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“DAY WELL SPENT” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)

Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)
, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Island Adventure
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Ixtapa
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise and wildlife reserve.
HIGH POINT, NC
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“DAY WELL SPENT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Take boat over from Playa Linda for 40 pesos. I prefer the back side of island as the ocean side has too much coral. Favorite restaurant is ESCONDIDO which is next to last on beach. Tina, one of waitresses has been there for 24 years and the service and food are more than acceptable. No electricity so everything is cooked/grilled over open flame, super. Beer is cold and food is very good. Lemonade is also very refreshing. This side of island is better for nice calm water and swimming. Can walk over behind the restaurant about 100 yards and on the front/ocean side of island which has great snorkeling and lots of fish but navigating the rocks and coral can be a bit tricky. Last boat departs back to Playa Linda around 5 PM.

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“Nice Beach - Lots of Locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Very nice and quiet in the morning. Get off beach by Noon, or you will be swarmed by vendors every five minutes wanting to sell you something and tons of small kids whose parents must not have a job.

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Nice little island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We were able to get a free ride from Zihua to the docks in Playa Linda; which we had to pay $40 pesos 2 way per person to get to the island. They have like 4 different points in the island where you can stay. We decided to spend the stay snorkeling so we pay about $50 pesos for fins and we head to the water. The variety of fishes was nice, but nothing I ever seen before. However, it was nice to have the experience while in Ixtapa. We ordered few drinks and we got charge a service fee of $40 pesos, but we got the chairs and the umbrellas. Overall, it was a nice day in the water..

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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“Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Great to swim and snorkel, it was calm clear water and you can snorkel either side of the island. You can take your own food and pay for a chair or buy food there and beer or whatever you want to drink. Everyone was very helpful telling us we can take a boat back from either side. Its worth spending a day there

Visited November 2012
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Chino Hills, California, United States
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“Snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Came to the island to Snorkel. Friendly people and a great experience. Water was warm and clear and saw plenty of fish.

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