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By Beth Doane, Features Editor


Mexico has hundreds of picturesque resorts, but Capella Ixtapa is something truly special. We fell in love with the intermingling of modern and traditional Mexican touches that can be found throughout the property like handmade clay, stone meeting sleek marble, and polished hardwoods. This method of construction, which honors the vast local heritage in a cosmopolitan way, has become a Capella Resort trademark.COCO-ECO-RETREAT-CAPELLA-IXTAPA

The hotel itself consists of 59 suites that face the ocean with expansive terraces. The suites feature a beautiful grand master bedroom, spacious living area, a private terrace, and infinity edge plunge pools. Capella Ixtapa is also eco-friendly, minimizing water consumption, recycling, and using the finest fresh locally sourced ingredients in their restaurants. The chef at Capella purchases sustainable food from surrounding markets and is eager to share what is in season and packed with maximum flavor.


At Capella, you can enjoy the exotic beauty of Mexico from the privacy of your room, or chose to travel into the charming cities of Zihuatenejo or Ixtapa which are both less than 20 minutes away. We also loved that Capella loans bikes and we explored the paved bike trail that winds through a tropical forest, where you can see a wide range of wildlife and pass by an idyllic harbor. Paradise.