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When you are planning a getaway to the sun-drenched beaches and rolling mountains of Ixtapa, Orbitz.com can help you plan a trip you will never forget. By searching for budget flights to Ixtapa and discount hotel accommodations, you can plan a relaxing vacation that�s easy on your travel budget.
Situated on the Mexican Pacific Coast, the city of Ixtapa is served by Ixtapa-Zihuatenejo International Airport. The airport is located thirteen miles southeast of the downtown area and is served by a number of airlines, including Alaska Airlines, Aeromexico, American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways, Delta Air Lines, WestJet, and Frontier Airlines. One of the most popular methods for reaching your final destination from the airport is to book a private transfer. Microbus services and taxi services are also available. Expect to pay about fifty cents per person for autobus fare and between $5 and $10 for taxi fare, depending on the destination.
Due to its coastal location, the beaches are often the biggest draw for tourists visiting Ixtapa. Playa Las Gatas is one of the most popular beaches in the area. You can also take a sports fishing charter, go kayaking, swim with the dolphins, or scuba dive. When packing for your trip to Ixtapa, keep in mind that the climate remains fairly consistent throughout the year. The average annual temperature ranges between seventy-five and eighty-two degrees Fahrenheit. The warm temperatures make it a good idea to pack light clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. The rainy season occurs between mid-May and September, so you may wish to bring along an umbrella or rain jacket if you travel during this time of the year.
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The San Diego of Mexico, Ixtapa is known for having consistently comfortable weather, with 300 sunny days per year and temperatures averaging 75 to 82 degrees. High season lasts from November to March, during which time the climate becomes very dry and temperatures moderate. This is also the time of year when hotels book up and prices rise. Fresh sea breezes cool Ixtapa down during this season, making it a better destination for vacationers who prefer less intense sun.
It’s hard to complain about any season here. Even the rainy season, from mid-May to October, offers mostly sunny days and comfortable temperatures, although it can be a bit muggy during the summer. Ixtapa is protected from tropical storms by the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range, so it usually doesn’t get hit as hard, if at all, by nearby hurricanes. Travelers visiting during the rainy season can expect brief rain showers in the afternoons or early evenings—not a bad time to take a nap or relax between activities. Before and after the rain, the sun shines brightly on green hills blooming with wildflowers. In fact, this might even be the best time to visit: The area is less crowded and it’s peak season for the local flora, creating an even more beautiful backdrop for photos.
November and April are transitional months, between the high and low season, when visitors can find great deals before or after the rush of tourists passes through. Ixtapa doesn’t get much rain during these months and the weather, as usual, is quite comfortable.
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