The fourth largest city in Guerrero, Zihuatanejo on the Pacific Coast is part of the Costa Grande. While bringing hoards of visitors to experience the beautiful town, Zihuatanejo still keeps its authenticity. The slow-paced fishing village has updated with the times and the tourism. Zihua as it’s sometimes called has serene beaches and beautiful scenic views. Take the time to enjoy this wonderful town on a dream vacation.
The center of downtown, El Centro, has lots of winding cobbled streets with shops for you to explore. The Paseo del Pescador, the Fisherman’s Path, has a walkway spans to the fishing pier, with seafood restaurants and local craft shops and markets in the area. While fisherman frequent the path in the morning, it’s a popular spot for a romantic stroll at night. Some of the most beautiful Mexican beaches can be found in Zihuatanejo, where you can spend the day tanning and enjoying the white sand. Try the Playa La Ropa, the Playa Larga, or the Playa Madera. Zihuatanejo has lots of great bars and art studios, while still keepings its history and old time charm. The Archeological Museum of the Costa Grande is in Zihuatanejo, exploring the area and giving you a feel for its history.
Ixtapa is just a 15 minute drive away from Zihuatanejo, so the town is easily accessible and a great day trip. A former coconut plantation, Ixtapa is a popular resort destination, with idyllic beaches and lots of hotels lining the strip. Ixtapa has less of a historic or local feel than Zihuatanejo, but the family friendly destination has lots of perks. Spend your days on the beautiful beaches and enjoying the amenities.
Tripping has hundreds of rentals concentrated around the beach in Zihuatanejo. Find your ideal vacation home, either close to the water or further into the town. Search through family guesthouses, apartment rentals or luxury hotels. The rentals are gorgeous, with ocean views, balconies, and greenery all around. You’ll feel right at home in nature!
You can fly into Ixtapa, which is right by Zihuatanejo, and rent a car at the airport if you want one for day trips or getting around. If you need to head to Mexico City, the Maxipista Siglo XXI cuts hours from your drive. There are local buses that can help you get around town, out to the beaches, or even to Ixtapa. Smaller buses, called “micros” go back and forth between the two beach towns.
Looking for a vacation rental in Zihuatanejo? Tripping.com has 368 vacation rental homes available in Zihuatanejo. You'll find 13 studios, 170 1-bedroom, 93 2-bedroom and 92 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Zihuatanejo is $272 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Zihuatanejo home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 47 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Zihuatanejo. In addition to accommodating pets, Zihuatanejo rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 332 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 270 have TV and/or cable and 278 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Zihuatanejo where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor. There are 167 HomeAway rentals, 83 Booking.com short term rentals and 54 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.