This hotel is amazing. I would go back tomorrow. OK, so it's not 5 star and at first it appears quite basic, and maybe a bit dirty, but its just character. It has everything you need. It is in the perfect location, close to beach, shops, restaurants and other facilities. It has an amazing pool. The staff are all so friendly and helpful, they couldn't do enough for me and were great to chat to. The rooms were cleaned daily and very thoughroughly and the rooms have everything you could need. Microwave, fridge with ice box, sink, cutlery, crockery... Drinkable water was provided and I never had to buy any to drink or brush my teeth with! Zihua has 2 big supermarkets and an amazing market and Ixtapa has lots of little supermarkets and shops. The place is cheap and when I booked I wasn't sure about Zihua or Ixtapa as Ixtapa is more modern and touristy, but Ixtapa is definatley the best place to stay. I went to look at a 5 star hotel and yes, it was nice, but had nothing that Villas Pariso didn't have. In fact, Villas Pariso has a tennis court which other hotels didn't. The only issue I had was cooking with a microwave, but made pasta, rice, noodles, eggs etc with no hassle. A stove would have been good, but you only get a stove if you stay more than a month, which is understandable... I can't recommend this hotel highly enough and I didn't want to leave.