1. A recording medium, comprising: a base and an ink receiving layer, wherein
the ink receiving layer contains a colloidal silica, a zirconium compound, an ammonium salt, and a hydroxycarboxylic acid,
90% or more of the colloidal silica contained in the ink receiving layer exists in a region of 0 nm or more and 300 nm or
less in a depth direction from an outermost surface of the recording medium.