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wonders of Ixtapa

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).


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).


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.

Horse back riding

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.

Bird watching

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo boasts over 320 different species of birds, in different habitats including the coastline, jungles and mangroves. Each one provides a different experience for observation and photography.

water activities

There are countless, classic water activities in the area, including:

You can go discover the ocean snorkeling on the island of Ixtapa and at Playa Las Gatas, or yo can can take a sailboat and ride the waves and the ocean, also if you prefer doing it yourself either it’s in the morning or evening there are kayaking and boat rentals so close you can’t miss the experience.

We have a lot of additional activities to offer for nourishing your experience

Interested in a specific activity?

We will gladly help you connect with a local expert to make necessary arrangements.

And don’t forget one of the favorite activities of our happy guests – doing nothing!

• Swimming with dolphins

• Zip line with beautiful views over a tropical forest

• Explore recently excavated pyramids

• Explore the quaint shops and many restaurants in the city of Zihuatanejo

• Visit lovely beaches nearby