At the bay of Zihuatanejo coast of Mexico is an internationally famous beach resort popular for its coastal fun activities including water sports, and its link to the pre-colonial Mexican history. This is a destination you can enjoy a full holiday, hold your honeymoon and picture the inside story of the Mexican heritage that most of the world mildly know about. Thousands of international tourists tour this resort every year so it is a busy tourist destination of Mexico. Being a small Island, Ixtapa offers the fresh air and the real spirit of freedom from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Ixtapa is a beach resort established by the Mexican Government of 1970. It was one of the projects to uplift tourism in the area of Zihuatanejo since Ixtapa is the bay of Zihuatanejo coast. Gradually, the Mexican Government supported the resort by accommodation facilities for tourists, restaurants, hotels, and communication and transport networks to the resort. Ixtapa has its own airport, the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport, where you can arrive at from any part of the world.
When you visit Ixtapa today, you will find several historical sites. To mentions just a few of the popular sites are: the caves at the Ixtapa bay, Playa el Palmar – a place that initially had large plantations of coconut and mango fruits is now the most exciting beach in Ixtapa, and Museum of Arquelogia de la Costa Grande where the pre-colonial history of Ixtapa is revealed.
There are many natural features in Ixtapa that contribute as one of the world’s magnificent sites. Meet some of the rarest wild animals like the sea turtles and the hawksbill. Witness the craving volcanic features in this large park. Join in the orientation tours such as the City Tour of Ixtapa. Play golf at the Marina Ixtapa Golf Club one of the golf clubs in the Ixtapa Island. Learn about the Mexican culture during the Combo Tour around Ixtapa.
The coastal serene is beautifully composed with the turquoise reflecting waters of the Pacific Ocean. La Playa del Puerto, Playa La Madera, Playa La Ropa , Playa Las Gatas and Playa Contramar are some of the optional beaches to stop by and have fun in the sunny weather. There are so many activities to indulge in that you will find yourself busy enjoying yourself. Ride on a horse along the beach, dive into the Pacific, surf along the blowing waves of the ocean, make or buy a kite to fly, and even travel into the snorkeling region to view the wide spread species of plants and sea creatures. Surely, there is nothing to miss out in the Ixtapa Coast.
Ixtapa has varieties of quality lodging amenities to choose from. There are executive beach resorts, holiday houses, class hotels, lodges and restaurants. There are clubs that work all night long. The dishes are unique and rich in delicacy. Cultural dances are held sporadically in some hotels. You just have to book a room in one of the accommodation amenities available, pay their affordable fees and begin to settle for the adventures in Ixtapa.