Accessibility issues in Ixtapa

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, November 02, 2019, 11:37 (210 days ago) @ calis72

Hello there. Just found your forum online and first post.

I will be travelling to Ixtapa in January for the first time for a wedding Will be staying at the Park Royal. My 16 year old son is disabled and will be coming with us so I have some questions (this will be the first trip weve done with him since he became disabled so it will be a learning experience for sure).

1. Are wheelchair taxis readily available from the airport?
2. Are wheelchair taxis readily available within ixtapa?
3. Is it possible to rent a 'sand wheelchair' anywhere? These have oversized tires that would allow him to go onto a beach.
4. How accessible is the area typically? Anyone with experience with the Park Royal?

I'm sure there is lots I am forgetting to ask but appreciate any and all feedback!

Looking forward to the trip - Mexico is my favourite holiday destination - just not been to this location yet.


Most of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo's sidewalks have been made wheelchair accessible as is the walkway along the waterfront that runs from one end of the downtown beach, Playa Principal, to the other then continues along the coast to the next beach called Playa La Madera.

Also, contact my friend and tocayo Roberto Velasco via his website. He and his family operate transportation services, and I believe they have at least one wheelchair accessible vehicle. Roberto speaks English and should be able to also fix you up with airport transportation.

A business related to theirs may also be able to offer a wheelchair accessible vehicle for your transportation from the airport to the hotel and back.

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