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Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Sights

Playa Linda

Updated 12/31/1969

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Thatch-roof restaurants dispense beer, soda, and the catch of the day just north of the Qualton Inn, in the Zona Hotelera II. Mexican families favor this long, coconut-palm-lined beach, which has marvelous views, is perfect for walking, and is bordered at one end by an estuary with birds and gators. You can rent horses (about half as much here as on Playa Ixtapa or from area tour operators), and a warren of identical stalls sells souvenirs and cheap plastic beach toys.

Concessions arrange banana-boat rides and rent Jet Skis and Boogie boards. Water taxis depart here for Isla Ixtapa, and land taxis wait in the free parking lot for fares.

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Ixtapa, Mexico

Updated 12/31/1969


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May 18, 2007


Playa Linda is just a short taxi cab ride from the hotel strip in Ixtapa. We went here to catch the panga to Isla Ixtapa. The first thing I noticed was the bad smell at the pier. There is sitting water that is full of bugs and the like; no way would I swim there. There were a few shops that provide the usual trinkets. There is a "natural reserve", which is really a group of alligators in a small area. It was interesting to see them, but that

was really the high point of visiting Playa Linda.

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