Located beachfront on Playa El Palmar in the heart of Ixtapa, one of Mexico’s lesser known tourist gems, sits the all-inclusive Barceló Ixtapa. This resort is ideal for those looking for a family vacation, romantic honeymoon or a once-in-a-lifetime destination wedding. The resort offers 398 spacious & comfortable rooms, five restaurants including Italian and Japanese à-la-carte dining, five bars, four pools including an adults-only pool, revitalizing treatments at U-Spa, and daily entertainment. For those seeking a more elevated experience, our Premium Level accommodations offer our best views, unlimited access to our specialty restaurants, private check-in, personalized concierge service and much more. Whether by day or night, you are perfectly located to the shopping, golfing, discos and entertainment that Ixtapa has to offer. Guests are just minutes away from the quaint fishing village of Zihuatanejo with its wonderful fishing, sailing and breathtaking beaches. Live up to more at Barceló Ixtapa.


Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico - Internation : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1983
Last Renovation: 2013
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 12
Total rooms: 398


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a Spring Break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel. 
Every 3 nights 1 specialty dinner.
Premium level category includes specialty dinner throughout your stay.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 7111 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disappointing 4 Star

    The food in the buffet was the worst I have ever had at an all inclusive any where in the world. You had to get up at 5:00 am to save a pool chair. Music was SO VERY loud till 1:00 am you could not sleep.. Will not return

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ixtapa for my birthday.

    This hotel has a perfect location. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The Barcelo is the only place I would stay in Ixtapa. There were shows every evening and pool activities during the day. The Italian a la carte was delicious.

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Barcelo Ixtapa / Paradise Found

    My mom and I recently returned from an amazing stay at Barcelo Ixtapa! My second visit. My mom’s first. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Barcelo Ixtapa. From the moment we arrived, until the moment we departed, we were pampered and well cared for. Customer service throughout Barcelo Ixtapa is phenomenal! Barcelo Ixtapa’s staff always went above and beyond! Our premium level oceanview room had beautiful views of the ocean and beach. Listening to the waves crash on the shore nightly lulled us to sleep. Sunsets are absolutely breathtaking! Food at the buffets and specialty restaurants were super delicious. Sweet and spicy tamarindo margaritas were our favorite! We enjoyed early morning walks on beautiful Palmar Beach listening to the waves crash on shore while seagulls and pelicans soared above. We also enjoyed playing beach volleyball in the afternoons with Barcelo’s entertainment team and fellow guests. We couldn’t wait for Barcelo Ixtapa’s evening shows and entertainment. Barcelo Ixtapa’s band, singers, and dancers are phenomenal! Another memorable, exceptional stay at Barcelo Ixtapa! My mom and I are already planning our 2024 Barcelo Ixtapa vacation :)

    Jan 26, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    WJ Vacation to Ixtapa a great deal

    We booked with WJ vacations for superior room facing ocean (not premium club - only use if planning to use a la carte restaurants a LOT) all inclusive. We also paid extra for private transport to hotel and back to airport - very worth it! This is our second time there! The rooms are nice, well cleaned, two beds are a ‘supersized’ double as has length but not width (not queen), bar fridge stocked (water, pepsi, beer, juice, peanuts and chips) view is spectacular, TV has HBO and some spirts channels plus CNN in English. The buffets have enough of a variety of food that you will not starve plus a chef on grill to get your eggs done perfectly or other meats / fish. There is entertainment most nights which is fantastic. The performers are obviously trained in ballet, gymnastics, dance and well rehearsed. Some shows are a dinner show starting at 7 pm with show at 9 pm. It’s a good variety of themed entertainment. The grounds / pool area are well manicured as well as many eating areas. We went to seafood a la carte on our first visit in 2020 but my husband was still hungry after (small portions but good, well presented). The pool is clean. It us too loud by the bar area but we stayed by the restaurant la papala at the pool area which lessened the noise. (Closer to get to lunch and bathrooms). One annoying thing is people putting their towels on the chairs and not using them all day. There has to be a better system to reserve a lounge chair at pool! We went out before 7 am to plunk a towel down with chair clips (to help identify our towel) plus an old book to secure our seats in a few hrs. You can use the concierge to book trip to Ixtapa Island (snorkeling there), plus release of turtles which was a great excursion and highly recommend both. When you get to playa linda to catch ferry shuttle to ixtapa, go see the crocodiles in netted area! On our first time there, we went to ixtapa on our own accord with friends who had done this many times - booked a taxi to / from playa linda and paid for ferry shuttle but why when their packages for this trip are cheaper! There are bar restaurants on island to get meals, snacks and or drinks. Our package included a drink and lunch. We would go again!

    Jan 25, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    my ixtapa barcelo vacay

    this is a great resort to spend your vacation the night shows are amazing of course the mexican night was wonderful, the dancers are top performers not to mention the singers wow their voices are out of this world by the way one of them came down from the stage and sang to me and my wife a beautiful song (como han pasado los anos) i appreciate this with all my heart the night club is superb, great music, good drinks and great dancing the food is excellent and the gourmet restaurants are fantastic lucio at the snack restaurante is a great server amazing service francisco at the pool bar is a great great server and in general the whole staff is fantastic

    Jan 24, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319