Things to do in Ixtapa

The Best Ixtapa Attractions

Ixtapa is a place surrounded by a mountain range that descends to the sea and frames this wonderful town. Here, you will enjoy a traditional atmosphere and peaceful environment with several beaches and activities such as sport fishing, bird watching and more.
To enhance your experience and ensure an unforgettable Mexico vacation, Cala de Mar offers a wealth of resort activities, attractions and Ixtapa things to do and see. Explore the ocean and experience the annual whale migration. Relax on the pristine beach, Playa el Palmar, or take in a game of golf on one of the nearby golf courses. Arrange a private dinner or sail around Ixtapa in style.
From dining and shopping to easy exploration of the natural environment, Cala de Mar puts you in the center of an exhilarating destination. Just contact your Personal Assistant to discover it all on your Ixtapa travel to our Mexico resort vacation.

Nature: The Best Ixtapa Attraction

Explore the ecological and wild-life reserve and observe some of Ixtapa's most eccentric flora and fauna, including crocodiles, iguanas, turtles, exotic birds and the surrounding plant diversity..

Chef making tortillas in open space at Cala de Mar Resort

Culinary Experience

This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience to delve into the history and traditions of Mexican cooking. Classes are limited to two people in order to provide the most hands-on and personal experience possible.

Mezcal making experience at Cala de Mar Resort

Mezcal Class

Discover the magic of Mezcal , learn about the variety of agave and the region. Create your own salt to accompany each sip. 
You will also gain insights into mezcal appreciation and classification.

Woman doing yoga outdoors with a Sea view at Cala de Mar Resort


Find your inner peace surrounded by the magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean offered by Cala de Mar from the Yoga Deck.

Landscape view of spacious Golf Court near Cala de Mar Resort


Designed to seamlessly blend in with Zihuatanejo's natural landscape, area golf courses near Cala de Mar foster a connection between players and the surrounding nature.

Sergeant major captured under water near Cala de Mar Resort

Scuba Diving

Discover unique dive spots in the Pacific Ocean with a professional PADI certified dive instructor.

Man surfing in the Beach near Cala de Mar Resort


Catch fantastic waves on your Ixtapa surfing holiday. Enjoy the main breaks in Playa Linda, a rivermouth beachbreak that can produce long lefts breaking toward the lagoon, only ten minutes away from the resort or go on an adventure further north to Playa de Troncones or La Saladita, world famous surfing destinations.

Landscape view of boat sailing near Cala de Mar Resort

Cruises & Sailing

Due to our location along the Pacific Coast, the Cala de Mar Personal Assistant can organize an unforgettable nautical experience.

Landscape view of boat sailing near Cala de Mar Resort

Magical Sunset Tour

This romantic cruise takes you for a sail around the bay of Zihuatanejo and out into the ocean to enjoy the sunset with a grand view of the hotel property.

Close-up of man reeling in a fishing rod, Cala de Mar Resort

Deep Sea Fishing

Go past the barrier reef and into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Here, our guests can charter a journey for that evening's catch.

People horse-riding by the shore near Cala de Mar Resort

Horseback Riding In Playa Larga

Another way you can experience the breathtaking Pacific views and lush, native flora is from atop a tame horse alongside one of our professional horseback riding guides. 

Hand crafted colorful kayaks near Cala de Mar Resort

Twice As Pleasing - Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo Orientation Tour

This orientation tour offers a general overview of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and the immediate surroundings. Your guide will point out to you some great restaurants, stores, and places of interest.

Aerial view of a biking path near Cala de Mar Resort

Bike Tour

Ixtapa's bicycle track goes through an ecological and wild-life reserve, so it is a ride like no other where families or couples can relax while observing some of Ixtapa's most eccentric flora and fauna, including crocodiles and iguanas.