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Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)

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Address: Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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+52 442 202 4535
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Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise...

Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise and wildlife reserve.

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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Island Adventure
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Too commercial

If you are into snorkeling this location is great. If you want to just spend a day on a quiet beach this is not for you. The island is very commercial with different owners and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't do a tour. Taxi to playa Linda. $4 water taxi. Ask to go to pier one. Closest to snorkelling beach. Find a chair. Buy some drinks and snacks and staff takes care of you. We were there for 8 hours. Day flew by.

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Litchfield, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took an arranged trip to Ixtapa Island and spend the day with Lili Cipraini. Great day!! Snorkeling, massages, food, drink...most importantly relaxing!! Plenty of shady areas and sun areas.

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Thank Stacy G
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are into snorkeling this location is great. If you want to just spend a day on a quiet beach this is not for you. The island is very commercial with different owners and there section of beach.

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Thank JJroad007
Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want a quiet and relaxing beach, you need to visit Isla Ixtapa,is good for kids, waves are very slow and kind with kids, you can stay in the sea for a while without danger. And you could eat in restaurants, all have fresh food and it's delicious

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Thank Diana R
Vanscoy
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Close little island offered a few different beaches including one for snorkeling. You can get across by boat (so don't book a snorkel tour) for like 12 pesos and then rent equipment there for 120 pesos. There are a couple other beaches great for swimming. If you buy a drink or food at the restaurants you can use a chair... More 

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Thank Tim E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Short boat trip to the island. Snorkeling, lots of fish and reef. Many shells to explore. Great meal at princess Rebecca's on the island. Cold beer.

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Victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well we really wanted to go to the snorkeling tour BUT decided that it would be easier and A LOT CHEAPER if we took ourselves there.SO four of us got a cab and enjoyed the trip and then we caught the ferry over to the island that everyone has to catch. We picked out the restaurant we wanted to eat... More 

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Thank noral420
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go to see, sure. Eat, no, way to $$$. The snorkeling at coral bay is good, but I found it a bit hard to enter. I'd recommend water shoes as the entry area is hard on the feet. I doubt we would ever go back now that we have seen it,

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British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The good part is that its a beautiful setting. The not so great is that everyone expects a tip, from the kids who help you on/off the boat, to the captain who delivers you to the Island. We didn't snorkel but the people around us on the beach thought it was great. They also recommended taking advantage of the guide... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did excursion from hotel, would be simple to do on your own as well, short boat trip and snorkelling good, very busy we were there on the Sunday of a holiday weekend, packed with people. Weekday may be better to visit.

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