Welcome to the Las Brisas Ixtapa! This unique resort is built into the side of a mountain facing the Pacific Ocean, and EVERY room has amazing sunset views over the water. Ixtapa is located on the West coast of Mexico, and is beach town gem. As you walk on the soft sand of the resort's private beach, surrounded by the lush forest that almost engulfs the area, you think to yourself, "they will have to drag me out of here." When I arrived at the hotel, I remember looking at the ocean from the lobby, and instantly regretting not adding the extra day I was debating. The view, the atmosphere and the people, this hotel will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Also, the hotel is very affordable. I did a search for the first week in February 2019, and the base rate was $108! To get unobstructed ocean views from your own private terrace for $108, that is a steal.
Like I said, every room has it's own private terrace and ocean view. My wife and I didn't pay up at all, and the view was breath taking. Not only that, all rooms have hammocks you can swing in while you watch the waves roll onto the beach. We have a hammock at home just because of our stay here. The resort has 7 room options, so there's plenty of options if you're interested in increasing the size and amenities.
The rooms start with the Grand Deluxe room. The 2 double beds make it a perfect option for families, and since it's really spacious (at 542 sq ft), you won't be tripping over each other.
The Junior Suites are phenomenal! It's 1,172 sq ft, that's huge! The room has a king bed and a separate living area. The kicker is that the room has a jacuzzi on the terrace.
The Viceroy and Emperor suites are 2 bedroom suites, which would be great for families that want more space. The kids will love the private pool that the suites offers.
I think the main attraction for the Las Brisas in Ixtapa is the private beach in a large Cove. You can relax in a chair under the shade of an umbrella, while enjoying a cold beer. It was the perfect way to spend the day. If you don't want to swim in the ocean, you could enjoy one of the hotels four swimming pools. My favorite pool had a water feature which poured water down on you, kind of like going under a little waterfall. The hotel also has tennis courts, and two golf courses within a five minute drive from the hotel. Aside from this, you can also rent a bike from the hotel, and explore one of the guided tours, which is nice if you're uncomfortable with just going off on your own. Within a 15 minute drive the City center has a lot of nice little shops.
The hotel has a few options for on-property dining. If you're in the mood for some Italian go to the Portofino restaurant, which we thought was outstanding. They serve classics like risotto, ravioli, lasagna and if you want something a little heartier they have a filet with tagliatella. I thought the ambiance was just as fantastic as the food.
The La Brisa II Restaurant is special. This adult only restaurant has views of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean as you dine on International Cuisine. If you're looking for a nice romantic place to have dinner, this is it, as it allows you to eat under the stars while you're surrounded by lanterns.
I love the feel of the El Mexicano restaurant. The exposed beams and airy atmosphere really brings you in. This restaurant is a little bit more dressed up and serves traditional Mexican Cuisine.
The Bella Vista serves both International and local cuisine. Again, this restaurant takes advantage of the resorts location and offers a view of the Bay.
Whether you're looking for an escape or trying to find that next big adventure with your family, there's a good chance you'll find that something here. Whether listening to the rolling waves, or hiking the rolling hills, you can just roll with where life takes you here.
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All photos courtesy of Las Brisas Resorts