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Barcel Istapa - tips?

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Barcel Istapa - tips?

I'm going to Barcelo Ixtapa for a week leaving next week.

We have a superior oceanfront room booked. I've read a lot of tripadvisor reviews on the property, but wonder if someone has some tips on things not usually mentioned, such as nice areas to walk to, interesting shops in the area, retaurants that are good with a nice view around the area.

We are already planning on going to Ixtapa Island, a couple of days on La Ropa, and some time at Los Gatos beach and massages on the beach.

Any other cool things to do?

Also, can you reserve the a la cartes all at once or do you have to go the day of?

Does anyone know the email address for a room request?


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1. Re: Barcel Istapa - tips?

Barceló Ixtapa Beach

Address: Boulevard Ixtapa, s/n | 40880 Ixtapa, Guerrero

Telephone number: +52 755 5552000

Fax: +52 755 5530198

Email: ixtapa@barcelo.com

And here is a "tip".


Have a Great Time!!!


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2. Re: Barcel Istapa - tips?

The a la cartes need to be booked day of. Pants required at one of them(I brought none and got refused). There is a great on site photographer that will spend an hour with you around the property and on the beach. One free photo or reasonable packages. The Barcelo mexican fiesta on Wednesday is not to be missed. Live piano some evenings. Active daytime pool bar / volleyball. Real palapas and not white tents.

Only tip is to get off the resort and out and about as much as possible(or not....it is a nice little property)


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3. Re: Barcel Istapa - tips?

Thanks for the "tips".

We want to get off the property as much as possible to experience the surronding areas.

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4. Re: Barcel Istapa - tips?

One more tip, don't bet on the Cowboys!

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5. Re: Barcel Istapa - tips?

If you want a nice view in Zihua, take a cab to the Catalina Hotel, go at sunset to the Sunset Bar overlooking the bay. Then walk down the beach for a dinner with feet in the sand (Elvira's or Paty's). This is one of our favorite evenings.

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