Last Updated: 16th Feb 2011

<p>Located on the Pacific West Coast of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/mexico">Mexico</a>, is the beautiful beach of Ixtapa. This is the most famous and visited beach in what is known as the Mexican Riviera is the Playa La Ropa &#8211; home to sun worshipers, great restaurants, coffee shops and bars to go along with it&#8217;s palm-tree lined beaches – this is what a beach vacation should be!</p> <p>Like it&#8217;s East Coast cousin <a href="/contikipedia/articles/cancun">Cancun</a>, Ixtapa was specifically designed as a beach resort and as such has a great layout, facilities and resort vibe about it to go along with is post card views and sensational sunsets.</p> <p>The beaches around Ixtapa are also a great place to do a little Horseback riding tour while the crystal clear and usually calm waters are perfect for swimming and kayaking.</p>