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.
Things to do in Zihuatanejo
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.
Day trips from Zihuatanejo
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.
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Transportation in Zihuatanejo
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.
Vacation Rentals in Zihuatanejo
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