In Nahuatl, Ixtapa translates to place of white sand,, so it,™s no surprise that Ixtapa is known for its gorgeous beaches. There is a beach called Del Palmar that is a kilometer stretch along the Pacific. This is the perfect place to kick back and take in a bit sun on a beautiful day. In Ixtapa, the possibility for water sports is vast. You could try, snorkeling, surfing, parasailing, or just take a dip in the warm Pacific water.
Ixtapa is also widely known for its fishing, both offshore and inshore. Anglers come all around the world for a chance to catch the big one. Away from shore sailfish are almost year-round. From November to June, fisherman can catch yellow-knife tuna, some up to three-hundred pounds.
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Closer to shore, you would be likely to catch roosterfish, chula, feisty grouper, and a variety of other fish. A day spent fishing on the shore with locals is the ultimate stress reliever.
Since 1972, Ixtapa has been continuing to grow as a tourist destination. With luxurious hotels, restaurants, golf courses, marinas, and a shopping center, it,™s no wonder that so many people have been drawn to this coastal city. With infinity pools, lounge chairs, outdoor bars and a prime view of the Pacific, the resorts and hotels in Ixtapa are sure to be unforgettable.