It is easy to get caught in the beauty of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo’s oceans and beaches, but our beautiful destination has so many other amazing attractions to discover. And while you may enjoy relaxing, there is plenty of adventure to be found as well. In fact, thanks to the suggestion of a Capella Ixtapa Personal Assistant, a friend and I had the opportunity to explore Ixtapa Zihuatanejo on ATVs! It was such a unique experience, I have to share it with you.
The tour took us to different points of the surrounding areas of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. We began traveling through the jungle on a road towards Troncones. I was delighted by the beautiful trail surrounded by tropical vegetation and amazing landscapes. After approximately 30 mins on the trail outside Ixtapa we stopped and continued by foot. We walked around 4 kilometers up the river, crossing it along the way on various occasions. While we hiked our guide was explaining about different flora and fauna that are part of this ecosystem, and we saw several different bird species flying and nesting in the jungle, as well as beautifully colored butterflies. I learned that this area is the most important ecological reserve in the mountains of Zihuatanejo, and among others, the most representative of the varying animal species, including white tail deers, rabbits and wild pigs.
We wrapped our hiking trip in a magical corner of the jungle called Mesas de Bravo with its beautiful waterfall. The waterfall is surrounded by a lush jungle, and you can even take a swim in the water spring. I dare say that this is one of the most beautiful hidden gems of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. There are even ecological cabins for those who want to camp there and a couple of tiny restaurants owned by locals where fresh Mexican food is prepared on demand. You need to try it, it is so good!
After a refreshing swim, we walked back to the ATVs and continued our drive toward Troncones. The experience of driving an ATV through the jungle is unforgettable. It was amazing breaking through the lush vegetation and arriving on the beach in a small fishing village Troncones, where we were stunned with the beautiful contrast of landscapes, admiring kilometers and kilometers of pristine beaches.
Without a doubt this has been one of my favorite adventures, which allowed me to experience Ixtapa Zihuatanejo in an entirely new way. Next time you visit us, make sure to ask your Personal Assistant about ATV’s and Cascadas de Mesas de Bravo excursions. Your Personal Assistant will be more than happy to help you setup your own adventure!