Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is worldwide known for being one of the favorite places for sports fishing because of its diversity and abundant species, the weather, the sea temperature and the size of the fishes. The nautical services, aerial connectivity and the hotel infrastructure are just a few positive features that make Ixtapa an amazing vacation spot.
Ixtapa Activities & Attractions
Beach Club La Mesa del Pescador in Las Gatas.
Cycle path: Ideal for cyclists, runners, skaters, bird watchers and nature lovers in general.
Cocodrilario: Estuary near Playa Linda which houses wildlife. Mainly home to crocodiles of all ages (Crocodylus species acetic).
Golf: Two high level golf courses. Located at opposite ends of the Hotel Zone, both have 18 holes.
Zip lines: Parque Aventura Ixtapa. Where activities are canopy and zip line, the longest is 250mts long and 30 meters high.
Horseback riding: Another way to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific and lush native flora, is from the top of a gentle horse.
Swim with dolphins: Delfini Ixtapa. About nine friendly dolphins call this place home. They love to play, and are very polite and charming. Swimming and interacting with dolphins is an unforgettable experience.
Ixtapa Island: This tour combines cycling, kayaking and snorkeling. Start with a bike ride, visit the crocodile. After we’ll board boats that take us to Isla Ixtapa, where we will practice sea kayaking and snorkeling, admiring the beauty of a coral reef.
Boat rides: Tours that take you to a beautiful island surrounded by four beautiful beaches: Varadero, Cuachalalate, Coral and Carey. In all these, can be done for free, water sports like diving, snorkeling, sailing and skiing.
Diving: Our reefs are in excellent condition and we have the greatest biodiversity of reefs in the Mexican Pacific. Our wildlife ranging from seahorses to humpback whales.
Surf: Perfect waves. The water is warm all year round, there is no need for wetsuits. There are surf tours and classes, and boards for sale, rent and repairs.
Snorkel: We also have great places for snorkeling. The best sites are in Playa Las Gatas, Playa Manzanillo, and Ixtapa Island.
Kayak: Rent a kayak and discover private hidden coves where you create your own path around our beautiful beaches.
Fishing: The offshore fishing leads you to a tropical paradise. “Catch and Release”. Have fun and respect nature.
Aztlan Ecological Park: An ecological reserve, home of many crocodiles, iguanas and birds, is located along the cycle path.
Soledad de Maciel Archaeological Area: This is one of the largest ceremonial centers and most important in the region of Costa Grande, Guerrero, during Epiclassic period (650-900 d. C.).
Refugio de Potosi (Wildlife): Observe a great variety of plants and native birds while touring their interpretive trails.