Ixtapa Island

A few years ago Mexico completed a highway that runs from Zihuatanejo clear to Mexico City which has steadily opened up beach holidays to many folks from the interior. The holiday time during and between Christmas and New Years makes Zihuatanejo a prime destination.

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Beaches full of touristas

Town is full of Mexican touristas.  They arrive in these huge luxury buses and descend upon town and beaches in mass.  Large multi generational families toting large coolers and picnic baskets is frequently a complaint of local beach restaurants but today at Ixtapa Island we saw little of that.  The beaches were full the mood was festive, but we were not prepared for the long lines to

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Linning up to board the pangas

board the “pangas” to the  island as they only take 10 passengers at a time, but were boarding from 3 sides of the pier so it went surprisingly quick.  I was surprised the Senor didn’t want to “bag out” as soon as he saw the lines, but seemed to be blessed with a touch of patience today. T get to the island we take a 10 peso bus ride to Playa Linda and then take the Pang a to the Island. Upon our arrival at Playa Linda the Mexican pole

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Pole dancers

dancers were just starting their act, but since we have watched them before I didn’t get to see more than the very beginning. They dance on top of this pole and hang from ropes and spin around and are truly fascinating.

Once on the island we settled in at Paradisio Escondido where the owner Juan and his wife have become friends. The senor had the fish soup and I had a Fish relleno and we were both delighted with our choices. Our

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The Senor

day is full of swimming, visiting, eating and drinking and a visit from the shell fish boat that

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The shell boat

stops there daily. Oh I might add a little silver shopping. I’m sporting a new ring and a pair of earrings. signing off KO

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The marina keeping us safe

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

2 thoughts on “Ixtapa Island”

  1. We are Vern and Cathy, and enjoy your blog. We spoke last year only briefly at the flophouse. We, also are semi retired, and have visited Zihua the past 24 years, usually for 2 or 3 weeks each winter. However this year we are staying 38 days at the casa celeste , across for Javier convient store. I’m sure we will recognize you and your Senor, as we generally walk around the downtown each evening. We always see many friends at the sail fest activities

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