10 reasons to visit Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
1. Twin destination
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is the dual tourist location where the pleasurable experience of a traditional port combines the comfort of a modern Infrastructure and services that compete with the best in the world. The development centreknown as “El Dorado Pacaífico” is composed of two coastal towns. While Zihatanejomaintains the feel of typical fishing town, Ixtapais a modern planned tourist complex. Despite their differences in character, they share 24 km of golden coastline, sculpted by small bays hidden by lush green hills that follow the curve of the coastline.
2. Its wide variety of beautiful beaches
At Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and its surroundings you will be able to enjoy beautiful beaches with mellow waves, ideal for resting and practicing all kind of water sports: surf, sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, among others.
3. Sport activities
At Ixtapa Zihuatanejo you will be able to practice all sorts of sport activities: golf, fishing, surf, bodysurf, cycling, 4×4 vehicle tour, etc. Visit the Sports and Ecotourism section for more information.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo not only enjoys a good weather all along the year, with an annual average of 75°- 82° degrees Fahrenheit, but it’s geographic location keeps this paradise away from hurricanes and sudden temperature changes.
5. Wild life
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is as well a good pick for nature lovers: the Cocodrilarium located in Playa Linda; witnessing the release of careyturtles, laud and golfinas or admire some of the more than 300 bird species we have in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is the location for a great variety of sport and cultural events through out the year. The most outstanding ones being the Sailfest, the Guitar International Festival, the International Sailfish Fishing Contest, the International Ixtapa-ZihuatanejoTriathlon, among others.
7. The top American Pacific coral reef for its biodiversity
Coral reef with bright colors offering more than 40 diving spots, from non-deep corals for snorkellingto 30 meters deep submarine canyons. We have sunk boats in the area as well.
8, King of kings
Near the Las Gatasbeach, under water, in the Bahía de Zihuatanejo bay, an impressive 4 meters high Christ sculpture is located, a unique submarine sanctuary and part of the Via Crucisof the Holy Friday. The top of the Christ can be seen from outside the water.
There are a large number of beaches at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and its surroundings which are very popular among local and foreign surfers. The water has a good temperature all year long, and the beaches are ideal for longboards as well as shortboards.
10. Two wonderful golf courses
Ixtapa and its two golf courses make this tropical destination a real paradise for golfers of all levels: the Palma Real golf course, with its 18 holes and natural lakes and tropical vegetation, and the Marina Ixtapa Golf course, renowned for its creative holes with water canals across the field.