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Capella Ixtapa Facts at a Glance


Boulevard Paseo Playa Linda
Zona Hotelera II
Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo, Guerrero
C.P. 40880


Toll Free Reservations US: (877) 247-6688
General Inquiries: + 52 755 5551112
Local Reservations: 755 55 51100


Dec. 12, 2008


Between Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, and surrounded by lush, tropical forests lies Capella Ixtapa, a secluded, romantic and exclusive resort whose location is so private it’s like sharing a well-kept secret. Set alongside a stunning rock cliff with endless views of the breathtaking azure blue ocean, Capella Ixtapa offers its guests a hideaway setting that belies the wealth of attractions just minutes away.

The resort’s design celebrates Mexican culture with a sophisticated blend of modern and traditional design elements.


Located near some of the most sought-after residential areas in Mexico, Punta Ixtapa and Finestre, Capella Ixtapa features just 59 guestrooms and suites in five individual buildings that cascade, cantilevered, towards the Pacific Ocean. Specially engineered hillside inclinators transport guests to their rooms, pools and outdoor dining areas.


Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is nestled on the Pacific Coast 140 miles north of Acapulco and is part of the “triangulo del sol,” or triangle of the sun, of the Guerrero state in the southern meridional region of Mexico. The Nahauatl dialect word ‘Ixtapa’ means “the white place” in reference to the pristine white sands of the area. Once a coconut plantation close to the quaint fishing village of Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa is now an intimately modern, environmentally-friendly resort area ideal for travelers who prefer small, secluded destinations to bustling cities and major destinations. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo continues to impress with its natural attributes – from sandy beaches and rugged mountains to exuberant vegetation – setting the stage for some of the finest sport fishing, golf and eco-sports available anywhere. Additionally, the protected waters surrounding Capella Ixtapa are home to a variety of sea life and vegetation.

Capella Ixtapa is located in proximity to the world-class Marina Ixtapa and two championship golf courses. For guests seeking an authentic Mexican experience, the local markets at Zihuatanejo are only ten minutes away. A variety of local shops, dining and entertainment are also within easy reach.


Capella Ixtapa extends over Don Juan beach, a small stretch of the Pacific coastline, and offers guests the utmost privacy in a stunning environment. Each of the 59 guestrooms and suites cascade down a cliff towards the sea, boasting breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Each guestroom and suite features a large, private outdoor terrace and an individual plunge pool thoughtfully positioned out of sight from other suites to ensure privacy.

From spacious guest rooms to Penthouse Suites, Capella Ixtapa’s exceptional accommodations include:

  • 54 Ocean View and Ocean View Deluxe guestrooms ranging in size from 550 – 890 square feet
  • 3 Capella guestrooms ranging in size from 900 – 1,100 square feet
  • 2 one-bedroom 1,150 square feet Penthouse Suites

Guestroom amenities include:

  • Private plunge pool and spacious terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • A central computer system with controls for all of the room’s functions (lights, television, etc.) at bedside
  • LCD televisions with International cable programs
  • Wireless internet access
  • Pratesi linens
  • Superior bath amenities
  • Refreshment center with complimentary water and soft drinks
  • Complimentary coffee service in room


Guests at Capella Ixtapa have the choice of dining in a variety of very distinct environments.

Capella Ixtapa’s fine dining room, A Mares, opens nightly for dinner and is the only air conditioned restaurant in the region. Located in the heart of the resort, the restaurant features the best of modern Mexican cuisine from a variety of regions in Mexico.

The casual Las Rocas serves breakfast, lunch and international and Mexican specialties throughout the day. Las Rocas Seafood Market, a dramatic, alfresco cliffside grill suspended over the shoreline is sure to be a favorite dinner spot among Capella Ixtapa’s guests. This rustic seafood restaurant creates a true sense of place and cultural ambiance with local artisan pottery, floor candles and a fire pit. The grill serves the bounty from the surrounding waters, cooked on the spot, with local fisherman’s catch of the day handwritten on a chalkboard. Guests have truly customized dishes, deciding on the cooking method and sauce used to grill their preferred fish.

