Barcelo Ixtapa Resort

Ixtapa, Mexico
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Barcelo Ixtapa is a solid 4 star property that is within walking distance to the local shopping area. Most rooms here have ocean views and rooms with double beds have a balcony, rooms with king beds have NO balcony. Lots of activities by the pool. The Barcelo Ixtapa is a good resort for couples and families.

Barcelo Ixtapa Resort

Enjoy well-known Barcelo quality along with warm, welcoming service at this grand, handsomely-furnished all-inclusive. It's located on a long stretch of Palmar beach, perfect for long walks. The wide range of facilities and amenities make the Barcelo Ixtapa a hit with families. The striking lobby features a towering atrium that runs the height of the building, an inviting place to sip a drink and people-watch.
Location: On El Palmar Beach, 10 minute drive to Zihuatanejo, few minutes walk from restaurants, nightclubs and shopping, 20 minutes from the airport.

Barcelo Ixtapa Resort Reviews

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    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

    Just Excellent!

    Second time in the year visiting Ixtapa, this time not even close to last time at Brisas (for more info visit my posts). First of all Check in at 1 pm, great view to the beach from the room (highly... Read Full Review

    2015-08-12 - Reviewed By : ElOzkr A -
    Great value

    My wife and I have stayed at the Barcelo twice and have really enjoyed our stay. The hotel itself may be closer to a 3 star resort, but the staff and location more than make up for some of the issues... Read Full Review

    2015-07-26 - Reviewed By : Doug C -
    Great vacations

    Good night, days ago i visited the hotel, I had a great time with them, the hotel i give five stars, its an excellent hotel, as entertainment and gym, very good service, but i'd like if i could... Read Full Review

    2015-07-26 - Reviewed By : Jesy M -
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    Star Rating Rating: 4.0 - 7 reviews

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Have traveled to Mexico numerous times. The entire trip from booking to arriving and back was one of the better ones. We highly recommend the Barcelo' for its friendly staff, excellent services and above all is VERY CLEAN!! Food is good and recommend you also go for the a la cart restaurants. Ixtapa itself is very beautiful place and very safe. The beach is also beautiful but due to the ocean waves not as conducive for leisure swimmers. We'll go back! April, 2011 Taso, Calgary
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    Reviewer: reviewer2944
    Date: Apr. 06, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We very much enjoyed our trip to Ixtapa. The Barcelo was an excellent hotel to stay at. The room was nice and everything worked great . Nice choice of food. Right across the street was a bank , store and all kinds of shops and restaurants. We would not hesitate to stay again." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer2496
    Date: Jul. 21, 2010

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Our stay at the Barcelo Ixtapa can be easily summed up with 1 word: GREAT!!
    Love the beach there, love the area, and love the hotel. The food was wonderful, and the shows were entertaining. Wonderful vacation spot.
    I give it a 4 out of 5, and only because there aren't as many restaurants as some hotels have." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer8447
    Date: Jul. 12, 2010

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Servers are on a frequent rotation basis. It is very hard to maintain a server / guest relationship as the servers move from one restaurant to another. The ratio of server to number of guests is not very good as I feel there are not enough employees to serve the number of guests. You are always looking for a server to help / assist you or you can't find one at all. Kids love the hotel, but as an adult, don't expect too much in terms of service even if you tip the servers thru out the stay. If you have a child under 7 yrs old, you cannot eat in the a la carte restaurant "Don Quixote" as a family. Hotel location for public transportation, shopping and proximity to the city is excellent. Daily evening shows were good." [...]
    Reviewer: Anonymous [via]
    Date: Jul. 22, 2008

    Rating: Star Rating
    "The staff at this hotel are absolutey wonderful. We did not encounter any problems whatsoever, they seemed very eager to please and were not expecting to be tipped all the time. A nice touch is the bar service around the pools, they come and take your drink orders and deliver back to you. Found the food to be fairly good, it can get repetative but always a good selection to choose from. The hotel rooms are a little dated, mainly because they have painted all the wood furniture, but they come equipped with everything you need. Do take your own shampoo and conditioner etc, as the ones supplied are not up to snuff. The location of this hotel is excellent too. All the shopping across the street. We paid 5 dollars to take a cab to Zee, but wished we had rented a car to see more of the area." [...]
    Reviewer: Anonymous [via]
    Date: Dec. 21, 2007

    Rating: Star Rating
    "The Barcelo Premium Ixtapa Beach was a fabulous place for a week-long getaway. Our stay was from November 25-December 2, 2007. Our room was clean and comfortable, and for the amount of time we spent in the room, it was more than adequate. The grounds were beautifully kept and spotlessly clean. The pools were great, always a comfy lounger to be had, and waiters bring you drinks. What sets this place apart from the other 4-stars is the service. ABSOLUTELY EXCEPTIONAL! The best I've had in an all-inclusive yet. I cannot say enough positive things about it. We were truly amazed. The staff were helpful, friendly, outgoing, and eager to make our stay as pleasant as possible. I would definitely stay here again, and highly recommend it. Lots to do for couples, for families, and for kids. The only thing I would improve is the size of the hot food buffet in the atrium restaurant so that more selection is available. The food was really good, and the buffet at the La Palapa restaurant was plentiful and varied. Try the tortilla soup at the Caracol by the pool!" [...]
    Reviewer: Anonymous [via]
    Date: Dec. 10, 2007

    Rating: Star Rating
    "The staff at the Barcelo were excelent, the rooms and the food was good, for all inclusive. a great place to stay! our party of four will definetly go back there!" [...]
    Reviewer: Anonymous [via]
    Date: Nov. 27, 2007

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Hotel Amenities


  • 336 rooms in one 12-storey building
  • 1 buffet restaurants
  • 2 a la carte restaurant (Spanish, International), dress code & reservations required
  • 1 BBQ/grill
  • Snack bar
  • 3 bars
  • Disco
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • 18-hole Palma Real Golf Course across the street


Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satelite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4, no more than 3 adults

All Inclusive Features

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 1 a la carte dinner
  • Unlimited Domestic beer & drinks, House wine included
  • In-room mini-bar stocked w/beer, soft drinks & water
  • Water aerobics
  • Pool games
  • Daytime tennis (reservations required)
  • Volleyball
  • Gym (reservations required)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Sanca Bar/nightclub, drinks included 9pm-1am

Kids Deals

Kids Deals - Kids 2-12 years pay special All-Inclusive rate (max. 2), not applicable to Junior Suite.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kid's Club. Babysitting service available (fee).


Golf Bonus - Recieve 20% discount on green fees at the Palma Real Golf Course.

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (if available at check-in), a bottle of Domestic champagne, fruit basket, and unlimited use of tennis courts and gym. Valid within 30 days of wedding. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate.

Wedding Packages - Are available. Please inquire for pricing.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Extra Info

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

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