Every time summer comes to town, I start humming that popular Ella Fitzgerald song “Summertime and the living is easy…” Even though in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo we have a fantastic warm weather all year long, and every day looks like a vacations, summer is still summer… It’s the time of vacations when I go to visit my friends and family, and when they come to visiting me in Ixtapa, and the time everything just feels a little bit more relaxed.
July temperatures in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo average around 90 F, which make it a perfect excuse to spend most of my free time in the ocean or at the pool. During my days off work I love visiting our local beaches, and I have recently discovered my new favorite summer activity - kayaking. I love kayaking solo, but kayaking in tandem is so much fun as well!
And while you can kayak in many of our Ixtapa Zihuatanejo beaches, my favorite spot for kayaking is at the lagoon at Barra de Potosí, a large salt water lagoon located about half an hour south of Zihuatanejo. Here you can hire a guided tour, or kayak on your own. The flora and fauna at the lagoon is amazing, you can admire unique aquatic birds, and paddle gently among beautiful tropical mangroves. Don’t forget your waterproof camera, binoculars, sunscreen and a hat.
After the kayaking tour we love to enjoy fresh seafood at some of the beachfront restaurants at Barra de Potosí, and sip cold cocktails while relaxing in the hammock. Barra de Potosí is a small fishing village with around 150 families, who all live work in the fishing industry- therefore you can be certain that the fish you will be enjoying is as fresh as it gets. I love listening to the stories of fishermen, and it is probably just one reason more that makes me come for a kayaking tour to this pristine little village so often.
My second favorite kayaking spot is at Ixtapa Island. I visit it when I don’t have a lot of time for my kayaking excursion. It is a perfect place for kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, or just enjoying a relaxing beach day.
For more information about kayaking in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and for organized tours, please contact your Capella Ixtapa Personal Assistant here.
Photo via Flickr user Loxy.