The Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort is centrally located in Ixtapa on El Palmar Beach. Ixtapa itself is a lively resort town with a host of hotels and a few shops. The Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort offers an all-inclusive package, like many resorts in the area. The all-inclusive packages include breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day at any of the Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort restaurants. The hotel also features two bars and a bevy of snack bars located near the adult pool.
The two swimming pools that grace the Fontan Beach Resort are clean and good sized. One pool is reserved for families, while the other is exclusively an adult pool. Poolside drink service is available during the day at the adult pool. During the busy season, the Fontan Beach Resort can be quite full and space near the pool can be very limited. While some travelers resort to rising early in the morning to reserve a poolside lounge chair, tourists can also head down to the beach to catch some sun.
Rooms in the Fontan Beach Resort are clean and decorated in a colorful style. Most rooms are air-conditioned, feature TV, phone and private bathrooms with showers rather then tubs. Some rooms also have balconies overlooking the ocean, which are available upon request.
Tours from Ixtapa can be booked at the front desk of the Hotel Fontan Ixtapa beach resort. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful and work to accommodate guests in a welcoming manner. Since the Hotel Fontan Ixtapa beach resort is only a fifteen-minute drive from its neighboring city, Zihua, many travelers make a vacation out of visiting both Ixtapa and Zihua. Zihua features a more laid back beach town feel then the busy resort scene of Ixtapa and sampling a little of both worlds can be a nice balance.
Although the Hotel Fontan Ixtapa beach resort does not rent cars, hotel staff will be more then happy to direct guests to good rental car locations. Renting a car can be an excellent way to travel both the beaches and jungle back roads at your own pace. From the Fontan Ixtapa beach resort, tours of fascinating ancient ruins are just a day trip away. Most travel agencies will allow you to book travel packages, which can include a rental car along with airfare and hotel accommodation. Since the Fontan beach resort is an all-inclusive hotel, guests can take advantage of great budget choices by booking their vacations well in advance. Also, the Mexico's busiest season for tourism runs from December to April, prices will be much higher and often times double the prices during the summer and fall. Consult with a travel guide or search online to find some of the best deals for the Fontan beach resort.