Club Med Ixtapa Attracts Families

MP Mexico News

Remember when Club Med meant couples and singles, mostly young, looking for love and lust? The times they are a changing, if not the quest, then at least the venues.

In the early 1970’s Fonatur, the tourism development arm of the Mexican government identified five areas for concentrated development: Cancun, Los Cabos, Huatulco, Loreto and Ixtapa. Prior to then each of those places were just small towns, as was the case in Cabo and Loreto, or basically empty land sparcely populated by families. Ixtapa, just a few miles from Zihuatanejo on Mexico’s south coast, was no town at all….until the bulldozers were called in. It is now a tourist destination, though not on the scale of Cabo and Cancun. The “town” is a three-mile long boulevard where there are several resorts, a shopping mall, a golf course and a marina. There is a lot to like about Ixtapa, especially if you enoy empty beaches, awesome weather, and a quiet sojourn away from disco-blaring clubs. It’s a great place to take the family, and with that in mind, Club Med has just re-opened with a focus on kids. Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, originally built in 1982, has recently invested $20 million in a total remodel, boasting 60 rooms that are family suites in the 298 room resort.

Because it is located on a calm section of beach, many programs have been introduced in Baby Club Med to introduce young kids to the ocean in a safe environment, and they even have their own dining area where the chef  makes baby food for the toddlers. Check it out here for more info and specials