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Ixtapa, Mexico

The beach paradise of Ixtapa is a true jewel set on Mexico's Pacific Coast; it boasts pristine beaches and picturesque mountains all while being just minutes away from lively Puerto Vallarta. Located on the Mexican Riviera, this locale is known for its calm waters, making it a favourite spot for family holidays. Whether travellers wish to get up close with sea creatures at Delfiniti or partake in a leisurely round of golf at Campo de Golf, there are more than enough exciting activities to go around.

Ixtapa Attractions

  • Museo de Arqueología de la Costa Grande
  • Isla Ixtapa
  • Marina Ixtapa

Ixtapa Activities

  • Charter a vessel for a deep sea fishing adventure
  • Admire contemporary Central American art at the Ixtapa Zih Galeria
  • Travel to nearby Zihuatenejo to bask in the cobblestoned streets and colourful buildings

Getting There & Around

Puerto Vallarta International Airport is only 10 km from Ixtapa's centre. There are a number of designated buses that take travellers into the city.

Taxis are fairly cheap with most offering fixed rates for shuttling to the most popular beaches. The coastal roads are typically well maintained which makes a rental car another viable option.

General Information

One of the first purpose-built beach resort towns in Mexico, Ixtapa still has a lot to offer for those in search of a sunny escape from the hectic pace of everyday life. On the coast of the Pacific Ocean in the state of Guerrero, Ixtapa is a popular alternative for regular visitors to Acapulco, some 240 km to the south. From a climate, layout, hotel and attractions standpoint, the two resort towns have a lot in common.

Most visitors to Ixtapa will want to restrict their time to the beach of course. There are many to discover, with Playa Blanca, Playa Larga and Playa Quieta among the best. Other points of interest in Ixtapa include the Costa Grande Archaeological Museum, Aztlan Ecological Park and Zihuatanejo Crafts Market. For recreation enthusiasts, water sports abound up and down the coastline and the immediate area around Ixtapa offers up a slew of excellent golf courses.

More Attractions

  • Costa Grande Archaeological Museum
  • Las Cuatas
  • Aztlan Ecological Park
  • Delfiniti Ixtapa
  • Zihuatanejo Crafts Market
  • More Activities

  • Water Sports
  • Golf
  • Playa Blanca
  • Playa Larga
  • Playa Quieta
  • Restaurants

  • Villa de la Selva
  • Soleado
  • Mamma Norma
  • Arrecife
  • Raffaelo
  • Nightlife

  • Christine
  • Blue Mamou
  • Carlos 'n Charlie's
  • La Playa Bar
  • Sanca
  • Climate

    Ixtapa has beautiful weather throughout the year, with annual average temperatures between 20°C and 32°C.

    Hotels in Ixtapa

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    From US$40

    1 Hotel Catalina Beach Resort

    3 stars
    3.7 / 5

    Playa la Ropa 23350 Map

    FREE Wi Fi

    Catalina Beach Resort Zihuatanejo is set in the middle of the lush tropical gardens on a hill overlooking La Ropa Beach. This property is also close to golf courses, archaeological sites and... More

    From US$48

    2 Posada Real Ixtapa

    3 stars
    4.1 / 5

    Blvd Ixtapa S/N Lote 6b Zona Hotelera Map

    36% Off per night

    Blending tranquil ambience, comfortable accommodation and friendly service, this property is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralThe hotel offers well-equipped... More

    From US$54

    3 Krystal Ixtapa

    3 stars
    3.3 / 5 4 reviews

    Krystal Ixtapa Map

    Book early and SAVE

    Combining exceptional location with welcoming atmosphere, this property is an ideal place for a splendid vacation in Ixtapa. GeneralThe NKrystal Ixtapa Resort provides meeting facilities for... More

    Oldie but Goodie
    I've stayed at the Krystal before about 4 years ago. It's a good property in a great location but is a little run down. I chose to stay here because they offer non all inclusive stays. The all...
    27 Dec 2013
    From US$35

    4 Hotel Casa Sun & Moon

    2 stars
    1.0 / 5 1 reviews

    Calle Adelita Sn Col. Map

    Every 3rd night FREE

    Featuring cosy accommodations and friendly services surrounded by pristine beaches, Hotel Casa Sun & Moon Zihuatanejo welcomes holidaymakers looking for a relaxing base while exploring Guerroro.... More

    not so great
    pool and deck views are great but the room was not very nice. I would not stay here again.
    9 Feb 2014
    From US$36

    5 Villas Miramar

    2 stars
    4.0 / 5

    Calle Adelita Lote 78. Col. La Madera Map

    20% off per night

    Villas Miramar is a small, boutique hotel that offers personalized, quality service and warm hospitality. We have over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Villas Miramar is... More

    From US$112

    6 Azul Ixtapa Grand All Suites Spa & Convention Center - All Inclusive

    4 stars
    4.6 / 5

    Paseo Punta Ixtapa lote 2, Zona Hotelera II Map

    Honeymoon Amenities

    Azul Ixtapa Grand All Suites Spa & Convention Center - All Inclusive in Ixtapa features modern living spaces close to the cool waters of Pacific Ocean. This hotel makes for an ideal getaway for... More

    From US$240

    7 Las Palmas Hotel Boutique

    4 stars
    5.0 / 5 1 reviews

    Carretera a Playa Blanca lote 5, Col. Playa Blanca Map

    FREE Parking and FREE Wi Fi

    Vacationers looking for a secluded getaway in this side of Mexico find ideal haven at the beachfront accommodations with up-to-date facilities of Las Palmas Hotel Boutique. Guests at this boutique... More

    Secluded luxury
    Las Palmas was a wonderful spot if you want quiet secluded luxury. Food was great, staff was fantastic, grounds were beautiful, and amenities were top-notch. Things to consider might be isolated...
    15 Feb 2015
    From US$157

    8 Viceroy Zihuatanejo

    4 stars
    4.4 / 5

    Playa La Ropa S/N, Col. La Ropa Map

    Save 40% on your stay

    Providing secluded and modern accommodations nestled in the white sands of Zihuatanejo Bay, Viceroy Zihuatanejo Hotel makes for an ideal base for holidaymakers looking for a beach vacation in this... More

    From US$63

    9 Qualton Club Ixtapa - All Inclusive

    3 stars
    4.4 / 5

    Carretera Escenica S/N Playa Linda Map

    35% Off per night

    Offering a world created for guests to enjoy the natural wonders of life, sandy beaches, unlimited sun and the allure of beautiful Mexico's culture, the Qualton Club Hotel Ixtapa All Inclusive has... More

    From US$120

    10 Hotel Aura del Mar

    3 stars
    4.0 / 5 2 reviews

    Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos s/n Map

    FREE Wireless Internet

    The family-owned Brisas Del Mar Hotel Zihuatanejo is a charming Mexican-style oasis for travellers looking for cosy accommodations in a beachfront setting in Zihuatanejo. Located just a few steps... More

    I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Our entire family enjoyed the hotel. The staff were beyond amazing.
    6 Jan 2015
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