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Charming private hotel with a proud history on Mexico’s Gold Coast
A proud pioneer of tourism in Zihuatanejo -- and, over the years, host to guests from Italy's King Umberto II to Mick Jagger -- the Catalina Beach Resort hasn't lost its touch in providing guests with a comfortable, personal stay. The hotel is situated among lush tropical gardens on a hill overlooking the white sand beaches and Pacific waters of Zihuatanejo Bay at Playa la Ropa. Catalina Beach Resort suites and bungalows benefit from sea breezes and the gentle sound of waves touching the shore.
Freshwater infinity pool with swim-up bar
On-site Linda Vista Restaurant
Room options at the Catalina Beach Resort range from small casitas to the honeymoon suite bungalow. All accommodations include terraces with two chaise lounges, hammock and sitting area overlooking the bay. Charming casitas are close to the beach and pool, include a refrigerator and are cooled by ocean breezes and ceiling fans. Larger suites and bungalows include air conditioning, refrigerators, cable TV and, like all rooms at Catalina Beach Resort, highlight the fantastic Pacific views that keep guests coming back to this region year after year.
The Catalina Beach Resort concierge arranges outings and activities such as kayaking, surfing, sailing and massage therapies, though many guests find that lounging under a beach palapa with a drink is the best way to spend a Zihua afternoon. The freshwater infinity pool sits on the bottom of the hill, overlooking the sandy white beach and the picturesque Bay of Zihuatanejo. Swim up to the Palapa Pool Bar for a refreshing cocktail.
To recharge after a day of napping and watching the waves roll in, visit the Catalina Beach Resort Linda Vista restaurant, where the aroma of Huele de Noche bushes wafts through the al fresco dining area. Selections include Mexican chilaquiles for breakfast, and steaks and fresh seafood for dinner. Room service is available. The hotel's Panoramic Sunset Bar is popular with both guests and locals.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (5.8 mi/9.4 km)
Mexican Federal Highway 200 (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Zihuatanejo bus station (Central de Autobuses Estrella Blanca) (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Playa las Gatas (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
La Costa Grande Archaeological Museum (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
Campo de Golf Ixtapa (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
Delfiniti Ixtapa dolphinarium (4.5 mi/7.3 km)
Marina Ixtapa Golf Club (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
Isla Ixtapa (7.8 mi/12.6 km)
Meeting and event space available
Hotel Catalina Beach Resort Rooms
A slightly smaller room than the Standard Casita, The room is located close to the beach and swimming pool. The room has 1 single and 1 double size bed , ocean breeze-and fan cooled (Not Air-Conditioned),small fridge, a porch with a hammock, and two chaise-lounges.
Room with one singel and one double zie bed or two double size beds or one king-size bed, breeze-and fan cooled (not Air-Conditioned, No T.V ), telephone, refrigerator. Closest room to the beach with a private terrace and great ocean view.
Rooms with Mexican style decoration, large terrace with the best ocean view, partly roofed and partly for sunbathing, two queen-size bed or one king-size bed, one or two sofas,(wich can be used as beds) telephone, Air-Condiitoned, regrigerator,T.V..
Linda Vista Suite
Recently built the rooms are new and have elegant Mexican style furniture, very private cozy terraces with a small living room and spectacular view, telephone,Private Safe, Air-Condiitoned, refrigerator, T.V., .
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International Airport: 8 Miles North of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Airport (ZIH) Domestic Airport: 8 Miles North of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Aiport (ZIH)
Zihuatanejo is the dream "getaway" talked about in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption". This is an old World Mexican fishing village nestled around a small bay dotted with beautiful protected beaches and no high rises
Linda Vista Restaurante
Our Restaurant is situated on the opposite side of the bay's entrance, providing it with a refreshing breeze and beautiful view of the bay and Las Gatas Beach. Nearby "Huele de Noche" bushes with tiny white flowers give a lovely fragrance to the whole area. Our menu includes a great selection of local dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients as well as more contemporary Western fare. Below are just a few examples: Continental Breakfast: freshly squeezed juice of oranges, grapefruits or papayas, a plate of fresh tropical fruits of the season, rolls, marmalade, butter, coffee, tea, milk or hot chocolate. American Breakfast: freshly pressed juice, a plate of tropical fruits of the season, 2 eggs any style with ham, bacon or sausages, chilaquiles, French toast, hotcakes with honey, hot or cold cereals, rolls marmalade, butter, coffee, tea, milk Breakfast a la carte: ... Lunch a la carte: diversity of delicious dishes. Dinner a la carte: fine soups, hearty salads, New Yo
Panoramic Sunset Bar
Named for its breathtaking view over the Zihuatanejo bay and gorgeous sunsets. Also well known for its delicious tropical drinks, this bar is visited by both guests and locals who fill the bar during the happy hour.
Catalina Beach Resort offers 3 unequaled areas for Weddings. The Linda Vista Restaurant, Panoramic Sunset Bar, Private Beach Area can be used for either the Wedding Ceremony or Reception Dinner. For more details please contatc us directly .
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.
I agree with the poster about not getting a small casita...we did at first but I immediately upgraded for $25 more per night and was extremely satisfied with our room (a newly remodeled one). Cleaned every day which we didn't need but we didn't
have a sign to put out. Great food, and the staff were very helpful and personable. Loved the Sunset Bar and Beach Bar. Gorgeous views from all over the hotel. There is construction going on at this hotel and next door, but it was never distracting. Infinity pool was perfect...beach was wonderful and they are right there with food and drinks if you ask. I caution about the numerous stairs but I must not be in too great shape because no one else seemed to complain! The stairs did add to the charm of the resort. This was a very relaxing place to stay if you want to steer clear of the more touristy areas in Ixtapa. All in all, we loved it!
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Review of Hotel Catalina Beach Resort
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 1, 2010
Good Location, Great Price
The hotel staff was great, the room was clean with a great ocean and pool view.