The exclusive resort town of Ixtapa, entertains visitors on Ixtapa Mexico vacations from the USA, Canada and Europe with its top-class amenities and miles of beautiful beaches. Located on the south west coast of Mexico on the Pacific, Ixtapa is the perfect place to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, explore caves,go skydiving or simply just relax!
Ixtapa vacation attractions
How about a golf course on a nature reserve – with real live alligators! Swimming with dolphins at Delfiniti aquarium. Discovering the ancient Mayan culture at the museum in nearby Zijuatanejo.
Ixtapa Mexico vacation rentals
For as little as US $65 per Night you can have your own apartment in Ixtapa at Playa Troncones. Many people prefer the extra privacy and seclusion offered by a vacation rental as opposed to a hotel room or suite. A rental property gives you the freedom to do as you wish, as much or as little as you want! There are many beach side vacation rentals to choose from to create an unforgettable Ixtapa Mexico vacation package.
For those taking Ixtapa Mexico vacations, a visit to Ixtapa Island (known as Isla Grande) is a no-brainer. The island features a charming collection of tranquil, beautiful beaches, and visitors to the island generally end up spending the entire day there! Ixtapa Island is a wildlife preserve, with orchids, hundreds of varieties of multi-colored fish, and native acacias. The most popular activity is probably scuba diving due to the warm climate, calm waters and protected marine species. Daily boat trips are available to the island from Ixtapa and scuba diving equipment can be cheaply rented from almost any shop. Some Ixtapa Mexico vacation packages will include boat trips and equipment hire, check with your travel agent.
Ixtapa Hotels & Resorts
There are many popular hotels and resorts in and around Ixtapa, however your short list should include the following:- Riviera Beach Resort Ixtapa, Costa Real, Krystal Ixtapa, Posada Real Ixtapa, Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, Aristos Ixtapa, Barcelo Ixtapa Resort, Pacifica Villas Hotel and the Westin Brisas Resort Ixtapa.
Most tourists arrive by air. The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International airport has non-stop flights from Mexico City and various cities in the United States and Canada. Some tourists will drive there from Acapulco (just 145 miles away) for a day trip.
National Holidays observed in Ixtapa Mexico
Ixtapa is popular all year round with a low winter temperature of 89 degrees and a high summer temperature of 91 degrees the climate is constantly warm. The busiest times of the year are during national Mexico holidays:-
January 1, New Year’s Day
February 5, Constitution Day
March 18, Oil Expropriation Day
March 21, Benito Juárez’s Birthday
May 1, Labor Day; 5, Cinco de Mayo
September: 16, Independence Day
October 12, Day of the Race
November 2, Day of the Dead
November 20, Revolution Day
December 12, Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
December 25, Christmas Day