Venture to Ixtapa Island, off Mexico’s majestic south coast, for a day of snorkeling, kayaking and sightseeing. With its sheltered bays and coves, the island is a popular place for those seeking a quieter beach experience. Join a guided boat tour or rent a panga, a small motorized boat and make your way to the island. Follow scenic hiking trails, swim with dolphins and snorkel in clear waters.
Head to one of Ixtapa Island’s four spectacular beaches and stretch out on the golden sand. Playa Cuachalalate is the busiest beach and is where most boat tours to the island dock. Here you can play beach volleyball, rent a banana boat or drink cocktails while you dip your toes in the warm water.
Walk around the island to reach Playa Coral. Rent some snorkeling equipment from one of the oceanfront restaurants and plunge into the Pacific Ocean. Colorful fish and sea creatures dart between you and the coral.
Follow one of the marked hiking trails to reach the peaceful waters of Playa Varadero. Admire local plants and flowers as you go, including a range of palms. Escape the crowds at peaceful Playa Sacrificio. Follow the path up the hill and admire the panoramic views out to sea.
Ixtapa Island’s aquarium, Delfiniti, offers visitors the opportunity to meet and swim with dolphins. Hold on to their sleek fins and race through the water. Play a round of golf at one of the two courses surrounded by coconut trees and jungle.
Ixtapa Island is a 10-minute boat ride from the mainland. Boats can be organized from the Zihuatenejo Municipal pier or the small jetty at Playa Quieta. You can also catch the local ferry from Playa Linda, which is a fun way to meet locals. Plenty of vendors and restaurants service the island but keep in mind prices can be inflated. Bring your own food if you choose.
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The property was very clean and had good restaurants to eat at. We had a great housekeeper, Lorena, that did a wonderful job every day. The service at the restuarants was excellent. We really enjoyed the pool area and the childs waterplay area. There were only two things that we did not like. First, ...
Excellent activities new and beautiful property good food friendly staff
Older resort, but very clean. Excellent staff. Problem with mosquitos after sunset when dining. Only one English Channel CNN. Having an English movie channel added would be nice.
Situated in Ixtapa, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Quieta Beach, Ixtapa Island, and Linda Beach. Cocodrilario and Coral Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Our first stay here, was really happy with the service staff. The VIP status was very nice. Food was excellent and due to timing... the hotel was really slow and we had great service and quiet.... most of the time. ONLY issue... Babies crying???? Why oh why do ppl do this? No one gets a holiday and ...
What a beautiful place to stay. I wish I could have been here for a month but sadly had to leave after a week. The infinity pool overlooking the ocean is to die for. Definitelly one of the best places to stay in Ixtapa. This is centrally located to everything. It's a short walk to restaurants. We ...