Capella Ixtapa, Mexico

Built into a craggy cliff north of Zihuatanejo, this refreshing Mexican resort is home to a spa, an oceanside yoga deck and private plunge pools outside each room, all with the same backdrop: a heady stretch of the Pacific. The 59-room hotel is geared toward couples — romance comes naturally when the views are this stunning — and with three restaurants and a staff ready to spoil you, a relaxed vacation is within reach.

Built into a craggy cliff north of Zihuatanejo, this refreshing Mexican resort is home to a spa, an oceanside yoga deck and private plunge pools outside each room, all with the same backdrop: a heady stretch of the Pacific. The 59-room hotel is geared toward couples — romance comes naturally when the views are this stunning — and with three restaurants and a staff ready to spoil you, a relaxed vacation is within reach.

Built into a craggy cliff north of Zihuatanejo, this refreshing Mexican resort is home to a spa, an oceanside yoga deck and private plunge pools outside each room, all with the same backdrop: a heady stretch of the Pacific. The 59-room hotel is geared toward couples — romance comes naturally when the views are this stunning — and with three restaurants and a staff ready to spoil you, a relaxed vacation is within reach.

About Ixtapa:


Ixtapa is a beach resort in the municipality of Zihuatanejo de Azueta, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) to the northwest of the municipal seat, Zihuatanejo, and some 245 km (152 mi) northwest of Acapulco. In the 2005 INEGI Census, the population of Ixtapa was 6,406.

Ixtapa is a government-planned tourist resort that was begun in the early 1970s and constructed on what was once a coconut plantation and mangrove estuary. In 1968, the Bank of Mexico created a special fund for the creation of new tourist destinations on the country's coastlines. The first two such destinations were Cancún, in the state of Quintana Roo, and Ixtapa, next to the town of Zihuatanejo. The development of Ixtapa was supported by a loan from the World Bank.

The master plan for Ixtapa was developed by architects Enrique and Agustín Landa Verdugo, who also participated in the choice of the site. Their project defined the tourist destination's street layout and zoning. The project is organized in super-blocks with irregular shapes, with the high-speed streets separating these blocks, and cul-de-sacs within them. A couple of architects were selected to build this city, some are still residents of this town. Architects like Miguel Ángel Rojas and Concepción Rivera live and work in this town. The famous Mexican Telenovela 'Marimar' was filmed here in 1994.


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