Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Ixtapa

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Ixtapa. Renowned for its restaurants, shopping and theme park, this city welcomes all visitors. Malecon and Bay of Banderas are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Ixtapa

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Ixtapa a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Vista Vallarta Club de Golf (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Aquaventuras Park Vallarta (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Splash Water Park Vallarta (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Marina Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Nayar Vidanta Golf (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Vallarta Adventures (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Ixtapa

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ixtapa is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Aquaventuras Park Vallarta (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Splash Water Park Vallarta (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Nuevo Vallarta Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Playa Las Glorias (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Camarones Beach (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Ixtapa

Fly into Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Ixtapa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,037 holiday rentals near Ixtapa. From 2,900 Condos/Apartments to 575 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ixtapa for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ixtapa?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ixtapa:

  • Romantic Zone: 1,894 holiday homes
  • South Zone: 2,303 holiday homes
  • Emiliano Zapata: 299 holiday homes
  • Colonia 5 de Diciembre: 225 holiday homes
  • Conchas Chinas: 1,127 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ixtapa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Ixtapa. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Splash Water Park: 6,041 holiday rentals
  • Paradise Adventure Park / Canopy Indio: 6,042 holiday rentals
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 5,926 holiday rentals
  • Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa): 5,943 holiday rentals
  • Campo de Golf Ixtapa: 5,936 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ixtapa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Ixtapa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,900 Condos/Apartments in Ixtapa. Our other popular types of Ixtapa holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 575 holiday houses
  • Villas: 533 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 592 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ixtapa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,950 holiday homes with pool available in Ixtapa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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