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 to see Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Zihuatanejo vacation builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The beach is beautiful, calm waves, children can be in it and enjoy the sea. Definitely it should be regulated to the beach shops, it is impossible to walk along the shore, they took over with their tables and lounge chairs for the beach and if you have to be alert so they don't abuse it charging you more.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Ixtapa is a true paradise located opposite Playa Linda 20 minutes from Zihuatanejo and 10 minutes from Ixtapa access is only by boat or yacht I recommend you hire service in Zihuatanejo there are offices in the center of the city where sold you the tour including fishing during the journey to the island and snorkeling is truly fun to enjoy the beaches of Majahua , Playa el Palmar or hotel zone from Ixtapa to then reach the big island where you will meet 3 beautiful beaches on the same day the beaches boast restaurants q enjoy rich dishes based on fish and seafood is ready to relax already somewhere that only listening the waves small in its quiet beaches and blue water suitable for snorkeling activity I recommend this unique paradise.
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  • August 11, 2017
    BEAUTIFUL white sand beaches. Great snorkeling and exploring for adults and children. Excellent massages available and the swimming was great.  more »

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