Trip report / Barcelo

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Posted by Lollie from ( on sábado, febrero 22, 2003 at 11:36:42 :

Just returned from 10 days of the most perfect weather one could hope for.
Stayed at the Barcelo. Room was small with very small balcony, just enough room for two small chairs and a small table.
If you are not going all inclusive, I suggest you stay elsewhere. The Barcelo service is built around servicing the all inclusive guest who go there for very obvious reasons.
Ate at Kau Kan, Villa De Selva, El Faro, Elvira, Port De Mare, as well as two restaurants at the Marina and others in Z. The best food and service were at the first three mentioned restaurants. Others were good as well. Be sure to get some coconut ice cream at Bings either in Ixtapa or Z.
No problems from arrival at airport to return to airport. Taxi drivers are very friendly and the fares to where ever you want to go to are as stated.
If you stay at Barcelo, plan on getting up very early if you want a good spot at the pool. Chairs and umbrellas can be "reserved" with a piece of paper, a shoe, an empty cup, or any other article that you wish to leave on the chair, even before you go to sleep at night. Most of the chairs are taken before the towel guy opens up at 7 A.M.
The weather was perfect. The beach (sand) and the ocean were very clean and the waves were just perfect. Spent a lot of time in ocean.
Ixtapa and Z. are a perfect place to spend some vacation time.
Choose your hotel carefully.

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