West so the sun comes up behind you. They must have a year around paint crew because the place is immaculate paint-wise and clean. Tiles floors throughout. Fully controllable individual a/c units. I can't say for sure but was told all rooms are identical varying only in location (ocean front with balcony or interior), walk-in shower with plenty of hot water. No elevators but building is only 2 stories. Flat screen TV with some English channels. Basic little safe with a key provided by the front desk, all you need. We had an included breakfast and free well drinks (beer too but not wine) from 12:30PM to 10:30PM. As expected, poor internet, and non-existent in two rooms but worked slowly in the area of the front desk. Reading light above each bed that was adequate. All staff helpful and friendly. My only suggestion would be that there are no hooks anywhere for hanging towels etc.

Review based on Restaurant only
gatopaja, Vancouver, Canada
Fri Feb 22 10:14:52 EST 2019
We went for a huge walk on La Ropa from Madera to have breakfast. We mistakenly ate here as it had the most people.We didn't realize it was a huge resort. Everywhere else was empty. It was an awful breakfast. It was like a fast food chain equivalent - terrible everything - it wasn't a buffet - I wish it would have been because we would have gotten out. Full of old white folks talking really loud and complaining about this and that. Very weird vibe. Service was good but I wouldn't go there again.

I'll be back
norcal3333, San Mateo, California
Fri Feb 01 14:23:35 EST 2019
I can’t imagine a place I’d rather stay in Zihuatanejo. My top priority when I visit a beach destination is easy beach access, and at VM, a beautiful, safe swimming beach is steps from your door. I was concerned about the availability of beach chairs and the “chair game.” During our stay (Last week of January) there were definitely guests who reserved their beach chairs at 6:00 A.M. and never used them, but there were enough chairs that it wasn’t a problem. The property overall has rather spartan decor ( tile floors, concrete benches, not a lot of decorative landscaping). At first, I wished our room and the hotel grounds made better use of all the beautiful, colorful handmade items you see in Mexico. Towards the end of my stay, I rather appreciated the minimalist surroundings. The larger environment around Zihuatenjo can feel overstimulating and VM felt very safe and calm to return to. The hotel was immaculate. …I didn’t see any cockroaches or scorpions or any other insects. No mosquito bites. The air conditioning worked very well. I don’t understand the comments about uncomfortable beds. I found everything about the beds, pillows and linens extremely comfortable. I slept very well. I especially appreciated the overhead reading lights. I guess the Wifi was a little weak, but sufficient for sending emails and making travel arrangements. To be honest, I found Wifi to be a little weak everywhere in Zihuatanejo. The entire staff was very helpful. I found the reservation and front desk people a bit terse and not terribly friendly. On the other hand, every request I made was granted (switching our room, letting us keep our room on the last day until late afternoon since we had a late flight, providing directions, etc. I suppose there were a few negatives: limited hot water during peak shower times, the toilet seemed to run. And then there’s the issue of the rectangular bathroom door in a door way with an arched top. Apart from privacy issues, turning on the bathroom light in the middle of the night results in the entire room lighting up. Since it’s not a huge hotel there isn’t a lot of programming at VM (gym, evening show, fiesta night, etc.) but between walking on the beach, swimming, taking the yoga class at Paty’s next door, exploring downtown Zihuatanejo, trying out restaurants, excursions to other towns, we were plenty busy. Eating breakfast at Dona Prudencia, the beachfront VM restaurant, was a little slice of heaven. The birds singing, the breeze, the ocean, ahhhhhh. The restaurant stays open until 10 and during our stay it seemed to function as the social room. The other hotel guests we spoke with had been coming to VM for 10 or 20 years and all seemed to know each other and actually welcomed us to join them for dinner outings.

Room 1203 is not a true ocean view.. I was threatened by front desk.
Mytravels1970, Morgan Hill, California
Sun Jan 20 07:27:00 EST 2019
This hotel villa Mexicana are scammers. We originally booked an ocean view and paid extra for it. When we arrived we were told that they didn’t have any ocean views available until 2 days later and that we had to pay 235 pesos more a day. We explained to the hotel employee that we already paid for it through our booking. He said sorry but we had to pay it.I agreed to stay in the room without a view for the 2 days and wait for the ocean view to become avail. The room that was given to us was super tiny and the A/C didn’t work and was leaking water all over the floor. My fiancé called to have it fixed. The repair guy took over an hour to fix so we left him in our room to finish and went to dinner. When we returned to our room sweating and hot, we walked into a sauna (our room). The A/C was still not working. We mentioned it to the front desk and they shrugged it off. “Just wait for your new room”.... 2 days later we get our new room. we were super excited to get it, a nice ocean view room, mostly after being in the hot little jail cell for 2 days (our room). Our new room was bigger with a balóny however the shower would plug up with backed up water to our Ankles (gross). The view was blocked by a bunch of palm trees with no view of the ocean. I addressed the issue with the front desk. I was told that nobody was working (Sunday) to help me but will contact me on Monday. Nobody ever contacted us. We didn’t push it anymore since they didn’t push paying the 235 pesos more a day and they didn’t have my credit card on file to charge us. We didn’t want to pack up again and move either. When we checked out, they asked for the 235 pesos a day charge. I told them I wasn’t going to pay it because that was for an ocean view and we didn’t have an no ocean view. The front desk lady said if I didn’t pay it she would detain me until I paid it. Meanwhile we have to go catch our plane. I told her I wanted to speak to a manager. A manager wasn’t available again! I told her that we both know it’s against the law to detain anybody. She said she was and called for other workers. I told her to try to detain me. I’m not one to be pushed around.. she finally called someone on the phone to talk to me. I told them I would pay half for the bigger room and balony but I’m wasnt going to pay full price for ocean view mostly after I told them that I wasn’t happy with the view of the palm trees when we first saw the room. She agreed to us paying 50% of the their full price.

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