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Things to Do in Ixtapa

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Ixtapa and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Ixtapa activities? We have 17 tour ideas.


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Archaeology Tours

Xihuacan Culture and Archaeology Tour

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 65.00


Either from Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa take the most complete Xihuacan archaeological tour, this recently discovered ceremonial center is the only one in this continent made out of bricks and modeling clay during the Pre-Columbian period. Have a guided tour through the Cuitlateca vestiges and learn about the ethnic group who took the knowledge of pottery to a higher level.<br>Travel in a luxury van with a small group of... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Ixtapa Island Escape

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 40.00


Discover the&nbsp;beautiful Ixtapa Island a few miles from mainland! Visit this&nbsp;paradisiacal&nbsp;island in the Mexican Pacific Coast and&nbsp;spend the day swimming and snorkeling in the crystalline waters of a protected cove. You will have also the opportunity to practice fun water sports or just realx in a&nbsp;hammock after lunch on the beach.

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Half-day Tours

Ixtapa City and Countryside Combo Tour

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


Enjoy the&nbsp;perfect blend of the city of Ixtapa and the surrounding countryside in a unique combo tour. See the sights of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo&nbsp;and get a sense of the real Mexico with local&nbsp;artisans showing demonstrations of their craft and culture. Also&nbsp;admire&nbsp;a plantation of palm trees in the countryside and taste a delicious&nbsp;lunch with local flavors.

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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding on the Beach and Through a Coconut Plantation

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 80 minutes
Priced From: USD 49.00


Enjoy a great morning horseback ride through coconut plantations, mangrove trees and on Playa Larga Beach which is the longest beach of the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area. As you ride your horse on the beach there will be a nice ocean breeze and the results of: vegetation, ocean waves, lagoon and... Read More

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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Las Gatas Beach Half-Day Tour

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 81.00


When you dock in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, hop off your cruise ship and straight onto a boat to Las Gatas Beach for a day of fun in the sun! Playa Las Gatas is a popular, idyllic beach favored for its calm, reef-protected waters, and the only way to get there is by boat. On this relaxing shore excursion,... Read More

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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Horseback Riding on Zihuatanejo Bay

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


When you arrive in port in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, let your hair loose and enjoy a horseback riding shore excursion in tropical paradise! Explore the breathtaking surroundings as you ride through the lush coconut groves and onto the tropical beach of Playa Larga. This is an exciting adventure, and in... Read More

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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Island Adventure

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 81.00


When you're in port in Ixtapa, cruise to Ixtapa Island to enjoy a fun day of swimming, snorkeling, water sports and relaxation on a deserted beach. Renowned for its beaches and warm, crystal-clear waters, Ixtapa Island is perfect for snorkeling and sunbathing! As you enjoy the wide range of restaurants, water sports and tropical marine life, you'll have a great time on this shore excursion.

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Snorkeling

Las Gatas Island Beach Break with Snorkeling

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 40.00


Spend a day in the beautiful and paradisaical waters of Playa Las Gatas, located a few miles from your hotel in Ixtapa. Explore the marine world of this snorkeler's paradise and enjoy fun activities like kayak, parasail and waverunners. You will also have the opportunity to admire the El Faro lighthouse, perched atop the rugged coastline and taste a light Mexican lunch with a savor a drink on the white-sand beach.

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Tours around Ixtapa

Ixtapa City Tour

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (starts at 16:00)
Priced From: USD 62.00


Located between the Pacific and the Sierra Madre Ixtapa is a city of memories with over 500 years of legend and romance. Discover this ancient city during a panoramic tour that will show you spectacular scenic views as well as the citys most interesting places.

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Ixtapa Island Escape

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 62.00


We will take you to the Ixtapa Island by boat a paradise with an abundance of tropical flora and fauna and a quiet crystalline beach to rest and sunbathe.

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Las Gatas Beach

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 62.00


Enjoy a day in paradise! Set sail for beautiful Las Gatas Beach... an idyllic location away from it all.

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Horseback Riding on the Beach

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 85.00


Put on your riding hat and boots for an authentic Mexican horseback experience!

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Tours from Ixtapa

Deep Sea Fishing in Ixtapa

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 357.00


Allow our captain and his crew to take you deep sea fishing 25 km from the shore. Fish for marlin sail fish and tuna.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to Hotels

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 36.99


Skip the taxi line and start your stay in southwestern Mexico with this shared transfer service from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport to your Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo hotel. Transportation is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Shared Departure Transfer: Hotels to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 36.99


Wrap up your stay in southwestern Mexico with convenient transportation from your hotel to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport. This shared-ride transfer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Private Airport Transfer: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Airport to Hotel

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 100.00


Enjoy a private transportation aboard a van from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) to your hotel in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. The perfect option if you're someone who would rather head straight for the hotel than wait at the airport or stop at several other hotels before reaching... Read More

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Private Airport Transfer: Hotel to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Airport

Ixtapa, Mexico
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 100.00


Enjoy private transportation aboard a van from to your hotel in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo to the international airport. The perfect option if you're someone who would rather head straight for the airport than stop at several other hotels before reaching your destination.

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