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Welcome to Ixtapa


A popular port of call and destination for cruise passengers, the Mexican resort of Ixtapa is set on one of the Pacific coastline's most spectacular bays and is justly renowned for its beautiful beaches. Located just 3 miles (5km) from the municipal seat of Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa was constructed in the 1970s on a coconut plantation and mangrove estuary and in recent years has given way to high-rise hotels and luxury villas, making it one of Mexico's most modern resorts with an energy and atmosphere that is reminiscent of Acapulco's earlier years.

With breathtaking views, sugary white beaches, offshore tropical islands, two world-class golf courses, exciting diving, mouth-watering restaurants and a pulsating nightlife, Ixtapa is fast becoming a popular choice for holidaymakers looking for the perfect beach holiday in Mexico.

Information & Facts

Spanish is the official language in Mexico. Some English is spoken in tourist regions.

Mexican currency is the New Peso (MXN) divided into 100 centavos. Credit cards are widely accepted, particularly Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Travellers cheques are generally accepted, but cannot be cashed on Sundays. ATMs are available in most cities and towns and are the most convenient way to get money, but for safety reasons they should only be used during business hours. Although most businesses will accept foreign currency it is best to use pesos. Foreign currency can be exchanged at one of many casas de cambio(exchange houses), which have longer hours and offer a quicker service than the banks.

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