A Quebec couple is recovering in hospital after being shot during a robbery attempt in Mexico.

The couple, who were staying in the Pacific resort town of Ixtapa north of Acapulco, were cycling outside the hotel zone Tuesday when armed men tried to rob them, police said.

The suspects opened fire when the Quebecers resisted, police said.

The 50-year-old man was shot in the abdomen, while a bullet grazed the face of his 45-year-old female companion.

Both were hospitalized and are in stable condition, but their names have not been released.

Mexican police do not have any suspects.