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Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Mexico - Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

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Imagine this: you check in on the red carpet at the Sunscape Dorado and are handed a frozen welcome treat. Later, your k ... More

This beach bliss is yours for the taking.

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3.7 out of 5
"What can I say, our family (myself, my husband and our two daughters ages 9 and 11) enjoyed 9 days/8 nights at this wonderful resort. From the moment we arrived, we were treated with many small touches..." – loveixtapa
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3.7 out of 5
"What can I say, our family (myself, my husband and our two daughters ages 9 and 11) enjoyed 9 days/8 nights at this wonderful resort. From the moment we arrived, we were treated with many small touches..." – loveixtapa
11 out of 21 (52%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Baby sea turtle 2 minutes old. Our view every morning
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April 6, 2017
Friendly Staff Unfriendly Beds

Overall we had a great time in our vacation. The resort was very clean, the drinks were strong, and the service was outstanding! However, there were a limited number of beach chairs so if you want to relax on the beach or by the pool make sure you go out early in the morning and save a spot...or there will be no spot for you. Also the mattresses were VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. It was a skinny mattress on a slab of concrete with two pieces of literal foam strapped to the top of he mattress. It was very hard to get comfortable and we often woke up sore.


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From: Wisconsin
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 14, 2017
great place to go!!!!!

I was very pleased with this resort, found it on cheap caribbean, and was a little skeptical, but was pleasantly suprised. The beach was awesome, and the pool was awesome also. Had many chairs available not only by the pool but also by the beach. The staff was great!! Very friendly and accommodating. Had various options for food, loved the breakfast . Would recommend this place!!!!


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From: minnesota
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 15, 2017
Great place + Great people = Great time

The people were very nice and the spa was amazing for the price. I signed up for 2 of the daily spa specials and would recommend it to everyone! The beach and weather was great and everything was very affordable. Only down fall was the beds. I like a hard bed, but the rest of my family didn't. Food was very good also.


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From: Minnesota
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 22, 2016
Amazing staff/Views, HORRIBLEEEE FOOD!

My partner and I visited sunscape 7/14-19. Let me start with the positives: 1. Our rooms view was Stunning! 2. The staff - 90% of them were SO kind, amazing and accommodating. IN SPECIFIC : LOT - the waiter was so professional, kind and just so amazing he made our trip worth it. Julian the baggage/helper? He was so fun and great! 3. They have pretty great liquor choices and they all were delicious. 4. If you join the sunscape club which is like $100 you get great amenities like premium liquor in a little private lobby with appetizers all day, reserved cabanas, room service (ALTHOUGH EVERY SINGLE ITEM WAS DISGUSTING) - It was worth it. 5. Across the street there are amazing restaurants (Casa Morelos/La Marinche were our favs) it was easy to shop, eat and travel around. 6. Very kid friendly which wasn't a positive for us, but well and great for families. 7. The shows and entertainment was awesome! The negatives: 1. The food at every single restaurant besides the Italian was inedible, HORRIBLE - in fact we ate off the resort the entire time. 2. No bathtub in the room 3. The time of year we were there was the locals "Break" so it was all locals and they didn't take well to gay couples. We felt starred at, even heard comments. It made our entire trip unenjoyable. So my advice is go during their peak time to enjoy an array of different people. 4. Although the beach is beautiful and swimmable the currents there make it too hard to swim. 5. The rooms ac works, but not great 6. You can't wear cotton shirts/clothes in the pool, they will make you leave and buy new "Lycra/swim shirts" 7. Expect the language barrier no one spoke well English 8. The pool sucked. It was old and dirty although cleaned daily it was gross. To reiterate THE FOOD IS HORRIBLE - DO NOT PLAN ON EATING ON THE RESORT HERE.

Amazing staff/Views, HORRIBLEEEE FOOD!
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From: Los Angeles, Ca
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

285 guestrooms and suites, located within an 11-story tower, feature one king or two double beds, a private furnished balcony with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, daily refreshed mini bar, air conditioning, luxurious bath amenities and flat screen TV.

