Lives in Mexico
Since Feb 2015
18-24 year old female
Amante de los viajes, la naturaleza, la comida, los animales, la fotografía, la danza... XD
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Piers & Boardwalks
Natural History Museums
El Palmar beach is the most well known in Ixtapa. Great for water sports, para-sailing, a walk along the beach, or to sit and watch the sunset. El Palmar beach is home to many beach-front hotels and resorts, many of which have activities for kids.
From the main street, you will need to cross a mangrove swamp to enjoy this beach. The kids will love the crocodile reserve and there is also horseback-riding available so you can explore the surrounding area. Playa Linda normally has medium-sized waves so you can try water sports here.
Playa Quieta, as its name implies, has very 'quiet' or calm waves because Ixtapa Island is right in front of it, making it the perfect beach for families. Ideal for water sports, swimming, kayaking, or fishing; there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.
Access to Vista Hermosa is controlled by the Las Brisas hotel, so you need to stay with them to experience this beach. It's relaxing here due to the absence of street vendors, who patrol many of the other beaches. There are life-guards here too — great to help you keep an eye on your most prized possessions!
This aquatic park has a pirate village, wave pool, water slides, and wading pool; all surrounded by a beautiful landscape full of trees and plant life. A great atmosphere for families who want a break from the beach while still enjoying the water in Ixtapa.
Delfiniti has several adorable dolphins that will guarantee you a memorable experience. You can choose from various packages depending on the age of your children and the activities you want to do.
This island has four beaches — the most visited is Cuachalate beach; the others being Varadero, Coral, and Carey. You and your family can dive or snorkel here as there are many reefs surrounding the island. You can also swim, sunbathe, or dine at one of the local restaurants.
Paseo de Pescador (fishermans walk) is home to a pier and boardwalk along the beach, where you can find restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops. Relax and spend some quality time with your family while you watch local fisherman going about their daily life.
If your family is looking to learn about local culture and history, this museum is a great place to do so. Although small, you'll find plenty of artifacts and treasures housed here. If you book a tour, you will also get to experience the archaeological site, and be transported back into the pre-Hispanic era.