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The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is a community-funded, musician-supported festival that puts on a world class show with a tiny budget and a group of big-hearted volunteers, every March on the beautiful Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico. We are all about stringssandsunsets

Guitarists from all genres – rock, pop, jazz, blues, flamenco, Americana, classical, world fusion – and from all corners of the globe come together for a week of camaraderie and musical collaboration.

Playa la Ropa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico


You may recognize the name from the movie, The Shawshank Redemption or maybe it’s been whispered like the waves in your dreams. Zihuatanejo is a little beach town on a beautiful bay on the Pacific coast of Mexico. We are just a 10 minute drive from the resort town of Ixtapa for a vacation that offers the best of both worlds – the traditions and color of a Mexican fishing village and access to modern luxury in our gorgeous hotels, some of which are regularly listed in Top 10 lists in magazines such as Travel & Leisure and Conde Naste Gold.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is ranked second in the world for sail fishing and there are several prime surf spots within an hours’ drive (as well as some fun breaks right on the bay at Playa las Gatas!). Walk around our cozy downtown and you’ll find international gourmet cuisine as well as authentic Mexican fare that is as delicious as it is economical. We have a wide variety of shopping in clothing boutiques, art galleries and artisan markets. Fill your market bag at our traditional central mercado or visit our modern grocery stores including a Comercial Mexicana and Sams Club.

With miles of pristine beaches for swimming, snorkeling or swaying in a hammock, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is a vacation destination for the entire family, for poets, for sport-enthusiasts. Come for a romantic getaway, for a reunion with friends or to simply reconnect with nature and yourself.


The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival has been fortunate to partner with very generous and enthusiastic partners over the years. These are the small businesses, hotels, restaurants and organizations who are making Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo a beautiful and friendly place to live and make music all year long. We encourage you to help us support the local businesses who support us!

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