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“Snorkeling trip”

Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)
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USD 81.00*
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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Island Adventure
Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Ixtapa
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Owner description: Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise and wildlife reserve.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

After a short, inexpensive water taxi ride, we were greeted by several vendors all vying for business. As we were there to snorkel so had our own equipment, but rentals were readily available. Snorkeling was pleasant but not exceptional. Food and beverages were readily available from aggressive but not pushy,vendors. Prices were high, in my opinion, in part as everything has to be hauled from the mainland and any electrical power would be supplied by generator. We travel to enjoy ourselves, so we had fun.

Thank Robin R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Best to go on your own and skip the tours. See other reviews.
Take a taxi to Playa Linda and then a water taxi to the Island. 50 pesos is a water taxi round trip. Easy and safe. We were with two kids (6 and 11) Plan to arrive in the morning. We got there at 9am and enjoyed quiet beach for about 2 h. Then the place got crowded. Make sure to walk around and ask for natural beach where there are no restaurants.

Thank glaboni
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We went right before Easter weekend, so it got pretty crowded. We loved it though! So fun for our 6 and 4 year old to be able to swim further out in the ocean and not be smashed with waves. My husband and 6 year old also tried snorkeling on the other side. Very nice that it’s so small and you can easiest get from side to side on the island! We also had lunch included with our trip and that was very good too. May have been one of the best days of our trip.

Thank Jenny F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of casual beach restaurants with little clothing shops selling fresh fish! We like the snorkeling on one side of this island and you only have to walk a short distance back to the other side for swimming! We always go to the end of this beach on the other side, to Los Indios where they have massage opportunities set up in the shade!

Thank lea765
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

One side of the island was great for snorkeling while the other side was great for swimming and wading. The food looked very good if you ordered it. If you were there with a tour which included lunch, it was mediocre. Don't take the tour. $40 each from a hotel which included lunch and one beer. The boat to the island was 50 pesos ($2.75) and a taxi from the hotel might be $5.

Thank Louis N
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