Guide to Activities & Resorts in Ixtapa, Mexico

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  • Mexico

  • Tulum

  • Beaches

  • International Travel

  • Tropical Vacations

  • Coastal

  • Ruins

  • Snorkeling

Street leading to house surrounded by trees in Ixtapa, Mexico
Curator’s statement

Less popular than Tulum, Cabo and Cancun, Ixtapa, Mexico is a resort city that is a very underrated getaway. While located in the Mexican state of Guerrero, which has a reputation for having more crime and violence than other states, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is an area frequented by tourists, and therefore, it's relatively safe. With many resorts and outstanding beaches, it is worth adding to your Mexico bucket list.

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Where to stay in Ixtapa, Mexico

Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa

Romantic getaway on Mexico's Ixtapa coast with an infinity pool over the Pacific.

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Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

A family-friendly resort with everything needed for an unforgettable vacation including a pool with two water slides.

Hotel Las Brisas Ixtapa

Quiet paradise in Ixtapa boasting oceanview suites with private terrace and a lovely spa.

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Things to do in Ixtapa, Mexico

Sunsets over the water with a pink and orange sky in Ixtapa, Mexico

Visit the Mayan Ruins of Xihuacan Museum and Archaeological Site.

Check out Downtown Ixtapa Architecture, Ixtapa was carefully crafted with a master plan developed by to-pnotch architects Enrique and Agustin Landa Verdugo. 

If you're a golfer, Marina Ixtapa Nautica Golf Club is amazing. 

Las Gatas Beach.

Snorkeling at Isla Ixtapa.

Playa La Ropa Beach and explore Zihuatenejo.

Watch the sunset at Playa el Palmar beach.

Places to eat & drink in Ixtapa, Mexico

Plate of tamales garnished with cilantro

Italian at Beccofino.

Café América, Rossy's or La Perla for Seafood.

Carmelita's Cafe, Casa Elvira, Casa Morelos or Tamales y Atoles Any for Mexican.

Fusion at Kau-Kan.

Nueva Zelanda for breakfast.

American at Ruben's.

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