Room Details

Deluxe Partial Ocean View Room
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Deluxe Ocean View Room
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Sun Club Deluxe Ocean View
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Sun Club Family Suite Oceanfront
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What's to Love

Red carpet check-in at the Sunscape Dorado Pacifico along with refreshing freeze pops to cool you off.

Magic World Aquatic Park where you kids can enjoy waterslides, shallow and wave pools.

Their world-class spa (with stress-smashing treatments) has the only hydrotherapy rooms in Ixtapa.

Swimming with the dolphins (Hi Flipper!), deep-sea fishing, bocce ball and dance classes.

Classes where kids can learn to be a DJ and take photography lessons.

Open air Bali beds and palapas for your beach shade with full food and drink service - unlimited top-shelf drinks.

Epic snorkeling at Playa Las Gatas.

 

What We'd Change

There are dress codes in the specialty restaurants, which means no dining in your swimsuit. But hey, gourmet dining is so worth the effort.

 

Why You Should Go

It's just 20 short miles from the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH).

All Explorer's Club staff are certified for children by the Red Cross - a relief, right?

Two golf courses within minutes of the resort, and tennis courts on site.

Zihuateanejo is 10 minutes away with cute folk art shops, boutique hotels where you can grab a drink, and fresh seafood places to grub. (You get two towns with one resort).

No pesky wristbands.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Pool Bar
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Dance Classes
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 6 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Snack Bar
  • Theater
  • Elevators
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wireless Internet
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Marina
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Quaint and cozy, the towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are quickly gaining a reputation among tourists seeking rest and relaxation rather than the hustle and bustle of large resort towns.

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Paseo de Ixtapa S/N Lote 3-A

+52 322 226 8700

Hotel Description

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa: Where You Can Veg and the Kids Can Play

Imagine this: you check in on the red carpet at the Sunscape Dorado and are handed a frozen welcome treat. Later, your kids revel in a sand castle-making contest while you lie in an open air Bali bed sipping on a delectable frozen beverage beside crystal blue waters. Your stress? History.

This beach bliss is yours for the taking.

At Sunscape Resorts & Spas, you and your family are treated like royalty - but in a fun, relaxed, non-stiff-upper-lip-way. These smartly organized beach home-away-from-homes promise a ginormous amount of family-centric activities, and deliver Unlimited-Fun® - for the kid in everyone. Yep, the chances to laugh and smile at Sunscape Dorado are endless. You'll enjoy buckets of good stuff that includes:

  • Dwelling in comfy, spacious suites with dreamy views of the Pacific from Mexico's Gold Coast.
  • Giving kids a resort passport that kicks off a scavenger hunt that involves getting stickers from various resort locales (read: keeps them occupied so you can chill).
  • Enjoying a variety of scrumptious restaurants with kid-friendly menus - and unlimited drinks for you.
  • Noshing any time your stomach hollers with 24-hour food/drink kiosks - healthy and kid-friendly.
  • Releasing your kiddos to the Explorer's Club (3-12) so they can burn off some energy with castle competitions, arts & crafts, and more.
  • Sending your 13-17 year-olds to the Core Zone so they can constructively channel their teen angst. Enjoying family entertainment that won't make grandma blush.
  • Cutting loose with dozens of land and water activities.
  • And so much more that won't fit into this bulleted list.


DINING

So you like food, do you? This resort's got it all covered: International (two), Mexican, Italian, two grills and even a quaint coffee shop where you can get you afternoon mocha. Best of all, there are kid-friendly and healthy options. Bring your appetite because you'll need it.

Windows
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 7am-noon; Lunch- daily, 1pm-5pm; Dinner- daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving a variety of international delicacies.
Dress code: Bermudas, long shorts or capri pants, sneakers or sandals. No sleeveless shirts for men.

Tamarindo
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Daily 6:30pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving authentic Mexican favorites.
Dress code: Casual elegance. Tennis shoes or sandals, dress shirts with sleeves and long pants are required for men. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops.

