Ixtapa, located in Guerrero state on the Pacific Ocean, has some of the best beaches of Mexico. It is decidedly a resort town, and among the best Mexico coast cities with plenty of amenities and great infrastructure.
It is full of high-end, all-inclusive Mexico beach resorts, and there’s no shortage of amazing Ixtapa hotels. Though not as famous as other Mexico resort towns, Ixtapa has all the amenities of its larger counterparts like Cancun and Cabo San Lucas, and some of the best beach hotels in Mexico.
Spend some time exploring the best beaches in Ixtapa — Playa El Palmar, Playa Linda, and Playa Quita, and then do an Ixtapa boat tour to Isla Ixtapa (Ixtapa Island). Exploring this beautiful, tranquil island is among the best things to do in Ixtapa.
On Isla Ixtapa, you’ll love the turquoise waters of Playa Varadero, which are crystal-clear, calm, and perfect for snorkeling. The backside of the island, Playa Corales, is a quiet beach with soft white sand, a coral reef, beachfront seafood cafes, and massage providers.
Back in Ixtapa, enjoy a nice dinner at any of the best restaurants in Ixtapa. There’s even delicious vegan food in Ixtapa at La Raiz de la Tierra, a cafe owned by Rodrigo Sanchez of Mexico’s flamenco guitar-metal duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela. For meat and seafood eaters, head to Nueva Zelanda Cafe or Lili Cipriani.
End the night dancing at either Christine or Partenon (or both ), before heading back to your resort for a restful night’s sleep in this Mexican beach town paradise.