Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Travel Guide

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Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Travel Guide

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Local History

It is claimed that in October 1527, the first galleon set sail from here to search for a route that would link America and the Philippines. Legend has it that many pirates, including Francis Drake, used to lie in wait off the coast of this region.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Attractions

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Jet Ski Rental Rent them from the main beach in Ixtapa, and then head out to explore the surrounding islands. This best done in the late afternoon as the sun is setting.

Massages Head for one of the white tent structures on the beach for a 45-minute massage. Relaxing and therapeutic, it will also give you a break from the sun.

Parasailing Arranged from the main beach, slowly glide across the sky for great views of the golf course, mountains and sea.

La Ropa beach Is a one kilometer white sand beach ideal for people and children to swim in one of the safest beaches in the area,with lots of tatched roofs restaurants and bars like La Perla Restaurant,Manglar,Paty┬┤s...Also you can practice windsurfging,kayaking,parasailing,jet sky,banana boat rides....
submitted by Francisco Ibarra Rivera, 14/06/08

La Casa Cafe In La Madera, the hot spot for specialty coffee's & a great mix of both American & Mexican breakfast & lunch. 8am-2pm, Tues-Sun
submitted by Lorna, 11/11/07

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Shopping

Alberto's Hotel Zone For exclusive designs in silver and gold, precious and semi-precious stones and pearls. They also make rings, necklaces and bracelets to order.

Mercado de Artesania Turistico Boulevard Ixtapa From handicrafts to t-shirts, folk apparel to souvenirs, this market with its 150 stalls will keep you interested for hours.

Casa Marina Paseo del Pescador - Hand woven embroidered cotton clothing, colourful woven bags, wool rugs, wall hangings, masks and other arts and crafts can all be found at this fascinating shop.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Activities

Playa la Ropa Ixtapa Known to be one of the most beautiful and safe beaches on the Mexican Pacific, this beach is ideal for the kids to go swimming, whilst watching the windsurfers ride the waves.

The Delfiniti Dolphinarium Learn about them, swim in the water with them and have a photograph taken with them to brag to your friends back home.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Beaches

Las Gatas One of the main beaches in the bay, with a breakwater just offshore, makes this beach a safe place to spend some carefree time.

Zihuatanejo Beaches Famous for their horse rides along the beach. Just head down to the waters edge and look out for the places where horses are available for higher. This is truly an exhilarating experience.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Restaurants and Bars

From seafood cocktail, stuffed squid, seafood tacos and the traditional green pozole are just some of the dishes to be found along this coastline. For the more adventurous one could try something more exotic like armadillo or iguana.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Restaurants

Al Cilantro Tres Puertas - For a fusion of Mexican and Asian cuisine, set in a perfumed garden next to a pool this terrace dining spot is a wonderful place to have a meal.

Arrecife Riveriera Beach Hotel - Overlooking the beach this restaurant specialises in seafood, cuts of beef prepared on an open grill, Mediterranean cuisine served with a hint of Mexican.

Bucanero's Marina Ixtapa This marina setting is the perfect place to enjoy Provencal cuisine, friendly, efficient service and a few of the local drinks.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Bars & Clubs

D'Latino - Nicolas Bravo - The name says everything. This is where the locals come to salsa, rock 'n' roll and have a good time. Try it for yourself.

Galeria Dorado Pacifico Hotel This laid-back piano bar features 'bohemian' singers, quiet conversational and a thoroughly relaxed evening.

Liquid Galerias Ixtapa Mall A glitzy after-hours bar, which features a wonderful menu of different martinis.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo children's activities

Playa la Ropa Ixtapa Known to be one of the most beautiful and safe beaches on the Mexican Pacific, this beach is ideal for the kids to go swimming, whilst watching the windsurfers ride the waves.

The Delfiniti Dolphinarium Learn about them, swim in the water with them and have a photograph taken with them to brag to your friends back home.

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