Da Mario
Type: Italian
Hours: Description: Enjoy delectable Italian cuisines.
Dress code: Casual elegance. Tennis shoes or sandals, dress shirts with sleeves and long pants are required for men. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops.

Barefoot Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, noon-6pm
Description: This poolside venue serves up grilled snacks in a casual atmosphere.
Dress Code: Bermudas, long shorts or capri pants, sneakers or sandals. No sleeveless shirts for men. Ladies must wear a swimsuit wrap or cover-up.

Bluewater Grill
Type: International cuisine
Hours:Breakfast - daily, 8am-11am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-5:30pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-11pm
Description: Seaside a la carte restaurant serving a variety of dishes throughout the day.
Dress code: Bermudas, long shorts or capri pants, sneakers or sandals. No sleeveless shirts for men. Ladies must wear a swimsuit wrap or cover-up.

Coco Cafe
Type: Coffee and tea cafe
Hours: Daily, 7am-5pm
Description: Cafe serving coffee, teas and pastries made fresh daily.

All hours subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Where to start? There are several fun spots you can check out: one cool lobby bar, a pool and beach bar, a swim-up bar (woo hoo!), plus a music lounge for a little more festivity. Soft drinks and natural fruit juices are free-flowing for the little ones. Lots of choices = lots of Happy.

Rendezvous
Lobby bar. Daily, 5pm-11pm.

Barracuda
Pool and beach bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Manatee
Swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Eclipse
Music lounge. Daily, 10pm-1am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

You can relax at one private, pristine beach kissed by turquoise water. There are two swimming pools with two water slides (likely Kid Central), and a Jacuzzi for your beach pleasure. This, friends, is living.



SPORTS/ACTIVITITES

Water

  • Water slides

For an additional charge:

  • Sport fishing
  • Motorized watersports
  • Scuba diving

Land

  • Tennis (lit for night play)
  • Ping Pong
  • Beach volleyball
  • Fooseball
  • Euro bungee
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Horse shoes
  • Bocce ball
  • Bean bag toss
  • Shuffleboard
  • Board games
  • Fitness center

Golf
Golf is available near Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa.



INTERNET

Sunscape Dorado offers complimentary wireless internet access available in lobby (additional costs apply for use in other areas of the resort.)

SPA SERVICES

Sunscape Spa by Pevonia is the resort's brand-new, first-class spa (fees apply). Daily, 9am-7pm.
  • Massage and facial center with hydrotherapy rooms
  • Soothing signature treatments
  • Couple's treatment rooms
  • Oceanfront massage options
  • Waxing
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Beauty salon


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa offers wedding and honeymoon packages and an on-site wedding coordinator to organize all the details (fees apply). Please contact the resort directly.

CHILD CARE

The Explorer's Club for kids is a fully supervised program for children ages 3-12, with different programs based on science, nature and exploration. Daily, 10am-10pm.

  • Theater for performing children's own plays
  • Arts and crafts
  • Playground
  • Water fountain
  • Movie nights
  • Sandcastle competitions
  • One night a week kids have the opportunity to sleep in tents at the club or on the beach (with parents' approval, of course)!

The Core Zone caters to tweens and teens ages 13-17. Daily, noon-8pm

  • Sports and games for teenagers
  • Backgammon
  • Chess and checkers
  • Foosball
  • Xbox, Playstation, LCD TV
  • Social media events, photography lessons, DJ classes, meet-up mixers

All Explorer's Club staff are certified in CPR for children by the Red Cross.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa is located 20 min from Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required each year for travel Dec 26-31.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Awards
2014 AAA Three Diamond Award
Rainforest Alliance Verified



Deal of the Day Terms and Conditions
By booking the Deal of the Day room you are getting an even bigger discount on your vacation! Please note that by booking this room category we are unable to cancel or modify your hotel stay. Any changes or cancellations to the Deal of the Day room category will be assessed a 100% fee. No refund or credit will be issued for the hotel portion of your reservation.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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