Time always flies when you're having fun! We've been to Ixtapa and back since my last post.... And what a fantastic trip it was, with a great group of people!
Our resort was the Azul Ixtapa, which was about 10 minutes north of the town itself, and I highly recommend it! The grounds and pool were beautiful and the service was amazing. Being right across from Ixtapa Island was cool too - we made three trips there.
|View from our room!|
|The gang - we're here for a good time, not a long time!|
|Swim-up bars are very convenient.|
|Yes those are REAL crocodiles.|
|This is a FAKE crocodile.|
|Paddling to Ixtapa Island.|
|The snorkeling beach on Ixtapa Island|
|Fabulous snorkeling at Ixtapa Island.|
|Woot! Love it here!!|
|Frank's in Ixtapa - go there!|
|The fishing boat we chartered.|
|Dolphins played with us along the way.|
|Catch of the day! 35-pound Mahi Mahi - yum!|
|Fun on the Hobie cat!|
|Last view of Ixtapa....|
For seven glorious days, the average daytime temperature was about 30 degrees Celsius, so needless to say, we spent several hours near or in the pool. One morning, a few of us kayaked over to the island and snorkeled in the fabulous west bay. It was so enjoyable that the next day, we all piled onto a water taxi and went and spent the afternoon snorkeling and exploring the neat little island.
The highlight of the week though, was probably the deep sea fishing trip, which took us almost 20km offshore. Dolphins played alongside the boat, we saw a few sea turtles, and about three hours into the tour we caught a feisty Mahi Mahi! It was awesome!
Now it's back to reality - which luckily hasn't been that bad. Mexico was a nice break for sure, but I am kind of anxious to get out skiing truth be told. Although it's hard to believe it is full-on ski season, with this spring-like weather we are having! Love it!