The quaint colonial village of Ixtapa is set amid the lush, mountainous terrain of Mexico's southwestern coast. It is a stunning natural beauty. Ixtapa, a natural park and ecological reserve, is also known in Mexico as El Dorado Pacifico (Golden Pacific) from the cliffs forming coves, inlets and small bays and because of its beautiful beaches.
Ixtapa was born in early 1972 when FONATUR (the National Fund for Tourism Development), which also developed resorts such as Cancún and Huatulco, began designing the master plan.
Visit Ixtapa and discover the best of what Mexico has to offer - delightful and friendly people, first-class resort accommodations and breathtaking, natural beauty.
Among Ixtapa (Guerrero) main beaches are La Quieta, La Hermosa, Don Juan Don Rodriguez, Las Cuartas and La Bahia del Palmar. Ten kilometers from the Bahia del Palmar beach and towards Playa Quieta, there is a lagoon with precious fauna and flora. In addition, between the Cuota and Casa Blanca beaches, a mirador is located where you can enjoy a splendid view of small islands, cliffs rocks and piers.
Explore the cobblestone streets of nearby Zihuatanejo located just 10 km (6 mi) east of Ixtapa, where some of the best markets and traditional cuisine can be found.
Ixtapa provides the visitor with excellent beaches, first-class amenities and plenty of land and water activities for every age and taste. Scuba and snorkeling enthusiasts will be amazed by what can be found in the underwater world off the coast. For the golfer there are two award-winning courses, one designed by Robert Trent Jones.