An Ixtapa Luxury Beach ResortWords by Brianna Williams
Photos courtesy of Cala de Mar Resort & Spa
Cala de Mar Resort & Spa, formerly known as Capella Ixtapa, is a secluded and intimate hideaway perched on the Sierra Madre cliffside in Mexico with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
The resort’s luxury accommodations, high-end service and riveting culinary indulgences are inspired by the vibrant Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo culture. The resort has launched a range of newly elevated activities and packages for guests, including:
- A two-day Land & Sea Culinary Excursion
- Special mezcal tasting experience
- Exclusive bike partnership with a local artist
- Signature spa treatments
- A new and experienced leadership team
The Land & Sea Culinary Excursion Package:
The two-day Land & Sea Culinary Excursion takes place on a private, 28-foot luxury charter. Guests will enjoy a six-hour fishing expedition complete with captain service and stocked beverages. Day two consists of embarking on a local shopping experience lead by Chef Barbarita through the colorful markets of Zihuatanejo. After, they will be treated to a private cooking class using locally-sourced ingredients. Guests receive a locally-made artisan tote and recipe cards to take home. Groups can also indulge in an exclusive mezcal tasting with Jose Manuel Ramirez of Terrace Bar, showcasing the richness of the distilled beverage native to Mexico. The Land & Sea Culinary Excursion is offered at $560 for 2-4 people.
The Honeymoon Mindfulness & Meditation Package:
Honeymooners can embark on a wellness-centric escape set in the authentic Mexican setting of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo with "Honeymoon Mindfulness & Meditation". Cala de Mar Resort & Spa offers an open space for outdoor yoga and meditation that provides a serene and intimate area to practice routines and exercises together. Taking mindful meditation to a new level in hospitality, the resort is currently undergoing the process of becoming the first resort in Mexico to be a fully integrated "Mindful Hotel." Meditation expert, Maria Cristina Babatz, provides a specific type of meditative training to the entire resort staff while leading ongoing meditation sessions and workshops for guests. Honeymooners at the resort can now book a one-on-one mindful ceremony with Babatz. The Mindfullness & Meditation Package is offered for $633 USD.
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