way to get to know the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area is on horseback.
The slow pace is a good match for the relaxed pace of life.
Guided tours leave regularly from Playa Linda.
An 82-foot lighthouse with a bar on top.
A good place to people-watch, sail, or windsurf. Boats depart
from here to Isla Ixtapa.
Museo Arqueologico de la Costa Grande
Housing almost 1,000 pieces of art and artifacts from nearby
sites. There are supplementary maps and murals, all in Spanish.
Palapa (Thatch-roofed) Restaurants
Abundant along this coast, most are small establishments that
serve excellent seafood and have a casual, festive atmosphere.
The small, wooded island off the coast. Boats depart regularly
from Ixtapa for a half-day's or day's excursion to this peaceful
locale, where visitors can picnic, take in the sun, snorkel, and
swim. The main beach is dotted with palapa eateries, and one can
rent snorkeling equipment nearby. The last boat departs Isla
Ixtapa for the mainland at 5pm daily.
In addition to its many fascinating sights, not to be missed
is Ixtapa's annual Torneo de Pez Vela (swordfish
tournament), held in May and December.
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