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Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 442 202 4535
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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Island Adventure
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Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise and wildlife reserve.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“coral beach” (73 reviews)
“ixtapa island” (238 reviews)
“water taxi” (167 reviews)
Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 442 202 4535
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The place itself must be beautiful when it is not brimming with visitors. Sadly, we went there on a Sunday, and it was almost impossible to walk around, as the island is covered with restaurants. No swimming, either, since the small boats that take people...More

Thank Gabriela A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a bit of time from a tour. A lot of people selling things but the food was good and walking through from one side to the other was a short walk and both sides were beautiful.

Thank namtolw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour from out hotel lobby, which included transportation to the marina, water taxi to the island, lunch, water taxi back to the marina and transportation back to our hotel. We paid $320 pesos per person. It was well worth it. We snorkeled...More

Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little run down but we still had a good time for an afternoon snorkel. Getting there via the ferry was the fun part!

Thank Kelley F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The snorkeling was only OK (very wavy, but pretty fish)... however, the nature trail around the island is really worth the trip! The views of the water are spectacular. There are lots of great photo opportunities. Bunnies and deer wander the island, too... so that...More

Thank Dana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hear last year and very disappointed but the ocean was very rough and visibility zero. This time it was amazing! I bet we saw at least 100 variety of fish 🐟! Returning tomorrow for another visit. Local people very helpful and friendly even...More

Thank wbgnicky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth it. Eat the fresh seafood. Fantastic. Water taxi was very reasonable and just a short ride.

Thank blues4andrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a bus from Zihuatanejo, pleasant colorful ride with the locals. We spent the day in Ixtapa, strolled, had ice cream, then lunch and hang around the beaches in between tall hotels and buildings. Wish we had more time.

Thank JhetvanRuyven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, inexpensive and great people. 5 days of swimming, snorkeling, beach walking (the beaches are clean and inviting).

Thank snahan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Isla Ixtapa is paradise! We took a day trip over to the island. From playa Linda you take a 10 minute ferry ride across to the island. On the island are several covered outside restaurants and bars- very nice! The one we went to had...More

Thank Jeffmelinda
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William B
Are you still able to walk over to the backside of the island? It has been 20 years since my last visit. Dropped off on one side with a narrow path over to the protected bayside. There were many small seating cafes and constant service there. Then back over to meet the ferry when departing.
23 April 2017|
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Response from Tracy P | Reviewed this property |
yes you can, it is a narrow path, but yes...cool place
What is the best way to get to the island from Park Royal Ixtapa? Do I need pesos or can I use US$
4 March 2017|
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Response from Penticton L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ive been there three times. Either take the bus to playa L, walk across street to the little mall, you will see bus stops. Once you are there, you will easily see the strip. Its about 2.00 us to bus it to playa linden... More
How often do the water taxis run? We want to visit the island but don't have a ton of time so hoping they run every few minutes to return back to the mainland Thanks!
10 January 2017|
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Response from BJL76 | Reviewed this property |
The water taxis were running non stop as far as I could tell. Steady boats. As for a road taxi to la playa linda, pick a time you'd like to return with cab driver. He'll meet you back at the pier when ur ready. Better yet... More