Away from the bustle of Palmar Beach’s strip of beachfront hotels, Las Brisas Ixtapa is perched above a secluded cove with a nice stretch of sand. Although the architectural style is quite dated, the resort’s stadium-like layout allows all rooms to have outstanding ocean and sunset views from spacious terraces that all get plenty of sun throughout the day; all have hammocks and some even have private plunge pools. High dividers between the terraces allow for ample privacy, too. The steep slope down to the beach and the abundance of stairs throughout the grounds aren’t ideal for less mobile guests, there aren’t any off-site shops and restaurants within walking distance, there’s no swim-up bar, the swimming pools are all small (although there are four of them), and some guests say the beds are too firm; but the resort offers a quiet beach with a hidden feel, a kids club, high quality rooms for the price (the terraces are a major highlight; this factor helps the Overall Beach Resort Rating), and a friendly staff that gets a very high percentage of positive reviews (especially for the price range). With a +6 TripValue, the all-inclusive resort is one of Mexico’s best bargains. Various room types are available, ranging from standard hotel rooms to three-bedroom suites. On-site water sports are lacking; but activities include tennis (four courts), a seasonal baby sea turtle release program, nature walks, and bicycle tours. There’s a fairly good golf course just next door as well. Downtown Zihuatanejo is about 10 miles away, but the closest shopping and dining area (by Palmar Beach) is just a few minutes away by taxi.
On-site COVID-19 testing is available.