Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Sights

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Isla Ixtapa

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The most popular spot on Isla Ixtapa (and the one closest to the boat dock) is Playa Cuachalalate. An excellent swimming beach, it was...

Museo Arqueológico de la Costa Grande

  • Museum/Gallery

The malecón ends at this archaeological museum, a gray stone building identified with a wooden shingle. A permanent display of pre-Hispanic...

Playa Linda

  • Beach–Sight

Thatch-roof restaurants dispense beer, soda, and the catch of the day just north of the Qualton Inn, in the Zona Hotelera II. Mexican...

Playa Principal

  • Beach–Sight

The less-than-pristine water (water taxis and fishing boats hang out here) may keep you on the sand, but there's plenty going on. Check...

Playa Quieta

  • Beach–Sight

Club Med occupies the south end of tranquil Playa Quieta; the rest of the lovely cove is empty except for a cluster of tables and chairs...

Playa del Palmar

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Ixtapa's main beach, this broad, 3-km-long (2-mile-long) stretch of soft brown sand runs along the Zona Hotelera. Although you can swim...

Playa la Madera

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This is a small, flat, dark-sand beach with a sprinkling of restaurants on the sand (which provide just about the only shade and facilities...

Playa la Ropa

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Clothing Beach" apparently got its name hundreds of years ago when a textile-laden ship spilled its silks, which washed up on the sand.

Playa las Gatas

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Legend has it that a Tarascan king (from an indigenous, pre-Hispanic community) built the breakwater on Playa las Gatas to create a sheltered...