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Make a Holiday Rental Apartment in Ixtapa, Mexico, Your Home Away From Home

Ixtapa is a Mexican coastal resort, located along the country’s Pacific coastline, approximately 150 miles northwest of Acapulco. A government planned tourist resort, built on the site of a coconut plantation and mangrove estuary in the early 1970’s, Ixtapa is now a popular holiday destination amongst national and international tourists alike. Tourists are drawn by the resort’s more laid-back and low-key atmosphere, when compared to the larger and livelier resorts to be found elsewhere on the so-called Mexican Riviera. Visitors spending their holidays in Ixtapa will find that there is a great selection of self catering holiday rental accommodation available here. This accommodation is mainly in the form of villas and apartments, many with the use of a private pool and enjoying spectacular ocean views.

Things to Do on Holiday in Ixtapa, Mexico

It will come as no surprise to visitors spending their holidays in Ixtapa to discover that the main focus of activities are centred on the resort’s wide, sandy beach, which curves around the bay of the same name. Here such water sports activities as jet skiing, wind-surfing and kite-surfing are popular, whilst those looking to enjoy a more relaxed holiday may wish to simply relax with a good book, before cooling off with a dip in the bracing Ocean waters. The resort’s modern shopping malls, cafés, bars and wonderful choice of restaurants are a pleasant distraction from beach-life.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Ixtapa, Mexico

Many tourists spending their holidays in Ixtapa may wish to take advantage of the regular public transport links to the nearby city of Zihuatanego. Formerly a sleepy fishing village, this lively coastal city now boasts a number of tourist attractions and amenities. As well as its beaches, numerous shops and boutiques and restaurants, Zihuatanego also boasts such popular tourists draws as The Archaeological Museum of Costa Grande, an extensive crafts market and Paseo del Pescado, or Fisherman’s Path, a long, tree-lined boulevard lined with seafood restaurants, arts and crafts shops and specialist rug stores. The city’s oldest building, the 19th century Ingrana Hacienda, is also well worth a visit.

Weather in Ixtapa, Mexico

Visitors spending their holidays in Ixtapa will find that this region of Mexico enjoys a warm subtropical climate. Temperatures remain a steady average of between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius and the town receives an average annual rainfall of around 40 inches, the majority of which falls between June and September.

Travel to Ixtapa, Mexico

Travellers from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Ixtapa will start their long journey by first flying with British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Benito Juarez international Airport (MEX), near Mexico City. They will then take a connecting flight with Aeromar, Interjet or Magnicharters to nearby Ixtapa-Zihuatanego International Airport (ZIH).

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