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Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 442 202 4535
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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Island Adventure
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Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise and wildlife reserve.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“coral beach” (73 reviews)
“ixtapa island” (238 reviews)
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Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 442 202 4535
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Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

A good getaway for the day and very reasonably priced. Especially enjoyed the iguanas and crocodiles before taking the boat across. Tour guide was very friendly and helpful. Snorkelling was a nice break from the pools at the hotel to see some of the underwater...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2016

Went there as part of a kayaking/snorkeling trip from the resort. Wish we had made time to spend the day there. The restaurants looked good and the little time we spent there was very relaxing.

Thank Rambler043
Reviewed May 12, 2016

We went to the Island as a group of 8 in mid April/16. Bus from the hotel to the dock was 10 pesos. Water taxi to the island was 40 pesos (round trip). Beautiful beach area with lots of little shops. We were greeted and...More

1  Thank Tammy F
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Not a place to go on the weekend. Way too crowded. The toilets were disgusting and primative. The dock hands for the ferry to the island virtually extorted tips from the tourists for doing little or nothing. They didn't bother to ask the locals for...More

Thank Douglas L G
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Get there early to avoid the rush. Be sure to take cash. And enjoy your lunch on the island. It's visited by tourist and locals. It's a short water taxi across to the island. You can rent snorkel gear there for a low price. Spend...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed May 9, 2016

You take a boat over to the island where there are restaurants wanting you to put up stake and drink/eat all day. There are activities to do such as banana boat, jet ski, snorkeling. It is also a day to just relax and do nothing...More

Thank Jody D
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

There are "officially". 3 beautiful beaches on this island. It's such a nice experience to get here. You really get the taste of Mexico in the arriving, thought your eyes and mouth. Restaurants are super delicious, my favorite one, "luigis" ask for the amazing piña...More

1  Thank Luis R
Reviewed May 6, 2016

Get there early to avoid the crowds. We sat at a table at one of the restaurants. We only ordered a beer & a soft drink & it was fine. No pressure to spend more and the waiters were very courteous.

Thank Vivian4519
Reviewed May 6, 2016

If you are in staying in Ixtapa you need to spend a day enjoying Ixtapa Island, swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing. If you are going snorkeling you need to get the guide who actually doesn't speak, but uses sign language to help you understand. We...More

Thank MDries24
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Ixtapa Island is a good place to jump in the water and snorkel around the coral reefs. There is a large variety of fish species living in this coral that you can explore. Settle down in a nice palapa and have one of the restaurants...More

Thank Robbie F
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William B
Are you still able to walk over to the backside of the island? It has been 20 years since my last visit. Dropped off on one side with a narrow path over to the protected bayside. There were many small seating cafes and constant service there. Then back over to meet the ferry when departing.
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Tracy P | Reviewed this property |
yes you can, it is a narrow path, but yes...cool place
What is the best way to get to the island from Park Royal Ixtapa? Do I need pesos or can I use US$
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Penticton L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ive been there three times. Either take the bus to playa L, walk across street to the little mall, you will see bus stops. Once you are there, you will easily see the strip. Its about 2.00 us to bus it to playa linden... More
How often do the water taxis run? We want to visit the island but don't have a ton of time so hoping they run every few minutes to return back to the mainland Thanks!
January 9, 2017|
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Response from BJL76 | Reviewed this property |
The water taxis were running non stop as far as I could tell. Steady boats. As for a road taxi to la playa linda, pick a time you'd like to return with cab driver. He'll meet you back at the pier when ur ready. Better yet... More