Tapering down the side of a cliff on Mexico's Pacific Coast, Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa brings to mind the classic hill towns of the Italian Riviera. Because of the way the property is laid out, every suite has a vast view of the ocean. The Ocean Front Penthouse Suites are the accommodation of choice, with private thatch-roofed terraces and infinity plunge pools. Among the three notable house restaurants, signature A Mares brings together the flavors of Mexico's diverse regions. The luxurious spa incorporates native herbs into its many treatments (which can be savored in outdoor treatment areas mere steps from the ocean) and caters to couples with romantic shared experiences. Among the numerous activities on offer, specialized tours focus on Mexican art, cultural immersion and culinary traditions.