After hotel pickup in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo, travel for about 20 minutes with your guide to the pier. En route, hear engaging background about the local area. At the pier, board a panga boat that zips you to Ixtapa Island in roughly 10 minutes. With the boat’s roof cover overhead, enjoy protection from sun burns while on board.
After disembarking, stroll for five minute from Cuachalalate beach over a hill to Coral beach, which offers fantastic views. Once you get to the Coral beach, there will be tables and lounge chairs where you can put your belongings without worry.
Enjoy about 2.5 hours of free time — swim in warm waters, read that book that’s been on your nightstand forever or rent snorkel gear to discover the marine life on the coral reef.
You can choose to have lunch at Coral beach (see below for a sample menu), or move on to Varadero beach.
After time on the island, your guide takes you back to the mainland to a lagoon for wildlife viewing. Watch crocodiles, iguanas, turtles and birds in a natural habitat. Your 5-hour tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.