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

Bungalows Ley

Restaurants

Zihua Rob's Site

 

 

 


 

Day 5 - Isla Ixtapa

On Wednesday we thought we would check out Isla Ixtapa. With snorkeling gear in hand we took a taxi to a beach near the Club Med. The fare for the Panga ride was 30 pesos but where was the pier? The Panga boat gets pulled ashore, everyone in, and then off to Isla Ixtapa.

Isla Ixtapa is comprised of three main beaches. We spent our time on Playa Coral because we were interested in snorkeling. Playa Coral was the smallest of the beaches.

The bay had good snorkeling to the right. It gets rather rough to the right so you have to watch that you don't get thrown into the shallow coral. We saw some really pretty coral and fish in the bay.

We had lunch right on the beach. Some tacos and cerveza. Can this get any better?

By the end of the day the surf was getting pretty rough so we headed back to our bungalow.

Back at Playa Madera, we relax and finish our books.

For dinner we decided to go to Casa Bahia, which overlooks the bay in Zihuatanejo. On our way, we crossed over a bridge and found this nice picture.

Our dinner at Casa Bahia was very good. The view is just spectacular. It is an easy walk from downtown, just cross the bridge and head up the road toward the marina. Carroll had Steak and I had ribs. Shouldn't all days end this way?