Overview Ixtapa

Visiting Ixtapa

Also known as Zihuatenahu (a world familiar to fans of The Shawshank Redemption), Ixtapa may be one of the sunniest places on earth. Over 350 days of uninterrupted sun annually have made this sandy paradise a vacation destination for innumerable snowbirds, who flock to white beaches like Isla Ixtapa, and world-class golf courses like Marina Ixtapa Golf Club.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
Also known as Zihuatenahu (a world familiar to fans of The Shawshank Redemption), Ixtapa may be one of the sunniest places on earth. Over 350 days of uninterrupted sun annually have made this sandy paradise a vacation destination for innumerable snowbirds, who flock to white beaches like Isla Ixtapa, and world-class golf courses like Marina Ixtapa Golf Club.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Ixtapa

A general overview of Ixtapa

Written by ginaberry on 13 Jun, 2003

Ixtapa was beautiful, but HOT! We definitely went during the wrong time of the year (June). May - July is the rainy season in Ixtapa, which doesn't necessarily mean rain but lots of heat and high humidity. A big plus to going during the rainy…Read More


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Horseback riding in the ocean

Written by NocRN on 06 Nov, 2002

Among the many activities that are hawked on the beach is horseback riding. We were approached by several local people and ended up taking a package deal from a young man whom we got to know fairly well. He was college-educated and home working for…Read More


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Ixtapa April 2001

Written by 12CGTV on 04 May, 2001

This is a picture from my room at the Krystal Hotel in Ixtapa Mexico. Spent 3 nights there...very nice hotel right on the Beach. If you stay at this hotel try to get a room as high up as you can for very good views.…Read More


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ZIHUATANEJO BEACHES

Written by 12CGTV on 17 Oct, 2000

AT ZIHUATANEJO`S TOWN BEACH,PLAYA MUNICIPAL,THE FISHERMEN PULL UP THEIR COLORFUL BOATS ONTO THE SAND.SMALL SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS LINE THE WATERFRONT.PLAYA MADERA,JUST EAST OF PLAYA MUNICIPAL,HAS MANY ATTRACTIVE BUDGET HOTELS. ZIHUATANEJO`S LARGEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH,PLAYA LA ROPA IS A LONG SWEEP OF SAND WITH A…Read More


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EXPLORING ZIHUATANEJO

Written by 12CGTV on 17 Oct, 2000

LIKE OTHER RESORTS IN MEXICO, ZIHUATANEJO HAS ITS T-SHIRT AND SOUVENIR SHOPS,THIS IS WHERE A LOT OF THE PEOPLE SHOP,WHEN THE CRUISE SHIPS COME IN TO THE BAY.THE MUNICIPAL MARKET ABOUT 5 BLOCKS INLAND FROM THE WATERFRONT IS ALSO GOOD.THE MARKET AREA SPRAWLS OVER SEVERAL…Read More


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Zihuatanejo

Written by 12CGTV on 12 Jan, 2010

The heart of Zihuatanejo is the waterfront walkway called the malecón. This tree-lined pedestrian walkway goes along the municipal beach between the archaeological museum and the fishing pier. Zihuatanejo has many restaurants offering seafood and many other dishes, as well as a variety of…Read More


The beaches in Ixtapa/Zihua

Written by Connie Jean on 04 Apr, 2003

These beaches are the prettiest we've seen in Mexico and very clean. The hotel/condos/restaurants maintain their waterfront sand. The water is soooo warm and conducive to just doing nothing or being as active as you can be in the warm sun. …Read More


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