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Ixtapa
Double your Mexican Riviera pleasure in the resort playground of Ixtapa and its quaint neighbor Zihuatanejo. The region offers a profusion of fishing charters, watersports and scuba diving sites. Ixtapa boasts high-end golf courses and lighted tennis courts. Horses are available for beach rides in Playa La Ropa and Playa Linda. Sun worshippers will find beaches that are packed with activity as well as isolated tropical oases. To really get away from it all, visit the fishing settlement of Barra de Patosi.

All things to do » Things to do

Playa el Palmar
Playa el Palmar
This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.
Attraction type: Beaches
Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site
Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site
Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)
Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)
Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise and wildlife reserve.
Attraction type: Islands
Playa Quieta
Playa Quieta
Located six miles from Ixtapa, this is touted as the best swimming area in the region featuring snorkeling, sailing and windsurfing.
Attraction type: Beaches
Delfiniti
Delfiniti
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

All places to eat » Places to eat

The General's Sports Bar & Restaurant
The General's Sports Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 70 restaurants in Ixtapa
Price: $3 - $50
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Villa de la Selva
Villa de la Selva
Ranked #2 of 70 restaurants in Ixtapa
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Bistro Soleiado
Bistro Soleiado
Ranked #3 of 70 restaurants in Ixtapa
Price: $12 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Mama Norma's and Deborah's Cafe
Mama Norma's and Deborah's Cafe
Ranked #4 of 70 restaurants in Ixtapa
La Fusion
La Fusion
Ranked #5 of 70 restaurants in Ixtapa
Price: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, International
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Emporio Ixtapa
3.5 of 5
Emporio Ixtapa
$78 - $198
Ranked #9 of 23 hotels in Ixtapa
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Hotel El Pirata
Hotel El Pirata
$46 (MXN 600)
Ranked #2 of 11 Ixtapa B&B and Inns
Hotel Suites Ixtapa Plaza
3.0 of 5 Hotel Suites Ixtapa Plaza
$46 - $286
Ranked #3 of 11 Ixtapa B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Casa Candiles Inn
Casa Candiles Inn
$145
Ranked #1 of 11 Ixtapa B&B and Inns
Las Brisas Resort Ixtapa
4.0 of 5
Las Brisas Resort Ixtapa
$92 - $341
Ranked #5 of 23 hotels in Ixtapa
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Azul Ixtapa
3.5 of 5
Azul Ixtapa
$169 - $322
Ranked #6 of 23 hotels in Ixtapa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Capella Ixtapa
5.0 of 5
Capella Ixtapa
$259 - $783
Ranked #1 of 23 hotels in Ixtapa
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Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
4.0 of 5
Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
$216 - $444
Ranked #2 of 23 hotels in Ixtapa
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Azul Ixtapa Grand
4.0 of 5
Azul Ixtapa Grand
$200 - $338
Ranked #3 of 23 hotels in Ixtapa
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.