Posted by Katie on February 21, 2000 at 09:36:09:
We just returned from Ixtapa. It was great. This was our second trip and we just had fun walking the beach and sitting in the sun. We stayed at La Pacifica with a RCI exchange on our condo. We had a great view and the people who work there are very professional and accomodating.
We ate at El Faro, beautiful view, but a little spendy. Becofino at the Marina, good food, fun to be on the water. JJ's, good food also. La Valentina was great. We also like Puerto Mio in Zihuantinao, it is a very romantic, intimate place with good food, also the best gin and tonic I had the whole week!!!!
We also did not like the fact that people try and "reserve" a place on the beach or the pool by leaving a towel or a chair turned over. Most of the time they just wanted the space for a few hours. It really makes a hotel look empty when you see no one sitting around, just towels laying around. Maybe the hotels need to set a policy that there will be no more "reservations" on the beach. Could make for more fun for everyone.
The constant harrasement from the people selling timeshares was at times overwhelming, especially at the Doubletree.
Took a taxi to Troncones, we paid about $60.00 round trip, had lunch at El Burro Borracho, great shrimp quessadias.
We love Ixtapa and plan many more trips, it really is a relaxing place to stay.