Incoming! Hot Air Balloon Festival in Ixtapa!

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa has a front row seat for the 1st Hot Air Balloon Festival, taking place in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from November 9-11.

The festival will host 20 hot air balloons from throughout Mexico at this three-day, evening event. On Friday night, November 9th, guests of Sunscape Dorado can enjoy the nighttime parade down Ixtapa Boulevard, which will include 10 hot air balloons and a nearby special exhibition of two balloons to round out the evening.

On Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, kids staying at Sunscape Dorado can participate in a nearby family-friendly workshop on the inner workings of a hot air balloon, “How to Craft a Hot Air Balloon.” The balloons prepare for launch both evenings at 7 p.m. at neighboring La Cucarachas beach. It will be a sight not easily missed in Ixtapa when the hot air balloons perform elevations and landings throughout the night. Both evenings come to a close with a stargazing party and guest DJ! All festival events are free to attend.

Seems like a great way to add to an Unlimited-Fun® vacation! For more information on the festival, visit

Stay tuned after the event for photos!

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It’s a Triple Play!

If you are trying to squeeze in a vacation before the year lets out, or start your new year the best way possible, give some consideration to Sunscape Resorts and Spas— The “It’s a Triple Play!” promotion.  It will help you get the most relaxation for your money with unbelievable savings and gifts, compliments of the resort.  The deal runs through the end of April, with the exception of a little over a week from December 22nd until January 3rd.  With this deal, you can get a free room upgrade, and $200 in resort coupons (which can be used on things like spa treatments and delicious dining), and, last but not least, 40% in savings.

Participating resorts include Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa and Sunscape Curaçao Resort –opening November 15!  Finally, the last exciting feature of this deal is that a Triple Play vacation enters you to win another vacation!  One very lucky grand prize winner will qualify for a seven night stay at the resort of their choice.  We are starting to think “It’s a Triple Play!” is bringing a whole new meaning to the word vacation.

It’s a Triple Play!

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Beach Thursday: Fun Activities in the Sun

With all of the exceptional privileges of Unlimited-Fun® where everything is included at Sunscape Resorts & Spas, we have tons of land and see activities scheduled everyday.

Since today is Beach Thursday, we thought it would be a great time to highlight all our beach activities at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa. What’s your favorite beach activity?

  • Beach Volleyball-Enjoy a game of volleyball on our pristine white beach looking over crystal blue waters.

  • Sand Castle Competitions-Join our Explorer’s Club for kids ages 3-12 where they can compete to build a sand castle!

  • Snorkeling-Take a journey to the bottom of the sea to explore the natural habitat of Pacific coast.

  • Motorized water sports*- Cruise around the Pacific ocean on a jet ski for the day. You won’t believe the unforgettable view from the ocean!

*Additional cost applies.



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Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Happy Wordless Wednesday! Here is a beautiful shot of the sandy, white beach at Sunscape Curacao. Opening November 15, 2012, Sunscape Curacao is located near Aruba and off the coast of Venezuela on the 38-mile long island of Curaçao. It offers idyllic weather, exquisite beaches, spectacular snorkeling and much more to families, couples, singles and friends.

Sunscape Curacao

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Travel Tips to Remember

Vacation may be the ultimate de-stressor, but packing and traveling to your vacation destination can often be somewhat of a stressful experience. As you pack your bags to head to Sunscape Resorts & Spas or another destination, here are some travel tips that are sure to help you!

  • Don’t over pack. The key to not over packing is to create a list of the items you want to bring and stick to that list. If that extra pair of shoes or slacks didn’t make your original packing list, you probably don’t need it.
  • Do your research. Rules are constantly changing so make sure to look up the latest security regulations and international travel rules before you leave for the airport. This will avoid unnecessary delays in airport security and customs.
  • Plan your excursions. The choices available for excursions can sometimes be overwhelming and next thing you know your entire vacation is filled with day trip after day trip. By looking into the available excursions before your trip and deciding what activities are most important to you, you can make sure your vacation is both eventful and relaxing.
  • Keep a record at home. You may never think that you could lose your passport or other important travel documents while on vacation, but you can. To be prepared, scan copies of your passport, driver license, and other travel documents and email them to yourself just in case you misplace them.
  • Put some essentials in your carry on. Although we hate to think about it, baggage can be lost. The best way to prevent lost luggage from ruining your vacation is to pack a few essentials in your carry on bag such as a swimsuit, extra outfit and beach essentials—sunglasses, a hat and a good book.  Even if nothing gets lost in transit, it’s much easier to quickly access your beach needs via your carry on so you don’t lose a minute of sunshine and relaxation.

Do you have any other travel tips? If so, share them with us in a comment below!

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Friday Fun: Describe Our Beach

Maybe we’re biased, but we think the beach at Sunscape Dorado Pacific Ixtapa is simply amazing! If you think so too, give the below polaroid photo of our beach a caption in three words and leave it in our comments section.

Ready. Set. Go!

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Newlyweds Are Thrilled With Their Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa Wedding!

We love weddings. And we especially love weddings at our Sunscape Resorts & Spas!

Recently, Laura and Kenneth, from Milwaukee, WI, celebrated their love with a symbolic wedding ceremony at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa. Their friends and family joined them beneath a stunning sunset on the beach as they said “I Do.” The couple sealed their vows with a candle fire ceremony, uniting their two flames into one. Shortly after, the celebration moved to Oceana for a private dinner reception complete with breathtaking views. Laura and Kenneth also enjoyed this complimentary wedding package for their 7 night stay in a Deluxe Ocean View room.

“I would not have my wedding anywhere else,” said Laura. “Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa was amazing!”

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Sunscape Curaçao, By the Numbers

We’re so excited for the opening of Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino on November 15th! So far, we’ve given you a sneak peek of the area, the pools and the rooms. Now, we’re going to tell you about Sunscape Curaçao in numbers. You’ll want to be sure to remember these when you’re booking a stay with us!

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Now Open: Sunscape Logo Shop and Convenience Store

This past Saturday, Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa had a lot to celebrate!

Not only was it Mexico’s Independence Day, but Sunscape Dorado Pacifico held the inaugural event for the brand new Sunscape Logo Shop and convenience store. The shop, operated directly by the hotel, held its ribbon cutting and welcomed first guests Mr. Edgar Hernández, his wife Mrs. Elena Guzman and their daughter Andrea Hernández. The family, from Queretaro City, Mexico, chose Sunscape Dorado Pacifico to celebrate their anniversary as well as Mexico’s Independence Day.

Plus, they got the privilege to be part of the Sunscape Logo Shop’s official opening! Be sure to stop by the new shop while enjoying your Unlimited-Fun® vacation!

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Drink of the Day: Blue Mojito

Are you suffering from the end-of-summer blues? With fall just a few days away, it’s no surprise that many people may be feeling a little down about summer being officially over. To ease your troubles and help you cope with the transition into a new season, we wanted to share the recipe for one of our favorite blue drinks at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa–the Blue Mojito!

Blue Mojito


– 1 oz. HPNOTIQ liqueur
– 2 oz. Light Rum
– 3 oz. Club Soda
– 6 fresh mint leaves

What to do: 

Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Pour in a collins glass over ice, add mint leaves and enjoy!

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