Global Discovery Vacations: Returning to the Sands of Ixtapa, Mexico

Member Chris S. and her family enjoyed Pacifica Resort Ixtapa so much the first time that they had to come back for more seafood and snorkeling! She has plenty of good recommendations for us in this week’s Global Discovery Vacations Member Monday.

Where would you recommend a fellow member to go to…
Eat

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We eat one to two meals in the condo, making the cost of food very affordable. We tried various restaurants in Ixtapa and Zihwa and were never disappointed. The fresh fruits, fish and shrimp were my favorites.

 

Shop
Zihwa has a couple markets to shop. The people are very nice and don’t chase you down to buy something.

Have fun/attractions
Ixtapa Island was our favorite day trip. We found three unique beaches, from coral with snorkeling to white sand with calm waves. Each day was consistently in the upper 80s with a calm breeze.

What was your favorite…
Resort/Condo Amenity:
The Pacifica Resort Ixtapa is amazing. The resort is built into the side of a large hill. There is a tram that can take you to the top of the resort and the views are spectacular. Housekeeping was A+.

Why did you choose this destination? Were you traveling for a special occasion?
This was our second trip. We knew what to expect and were not disappointed.

What was your favorite memory of your vacation?
Too hard to chose so I have two: Watching the excitement of our son snorkeling for the first time. He loved it so much that we went three times!

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Member Chris S.’s son on his first snorkeling trip in Ixtapa, Mexico.

Also, watching the Green Bay packers beat the Dallas Cowboys at the sports bar at the resort! It was not only a nail biter but allowed us to meet many Packer fans.

Any tips for a traveler going to this resort or destination? Anything you think they should bring?
Our family consists of my husband, five-year-old son and myself. The cartoons are in Spanish and our room did not have a DVD player. Unfortunately the resort did not have one for our room but I was able to purchase a new one for less than $20 USD. Watching a couple movies we brought gave our son some downtime from all the fun of the beaches and pools.

About you

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How long have you been a Global Discovery Vacations member?
Since 2010.

Why did you join the club?
Affordable, makes us committed to family vacations.

How many trips have you taken using your membership?
Six.

Why do you think traveling is important?
To spend quality time as a family and decompress from work stress.

Photos courtesy of member Chris S.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.