One of the beautiful things about staying at a nice hotel with an ocean view is that the sea is the first thing you see in the morning when you look outside. At Capella Ixtapa, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, however, it’s not just a solid stretch of water to the horizon. Here you wake up to the ocean showing its power, crashing against the small islands and the rocks below your balcony.
Capella Ixtapa was built on a hillside so steep that you have to take a little funicular train to get to your room—the kind of incline railway you use for transportation in Guanajuato, Mexico or Valparaiso, Chile. It’s worth it: all 54 rooms and five penthouses have an amazing view. When you’re kicking back with a cocktail in the plunge pool here—and every one has a plunge pool of its own—all is right in the world.
We’ll have a full review of the hotel in a few weeks, along with some dramatic photos. In the meantime, enjoy the video tour above for a taste of what it’s like to stay there. See more at the Capella Ixtapa website.