Ixtapa, Pacific Coast Tourist Attraction
Tourist Destination on the Pacific Coast
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The town of Ixtapa, located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, is a popular summer getaway among family vacationers with its beautiful beaches and calm water ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.
For nature lovers, this place offers luxuriant forests, wetlands, vast agricultural area, and mangrove forests.
xtapa, a popular tourist destination located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, is a lovely quaint town that has been considered by vacationers as one of the best places for summer getaway where the beaches are constantly washed by the gentle waves and the mountains provide a scenic and breathtaking view.
Beaches and Sand
One of the most popular beaches in the area is the Playas Las Gatas which is ideal for family vacationers with its calm and gentle waves. Also, this beach is ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling.
There are also kiosks in the beach that sell home-made ice creams, refreshments, and other mouth-watering local delicacies.
Another beautiful beach, the Playa La Ropa, should not be missed with its seaside restaurants which usually sell seafood dishes while offering captivating view of the white-sand beach and pristine water.
Along the coast of Ixtapa, sports-fishing is becoming popular among tourists because of the abundance of different kinds of fish on the crystal-clear water. (There are many boat rental shops in the area.)
Museo de Arqueología de la Costa Grande
This museum, which is open to the public though weekends, has an extensive collection of ancient potteries, treasures, stones, ornaments, and other tools that dates back from thousands of years. By simply visiting this place, tourists can have a glimpse of the rich culture and history of Mexico.
Apart from the breathtaking beaches, Ixtapa has other natural beauty such as the wetlands and the mangrove forest which have been well-preserved.
Meanwhile, the town has luxuriant forests where people can see the rich fauna and flora. However, it is important to hire a local tourist guide to make the travel safer.
Restaurants and Mouth-watering Dishes
The vacation is not complete without tasting the mouth-watering local delicacies especially the seafood dishes such as crab, crayfish, tuna, shrimp, and salmon.
For those who want to eat delicious cuisine amid the breathtaking seaside view, one of the best places is the El Galeon Marina Ixtapa where people can either dine in the terrace or in a boat that overlooks the sea.
But in terms of breath-taking surroundings, the Villa de la Selva Paseo de la Roca Lote is probably the best choice with its elegant ambience and the captivating seaside view. This restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine.
However, for those with limited budget, they can go to Elvira’s Playa la Ropa which offer affordable dishes which are mostly seafoods.