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Ixtapa Island

Take a boat to this small tropical island to experience peace and quiet, enjoy sweeping coastal views and take scenic hikes.

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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Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center $189
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019
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Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center

Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center

Paseo Punta Ixtapa Lote 2, Zona Hotelera, Ixtapa, GRO
     
    4.2 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0

    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, ...

    Azul Ixtapa Grand All Inclusive Suites & Spa $203
    Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019
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    Azul Ixtapa Grand All Inclusive Suites & Spa

    Azul Ixtapa Grand All Inclusive Suites & Spa

    Paseo Punta Ixtapa, Lote 2, Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, GRO
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Excellent activities new and beautiful property good food friendly staff

      Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive $112
      Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019
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      Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive

      Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive

      Carretera Escenica S/N Playa Linda, Ixtapa, GRO
         
        3.9 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0

        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.

        Hotel Emporio Ixtapa $76
        Reviewed on May 13, 2019
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        Hotel Emporio Ixtapa

        Hotel Emporio Ixtapa

        Boulevard Ixtapa S.n., Ixtapa, GRO
           
          3.9 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Swimming pool and jacuzzi with people eating inside

          Private Luxury Villa in Exclusive Gated Community
          Private Luxury Villa in Exclusive Gated Community

          Private Luxury Villa in Exclusive Gated Community

          Ixtapa, Gro
             
            0.0 out of 5.0

            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).

            Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa $250
            Reviewed on May 12, 2019
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            Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa

            Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa

            Paseo Punta Ixtapa S/N Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, GRO
               
              4.8 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0

              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 ...

              Krystal Ixtapa $62
              Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019
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              Krystal Ixtapa

              Krystal Ixtapa

              Boulevard Ixtapa S/N, Lote 4 y 4 A, Ixta Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, GRO
                 
                3.4 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0

                no longer have wait staff for the pool staff was helpful

                BVG Marina 5 Star! Amazing Sunset View! Wifi! Over 30 Reviews 5! Prompt Reply!
                Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018
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                BVG Marina 5 Star! Amazing Sunset View! Wifi! Over 30 Reviews 5! Prompt Reply!

                BVG Marina 5 Star! Amazing Sunset View! Wifi! Over 30 Reviews 5! Prompt Reply!

                Ixtapa, Guerrero
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  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 ...