Five Unmissable Things You Can Do in Ixtapa

As you know, Ixtapa is the tourist center of Zihuatanejo, where the area of hotels, bars and much of the nightlife of the place is concentrated. It may seem a relatively small place however there are many things to see and do; That's why we share with you what we consider five must-see things to do and see in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

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  1. Roll by the bike path and Aztlán park. If you like to ride a bike it will surely be on your list; in Ixtapa there are different places where you can rent a regular bicycle, there are tandem bikes, with strollers, in short there are many options so you do not miss the opportunity to walk the bike path, it starts in the area of the Ixtapa Marina and reaches Beautiful beach passing through the Parque Aztlán, this park is part of a nature reserve where you can admire flowers, trees, birds and it is common to find crabs, turtles, squirrels, coatis and deer. We recommend doing it in the morning and when you get to the beach, you can cool off with a coconut.

  2. Stop at the Ixtapa's Gazer. If you love to capture memories,  you have to stop at the Ixtapa viewpoint, from here you can get the best photos to share and admire the thick forest and the green and blue colors offered by El Palmar Beach. The perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.

  3. Visit Ixtapa Island. Four wonderful beaches await you on the Ixtapa Island; all excellent places for swimming but at Coral beach you will love to snorkel, you will admire colorful fish and its coral sands will make you feel that you traveled to another world. In the Island of Ixtapa also to relax and enjoying the beach you will find plenty of restaurants to taste some delicious fish strips (Zihuatanejo's popular dish) or how about a pineapple filled with seafood.
  4. Kayak at Playa Quieta or Playa Linda. If you are brave and you love doing new things, crossing in a kayak from Playa Quieta to a nice beach to Ixtapa Island could be an unforgettable adventure for you, just imagine traveling in a little more than a kilometer over the sea, watching turtles and colorful fishes on board a kayak. On these beaches you will find places to rent on your own or join a tour, these usually have also equipment for snorkeling.

  5. Visit golf courses. In Ixtapa, two golf courses were built; one in the Marina and another in front of Playa el Palmar; in both landscapes are enjoyed between mangrove, lakes and forest in perfect harmony, each with 18 holes is ideal for Golf lovers.

These are just some of the many things that you can see and do in Ixtapa during your visit, it all depends on the time you spend visiting this wonderful place. Enjoy and have fun.

See more Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Traveler's Guide