Isla Ixtapa information
Isla Ixtapa is a beautiful oasis from the concrete jungle of Ixtapa. The turquoise waters are crystal-clear, calm and great for snorkeling (gear rentals cost M$120 per day). Playa Corales on the back side of the island is the nicest and quietest beach, with soft white sand, and an offshore coral reef.
Enramada seafood restaurants and massage providers dot the island. Frequent boats to Isla Ixtapa depart from Playa Linda’s pier from 9am to 5pm (round trip M$40, five minutes). The island gets mobbed by tourists in high season, and you’ll likely have to run the attendant gauntlet of hawkers en route to the pier.