The Hotel Posada Real Ixtapa is an excellent mid-range choice in Ixtapa. It is beachfront on Playa Palmar, which is an absolutely gorgeous wide beach with ultra fine light brown sand. Unreal sunsets, diving pelicans, warm-ish water, and not very crowded. The only downside to this beach is that it is quite often too rough for swimming, although the waves are so much fun to stand in ( don’t go over your waist ) and feel the crash of the surf and the thrust of the flow up and down the beach.
The hotel is awesome if you get an oceanfront room, only so-so if you get one pointing out at the parking lot. We thought the all-inclusive offering at this hotel was a waste of money because the Buffet wasn’t all that good and there are excellent restaurants from 1 to 4 blocks away across the main boulevard ( you can see them as your pulling up to the hotel in your taxi or bus, you can’t miss them ). Also, if you were getting all-inclusive for all the drinking you want, you should know that the regular room rate (non all-inclusive ) includes unlimited pop, lemonade, orangeade, coffee, milk, AND DOMESTIC BOOZE!! Yes, unlimited domestic beer, wine, and frosty cold drinks for the beach or swim-up bar are included in the Regular Room Rate. The various vacation operators don’t publicize this because they want to sell overpriced mediocre all-inclusive packages.
The only downside we found was very loud busy nightclubs next door on the weekend that kept us up.
Otherwise an awesome hotel.