Ixtapa

Ixtapa

(ēshtä`pä), resort town, Guerrero, SW Mexico, on the Pacific. Its broad bay was largely untouched until the late 1960s. In 1972 the Mexican government began developing a planned, strictly zoned deluxe resort community there, with structures built in proportion to the land area and natural terrain, which was mostly preserved. A 2-mi (3-km) strip of luxury hotels extends along the main beach, the Playa del Palmar.
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Ros said the CPTM is currently pushing different areas for different interests: Golfers go to Los Cabos; the Pacific beaches such as Acapulco, Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan tend to attract tourists from the West Coast of the United States, while those from the East Coast tend to go to Cancun, as do Europeans and tourists from Latin America.
According to the carrier, domestic routes now benefit from enhanced frequency in addition to several popular sun destinations, including Manzanillo and Ixtapa, Mexico, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, Varadero, Cuba and Hewanorra, St Lucia.
Ixtapa offers shopping, entertainment and activities including hiking, horseback riding, snorkelling, diving, surfing, and deep-sea fishing.
Special offers can be found in warm-weather destinations, including Aruba, Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Hawaii, Ixtapa, Jamaica, Las Vegas, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Punta Cana, Funjet said.