From horseback riding and long walks on the beach, snorkeling and boat trips, to days spent exploring the bustling town of Zihuatanejo – there is something for everyone staying at Puerta Paraiso to enjoy. Come and discover all that this beautiful area has to offer.
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo is recognized worldwide as one of the best places for sport fishing. There are many excellent boat captains with extensive experience who will take you out for a fishing adventure – or simply to admire manta rays, dolphins, turtles and whales (during the right season). During the month of May there is an international sailfish tournament, which usually takes place on the first weekend of the month.
The best and closest places to surf are at Playa Linda (9 miles), Troncones (24 miles), Saladita (29 miles) and El Rancho (32 miles). Surf lessons are also available and are given by expert instructors, who will pick you up at the hotel (usually between 8 and 10AM).
Other Water Activities
There are countless, classic water activities in the area, including:
- snorkeling on the island of Ixtapa and at Playa Las Gatas
- taking a sailboat ride either in the morning or evening
- kayaking and boat rentals
Sunsets on Playa Larga are unparalleled and are the perfect time to enjoy a romantic and relaxing hour-long horseback ride. You can also enjoy a refreshing horseback ride at sunrise.
There are 9000 bird species worldwide, and amazingly over 10% of these are in Mexico alone. The Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo boasts over 320 different species, almost one third of the country’s total. Of these species, half are year-long residents; the rest mainly visit the area during the winter. The region has varied bird habitats, including the coastline, jungles and mangroves. Each provide a different experience both for observation and photography.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has two golf courses and make this tropical destination a paradise for golfers of all levels: The Palma Real Golf Course has 18 holes with natural lakes and tropical vegetation. And Marina Ixtapa Golf Course, known for their imaginative holes with channels through the golf course.
- Swimming with dolphins
- Zip line with beautiful views over a tropical forest
- Explore recently excavated pyramids
- Explore the quaint shops, lovely beaches and many restaurants in the city of Zihuatanejo
- And don’t forget one of the favorite activities of our happy guests – doing nothing!
Interested in a specific activity?
We will gladly help you connect with a local expert to make necessary arrangements.