Hugging the white sands of Zihuatanejo Bay's serene Playa La Ropa, The Tides Zihuatanejo, formerly Hotel Villa Del Sol, is a romantic hideaway reclining along one of Mexico's most beautiful beaches. Admired for its "laid-back atmosphere and polished rooms" by Travel + Leisure magazine, the resort's terracotta-tiled villas and thatched palapa cabanas merge with the green sea of rustling coconut palms, tropical gardens and gentle waterfalls that enfold it.
The hotel's 35 rooms and 35 suites reside in handsome adobe-inspired villas amidst luxuriant tropical gardens. No two accommodations are alike - twisted tree trunks hold aloft a tile roof in one instance, a private terrace is framed by the fringe of its palm-thatched roof in another. All rooms at this luxurious Zihuatanejo resort feature a private terrace or balcony and garden- or bay-views, while suites include an intimate, outdoor infinity-pool.
The Tides Zihuatanejo's two gourmet restaurants will captivate your senses with authentic local and European cuisine. La Villa Restaurant's refined candlelit atmosphere features excellent Pacific-Mexican cuisine made with choice local ingredients and only the freshest seafood. La Marea serves superb Mediterranean and Mexican fare for lunch and dinner in the convivial atmosphere of a real cantina (a lively Mexican watering hole). Its long, winding bar entices guests to sample delicious snacks and botanas in addition to an array of wicked tropical potions. The friendly sanctuary of Coral Bar serves superior margaritas, menacing martinis and the bartender's own secret concoctions.
Six hundred feet of private beach stretch along the azure waters of the resort's splendid Pacific coastline, strewn with teak lounge chairs and exclusive palapas. Guests may luxuriate in four swimming pools, including a 60-foot lap pool and a fantastic infinity pool poised at water's edge - as if spilling directly into the sea. An intimate spa features a beachfront massage palapa, three treatment rooms and a fitness center. Area activities are abundant and include tennis, golf, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, wind-surfing, deepsea fishing and water-skiing.