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 Zihuatanejo using our Zihuatanejo trip planner .
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  • This is a good day trip, is you have extra time. You drive/taxi 30 min north of Zihua or 10 min north of Ixtapa, then catch a small motorboat ferry over to the island. The island itself is dry and dus...  more »
  • It was so special, a little hidden gem that I wasn’t expecting from our trip. We only got to go once but are so thrilled we did!  more »
  • We took a short guided day trip for snorkeling and kayaking! Beautiful clear water, and experiences.  more »

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Look in the narrow streets of the historic center to find a range of affordable, colorful "posadas" (inns), or head uphill to Cerro del Almacen for comfortable condos offering sweeping views over the water. If the larger luxury hotels appeal, cast your eye east of the river to find lavish resorts lining the town's most desirable beaches.
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