I like this island very much. Dan is indifferent to it and I haven't figured out why. When we go to Zihuatanejo, he always jokes, "Oh, I can't wait to go to Ixtapa Island." But fortunately he appeases me and we usually go... From Zihuatanejo, we take a taxi past Ixtapa to the Playa Linda pier. Here's the pier.
Z - Pier to get to Ixtapa Island
Then we take a panga (a little boat) to the Island. The boat rides are, in and of themselves, often quite literally entertaining. Like on this day, when a guy with a guitar started performing...
Z - Boat Ride from Ixtapa Island
The boat drops us off here
Ixtapa Island Landing
And here's Playa Coral
Z - Snorkeling at Coral Beach, Ixtapa Island
I think the Island is a welcome retreat from Zihuatanejo. To me, it's beautiful and very enchanting. There are four beaches around the perimeter, but Playa Coral is where we park ourselves, because that's where the snorkeling is. Snorkeling here by Pacific coast standards is more than decent. Actually, it's the first place I ever snorkeled, so perhaps there's a bit of sentiment for me. I've since been to the Carribbean and of course there's no comparison. Nonetheless, I love to snorkel, can stay in the water for hours, and Ixtapa Island lets me do that.