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other beaches we should visit in Ixtapa for great snorkeling

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other beaches we should visit in Ixtapa for great snorkeling

Maybe I'm wrong but I am guessing other hotels let people use their beaches.or there are public beaches.

what beaches would u reccomend for snorkeling? We are planning on visiting Ixtapa island.and we are staying at the azul.

Thanks!

and I did look at the green bar on this website...not too much on there.Wanted to hear from recent visitors and maybe get some new info that wasn't posted.

Edited: 20 March 2013, 10:14
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11. Re: other beaches we should visit in Ixtapa for great snorkeling

Thank you both! And what about Las Gatas? How would I get there from CM?

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12. Re: other beaches we should visit in Ixtapa for great snorkeling

Maybe not clear in the sequence of messages above:

The water taxi to Las Gatas leaves from the pier in Zihuatanejo.

The water taxi to Ixtapa Island leaves from Playa Linda pier.

Taxi rates can be found here,

www.zihuatanejo.net/localtransport.html#taxi

Although rates are supposed to be standard, we found on recent trip that these were a little low.

Haven't stayed at CM but on google maps in map mode looks like 0.5- 1 mi to pier at Playa Linda (near Qualton Club on the map) walking along the boulevard.

Since you said you like to explore on your own:

There is a bus to Playa Linda. Wait on the main boulevard, sign on front says Playa Linda, wave for it to stop. It terminates at Playa Linda so no question when to get off. Walk past the crocodiles and you should see the pier. Not sure what the bus fare is for just that but expect is less than 10 pesos.

Buses also go the other way to Zihuatanejo centro, the bus can let you off near the market (most people have usually gotten off by then). Print a map of Zihua from google (if your version of smartphone doesn't have save capability) and street signs on walls on corners will help you find your way to the pier. Basically just go west until you reach the bay. In Jan 2014, 10 pesos between Zihua and Playa Linda. (Have heard bus rates may have increased a few pesos since then). Catching the bus back is easiest on Morelos. Maybe time for taxi since that is harder to explain.

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13. Re: other beaches we should visit in Ixtapa for great snorkeling

You will need to take a taxi to Zihua and get out at the pier. Buy your tickets at the window on your right (as you face the bay) for the round trip boat over to Las Gatas. There will be loungers to use at the various little restaurants where you have food and drinks. Have fun! And enjoy the views of Zihua, too.

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