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#8 Reason To Visit Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

This one’s for the kids!

8. Sunscape Dorado Pacifico is the only resort in Ixtapa with a supervised Explorer’s Club for kids (ages 3-12) and Core Zone Teens Club (ages 13-17)!

Brand new Core Zone Teen Club at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico

Brand new Core Zone Teen Club at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico

With the recently remodeled and revamped Explorer’s Club and the brand new Core Zone, kids and teens will never have a chance to be bored on vacation. Every member of the family has an individual place to participate in age-appropriate activities, make new friends, and make memories. For example, here’s a sample of some of the great stuff going on weekly at the resort’s hip new Core Zone:

  • Xbox with all recent releases
  • Kinnect on a giant screen at night
  • Foosbal table
  • Pool table
  • Hi-speed internet with 2 computers (no charge!)
  • Nightly movies
  • Ping Pong table
  • Table Games
  • Rifle shooting
  • Eurobungee
  • Bicycle tours
  • Weekly surfing lessons with trained professionals

This is great news for kids, and even better news for parents! Adults can take the opportunity to relax while their kids are entertained. You’re welcome!

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How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle

We’re always looking for ways to have Unlimited-Fun® at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa and our sandcastle building contests have become a favorite activity at our Explorer’s Club for Kids.  In fact, they’re so popular that we decided to share some of our favorite tips and tricks for building a sandcastle with you! 

Here is a list of the supplies you will need:

  • A shovel
  • Buckets
  • Sandcastle carving tools (plastic utensils do the trick)
  • Sunscreen

The most important part of a sand castle is building the foundation. When choosing a location for your castle, pick a spot that is just the right distance from the water to keep waves at bay. Water plays a key role in the sturdiness of the castle so easy access to it is important. When you’ve finally found your perfect spot, dig a shallow hole in the sand until you hit the water table. Having a moat around the finished castle will help to keep the waves from washing it away.

Now, it’s time to start building! Heavily pack wet sand into a structure of pillars that will form the corners of your castle. Then pack sand into bricks and stack the bricks to form the walls of your castle.

After you’ve packed and stacked your sand, it’s time to get creative! Use your carving tools to give the castle its final smooth shape. This is where artistic skill comes in so you may want to enlist the help of Mom and Dad if you need too! Be sure to add fun details like bricks, steps and shingles.

We hope you get the chance to create your own castles out of the beautiful sands of our beaches at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa. But until then, give these tricks a try in your local playground’s sand box!


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Must Have Items for Family Travel

Traveling with the entire family can be quite the task. Sure, it’s exciting to get away but don’t forget to throw all of those key essentials into your suitcase. To make packing a little easier so that you can enjoy the Unlimited-Fun® that Sunscape Resorts has to offer, we’ve put together this list of items that you won’t want to forget when traveling with the whole family.

#1 Thin duffel bag. Packing lightly with kids is nearly impossible. And we know there is nothing worse than getting all the way up to the ticket counter and finding out your check-in bag is too heavy. Pack an extra duffel so that if you need to lighten your check-in bag, you can. Also, you can use this bag it to transport home the souvenirs you buy on your trip!

#2 Blue painter’s tape. This item is perfect for traveling with infants and toddlers  Use it to hang  up your child’s artwork in your guestroom that they make at the Explorer’s Club.

#3 Antibacterial wipes. Germs are everywhere so you can never have enough antibacterial wipes! These can be used to kill germs on your hands, your child’s hands, and your child’s toys, which will most likely end up on the floor of the plane.

#4 Ziploc Bags. Ziploc bags are a must have for any family trip. They can be used for snacks or as leak-tight carriers. Put your camera in a Ziploc bag when you go to the beach to avoid getting it damaged by sand. They can also be helpful in protecting important documents and keeping small items organized.

#5 Travel Journal or Sketch Pad. It’s wonderful for adults and the little ones to make memories while traveling together. Keeping a travel journal is a perfect way to look back on your experiences. Sketch pads are great for the artists in the family to bring back masterpieces or inspiration from the trip.  

You don’t need to worry about bringing beach towels along because we have them for your use at the pool and beach areas. What are some of your recommendations for items to bring when traveling with kids? We’d love to hear them!

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Sunscape Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa
At Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, there’s a lot to be thankful for this year! In honor of Turkey Day, resort staff and guests celebrated the season with Thanksgiving-themed festivities. Buffet tables were adorned with cornucopias, restaurants served traditional home-style meals, and cocktails were flavored with cranberries and cinnamon sticks. At the Explorer’s Club, kids created pilgrim hats and cut out paper turkeys. Of course, no Thanksgiving Day is complete without kicking back and watching some watching football on the big screen at all of the resorts’ lounges.

Thanksgiving at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa
Sunscape Dorado Pacifico proved that even those who are vacationing during the holidays can still come together and celebrate like family!

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#9 Reason To Visit Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Next on our countdown…

9. The largest variety of restaurants per number of rooms in Ixtapa.

With 6 dining options per only 285 rooms, Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa offers the most dining choices for their guests in the destination. What does that mean? You not only have a wide variety of food choices, you also have more flexibility to dine at any time, crowd-free buffets, plenty of open tables, without having to compromise on quality.

Here’s a quick run down of what delicious dining Sunscape Dorado Pacifico has to offer:

Windows – A variety of international delicacies served buffet-style

Tamarindo – Authentic Mexican favorites served nightly

Oceana – Gourmet seafood

Da Mario – Delectable Italian cuisine

Bluewater Grill – Grilled steak favorites served in a seaside setting

Gohan – Freshly made sushi favorites

And that’s not all! With the Coco Café for coffee, snacks and pastries and Barefoot Snack Bar for beach-side noshing, you’ll never run out of options!

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#10 Reason To Visit Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Over the next few weeks, we’re counting down the Top Ten Reasons to visit Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa.

10. Only Unlimited-Fun® Resort in Ixtapa, without the hassle of a wristband!

We’ve all heard stories about “those” types of resorts – the ones where you are flagged and tagged with a garish plastic band to mark you as resort property. This tacky shackle gets you into restaurants and activities. At Sunscape Resorts & Spas, you can break the bonds of boring vacations, free yourself from vinyl bracelets and enjoy Unlimited-Fun® on your terms!

Because really – who wants match their outfit to their wristband every day?

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Introducing our New Blog, SunDrenched!

Hey everyone! Thanks for visiting SunDrenched, the official blog for Sunscape Resorts & Spas!

For those of you who are not already familiar with the Sunscape brand, we’re all about unforgettable adventures offering lively, exhilarating and affordable Unlimited-Fun® vacations in exceptional locations. We know that your vacation experience extends far beyond the time you actually spend at our resort, which is why we feel it is important to connect with our fans, followers & guests through social media.

Our blog is the go-to place for pictures, recipes and “inside looks” at what’s going on at Sunscape Resorts & Spas. You’ll find posts with vacation tips, family fun activities and of course the latest news straight from the resort.

We are firm believers that social media is a two way street, so feel free to jump and comment on our posts. We want to hear from you! Let us know what you’d like to see and read and we’ll do our best to keep the blog fun, fresh and interesting!

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