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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
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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
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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
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Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site
Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site
Attraction type: Natural History Museums
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Ixtapa Island Escape
Ixtapa Island Escape
Attraction type: Islands

All places to eat » Places to eat

El Tiburon de la Costa
El Tiburon de la Costa
Ranked #1 of 88 Restaurants in Ixtapa
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
El Galeon
El Galeon
Ranked #2 of 88 Restaurants in Ixtapa
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Bistro Soleiado
Bistro Soleiado
Ranked #3 of 88 Restaurants in Ixtapa
Price: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, International, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The General's Sports Bar & Restaurant
The General's Sports Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 88 Restaurants in Ixtapa
Price: $3 - $38
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
Franks bar and grill
Franks bar and grill
Ranked #5 of 88 Restaurants in Ixtapa
Cuisines: Mexican, Pizza, Canadian
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Las Brisas Hotel Collection Ixtapa
4.0 of 5
Las Brisas Hotel Collection Ixtapa
$76 - $379
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Ixtapa
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Emporio Ixtapa
3.5 of 5
Emporio Ixtapa
$72 - $233
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in Ixtapa
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Gamma de Fiesta Inn Plaza Ixtapa
3.0 of 5
Gamma de Fiesta Inn Plaza Ixtapa
$64 - $235
Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Ixtapa
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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
Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
4.5 of 5
Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
$161 - $580
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Ixtapa
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Hotel Barcelo Ixtapa Beach Resort
3.5 of 5
Hotel Barcelo Ixtapa Beach Resort
$155 - $406
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Ixtapa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Capella Ixtapa
5.0 of 5
Capella Ixtapa
$243 - $829
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Ixtapa
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Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort & Convention Center
4.0 of 5
Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort & Convention Center
$168 - $259
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Ixtapa
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Pacifica Spa
4.0 of 5
Pacifica Spa
$153 - $198
Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Ixtapa
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