The five magnificent beaches of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo

Enjoy these holidays under the sun of the most beautiful beaches of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.

Ixtapa. In this area there is a beach resort that has a hotel strip of three kilometers.
Ixtapa. In this area there is a beach resort that has a hotel strip of three kilometers.

250 km from Acapulco, Guerrero, are located two regions differentiated by their rhythm of life: Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo; both areas are connected by a four-lane highway without quota.

Ixtapa is home to a beach resort created in 1974, which has a three-kilometer hotel strip on the Pacific waters and a great nightlife. For its part, Zihuatanejo is an old fishing village located in a lush bay full of traditions and surrounded by mountains.

Ixtapa is considered one of the most popular sites for its sport fishing tournaments, while Zihuatanejo is home to the area's longest-running restaurant, El Mediterráneo, located exactly on the "Paseo del pescador" and in front of the municipal pier. In this space you can enjoy delicious seafood, pastas and some dishes made from birds.

Likewise, Ixtapa has a wide coastline dotted with small coves of fine sand; in this area you can navigate in kayaks; in addition, its waters are ideal for freediving and witnessing the coral reefs. It is important to point out that the safety in the practice of sports activities in Ixtapa is high, so it practically registers white balance.

Beaches not to be missed in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo:

Las Gatas (Zihuatanejo)

Surrounded by rock formations that seem to frame its splendor, this beach is located within a small cove. It is a natural spa where you can practice water sports in calm waters. Ideal for enjoying the sea in the company of the family.

How to get there? It is located to the south of Zihuatanejo Bay, accessible by Paseo de la Bahía Avenue or by boat from the Municipal Beach.

La Ropa (Zihuatanejo)

This beach is known by this name because a long time ago a galleon shipwrecked there that made the route from Manila loaded with fabrics. The beach stretches for two kilometers and is an appropriate place for swimming, boating or fishing. You can also enjoy some dishes made with fish and seafood.

How to get there? In order to get to this place it is necessary to take road number 200.

La Madera (Zihuatanejo)

In Playa la Madera the waves are generally good for bodysurfing. In addition, enjoy the shade under the palapas and Mexican music with the artists who pass by the beach.

How to get there? The easiest way is to walk from La Playa Principal by a walker where you will be able to admire the whole bay of Zihuatanejo.

El Palmar (Ixtapa)

It is the main beach of Ixtapa; it has an extension of two kilometers in length. It is ideal for water sports such as windsurfing, parachute flying, scuba diving and boat rides to go fishing or admire the scenery.

How to get there? Access through Ixtapa Blvd. in Coyuca de Benítez.

Don Rodrigo (Ixtapa)

It is ideal to live moments of privacy; in addition, it is the ideal destiny for the lovers of the free diving, although it is recommended only for experienced divers, due to its strong submarine currents.

How to get there? It is 5 km west of Ixtapa, on the road to Playa Quieta in Coyuca de Benítez.

To be enjoyed

An attraction of the area is its unmissable viewpoints overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Source: Informador