Zihuatanejo + The Guerrero Coast

Hotels in Zihuatanejo + The Guerrero Coast

The Capella family of hotels and resorts is best known for its impeccable taste and personalized guest experiences. Capella Ixtapa transports these signature services to Mexico’s western coast, a region known for its dramatic Pacific coastline and rich artistic and musical culture.

Formerly Tides Zihuatanejo.

Recently reopened palm-shrouded villas and palapas on a quiet beach.

The nine palapa-style bungalows have ocean views, rocking chairs, and enormous rain-forest showerheads in the bathrooms. The qigong classes in the oceanfront pavilion are a big draw, as are the Thai massages by the water and plantain-crusted mahimahi at the restaurant.

This isn’t your typical Mexican beach resort. For one thing, it’s tiny: just five rooms (30 more are planned) in thatched casitas designed to maximize sea breezes from the 1.2-km beach.

Pure romance of the white-wine-at-sunset and walk-on-the-beach variety is the allure at this 25-suite hideaway above La Ropa Beach. All rooms have a cool Mexican contemporary vibe, ample ocean views, and private terraces (televisions are notably absent); 11 have private plunge pools.

The brand has slipped out of its swinging ‘70s threads into something a little more family-friendly. Guests can practice yoga in a beachside palapa, lounge on a daybed next to the pool, sail, snorkel, or sea-kayak in the Pacific.

Built into a hillside on a private cove and refreshed to the tune of $20 million in 2007, this seaside oasis lies just south—and yet worlds apart—from Ixtapa’s strip of high-rise hotels, but it’s still just a 10-minute taxi ride from either the nightlife and restaurants of Ixtapa or old Zihuatane

During the late 19th century, Mazatlán was a playground for well-traveled artists and aristocrats. Today their Neoclassical mansions are being transformed into stylish cafés, galleries, and hotels.

Just a two-minute walk from Zihuatanejo Bay’s secluded palm-fringed beach, this seven-villa property designed by local architect Enrique Mueller is down-to-earth elegant and almost half the price of its neighbor The Tides.

With its open-air rooms and flashy décor, Betsey Johnson’s rough-around-the-edges rental villa isn’t for everyone—but it’s perfect if you like the idea of stepping into a Frida Kahlo–meets–Carmen Miranda world.

This 247-room all-inclusive is a great option for family travelers.

Old Town's first seaside boutique hotel was built by Conchita Valades de Boccard in 2007 on the site of a 1940's nightclub frequented by John Wayne and Ernest Hamingway.