Welcome to Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa

Experience the very best of 5 Star Mexico Resorts

Romance Deluxe Ocean Front Suite, balcony lounge at Cala de Mar


Enjoy your private heated plunge pool and discover views of the Pacific Ocean from every single guestroom, which features an open-air terrace, luxuriously appointed accommodations with plenty of space to take in the sights of coastal Mexican living.

For Every Guest at Cala de Mar

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Private Plunge Pool In Every Guestroom

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Ocean Views From Every Guestroom

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Personal Assistant

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Flexible Check-In & Check-Out


Sunbeds & umbrella by the pool with Sea view at Cala de Mar


Enjoy all the amenities and facilities that Cala de Mar offers you in a room with a private pool and ocean view.

sun, sea &spa

Sun, Sea & Spa

Pamper yourself and experience the best spa vacation in Mexico. Book this spa package at El Capricho Spa at Cala de Mar Ixtapa.

Couple kissing in the pool with Sea view at Cala de Mar Resort

Romance at Cala

Delight in a romantic couple’s getaway and enjoy a private Romantic Dinner, breakfast, welcome amenity and a special offer at the spa.

Exclusive 5-star resort

Tucked into a dramatic cliffside setting between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by a lush, tropical forest, Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa is one of the most romantic and exclusive 5-star resorts in Mexico.
With spectacular Pacific Ocean views, our 59 suites cascade down a cliff toward the sea, each boasting airy oceanfront terraces and individual plunge pools thoughtfully positioned out of sight from other suites. 

​Ranked by Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards as #1 ‘Resort Hotels in Mexico 2020’ and #38 of ‘The Top 100 Hotels in the World 2020’ this unforgettably secluded and private Ixtapa resort caters to the world’s most discerning travelers with gourmet dining in four captivating environments, an award-winning spa and fitness facility, beach wedding locations and more. 
​At every moment of your stay, your dedicated Personal Assistant is available to see to any request, from extra towels for your room to arranging a cooking class with a professional chef or a full day of exhilarating activities and excursions in Ixtapa.
Come find the 5-star Mexico vacation of your dreams at Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa, where getting away from it all reveals a bounty of unsurpassed beauty.


From the heady scents of toronjil that linger in the air, to the soft chimes that play on the ocean breeze, to the inspiring views of sand, sea and sky, the Spa El Capricho is designed to awaken all the senses by connecting Aztec healing traditions and rituals with local ingredients.

2 spa beds in a cabana at Cala de Mar

Cala de Mar is the #1 Best Resort Hotel in Mexico by Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2020

Romantic dinner table set-up with lights at Cala de Mar

Romantic Dinner

Celebrate your love with a romantic rendezvous for two. Allow your Personal Assistant to arrange for a special romantic dinner at a unique location on the hotel’s grounds.

Experiencia Maravillosa

"Increíble resort con un servicio de primera y comida deliciosa. Las vistas son preciosas (incluso vimos algunos delfines y ballenas). Es muy tranquilo y sereno, que es exactamente lo que estábamos buscando. Sin duda volveremos".


Gran regreso

"Hace ocho años nos alojamos aquí y nos encantó. Volvimos y, aunque el nombre había cambiado, el mismo compromiso con el servicio a los huéspedes y la comodidad era de primera clase. Citando a mi otra mitad: "Aunque nos gusta hacer algo nuevo todo el tiempo, podríamos volver aquí una vez al año".


Tenth Anniversary

Tenth Anniversary

"The resort was super quiet, clean and felt very refined. The views from the rooms are second to none. The pool on the balcony gave my wife and I the opportunity to retreat to our room and still enjoy the sunset over the water with a wine in hand. Plus, the service and hospitality from all the staff was fantastic! We felt very safe and secure".


First Class Service and Hotel on the Cliff.

First Class Service and Hotel on the Cliff.

"Incredible hotel and staff that is rated 10 and I travel a lot. The architecture is outstanding on the side of a cliff, with all rooms facing the ocean and each room with a private pool. All the staff smiled and greeted us constantly with excellent service. from top to bottom. Excellent, excellent romantic place to stay".


Impressive Hotel

Impressive Hotel

"Everything was great. Our personal assistant was always ready to take care of anything we needed. The food was delicious. The room and facilities were always clean and fully stocked. All the employees we interacted with were polite and attentive, including the cab drivers. Also Bicycles ready for a morning ride. We had a great time and the views were amazing!"


Location Is Everything

Boasting a dramatic cliffside setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Cala de Mar offers a wealth of resort activities, attractions, and things to do for an unforgettable vacation in Ixtapa. Explore the ocean and experience the annual whale migration. Relax on the pristine Playa el Palmar or take in a game of golf on one of the nearby courses.

The Los Angeles to Ixtapa flight time is 3 hrs 40 min. Houston to Ixtapa flight time is 2 hrs 40 min. Chicago to Ixtapa flight time is 4 hrs 55 min. Dallas to Ixtapa flight time is 3 hrs. Phoenix to Ixtapa flight time is 3 hrs 5 min. 

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Splendid view of the cliff & hotel at Cala de Mar
Couple walking with cycles at Cala de Mar
Beautiful sea view from a room at Cala de Mar

Facilities and services

From the moment you arrive at our 5-star resort in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, you will be immersed in the Cala de Mar experience. An open-air reception area and soothing, warm Pacific breezes welcome you as you transition into your extraordinary, adventure-filled vacation at Cala de Mar Resort.

  • Personal Assistant Services​
  • Welcome amenity and nightly turn down service
  • Two outdoor pools
  • Spa, fitness center and yoga deck