Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico

Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico

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Traditional charms & cosmopolitan pleasures

Since its humble beginnings as a fishing village, Zihuatanejo has grown into a popular destination, yet still maintains its charms and traditional Mexican town atmosphere. Its ring of beautiful beaches and Zihuatanejo Bay make for great snorkeling, sailing, water skiing, with sport fishing being a major attraction.

Meander along the brick-paved “fisherman’s walk” that stretches along the town center, or enjoy local fare and beverages at one of the many restaurants and cafés overlooking the beach.

If you’re looking for a faster-paced day (or night) on the town, double your Mexican pleasure by visiting the more cosmopolitan Ixtapa, located just a few miles north of Zihuatanejo.

ISLA IXTAPA

ISLA IXTAPA

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ISLA IXTAPA

ISLA IXTAPA

This small island just off the coast is well known for its watersports, scuba diving and incredible snorkeling. The calm and shallow water is home to an abundance of fish in all shapes and sizes that live amongst the coral reef just slightly offshore.

PLAYA LA ROPA

PLAYA LA ROPA

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PLAYA LA ROPA

PLAYA LA ROPA

Clothing Beach got its name hundreds of years ago when a textile-laden ship spilled its silks, which washed up on the sand. Today, the area’s most magnificent beach is a haven for relaxing on the soft, sandy beach. The beach is also home to a crocodile refuge on the southerly end!

Isla Ixtapa

Isla Ixtapa

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Isla Ixtapa

Isla Ixtapa

Fringed by beautiful, calm beaches, and rich with exotic plants and animals, enjoy a delightful and refreshing island getaway on Isla Ixtapa. This charming island is the perfect place to relax on white sand under the palm trees, swim, snorkel, and enjoy a beachside feast!

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Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico At a glance

Current Weather:
27°C / 81 °F
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Current Time:
11:30:12 am2015/05/23 11:30:12 am
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Saturday, May 23
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Currency:
Mexican Peso
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Local Details:
GPS: 17°39'17.05"N 101°33'8.73"W
Size: 1,468.00 KM2 (566.80 MI2)
Population: 104,609
Density: 71 Pop/KM2 (28 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +52

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