Las Brisas Ixtapa

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As development has raced ahead on the Riviera Maya, the Pacific coast resort of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo – initially conceived in the 1970s – remains a more authentically Mexican alternative.

Regular flights connect Mexico City with Zihuatanejo.

Striking Las Brisas enjoys a privileged setting, perched on a lush, tropical hillside overlooking an alluring crescent of white sand. Its unusual design - one of the most famous works of Mexican architect Ricardo Lagoretta in 1981 - affords every one of its 400 or so guest rooms ocean views as well as a private terrace.

The hotel’s intriguing layout belies the fact it has 18 floors, with the lobby and sunset bar on the top level. Although it may feel curiously retro in today’s era of ultra-modern glass frontages, the simplicity of the hotel’s presentation in many ways lends it Mexican appeal, with tiled floors and unfussy décor.

Facilities include a choice of restaurants, two of which have views of the bay, tennis courts and several swimming pools.

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What our clients say

  • Be prepared for an experience that is not first world but unique and unforgetable. Coping with the creepy crawlies, extremely high humidity and heat was bound to be a challenge…

    JT, Glossop
  • Highlight: Cartagena: as romantic a destination as I had hoped.

    DG, Sheffield
  • Too many highlights to mention - almost every day. Unexpected highlight was the 3 Lakes crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche in beautiful weather.

    JM, London
  • The absolute tops !! He knew when to lead, when to leave clients to their own devices, always gave sound recommendations,worked extremely hard and was always completely reliable. On any…

    MW, Southminster
  • Colca canyon really exceeded expectations and we hadn't been aware of this destination prior to arranging the trip.

    JA, Staines-upon-thames
  • The beauty of nature, particularly the Torres glowing at sunrise and the vastness of the Perito Moreno glacier. The views from the planes were also fantastic!

    TW, York
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Our Expert's Opinion

Las Brisas is a comfortable and affordable choice to flop and enjoy the Pacific breeze and ocean view from the hammock on your terrace after a busy time exploring Mexico’s interior.

Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.


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