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Ixtapa Travel Information

When to Go

It's hot, really hot, around here, with temperatures hovering between 30 and 33°C (86-91°F) all year. If you're visiting between May and early November, bring an umbrella - rainfall isn't heavy, but grey clouds frequently lurk overhead. From late November to late April it's slightly cooler, but much drier.

Region: Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

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Barcelo Ixtapa

Barcelo Ixtapa

Our 3-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort.

This spectacular resort on El Palmar beach, just a short walk from downtown Ixtapa, offers a relaxing and comfortable vacation experience.

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Getting Around

Ixtapa has plenty of taxis. Always agree on the fare before climbing into the cab. Prebooked services can be arranged by telephone.

Ixtapa has several places that rent out motorbikes; you usually need a driver's license and a credit card. If you're not an experienced motorcyclist, Mexico is not the place to learn.

There are several car rental companies in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. If you're heading into the Michoacán highlands, the scenic toll-road Hwy 37D will save you hours. Gas up before you leave town; there's a long Pemex-less stretch of road before Nueva Italia.

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