My friends call Ixtapa Zihuatanejo a tropical SUP paradise. Blessed with sunny weather all year long, the Pacific Ocean and amazing beaches, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo truly is a paradise. My friends love visiting me, and we love spending most of our free time out on the water. One of the activities we’ve been enjoying most this past summer was stand up paddle boarding, or SUP.
I love SUP-ing because I love being connected to the nature, and there is nothing better than ‘standing’ on the ocean, being one with nature, listening to the birds, seeing the fish below and the turtles swim by. It’s always such a treat and inspiring start of the day.
If you are looking for SUP friendly vacation, I highly recommend you to visit Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. SUP in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is suitable for all levels and styles of paddling, and if you haven’t tried SUP yet, there are many certified instructors available at the SUP rentals, which will be happy to give you a lesson, or show you the basics.
There are also many different SUP-friendly local beaches that offer a wide variety of experiences. In Ixtapa, I recommend Playa Linda, which is situated close to Capella Ixtapa. I often stop there for a morning SUP session before going to work; it is so invigorating! On my days off, I love SUP-ing in Zihuatanejo bay, or near the small village Troncones. The Zihuatanejo bay is sheltered from the open ocean, and the water is perfect for this paddle board activity.
When my friends are in town, we love starting our SUP sessions at La Ropa beach. There are many places where you can rent a paddle board (as well as a kayak or other water-sports equipment). From there we have the option of heading north to La Madera Beach and up to Playa Principal, and back. Or, if we go south we visit Playa Las Gatas, where we can also stop for a swim, snorkel, and snack.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is the ideal place for all SUP lovers; whether you enjoy SUP individually or with your friends. Also worth noting are the variety of SUP activities, from races to yoga classes and everything in between. Be sure to discuss it with your Capella Ixtapa Personal Assistant, who will be able to provide you detailed information of SUP activities available during your visit.