Ixtapa Zihuatanejo - Activities in general, Activities for children, Relaxation
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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo you will enjoy all
water sports... ski, parachute ride, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-ski, banana boat
ride, sail-boards, surfing and many, many more. Water sports
from US$15.00 and up. Sports available on Playa La Ropa,
Playa Las Gatas,
Playa El Palmar and Playa Linda
beaches and also at the Island.
course, you don't need to rent anything to have a fun time swimming,
playing beach volleyball or soccer, jogging or taking a breath-hold dive
to see if you can find one of our clams, among the many other activities
that you can do in our beaches.
If your are staying in a non-beach hotel there are three public
entrances on the boulevard and you may use the public areas facilities
of some hotels if you do a consumption (meals, drinks,
etc.) but check first to be sure they allow non-guests. ZIHUATANEJO:
There are many public entrances to the bay beaches, you will find many
seashore restaurants with a variety of services.
something really exciting, adventure after a lifetime experience of
catching a Sailfish or Marlin or any other of the many species that we
have in our waters.
(See "Deep Sea Fishing" section for more information)
underwater fans we have Scuba Diving with more than 30 world class sites
around us. Tours for beginners and experts, even for first timers with a
fast professional training. Tours include qualified guide/instructor. We
also have many great places for snorkeling.
(Check "Scuba Diving, Snorkel & Surfing" section for detailed
you love Golf, we have two excellent courses, home of famous
national and international tournaments.
Club de Golf Palma Real Ixtapa (Palma Real
Golf Club) and Club de Golf Marina Ixtapa
(Marina Ixtapa Golf Club). (See "Golf
and Tennis" option for more details)
de Golf Palma Real Ixtapa" is an 18 holes course designed by Robert
Trent-Jones Jr. "Club de Golf Marina Ixtapa" is an 18 holes course
designed by Robert Von Hagge. Both courses offer good challenges to the
if tennis is your thing, some hotels have their own playing fields for
their guests but these golf clubs also offer more than ten courts open to
the general public. Day and night games, US$15.00 and up per hour,
previous reservation is usually required depending on season.
tennis courts well in advance during high season, we get many tennis
"nuts" than want to play all day long while enjoying our great tropical
also have very good surfing places in town and others from 15 to 60 min. away. (See
"Scuba Diving & Surfing" section for more information)
adventure is in your mind, we have shops that offer guided bicycle
rides, kayak, horseback riding, rappel and other great adrenalin
perk-up options or if you prefer something more relaxing, take a city
tour, a countryside, the island, sunset cruise, Petatlan's Church, etc.
(See "Tours on your own and with operators" in menu)
you have a chance
visit the KING OF KINGS. A 12 feet high bronze
sculpture of Christ submerged in Zihuatanejo's Bay. Before its immersion
the statue visited many churches, including Basilica de Guadalupe Church
in Mexico City, where it was blessed and masses held on its honor. A
miniature replica was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI on January 2007. Boat from Main Pier or snorkel from Playa Las Gatas beach, or ask your tour operator.
you'll visit it by swimming (snorkeling) take a life jacket as a
backup precaution. You may get tired.
additional information on activities, check "Tours on your own and with
Operators" option in menu.
all the entertainment you'll find for them in our beaches, for an extra fun
time you can take them to....
MAGIC WORLD an aquatic recreation park in
the area of Ixtapa. Waves pool, toboggans, pirate ship, etc. Fun for all
ages. Open to the public from 9:00a.m. during high seasons and holidays
and only on weekends in low season.
Swim with Dolphins in Ixtapa. Options available
with dolphins, Encounter with dolphins, Delfiniti Kids for youngsters
from 3 to 7 years old, Baby dolphin for babies 6 to 30 months old, Delfiniti
family and Dolphin Assisted Therapy. For service hours check directly with Delfiniti or
with your tour operator. Good for children and adults.
in Ixtapa. Walk through trees with hanging
bridge, lianas, foot bridge, zip-line, etc. From 4 to 9 meters (13 to 30
ft.) high for adults and at 1 meter (3 ft.) for children. Open daily
from 10:00a.m. 'till 5:00p.m. during high season and only on weekends
during low season.
BIO LA ESCOLLERA. Conservation is the main objective of the
Bio-Park, striving to protect native species. The tour includes the
insectarium, the botanical garden with its more than 120 feet high
waterfall, the iguana sanctuary and ends at the animals reserve to
view birds and mammals typical of our region from a vantage point.
Open from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Guided tours in Spanish, English and
French at 11:00a.m., 1:00p.m. and 3:00p.m. Camino Escenico a las Gatas,
playa La Ropa beach,
DE POTOSI. Ecological park in a rainforest. Observation
tower at 15 meters (50 feet) high. Tropical path. Butterfly
observatory. Iguana reserve. Macaws refuge. Hummingbirds sanctuary.
Open from 9:00a.m. to 5.00p.m. At 25 km (15 miles) of
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo toward Playa
Blanca beach and Barra de Postosi (Potosi river mouth). You can
go by car, taxi or bus.
SUNDAYS at Main Plaza in Zihuatanejo.
Every Sunday the City Hall's Cultural House offers a variety of shows and
entertainments for the whole family. From 6:00p.m. Free admission.
In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo if your goal is to
relax... enjoy our sun on one of our clean and golden sandy beaches,
take a dreaming stroll along its shores or a relaxing swim in the warm
and calm waters of our pacific bay.
that, what about a delicious and refreshing Piņa
Colada (from US$3.50) or a Frozen Margarita
(from US$2.50) while reclined in a hammock under a cool and typical "palapa"...
what a hard time... ah!!!
Cheapest cocktails are those prepared with domestic liquors.
your dreams come true in this romantic, natural and enjoyable atmosphere.
In Zihuatanejo's bay we have the world
famous La Madera, La
Ropa, Principal and
Las Gatas beaches. Ixtapa has
El Palmar beach with more than 2 miles long of
white sands and Linda beach closely. Nearby are
Don Juan, Don Rodrigo,
Quieta and Las Cuatas
beaches, all of them very charming and clean. To the south of
Zihuatanejo you will find
Manzanillo, El Riscalillo,
Larga and Blanca
beaches, among many others.
have a choice of more than 20 miles of beaches of singular natural
beauty around our area, refuge of ancient Tarascan
(Check "Our History" and "Our Beaches" sections)
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