Ixtapa travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ixtapa

With a population of 5.207, Ixtapa is a must-see destination in Guerrero, Mexico. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Ixtapa

Ixtapa in October
Estimated hotel price
€148
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ixtapa in October
Estimated hotel price
€148
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ixtapa

Plane

When flying to Ixtapa, you’ll arrive at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Intl (ZIH), which is located 15 km from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ixtapa, including PrimeraPlus, Parhikuni and Futura. From Morelia, the bus ride to Ixtapa takes 451 km and will cost you around €48. From Santiago de Querétaro, the ticket costs about €146 for a journey of 629 km. Ixtapa’s bus station is located 1.7 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Ixtapa, you’ll arrive at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Intl (ZIH), which is located 15 km from the city centre.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ixtapa, including PrimeraPlus, Parhikuni and Futura. From Morelia, the bus ride to Ixtapa takes 451 km and will cost you around €48. From Santiago de Querétaro, the ticket costs about €146 for a journey of 629 km. Ixtapa’s bus station is located 1.7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Ixtapa

Airlines serving Ixtapa

KLM
Good (851 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,591 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,926 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,463 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (703 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (953 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (819 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (989 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,738 reviews)
WestJet
Good (1,895 reviews)
VivaAerobus
Good (435 reviews)
Volaris
Good (712 reviews)
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Where to stay in Ixtapa

From 5-star hotels such as the Azul Ixtapa Grand All Suites Spa & Convention Center to great affordable options like the Posada Real Ixtapa, Ixtapa offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around €268 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to €288 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ixtapa

Most booked hotels in Ixtapa

Azul Ixtapa Grand All Suites Spa & Convention Center
5 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
€263+
Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
€235+
Barcelo Ixtapa
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
€181+
Holiday Inn Resort Ixtapa
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
€190+
Emporio Ixtapa
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
€86+
Krystal Ixtapa
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
€131+

Hiring a car in Ixtapa

Expect to pay €1.39 per litre in Ixtapa (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €16.58 and €22.10. The most frequently booked car type in Ixtapa is Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Renault Duster or similar) is, on average, 78% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay €1.39 per litre in Ixtapa (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between €16.58 and €22.10. The most frequently booked car type in Ixtapa is Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Renault Duster or similar) is, on average, 78% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.