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Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)

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Address: Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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+52 442 202 4535
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Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise...

Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise and wildlife reserve.

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US$81.00*
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Ixtapa Shore Excursion: Ixtapa Island Adventure
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Great beaches!

The surf in front of our hotel was very rough and this was a wonderful way to get into the ocean. Great food and drinks available on all 4 beaches. Beautiful views everywhere!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
LizaPiza
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Edmonton
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must visit! Enjoy a day of snorkeling, massages and great tropical drinks. Decent value. Visited during the day. Washroom facilities are.... primitive. Can get really busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience. Highly recommend it. Snorkelling lessons provided. Great coral reef. My first experience of snorkelling so was very impressed. Great food on the Island!!

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Penticton, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We first found out about the island at the hotel where they wanted to charge $80 USD ($1600 pesos) each which included transportation/lunch and snorkel rental. Did some research and found we can do it much cheaper and cost about $600 pesos for same thing. Wife did a massage for $300 pesos and I did $100 peso ride behind a... More 

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1 Thank boborr
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

50 pesos a person gives you round trip short boat ride to the island. They beg u for tips just for helping us get off the boat. The snorkel side is very rocky and steep to get in everyone we saw was cut up from the rocks and trying to get out. The beach massages were 20$ for an hour... More 

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1 Thank Julie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The surf in front of our hotel was very rough and this was a wonderful way to get into the ocean. Great food and drinks available on all 4 beaches. Beautiful views everywhere!

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2 Thank LizaPiza
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

it was ok but bring your own it was 200 peso to rent very busy and the coral reef was of no significance

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Thank Tish C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go early to avoid the deluge of people around noon. The snorkelling was fun, water clarity was good and the fish were plentiful. Don't expect overly colorful fish and variety is somewhat limited. The best part of my trip was when a little orange and black fish became attached to me and swam directly in front of my mask an... More 

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1 Thank David M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean beaches and clear water, great place for snorkeling with kids. The beer is cold and true Mexican food served to you on the beach.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to snorkel, but were somewhat disappointed. Not many fish, not much coral to harbor them. Still fun. Crowded, so go early! It's a diversion, and good for kids if you have them. Sunscreen/block is killing coral reefs they say, so bring clothing that will protect you and the marine environment while you float around. Don't stand on or disturb... More 

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Toronto ON CAN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled solo, and took the local bus to Playa Linda (you can also take a taxi - about 100 pesos one way), Then walk to the pier (left of the red hut), and it's a 50 peso return fare to and from the island on a small water taxi. I went to the Coral beach and walked around after... More 

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