Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa), Ixtapa

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Take a boat ride to Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa), which provides idyllic beaches and excellent diving. Snorkelers and scuba divers flock to the island, known for its lively reefs teeming with colorful fish and other marine life. Soak up some sun on the fine, golden sands, and swim on one of the four beaches on the island, each boasting crystal clear, azure waters. Explore the small island on foot, check out the seafood restaurants, or laze in a hammock and enjoy the view. Plan your Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ixtapa using our Ixtapa trip planner .
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  • We took the water taxi out to Isla Ixtapa from the pier a short distance from our hotel. There were many small restaurant on the beach with great food. The beach on the opposite side of the island fro...  more »
  • Varadero beach and Coral are super quiet for snorking and swimming at ease. The only bad thing is that the people who transport you want to tip even to shake hands.
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  • Excellent destination to go to snorquelear, in Coral Beach, we arrived at the restaurant El Indio, good ate, good prices, not very expensive not very cheap, you have a good time all day, the departure from 9 am and the return by collective boats at 17:30 hs for $50 p those per person round trip,Varadero beach is very quiet for them to swim children without problems, also feel the safe place
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  • Great snorkeling, beautiful beach , great service at marlin restaurant (excellent coconut shrimp and strawberry margaritas) Not crowded.
  • One of my favourite beaches in Mexico. Food is great, view amazing. Not overly crowded. Many locals come here. There are areas to explore nearby for the adventurous. Highly recommend beach shoes for the water.
  • A must-see destination when coming to Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa are. Water is clear and calm for swimming and snorkeling. Lots of good bars and restaurants along beach. Where footwear to the toilet or you're going to get athlete's foot!
  • Magical. Tina Tequilla at Escondido Restaurant is simply amazing and the food is great. They make us feel welcome year after year.
  • I love this place, beautiful! There are tons of make shift restaurants on both sides of the narrow island. As soon as you get off the boat, there are people on you, trying to get you to go to their restaurant. We've been a few times now, and all the offerings and pricing is similar. They bring out the fresh fish, and you pick the one you want for your group. What I really love is, you order your food and buckets of beer. You then tell them what time you want your meal delivered to you, and it magically shows up at your chosen time 🐟🍚🥗 🍻
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