Located in the heart of the beautiful beach town of Ixtapa on Mexico's popular Pacific coast, the oceanfront Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa treats families, friends, singles and couples to an Unlimited-Fun® escape and tons of daily activities.  Perfectly situated on a golden sand beach and a mere 20 minutes from Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport, guests will find an array of activities, shopping, dining and nightlife just minutes away. 285 spacious guestrooms and suites feature a private furnished balcony with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, in-room mini bar, air conditioning and LCD flat screen TV.  Reservations are never required at six specialty-themed restaurants and four bars and lounges.  The Sunscape Spa by Pevonia will offer an array of indigenous and innovative treatments to relax and refresh while children of all ages are kept entertained with a variety of supervised activities.  The Explorer's Club, for ages 3 to 12, provides kids with daily programs while the Core Zone offers teens, 13 to 17, the chance to really cut loose and have the time of their lives. 


Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Aiport (ZIH) : 12 miles

Property Information

Total rooms: 285


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - Spring Breakers are not permitted at hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type. This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information -
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. 
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. 
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 4137 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    WOW Experience at Sunscape Ixtapa

    WOW WOW WOW The Best week ever of my life spent at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico, Ixtapa. This was our first vacation at this location. A group of 10 family members went for a vacation together.  When we arrived at the check in, staff were all welcoming and the cool drink was refreshing. The only hiccup was that we all were given rooms in different floors even though we booked the vacation together for 10 people. They promised to change the rooms as soon as it becomes available within couple of days and they did that as well.   Our room was a partial ocean view on the 21st floor with comfortable beds and a stocked mini bar. Our housekeeper did an excellent job on daily basis.  We were privileged to spend one week at Sunscape Ixtapa. The beach was beautiful. The ocean somewhat dangerous for whole week with Black flag, and the weather was very hot.  The sunsets were breathtaking.   In regard to food we had a little problem on our own. We all are Vegetarian. There were hundreds of items in the food section and all looking fantastic but I am unable to rate them as we did not tried most of them. But what standout is that we mentioned one day to Jorge Luis Sanchez the  Chief Concierge about this and he offered to make a special menu for everyday that we will be staying. Although he went this far to please us, I respectfully accepted his offer for one day and told him that we will be just fine with so many fruits and vegetables and Taco Chips available. Where on the Earth you will find service like this, I don't know.    The WHOLE Staff at Sunscape are the best in the business of providing the best service and showing you an amazing time while on vacation. I personally thanks everyone of you as it is impossible to mentioned all the names. You all are exceptional on what you do. But I will mention a few.  A special shout out to Jorge Luis Sanchez the Chief Concierge, Benito, Hannia and Nadia at the restaurant, Rosy & Claudia at the front.  A Super shout out to two  more extraordinary people. Lorena Huerta at member services and Andre the Chef. These two outstanding personality went way above and beyond to make our group vacation a memory of the lifetime. Thank you to both of you.    Only one suggestion: Internet is sporadic, and only available in the lobby. May be add few extra dollars to the initial cost of the vacation and provide internet for free as well. Since its called "All Inclusive"  so try to make it All Inclusive. Had an amazing time in Sunscape Dorado Ixtapa. Beautiful resort and safe place to be in town. You all are best at making all of us feel welcome and at home. We will definitely be back next year. Thank You  

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very nice location

    Everything was great. Good food excellent service and great location. Only complaint we had was the beds weren't very comfortable. But kuddos goes out to Simon, Ramundo and Javier for great service and always very pleasant with a smile.

    Mar 27, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Terrible food - everything else great

    Sorry but we've travelled a lot, and done a lot of all-inclusives all over the Caribbean and this one has the worst food we've ever had. The buffet was small with limited selection and the food was tasteless. Some items we couldn't even figure out what flavour they were supposed to be! We tried the Bluewater Grill a la carte to see if that was better and it was awful too. We just ate across the street at the variety of restaurants, so good thing that we were able to get a deal on this hotel or we'd have been upset about that. Everything else was good - the service, housekeeping in the rooms (although public spaces were a bit shabby), the pool and beach area. The beach was great! This is a perfect location: wonderful beach, close to shops and bars, and beautiful weather. But they really need to do something about the food or it will discourage people from coming back. I noticed that they didn't have a Food category on the departure survey, which is why I couldn't rate it poorly. I wonder if they did that on purpose?

    Mar 26, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Father/Daughter March Getaway

    This was our first vacation to Ixtapa at the Sunscape Dorado Pacifico as my Father and I travel to different places throughout Mexico 2-3 times a year! We were pleasantly surprised at the short trip from the airport to the hotel. When we arrived the staff were all welcoming and the cool drink was refreshing. Unfortunately, we didn't appreciate being harassed daily by the TIMESHARE staff in the lobby! They were relentless and even partook in our WestJet meet and greet which I have never seen before and hope to NEVER see again! Our room was a partial ocean view on the 19th floor with comfortable beds and a stocked mini bar. Matiude our housekeeper did an excellent job! We liked the no wristband feature and no reservations for a la cart restaurants. The restaurants and service were more than adequate and Rafael Pascacio, waiter, always greeted us and welcomed us to his section daily. His outstanding professional customer service brought us a smile daily! Evening Entertainment was ok however the costumes were far superior to other places we have been to. Kudos to the Mexican culture coordinators! The pool concierge, Jesus, always had a cheerful, positive attitude towards everyone daily! His smile was contagious! The beach waiter, Giovanni, was outstanding in his service and should be greatly commended as he is definitely an asset to the the team! His quick service and memory of what we drank was unpresidented! We enjoyed seeing him everyday! The beach was excellent however the waves were strong and made it difficult to go swimming! The pool was a welcome reprieve! We also felt the safe walking the beach and outside the property! We would recommend this place to family and friends without hesitation.

    Mar 25, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Holiday with Friends

    Spent one week in Sunscape Dorado and had a wonderful time. A group of 8 friends went for a vacation . The beach was beautiful, the ocean somewhat dangerous, and the weather very hot. The location of the resort was desirable with so many places and things to see and do within walking distance. The resort itself is small, which we prefer, but could use some upgrades throughout. The food selection was okay, but could also use some new and fresh ideas. We did eat off the resort quite a bit which helped with the variety. The hours for the bars were quite strange, some not opening until 11 or 1 and closing by 11. There should be at least one 24 hour bar on site. Same with food service. If leaving on an excursion before buffet opens in the morning you are SOL on getting any breakfast or to go sandwiches etc. Our room had a beautiful view but we did not get a king size bedroom as per our paid upgrade and request. So that was a waste of money. All in all the resort was a 3 1/2 star but for the price we paid and the fun we had with our friends it was a great time! Oh almost forgot, walk down the beach to the right of the resort and get the best massage ever for really cheap,

    Mar 25, 2020