Day 1 - Getting to Zihua

Day 2 - El Centro

Day 3 - Playas Las Gatas

Day 4 - Ixtapa

Day 5 - Isla Ixtapa

Day 6 - Barra de Potosi

Day 7 - Around Town

Day 8 - Going Home

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Day 4 - Ixtapa

Little too much sun and cerveca yesterday so we spent Tuesday checking out Ixtapa. We took a taxi to the Marina and then walked back along the beach to the south end. I guess they have "Cocodrilos" in the marina. Yikes!

Ixtapa is an entirely different world from Zihuatanejo. We found it to be much cleaner but also much more sterile. The Marina area was nice but rather than seeing "local fishing boats" we saw million dollar yachts.

The beach at Ixtapa is large and the surf is rough. Not particularly a good swimming beach, but a fun one to walk. As you can see, the beach is mostly lined with large hotels and a few timeshares.

We had lunch at Carlos & Charlies on the beach. They have a pool that you can use if you buy food or drink. Pretty nice place but it was EMPTY at lunch time. A Pacifico here ran 31 pesos. ¡Ése es robo de la carretera! (highway robbery)

We found these at the north end on the path to the beach. We saw lots of pretty flowers during our entire trip.

There is a craft market in Ixtapa that is similar to the one in Zihuatanejo. We found this one to be a little more expensive and a little more "like the ones we saw in Cancun". After a few hours we had enough of Ixtapa and went back to Playa Madera for some relaxation.

We ate dinner at MJ & Ritchies near our bungalow. Again, they had good food and were super people. At the end of our meal, the owner gave us a free round of liqueurs!

While eating a little kid sold us this boat for 20 pesos. Pretty cool little item. Believe it or not, we DID get it home in one piece.

The week is half over and it seems like we just got here!