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-sees in the area. Many of our vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Ixtapa a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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)

Traveling 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 center.

Where to stay around Ixtapa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,611 holiday lettings near Ixtapa. From 2,715 Condos/Apartments to 587 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ixtapa 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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ixtapa:

  • Emiliano Zapata: 288 holiday homes
  • South Shore Hotel Area: 1,961 holiday homes
  • Flamingos: 694 holiday homes
  • Hotel Zone: 613 holiday homes
  • Rincón de Guayabitos: 18 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 accommodations near great places in Ixtapa. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Playa Bucerias: 3,143 holiday lettings
  • Malecon: 4,996 holiday lettings
  • Los Arcos: 4,772 holiday lettings
  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens: 4,359 holiday lettings
  • Campo de Ensueno Golf Course: 1,720 holiday lettings

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 2,715 Condos/Apartments in Ixtapa. Our other popular types of Ixtapa holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 587 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 466 self catering accommodations
  • Resorts: 475 self catering accommodations

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 3,431 holiday homes with pool available in Ixtapa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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