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About Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo are two towns located 240 kilometers northwest Acapulco in the coasts of Guerrero, separated each other only by 7 kilometers and sharing the same airport. These are characteristic destinations of the Mexican Pacific, surrounded by lovely and calmed beaches that contrast with the exuberant tropical rainforest that descends from its mountains down to the golden sands of these quaint bays.

Zihuatanejo (“Place of Women” in Nahuatl) was the first city to appear of these two and still keeps the charming of a little fishermen town with peaceful paving stone streets, typical aspects of the Mexican culture and past that gives it a unique identity; in the other hand, Ixtapa (“Place Of White Sands” in Nahuatl) has been consolidated because of the careful and ecologically planned growth of its tourist services, offering the visitors everything required in an avant-garde tourist infrastructure.

The location of these two bays permits them to have amazing calmed warm water beaches, but at the same time other renowned for their big waves undoubtedly special for surfing and bodysurfing. Its rich coasts offer a diversity of probabilities for other aquatic activities such as sport fishing, scuba diving, skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and sailing, among others.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has a very important cultural historic wealth as in these coasts the Olmecas once lived, leaving vestige of its transcendental culture which you can notice in the Archeological Museum, where you will learn part of the history of this region; some other places you must visit are: Estuario Grande, exotic local fauna with species with peculiar colors; Petatlan, a colonial town located south Zihuatanejo on the Coastal Highway, renowned because of its open air Gold Market located just in front of the majestic church. The delicious gastronomy of the place is quite remarkable.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo offers you two destinations by the price of one, Zihuatanejo, where the tranquility, harmony, and typical characteristics of a fishermen village with history and culture, contrasted and at the same time complemented by Ixtapa, the impressive tourist development with excellent hotels, golf courses, restaurants, night life and activities, putting together for you a perfect balance of the best level.