ZIHUATANEJO is nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean on a beautiful stretch of Mexican coastline called “La Costa Grande” — “The Great Coast” — which runs from Acapulco up to the Michoacan state border. The surrounding mountains and the gorgeous protected Zihuatanejo Bay foster a sense of idyllic seclusion as this picturesque fishing village welcomes tourists from all over the world. As Zihuatanejo has grown, an interesting symbiosis between modern convenience and cultural traditions has emerged. We have grocery stores, coffee shops, fine gourmet dining and broadband internet access but we also still have a traditional central open-air market, wandering roosters in town, door-to-door vendors of freshly baked goods and Sunday gatherings in the town square for “family night” events, political speeches, markets, street food and cultural performances. In town, we have four beaches that round Zihuatanejo Bay that offer lazy days in hammocks drinking margaritas, swimming, parasailing, jet skis, snorkeling and more.
Just 7 kilometers (4.35 miles) away, IXTAPA is a counter-balance to Zihuatanejo’s quaint fishing village roots with luxury hotels, golf courses and late night clubs. Between the two twin cities, vacationers get the best of both worlds in terms of luxury, culture, beaches, shopping, cuisine, recreational activities and more.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is the home to several major sporting events including a international competition-level triathlon, several global surfing competitions & exhibitions, golfing benefits and an annual sailfish tournament. There is an exciting and growing movement here for local, organic and responsible consumption that is spearheaded by the Eco-Tianguis Sanka, an organic & artesanal goods market held every Saturday on Playa Principal, and the Cooperativa Eco-Vegana, a community-run educational non-profit that holds workshops and makes food products that promote a sustainable, plant-based lifestyle.
Beyond Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, there are several small beachside communities including Troncones & Saladita to the north and Barra de Potosi to the south. Troncones is a recommended day trip for guests with several beach restaurants, hotels and a yoga retreat center lining the beach. 15 minutes further, Saladita is a popular surf spot. Barra de Potosi is home to a wildlife refuge, a lagoon and many hammocks perfect for lounging and rocking away the day.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo’s international airport (ZIH) receives daily non-stop flights from Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Mexico City, and non-stop charter flights from across the USA and Canada. Airlines serving ZIH by direct and/or connecting flights are, among others: Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, United, American Airlines, Air Canada, US Airways.
For more information on Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and a complete list of airlines and charter providers
serving Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo visit the official Travel Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo website at www.travelixtapazihuatanejo.com.
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