Tapas and botanas are served at the resort’s Terrace Bar, tiered in three levels and offering breathtaking sunset views over the Pacific Ocean. The Terrace Bar offers live music, a variety of small plates, a Pacific Kitchen featuring the culinary art of ceviche, sushi and sashimi, a full service bar and one of the largest selections of single barrel and Anejo tequilas.

Guests may also choose to dine in the privacy of their own private terrace through the resort’s 24-hour room service, or arrange for a special romantic dinner experience at a unique location on the hotel’s grounds.


The Spa at Capella Ixtapa is the region’s only spa, wellness and fitness facility, featuring 6,000-square-feet of interior space overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In addition, peaceful, exotic outside treatment environments provide the ultimate in pampering and rejuvenation. Each guest is treated to a traditional foot cleanse after being escorted to one of six indoor treatment rooms or the outdoor massage area. In addition to a wide selection of beauty treatments, massages and therapies, a yoga and Pilates deck and fitness area is located at the top of the resort, providing spectacular Pacific Ocean views.


Between the resort and the attractions of Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo, Capella Ixtapa’s guests will find endless opportunities for diversion, including:

  • Private beach access
  • Fresh and saltwater pools
  • Easy access and preferred pricing for snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, four-wheeling, horseback riding, bird watching and other eco-sports
  • Access to a 9.2 km jogging / biking trail
  • Access to Ixtapa’s two world-class, 18-hole championship golf courses
  • Deep Sea fishing
  • Marina Ixtapa yacht charter
  • Tours of tropical fruit plantations
  • Colorful village shops and restaurants


From the moment they arrive, guests will feel enveloped in luxury and care, as if they have been warmly welcomed to the estate of a close friend. The Capella experience transcends that of the most luxurious hotel available today, with an array of well-thought-out amenities and intuitive services that include:

  • Signature Capella Personal Assistants - a group of hand-picked professionals on-call to create a personalized experience and resort stay
  • Weekly Manager’s reception
  • Airport greeting and transfers to and from the resort may be pre-arranged
  • Luxurious in-room amenities
  • Preferred pricing for regional ecotourism travel and adventure sports travel
  • Bicycles to use at the resort and surrounding areas


The natural beaches and azure ocean views of Capella Ixtapa create the perfect environment to celebrate with an intimate ceremony or reception held cliff side or on the hotel’s private cove beach. Capella Ixtapa is an ideal resort for destination weddings or vow renewals and can accommodate events up to 20 guests. Two onsite restaurants complement the natural beauty of Capella Ixtapa’s surroundings and boast delicious local fare while bringing Mexican panache to any celebration. The resort’s secluded and exclusive location provides the perfect honeymoon hideaway for couples looking for a romantic escape.


Capella Ixtapa is approximately 152 miles northwest of Acapulco. The resort is within a 25-minute drive of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport, which is served by direct flights from major U.S. cities and Canada and various daily flights from Mexico City.


Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo boasts an ideal semi-tropical climate with temperatures oscillating between 82 and 90°F.


Julian Smaldoni


Enrique Muller and Santiago Aspe


Capella is a new, elite concept in hotel and resort accommodations, and service is designed to exceed the highest expectations as defined by today’s most discerning business and leisure guests. The Capella Hotels and Resorts brand was launched by The West Paces Hotel Group LLC, which was founded by Horst Schulze. Mr. Schulze is the celebrated founder of the modern-day incarnation of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and served as its president and chief operating officer. His top management team at Ritz-Carlton has joined him at Capella, insuring the new brand’s stewardship by one of the most seasoned and visionary groups of hoteliers in the industry’s history.

Melissa Pogue / Nick Valente
Middleton & Gendron, Inc.
(212) 284-9937 / (212) 284-9942
[email protected] / [email protected]

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