Swimming pools and rooms with ocean views
A wide range of entertainment and excursions
Ixtapa owns one of the best beaches in Mexico, a favorite for tourists who want to enjoy some well-deserved rest on the Pacific coast. Located in the state of Guerrero, Ixtapa is a tourist complex located on El Palmar Beach, a long stretch of white sand stretching over 10 kilometers with large, modern hotels. Visitors can swim, sunbathe and enjoy sports such as surfing, canoeing and water skiing, all just a few steps from the hotel. Surrounded by tall palm trees, Palmar Beach is popular with running enthusiasts thanks to its many miles of sand bathed in crystal-clear waters. In Itxapa you can enjoy a long and happy holiday on the beach without leaving the luxury and comfort.
There are various options for tourists who want to know more about the region. One of them is to visit Ixtapa Island or Isla Grande, which can be reached by ferry in just 10 minutes. The island has two beaches: one sandy beach with gentle waves, ideal for swimming, and another on the other side of the island, with a shallow coral reef which is perfect for scuba diving. There is a abundance of restaurants and food stalls in this area, so there is no need to take anything. Some tours include the chance to sail to a nearby lagoon where crocodiles, turtles, pelicans and other exotic examples of indigenous fauna are inhabited. Many experienced divers come to Ixtapa to explore Los Morros de Potosí, a place where granite rocks form caves, tunnels and channels that house an abundance of marine life. Families can get to know the dolphins close up at Delfiniti, a place where you can swim with these charming creatures. Children will be delighted to feed them and swim alongside them. There is also the chance to be swept by dolphins in the pool, in keeping with surfers.
If you are looking for entertainment outside the water, guests of the hotels in ixtapa there are also many activities to do on earth. A top-of-the-range adventure is a road-off adventure through the beach, visiting the small cities that surround the tropical forests. Some tours include a zip-line through the jungle and others offer food and drink. Visitors interested in history can opt for a cultural tour. Among the places of interest are the coconut forests, as Ixtapa was a prosperous coconut plantation in the past. Visitors will also find a brick factory, an archaeological museum, a fruit plantation and a animal rehabilitation center, all with their own stops for lunch during the tour. There is another excursion of between three and four hours to the neighboring state of Michoacán, which takes tourists to Tzintzuntzan (the former capital of the Purépecha kingdom) and to Pátzcuaro, an incredibly well-preserved colonial city.