Posted by Debbie on March 24, 2001 at 19:59:13:
In Reply to: Trip Report - Qualton Club posted by Sue Schwenn on March 24, 2001 at 18:47:30:
Great report! We also just returned, so were there at the same time as you. We also were a little worried about the Qualton due to some previous postings, but we were VERY happy with our choice. Like you, we also spent a fair amount of time relaxing, but also participated in many of the activities offered at the resort (this is the reason we chose the Qualton). We kayaked to Ixtapa Island twice, and had a great time. The snorkeling was fantastic the second time (clearer water than earlier in the week). We saw some good sized rays, gar, big angel fish, and many other colorful specimens. We also took the bike tour one morning, and on another day the very informative and interesting ecological tour. This gave us an opportunity to learn about the resort's participation in a program to protect sea turtles. We actually got to hold a baby sea turtle and a baby crocodile! We also participated in the water aerobics and step aerobics classes on numerous days, as well as the handcrafts and dance classes. ALL of these activities were included at NO extra charge! The Qualton is located adjacent to a nature preserve and the end of a bike trail that runs from Qualton (Playa Linda) to Zihuanteno. It was a very nice path for biking and walking, with many interesting trees and birds. The staff & service at the resort were excellent - everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was good and we especially appreciated the fact that we could make healthy choices at every meal. For breakfast - several varieties of yogurt, fresh fruits, cereals; lunch - an amazing amount of cold salads and veggie choices; dinner - plenty of salads, veggies & fish. Of course there were lots of other options including made-to-order omelets, fajitas, several meats, and fabulous desserts. We took the bus to Ixtapa twice and to Zihua once (about 50 cents per person one way). We ate and did some mini-golf in Ixtapa. Zihua was fairly large and the food market was incredible. However we decided we preferred to just relax at the resort, stroll the beach and enjoy all that the Qualton had to offer. If you enjoy plush highrises, this isn't the place - but if you like a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere this might be the place for you. I'm sorry to be back in Wisconsin with temperatures in the 20's!