Ixtapa Island

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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.

Top Hotels Close to Ixtapa Island

Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive
Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Escenica S/N Playa Linda, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
The price is $144 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Ixtapa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (294 reviews)
"Incredibly friendly staff, good food, and a lot to do for quite a small resort. We stayed here for two weeks and had an awesome time (and at such a great price)! Housekeeping was phenomenal and very attentive. Our only complaint was the advertisement of free wifi - it is very unreliable and was completely ..."

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Azul Ixtapa Grand All Inclusive Suites & Spa
Azul Ixtapa Grand All Inclusive Suites & Spa
4 out of 5
Paseo Punta Ixtapa, Lote 2, Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
The price is $257 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Ixtapa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Clean, up to date, and most of the staff goes out of their way to be helpful. In the seven nights we stayed, we only ran into two employees who were grumpy. Several did find it emensely funny that I wanted milk with my dinner. Despite language barriers staff did a very good job working around and ..."

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center - All Inclusive
Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Paseo Punta Ixtapa Lote 2, Zona Hotelera, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $182 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Ixtapa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (676 reviews)
"Lobby Bar check-in was very slow Face mask restriction was very annoying, it should be a free choice Everything else was as expected very good"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Krystal Ixtapa
Krystal Ixtapa
3 out of 5
Boulevard Ixtapa S/N, Lote 4 y 4 A, Ixta Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
Azul Ixtapa Grand All Inclusive Suites & Spa
Azul Ixtapa Grand All Inclusive Suites & Spa
4 out of 5
Paseo Punta Ixtapa, Lote 2, Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center - All Inclusive
Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Paseo Punta Ixtapa Lote 2, Zona Hotelera, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive
Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Escenica S/N Playa Linda, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
Beautiful Beachfront Villa/ Tesoro Ixtapa
Beautiful Beachfront Villa/ Tesoro Ixtapa
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Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa
Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa
5 out of 5
Paseo Punta Ixtapa S/N Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
Las Brisas Ixtapa
Las Brisas Ixtapa
4 out of 5
Playa Vista Hermosa, Po Box 97, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
Paradise - Port Ixtapa Villa! Ocean View @ Exclusive Yacht Club
Paradise - Port Ixtapa Villa! Ocean View @ Exclusive Yacht Club
Ixtapa, GRO 40880
Barceló Ixtapa All Inclusive
Barceló Ixtapa All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
1 Blvd Ixtapa S/n, Ixtapa, GRO, 40880
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.