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Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

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Airfare to Ixtapa over the next 12 months

The price of flights to Ixtapa varies from month to month. The chart below highlights the lowest rates you can expect to pay depending on when you travel.

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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport

Flight distance to Ixtapa 4023 km
Average flight time to Ixtapa 06H 05MIN
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Ixtapa, Mexico: A Pacific marvel

Situated on a bay on the Pacific Coast, Ixtapa is surrounded by resorts set on magnificent beaches. Spas, resorts, residential districts and prestige hotels all enjoy proximity to numerous activities you’ll want to try while on vacation.


This little corner of paradise has more than just gorgeous beaches. Ixtapa also boasts several internationally renowned golf courses, a dolphinarium and a water park and numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Ixtapa offers loads of tourist-friendly activities, be it visiting a crocodile or sea-turtle farm or sports like golf, tennis, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, parasailing and many more.

Bordered by thousands of palm trees and stretching for several kilometres, Playa Quieta and Playa Linda are among Ixtapa’s more famous beaches and well worth a visit. At the end of Playa Linda, you can take a ferry to Isla Ixtapa, a small island that is popular with the locals and a great place to do some snorkelling.

Gorgeous landscapes

In addition to its numerous outdoor activities, Ixtapa also offers lush landscapes. Catch incredible vistas and stunning sunsets all along with coast, and treat yourself to a relaxing outing in the heart of Ixtapa’s countryside, where you can try fresh, delicious mangoes and papayas on a plantation.

Traditional Mexican specialties and much more

Ixtapa is a wonderful place for a family vacation, and offers a huge variety of local culinary specialties. Featuring savoury, creative gastronomy, most hotels in the area offer a generous choice of buffet-style and à la carte meals, often presenting traditional Mexican and Mediterranean dishes. A stay in Ixtapa is also an opportunity to feast on the Pacific Coast’s fabulous seafood!

To ensure a successful trip to Ixtapa, read this useful information about travelling to Mexico.

Weather in Ixtapa can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.
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